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Taboo Tales

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We define a taboo story as something you would never EVER talk about at the dinner table. Even after a few glasses of wine. Society has made the rules, and our mission is to break them because we honestly believe: The more we all talk about how fucked up we are, the more normal we all feel. Since establishing our stage show in 2010, Taboo Tales has covered everything from living with HIV to being born without rectal muscles to blindness to being forty and lonely. One requirement is that all stories be funny. Laughing about life is the key to letting go. This podcasts brings storytellers off the stage and into the studio for a story and discussion. Taboo Tales and this podcast are produced by Corey Podell, Laurenne Sala, and Jeff Payne. Find out more at tabootales.org

We define a taboo story as something you would never EVER talk about at the dinner table. Even after a few glasses of wine. Society has made the rules, and our mission is to break them because we honestly believe: The more we all talk about how fucked up we are, the more normal we all feel. Since establishing our stage show in 2010, Taboo Tales has covered everything from living with HIV to being born without rectal muscles to blindness to being forty and lonely. One requirement is that all stories be funny. Laughing about life is the key to letting go. This podcasts brings storytellers off the stage and into the studio for a story and discussion. Taboo Tales and this podcast are produced by Corey Podell, Laurenne Sala, and Jeff Payne. Find out more at tabootales.org
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We define a taboo story as something you would never EVER talk about at the dinner table. Even after a few glasses of wine. Society has made the rules, and our mission is to break them because we honestly believe: The more we all talk about how fucked up we are, the more normal we all feel. Since establishing our stage show in 2010, Taboo Tales has covered everything from living with HIV to being born without rectal muscles to blindness to being forty and lonely. One requirement is that all stories be funny. Laughing about life is the key to letting go. This podcasts brings storytellers off the stage and into the studio for a story and discussion. Taboo Tales and this podcast are produced by Corey Podell, Laurenne Sala, and Jeff Payne. Find out more at tabootales.org

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English


Episodes

Queen Victoria & the Dusty Cookies

4/24/2018
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Queen Victoria Ortega, truly royal and full Angeleno, tells us what it's like to grow up fighting for all kinds of rights and to make a career out of fighting for her own.

Duration:00:54:27

Jenni-Lynn Brick & The Smotherhood

1/17/2018
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Jenni-Lynn Brick gets honest about a job she absolutely hates: being a mom.

Duration:00:41:43

TABOO TALES COMMUNITY: Holiday Taboos

12/18/2017
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Corey and Laurenne get together to talk about their holiday taboos. They read answers from the community about hooking up at the parents house, holiday sex parties and saying no to family.

Duration:00:22:00

Taboo Tales Talks: The American Dream

12/13/2017
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With plans to build "a wall" on the political to-do list, we thought it was important to hear stories from two immigrants who came the the US searching for better lives. David, who crossed the US/Mexican border in the 90s to find a way to send his siblings to school, might have been kept out if there had been "a wall." Catalina, who arrived in the 80s, escaped a drug war in Colombia. They're both living their own versions of the American Dream.

Duration:01:16:19

TABOO TALES COMMUNITY: Who do you like better, your mom or your dad?

12/6/2017
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Corey and Laurenne are back together to discuss the love they feel for one parent over another (hint: the dead parent wins). They read answers from the community and learn that some moms are abusive, some dads are dicks, and some parents smoke weed.

Duration:00:31:37

Hayley Terris & the accidental porn stardom

11/22/2017
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Happy Thanksgiving! If you find yourself needing a break from all the family/food/questions about what you’re doing with your life then take a break and treat yourself to Hayley’s ridiculously fun tale about her accidental porn stardom. You deserve it!

Duration:00:35:02

Michael Rachlis & the thruple

11/15/2017
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Grinder's early days, ethical non-monogamy, the logistics of a thruple, and how to have a happy marriage at Burning Man are just a few of the topics our guest, Michael Rachlis, covers in this funny and thoughtful episode. Modern love ya'll!

Duration:00:36:46

ABOO TALES COMMUNITY: What part of your body do you like best (be braggy)?

11/8/2017
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Laurenne, her husband Sam Diephuis, and their baby Lucía host this episode where they reveal their insane body issues but learn the community has a mostly healthy body outlook, with most people loving their hair, ass, and lips (we have a supper hot community). Thanks everyone for contributing!

Duration:00:25:10

Wyatt Gray & the good vibrations

10/25/2017
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This week we are re-releasing an episode from our archives. The wonderful Wyatt Gray, wise beyond his years and deeply thoughtful, tells Taboo Tales how overcoming a childhood language issue made him the man he is today. We love Wyatt and so will you!

Duration:00:47:21

Kris Hansen & the shuffled playlist

10/18/2017
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Writer, business woman, mother, and all around badass, Kris Hansen, joins us today to discuss all the things - financial abuse, the single life, married men, and getting a jolt of intuition that left her weeping on the side of the road. Just trust us and listen - it'll all make sense.

Duration:00:51:17

TABOO TALES COMMUNITY: When was the last time you cried and why?

10/11/2017
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The incredible Moon Zappa is filling in for Laurenne in our second community episode! Thank you all for sharing whats made you cry recently and as always we learned a lot- biggest takeaway is that suffering is relative and we never really know what people are going through...unless we TALK ABOUT IT! And welcome to the Taboo community Moon, you're one of us now

Duration:00:50:22

72 - Taboo Tales Talks: Trans

9/27/2017
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Today T Chick McClure and Jake Akita share their experiences as trans men. T Chick, no stranger to Taboo Tales (check out his episode from 2/2016), is an open book about the nitty gritty aspects of taking hormones - voice changes, chest surgery, nipple placement, and hair in some very odd places. Jake shares about what it's like to transition as a teenager in this current moment and how to be a good ally. One is 45 and one is a teenager and a lot has changed and a lot hasn't.

Duration:01:04:02

71 - Liz Brown & the Zoloft baby

9/20/2017
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Taboo Tales all star Liz Brown is back and spilling the deets on being mentally ill while pregnant. Everyone talks about post partum depression, but no one talks about pre natal depression - except for NOW. And PS: It just so happens that Laurenne is in labor as we post this episode!

Duration:00:44:30

70 - TABOO TALES COMMUNITY: Where's the craziest place you've had sex?

9/13/2017
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It's our very first community episode! We asked, you answered, and now we SPILL! Thank you for sending in your answers to our first Taboo Q. We learned a lot--- mostly that sex outdoors can be overrated and that some unsuspecting people can be REALLY creative. Check out TabooTalestheShow.com for our next Taboo Q and get involved with the Taboo community!

Duration:00:27:12

69 - Tina, Misty & the biggest taboo: RACE

8/30/2017
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Corey and Laurenne talk to Tina Huang and Misty Monroe about their experiences with race (ie: just living in the world as people of color). We are VERY lucky that we found such honest people to give us a hard dose of the truth for our first of many episodes that involve personal stories through interviews instead of stories that have been in our Taboo Tales stage show. After 7 years of asking people to talk about race in Taboo Tales and not finding many willing participants, WE HAVE A TON...

Duration:01:05:52

Ilana Cohn Sullivan & the torn shirts

7/16/2017
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Has a parent ever ghosted you? Like, multiple times ghosted you? In this episode, the open-hearted Ilana Cohn Sullivan shares about ending family cycles, the challenges of interfaith marriage, and being boy crazy in 1990s New Jersey.

Duration:00:52:08

Jessica Aronoff & the 19 weeks

6/2/2017
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When we think of the first few moments after having a baby, we usually imagine the happy tears of a new family. Even when Jessica planned the whole thing down to the minute, something unplanned happened in the hospital-- a sick baby that would change her entire life forever.

Duration:00:49:27

Misty & the surprise new life

5/9/2017
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Surprise! Misty McAfee's life looked like the photo that comes with the frame. But suddenly her husband was missing. Although she found him using the Find my iPhone App, he was still lost.

Duration:00:55:09

Peggy Mannix Slattery & the fiery flambe

4/12/2017
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Peggy Mannix Slattery was a free-spirited newlywed enjoying a fun summer at the beach until her life went up in flames. Literally. In this episode, she answers everything you've ever wanted to know about the burn unit and sex in the seventies. You can watch Peggy tell this story right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF3pMhEwKqU&feature=youtu.be

Duration:01:02:31