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Private Parts Unknown (FKA Reality Bytes)

JASH Comedy

Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.

Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.

Location:

United States

Networks:

JASH Comedy

Description:

Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Ashley Madison: Why Women Cheat

10/21/2020
For the 33rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra speak to an Ashley Madison member going by the alias of "Nikki" & do a deep dive into why women cheat. We also chat with Ashley Madison's Chief Strategy Officer Paul Keable, as well as their Communications Director Isabella Mise, who coauthored "The Good Wife Study" on female infidelity. You're gonna want to check your presumptions at the door for this one! Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of...

Duration:01:20:25

The Intersection of Redlining & Art

10/6/2020
For the 32nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome standup comedian & artist Greg Edwards for an interesting look at his redline art series. We dig into the inspiration for his series & the conversations that have come from it, the reality of racist lending practices, if you eat pussy you're on the right side of history, interracial dating & how you can scar little kids with grownup prejudice, why listening is the key to being a better ally &...

Duration:00:57:44

Sex Work, White Supremacy & Happy Ending Massages

9/18/2020
For the 31st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome writer/podcaster/activist/sex worker extraordinaire Selena the Stripper for a primer on how racism operates at your local strip club. We explore the nuances of discrimination within sex work (i.e. how racism works at strip clubs vs. racism in escorting), the complexities of labor organizing within the sex industry, being a sex worker & also a sex client, the coded search terms women seeking...

Duration:01:04:49

Everyone Has the Power to Let Someone In

9/7/2020
For the 30th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome podcaster Miles Gray for a funny & empowering conversation about how you can participate in the anti-racist movement of liberation in small ways that actually have a big impact. We dig into the power of language & word choice, if you see or hear something racist, say something, leveraging your privilege for good, the definition of white privilege: choosing comfort over conflict at the expense...

Duration:01:01:18

Yes & That's Racist

7/25/2020
For the 29th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome actor, comedian & podcaster Jacquis Neal for a briefing on the way racism works at your favorite improv theater, probably. We explore the systemic racism built into even well-intentioned institutions like UCB, the extra hurdles you have to clear as a Black improviser, the reality that a good artist doesn't necessarily make for a good business person (or coach), the brilliance of the TV show...

Duration:01:05:35

Hoe Summer, Scammers & Why You Shouldn't Give Your Money to Shaun King

7/15/2020
For the 28th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome comedian & writer Ashley Ray for some lowkey Seven Mountains/Life Goals University CHURCH about why you shouldn't give your money to Shaun King — plus, what to do instead! We also discuss scammers more broadly, OG pegging (pre-Broad City), leading her school's GSA, Big Lesbian Organizer Energy, her mom coming out in her 60s, founding the FB group Hoe Summer, the genius of Michaela Coel's I...

Duration:01:23:03

Durags as Superhero Capes

7/7/2020
For the 27th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome poet & professor Bridgette Bianca for a celebration of Black art & endurance. We dig into her process as a poet, the power of repetition, the going beyond the inspiration of Langston Hughes, the importance of having intraracial conversations (as well as interracial conversations), the sad hilarity of Confederate statues, the pathetic bullshit of "allyship fatigue," what Black people mean when...

Duration:00:47:26

Let's Talk About Race, Baby

6/30/2020
For the 26th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome audio producer & Your Fave Is Problematic co-host Kristen Bennett to talk about racism, media & relationships. We get into SO MUCH in this episode: the problematic nostalgia of John Hughes movies, Dave Chappelle’s new standup special 8:46, Tina Fey’s weird racial streak, the inevitability of the white people in your life eventually proving themselves problematic, revisiting Drake, can Black...

Duration:01:01:13

American Sex Tourists in Tokyo

4/27/2020
For the 25th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you the happy ending & finale episode to our Tokyo, Japan series. We explore what it was like to buy sex for the first time as women, what it takes to make it as a male happy ending masseuse among over 2,000 applicants, our experience at an S&M bar (shout-out Black Heart in Ginza!) & how paying for sex opened our minds on so many levels – open relationships, our perception of sex work...

Duration:01:05:07

Japanese Girl Power

4/25/2020
For the 24th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome reporter Hiroko Imai & video producer Marina Yajima Taylor for the 3rd episode from our Tokyo, Japan series. Hiroko (@hirokotv) is a 32-year-old freelance producer & reporter for Asian Boss who grew up in Japan & lives in the Tokyo area. Marina (@marina__taylor) is a twentysomething video producer & recent transplant from Seattle to Tokyo. Marina’s mom is Japanese, so she was raised having a...

Duration:01:23:38

Gay & Married in the U.S., But Not Quite Yet in Japan

4/17/2020
For the 23rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome cultural translator Chris Wells for the 2nd episode from our Tokyo, Japan series. Chris (@chriswellstokyo) has lived in Japan for over 25 years. He's a founding member of the Tokyo Comedy Store, he co-owns Japan's first improv studio dedicated to long-form improv & method acting along with his husband Jun & he's the voice of the JR train (!!!). We dig into the evolution of gay acceptance in...

Duration:01:02:25

A Subcultures Researcher & a Sex Worker Walk into a Tokyo Bar

3/29/2020
For the 22nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome Keio University subcultures researcher Joe McReynolds & sex worker/model/columnist Yuki for the 1st episode from our Tokyo, Japan series. We explore the different levels of sex and intimacy work in Japan (most of it legal), how common cheating is in Japan, the Mad Men culture at old-school Japanese companies, the jaw-dropping amount of money made by Roland the most popular male host in...

Duration:01:19:06

Getting Turned On to Polyamory

2/14/2020
For the 21st episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome Nova Scotia-based married couple & co-hosts of the Turn Me On podcast – Jeremie Saunders & Bryde MacLean – for a really interesting episode about their journey opening up their relationship & becoming polyamorous. We also dig into how living with a life-shortening illness has impacted their trajectory, how they forged the relationship dynamic they truly wanted without having a model,...

Duration:01:31:29

In the Boom Boom Room with Smoove, Co-Owner of Bloomington Queer Bar The Back Door

2/5/2020
For the 20th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome one-name wonder Smoove, co-owner of a very special queer bar called The Back Door, for the 2nd installment in a 2-part series from Bloomington, Indiana. We get into the origin story of The Back Door, its impact on the local LGBTIA community, how they fostered an impressive drag & burlesque scene, former governor Pence, the rollback of gay rights, the incredible “Periods for Pence” campaign,...

Duration:00:37:30

On Being a Keeper of Sexual Artifacts with Kinsey Curator Rebecca Fasman

1/15/2020
For the 19th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome our favorite keeper of sexual artifacts, Kinsey Institute curator Rebecca Fasman, for the 1st installment in a 2-part series from Bloomington, Indiana. We go deep into the archives to talk about George Platt Lynes & his little-known collection of male nudes, the Comstock law, community standards for erotic material, struggling with the a male gaze as a feminist curator, the state of the...

Duration:00:52:14

How to Thrive After the Death of a Loved One

12/24/2019
For the 18th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, welcome our favorite mother-son duo, Karen Lee & Cameron Poter, co-hosts of the Sex Talk With My Mom podcast for holiday how-to for coping with loss. We go deep about grieving process, how losing a partner & father impacted them romantically (& otherwise), recreating traditions in order to move on, reframing tragedy as a springboard for personal growth, superstition, spiritual messages &...

Duration:01:08:52

Breaking the Binary in Mexico City

12/11/2019
For the 17th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you on a quick trip to Mexico City for the 2nd installment in a 2-part series about romance, sexuality, gender & life in general in the largest city in North America. In this episode, we interviewed two Mexican artists — Alma Garcia Gil, a lesbian performance artist & Evelyn Excess, a trans/gender non-binary collage artist — who give us an inside look into their radical artwork & what it’s like...

Duration:01:19:08

Tacos, PDA & Masculinity in Mexico City

11/1/2019
For the 16th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you on a quick trip to Mexico City for the 1st installment in a 2-part series about Mexican romance, sexuality, gender & life in general in the largest city in North America. On the 1st day of Día de Los Muertos, we delve into our experiences on a food tour through La Merced Market & a bike tour to the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul, the Blue House). While in CDMX, we interviewed three local...

Duration:00:56:37

Raising Hell with Jacq the Stripper & Soldiers of Pole

10/23/2019
For the 15th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you inside Raising Hell, a super sexy & informative event thrown by Soldiers of Pole, the California exotic dancers union that we featured in our very 1st episode! We get into the passage of California labor bill AB5, why strippers need the same protections & workers’ rights as other physically demanding jobs, the fact that sex work is work, how to undo the industry’s long-time stigma, the dope...

Duration:01:06:54

Introducing Artemis: A New Podcast to Cream Your Nerdy Jeans to

10/14/2019
We want to turn you on to a hot new podcast: Artemis is a lesbian retelling of the classic Greek myth of Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, from the original story written by Svetlana Ivanova. If you're mythology nerds like us, you're going to want to check out the rest of the Artemis series. The first five parts are available anywhere you listen to podcasts. But you can listen to all 16 parts now on Himalaya+. Here’s how: Download the Himalaya app:https://www.himalaya.com/artemisSearch...

Duration:00:11:49