Some disgustingly lucky people can read in moving vehicles, but I am not one of them. Ever since I finally got a smart phone, I’ve been a huge fan of podcasts. They’re also fantastic when I have a really bad cold and feel too crappy even to sit up and read.
My podcast app of choice is Pocket Casts. It has a nice, clean interface, and you can set it to download new episodes automatically.
The podcasts I listen to are:
In Dart’s own words “This is my series of podcast interviews where I sit down with all kinds of leather and kink folk and have a candid one-on-one about all kinds of subjects. Here you can get a more in-depth experience about what these twisted individuals are about, and hopefully walk away with a greater sense of inspiration in the way I have when I chat with them.”
“Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines.
But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie?”
“Each Thursday Dan & dawn bring you an aspect of erotic life – from “how to” sessions by well known instructors; interviews with highly regarded experts and presenters; event reviews from around the nation; to erotic products and kink media.”
For me, Dan and dawn put a refreshingly human face on the M/s dynamic. They’re just charming and chatty and cute together.
“Welcome to Freedom of Fetish, the fetish advice podcast hosted by Raven Lightholme. I’ll be your guide through the fascinating, frustrating, titillating, and complex world of sex. Ask away, whether it concerns the sweetest vanilla to the darkest deviance. Nothing is too taboo.
I named the show “Freedom of Fetish” to highlight my belief that we’re all entitled to our fantasies, our wants, and our desires, no matter what they are. You have the right to be turned on. Thoughts alone never hurt anyone.”
Freedom of fetish has a mix of advice and interviews that I really enjoy, and I like Raven‘s philosophy that nothing is too weird to even talk about.
Graydancer‘s ropecast tends to be somewhat rope themed, but even as a non-rope person I find the interviews interesting.
“Tired of the pulp eroticization of sexuality? Annoyed by the self-aggrandizement of sex bloggers? Want a more thoughtful, smarter approach to sexuality, society, culture, feminism, and queer activism? These are the droids you’re looking for.”
Sadly this podcast isn’t updating anymore, but the archives are fantastic.
“The Masocast is a New York City-based sexuality podcast that features interviews with people who identify as kinky. We explore thoughts on BDSM, fetish, how we are shaped by our kink, society and a whole bunch of other…stuff.”
Sadly, this one isn’t updating anymore either but I thoroughly recommend checking out the archives. Mistress Matisse and Twisted Monk answer letters, ramble insanely, and heckle each other, it’s fantastic. If you listen to this one on public transit, be warned that it may cause you to crack up.
“PodCastle is the world’s first fantasy audio magazine. Each week we bring you short stories across the spectrum of fantasy from leading authors and new discoveries.”
“Poly Weekly is a podcast devoted to tales from the front of responsible non-monogamy from a pansexual, kink-friendly point of view. Every week, Minx and her guests and horde of correspondents report on issues relating to communication, sex, kink, manners, dating, family and time management, with perspectives from all around the globe.”
Poly weekly has all kinds of information about communication and relationships that’s useful whether or not you’re actually poly. Cunning Minx also does lots of interesting interviews.
The podcast form of Dan Savage’s advice column. I’m not saying he’s always perfectly respectful of bi and trans* people, but for the most part the podcast is funny and informative, even if some of the questions he gets asked make me sad about the state of sex education in North America. This one also frequently makes me giggle to myself on the bus.
“Novice Nancy and Insidious Muse give you an open space to talk about your kinks, fetishes and be your nasty self. With safety, consent and education, you can make some of your wildest fantasies become reality. From ass play to aftercare, listen for a general overview of expanding your sexual horizons.”
I like how much fun the various hosts have with this one. Every so often one of them just goes off on a wild tangent. Again, public giggling warning for this podcast.
If anyone out there has any podcast recommendations, I’d love to hear them.