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“For some strange reason, my listeners seem to like knowing where my dick has been,” says host Billy Procida, who recently broke up with his girlfriend. “And right now it’s covered in tears and whiskey.” He started the podcast because, in his words, “Women would sleep with me but not date me, and I wanted to find out why.” He decided to make a show out of erotic post-mortems and ex-girlfriend interviews. But Procida is more than a self-proclaimed slut; he’s a thoughtful guy who chooses fresh, current topics, like what it’s like to be transgender and dating, or a porn copywriter. His show is equal parts smart and bro-ey. One memorable encounter will be his upcoming interview with a happy ending masseuse—while getting a handjob.
In the producers Phoebe Wang and Mitra Kaboli’s words, The Heart makes documentaries “with immersive performances and sound design that makes you feel like you’ve walked into a magic dream world.” And each episode of this gorgeously made show does sound like art. More than that, the entirely sincere podcast plants you firmly in someone else’s life, guided by diverse voices; all the staff members are queer, women of color, or both. The award-winning piece “Mariya” follows a Pakistani woman exploring her sexuality in the wake of genital mutilation. “Love, Harry” is about what happens when you fall in love with your best friend. According to show producers, the podcast is primarily recorded in host Kaitlin Prest’s soundproofed bedroom closet. Maybe that’s where the show gets its homey feel.
“The most common thing I hear is, ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this with your mom,” co-host Cam Poter says. The podcast was born when Cam, a comic, realized that his best jokes were about his mom and the sex advice YouTube show she had started. So mother and son joined forces, first to help Cam with his dating life, then to help listeners. A couple years later, it isn’t any less uncomfortable. “The other day a phone sex operator had an orgasm on the phone with us over Skype,” Cam said. “It was very awkward.” Despite the discomfort, the tone remains honest and kind. It’s clear that Cam can’t bullshit his mom, even with the most X-rated topics.
“People call us The Moth for pervs,” host Dixie De La Tour, a self-proclaimed sexual folklorist, says. Captured from live performances on the West Coast, these true sex stories from “regular” people are, in turns, side-achingly funny, illuminating, and touching. Entire episodes cover themes like “Bottoms Up!,” “Cuckolds R Us,” and “Leather Celebration.” They are also just damn good stories; La Tour has been hosting the show for more than 10 years, and she’s a pro. “I want every single person in the audience to relate to something in each story,” De La Tour says. “These are stories that don’t fade out like the movies.”
With whispery voices and smarmy sweet talk, loving couple Allie and John (last names not given) tell stories of swinging gone right and wrong. But this podcast’s comedic gold is buried in the unintentionally funny interactions between the two hosts as they discuss the unsexy details of having sex with multiple partners. The most amusing back-and-forths occur when Allie starts explaining why she doesn’t love anal sex, or worries about BV, and John reels her in with talk about how “on fire” she was in their latest sexual encounter. In case you wanted a very graphic entree into the world of foursomes, double penetration, and open relationships.