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My Body, My Podcast

By: Elizabeth Banks
Narrated by: Elizabeth Banks
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  • Elizabeth Banks believes that sex education is a lifelong pursuit that when done well, has the power to transform lives and society itself. My Body, My Podcast is her continuing education class and she would love you to join.

    In My Body, My Podcast, Banks seamlessly mixes autobiography and information to create an open space to talk about all things sex and sexuality. Throughout, you’ll hear personal stories from Banks’ life - her traumatic first period, an inappropriate meeting with a Hollywood agent, watching a PBS documentary at age eight that showed sperm swimming toward an egg inside a real human body. In telling these stories, Banks unearths important and difficult questions: Why are young people separated by gender during sex ed? What is intimate justice? How do women take control of their pleasure? Can we break the cycle of generational shame? And how on earth do we talk to kids and young people about all of this? 

    She turns to guests close to the subject matter - therapists, researchers, activists, parents, and friends - to get some answers. Guests like Laverne Cox, Chelsea VonChaz, Dr. Amy Schalet, Peggy Orenstein, Lindy West, Jameela Jamil, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Pidgeon Pagonis offer vital and refreshing insight. The result is six intimate yet universal episodes of storytelling and conversation that explore new ways to approach body image, menstrual dignity, the effect of shame on our sexual psyche, the way gender categories impact all of us, and more. Of course, Banks does all of this in her quintessential style - smart, playful, and honest, meaning you can expect both some hard truths and some hard laughs.

    So come on in. We’re talking about life, sex, and the pursuit of pleasure. Nothing is off limits, and all are welcome.

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  • My Body, My Podcast Episode 0: Trailer
    Jun 17 2021

    Elizabeth Banks believes that sex education is a lifelong pursuit that when done well, has the power to transform lives and society itself. My Body, My Podcast is her continuing education class and she would love you to join.

    In My Body, My Podcast, Banks seamlessly mixes autobiography and information to create an open space to talk about all things sex and sexuality. Throughout, you’ll hear personal stories from Banks’ life - her traumatic first period, an inappropriate meeting with a Hollywood agent, watching a PBS documentary at age eight that showed sperm swimming toward an egg inside a real human body. In telling these stories, Banks unearths important and difficult questions: Why are young people separated by gender during sex ed? What is intimate justice? How do women take control of their pleasure? Can we break the cycle of generational shame? And how on earth do we talk to kids and young people about all of this? 

    She turns to guests close to the subject matter - therapists, researchers, activists, parents, and friends - to get some answers. Guests like Laverne Cox, Chelsea VonChaz, Dr. Amy Schalet, Peggy Orenstein, Lindy West, Jameela Jamil, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Pidgeon Pagonis offer vital and refreshing insight. The result is six intimate yet universal episodes of storytelling and conversation that explore new ways to approach body image, menstrual dignity, the effect of shame on our sexual psyche, the way gender categories impact all of us, and more. Of course, Banks does all of this in her quintessential style - smart, playful, and honest, meaning you can expect both some hard truths and some hard laughs. 

    So come on in. We’re talking about life, sex, and the pursuit of pleasure. Nothing is off limits, and all are welcome. 

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  • Episode 1: Body
    Jul 29 2021
    Elizabeth shares a story about her first meeting with a Hollywood agent, and the offensive line of questioning that took place. She talks with guests about body image, body neutrality, body liberation, and more. Guests include: Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, and Lindy West.
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    54 mins
  • Episode 2 : Shame
    Jul 29 2021
    Elizabeth shares a story from childhood about her complicated relationship with church and her developing sexual psyche. She talks with guests about stigma, the dangers of abstinence only education, and more. Guests include: Dr. Amy Schalet, Melissa Pintor Carnagey, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Joshua Harris.
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    48 mins

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Recommended for men too

If more men listened to this & learned about periods & other aspects of women's lives, the world would be a happier place.

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Thank you!

I absolutely love this podcast. Such a liberating and logical view on your body and pleasure. And it gives you informative, funny and down to earth perspectives that you can follow up on if you want to know more.
Thank you so much 😊

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Just what I needed

Since Christmas Day I’ve seen diet adverts everywhere, in an effort to ignore/stay sane I went looking for positive content. I really enjoyed this podcast series, the delivery is engaging and the content interesting.
Thank you Elizabeth

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