The History of Sex

We explode gender norms by exploring their incredible variety across time.

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episode 22: Swing Kids: Punk Sex Rebels of Nazi Germany - Short Shorts, German History


Was swing the original punk scene? The swing kids of Nazi Germany might make you wonder. They were rebellious, hip, and libertine, and gave the middle finger to fascism.Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Support the show on Patreon at www.patr...


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episode 21: Was Jazz Worse Than Marilyn Manson? Fear of "African" Music - Short Shorts, German History


Was jazz worse than Marilyn Manson? It's panic at the disco this week, as we explore how parents of Interwar Germany and beyond fretted over this African American-rooted music, which fostered a new sexual ethos.Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and revie...


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episode 20: Flapper Girls Vs. Nazi Octomoms: Sex in the Third Reich - Deep Dive, German History


Why of all things were the Nazis terrified of the flapper girl? Find out how fear of die neue Frau or the "New Woman" led Nazis to construct their ideal woman as her opposite, and how they stamped her out by further vilifying Jews.Don't forget to subscr...


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episode 19: Business Nuns: Lady Tycoons of Ancient Mesopotamia? Feat. Dead Ideas - Showcase, Mesopotamian History


A shockingly high number of clay tablet receipts for certain transactions bear the names of religious women living outside the patriarchal system. Was the naditum the lady tycoon of Ancient Mesopotamia?Oh, and fun fact: it's also a brand of fashionable ...


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episode 18: The Oldest Transgender Tradition in History? The Gala of Ancient Sumer - Short Shorts, Sumerian History


Boys don't cry, right? But the gala of Ancient Sumer did. In fact, they used a special dialect reserved for women to present as females when they sang lamentations in the temple. Could this be the oldest transgender tradition in history?Don't forget to ...


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episode 17: The History of Sex Toys, Feat. Dr. Gillian Kenny - Interview, World History


We're picking up good vibrations, today, folks. We've got the sponsor of our show, Dr. Gillian Kenny, historian of women, sex, and magic in medieval Europe, to teach us about our tool-using species. Today, it's everything you always want to know about se...


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episode 16: Funny Skits Compilation 2019 (Holiday Special)


A compilation? That's right. This is all the skits from our show this year, plus a few others of mine you may or may not have heard before, and one you definitely haven't heard before. Happy Holidays, everybody!Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and revie...


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episode 15: The Da Vinci Code of Ancient Sumer: Is Sex Sacred? - Short Shorts, Sumerian History


Is sex sacred? Or at least, can it be? The Da Vinci Code revolves a secret sex ritual, but was there ever a time and place when such rituals were common? Welcome to Ancient Sumer.Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Support the show on Patreon a...


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episode 14: Real Men Need Eunuchs: Ancient Assyrian Masculinity - Short Shorts, Assyrian History


Why did eunuchs arise? And what does it have to do with the hyper-masculinity of ancient Assyria?Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/btnewberg. Research, writing, editing, and production by B. T. N...


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episode 13: Sex and the City (of Babylon) - Deep Dive, Babylonian History


How did ancient peoples have sex? How much of our sexual repertoire - you know, the positions, techniques, and so on - varies across time? And how much stays the same? Today, we explore the bedrooms of ancient Babylonians, as revealed by a compendium of ...


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