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Private Parts Unknown (FKA Reality Bytes)

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. So far, they’ve been to Helsinki, Finland, Mexico City, NYC, and Bloomington, Indiana... next stop: Tokyo in February 2020! Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.
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Jul 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 Martin, roasting as an important part of Black culture, the complicated perceptions of interracial relationships, why someone needs to make a "Google is free" t-shirt & more.

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Jul 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 May Destroy You, Beyoncé's Lemonade as a love letter to Black women & so much more.

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Jul 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 they say "I've been angry" & more.

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Jun 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 Americans appropriate African culture?, cop shows & police depictions on TV, racism is the reason we don’t have universal healthcare, Southern racism vs. California racism & more.

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Apr 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 clientele, sexual healing & its potential to deepen your connection with yourself & your partner.

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Apr 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 strong familiarity with the culture.

We chop it up about gender equality in Japan, the endearing term of "loser dog" for unmarried women over 30, the 5 levels of Japanese sex & intimacy work, inadvertently discovering that friends are sex workers, “I’m sorry for hurting you” divorce pay-outs, deeply entrenched discrimination against people perceived to foreign in such a homogenous society, the M-curve, how understanding of the kanji for girl power changes as girls get older & so much more.

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Apr 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 Japan, what it's like to be gay in Japan as a foreigner vs. as Japanese person, "gay marriage light" (aka relationship registration with no legal rights), the kind of 50s-style workplace sexism that results in "famous working mothers" & how their shame-based culture works differently than our guilt-based one.

Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

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Mar 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 Japan, why young Japanese women aren’t getting married, the economic triangle of sex work in Japan that keeps most of the money in-house, how cheap liquor licenses have allowed intimate businesses in micro-spaces to flourish, swingers clubs (aka happening bars), soaplands, the international image of Japan as the home of weird sex & weird technology, how common it is to seek a father figure in a sexual partner… even if you had a good dad & more.

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Feb 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, relationship contracts, how their new partners fit into their daily lives, having different money values, separating finances, how their parents feel about the lifestyle, poly jealousies not being what you’d think & more.

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Feb 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, online dating in a small city like Bloomington & so much more.

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Jan 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 union for contemporary queer artists, WWII slut-shaming drops, the legacy of Alfred Kinsey, idealistic differences in the mediums of painting vs. photography & homemade sex toys.

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