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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. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.
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Nov 1, 2019

For the 16th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you on a quick trip to Mexico City for the 1st installment in a 2-part series about Mexican romance, sexuality, gender & life in general in the largest city in North America.

On the 1st day of Día de Los Muertos, we delve into our experiences on a food tour through La Merced Market & a bike tour to the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul, the Blue House).

While in CDMX, we interviewed three local gentlemen who generously lent us their voices & taught us about their culture. Follow these fellas on Instagram & GO ON THEIR TOURS:

Gevany & Alejandro both give super fun bike tours for Pedalea Mexico (www.instagram.com/pedaleamexico).

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

  • BlueChew offers men a performance enhancement confidence boost for the bedroom. If you like sex, you’ll love BlueChew. Get your first order — just pay $5 shipping — when you use promo code PRIVATE at bluechew.com.

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Oct 23, 2019

For the 15th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra take you inside Raising Hell, a super sexy & informative event thrown by Soldiers of Pole, the California exotic dancers union that we featured in our very 1st episode!

We get into the passage of California labor bill AB5, why strippers need the same protections & workers’ rights as other physically demanding jobs, the fact that sex work is work, how to undo the industry’s long-time stigma, the dope community these dancers have created for themselves & the isolation a lot of strippers experience when they 1st start out — plus, Jacq the Stripper tells a hilarious story about auditioning for strip club owners & so much more!

All hail the following queens for lending us their voices & stories:

Here are some links to help educate yourself further:

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

  • BlueChew offers men a performance enhancement confidence boost for the bedroom. If you like sex, you’ll love BlueChew. Get your first order — just pay $5 shipping — when you use promo code PRIVATE at bluechew.com.
  • Manscaped, #1 in men’s below the belt grooming. Manscaped offers precision-engineered tools for you or your man’s family jewels.  Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code PRIVATE at Manscaped.com
  • Dipsea is an audio erotica app full of short, sexy stories and guided sessions designed to turn you on. Dipsea is offering a 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/private.

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Oct 14, 2019

We want to turn you on to a hot new podcast: Artemis is a lesbian retelling of the classic Greek myth of Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, from the original story written by Svetlana Ivanova.

If you're mythology nerds like us, you're going to want to check out the rest of the Artemis series. The first five parts are available anywhere you listen to podcasts. But you can listen to all 16 parts now on Himalaya+. Here’s how:

  1. Download the Himalaya app: https://www.himalaya.com/artemis
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  3. Enter promo code ARTEMIS to get the entire story for FREE! 

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Also, check out the video teaser from our trip to Helsinki at youtube.com/privatepartsunknown or click here. Don't forget to like, comment & subscribe. :)

 

Sep 29, 2019

For the 14th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra honor International Sex Abortion Day with a special episode featuring seven advocates & women who’ve had personal experiences with abortion & gone on to speak publicly about it.

We cover the current legal lay of the land for reproductive rights in the U.S., how close Roe v. Wade is to being overturned, what a post-Roe America would actually look like, the fact that we’re already there in some states, the prevalent shame & stigma, how we change societal views & so much more. 

Thanks to the following women for lending us their voices & stories:

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

  • Dipsea is an audio erotica app full of short, sexy stories and guided sessions designed to turn you on. Dipsea is offering a 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/private.

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Sep 17, 2019

For the 13th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome another pair of sex-positive podcasters, Amy Baldwin & April Lampert, co-hosts of the Shameless Sex podcast.

We talk shop about how they met, their industry experience as sex educators & sex toy salespeople, the most common listener question they get, their earliest respective memories of being turned on, their self-identified kinks & sexual preferences, the community service of being the cool stepmom with a sex podcast & how they’re working to banish STD, herpes & other sexual stigmas by sharing their personal stories — plus what they wish they could go back in time & tell their teenage selves about sex.

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

  • Manscaped, #1 in men’s below the belt grooming. Manscaped offers precision-engineered tools for you or your man’s family jewels.  Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code PRIVATE at Manscaped.com

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Sep 11, 2019

For the 12th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra welcome another duo of female filmmakers — Dionne van den Berg & Pooja Tripathi — who created, wrote & star in the upcoming web series Amsterdam Ave about following your dreams, especially if they take you abroad (aka international apartment swapping between New York & the Netherlands!!!), loosely based on their friendship & real-life experiences.

We get into how their meet-cute at a club in Saint-Tropez turned into a long-distance friendship before evolving again into a creative partnership, their cosmic pizza connection, bullshit cultural stereotypes (plus some that kinda hold up) & dating as 20-something women in NYC & around the world — plus the beauty of not having time for anything but your career & your ride or die BFF.

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Buy tickets to Soldiers of Pole's RAISING HELL event on September 30th at The Federal Bar in LA.

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Aug 28, 2019

For the 11th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra drop the final dispatch from their recent trip to New York. For this NYC edition, we're joined by dominatrix and healer Aleta Cai, who tells us about her entrée into the BDSM world after growing up in a traditional Chinese home.

We chop it up about the intersection of BDSM and healing, why she doesn’t usually see women in her practice—except sex workers, the tendency towards submissiveness in Chinese culture, what happens in subspace, the radical confidence that came when she started domming, what her clientele has in common, falling in love with one of her slaves & why 50 Shades of Grey was annoying.

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

  • Coconu organic lubricant. Have better sex. Naturally. Save 15% at coconu.com with promo code PRIVATE.
  • Clone-A-Willy & Clone-A-Pussy allow anyone to make an exact replica of a penis or vulva into a functioning sex toy at home. Use promo code PRIVATE for 20% off at cloneawilly.com.

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Aug 21, 2019

For the 10th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra are back with another dispatch from their recent trip to New York. For this NYC edition, we're joined by hilarious comedian Wendi Starling, who gives us a glimpse into the world of sugaring & what it's like to be a sugar baby... it's probably a lot hotter & more feminist than you'd expect.

This episode is brought to you by:

  • Clone-A-Willy & Clone-A-Pussy allow anyone to make an exact replica of a penis or vulva into a functioning sex toy at home. Use promo code PRIVATE for 20% off at cloneawilly.com.
  • Coconu organic lubricant. Have better sex. Naturally. Save 15% at coconu.com with promo code PRIVATE.

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Aug 15, 2019

For the 9th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra return with a dispatch from their recent trip to New York. For this NYC edition, we're joined by crazy/sexy/cool/freaky/funny comedian Billy Procida, host of The Manwhore Podcast.

We met Billy at a standup show in Brooklyn and wound up interviewing him the next day in Dumbo about his foray into sex parties, his home club Hacienda, having a gender-fluid ex, organizing gangbangs (3 in 6 months!!!), his long-standing identification with non-monogamy, commons misconceptions about polyamory & why he won't call himself a feminist.

This episode is brought to you by:

  • The Shame On You podcast. Listen here for their unapologetic journey to zero f*cks.
  • Coconu organic lubricant. Have better sex. Naturally. Save 15% at coconu.com with promo code PRIVATE.
  • Clone-A-Willy & Clone-A-Pussy allow anyone to make an exact replica of a penis or vulva into a functioning sex toy at home. Use promo code PRIVATE for 20% off at cloneawilly.com.

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Jul 25, 2019

For the 8th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra are back with the 3rd & final installment in our 3-part series featuring men talking about their personal experiences with abortion. For this edition, we're joined by two more guys — first, standup comedian & podcaster Jeff May (@heytherejeffro) who shares his story about supporting his ex-girlfriend through her decision to get an abortion, despite not liking the choice she made at the time. Then we talk to an anonymous father of two whose heartbreaking story touches on the genetic abnormality component to the issue.

For this 3-part series, we flipped the script & asked dudes to shout their abortions. Many thanks to the five men who shared their nuanced stories with a humility & vulnerability so often missing from this hot button issue.

People in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Louisiana need our help. Please consider a donation to https://yellowhammerfund.org/, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/, https://abortionaccessfund.org/, or any other reputable organization engaged in this fight for reproductive justice.

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Jul 4, 2019

For the 7th episode of Private Parts Unknown, your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra are back with the 2nd installment in our 3-part series featuring men talking about their personal experiences with abortion. For this edition, we're joined by two guys — first, former youth pastor/current standup comedian Derrick Murray (@drokcomedy) & then filmmaker/writer/VR extraordinaire Christopher Morrison (@Reality_Plus_) — who exemplify how subtle religious indoctrination can manifest in surprising ways as the shame & stigma surrounding the issue are processed.

As you learned in the last episode, Matt Monroe's Instagram post made us realize how rare it is to see men we know speak publicly about their abortions. Busy Philipps started the viral hashtag #YouKnowMe & a flood of women shared their experiences. But obviously #YouKnowHim too. So we flipped the script & asked dudes to shout their abortions for this 3-part series. Many thanks to the five men who shared their nuanced stories with a humility & vulnerability so often missing from this hot button issue.

People in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Louisiana need our help. Please consider a donation to https://yellowhammerfund.org/, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/, https://abortionaccessfund.org/, or any other reputable organization engaged in this fight for reproductive justice.

If you know someone who you think would benefit from hearing this, please share!

Jun 20, 2019

For the 6th episode of Private Parts Unknown, comedian/engineer Matt Monroe (@heymonroe) joins your hosts Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra. He tells the story behind his recent social media post that began “And now, an abortion story... “ followed by his personal experience after he got a casual hookup pregnant at the age of 25.

Matt made us realize how rare it is to see men we know speak publicly about their abortions. Busy Philipps started the viral hashtag #YouKnowMe and a flood of women shared their experiences. But obviously #YouKnowHim too. So we flipped the script & asked dudes to shout their abortions for this 3-part series. Many thanks to the five men who shared their nuanced stories with a humility & vulnerability so often missing from this hot button issue.

People in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Louisiana need our help. Please consider a donation to https://yellowhammerfund.org/, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/, https://abortionaccessfund.org/, or any other reputable organization engaged in this fight for reproductive justice.

If you know someone who you think would benefit from hearing this, please share!

May 30, 2019

For the 5th episode of Private Parts Unknown—the 3rd in our Helsinki series—your favorite commuter companions, Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, are thrilled to introduce you to feminism in Finland & how it got that way.

We explore how World War II helped pave a foundation for feminism to thrive in Finland, their world-famous maternity package, the influence of grandmas & sisters on our interviewees' personal lives & businesses, young female entrepreneurship in Helsinki & the subtle significance of having older women depicted in art.

Thanks to the following people for lending us their voices & teaching us about their culture. Follow them on Instagram to find out more about their dope lives & businesses:

(Also, go back and listen to our 1st two Helsinki episodes if you haven’t already!)

This episode is brought to you by #MyHelsinkiResidence. Check out myhelsinki.fi to plan your visit & follow @myhelsinki for beautiful pics of local hot spots!

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May 7, 2019

For the 4th episode of Private Parts Unknown—the 2nd in our Helsinki series—your favorite commuter companions, Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, are thrilled to introduce you to dating & romance in the capital city of the happiest country in the world: Helsinki, Finland.

We delve into the “classic Finnish” quirks that inform how they approach dating, romance & happiness, including their hatred of small talk, their pursuit of self-improvement in the name of efficiency & their collective island fantasy. We also learn about popular first dates in Helsinki, explore the recent phenomenon of Finnish women “importing” foreign men for relationships & struggle with the difference between being alone and being lonely.

Thanks to the following people for lending us their voices & teaching us about their culture. Follow them on Instagram to find out more about their dope lives & businesses:

(Also, go back and listen to our 1st Helsinki episode with Finnish therapist & relationship expert Tony Dunderfelt if you haven’t already!)

This episode is brought to you by #MyHelsinkiResidence. Check out myhelsinki.fi to plan your visit & follow @myhelsinki for beautiful pics of local hot spots!

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Apr 24, 2019

For the 3rd episode of Private Parts Unknown—the 1st in our Helsinki series—your favorite commuter companions, Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra, are thrilled to welcome psychologist, author, relationship expert & on-set therapist for the Finnish version of Married at First Sight, Tony Dunderfelt.

We couldn't be more excited to kick off our Helsinki series with a primer from Tony! He teaches us the 30-second rule, the six levels of sexuality, how to make sure all three suns of love (loving care, attraction & sexuality) are generating heat in your romance, tips for diagnosing your relationship rut & the difference between Finnish vs. American Married at First Sight.

This episode is brought to you by #MyHelsinkiResidence. Check out myhelsinki.fi to plan your visit & follow @myhelsinki for beautiful pics of local hot spots!

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Apr 17, 2019

For the 2nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, your favorite commuter companions – Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra – are thrilled to welcome Samantha Allen, author of the new book Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States, as well as Love & Estrogen, & senior reporter for The Daily Beast

First: Your bestie hosts are super excited to be back weekly, effective immediately. Our 1st Helsinki ep drops next week, so now we're looking ahead to upcoming destinations: namely, New York & Tokyo. In the meantime, we fell in love with Samantha Allen's new book, so we had to have her on the show.  

Then: Samantha gives us a tour of the thriving LGBT communities in Middle America she discovered on her six-week road trip, which was the basis of Real Queer America. She (& her delightful wife, Corey!) shares how Trump was an unintended source of inspiration for the book, why more letters of the LGBT acronym hang out together in rural areas vs. the cliquey-ness of many urban queer hot spots, the beautiful connections that can be borne out of oppression & opposition, the impact of Mormonism on her gender identity & how her & Corey's love story began in the Kinsey Institute bookstacks! 

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Feb 22, 2019

For the 1st ever episode of Private Parts Unknown, your favorite commuter companions – Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra – are honored to welcome the badass stripper-activists – Antonia Crane, Domino Rey & Naomi Amadeo – behind the newly-formed California Exotic Dancers Union, Soldiers of Pole. 

First: Your bestie hosts wax nostalgic about their recent trip to Helsinki, Finland. It was the best experience ever & we can't wait to share what we learned in future episodes, but for now, we just give you a lil taste. ;)

Then: The Soldiers of Pole give us the scoop on their brand-spankin' new strippers' union, how they all met, the Dynamex California Supreme Court case that confirmed their classification as employees vs. independent contractors, their supportive Strip Talk series, the impact of SESTA/FOSTA, how the stigma & shame surrounding sex work complicates the unionization effort, reports of exploitation by club owners from the front lines: forged paychecks, contracts that force dancers to sign away their rights, bribery, intimidation, retaliation & other classic union-busting techniques, tips from Antonia's recent MEL Magazine article "A Regulars' Guide to What Happens When Your Favorite Strip Club Unionizes" & of course, info on tonight's Wildcat Strippers' Strike outside Crazy Girls Hollywood!

***SUPPORT THE CALIFORNIA EXOTIC DANCERS UNION, SOLDIERS OF POLE, FOR THEIR WILDCAT STRIKE TONIGHT, FRIDAY 2/22, FROM 9PM-12AM OUTSIDE OF CRAZY GIRLS IN HOLLYWOOD.***

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Jan 23, 2019

For the 31st episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome hilarious actress, improviser & comedian Laci Mosley.

First: The triad reveals that this is the very last episode ever of Reality Bytes... BUT Courtney & Sofiya will be back by Valentine's Day with an all-new show: Private Parts Unknown, for which we'll be traveling to uncover stories of love & sexuality around the world. Our 1st stop is Helsinki, Finland! Since DFR is in Coupletown, population 2, he's going to be holding down the fort in LA & checking in occasionally as our male correspondent. 

Then: Laci has us in stitches as she explains how she knew it was time to leave NYC, the sad reality of colorism in LA dating, her penchant for scamming, the Fyre Festival documentaries, her dating app experiences on Bumble & Raya (where you at, Ben Affleck?!), her budding bisexuality, the eating ass trend, the single person’s fear that maybe there’s no one out there for them, Tyler Perry’s archetype of a strong black woman, Southern courtship, what’s going down in her DMs (P.S. it’s a little bit scary), the stage of singlehood where you fantasize whole romantic relationships with acquaintances, dating someone with the same name as her for material & why it's hard to decide if she wants to be half of a power couple or an alpha monolith with an adoring beta.


For more Laci Mosley:

  • See her perform at UCB LA – she's on Leroy for Harold Night & MAMA for Maude Night
  • Follow her on Instagram @divalaci
  • Follow her on Twitter @divalaci

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Jan 14, 2019

For the 30th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is down a Dave, but nonetheless thrilled to welcome Brittani Louise Taylor, YouTube star & author of the new book A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Unhappily Ever After.

First: Courtney & Sofiya reflect on their past experiences in toxic & abusive relationships. 

Then: Brittani delves into the real-life romance that inspired the book – meeting on Tinder, losing her virginity (in her early 30s), getting pregnant, navigating life as a new mom, winding up in debt & out $100K... then finding out her fiancé is a complete con artist. She emphasizes the importance of looking out for red flags & trusting your gut when things feel wrong. She also shares her advice on when & how to leave an abusive relationship, why it’s important to document instances of abuse, the insidiousness of mental & emotional abuse & how she discovered the deception of her (now former) partner & baby daddy. Plus, we loved her stories about finding strength in her mom & her adorable son Rex.
 
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Jan 7, 2019

For the 29th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome Rachel Sam Evans, Snarled senior content manager & host of Dark 5, as well as co-host of the Best of the Rest wrestling podcast.

First: The triad is hella sprung on Rachel's conspiracy theory/pro-wrestling/satanism/masturbation energy/carnival vibe, so we just get right into the interview.

Then: We get into Rachel's latest Instagram post of her beautiful ass, putting out BDE on IG, the benefits & drawbacks of thirst-trapping (there should only be benefits!), subtle ways women can be held back professionally because of social optics or a wife's jealousy, developing before her classmates, getting her period at age 9, her 1st time masturbating, the ring rat & chuckle fucker labels, her type (FREAKS, BABY!!!), her 1st job at Noise Haus, sneaking out of the house to have sex as teenager, her very cool mom who will 100% listen to the podcast (hi, Aunt Vicky!), tryna date French boys, comedians vs. wrestlers, the dope ass indie wrestling scene in Los Angeles, Satanism (it doesn't mean what you think it does) & how to perform your very own magick masturbation sigil. 
 
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Dec 31, 2018

For the 28th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – does their 1st foray into guestlessness (don't worry, we'll be back with a guest next ep!) to review the personal & professional strides each has made over the past year, along with some goals for 2019.

Among the revelations: Dave (finally!) has a girlfriend, Sofiya gives her best surrogate update yet & Courtney's rejection resolution was a big success.

We also talk about our favorite interviews of the season: Michael Feldman & Michael Rachlis, Reza Aslan & Jessica Jackley, Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, Ryan Singer, Ester Steinberg, Biniam Bizuneh, Jack O'Brien & Miles Gray of The Daily Zeitgeist... gah, all of our guests have been so amazing, it's really hard to choose!
 
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Dec 17, 2018

For the 27th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is down a Dave, but nonetheless thrilled to welcome Alexandra Fine, the co-founder & CEO of Dame Products, a Brooklyn-based sex toy company.

First: Inspired by reading "5 Sex Trends You Totally Don't Have to Like (or Even Try!)" on Dame's aptly-titled blog "The Horizontal," Courtney & Sofiya unpack their personal preferences for five different sex trends – anal sex; threesomes, group sex, polyamory & other sorts of open relationships; intense stimulation (DOUBLE YES!!); shower sex; BDSM & heavy kink play.

Then: Alex fills us in on Dame's origin story & her trajectory into the women's pleasure profession. We also talk about conversations surrounding sex in the workplace during the #MeToo movement when sex IS your business, sexual harassment vs. humans are innately sexual beings, advertising's gender bias, marriage, the necessary work of cultivating the erotic energy in a long-term relationship, our natural addiction to newness, nonmonogamy, terminology to better explain & explore modes of pleasure (orbiting, layering, edging & grounding – thanks OMGYes!) & the company's Kickstarter success.

This episode is brought to you by Dame Products. Visit dameproducts.com & use code REALITY to save $10 off your order!
 
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Dec 12, 2018

For the 26th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome the hosts of the Love in Limboland podcast Kudzi & Tiffany.

First: The triad discusses our tendencies to stay friends with exes vs. banishing them to the dark side of the moon. We also talk about jealousy & the chillness that comes from being secure in your relationship.

Then: We get into it with Kudzi & Tiffany about cultural differences between South Africa & the United States, the contrasting tone of race relations in both places, living in the bubble of Los Angeles, being work friends before starting their podcast, bringing a date to the holiday party gone wrong, Watergate: The Great Manners vs. Independent Woman Debate, who should pay for the 1st date, being bad a texting as a dating dealbreaker, how to keep the momentum going without wasting a ton of time texting, the importance of taking it offline as soon as possible, qualities they're each looking for in a potential partner, how long it takes to feel comfortable being vulnerable in a relationship, the riskiness of saying 'I love you' 1st, finding the right crazy-stable ratio in relationship dynamics, dating multiple people & their LA dating horror stories.
 
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Dec 10, 2018

For the 25th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome standup comedian & host of the Me & Paranormal You podcast Ryan Singer to talk about his new comedy album Free Love (now available for free!!!).

First: The triad talks about that super annoying phenomenon where neurotic people (aka us) will take a little offhand comment someone makes & blow it completely out-of-proportion in their minds.

Then: Ryan shares why he calls his podcast a mindcast (thus inspiring us to start calling Reality Bytes a genitalcast), his experience with a lowkey STD called Molluscum (whaddya know, Dave's also had Molluscum!), how he's overcoming his fear of intimacy & abandonment issues, his foray into a serious relationship for the 1st time in seven years, how to stay friends with exes & former hookups, why our society's weird POV on male/female friendship is so wack, a hot tip for younger men, the difference between dark mystery vs. fun mystery, why The Notebook is actually a fucked up standard for romance, the real-life implications of depicting women characters as nagging bitches in film & TV, the dangerous impact of social media & dating apps on social skills when it comes to dating & relationships, exhibitionism as a kink & how he got kicked off Tinder.
 
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Dec 3, 2018

For the 24th episode of season 4, your fearless triad – Courtney Kocak, Sofiya Alexandra & Dave Rankin – is thrilled to welcome the hosts of the Almost 30 podcast Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik.

First: The triad got a very poignant, special message from a fan this week (thank YOU, you know who you are). We talk about feeling lost, the journey of finding oneself again, and the church of Cheryl Strayed (praise be!).

Then: Krista & Lindsey share their most impactful Almost 30 interviews to date (hello, Dan Savage & John Wineland), a more sympathetic way to think about infidelity, what it's like to change at different rates within a relationship, the excitement & fear of having babies, the influence of their parents' relationships on their own, how they reframe sexual harassment & #MeToo-type situations without adding shame, the stifling effect of outrage culture, how they knew right away their connection was special, what it's like to work together & the keys to a successful partnership.

This episode is brought to you by Ritual vitamins. Check out ritual.com/reality to try Ritual – happiness guaranteed, or your 1st month's on them!
 
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