Phoebe's Fall
Phoebe's Fall
Sep 20, 2018
Introducing...Please Explain
3 min

A new podcast from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, cutting through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Search 'Please Explain' on iTunes now to subscribe.

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Lara Whitley
The Life & Death of Marsha P. Johnson
I ADORE THIS WOMAN AND I ADORED THIS EPISODE <3 seriously I was so moved revisiting such an important icon in queer history at such a tumultuous time. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20th and I am so grateful to have been able to share Martha's story this week. Also I started a patreon if you'd like to and are able to support the show: Thank y'all for your continued support. Subscribe and rate on Apple Podcasts and follow @hellboundpod on Instagram for pictures and updates! We'll be back next Wednesday with a new episode. See you in hell, Lara. P.S. royalty-free spooky tunes from Artwork by artist Natasha Sines. *National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 The Trevor Project Hotline: 1-866-488-7386* * DONATE! * Bail bonds: * More organizations here: * Donate to the Jon Ossoff Campaign: * Donate to the Warnock Campaign: * Donate to the Stacey Abrams Foundation: * VOTE! (especially if you live in Georgia!) * Everything you need to know: * Sign up to phone bank for the GA Runoff: Please wear a mask! Please stay safe and distanced! Just be a good human :)
57 min
Let's Talk About Sects
Let's Talk About Sects
Sarah Steel
The Welcomed Consensus + OneTaste – Part 2
Natasha Tiku wrote for Gawker in 2013, “Everyone is interested in doing fun things with their bodies. But the impulse to systematize, replicate, package, sell, and build an ideology around it is uniquely Silicon Valley.” She was writing about an organisation that was monetising the female orgasm. And they weren’t the only ones doing so.   Guests: Christine Talbott Acosta, Ruwan Meepagala, Sasha Nelson   Full research sources listed on each episode page at You can support the creation of this independent podcast at   With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects.   If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via, and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via   If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at For sexual assault resources in Australia, visit, and in the USA, visit   Credits: Written and hosted by Sarah Steel Music by Joe Gould Engineered by Andrei Patrushev Edited by Corey Green of Transducer Audio   Links: * The Pleasure Principle — by Patricia Leigh Brown and Carol Pogash, New York Times, 13 March 2009 * Lafayette Morehouse — official website, accessed October 2020 * Lafayette Morehouse, Inc. v. The Chronicle Publishing Co., No. A067522. — 37 Cal. App. 4th 855, 44 Cal. Rptr. 2d 46, California Court of Appeal, First District, Division 5, 9 August 1995 * Sgt. Bilko Meets The New Culture — by Robin Green, Rolling Stone, 9 December 1971 * Inside The Purple People House, The Freaky, Stand-Offish Sex Cult In Northern California — by Anna Lindwasser, Ranker, 7 November 2018 * The Truth about RJ Testerman — Christine...   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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