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  • Summary

  • 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. 

    ©2021 The Cumberland Company (P)2021 The Cumberland Company
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Can't get any more honest than this intro!

I love Elizabeth Banks! The reason I grabbed this podcast is because it is narrated by her as well as written by her. It is sure to be an honest journey and totally hilarious.

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Interesting, Rewarding and VERY Relevant

I don't want to review every episode, but as a 58 year old single woman (she/her/hers) I found this Podcast enlightening. Honestly, I listened because I loved Elizabeth's Effi character (We love you Effi) in the Hunger Games, but I continued because I was so drawn in with the topics. Elizabeth has thoughtful stories, impressive guests, and great discussions. It's information for everyone, no matter how you define yourselves and it's uplifting. Even at (or especially at) 58, it's good to know others felt like you growing up and are still dealing with crap that should be dealt with and left behind. I recommend it for everyone!

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Nothing new here. Does the number of times you can say the “f” word per minute give you credibility in the podcast? I bailed at episode 1.

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Good Start

Good teaser to prepare you for what's to come. I can't wait to experience more of this in its fillest! It's about time we are open about ourselves, sex, our bodies and how to navigate ourselves within society and on an intimate level.

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What I needed at 13 but crave in my 30s now

Love the subject matter, message, rhythm, everything. The conversations I wish I had everyday.

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I couldn't love this more

it's thoughtful, provoking, honest and just a pleasure to listen to please keep going. We need more voices of this nature!