Embodied

Series produced by Embodied

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Sex and relationships are intimate — and sometimes intimidating to talk about. In this award-winning show, host Anita Rao guides us on an exploration of our brains and bodies that touches down in taboo territory.

Embodied is a show that seeks to grow the traditional public radio audience by adding people, voices, and perspectives from a new generation of listeners — folks who are looking for programming that reflects the diverse and dynamic communities they are a part of. Our target audience is people 18-45 who are invested in thinking critically about their bodies and relationships. The majority of the guests we feature on the show identify as non-white, and about 80% identify as women, nonbinary or gender fluid.

If you are interested in sampling single episodes of the Embodied series, see our Specials page here.


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31 Pieces

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Assumptions about narcissism, loneliness and selfishness in only children are largely that: assumptions. But there are experiences unique to being ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Vibrators have been around since the 19th century. Before they were marketed primarily as sex toys, they were sold as general health devices … and ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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A gender transition means a lot of changes in a person's life — and a lot of changes for their romantic partner. Two couples share their experience...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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American sign language is the third most commonly used language in the U.S., but for many Deaf folks, it's about so much more than communication. A...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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If you’ve spent some time on TikTok or YouTube recently, you might have stumbled across ASMR content without even knowing it. From long acrylic nai...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Egg donation in the U.S. is a multibillion dollar industry designed to provide infertile folks with the eggs they need to conceive. But how do we d...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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The Brazilian butt lift is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures. What is driving the desire for a “perfect peach”?

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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If you could speak again with a loved one who has passed away, would you? With recent advances in artificially intelligent grief tech, this questio...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Sex robots have been a sci-fi staple since the genre’s birth. Now that more advancements in technology are bringing early generation bots to life, ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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AI chatbots garner millions of daily users, filling a variety of roles from customer support to text generator. But what about their romantic pote...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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There are 1.8 billion monthly menstruators worldwide. Better understanding the science behind period blood, as well as cultural stigma and period p...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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OCD often goes misdiagnosed and misunderstood … and if left untreated, can impact platonic, intimate and familial relationships in challenging ways.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Humans are the only animal to produce emotional tears. Asking questions about this behavior can help us better understand how we live our lives.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Between the ages of 40 and 70, more than half of all people with penises will deal with some form of erectile dysfunction. While that experience ca...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Self-help has existed in some form since the dawn of human civilization and has grown into a robust industrial complex. But does self-help really m...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
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Stuttering has long been the butt of many jokes. People who stutter are working to change that.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:23
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Many incarcerated people are also parents. Their children navigate social stigma and barriers to staying in contact with their loved ones.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:23
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In this digital age of flawless, perfect, poreless skin, dealing with adult acne can be incredibly isolating. Two skinfluencers and a photographer ...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2023
  • Length: 58:23
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For older Americans, social isolation is a public health crisis. As we age, our relationships evolve and our communities change — how do we accept ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:23
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Art, sport, workout, therapy: modern pole dancing has taken on many forms. A veteran stripper, a pole studio owner, and a young dancer discuss poli...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:23