After 7 years curating stories on stages around LA and NYC,

we realized a story for the stage wasn’t quite quenching our taboo thirst. We wanted more. And… the truth is… Corey’s mom wanted to hear Taboo Tales and she lives in Florida. So, we began bringing storytellers into the studio where we could bombard them with questions. Stage stories are limited to ten minutes, and of course ten minutes leaves you with questions like: What did you do after you collected your dog’s pee for the drug test? How did it feel to see your mom for the first time after she designated you a suppressed person in Scientology? What did you say after you burst out crying in the sex club?

With FERAL AUDIO producing our podcast now, we’ve got THREE episodes a month and fresh guests galore. Please contribute to our community episodes HERE. And send us feedback and ideas HERE. We want this to be a thing we all do together.

 

Kris Hansen & the shuffled playlist

Writer, business woman, mother, and all around badass, Kris Hansen, joins us today to discuss all the things – financial abuse, the single life, married men, and getting a jolt of intuition that left her weeping on the side of the road. Just trust us and listen – it’ll all make sense.

TABOO TALES COMMUNITY: When was the last time you cried and why?

The incredible Moon Zappa is filling in for Laurenne in our second community episode! Thank you all for sharing whats made you cry recently and as always we learned a lot- biggest takeaway is that suffering is relative and we never really know what people are going through…unless we TALK ABOUT IT! And welcome to the Taboo community Moon, you’re one of us now <3

Taboo Tales Talks: Trans

Today T Chick McClure and Jake Akita share their experiences as trans men. T Chick, no stranger to Taboo Tales (check out his episode from 2/2016), is an open book about the nitty gritty aspects of taking hormones – voice changes, chest surgery, nipple placement, and hair in some very odd places. Jake shares about what it’s like to transition as a teenager in this current moment and how to be a good ally. One is 45 and one is a teenager and a lot has changed and a lot hasn’t.

Liz Brown & the Zoloft baby

Taboo Tales all star Liz Brown is back and spilling the deets on being mentally ill while pregnant. Everyone talks about post partum depression, but no one talks about pre natal depression – except for NOW. And PS: It just so happens that Laurenne is in labor as we post this episode!

Taboo Tales Community: Where’s the craziest place you’ve ever had sex?

It’s our very first community episode! We asked you, you answered, and now we SPILL! Thank you for sending in your answers to our first Taboo Q. We learned a lot — mostly that sex outdoors can be overrated and that some unsuspecting people can be REALLY creative. Check out tabootalestheshow.com for our next Taboo Q and get involved with the Taboo community!

Taboo Tales Talks: Race with Misty & Tina

Corey and Laurenne talk to Tina Huang and Misty Monroe about their experiences with race (ie: just living in the world as people of color). We are VERY lucky that we found such honest people to give us a hard dose of the truth for our first of many episodes that involve personal stories through interviews instead of stories that have been in our Taboo Tales stage show. After 7 years of asking people to talk about race in Taboo Tales and not finding many willing participants, WE HAVE A TON OF QUESTIONS. Race is one of our country’s biggest taboos, which means it must be discussed. Here’s what Misty and Tina have to say about race in general and in Hollywood.

Answer this month’s TABOO Q: Where’s the craziest or most public place you’ve had sex.

JOEY TERRILL & THE NAKED HIPPIE

Spawn Ranch, San Francisco in the 70’s, New York City in the 80’s, activism and community organizing in the 90’s, and art shows and storytelling in the present make Joey a busy boy! Joey Terrill refers to himself as the “Chicano Forrest Gump” (with a higher IQ) because he’s truly experienced it all.

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Answer this month’s TABOO Q: Where’s the craziest or most public place you’ve had sex.

MISTY & THE SURPRISE NEW LIFE

Surprise! Misty McAfee’s life looked like the photo that comes with the frame. But suddenly her husband was missing. Although she found him using the Find my iPhone App, he was still lost.

ILANA & THE TORN SHIRTS

Has a parent ever ghosted you? Like, multiple times ghosted you? In this episode, the open-hearted Ilana Cohn Sullivan shares about ending family cycles, the challenges of interfaith marriage, and being boy crazy in 1990s New Jersey.

JESSICA & THE 19 WEEKS

When we think of the first few moments after having a baby, we usually imagine the happy tears of a new family. Even when Jessica planned the whole thing down to the minute, something unplanned happened in the hospital– a sick baby that would change her entire life forever.