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.

 

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.

PEGGY & the fiery flambe

Peggy Mannix Slattery was a free-spirited newlywed enjoying a fun summer at the beach until her life went up in flames. Literally. In this episode, she answers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the burn unit and sex in the seventies.

You can watch Peggy tell this story right here.

Liz Brown and the secondhand ptsd

The wonderful Liz Brown is back! This time she shares about how being the daughter of a veteran has more effects than one would think – some difficult, and some hilarious. MAKE STORIES NOT WAR!

Simone Deblasio and the wine

simoneOur favorite co-producer and sweetest human, Simone Deblasio, is back with her tale of addiction, relationships, and addiction in relationships. Funny, brave and oh so relatable.

Michael Feldman and the collections

themichaelsIt’s the return of our very own Taboo Tales prom king, Mr. Michael Feldman (pictured here with his handsome husband and fellow Taboo Tales alumni, Michael Rachlis)! Michael and his never ending supply of taboos has #blessed us for yet another session of over-sharing. You will laugh, you might cry, and you will definitely never think of Fraggle Rock the same way again!

New episodes twice a month on iTunes.

Wyatt Gray and the Good Vibrations

The wonderful Wyatt Gray, wise beyond his years and deeply thoughtful, tells Taboo Tales how overcoming a childhood language issue made him the man he is today. We love Wyatt and so will you!

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Corey and the revenge gone wrong

coreytabootaleThe tables are turned once again! This time Taboo Tales host, Corey Podell, is the guest while Laurenne revels in finally being able to grill her. Extra special thanks to DeJon Joyner for killing it as guest co host. Corey is super scared to share this story, so be gentle.

Check out the mention of this episode on this great podcast exploration right here: Dlemmas.

New episodes twice a month on iTunes.

Laura House and the first time fail

laurahouseNo one gets pregnant the first time they have sex! Well, except for Laura House that is. This week, Laura returns to share her tale of what it was like to be young, pregnant, and living in Texas right after her V card got swiped.

New episodes twice a month on iTunes.

Eddie and the leopard print

eddiealfanoWhat’s it like to be a male stripper? Eddie Alfano can tell you. And while he does, you’ll learn a lot about the male objectification experience (hint: it’s really different than the female objectification experience). Eddie gets real about putting his life on hold and making money the sometimes hard way.