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The Dirty Bits

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Comedy
Society & Culture
Sexuality
History
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The Dirty Bits Podcast is performed by Tawny Platis, a professional voice actor, who gives a casual -and hopefully comical- southern Californian retelling of the sexy, scandalous, and salacious stories from history your teacher probably left out. Whether it's Hans Christian Andersen's masturbation obsession, Jack Parsons bizarre mixture of NASA, the Occult, and Scientology, or Catherine the Great's chairs embellished with phallic symbols, we're totes about to dive in on the Dirty Bits and learn how the sexual drives of those who came before us shaped our world.

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The Dirty Bits Podcast is performed by Tawny Platis, a professional voice actor, who gives a casual -and hopefully comical- southern Californian retelling of the sexy, scandalous, and salacious stories from history your teacher probably left out. Whether it's Hans Christian Andersen's masturbation obsession, Jack Parsons bizarre mixture of NASA, the Occult, and Scientology, or Catherine the Great's chairs embellished with phallic symbols, we're totes about to dive in on the Dirty Bits and learn how the sexual drives of those who came before us shaped our world.

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By JulianneHelen - Jul 25 2019
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Ignore all the negative reviews. Y’all have a great show and you’re great at presenting it!

TAWNY ROCKS!

By Nicki T @ Strictly Homicide - Jul 10 2019
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I love this show! They are hilarious and entertaining! Nicki T Strictly Homicide Podcast

iTunes Ratings

276 Ratings
Average Ratings
237
19
10
4
6

Negative

By JulianneHelen - Jul 25 2019
Read more
Ignore all the negative reviews. Y’all have a great show and you’re great at presenting it!

TAWNY ROCKS!

By Nicki T @ Strictly Homicide - Jul 10 2019
Read more
I love this show! They are hilarious and entertaining! Nicki T Strictly Homicide Podcast
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The Dirty Bits

Updated 12 days ago

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The Dirty Bits Podcast is performed by Tawny Platis, a professional voice actor, who gives a casual -and hopefully comical- southern Californian retelling of the sexy, scandalous, and salacious stories from history your teacher probably left out. Whether it's Hans Christian Andersen's masturbation obsession, Jack Parsons bizarre mixture of NASA, the Occult, and Scientology, or Catherine the Great's chairs embellished with phallic symbols, we're totes about to dive in on the Dirty Bits and learn how the sexual drives of those who came before us shaped our world.

Rank #1: Benjamin Franklin And A Special Note: With Tawny and George

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His love for the ladies, particularly intelligent, young, beautiful ones, has been WELL documented. There were at least 13 women Benny-boy dated, er, at least... tried to date. This one is a surprisingly fun romp through flirty history.
Jul 26 2019
27 mins
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Rank #2: Catherine the Great

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Catherine the Great had a string of affairs with handsome young men, was called sexually insatiable, a nymphomaniac and allegedly got it on with a stallion. While many urban legends and conflicting opinions from historians are tied to her name, what's so much fun about Catherine is that they actually stem from some real events.
Apr 13 2017
20 mins
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Rank #3: Napoleon Bonaparte: With Tawny and George

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A lot of people already know he was a pretty big important, controversial military and a lot of people already know he has a reputation for being into some weird sex shit. What you may not know is that he may have been the original fedora wearing self-proclaimed nice guy with a massive chip on his shoulder.
May 29 2019
36 mins
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Rank #4: The Independence Day Special

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We take a closer look at the political scandals from United States history, featuring James Buchanan, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower,William Campbell Preston Breckinridge, Richard Mentor Johnson and David I. Walsh.
Jul 05 2017
50 mins
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Rank #5: Wallis Simpson: With Tawny

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This episode has everything- Nazis, a twisted Cinderella story, bratty pre-Instagram kids of the uber rich and famous, a disgraced prince, plane crashes, affairs galore, more rumors than facts, Mussolini, Winston Churchill, commies, a jewel heist….and that’s just scratching the surface.
Mar 20 2019
24 mins
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Rank #6: Mae West Part 1 – Classic Hollywood

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Mae West was a writer, an actress,and  a comedian, starting in vaudeville and thriving through the Wall Street crash where she first introduced what, was at the time, a unique concept- shocking the public as a career.
Apr 17 2018
26 mins
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Rank #7: Clark Gable – Classic Hollywood

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Clark Gable had a lot in common with Errol Flynn. He was simultaneously both THE shit and a piece of shit, earning the nickname “The King of Hollywood” while he managed to smack around and knock up his colleagues.
Feb 27 2018
27 mins
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Rank #8: Taking on the Tudors Part 1 - The Beginning

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The Tudors. Most people, including myself, typically associate the family house with Henry the 8th of England, his daughter Elizabeth the I, and her sister, the infamous Bloody Mary.
Sep 12 2017
23 mins
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Rank #9: Florence Henderson - Classic Hollywood

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Florence Henderson was an extremely talented, versatile, and busy lady who had an incredibly difficult beginning that she absolutely refused to allow define her. I don’t toss around the word “inspirational” lightly but girl was inspirational as fuuuuuck.
Apr 10 2018
30 mins
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Rank #10: John Wilmot

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John Wilmot, the poster boy for what was called “A rake”, which is short for rakehell, which is a synonym for "hellraiser” It was a term popular in the 1600’s that described a womanizing man with a penchant for debauchery. In other words, John was a libertine.
Apr 29 2017
16 mins
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Rank #11: Katharine Hepburn Part 1– Classic Hollywood

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Katharine Hepburn was an American actress known for her fierce independence, spirited personality, and flawless hot roller hair-dos. A hipster of her time period, Hepburn wore trousers before it was cool or acceptable for women to do so. She epitomized the “modern woman” in the 20th century and will be remembered as a woman who helped change society’s expectations.
Mar 06 2018
22 mins
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Rank #12: Sappho of Lesbos: With Tawny

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If you’re a woman who also likes women, you may recognize her as what is basically the official patron saint of lesbians.
Apr 09 2019
14 mins
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Rank #13: Theodora of Byzantium: With Tawny

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I’m especially excited to tell Theodora of Byzantium’s story because it’s refreshingly victorious. She’s best known as one of the most influential and powerful Empresses of the Eastern Roman Empire who went from hooker to high roller to Eastern Orthodox Saint.  A lot of what we know about Theodora comes from the Byzantine scholar, Procopius. In his work, he goes back and forth from absolutely gushing about her to depicting her as a power-mad horndog.
Apr 16 2019
14 mins
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Rank #14: Charlie Chaplin Part 1- Classic Hollywood

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Lovebugs, this dude has one of the gnarliest Cinderella Stories I’ve ever heard with a messed up family to boot. I didn’t know was just how far back all of the dirty bits, went....you know, the scandalous, salacious, and sexy stuff we cover.
May 08 2018
23 mins
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Rank #15: Mae West Part 3- Classic Hollywood

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Last week, we left a tired-of-everyone’s-bullshit Mae West at the end of her rope, with cinema and radio. She knew she was stupendous and she didn’t need Hollywood, so girl packed up all her jewels, boas, tight fitting dresses, and innuendos ... and headed for Vegas.
May 01 2018
19 mins
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Rank #16: Albert Einstein

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xAs Einstein scholar John Stachel says, “Too much of an idol was made of Einstein. He’s not an idol—he’s a human, and that’s much more interesting." The physicist was quite the cad….guilty of numerous acts of hanky panky with a slew of ladies... including his cousin.
Sep 05 2017
20 mins
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Rank #17: Genghis Khan - Controversial Characters

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Genghis Khan was the founder of the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He practiced meritocracy, was religiously tolerant and unified the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. He’s also notorious for Dothraki like cruelty,  is considered by many to be a ruler who was fond of genocide and may be the original ancestor to 0.5% of the entire world population.
Oct 26 2017
20 mins
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Rank #18: Mae West Part 2 - Classic Hollywood

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Last week we left off with Mae West having been incarcerated for her provocative plays and then she made a kinda stupid comment about being an early supporter of Women’s Lib... but not being a “bra burning feminist,” as she said.
Apr 24 2018
22 mins
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Rank #19: James Joyce

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born  February 2, 1882. But he went by James Joyce. He’s also responsible for creating some of the smuttiest, porniest, scatalogical and ass fetish-y letters I’ve ever read.
Aug 15 2017
17 mins
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Rank #20: Nikola Tesla

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Oh Tesla. Tesla, Tesla, Tesla. Remembered by Elon Musk and 80’s hairbands, the Serbian American is an interesting topic for the Dirty Bits Podcast. The man was too brilliant for sex with any human on earth and fell in love with a pigeon.
Jul 25 2017
15 mins
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