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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.

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Episodes
  • My Body, My Podcast Episode 0: Trailer

    Jun 17 2021

    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. 

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  • Episode 1: Body

    Jul 29 2021
    Elizabeth shares a story about her first meeting with a Hollywood agent, and the offensive line of questioning that took place. She talks with guests about body image, body neutrality, body liberation, and more. Guests include: Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, and Lindy West.
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    54 mins
  • Episode 2 : Shame

    Jul 29 2021
    Elizabeth shares a story from childhood about her complicated relationship with church and her developing sexual psyche. She talks with guests about stigma, the dangers of abstinence only education, and more. Guests include: Dr. Amy Schalet, Melissa Pintor Carnagey, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Joshua Harris.
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    48 mins

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  • 30-07-21

Pandering to the Left

Really should avoid. With all the content out there these days, check out so many other podcasts that increase intelligence, don't generate victims, and feed artificial rage.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-21

YES to this podcast!!

Every woman in the world can relate to this first episode and it sounds so good to hear other women (famous women) say they actually feel and felt all these feelings that I felt growing up and do now about my body. I love that I'm starting to see body positivity everywhere. I absolutely adore Elizabeth Banks and I adore you even more now.

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  • Brittany
  • 21-07-21

Empowering + Necessary!

Eliminating shame, guilt, and stigmas surrounding the topics of sex, gender, and much more... This is Elizabeth Banks' continuing Sex Ed Class, and I'm so happy to shamelessly follow along! I'm looking forward to her guest speakers: Doreen Virtue, Marissa Peer, Sex Ed Teachers, +. These conversations need to be normalized. Only when we shine a light on the darkness, do things become clear. Thank you, Liz Banks! I knew when I watched her in the movie "Zach and Miri Make A Porno", that she had so much to teach the world! If you haven't seen that yet, it fits the theme of this podcast perfectly. Check it out.

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  • Nicole Wrzesinski
  • 30-07-21

A Must Listen

An absolutely amazing and uplifting podcast that everyone needs to hear 🙌❤ Thank you Elizabeth Banks for this gift of knowledge, empowerment, and love. And thank you to all your amazing geusts who contributed. (P.S. your mom is awesome😊)

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  • Kim Anderson
  • 29-07-21

we must consider...

This is fascinating!
Becoming more informed about sexuality helps us understand each other on a deeper level.

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  • Joshua T.
  • 31-07-21

I am begging you!

Please, please, please, make this podcast available on other formats. The topics being discussed are so important for women, especially young women, to hear.

Also, major props for this podcast, the host, the guests, the format, the humor….. all of it! I love it! Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-21

Funny - And required listening!!!!

This podcast is poignant. Searing. Educational. But also, as you’d expect from Elizabeth Banks, FUNNY.

Absolutely inhaled these epodes. Can’t recommend this highly enough.

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  • L. Campbell
  • 06-08-21

No thank you

Don’t take life advice from celebrities as a general rule. Especially when it relates to your sex life. There’s a reason the divorce rate is so high in Hollywood.

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  • Andrea F. Salinas Vasquez
  • 31-07-21

Essential Sex Education!

Someone had to finally talk about all of these topics! Thank you Elizabeth Banks! I learned so much. I binged all episodes quickly, found it all very entertaining, educational, and important. I hope there will be more episodes. And please make this available in other formats - everyone should take a listen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-21

dick haters

every episode turns to sex isn't fair for women!
life is what you make it and that comes to sex too!

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