Embodied Podcast

 

Sex and relationships are intimate — and sometimes intimidating to talk about. Host Anita Rao guides us on an exploration of our brains and our bodies that touches down in taboo territory. #EmbodiedWUNC

Listen and subscribe on your favorite audio app:

Read our review on Mashable's list of the best sex, erotica, dating and relationship podcasts!

Read Anita's piece on the origin story of the Embodied series in The Huffington Post!

Check out our gorgeously illustrated season one discussion guide!

About Anita Rao

Anita Rao is an award-winning public radio journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied." She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content. She has traveled the country recording interviews for the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps production department, founded and launched a podcast about millennial feminism in the South, and served as the managing editor and regular host of "The State of Things," North Carolina Public Radio's flagship daily, live talk show. Anita was born in a small coal-mining town in Northeast England but spent most of her life growing up in Iowa and has a fond affection for the Midwest.

Follow her on Twitter @anisrao.

 

Meet The Team
Grant Holub-Moorman, producer
Jenni Lawson, sound engineer
Amanda Magnus, producer
Rebecca Martinez, producer
Laura Pellicer, producer
Charlie Shelton-Ormond, producer
Dana Terry, producer
Lindsay Foster Thomas, executive producer 

Anita says all the time "what's personal is political." So, she's interested to see how a new presidential administration will affect the ability of transgender Americans to serve in the U.S. military, which has long suffered from barriers to equity for troops and veterans from marginalized communities.

  

Anita is all kinds of in love with her newborn niece, a relationship that has her thinking more about motherhood. Her thoughts on the matter are at least somewhat informed by listening to "The Double Shift" podcast, which challenges the status quo for moms. This episode explores the roles of gender and community in raising kids through the story of a transgender man named Ted. Plus, Anita extends an invitation for a virtual hangout.


Anita is admittedly anxious about aging and what she'll have to re-negotiate about her body and her relationships as she gets older. Wisdom wanted.

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Anita knows how frustrating it can be to find the right doctor and get good healthcare. Transgender people have to navigate all those challenges and take extra measures to advocate for their wellbeing with medical providers who are too often untrained to treat them.

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Anita is thinking more and more about entering the club of motherhood. But first, she'd appreciate a reality check on things we don't often talk about — like child care and health concerns around pregnancy and labor. Want to support this podcast? Subscribe on your favorite audio app, leave a review on Apple Podcasts, join the conversation at #EmbodiedWUNC or give to WUNC.


Anita loves podcasts, especially ones that make space for intimate, unexpected conversations. "The Only One In The Room," hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, is one of those shows. This episode explores the excitement and emotions of being in an open marriage.


Anita has a gut feeling none of us know as much as we should about the connection between our intestinal health and how our minds work.

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Anita is a workaholic. Being overworked stresses Anita out. Too much stress leads to poor health. Don't be like Anita.

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SeXXXed: Porn For All

Aug 20, 2020

Anita questions whether her inner feminist will ever let her come around to enjoying porn without shame.

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Anita realizes she never got 'the sex talk' growing up. And even if she had, it probably wouldn't have gone like this.

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Embodied: Trailer

Jul 28, 2020

Impolite conversations. Intimate connections. Important self-discoveries. 

Check out the trailer for WUNC's new podcast Embodied, hosted by Anita Rao.

Coming soon!