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The Pageist is a podcast about books on BDSM and other forms of non-traditional sexual expression and relationships. Including fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels; from the classics to contemporary works and featuring topics from ethical non-monogamy to sex work to gender issues to kink to the science of sex.
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Mar 2, 2017

Episode the forty-sixth; Wherein the Pageist discusses female led relationships with the inimitable AliceinBondageLand–why people enjoy them and how to start one.

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.52 Intro & Announcements:

  • The show is now in Bulgaria.
  • Two survey responses. If you’d like to take the survey, which is brief and anonymous and gives me useful information on what’s working (and not), you may find it here.
  • One new (anonymous) Facebook like.
  • #trypod campaign information
  • My interview on The People of Kink.

4.57 Interview:

1.05.58 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing The Reunion by Laura Antoniou. (Really, I promise.)
  • Support the show and site on Patreon!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to the website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Feb 23, 2017

Episode the forty-fifth; Wherein the Pageist explains why darning socks is so fascinating and freaks out over humans. The book reviewed this episode is Girl on the Net: How a Bad Girl Fell in Love by Girl on the Net.

.47 Intro & Announcements:

  • I’d like to thank my special guest, Winter Storm Doris, for providing the atmosphere of being on a ship at sea.
  • No new Facebook likes, but I’ve just noticed the ‘follows’ number. Hello to all 41 of you!
  • The show is now in Croatia, Pakistan and Zambia. A special hello to the scads of Danes who’ve been downloading the show in the last week or so.
  • A brief, anonymous survey, if you’d like to provide some much appreciated feedback.
  • Many, many thanks go out to my supporters on Patreon: PC, Barrett, deebs, AuntieSocial, BeeTee, Peej and Nug.
  • Where you can listen to my live interview on Sunday 7pm Eastern Standard time or midnight UTC: TPOK Radio

4.10 My Submissive Life:

12.58 Book Review:

23.31 Closing Remarks:

Feb 17, 2017

Episode the forty-fourth: Wherein the Pageist celebrates her second kinkiversary, goes in search of a good night’s sleep and makes an exciting announcement. The book reviewed is The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue.

.47 Intro & Announcements:

9.44 My Submissive Life:

  • An assignment for my American listeners: next time you’re in the grocery store–go look at how much melatonin and baking soda you can buy! It’s amazing!

20.57 Book Review:

34.31 Closing Remarks:

Feb 9, 2017

Episode the forty-third; Wherein the Pageist chats with Pixie and Andrew of Kink Craft, a DIY kink gear shop that teaches people how to make their own toys.

.47 Intro & Announcements:

4.30 Interview:

56.18 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue.
  • Support the show and site on Patreon!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to the website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Feb 2, 2017

Episode the forty-second; Wherein the Pageist comes in through the library, issues a warm welcome to her guests from Malaysia and looks forward to mangling a dead language. The book this episode is Sex with Shakespeare: Here’s Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love by Jillian Keenan.

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • One new Facebook like. Welcome to Anonymous.
  • The show is now in Chile!
  • Apparently, the show is quite popular in Malaysia. Hello and welcome and I’m so glad you’ve found us.
  • Many thanks to the person who took the survey! The survey is quick, anonymous and gives me useful information on the demographic who listens to the show and what works/doesn’t work for people.
  • The Cage is slowly picking up members. Happily. Hop over and see what’s going on over there.
  • The mobile version of the site has been radically updated and hopefully the experience is much-improved. If you’re not currently looking at the website on a mobile device, check it out here.
  • More info on Romance Languages.

7.31 My Submissive Life:

  • Episode 36 where I mentioned Sophie Morgan’s memoirs amongst many other books.

14.20 Book Review:

33.07 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be interviewing Andrew and Pixie from KinkCraft.
  • Support the show and site on Patreon!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to the website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Jan 26, 2017

Episode the forty-first; Wherein the Pageist has a grand time talking with AliceinBondageLand, who puts the fun back in FemDom!

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • This is the second episode in two days, so there isn’t much ‘news’.

1.19 Interview:

42.50 Closing Remarks:

Jan 25, 2017

Episode the fortieth; Wherein the Pageist discusses the impertinence of projecting one’s kinks, learns of a kinky ebook publisher and is reminded (yet again) to be kinder to herself. The book reviewed is The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution by Madison Young

.47 Intro & Announcements:

  • Two new Facebook likes: Hellooo to Dave and David!
  • Two new countries: Paraguay and French Guiana. Making headway into South America, yes we are.
  • Thank you to the person who took the survey!
  • The show only has five iTunes ratings. 🙁 If you use iTunes, please give us some stars and rate other shows you enjoy, too. It really does make a podcaster’s day.
  • This week’s review on Monday was Oh Joy, Sex Toy.
  • All sorts of tweaks to the site, including increasing the font weight so you no longer risk blindness.
  • The Book Recommendations page is up as is the Gift Guide.
  • Circlet Press is Erotica for Geeks.
  • The Viscountess Investigates by Cameron Quintain

9.35 My Submissive Life:

  • This week’s rant is brought to you by: dudes who project their kinks onto female-presenting humans. Stop.

15.35 Book Review:

32.11 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be interviewing AliceinBondageLand
  • Support the show and site on Patreon!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to the website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Jan 19, 2017

Episode the thirty-ninth; wherein the Pageist needs a bit of a break from the world and its nonsense. Recent world events have finally taken their toll.

Two episodes will be up next week.

.48 The Talking Bit

Next Week

Jan 12, 2017

Episode the thirty-eighth; wherein the Pageist (briefly) returns to her roots, explains why your neurotransmitters LIE and shares some exciting news about the site. The book reviewed is Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino.

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • A new Facebook follow: Welcome to Richard! And a new like from Darkling. Hellooooo!
  • The listener in Djibouti makes me laugh because he reminds me of me.
  • The show & site has a new Patron: BIG thanks to Barrett! Check out the perks of supporting the show over here.
  • The mobile version of the site is getting a swanky upgrade next month! I am very excited!
  • If you haven’t already, check out The Cage. I reviewed the site here.
  • Episode thirty-five–where I talk about dealing with depression and how the site and podcast have helped me enormously.

4.58 My Submissive Life:

  • A sample of my original accent and how changing the accents we’re born with is similar to challenging unhelpful beliefs.

9.45 Book Review:

28.33 Closing Remarks:

Jan 8, 2017

Episode the thirty-seventh; Wherein the Pageist registers for a conference of sexy nerd, discovers the perfect mascot for oh, so many wonderful people and shares info on a new site for the kink community. The book reviewed is Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny and Raven Kaldera.

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • The show is now in Slovakia, Nigeria and Madagascar. Also, some people in Estonia seem to be having a Pageist listening party! Greetings to you, friends.
  • We have a new Patron! Thank you, thank you AuntieSocial. If you’d like to support the show, have a gander at the rewards available on the show’s Patreon.
  • And a new Facebook like. Welcome to Camille.
  • I would like to thank caffeine and the Hanna Soundtrack for helping me produce this episode after a two-day migraine pain-fest.
  • In March I will be attending Eroticon 2017, which is a conference for sex bloggers, erotica writers and erotic creatives. Are you going? Let me know! thepageist [at] gmail [dot] com or any of the social media places I frequent. That list is here.
  • Attending Eroticon isn’t cheap though–if you’d like to help me out in the wallet department or would just like to support the show in general–please consider supporting the site’s Patreon. Other ways to show your support are here.
  • An upcoming freebie for all Patrons will be an audio of How I Sext a.k.a. Hygge Porn. Keep an eye/ear out for that.
  • Earlier this week I was on Lee Harrington’s show, Passion and Soul, talking about kinky books, the importance of handmade kink gear and other wonderful things. We had a great time!
  • If you’re looking for an alternative to Fetlife, check out ThinkKinky. It’s a brand spanking new place for kinksters run by some lovely people.

7.06 My Submissive Life:

13.48 Book Review:

  • The book this episode is Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny and Raven Kaldera. It covers philosophy and practical aspects of both giving service and receiving service within a power exchange relationship. The author’s clearly write from positions of experience in an easy-to-understand style.
  • Other reviews of work by these author(s): Paradigms of Power: Styles of Master/slave Relationships edited by Raven Kaldera in episode thirteen.
  • Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson.
  • Real Service is available to read for free through the Bookmate website and app.

28.07 Closing Remarks:

Dec 30, 2016

Episode the thirty-sixth; wherein the Pageist celebrates a year of doing the podcast and shares thoughts on the books reviewed prior to having the show. Books reviewed… quite a few.

0.48 Intro and Announcements:

  • Two surveys! Thank you, survey-takers! If you’d like to fill in the anonymous survey and make my day, the link is here.
  • Someone has listened to the show using a satellite. Welcome to the ISS, Antarctica or secret government bunker.

5.31 My Submissive Life:

  • I’m going to leave the house and attend an actual munch. This is not a drill. (Thank you, Muse. mwah!)
  • It’s the show’s 1 year anniversary. I don’t know how that happened, but here we are. Here’s to another year or two. Or more.
  • Did an interview with Lee Harrington for his show Passion and Soul. More info on that when that goes up.

12.20 Book Reviews:

40.58 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny and Raven Kaldera
  • Support the show and site on Patreon!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Dec 22, 2016

Episode the thirty-fifth; wherein the Pageist takes some time to schedule in some self care, gets excited about kind fans and lesbian porno comics and returns to the Marketplace…again. The book this episode is The Academy by Laura Antoniou.

.48 Intro and Announcements:

  • The show is now in Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Djibouti.
  • FOUR survey responses! Christmas is here! If you’d like to fill in the survey (it’s quick and anonymous) the link is here.
  • Many, many thank yous to the kind gentleman who sent me Sex with Shakespeare by Jillian Keenan. Mwah!
  • Tina Horn’s interview with Jillian Keenan on Why Are People into That?!
  • Kinkly.com: Looking for a website about sex of one sort or another? Well, here you go! The site is now listed there. Maybe in a couple years I’ll crack the top 100.
  • Colleen Coover’s Small Favors is coming out in a deluxe edition! I AM A HAPPY PERSON ABOUT THIS.

4.04 My Submissive Life:

  • Avoidance Behaviour: a piece I wrote about using service as a way of avoiding scary things like human interaction.

9.46 Book Review:

  • This episode’s book is The Academy: Stories from The Marketplace, which is the fourth novel in the Marketplace series.
  • If you’d like signed versions (or for more money to go to the author–this is Laura’s shop–if not, this is Amazon (she doesn’t care where you get the books, just so you actually pay for them).
  • The Academy is a yearly meeting of Marketplace trainers. This year a new proposal has been put forward that will affect everyone and has ruffled some feathers. Between debates and meetings, trainers share stories of trainers, spotters and slaves they’ve known–these stories are written by guest authors and showcase an array of kinks in a variety of countries.
  • Book one: The Marketplace, reviewed in episode one.
  • Book two: The Slave, reviewed in episode six.
  • Book three: The Trainer, reviewed in episode twenty-five.

16.31 Section of Sexyness:

  • Michael gets more than he bargained for. 

23.40 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be talking about the books about BDSM I read/reviewed prior to having the show.
  • Support the show and site on Patreon!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Dec 8, 2016

Episode the thirty-fourth; wherein the Pageist is confounded by inconsistent censorship, attempts to perform nonconsensual submission and takes an academic view of kink. The book reviewed is Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M. Ortmann and Richard A. Sprott.

.49 Intro & Announcements:

  • Two new survey responses! You can fill out the survey here.
  • One new iTunes rating–thank you to Drew.
  • I’m now on Quora as Paige La Marchand if you’d like to follow me or ask a question.
  • I’m also on Medium as ThePageist if you’d like to follow my writings there.
  • My Instagram is new, but I’m enjoying it.
  • The Worthy Causes page on the site is available. It will expand over time.

3.41 My Submissive Life:

  • Sites not allowed in public places in the U.K.:
  • Sites allowed in public places (when I wrote this)
    • Grue.space: Nevermind the topless woman in shibari
    • My actual website: This is fine. Thankfully. But, really? If you can’t get to libsyn, just come to my site to listen to the show.
    • Tumblr: Tumblr is 75% porn! Seriously?!
    • Fetlife: Because irony is dead.
    • The Cage: See above.
  • Big hugs and thanks to Muse for offering her internet!
  • Paige tries to provide service to her local coffee shop. Have you ever been so service-horny you’d tried to serve a company?

10.03 Book Review:

  • The book this episode is Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M. Ortmann and Richard A. Sprott. An academic exploration of different types of BDSM and how people in sexual outlier communities can integrate their sexualities into their full selves. It also helps psychologists and psychiatrists understand how to better serve their clients in the BDSM community and instructs kinky people on how to find the best therapist for their needs.
  • Kink Aware Professionals Directory: Professionals in various fields who aren’t going to flip out if you mention a flogger.
  • Different Loving by Dr Gloria Brame. This would make an excellent pair with Sexual Outsiders. I interviewed the author in episode 14.

25.55 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing The Academy by Laura Antoniou
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and Instagram and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Dec 1, 2016

Episode the Thirty-third; Wherein the Pageist thanks her first Patrons and talks porn with Dr David Ley.

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • The show is in Turkey.
  • Thank you to my first patrons: BeeTee, deebs, Nug, Peej and PC!

2.06 Interview:

  • Dr David Ley, clinical psychologist and author of books about the myths of sex addiction and porn addiction.
  • Last week I reviewed his incredible Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure.
  • Twitter account: @DrDavidLey
  • Amazon author page

55.21 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M. Ortmann and Richard A. Sprott
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 25, 2016

Episode the Thirty-Second; Wherein the Pageist deals with misogynistic British people, revamps her website as a service to the community and learns all sorts of interesting things about porn. The book reviewed is Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley.

.49 Intro and Announcements:

  • The show is in Botswana and Laos. Yippee!
  • The Patreon site now has an intro video. It was super hard to make so check it out, please.

5.12 My Submissive Life:

13.08 Book Review:

  • Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley. In under 250 pages, Dr Ley debunks common myths regarding porn and its use including adverse effects on a person’s mental, physical and sexual health. Accessible and humorous, this has something for porn consumers, partners of those who consume porn, and people who want to be more ethical in their consumption.
    Other topics covered are the differences between male and female sexuality and the way they’re viewed in our culture and various strategies for dealing with any problems a person may have with their own porn use.
  • Dr David Ley’s page on Psychology Today
  • Dr David Ley’s Twitter (which it’s great): @DrDavidLey

23.00 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be interviewing the author of this episode’s book, Dr David Ley!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 18, 2016

Episode the Thirty-first; Wherein the Pageist finds some femmecocks, tries to find sexuality in England and discovers her cross gender self. The book reviewed this episode is Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All.

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • Thank you to my pioneer Patrons! You will always have a special place in my heart. The link to the Pageist Patreon page is here.
  • I’ve been mispronouncing Laura Antoniou’s name. Whoops.
  • Artemisia FemmeCock’s website: For all your strap-on yet feminine needs and questions.
  • Sugarbutch.net: Sinclair Sexsmith’s website–so many amazing words! Fiction and non-fiction. Give it a look, you won’t regret it. Sinclair wrote one of my fav stories from the book in episode three.

6.40 My Submissive Life:

  • English booksellers shelve ‘sexuality’ under ‘gender studies’. But not really. Even in the Norrington Room, the largest room of books for sale in the world.

12.32 Book Review:

31.32 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 12, 2016

Episode the Thirtieth: Wherein the Pageist offers commiserations and support to those affected by the recent election and discusses outing as consent violation. The book reviewed is My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory by Cooper S. Beckett.

.49 Intro & Announcements:

  • Four new Facebook likes. Welcome to Cimmie, Sarah and Lara.
  • The show is in Cyprus.
  • The show’s Patreon has launched! Check out the page here for the goals you can help me reach and available perks to patrons.
  • An article from Fader on #Translawhelp (created by @dtwps) to help people in the trans community get legal documents before Drumpf takes office. Lawyers across the U.S. are offering free legal services.
  • Transgender suicide hotline: 1 877 565 8860
  • LGBTQ+ Hotline: 1 866 488 7386
  • Suicide Hotline: 1 800 273 8255
  • Organisations that will fight the incoming administration:
  • ACLU
  • NAACP
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • RAINN
  • The National LGBTQ Task Force

7.30 My Submissive Life:

14.00 Book Review:

28.00 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All by Dr Veronica Vera
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 4, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Ninth; Wherein the Pageist gets philosophical then pornographic and keeps a sexy promise. The book reviewed is My Dad Wrote a Porno.

.48 Intro and Announcements:

  • Three new Facebook likes–all anonymous. Welcome!
  • Welcome also to new listeners in Algeria, Colombia, Egypt and Jordan.
  • My iTunes reviews seem to have disappeared. Are they still in the U.S. store? If you understand how this works, contact me at thepageist@gmail.com
  • One new survey result. Make my day and take the survey here. It’s anonymous and gives me happy wiggles.
  • Dragonflies, Butterflies and Toadstools an incredible colouring book by katie Casey arrived. I first mentioned it in episode 17. The Facebook Group is here with videos and finished pieces. The full-sized version can be purchased here and the pocket-sized here.
  • Gespensts Fantasy Gear is an Etsy Shop of handmade toys for the grown ups. Quality stuff and custom orders. Also, some unusual things on offer. The shop is closing at the end of December so check it out while you can.
  • The Cage. Forums, a magazine section, blogs, classified, a podcast section and two themes to choose from. It’s relatively new, but the membership is growing–now is the time to get the username you want. (And the owners listen to recommendations from members.)

8.33 My Submissive Life:

  • This episode’s My Submissive Life is brought to you by materialism.

15.45 Book Review:

27.41 Sexy Segment:

  • The sexy segment comes from Laura Antoniou’s The Trainer, which I reviewed in episode 25, but didn’t have time to read.

42.15 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory by Cooper S. Beckett
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Oct 26, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Eighth; Wherein the Pageist explores the good, the bad and the sexy things that happen when kink is portrayed on film.

.49 Intro & Announcements:

4.29 Part 1: Representation & Getting the Bad Out of the Way:

(Apologies to the filmmakers for calling your work bad)

11.42 Part 2: 50 Shades of Bullshit–What all media gets wrong about kink

  • Secretary (recap/review–spoilers be here!)

17.24 Part 3: The Good & the Sexy

25.00 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing either My Dad Wrote a Porno or My Life on the Swingset.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Oct 19, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Seventh; Wherein the pageist settles into her new home, adapts to a new way of life and learns all about Leather in all its forms. The book reviewed this episode is Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness: Life, History and Culture in the Leather/BDSM/Fetish Community by Steve Lenius.

.51 Intro and Announcements:

  • An FB like from Jeff! Also a super nice thing from a service oriented submissive who wishes there were more episodes of the show. I’m working on it and have no plans to go anywhere any time soon.
  • A survey response from a very kind listener. The anonymous survey can be taken here.
  • The show now has listeners in Iran and Kuwait.

5.12 My Submissive Life:

  • The March 13, 2016 Ropecast episode where Gray discussed educational opportunities, as well as why having experience doesn’t make one impervious to mistakes is somewhere on iTunes and other places where podcasts are available. Apologies for not being able to link to it.
  • See if there is a GRUE (Graydancer’s Rope Unconference Extravaganza) coming to a city near you here.
  • The My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast has been keeping us entertained while unpacking. Find my review of ithere.
    If you’d like to order the book the cast has written, the link is here.

12.11 Review:

  • Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness by Steve Lenius. A collection of essays, reviews and articles by the author from Lavender magazine and other places, concerning Leather, BDSM and fetish culture. It’s an excellent resource for anyone curious about the history of the lifestyle and the way it’s evolving.
  • The accompanying website, Life, Leather, Pursuit is here
  • Two links to Robert Bienvenu’s doctoral thesis will appear on thepageist.com when I can locate them. There’s a physical version at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago if you’d like to visit it in person, though.

31.13 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be talking about Kink in Film: The good, the bad and the sexy.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
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Oct 6, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Sixth; In which the Pageist settles in to her new country, learns why people are into playing with taboo and becomes more comfortable with her little side. The books reviewed this episode are The Toybag Guide to Playing with Taboo by Mollena Williams and The Toybag Guide to Age Play by Lee ‘Bridgett’ Harrington.

.50 Intro and Announcements:

  • Facebook likes! Welcome to Rylie, Aurora and Angie. Mwah! Mwah!
  • Thank you to the person who filled in the PodTrac survey and the very kind words. For anyone who’d like to contribute a few minutes of your time to a good, anonymous cause of making my day: the survey is here.
  • Someone left a rating and review on iTunes! Happy gasps all round! Thank you, friend. <3
  • The show is in DRC and Luxembourg. We’re taking over the world! (Incrementally.)

3.24 My Submissive Life:

  • In the upcoming weeks I’ll be appearing on Lee Harrington’s show PassionandSoul, which you can find here.
  • AliceinBondageLand will be appearing on this show. Her site is here. And I talked about her site and what she does in episode 17. Find the link here.
  • Also, I’ll be making an appearance on another show, hopefully. Stay tuned for that announcement.
  • Tina Horn interviewed Mollena Williams in an excellent two-part What Are People Into That?! podcast. For the life of me I cannot find a link to the episode, but it’s on iTunes–it’s episode 2. It’s titled 2A: Mollena Williams: Role Play, though they talk about many other things besides role play, including taboo.

6.59 Book Reviews:

  • Previously reviewed Playing Well with Others by both Mollena Williams and Lee Harrington in episode 2, which is here.
  • And both Mollena and Lee were short story contributors to Leather Ever After, an anthology of kinky fairy tales, which I reviewed in episode 3. That’s here.
  • Mollena’s website, The Perverted Negress: here.
  • You can follow Lee on Twitter: @PassionandSoul: here.
  • Sex Nerd Sandra on Perverted Podcast and the age play party from hell. Here.

30.10 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be talking about Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness by Steve Lenius.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Sep 16, 2016

Episode the twenty-fifth; wherein the Pageist returns to the Marketplace for the third time to learn how trainers become trainers. Also, a note from a fan and show developments.

.50 Intro & Announcements:

  • Welcome to new listeners in Venezuela! And the new Facebook friend Lexi!
  • Thank you to the person who contacted me through Tumblr. To answer your question, there are several ways to help the show, including:
  • Spreading the word to people at your local munch/dungeon or online,
  • Leaving a positive review on iTunes
  • Sponsoring the show (or sending someone my way who might be interested in doing so)
  • Supporting the upcoming Patreon or Zazzle shop.
  • The Cage is a social networking site that includes blogs, a magazine, a podcast section, forums and all sorts of other things. Registration is open and free. Check out the link here.
  • I happened across Consensual Dominance this week–it’s a blog written by someone who clearly knows a thing or two. The posts are well-written and covers a variety of kink-related topics. Check that out here.
  • I don’t know when the next episode of the show will be due to moving craziness. Definitely not next week. Perhaps the week after? Or the week after that? Hopefully it won’t be a month from now, but I am not leaving you for good just until I have a place I can sit and talk naughty things in peace.

5.52 Book Review:

  • This episode’s review is of The Trainer, the third book in the Marketplace series by Laura Antoniou.
  • I reviewed the first book, The Marketplace, in episode one, here.
  • The second book, The Slave, was in episode six, here.
  • The Marketplace is a secret, international organization that trains people who wish to be 24/7 slaves in the truest sense and then sells them to the highest bidder. That’s the short version–it’s much more complex than that. And sexy. Each book focuses on a different aspect of the organization. The third book is about how trainers (the people who teach slaves how to be proper slaves worthy of the Marketplace) become trainers. And it ain’t easy.

Excerpt:

  • Normally I would read a sexy excerpt from the book, but there’s no time. I’m saving it for another episode. I promise–you’ll get your smut.

13.36 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be talking about… I don’t know. Either: kink in films: the good, the bad and the sexy; a review of Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness; a review of two Toybag Guides or something else entirely.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Sep 8, 2016

Episode the twenty-fourth; wherein the Pageist talks with author, educator and instigator Lee Harrington.

.50 Intro & Announcements

1.48 Interview:

  • Lee co-wrote Playing Well with Others with Mollena Williams, which I reviewed in episode 2: here.
  • The book we’re discussing today is Traversing Gender, which I reviewed in episode 21: here.
  • Listen to Lee’s excellent interview with MonsignorX on Passion and Soul: here.
  • Lee’s website: PassionandSoul.com
  • On Twitter: @passionandsoul
  • The official website for Traversing Gender is: here. It has a large number of resources for transgender and gender nonconforming people, as well as a place to recommend resources.

48.40 Outtake:

  • A bonus bit about kink in Alaska from our pre-interview conversation

53.53 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing the third book in Laura Antoniou’s Marketplace series, The Trainer.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Sep 1, 2016

Episode the twenty-third; Wherein the Pageist explores a new app for kinksters, laughs until she cries at a podcast and develops some new ideas for sadistic roleplay. The books reviewed this episode are the first three volumes of the comic Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

.50 Intro & Announcements:

  • The show is in Estonia and Nepal.
  • Welcome to the newest Facebook fan, Alice!
  • I’ve tried out a new app called Kinkd (it doesn’t seem to have a website, sorry), but I do like the app.
  • The podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno has been keeping Walter and I very entertained. The website is here. The podcast is on iTunes and probably Android somewhere, and can also be heard here.
  • Pre-order the book here.

4.45 My Submissive Life:

  • The move date approaches!
  • I get cozy with my inner sadist and ponder the ways our various kink roles are intrinsic to who we are.

7.57 Book Review:

  • This episode, the books are the first three volumes of Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, which is about two people who stop time when they orgasm. They use this power to rob banks.
  • More information about the television series in the works: here.

17.06 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be interviewing Lee Harrington, author, educator and host of Passion and Soul.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Aug 25, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Second; Wherein the Pageist tries a new app designed for kinksters, discovers a podcast for sexy thinkers and learns to be ethically slutty.

The book reviewed this episode is The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy.

.50 Intro & Announcements:

  • Welcome to the new listener in Latvia!
  • Thank you to the new survey-taker. Mwah! Mwah!

1.35 My Submissive Life:

  • I tested the KNKI app. Their website is: here.
  • Also, Intellectual Foreplay is a new favorite podcast. Check them out here.
  • Review of Cooper S. Beckett's A Life Less Monogamous: Episode 5.
  • Interview with Cooper S. Beckett: Episode 8.

5.22 Book Review:

  • Books by the authors I've previously reviewed: Spanking for Lovers by Janet W. Hardy: Episode 4.
  • Written reviews of The New Topping Book and The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy.
  • The Multiamory hosts took over my show and did their own (quite excellent) reviews of The New Topping and The New Bottoming Books: Episode 7.
  • PolyMatchMaker.com--a dating website for poly people.
  • Take the OKCupid Ethical Slut Test and see how well you score on both Sluttiness and Ethicalness: here.

31.41 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I'll be reviewing the first three volumes of Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
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