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The Pageist - BDSM & Sex-Positive Book Reviews

The Pageist is a podcast about books on BDSM and other forms of non-traditional sexual expression and relationships. Books reviewed include fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels; range from classics to contemporary works and feature topics like ethical non-monogamy, sex work, gender issues, kink and the science of sex. Authors, sex educators and experienced kinksters make occasional appearances, as well.
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Now displaying: October, 2016
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.
  • 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 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.
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