Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Welcome to the podcast where we answer the questions that just won’t fly in polite society. Join us as we dig into taboo topics like how much you make, how you lost your v-card, and how you poop. We’re making our grandma’s blush with these rude questions and can’t wait for you to join us.

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December 6, 2021 59 min

A little over a hundred years ago, men and women didn't really interact. And when they did, it was all about getting down the aisle.  But as the times have changed and our society evolves, we've created more and more opportunities for the genders to mix.  And when they do, you have an opportunity for complications to arise. And that sticky part of friendships between men and women is what we're talking about today.

We lo...

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In honor of the most gluttonous holiday of the year, we're throwing back to our episode all about eating so much we die.

Gluttony might put our immortal soul in danger, but what about our physical bodies? We've all eaten so much we feel like we might explode, but can we eat enough in one sitting to kill us? That's the question we dig into this episode, exploring if we can push our tummies past their breaking points, how ...

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November 22, 2021 65 min

Nothing says Thanksgiving like gathering around a giant, roasted turkey. But did you ever stop to think why Turkey is on the menu rather than horse dog or cat? Food taboos are complicated and vary greatly by geography. There are no cultural universals when it comes to what animals are and aren't on the menu.

Today, we're uncovering food taboos around the world. How some unlucky critters ended up as diet staples and what role...

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November 8, 2021 67 min

What do you do, when two just won't do? A rude question from Rocky of Wild Nights with Rocky Powell sends our gals into the world of polyamory. But this isn't your grandma's swingers club. Polyamory centers around the idea of engaging in meaningful, romantic and physical relationships with multiple partners, turning the very core of our monogamous world up-side-down.

Are polyamorist showing us an enlightened, co-dependen...

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Even in the age of science and reason, we’re all still fascinated by stories of specters from the beyond. Ghosts may be easily dismissed as folklore or superstition in the light of day, But our tune changes in the middle of the night. It’s dark, you’re all alone, and the things that seem impossible in the sunlight are suddenly very, very real. 

In our Halloween episode, we’re recording at one of the most haunted places in America to...

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October 11, 2021 53 min

Scrooge. Montgomery Burns. Lex Luther. These and many other great antagonists have something in common… they’re filthy stinking rich. Throughout literature, pop culture and Hollywood, wealth is often linked to villainy, but are the rich really as cold and heartless as they're portrayed?

Join us as we dig into the series of studies that examine the behavior of the elite and explore why they act so different than we do. All to get...

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Each day, your body makes the high-stakes decision that holds together the very fabric of our society… “is that just a fart, or am I about to shit myself?” And with the average person releasing nearly a half gallon of gas a day, your body is making this decision all the time.

Turns out, this impressive ability all comes down to how we developed as an embryo. 

We explore biology behind farts to uncover how society as we know it is hel...

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September 13, 2021 66 min

Hey there, your fly is down! We put so much effort into covering our bodies, that the idea of exposing ourselves in public, even inadvertently after a trip to the loo, is enough to make us blush. Nudity is a taboo that’s so ingrained that being in the buff has become the cliché stress dream.

But it’s more than that. In many places, your naked body is against the law.

So how did our birthday suits go from our natural state to being a ...

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The average human body contains 126,000 calories, or roughly the same amount as 225 Big Macs. This means that each of us is quite the feast, just waiting to be devoured.

This episode, we dig into cannibalism--fondly known as the oldest taboo. We trace cannibalism's journey from its prehistoric roots to how a sacred funeral rite became a big no-no in the "civilized" world and an excuse for dooming an entire continent. Joi...

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We continue our study of sex dolls by asking the question: why does any of this matter? But before digging into what these dolls mean for women and  sex in general, we dust off the ole crystal ball to take a look at what the future might hold for our darling dolls. Along the way, we meet sex doll influencers, visit the saddest doll brothel in Germany and learn the term "gynoid."

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If you can't love the one you want, love the one you can purchase and completely customize online... that's how the song goes, right? This episode we peel back layer after horrifying layer of the world of lifelike sex dolls, including the long and storied history of "dames de voyage", how your friendly 1980s bachelor party blow up doll became the uncanny valley creature called RealDoll and who are the men (and women...

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July 26, 2021 58 min

Studies show women cry four times more than men do. Is this evidence of evolutionary biology or have women learned to use crying to get their way? This episode, we discover how crying works, discuss theories as to why we cry and dig into whether crying is manipulative. We all enter this world crying, but let's learn how our relationship with this emotional outpour change as we grow into adults.

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ROAD RAGE! It’s something we almost all suffer from and it for real kills people. Many of us will admit to having road rage and doing stupid things behind the wheel. But does going off the handle on a complete stranger for almost nothing speak well of your mental and emotional health? Does having Road Rage mean you're monster? 

Email us your impolite questions, or any other impolite thoughts at rude@impolitesociety.com and v...

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June 28, 2021 58 min

Nothing says confident like a fresh butthole. While popular for making squeaky clean sphincters across the globe, the bidet has never caught on in the United States. This episode, we get to the bottom of bidets branding problem, including how bidets work, the aristocratic birth of the bidet and how this humble piece of plumbing earned its bad reputation.

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Menstruation: so fundamental to our species, and yet such a deeply, deeply engrained taboo. This FAN FRIDAY listener Sarah wants to know "why can't I talk about my period?" Join us  as we dig into the origins of the menstruation taboo, explore what religious text say about that time of the month and expose 3 unsolved period mysterious.

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June 14, 2021 52 min

Helping friends and family feels good, but when it comes to lending money, you may have just tip toed into a mine field. This episode, we dig into the taboo of money, what having/needing it says about you and if you can expect to get that $35 you lent to your buddy back anytime soon.

Email us your impolite questions, or any other impolite thoughts at rude@impolitesociety.com and visit our website for info about the show and your...

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May 31, 2021 60 min

Gluttony might put our immortal soul in danger, but what about our physical bodies? We've all eaten so much we feel like we might explode, but can we eat enough in one sitting to kill us? That's the question we dig into this episode, exploring if we can push our tummies past their breaking points, how our bodies protect us from that grizzly fate and three gruesome stories of when it failed.

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Ever find yourself curious what's going on underneath those Furry costumes? Well listener Sean from Tweets Ahead podcast sure is. This month's Fan Friday goes behind the wolf masks to see who exactly furries are, where the came from and if it's all just one big kink. So buckle in and hit play if you're feeling yiffy.

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Hot sex or hot mess? We're digging into BDSM, the community behind it and what liking a little degradation says about your psychology. So press play you dirty little slut, you know you want it.

Email us your impolite questions, or any other impolite thoughts at rude@impolitesociety.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

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Potty mouths of the world unite! This week we explore the colorful world of colorful language, including breaking down the origins of Twitter's top 3 swears, unpacking the psychology of profanity and learning we aren't the only animals who like to cuss.  All in the pursuit of uncovering why something so wrong, feels so damn right.

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