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.


July 11, 2022 34 min

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Laura and Rachel will be back eventually. In the meantime, check us out on Nerds Talking the Podcast.

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Nothing quite gets under our skin like when we feel like someone thinks they’re better than us. But yet, the odds are that you think you’re better than the average person.

Today we’re talking superiority. We’ll explore how humans evolved to rank each other and dig into the theories on why we tend to put ourselves higher in those rankings. We’ll also look at what happens when that feeling of superiority goes too far.

All to answer to ...

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June 13, 2022 59 min

Today we’re looking into the sex lives of others to see how much everyone else is doing the deed. We dig into sexy surveys to learn who gets it the most and how often really is “normal”. We also look at how sex affects our mood to see if there’s an optimal amount for peak happiness and relationship bliss.

All to get to the bottom of our rude question today: Is everyone having more sex than me?

That’s what you're in for today, on...

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Do you love your pets like family? Ninety five percent of pet owners in America would say yes. And pet owners are willing to put their money where their mouth is- we’ll spend about $110 billion annually on our furry friends. But does all this love come at a cost? 

Today we are exploring the wild world of pets, looking at where all these critters come from, how happy pets really are in the human world, and what we might owe to the an...

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May 16, 2022 60 min

While the humble condom might seem like a bit of buzzkill, this 8 one-hundredths of a millimeter is all that separates us from a world of unwanted pregnancies and rampant infection.

So why is the condom so controversial? Join us on a journey through the history of the condom from cute, little dick bonnet to our modern-day rubber. We'll also explore how condoms' public image has changed just as much along the way. We’ll meet ...

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May 2, 2022 62 min

Modern parents have been sold the idea that kids are the tried and true pathway to perfect happiness. But it turns out, there are a lot of bumps on the way to bliss. More than ever, parents are feeling like they have been sold a bad bill of goods.

Today on Impolite Society, we’re exploring the myth of joyful parenting, the enormous pressure parents are under, and the very real risks of parental burnout. All this to answer the rude q...

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April 18, 2022 54 min

There’s no doubt cartoons hold a special place in our hearts… and fantasies? Animated porn is one of the most-popular categories of porn around the world. So how we go from enjoying our cartoons with a bowl of cereal in the family room to watching them alone with a box of tissues?

In this episode we explore the fantastical world of hentai and animated porn, We’ll examine why it’s so popular, how it highjacks our caveman to turn us o...

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April 4, 2022 62 min

Death is the last great adventure. Humans have been curious about what happens after we die for millennia and today, we are unpacking everything you’ve ever wanted to know about kicking the bucket. Like the different definitions of death (there is more than one), the stages of death, and what near death experiences can tell us about a potential afterlife.

All this to answer the rude question, what’s it like to die?

That’s what you&...

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March 21, 2022 61 min

A throaty moan, a gasp of pleasure, a shriek of ecstasy - these are all music to our ears. The sounds of sex are unmistakable- But why are humans so loud in the sack?

In this episode we are looking at sex sounds: why we make them, the other animals that are shrieking their way through intercourse, and if nature or nurture is responsible for these copulatory vocalizations. All to answer the rude question…. Why are we so loud in bed?


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March 7, 2022 57 min

Whether you’ve caught an odd whiff during a meeting, forgotten to brush your teeth before running out the door or stopped to run an errand after hitting the gym, we know what it feels like to be self-conscious of our odor. But humans smell! Each and everyone one of us comes with our own unique set of smells, scents and, let’s be honest, stank.

Odor can attract, bond or even prevent any regrettable dalliances with distant relatives, ...

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February 21, 2022 63 min

Feeling lonely is part of our evolutionary makeup. The emptiness in our chests is what drove our ancient ancestors to seek out others, form tribes, find mates, and face the terrors of nature together. But in our modern society, feeling alone is a shameful secret. 

In this episode we’re breaking down the concept of loneliness: why we feel it, why we’re ashamed of it, and how chronic feelings of loneliness can actually change your bra...

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February 7, 2022 61 min

Cunnilingus is as old as the human species, but this sex act is still taboo in our modern society. So taboo that Batman was forbidden to do it in a recent HBO Max series. Why is it that an act for female pleasure is seen as delinquent, but fellatio is being boasted about in locker rooms across America?

We’re lapping up the history of cunnilingus across the animal kingdom, what evolutionary benefit this sex act may have had, and why ...

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January 24, 2022 56 min

We’re all looking for a little love and human connection, right? So why is it so dang hard for us to talk to someone we’re interested in? Studies show 3 out of 4 of us are terrible flirts and are really bad at identifying when someone likes us.

So what’s a lonely heart to do? 

This episode, we’re talking about the art of the pick up. We dig into human behavior to uncover the subtle signs used to show interest, and more importantly wh...

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January 10, 2022 63 min

We all live in fear of the dreaded "F" word... Fat. Our weight might be summed up in the number on a scale, but that's far from where its effect ends. If that number falls into the "fat" zone, it can have real-world effects. Not just on our physical health, but our ability to attract a mate, how much other people like us and how the world sees our value as a person.

Yet, not long ago, humans had no idea what they...

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December 20, 2021 70 min

Twice the week before Christmas
And fresh into your ears,
Will be poured a selection
Of our favorite moments this year.
The stories and facts
To make your grandmother blush,
Told to you by
Your two favorite lush.
So gather round the fire,
Mix yourself a hot tottie.
We can bet you weren’t good this year
But we much prefer naughty.
From menarche to necrophilia,
And a camp full of the nude,
Hold on to your panties,
Because it’s about to get rude.
So ...

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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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