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The Turn On

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The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and have sex too, and it doesn’t have to be political or scandalous or dirty. Unless we want it to be. Join us each week as we read a sexy piece of Black erot… read more

30 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Episode 2 | Permission

January 15th, 2020

47:15

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read Sondi Warner's "Lead Me Astray" and talk about paranormal creatures, consent and tapping into our primal selves.

Resources:

BOOK | "Lead Me Astray":

Episode 1.5 | The Turn On x Cherí Calico Roman

January 8th, 2020

37:31

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to Cherí Calico Roman, co-founder of Black Poly Pride, about the ins and outs of polyamory.

Episode 1 | The Weekend

January 1st, 2020

55:13

Welcome to Season 2! In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read Katrina Jackson's "From Scratch" and talk fat bodies, dating police …

Quickie 6 | Shout Outs!

December 25th, 2019

15:18

In this bonus episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya shout out some of their favorite accounts to follow on social media.

You can find full show …

Quickie 5 | Name That Scene

December 18th, 2019

9:22

In this bonus episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read out of context passages from some of this season's selections.

You can find full show …

Quickie 4 | Lemme Ask Y'all Something

December 11th, 2019

23:42

In this bonus episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya answer listener questions.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything …

Quickie 3 | The Casting Couch

December 4th, 2019

17:23

In this bonus episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya cast a few of this season's books with known and unknown stars.

You can find full show notes, a …

Quickie 2 | Getting to Know You, Too

November 27th, 2019

17:29

In this bonus episode of The Turn On, roles reverse and Erica and Kenrya interview each other as the other person. (Yeah, it's confusing...just …

Quickie 1 | Getting To Know You

November 20th, 2019

27:30

In this bonus episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya tell their friendship origin story and interview each another.

You can find full show notes, a …

Episode 10.5 | The Turn On x Pam Creekmur

November 13th, 2019

37:26

On Episode 10.5 of The Turn On, we talk to minister and public health expert Pam Creekmur about sex and Christianity.

GUEST: Pam Creekmur:

Episode 10 | My Boo

November 6th, 2019

1:15:53

On Episode 10 of The Turn On, we read Song of Solomon from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible and discuss sex and religion, feminism and …

Episode 9.5 | The Turn On x Lauren Cherelle

October 30th, 2019

23:58

On Episode 9.5 of The Turn On, we talk to Lauren Cherelle, author of "The Dawn of Nia," about identity and using literature to lift up the experiences of Southern Black lesbians.

BOOK: "The Dawn of Nia" by Lauren …

Episode 9 | Partition

October 23rd, 2019

51:18

On Episode 9 of The Turn On, we read from "The Dawn of Nia" by Lauren Cherelle and talk about getting dressed for dates, corny foreplay and how traumatic experiences have impacted our intimate relationships.

BOOK: "The …

Episode 8.5 | The Turn On x Chloé Cook

October 16th, 2019

22:59

On Episode 8.5 of The Turn On, we interview therapist Chloé Cook about the ins and outs of relationships that form as the result of shared trauma.

Episode 8 | Feel The Fire

October 9th, 2019

47:08

On Episode 8 of The Turn On, we read from "Fire Baptized" by Kenya Wright and talk about our experiences playing with fire (bka being friends with exes).

BOOK: "Fire Baptized" by Kenya Wright: https://amzn.to/2o33FmP

Episode 7.5 | The Turn On x Talia Hibbert

October 2nd, 2019

24:21

On Episode 7.5 of The Turn On, we interview Talia Hibbert, author of "Bad for the Boss," and talk about the importance of representation and banning shame from our sex lives.

BOOK: "Bad for the Boss":

Episode 7 | We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off

September 25th, 2019

43:56

On Episode 7 of The Turn On, we read from Talia Hibbert's "Bad for the Boss" and extol the joys of dry humping.

BOOK: "Bad for the Boss":

Episode 6.5 | The Turn On x Quinn Gee-Edwards

September 18th, 2019

41:08

In Episode 6.5 of The Turn On, we talk to therapist Quinn Gee-Edwards about hoteps, narcissism and the importance of having a firm foundation before you date.

BOOK: Let Me Free You (McClain Brothers Book 4):

Episode 6 | Let's Get Married

September 11th, 2019

50:34

In Episode 6 of The Turn On, we read an excerpt from "Let Me Free You" by Alexandria House and discuss marriage proposals, dating hoteps and getting out of our own heads.

BOOK: Let Me Free You (McClain Brothers Book 4):

Episode 5.5 | The Turn On x Mistress Envy

September 4th, 2019

17:38

On Episode 5.5 of The Turn On, we interview Mistress Envy, author of "Erotic Confessions of the Mildly Perverse: A Collection of Short Stories."

BOOK: …

Episode 5 | What's Your Fantasy

August 28th, 2019

1:02:44

On Episode 5 of The Turn On, we read two stories from Mistress Envy's "Erotic Confessions of the Mildly Perverse: A Collection of Short Stories" and …

Episode 4.5 | The Turn On x Rebel Miller

August 21st, 2019

29:41

In Episode 4.5 of The Turn On, we interview Rebel Miller, the author of "Awakening," about world building and sex scenes as character development.

BOOK: Awakening: Book One of Kira's Story (The Realm Series 1):

Episode 4 | I'm In Love With Another Man

August 14th, 2019

1:10:37

In Episode 4 of The Turn On, we read an excerpt from "Awakening," the first book in Rebel Miller's Realm series, "forbidden" love and the times we've talked ourselves into trouble.

BOOK: Awakening: Book One of Kira's …

Episode 3.5 | The Turn On x Carol Taylor

August 7th, 2019

35:18

In Episode 3.5 of The Turn On, we interview Carol Taylor, editor of "Brown Sugar 4: Secret Desires," and take a deep dive into the origin story of …

Episode 3 | Anywhere

July 31st, 2019

52:32

In Episode 3 of The Turn On, we read "Luzette” by Darrell Dawsey, which appears in Carol Taylor's "Brown Sugar 4: Secret Desires." Then we reminisce …

Episode 2.5 | The Turn On x Feminista Jones

July 24th, 2019

45:19

In Episode 2.5 of The Turn On, we talk to "Push the Button" author Feminsta Jones about BDSM, labels and building community.

BOOK: "Push the Button": https://amzn.to/2jML9Nn
AUTHOR: Feminista Jones:

Episode 2 | Computer Love

July 17th, 2019

52:36

In Episode 2 of The Turn On, we read an excerpt from “Push the Button” by Feminsta Jones. Then we talk about our own experiences with dominant and …

Episode 1.5 | The Turn On x Leone Ross

July 10th, 2019

36:58

In Episode 1.5 of The Turn On, we interview writer Leone Ross, author of "Come Let Us Sing Anyway." We talk inspiration, first times and the world leader we're sure has never, ever been present while a woman was having …

Episode 1 | What, What, In The Butt

July 10th, 2019

1:04:28

In Episode 1 of The Turn On, we read "Drag," a story from Leone Ross' "Come Let Us Sing Anyway," then—in honor of our first episode—we spill about some very special first times.

BOOK: "Come Let Us Sing Anyway":

Episode 0 | Trailer

June 17th, 2019

1:33

The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and …

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