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Mar 29, 2017

As we move on from the Laura Palmer storyline, much like Garland Briggs, we go into the wilderness. As Hawk tells us this week, every soul must pass through the Black Lodge on their way to the White, and so we at Damn Good Podcast pass into the darkness of season two's horrible flabby middle. We deal with the likes of Little Nicky, Evelyn Marsh, more about Vivian and Ernie, Hank, fucking James, and Nadine's stint as a high school wrestler. It all hurts.

For the rest of the season, Damn Good Podcast will be doing more of a digest of three episodes at a time. We recognize that the back half of Season 2 is nobody's favorite, but we still want to give it some scrutiny. Each episode, rather than going scene by scene, will go character by character and we'll talk about what the show is doing. Hope you enjoy the new format that, hopefully, will take us all the way to the premiere of Season 3.

A Damn Good Podcast about Twin Peaks is a proud member of the Swingset.FM podcast network, showcasing diverse and unique podcasts about sexuality and geekery since 2010. Email us at contact@damngoodpodcast.com

Mar 15, 2017

Resolution. When Arbitrary Law originally aired, a lot of the audience for Twin Peaks had already abandoned it, perhaps not accepting the resolution that they'd been shown when Leland/BOB killed Maddy. It's a shame they did, because the performance Ray Wise gives here at the end of this episode is a treasure, as he vacillates between BOB pretending to be Leland, BOB unleashed, and then finally, true Leland at the end, as he realizes and remembers what he's done to Laura. It's wonderful and heartbreaking, and as with the last episode, is surrounded by dull and uninteresting. But for a moment we can ignore all that. We can spend the time at the roadhouse as Cooper puts things together, we can revel in the return of Don Davis as Major Briggs, and delight in the unexpected catchphrase "That gum you like is going to come back in style." As we bid farewell to this plotline, and recognize what awaits us in the middle of season two, we can, just for a moment, treasure what we've had.

For the rest of the season, Damn Good Podcast will be doing more of a digest of three episodes at a time. We recognize that the back half of Season 2 is nobody's favorite, but we still want to give it some scrutiny. Each episode, rather than going scene by scene, will go character by character and we'll talk about what the show is doing. Hope you enjoy the new format that, hopefully, will take us all the way to the premiere of Season 3.

A Damn Good Podcast about Twin Peaks is a proud member of the Swingset.FM podcast network, showcasing diverse and unique podcasts about sexuality and geekery since 2010. Email us at contact@damngoodpodcast.com

Mar 7, 2017

We're in a post-Maddy world, now, and the "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" storyline is barrelling toward a conclusion. Ray Wise delivers a terrifying and sublime performance as Leland who may or may not be behind the wheel of his own body. We see him slide between composure, meek Leland, and the anger of BOB. Unfortunately, interspersed with a truly great and meaty storyline are Norma's mother Vivian and her new husband Ernie, Bobby's plan to blackmail Ben Horne, Lucy and Andy and Lucy's incredibly irritating sister Gwen, and a love story for the ages between Donna and Bland, erm, Egg, erm, James. The Laura Palmer storyline continues to dwarf everything around it as the shows cracks widen.

Feb 28, 2017

Big shit goes down this week in Twin Peaks! We get the answer to the most important question that's been vexing us...just WHO THE HELL IS MR. TOJAMURA?! Well, not really, we also get pretty good idea who actually killed Laura Palmer this week. In addition to that, David Lynch has returned to direct and boy can we tell. The weird is perfect, the visceral violence and horror accompanied by somber sadness and humor. And Julee Cruise gets to sing two songs. Hell of an episode. We also talk a bunch about our plans for the rest of season 2.

Damn Good Podcast about Twin Peaks is a proud member of the Swingset.FM podcast network, showcasing diverse and unique podcasts about sexuality and geekery since 2010. Email us at contact@damngoodpodcast.com

Feb 22, 2017

We return from our extended hiatus to a changed world, but choose to stay in the weird 1950s/1990s hybrid that is Twin Peaks. We talk about all the happenings in Peaks land, including The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost, and new audiobooks of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer and "Diane..." The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper. For the episode itself, we're thrilled to meet in the flesh (of David Lynch) Gordon Cole, as we go deeper into some of the wackier story lines, but get Al Strobel in top form as Gerard/Mike.

A Damn Good Podcast about Twin Peaks is a proud member of the Swingset.FM podcast network, showcasing diverse and unique podcasts about sexuality and geekery since 2010.

Jan 27, 2017

Comedic actress Hannah Abney, and the impossibly sexy Joie Nouveau, joined Lola on stage at Otto’s Shrunken Head on November 3rd for another installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go.

We celebrated our 3rd Anniversary in November! It was a silly night filled with pizza, funfetti vulvas, and classy dick balloons. We celebrated three years of talking about sex, life, and everything in between. It was a great night filled with ridiculousness. On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about blocking douche bags on OkCupid, the ghosts of fuckboys past, nude selfie 101, the madness of Cards Against Humanity, their funniest sex moments, nipple banding, exploding watermelons, and who's on their Fuck-it list.

You can find Hannah Abney on Twitter, @Hannahabney650

You can find Joie Nouveau on Twitter, @Julia_Neveu8

Dec 30, 2016

Dirty Lola, Rebecca Hiles, Dylan Thomas, and Mister Pent get together at Catalyst Midwest 2016 to discuss how to navigate alternative lifestyle communities!

You can find Dirty Lola on Twitter @DirtyLola

You can find Rebecca Hiles on Twitter @TheFriskyFairy

You can find Chris Pent on Twitter @MisterPent

You can find Dylan Thomas on Twitter @DylanTheThomas

Dec 24, 2016

NYC based burlesque performer, art muse, and firecracker, Bianca Dagga joined Lola on stage at Otto’s Shrunken Head on September 1st for another installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go.

We were one guest short for our first show back after a busy summer hiatus, but Bianca and Lola joined forces and the Pussy Posse was still poppin. On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about Sex Geek Summer Camp shenanigans, cunt kicking comes up again, riding a Sybian in the woods, spontaneous anal, anal beads n things, and the best way to procure post coitus mozzarella sticks. It was a weird show. Lol

You can find Bianca Dagga on Twitter, @BiancaDagga

Dec 24, 2016

NYC based Burlesque MC, writer, singer, and gadabout, Bastard Keith and the “Hidden Treasure of Burlesque”  Mandarine Moon-fly, joined Lola on stage at Otto’s Shrunken Head on October 6th for another installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go!

Doing a live show in NY can be very tricky. Sometimes you end up with a packed house and sometimes no one shows up. When the latter happens you learn to make the best of it. When no one shows up for Sex Ed A Go-Go we throw a pizza party and record a kick ass podcast! On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about scheduled extracurricular fucking, period oral sex, slutty storm preparedness, bruises and why we love them so much, the struggles of performing in NY, the worst tv shows to have on during sex, Twitter, the art of porn and movies we love. Sho Nuff.

You can find Bastard Keith on Twitter, @BastardKeith

You can find Mandarine Moon-Fly on Instagram as @MandarineMoon

 

 

Dec 19, 2016

It's really been a year, hasn't it? I know I've been quieter than usual, at least here on the blog. I've been outspoken to the point of blithering loudmouth elsewhere, though. Including a misguided, if impassioned, attempt to reign in someone trolling in a Trump hat on election night at #SSDesire. 

I feel unmoored. Unstuck in time and space. And not in the good way that post-Desire usually brings. Unmoored in that I truly don't feel I have a handle on direction just now. I don't know how to get that back, or how to return toward my goals. All I have now are abstract thoughts, and I struggle with all of them.

As this is a website about sex positivity and inclusiveness, I try to err on the side of compassion. It doesn't always work, of course, and I'll make comments that alienate others. Hell, I know #NotAllChristians, so I don't need to be reminded of that anymore. I'm uncouth, I'm outspoken to a fault, and truly, I often speak before I think, and write before I think.

I've wanted to write about my feelings post-election, a dispatch from the #NewNormal, but have been unable to, thus far. I've started many times, and just given in to my darker despair urges, thrusting my fists against the posts, railing and ranting, gnashing my teeth and wringing my hands. It has, at times, been cathartic, but mostly just fed the despair.

Today, though, the day the electors vote, I felt that I wanted to say something different.

It's about love.

We all know that it's about to get bad, potentially devastatingly bad for so many we care about, for so many in our marginalized communities. Today (unless something insane happens) Donald Trump will be voted as president-elect. He has appointed some of the least qualified people to the most important offices in our country (why shouldn't his cabinet reflect him, after all?) and many actively oppose the posts to which they've been appointed.

It's tempting to say this is part of the Left/Right dance, that this is "same as it ever was." We've been here before, with W. It's comforting to feel that way, and to those who want to, I don't fault that feeling. Just do so with eyes wide open. Because it may be similar, but it's definitely not the same.

Fascism isn't an instant thing, where one day we wake up to totalitarianism. It's gradual. Many will say it's been coming for decades and that may well be true. But with the outgoing NC government working to ensure that the new governor will have far less power, we see that a new playbook has arrived. The rules have changed. The darkness has become emboldened. We see them now, shoving at the margins of polite society.

Where Barack Obama was a symbol of hope and potential to so many communities who've always felt they could not be president, so now we see Trump as a symbol that you don't need to be "politically correct," that telling the "truth" is a great way to get away with being hateful.

We need to watch that these margin pushes don't become the norm. Eyes wide open means watching out for yourself, your family, but also for those that you don't share race, sexuality, creed, or beliefs with. The poorest, the most vulnerable, they're more important now. We need to take care of them as best we can, because things are about to get bad.

So, go ahead and try not to stress out about the oncoming storm, that's alright. But when you see something happening, speak up. When people say horrible things, racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, or downright ignorant, say something.

Continuing to say something is the only way through. Quiet on the side of good is what has brought us here.

The quote that has, bizarrely, meant the most to me throughout this whole horrific ordeal, comes from Twin Peaks:

"While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love." - Albert Rosenfield

We must continue to love each other. Love will out. It must.

Let's take care of each other, and make 2017 the year this horrible wave finally breaks and begins to roll back.

Dec 3, 2016

While enjoying time at Desire Resort and Spa, we watched, waited, and realized our suffering through the 2016 Election would continue, but we decided to acknowledge the election and move on, for when we returned home we'd have work to do, and there was no work to be done while "stuck in Mexico". So, Chris Pent. Dr. Liz Powell and myself, with Tonia as our willing hostess and facilitator, decided to talk about:

Closing the Deal

Being sexually free means potential surrounds you, but it can be a real challenge to find someone you're attracted to and to ask them to join you in a way that allows for multiple chances for success, and for graceful failures.

 

We are the Gentleperverts Social Club, You can find more Gentleperverts’ Social Club podcasts every month at www.gentleperverts.com and discuss our latest episodes and topics on twitter with @GentlePerverts and on the Swingset.FM network hashtag #SSFM on twitter.. You can find me, Dylan Thomas, on Twitter, Facebook, Spotify and Fetlife. If you have a submission, a story, a signal boost request, or an idea for a topic, send that over to me at dylan@lifeontheswingset.com.

 

We featured music by: Puppet titled Play Pretend, off the new Fear is Fleeting EP

Puppet - Fear is Fleeting EP

Oct 14, 2016

We leap forward to 1994, and John's take on true crime films Serial Mom starring Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, & Matthew Lillard. We both agree that the film is light and silly, and has a stellar performance from its lead actress. 

Sep 19, 2016

I'm happy to open our doors again, because tonight we have one hell of a show for you. Team Ass & Titties stopped by to discuss gettin’ booty, ghosting, and being terrible at hookups, and Morgan stops by with the entire Bridgetown Sexy team to talk about finding nonmonogamy, discovering new partners, and swinging.

 

 

Gettin' Booty, Gettin' Feelings

The Ass & Titties crew, aka: Dirty Lola, Mr. Pent, and the Frisky Fairy decide to get together and talk about gettin’ some booty, and getting a little extra feelings along the way. They find you don’t have to shy away from feelings, you need to occasionally be exceptional at communicating expectations, or you get to make some uncomfortable choices.

 

 

Finding Non-Monogamy, New Partners, Swinging, Clubs, with the Bridgetown Sexy crew!

Morgan and Cole invite themselves over to Liz and Jack's place to listen to them tell their origin story. Jack introduces Morgan and Cole to naked story telling as he and Liz talk about discovering swinging, discovering new partners, and discovering kick-ass swinger clubs.

 

 

Ghosting: It Sucks, It's Useful

Dirty Lola, Mr. Pent, and the Frisky Fairy chat ghosting and find that sometimes... ghosting's the safest way to let someone down. Safety concerns, unpleasant interactions, and current societal expectations go into the math on deciding whether to let someone down, or to quietly let someone go.

 

We're Bad at Hookups
Dirty Lola, Mr. Pent, and the Frisky Fairy admit that sometimes they're bad at hookups, and that presents problems if you're just trying to get laid.

 

Everything here, no matter where it was recorded, is all part of the Gentleperverts Social Club, You can find more Gentleperverts’ Social Club podcasts every month at www.gentleperverts.com and discuss our latest episodes and topics on twitter with @GentlePerverts and on the Swingset.FM network hashtag #SSFM on twitter.. You can find me, Dylan Thomas, on Twitter, Facebook, Spotify and Fetlife. If you have a submission, a story, a signal boost request, or an idea for a topic send that over to me at dylan@lifeontheswingset.com.

 

Tonight's episode featured music by Soupandreas titled: Over You.

Sep 14, 2016

We reach a shaky point in Twin Peaks history, as a number of the cartoonier plot points begin to draw themselves front and center, with Leo potentially returning home, freakishly strong Nadine's high school memory, and of course more with the Hardy Girls Donna and Maddy. A brief bit of light comes when Lara Flynn Boyle absolutely nails a monologue story about her time with Laura. We also debate the problem of our hero Hawk killing a guy in Canada.

Sep 9, 2016

Wicked Pictures performer, director and humanitarian, Jessica Drake, and Good Vibrations very own Sex Toy Santa, Andy Duran, joined Lola on stage at Catalyst Con Midwest in Chicago on April 2nd for a special installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go.

 

We were honored to be asked to be a part of Ccon Studios. Recording with Jessica and Andy was a blast! The show was performed in front of a live audience in a big echo filled room so please excuse the wonky audio.

 

On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about popsicles and pop rocks and why they make horrible sex toys, the weirdest places they’ve masturbated, whether or not classy dick pics exist, the “Things my Dick Does” guy, and they share the best sex advice they’ve ever received.

 

You can find Jessica Drake on Twitter, @TheJessicaDrake

You can find Andy Duran on Twitter as @EducatorAndy

Aug 26, 2016

On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about the art of the Pussy Tickle, never being tired of talking about sex, getting your mojo back, Star Trek kinkery, and why hot tubs in the woods can be dangerous things. Seriously.

NY poet, author, and educator, Mo Beasley, and the fantastic Foxy Squire joined Lola on stage at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City on July 7th for another installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go.

You can find Mo Beasley on Twitter, @MoBeasleySpeaks, and @UrbanErotika

You can find Foxy Squire on Twitter as @FoxySquire

Aug 18, 2016

For the first episode of Flamingos Forever, Ophilia and Cooper watch John Waters' second film Multiple Maniacs at Chicago's Music Box Theater. This version of the film was given a full digital restoration, and is as good as it's ever likely to look (or has any right to). We talk about the religious content, whether or not the film is particularly shocking, or particularly good for that matter. Both of us agree, Mink Stole is the mvp of this film, unless one includes Lobstora, then Lobstora is the best thing ever.

Buy John's book Shock Value where he discusses the making of the film, or other John Waters films and books. (Buying from these links may earn us a small commission.)

Flamingos Forever is a proud member of the Swingset.FM podcast network, showcasing diverse and unique podcasts about sexuality and geekery since 2010.

Aug 11, 2016

Laura's Diary is revealed, and Leland is held accountable for the murder of Jacques Renault while other shenanigans happen and a very racist character shows up. Cooper is incensed by the lesser elements of this episode, namely Hank and Harold, and discusses the value of clearing out the cast. We talk about why some actors vanish and others are in every episode. We sing the praises of Ray Wise, and the amazing opening shot of the episode.

Aug 4, 2016

Cooper, Ophilia, and Miko Technogeisha sit down at Chicago's famous Golden Apple Grill & Breakfast House to discuss their evening's entertainment, seeing The Cornservatory's production of Silence! The Musical. After they discuss their favorite moments and songs, they decide to deconstruct the Hannibal series and give it the autopsy/post mortem it deserves. (So that the final Rudecast episode will no longer be Hannibal Rising)

Silence! The Musical is playing The Cornservatory through August 13th, 2016. If you're in Chicago check it out!

Buy the Silence! The Musical original soundtrack here

 

Aug 4, 2016

Join Prof and Ginger in the bath while they bring you into their world of what they call “energy play.” They discuss ancient traditions, rejection of dogma, sensations, and how it is real for them. Ginger talks more about the practical “how to” for exploring energy play by yourself or with partners. Using mindfulness is accessible to anyone who wants to play with it. Get your woo on a little bit and see how it feels!

Send feedback or suggestions for topics to Ginger and Prof! Email Ginger at ginger@lifeontheswingset.com.

Review Intellectual Foreplay on iTunes!

Connect with Ginger and Prof on Twitter @gingerntheprof @intelforeplay. Also follow @ontheswingset and @swingsetFM for all the Swingsetty goodness!

Jul 29, 2016

Actress and filmmaker, Hye Yun Park, and the sultry Vera Safire joined Lola on stage at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City on May 5th for another installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go.

This show was originally scheduled to air in May after the death of Prince, but due to technical difficulties and wonky audio it was delayed.  Because the quality of the audio is off we decided to air this as a bonus episode, but don’t worry the quality of the show is still right on point.

On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about their love of the one and only Prince Rogers Nelson, using sexuality as the vehicle for their activism, early sexuality discoveries and adventures, internet hot vs. in person hot, and loosing things in their boobs.

You can find Hye Yun Park on Twitter, @HyeHeyYun, and at www.HyeYunPark.com.

You can find Vera Safire on Twitter as @VeraSafire

Jul 29, 2016

We're disappointed to learn that some of Season Two's...lesser storylines start up this week, with far too little time (though exceptional as it is) given to Ray Wise and Leland. The One Armed Man undergoes a transformation, Maddy laments being thought of like Laura, creepy Harold is creepy, and Lara Flynn Boyle gives an excellent performance to a tombstone proving once and for all that it's James Marshall sucking the life out of her.

A Damn Good Podcast about Twin Peaks is a proud member of the Swingset.FM podcast network, showcasing diverse and unique podcasts about sexuality and geekery since 2010.

Jul 28, 2016

Prof and Ginger take to the bath to take on body image. The honesty is as naked as Prof and Ginger themselves. A heartfelt, emotional conversation is here for you that is as raw as they have ever been. It’s a marathon Intellectual Foreplay episode, so brace yourself. Every BODY has a story and they are all beautiful.

Send feedback or suggestions for topics to Ginger and Prof! Email Ginger at ginger@lifeontheswingset.com.

Review Intellectual Foreplay on iTunes!

Connect with Ginger and Prof on Twitter @gingerntheprof @intelforeplay. Also follow @ontheswingset and @swingsetFM for all the Swingsetty goodness!

Jul 22, 2016

The creator of Poly Role Models, Kevin Patterson, and “The Witty Titty from the Big City”, Ravenessa,  joined Lola on stage at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City on June 2nd for another installment of Sex Ed A Go-Go.

On this episode of Sex Ed A Go-Go, Lola and the crew chat about their Polyamory origin stories, what annoys them about monogamy, nice ways to tell your partner their oral sex skills aren’t up to par, smutalingus, and why we hate love triangles.

We had a LOT of audience participation during this show, so you may want to pop in your headphones so you can hear the questions and comments from the audience. We definitely need another microphone for audience participation.

 

 

You can find Kevin Patterson on Twitter, @PolyRoleModels, and at polyrolemodels.tumblr.com.

You can find Ravenessa on Twitter as @Ravenessa100

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