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Betwixt The Sheets
The History of Sex, Scandal & Society
Why did kings and queens have spectators on their wedding night? Who had the very first boob job? And did our ancestors have their unmentionables pierced?Join historian, Kate Lister, Betwixt the Sheets as she unashamedly roots around the topics which seem to have been skipped in history class.Everything from landmark LGBTQ+ court cases, to political scandal, to downright bizarre medieval cures for impotence. The etymology of swear words, gender bias in medicine, and satanic panic and cults - there’s nothing off limits.She'll be bed-hopping around...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 418 ratings
Best new podcast 2022
Created by historian Dr Kate Lister (Twitter & Instagram’s Whores of Yore), this brilliantly presented podcast manages to both entertain and inform whatever the subject matter. The subjects seem to vary from things you have always wondered about to things you’ve never, ever considered...Read full review »
AltonBenes via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/26/22
A great listen.
Always informative and amusing.
lydwray via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/25/22
Sound quality really poor
The most basic quality of a podcast is that you can hear what the presenters say. Unfortunately with this show, the presenters speak fast, and swallow their words, which makes a potentially interesting and entertaining show, just frustrating. I only added a second star because the material is...Read full review »
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/23/22
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