The Dirty Bits

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Spring Updates: Link to anonymous suggestion/comment box thingy on our website. What’s going on in our lives and answering some of the anonymous questions and we’ve received the past weeks, months, whatever. I keep getting the same ones too so I f…
A lot of what we know about Theodora comes from the Byzantine scholar, Procopius. In his work, he goes back and forth from absolutely gushing about her to depicting her as a power-mad horndog.    Per usge, here’s my obligatory disclaimer reminding …
Sappho of Lesbos was an Archaic Greecian poet, who is famously known as the brilliant mind behind the invention of lyric poetry. This is an ancient history episode, which means your rumor radar should already be warning you of the upcoming bull-shi…
Olympe de Gouges is the perfect poster child for the women’s movement and social justice. So why does it seem that so few people know who she is? And for those who do know her name, why is she remembered as a deceptive prostitute who wrote “The Dec…
As many of you know, the season 3 episodes were researched, written, and recorded over the course of 2018-2019. I'm currently in the process of producing and editing them in between working at my new job as the voice for multiple workplace safety v…
One of our Dirty Birdies on Patreon suggested an episode covering the American socialite, Wallis Simpson, and let me tell you- I am SO glad he did! This episode has everything- Nazis, a twisted Cinderella story, bratty pre-Instagram kids of the ube…
It's our 50th episode! I'm so happy we've made it this far. Geeze....and we haven't even come (heh heh) close to covering all the dirty bits of history. This episode is George's personal favorite of the podcast's and I hope you enjoy it as much as …
Eva Peron was an actress, turned First Lady, turned activist, turned kind of saint. You’re going to hear the word “supposedly” A LOT in this episode. Like a lot a lot. Things are a little murky about her life, particularly before she married Juan P…
The long-awaited premiere is finally here! And we're kicking off the season with Harriette Wilson, a woman remembered as one of the most famous courtesans of all time during the naughty ’90s of 19th century Britain. She’s mostly known for becoming …
Hey guys, it’s Tawny from the Dirty Bits here and heads up, this is unfortunately not a casual retelling of any sexy, scandalous, or salacious stories from history. This is just me talking. I’m slightly scripted actually because I’m an actor who wa…
The Dirty Bits Podcast is performed by a professional voice actor who gives a casual -and hopefully, comical- Southern Californian retelling of the sexy, scandalous, and salacious stories from history your teacher probably left out. Whether it's Ha…
Thank you so much for your patience while we wrapped up this finale to not only the Charlie Chaplin series but season 2 of the Podcast. We’re not sure when season 3 will make its debut so be sure to check in with us wherever your favorite place on …
As most of you know, George and I struggle with some health issues- he has a single ventricle in his heart and I have chronic kidney problems. Despite our health being a little up and down, we try our very best to never miss an episode, and if we’r…
While the Dirty Bits is all about the sexy, scandalous and salacious stories from history, I like sharing the background stories of my subjects when I can find them and when they seem, at least in my perspective, to be relevant to the overarching s…
Charlie Chaplin, he was a comedic actor, filmmaker, and composer who became this global star during the silent film era when he brought his persona, “The Tramp” to life. Much like our episode on Mae West, I knew this was going to be a long ass stor…
She knew she was stupendous and she didn’t need Hollywood, so girl packed up all her jewels, boas, tight fitting dresses, and innuendos ... and headed for Vegas. Still not satisfied? Need more Dirty Bits? Right this way, you little Lovebug, you... …
After we dove into why that picture of the militant feminist exists and was entirely made up, I was like, “Oh my God, there’s fifteen more pages of this diva’s career I need to cover because I had to go into detail about that bullshit bra burning l…
She is a queen, a confident, breezy, blonde that oozed sex and double entendres that may still make you blush.  The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema. She was a writer, an actress,and …
Florence Henderson, if you haven’t heard of this national treasure, was an American actor, television host, talk show guest, game show guest, and singer for six decades but you’ll likely remember her best as Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch- ya kno…
  She’s crying herself to sleep after 18 hour days and has rows upon row of sedative pills lined up by her bedside. *shudder * Pardon me, I just had a flashback to owning a retail store.   So not only is she working herself to death, likely dealing…
If there was ever a list of Hollywood’s cut throat nature and overall lack of humanity, this one would easily be in the top five. Clara Bow was a tomboy, she was sexy, she was a flapper. She was the girl you had fun with and everyone liked but was …
The last thing in the world I want to do is let my lovebugs down. We tried letting George take a whack at retelling hitory’s scandals in the same sexy so cal voice but he self admittedly sounded like verklempt surfing dolphin.   So I hope you’ll en…
And let’s not downplay this, Katherine Hepburn wasn’t just named “box office poison” by one reporter, there were literally posters hanging with her face on them saying “Katharine Hepburn is box office poison” …. like the 1940’s version of mean twee…
Katharine Hepburn served as a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years, nearly ⅔ of her life. Hepburn refused to conform to the expectations of women in society. She was assertive, athletic, and outspoken. A hipster of her time period, Hepb…
Life magazine called Gable, "All man... and then some." Doris Day said "He was as masculine as any man I've ever known, and as much a little boy as a grown man could be – it was this combination that had such a devastating effect on women." Clark w…
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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 13th, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 17th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
78
Avg. Episode Length
20 minutes

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