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  • Pornography (with Joshua Grubbs)

    What makes porn, porn? Why is a Playboy centerfold porn when the Venus de Milo isn't? How long have we been making porn? And importantly, is porn addictive?

    Today's guest is Dr. Joshua Grubbs, professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University.

  • Profanity (with Benjamin K. Bergen)

    What makes a word profane? Why are my swear words different from my parents'? If swearing is so bad, why do we do it? And what can a culture's swear words tell us about the things they hold taboo?

    Today's guest is Dr. Benjamin K. Bergen, professor of cognitive science at UC San Diego and author of the book "What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves."

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