The Turn On

The Turn On

The Turn On is produced and co-hosted by sex educator Erica Easter and me, author and Black joy advocate Kenrya Rankin. It uses literary erotica as a jumping off point to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. read less
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Season 5 | Episode 10.5 | The Turn On x Claire Kann
06-07-2022
Season 5 | Episode 10.5 | The Turn On x Claire Kann
The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to Author Claire Kann about finding motivation wherever you can, the link between horror and anxiety, taking back your agency, trying not to write a villain, communicating boundaries without being mean and reveling in joyful moments even when things feel hard.ResourcesBook, "The Romantic Agenda" by Claire Kann | Bookshop | AmazonAuthor, Claire Kann | Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookBook, "Take A Hint, Dani Brown" by Talia Hibbert | Bookshop | AmazonBook, "Let's Talk About Love" by Claire Kann | Bookshop | AmazonBook, "If It Makes You Happy" by Claire Kann | Bookshop | AmazonBook, "The Marvelous" by Claire Kann | Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-10_5-the-turn-on-x-claire-kann.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcastTwitter: @TheTurnOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTurnOnPodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=trueMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcastSupport the show
Season 5 | Episode 10 | Damn Good Friends
22-06-2022
Season 5 | Episode 10 | Damn Good Friends
The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read "The Romantic Agenda" by Claire Kann and talk asexuality, aromanticism, heteronormative conditioning, love bombing, and balancing platonic and romantic relationships.ResourcesBook, "The Romantic Agenda" by Claire Kann | Bookshop | AmazonAuthor, Claire Kann | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook“ACE: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex” by Angela Chen | Bookshop | Amazon“Let's Talk About Love” by Claire Kann | Bookshop | AmazonWhat's Turning Us On: "Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals" by Luisah Teish | Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-10-damn-good-friends.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcastTwitter: @TheTurnOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTurnOnPodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=trueMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcastBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Season 5 | Episode 9 | Saving All My Love For You
25-05-2022
Season 5 | Episode 9 | Saving All My Love For You
The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read "His Only Wife" by Peace Medie and talk about family bullshit, the lessons we teach our children about love, the sexiness of confident decision making and refusing to make "the best" out of a bad situation.ResourcesBook, "His Only Wife" by Peace Medie | Bookshop | AmazonAuthor, Peace Medie | Website | Twitter | InstagramWhat's Turning Us On | "Let's Talk About It, Teens Guide to Sex Relationships and Being a Human Being" by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan| Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-9-saving-all-my-love-for-you.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcastTwitter: @TheTurnOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTurnOnPodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=trueMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcastBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Season 5 | Episode 7.5 | The Turn On x Jamila White
13-04-2022
Season 5 | Episode 7.5 | The Turn On x Jamila White
The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to psychic Jamila White about fish dreams, the ways intuition shows up, how to practice energy hygiene, tapping into your own intuitive intelligence, setting boundaries with our ancestors and how connecting with your sensual self can help you get in touch with the rest of yourself.ResourcesGuest, Jamila White| Website | FacebookBook, "A Private Affair: A Steamy Workplace Romance (The Fabulous Golds Book 1)" by A.C. Arthur | AmazonAuthor, A.C. Arthur | Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookRecommended Books: ​"The Water Dancer: A Novel" by Ta-Nehisi Coates  | Bookshop | Amazon"We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power" by Rachel Rodgers | Bookshop | Amazon"Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals" by Luisah Teish | Bookshop | AmazonDiscount for listeners: 10% off a private reading at InspiredJamila.com/theturnon with the code THETURNONYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-7_5-the-turn-on-x-jamila-white.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcastTwitter: @TheTurnOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTurnOnPodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=trueMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcastSupport the show
Season 5 | Episode 7 | So Icy
30-03-2022
Season 5 | Episode 7 | So Icy
The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read "A Private Affair" by A.C. Arthur and talk about the universality of pooping, crystal pussy Twitter, not pathologizing lack of sexual desire, what our parents taught us about love and the narcissistic urge to rewrite history.ResourcesBook, "A Private Affair: A Steamy Workplace Romance (The Fabulous Golds Book 1)" by A.C. Arthur | AmazonAuthor, A.C. Arthur | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook"Weightless" by Marconi Union | About | SongRound Health | AppWhat's Turning Us On | We Should Try ItYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-7-so-icy.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcastTwitter: @TheTurnOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTurnOnPodcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=trueMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcastBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Season 5 | Episode 5.5 | The Turn On x Teju Adisa-Farrar
16-02-2022
Season 5 | Episode 5.5 | The Turn On x Teju Adisa-Farrar
The Turn On uses literary erotica to explore the intricacies of having sex while Black, via a mix of storytelling, humor and frank talk that centers the lived experiences of Black women, femmes and gender nonconforming people. In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to writer and geographer Teju Adisa-Farrar about environmental racism, why what we wear matters, breaking the habit of negotiating our worth, how our bodies impact the ways we move through the world, and how racism makes us unsafe—and how we can advocate for change.ResourcesGuest, Teju Adisa-Farrar | Website | InstagramBook, "A Spy In The Struggle" by Aya de Leon| Bookshop | AmazonAuthor, Aya de Leon | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook"Just as I Am: A Memoir" by Cicely Tyson | Bookshop | Amazon"Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World" by Anna Arabindan-Kesson | Bookshop | AmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-5_5-the-turn-on-x-teju-adisa-farrar.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcastTwitter: @TheTurnOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkR-duu-KegFURl-P8xpYg?view_as=subscriberPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOn?fan_landing=trueMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-turn-on-podcastSupport the show