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Shame Rules!

Oct 23, 2020

Shame parades aren’t just the stuff of books and movies, they are very real. Today’s episode explores these parades from two different angles: The first story is about how community, religion, law, and shame can intersect in ways that don't always work out so well. The other story is about a community confronting...

Oct 9, 2020

What happens when a community tells you not just how to act - but how to think? And is there a cost when shame is used as a way to control the behavior of teenagers?

From pledges, to pop stars, to ponies - sexual abstinence was an important part of pop culture in the 1990s and 2000s. This episode of Shame Rules!...

Oct 2, 2020

Is it true that one man's shame is the cause of the AIDS epidemic in North America? 


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Sep 6, 2020

New episodes available on October 2nd.

Shame Rules! is a new podcast that explores the many, many, many ways that shame, often invisibly, shapes not just our own lives and experiences, but our entire world.

Shame plays an important role in how we raise and educate our children, which laws get written, how we treat...