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The Dirty Bits

Tawny Platis

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The Dirty Bits Podcast is performed by Tawny Platis, 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. Whe...Show More
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24:19 | Aug 22nd, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Enjoy a special introduction from our friends at "History Goes Bump!" Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the ...Show More
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19:37 | Jun 27th, 2017

"Dirty Bits" is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear a special promo! Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, we present to you a very special presidential e...Show More

27:15 | Jul 26th

His love for the ladies, particularly intelligent, young, beautiful ones, has been WELL documented. There were at least 13 women Benny-boy dated, er, at least... tried to date. This one is a surprisingly fun romp through flirty history.

10:16 | Jun 18th

In This Episode: Our lives may (finally) be boring. Favorite woman comedians? Why is your show in the LGBTQ category in podcast directory? Who’s Babbs? I see the name when you sign stuff. Who is your favorite podcaster? Game of Thrones finale...Show More

19:02 | Jun 18th

In today’s episode, we’re taking it all the way back to 15th century France when Agnes Sorel, a lady in waiting from a family of minor nobility became the first officially recognized mistress to the king, inspired many artists of the time, most notab...Show More

16:50 | Jun 4th

The Reverend Sylvester Graham was a hell, fire, and brimstone Presbyterian minister who combined Christianity and healthy living, successfully pioneering the way for all of the self-help guru, diet faddists who now grace our Instagram feeds.

16:01 | May 29th

The Questions: What kind of porn do you watch? What kind of music do you listen to? What are your favorite podcasts? What other movies, shows, podcasts etc. are like the Dirty Bits? Why did the show take a break? And I thought you were doing mor...Show More

36:16 | May 29th

A lot of people already know he was a pretty big important, controversial military and a lot of people already know he has a reputation for being into some weird sex shit. What you may not know is that he may have been the original fedora wearing sel...Show More

22:50 | May 3rd

Mary Shelley’s name has been waiting patiently on my episode list for over a year now. I’ve been conflicted about telling her story. One of the reasons I love producing a show about history is due to the fact that everyone is long dead. Nobody can be...Show More

10:39 | May 3rd

George's heart surgery went great! However, when he arrived back home, he was diagnosed with severe pneumonia. He has been in the hospital for two weeks and will be having surgery on Monday to remove the infected growths that were found on his right ...Show More

16:04 | Apr 17th

We give you an update on George's surgery and answer your questions from the anonymous suggestion/comment box thingy on our website.

14:45 | Apr 16th

I’m especially excited to tell Theodora of Byzantium’s story because it’s refreshingly victorious. She’s best known as one of the most influential and powerful Empresses of the Eastern Roman Empire who went from hooker to high roller to Eastern Ortho...Show More

14:27 | Apr 9th

If you’re a woman who also likes women, you may recognize her as what is basically the official patron saint of lesbians.

16:31 | Apr 2nd

Olympe de Gouges was a French playwright, political activist, godmother of modern feminism, and a woman who was so revolutionary, the revolution wasn’t ready for her. Olympe de Gouges is the perfect poster child for the women’s movement and social ...Show More

16:52 | Mar 27th

The emperor is a lighter one to study because he’s from that time period where you get this blend of saints, mythology, and facts in glorious, gory, written detail. And they all weave together into a beautiful blend of supposition and tom fuckery.

24:57 | Mar 20th

This episode has everything- Nazis, a twisted Cinderella story, bratty pre-Instagram kids of the uber rich and famous, a disgraced prince, plane crashes, affairs galore, more rumors than facts, Mussolini, Winston Churchill, commies, a jewel heist….an...Show More

25:11 | Mar 12th

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 he...Show More

29:22 | Mar 6th

Lovebugs, this is a fun one. There are so many rumors and after 12 hours of research, I’ve barely scratched the surface of Eva Peron or Evita, as she’s often called. Eva Peron was an actress, turned First Lady, turned activist, turned kind of sai...Show More

18:14 | Feb 27th

History. Edutainment. The Dirty Bits Podcast. You've been patiently waiting and now it's here. Season 3 of the Dirty Bits Podcast begins with a famous courtesan releasing her memoirs in the 1820s and calling out everyone she slept with in delightful ...Show More

08:41 | Nov 8th, 2018

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. So if you’re just holding out for our latest episode, you ca...Show More

00:43 | Oct 17th, 2018

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.

23:54 | May 30th, 2018

Last time we checked in with Charlie, he got hit hard with a divorce settlement, one that may be the largest in history and his reputation was trashed because the public saw him as this cradle robbing sexual deviant who had even more dick in his pers...Show More

13:22 | May 22nd, 2018

The cool stuff- she was a warrior, a brilliant military strategist, an adept diplomat and politician and a symbol against oppression. She also had a harem with dozens of men she'd kill after she slept with them.

27:58 | May 15th, 2018

Last week on the Dirty Bits, we covered Charlie Chaplin’s family history. His mother may have been a prostitute to support herself and her children, his dad seemed like a drunken jerk, and overall, it was a super sad story.

23:13 | May 8th, 2018

Lovebugs, this dude has one of the gnarliest Cinderella Stories I’ve ever heard with a messed up family to boot. I didn’t know was just how far back all of the dirty bits, went....you know, the scandalous, salacious, and sexy stuff we cover.

19:41 | May 1st, 2018

Last week, we left a tired-of-everyone’s-bullshit Mae West at the end of her rope, with cinema and radio. 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 ...Show More

22:53 | Apr 24th, 2018

Last week we left off with Mae West having been incarcerated for her provocative plays and then she made a kinda stupid comment about being an early supporter of Women’s Lib... but not being a “bra burning feminist,” as she said.

26:05 | Apr 17th, 2018

Mae West was a writer, an actress,and  a comedian, starting in vaudeville and thriving through the Wall Street crash where she first introduced what, was at the time, a unique concept- shocking the public as a career.

30:47 | Apr 10th, 2018

Florence Henderson was an extremely talented, versatile, and busy lady who had an incredibly difficult beginning that she absolutely refused to allow define her. I don’t toss around the word “inspirational” lightly but girl was inspirational as fuuuu...Show More

21:34 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Mae West is not only working herself to death, likely dealing with some daddy issues, and is feeling the pressures of being such a mega celebrity, there are some very public scandals of the most foul nature circulating around our poor little flapper ...Show More

26:29 | Mar 27th, 2018

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 a little too rough around the edges to bring home to mom. She was an American actress who got her start in the silent film era of...Show More

15:25 | Mar 20th, 2018

That’s right, we’re opening up the vault to tell you the story of the first Paris Hilton, the original Kim Kardashian, the one, the only, Kitty Fisher.

29:34 | Mar 13th, 2018

Realizing that her career was fading faster than a kid who swallowed a Tide Pod, Hepburn took action to arrange a project that would launch her back into the limelight.

22:01 | Mar 6th, 2018

Katharine Hepburn was an American actress known for her fierce independence, spirited personality, and flawless hot roller hair-dos. A hipster of her time period, Hepburn wore trousers before it was cool or acceptable for women to do so. She epitom...Show More

27:50 | Feb 27th, 2018

Clark Gable had a lot in common with Errol Flynn. He was simultaneously both THE shit and a piece of shit, earning the nickname “The King of Hollywood” while he managed to smack around and knock up his colleagues.

23:14 | Feb 20th, 2018

Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego, better known as Ramon Novarro, was a Mexican actor who graced the stage, movie theater, and tv sets with his presence. He started out in silent film in 1917 and grew up to become 1920’s Jake Gyllenhaal.

16:15 | Feb 13th, 2018

We left off last week with Spency finally getting recognition in Hollywood while he was boozing it up and shacking up with a grip of women who weren’t his wife...

19:59 | Feb 6th, 2018

He was versatile and effortlessly talented. Tracy was nominated for nine academy awards out of the 75 he appeared in and was the winner of two for best actor. He was also a raging alcoholic, womanizer, pissy little hot head obsessed with death.

18:22 | Jan 30th, 2018

Errol Flynn is known best for his romantic, adventurous, ruffian type roles in his films. What he’s less well known for is being a skeevy creep who could have given Weinstein a run for his money.

22:12 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Last week, we found out that while Greta Garbo never married, she was in plenty of relationships. This biographer Barry Paris wrote this book called, “Garbo” and he’s like, “Ok, there is so much gay shit about this woman. I’m pretty sure she dated Li...Show More

22:43 | Jan 16th, 2018

Last week we learned about Greta Garbo’s lightning fast rise to fame. She was a huge, profitable star, and had just been wooed back into a contract with MGM when they allowed her to portray King Cristina on screen. After that, things started getting ...Show More

21:07 | Jan 9th, 2018

Greta Garbo wasn’t a name that was unfamiliar to me. I’ve been passionate about film and entertainment my entire life so I naturally knew about the famed ice queen who made the rare, successful transition from silent film to talkies.

14:47 | Jan 2nd, 2018

We're kicking off the second season of the Dirty Bits with Scotty Bowers, the guy who got it on with everyone in Hollywood (ladies and gents) for almost 4 decades while playing matchmaker/pimp to the stars.

03:24 | Nov 21st, 2017

Hollywood has been rocked by horrific sex scandals in the last few years. Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and possibly others reminded everyone how the culture of Hollywood protects predators and erases truths. Things like Statutory rape,...Show More

10:14 | Nov 10th, 2017

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins isn’t a name many would recognize, but his most famous song, “I Put a Spell on You” is now a Halloween staple in many homes across the U.S. He also may have fathered anywhere between 30 and 75 children.

20:10 | Oct 26th, 2017

Genghis Khan was the founder of the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He practiced meritocracy, was religiously tolerant and unified the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. He’s also notorious for Dothraki like cruelty,  is consider...Show More

29:49 | Oct 17th, 2017

His first name is derived from the Latin word meaning “faithful” which is pretty ironic when you’re accused of sleeping with 35,000 women over the course of your life.

22:06 | Oct 10th, 2017

Mao Zedong is easily one of the most controversial figures in history. His physician also released a book that claimed the chairman engaged in many (MANY) scandalous and salacious acts before his passing in 1976.
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24:53 | Oct 3rd, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear some special promos! In the final episode of our mini series "Taking on the Tudors," we explore all the se...Show More

24:53 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In the final episode of our mini series "Taking on the Tudors," we explore all the sexy secrets, rumors and intrigue surrounding the perhaps not so virginal Queen Elizabeth I of England.
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47:28 | Sep 26th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode for a new segment, The Dirty Bits newsroom! King Henry V through King Henry VII didn’t seem to have particularly s...Show More

47:29 | Sep 26th, 2017

King Henry V through King Henry VII didn’t seem to have particularly sexy reigns but they were the ancestors of one of history’s most notoriously scandalous and salacious monarchs, Henry VIII.

23:55 | Sep 12th, 2017

The Tudors. Most people, including myself, typically associate the family house with Henry the 8th of England, his daughter Elizabeth the I, and her sister, the infamous Bloody Mary.
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23:55 | Sep 12th, 2017

Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. The Tudors. Most people, including myself, typically associate the family house with Henry the 8th of England, his daughter Elizabeth the I, ...Show More
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24:28 | Sep 5th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear some special promos! As Einstein scholar John Stachel says, “Too much of an idol was made of Einstein. He’...Show More

20:02 | Sep 5th, 2017

xAs Einstein scholar John Stachel says, “Too much of an idol was made of Einstein. He’s not an idol—he’s a human, and that’s much more interesting." The physicist was quite the cad….guilty of numerous acts of hanky panky with a slew of ladies... incl...Show More
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23:03 | Aug 29th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. We’re taking it way back to ancient Rome, where every name is fun to say and much of the history is composed of hearsay, rumors and downright ...Show More

19:30 | Aug 29th, 2017

We’re taking it way back to ancient Rome, where every name is fun to say and much of the history is composed of hearsay, rumors and downright bullshit.

19:53 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. One of the main players behind the Enlightenment in not only France, but all across Europe.But this is the Dirty Bits-  so we’re more interested in the fact that he loved being spanked.
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20:24 | Aug 15th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear some special promos! James Joyce was one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, contributing...Show More

17:40 | Aug 15th, 2017

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born  February 2, 1882. But he went by James Joyce. He’s also responsible for creating some of the smuttiest, porniest, scatalogical and ass fetish-y letters I’ve ever read.

15:35 | Aug 8th, 2017

The myth, the legend, the subject of plays, memes, and a French TV series. Julie d’Aubigny was basically Arya Stark with a little Miley Cyrus streak and some Ronda Rousey sprinkles on top.
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20:18 | Aug 8th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. It’s easy to romanticize Julie d'Aubigny, also known as Mademoiselle de Maupin, as a 17th century swordswoman and opera singer. In reality, she...Show More
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28:03 | Aug 1st, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear some special promos! His title was Philippe I, Duke of Orleans but as the younger brother of the king, he ...Show More

21:25 | Aug 1st, 2017

His title was Philippe I, Duke of Orleans but as the younger brother of the king, he was known simply as Monsieur. He also had many, many boyfriends and frequently crossed dressed.
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20:38 | Jul 25th, 2017

"Dirty Bits" is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to a special promo! The The Dirty Bits Podcast premiere's the finale of our 2-part series, a science non-fiction d...Show More

15:21 | Jul 25th, 2017

Oh Tesla. Tesla, Tesla, Tesla. Remembered by Elon Musk and 80’s hairbands, the Serbian American is an interesting topic for the Dirty Bits Podcast. The man was too brilliant for sex with any human on earth and fell in love with a pigeon.

21:17 | Jul 19th, 2017

Of course, he’s known for the “Schrodinger’s cat” thought experiment, but what you may not know, is Erwin Schrödinger was totally turned off by his wife and lived openly, raising children, in numerous polyamorous relationships throughout his life.
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26:32 | Jul 19th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear special promos from some of our favorite podcasters to add to your playlist! Are you just shivering with a...Show More

13:24 | Jul 12th, 2017

The mononymous Colette, a Nobel Prize winning French novelist, mime, actress, and author of the famous "Gigi" who could have given Mary Kay LeTourneau a run for her money.
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15:12 | Jul 12th, 2017

“Dirty Bits” is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear a special promo! Tonight, we'll be diving into the mononymous Colette, the Nobel Prize Winning French Nove...Show More

50:24 | Jul 5th, 2017

We take a closer look at the political scandals from United States history, featuring James Buchanan, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower,William Campbell Preston Breckinridge, Richard Mentor Johnson and David I. Walsh.
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51:39 | Jul 5th, 2017

"Dirty Bits" is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Stay tuned after the episode to hear a special promo!  Happy Independence Day, LoveBugs! On this special Independence Day episode of The Dir...Show More
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00:53 | Jul 1st, 2017

History can be hilarious and is ever-changing. There are new discoveries all the time that continuously give fresh and interesting commentary. Learning the personal and intimate details about historical figures gives a deeper understanding of the mot...Show More
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00:53 | Jul 1st, 2017

History can be hilarious and is ever-changing. There are new discoveries all the time that continuously give fresh and interesting commentary. Learning the personal and intimate details about historical figures gives a deeper understanding of the mot...Show More

19:14 | Jun 27th, 2017

Warren G. Harding is often considered one of the worst presidents in United States history....and possibly the dirtiest.
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17:02 | Jun 20th, 2017

"Dirty Bits" is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Here it is, coming to you from the Sequoias, the episode that social media DIDN'T want us talking about... we present Hurrem. Hurrem was bor...Show More
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17:02 | Jun 20th, 2017

"Dirty Bits" is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. Here it is, coming to you from the Sequoias, the episode that social media DIDN'T want us talking about... we present Hurrem. Hurrem was bor...Show More
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21:30 | Jun 13th, 2017

In this episode, Tawny Platis explores the American heiress who created an unprecedented modern art collection of what is considered the most influential art of the early 20th century in addition to being a self described nymphomaniac who took hundre...Show More

19:06 | Jun 13th, 2017

“My book was all about fucking,” she once said of her memoirs. So they weren't really secrets, which is partially the Schtick of The Dirty Bits Podcast. But that's only if you know who Peggy Guggenheim is in the first place….and since you millennial...Show More
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17:58 | Jun 6th, 2017

Jack Parsons was a self-taught rocket engineer who invented solid rocket fuel and founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which was eventually absorbed by NASA. He was also a chemist, and an occultist who threw crazy Ass orgies in the desert and...Show More

16:08 | Jun 6th, 2017

Jack Parsons was born in 1914 in Pasadena and was originally named after his father Marvel, until his wife caught him cheating with a prostitute…. and started calling him Jack instead. She also filed for divorce.

16:41 | May 30th, 2017

The creator of “The Little Mermaid” was a big, neurotic, painfully self aware, goofy looking man-child who obsessively tossed off and kept a careful record in his diary each time he did.
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16:41 | May 30th, 2017

In this episode, Tawny discovers that the author of beloved fairy tales like, "The Little Mermaid' and "The Ugly Duckling" was an awkward man-child who excessively tossed off several times a day. Visit us on our website and subscribe to our email ...Show More
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17:59 | May 23rd, 2017

In this episode, Tawny finds out about a love affair with a married man that one might call....radioactive. Visit us on our website and subscribe to our email list for updates on new episodes, special extras, free swag and so much more! www.taw...Show More

17:59 | May 23rd, 2017

Maria Skłodowska, more commonly known by her French name as Marie Curie, is mostly known for her groundbreaking work in radioactivity and being a fierce bitch on wheels.

15:27 | Apr 29th, 2017

"Comstockery is the world's standing joke at the expense of the United States. Europe likes to hear of such things. It confirms the deep-seated conviction of the Old World that America is a provincial place, a second-rate country-town civilization af...Show More
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15:26 | Apr 29th, 2017

In this episode, Tawny Platis explores some of the roots of the puritanical views on sex that are still present in the States today and how one man became responsible for the confiscating of an obscene amount of dildos through the USPS. Visit us o...Show More
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16:52 | Apr 29th, 2017

"Dirty Bits" is the podcast that explores all the dirty bits of history your teacher probably left out. In this episode, Tawny Platis discovers why 17th century England was a giant rager filled with what was at the time the equivalent of drunken, ...Show More

16:53 | Apr 29th, 2017

John Wilmot, the poster boy for what was called “A rake”, which is short for rakehell, which is a synonym for "hellraiser” It was a term popular in the 1600’s that described a womanizing man with a penchant for debauchery. In other words, John was a ...Show More

20:07 | Apr 13th, 2017

Catherine the Great had a string of affairs with handsome young men, was called sexually insatiable, a nymphomaniac and allegedly got it on with a stallion. While many urban legends and conflicting opinions from historians are tied to her name, what'...Show More
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19:23 | Apr 13th, 2017

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