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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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S1E17 Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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
S1E9 President Warren G Harding

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
Spring 2019 Update With Tawny & George

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.
Theodora of Byzantium

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
Sappho of Lesbos

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.
Olympe de Gouges

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
Charlemagne

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.
Wallis Simpson

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
Semicentennial: Cleopatra Philopator of Egypt

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
Eva (Evita) Peron

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
Harriette Wilson

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
November Update From Tawny of The Dirty Bits Podcast

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
What Is The Dirty Bits?

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.
Charlie Chaplin Part 3 - Season Finale: Classic Hollywood

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
Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (Substitute Teacher Episode)

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.
Charlie Chaplin Part 2- Classic Hollywood

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.
Charlie Chaplin Part 1- Classic Hollywood

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.
Mae West Part 3- Classic Hollywood

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
Mae West Part 2 - Classic Hollywood

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.
Mae West Part 1 – Classic Hollywood

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.
Florence Henderson - Classic Hollywood

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
Clara Bow Part 2 – Classic Hollywood

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
Clara Bow Part 1 – Classic Hollywood

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
Kitty Fisher – (Substitute Teacher Episode)

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.
Katharine Hepburn Part 2 – Classic Hollywood

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.
Katharine Hepburn Part 1– Classic Hollywood

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
Clark Gable – Classic Hollywood

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.
Ramon Novarro – Classic Hollywood

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.
Spencer Tracy Part 2– Classic Hollywood

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...
Spencer Tracy Part 1 – Classic Hollywood

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.
Errol Flynn – Classic Hollywood

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.
Greta Garbo Part 3 – Classic Hollywood

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
Greta Garbo Part 2 – Classic Hollywood

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
Greta Garbo Part 1 – Classic Hollywood

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.
Scotty Bowers – Classic Hollywood

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.
Season Two – An Introduction From Tawny

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
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – A Halloween Mini Episode

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.
Genghis Khan - Controversial Characters

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
Fidel Castro - Controversial Characters

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.
Mao Zedong - Controversial Characters

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.
S1E22 Taking on the Tudors: Part III – The Final Chapter

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
Taking on the Tudors Part 3 - The Final Chapter

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.
Taking on the Tudors Part 2 – Things Get Complicated

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.
S1E21 Taking on the Tudors: Part II – Things Get Complicated

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
Taking on the Tudors Part 1 - The Beginning

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.
S1E20 Taking on the Tudors: The Beginning

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
S1E19 Albert Einstein

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
Albert Einstein

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
S1E18 Elagabalus

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
Elagabalus

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.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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.
James Joyce

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.
S1E16 James Joyce

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
S1E15 Julie d’Aubigny

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
Julie d’Aubigny

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.
S1E14 Philippe I Duke of Orleans

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
Philippe I Duke of Orleans

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.
S1E13 Tesla – Late Night Dirty Podcast Show – Part 2

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
Nikola Tesla

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.
S1E12 Schrödinger – Late Night Dirty Podcast Show – Part 1

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
Schrödinger

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.
Colette

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.
S1E11 Colette

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
The Independence Day Special

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.
S1E10 The Independence Day Special

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
Welcome to The Dirty Bits!

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
Welcome to The Dirty Bits!

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
President Warren G. Harding

19:14 | Jun 27th, 2017

Warren G. Harding is often considered one of the worst presidents in United States history....and possibly the dirtiest.
S1E8 Hurrem

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
S1E8 Hurrem

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
S1E7 Peggy Gugenheim

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
Peggy Guggenheim

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
S1E6 Jack Parson

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
Jack Parsons

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.
S1E5 Hans Christian Andersen

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
Hans Christian Andersen

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.
Marie Curie

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.
S1E4 Marie Curie

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
S1E3 Anthony Comstock

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
Anthony Comstock

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
John Wilmot

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
S1E2 John Wilmot

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
Catherine the Great

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
S1E1 Catherine the Great

19:23 | Apr 13th, 2017

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