Shame Rules!

Epiphonic

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

Join host Nick Jaworski (Where There's Smoke) as he investigates shame's role in raising and educating children, determining what laws get written and enforced, deciding how we treat marginalized people, seeing how we view change itself, influencing who has power and who doesn’t - and that's just scratching the surface.

Introducing Shame Rules!
Trailer 2 min 50 sec

All Episodes

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 marginalized people, how we view change itself, who has power - and who doesn’t. The list goes on and on... Written and hosted by Nick Jaworski (Where There's Smoke) and produced by Epiphonic, each episode uses stories to highlight just how all of this shame works. To help tell these stories, Nick will be joined by leading shame scholars, researchers, authors, and filmmakers. For more information and to help launch the show, visit www.shamerules.com.

Sep 2020

2 min 50 sec

Is it true that one man's shame is the cause of the AIDS epidemic in North America?    Full show notes: www.shamerules.com/PatientZero To receive your 20% off of Dr. Richard McKay's book, Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, then visit www.press.uchicago.edu and use the code "MCKAY20". Make sure to get your Shame Rules paper bag at www.shamerules.com/bag  

Oct 2020

46 min 3 sec

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! explores purity culture to understand what happened and how everything turned out. Full show notes: www.shamerules.com/Purity Linda Kay Klein & Break Free Together: Linda Kay Klein: https://lindakayklein.com/   Make sure to get your Shame Rules paper bag at www.shamerules.com/bag  

Oct 2020

43 min 28 sec

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 shame head on. Full show notes: www.shamerules.com/parades Make sure to get your Shame Rules paper bag at www.shamerules.com/bag.

Oct 2020

47 min 36 sec