How sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour is elevating dirty talk to an art form with her Bawdy Storytelling podcast.
You want stories? Dixie De La Tour has stories.
“In the beginning I was just somebody who used to go out and create craziness,” the busty, redheaded host of the podcast Bawdy Storytelling says. “I would put an ad on Craigslist for a guy to go to a bar in San Francisco with a bag on his head, and I’d be there with a bag on my head, and we’d meet and talk. If we liked each other we’d go to my house to fuck with bags on our heads just to see what that was like.”
Unsurprisingly, Dixie’s friends would call her up first thing every Sunday morning to hear just “what the fuck” she’d been up to the Saturday night before. And while Dixie says she doesn’t know why she was pursuing such “weird adventures,” eventually she figured it out: While sitting at a storytelling event in a local San Fran boîte 14 years ago, De La Tour had her epiphany.
“I thought, That’s why I’ve been doing all this shit!” Dixie says with a laugh. “I’ve been creating stories.”
Eventually, Dixie decided to start her own sexy storytelling event, in part because at the time she was a sex-party producer who believed that “we perverts could kick these regular stories up and down the street.” The result was Bawdy Storytelling, a live event she’s been hosting for the last 13 years and which, for the last three years, has also been recorded in podcast form. Has the podcast been successful, you ask? Only if you consider a couple million downloads successful, or being included on numerous sex podcast “Best of” lists from publications like Forbes, GQ, Esquire (twice!) and Marie Claire.