I like this program a lot, I think susie is very entertaining to listen too. I have heard two shows though, one it seems she picked kind of a boring topic, but the other was great. I wouldn't mind seeing her tak a few more letters though, her responses are pretty fun.
host of the podcast Not In A Creepy Way, avid audiobook listener
In Bed is a very entertaining show on several levels. Ms Bright is an excellent interviewer and her guests are exceptionally informative and funny. Though not a comedy show, the whole program has a great sense of humor and doesnt take itself, or it's varied subjects, as dreadfully serious as more stuffy "sexperts" might. I have either learned something new or laughed out loud during every program, some have caused both reactions. Well worth the time and money.
Susie Bright's weekly show (between 20-45 minutes each week) encourages sexual awareness by giving frank, practical advice. Each week, she either interviews someone or expounds on a topic (usually related to current events), after which she always responds to an Audible listener's email. Not every show is a winner, but on average this is a fantastic show, so give it a chance and listen to more than one show. You might not agree with everything she says, but after listening to her show, you'll be more comfortable with your own sexuality!
I can't wait each week to hear the show. I really like Susie's off the cuff, impromptu style of speaking. She has a great sense of humor and is obviously very intelligent. Her views on sexuality are refreshing to hear, although I can see how someone with conservative political views would be threatened by this program.
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This is a really fun show. It is broad ranging in its coverage of topics. Bright has a long history as a sex-positive pro-queer feminist activist, so anyone (like some of the listeners who posted negative, homophobic reviews here) who is surprised that she talks about politics must have his/her head in the sand.
I first heard Susie Bright speak about 14 years ago at a Gay/bi/lesbian event when I was in college and she was a delight. She shocked the identity politics crowd by refusing to be "politically correct." On her show, she is warm, funny, open, bsically all the things you want in the context of sex. And yes, she'll talk about gay stuff, but she's a straight-friendly, non-judgemental character w/lots to say. Don't listen to the haters.
I couldn't disagree more whole-heartedly with one of the other reviewers. Politics and sex don't mix, unless you're Bill Clinton. Try mentioning Iraq, the Senate, or Hillary Clinton while in bed with your significant other and watch the mood wilt like a thawed hotdog. No, people with conservative views aren't "threatened" by the show they just see her "wittiness" as "silliness" bordering on "insanity." While I am on the topic why doesn't Audible offer anything other than Forbes and the Wall Street Journal for conservatives? The rest of the programs stink of Liberal left-wing ideology. I thought the sex show might actually be about sex, not politics, alas I was wrong. Psst... Even conservatives have sex, and good sex at that!
I have never failed to learn from Susie's refreshing and witty comments. She is more in my face than I am normally comfortable with, but she is kind compassionate and caring. What a truly refreshing change to embrase a topic you may be uncomfortable with, with such a caring compassionate person. She is a credit to her profession and a wonderful resource for ferrett and the laid back old dog. Her laugh and sense of humor are contagious. She truly is an American treasure.
I found the topics interesting and I'm not uncomfortable with Susi's lubricious perspective, but I discontinued my subscription after one month because her giggle drove me mad. Susi, please get help from someone with radio/broadcast expertise: you spend a disproportionate amount of time chortling at (your own) witticisms.
I very much enjoy the weekly shows. It?s too bad that a program like this can?t be heard on public radio in the U.S.; but, I think the country is still a little too uptight about sex for that to happen. This is not a mechanical, scientific exploration of sex; but, more an open, fun, fresh look at the culture, politics, and issues surrounding sex. If you are looking for something titillating, you won?t find too much of it here. Thanks to Audible & Susie for a great show!
I thought this would be interesting, new and invigorating...unfortunately, this one definitely doesn't "do it" for me nor listening to her lesbian/sexual experiences whenever she can "slip" it in. It's a good thing for me that this was a "trial" subscription. She has interesting guests, but then she opens her mouth...she just ruins all the inteviews and has nothing substantial to say, ask or contribute.