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    • Hot Mic with Dan Savage

    • By: Dan Savage, Greg Behrendt, Rachel Bloom, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs
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    [Contains explicit content] Outspoken advice columnist Dan Savage showcases the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country. Many episodes feature special guests (Rachel Bloom, Jen Kirkman, Michael Yo, Greg Behrendt, Jessi Klein, Joel Kim Booster, and more) who share their stories, songs, and thoughts on relationships. Dan provides insightful commentary…and occasionally, a story of his own.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • VIP Pass: SF Sketchfest

    • By: Ricky Gervais, Maria Bamford, Jon Hamm, and others
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Welcome to San Francisco Sketchfest 2018! Here's your front row seat, your backstage pass, and your all-access badge to one of the biggest comedy festivals in the country!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun way to experience a comedy festival!

    • By golfinglama on 03-13-18

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    • Dan Savage

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Dan Savage
    • Length: 1 hr
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    [Contains explicit content] America’s leading sex advice columnist known for his popular Savage Love column and podcast talks to Michael about how growing up a closeted gay in a religious Catholic family prepared him for the job of letting people know they are normal, no matter what their sexual interests may be.

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    • American Savage

    • Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
    • By: Dan Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column Savage Love but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project, his profile has skyrocketed. Savage is recognized as someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously. Now, in American Savage, he writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church, sex education, and the obesity epidemic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will laugh, you may cry and will probably fume

    • By Tim on 08-11-14
    • Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
    • By: Dan Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Ep. 3: Fantasy Check, Featuring Rachel Bloom (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Rachel Bloom, Eric Mack
    • Length: 38 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Fantasy can be so powerful that you don't realize reality is headed in a totally different direction. In this special episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, comedian and actress Rachel Bloom chats with Dan about her CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, where her character Rebecca Bunch takes fantasy a bit far (you'll also hear some snippets of songs from the show).

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

    • By: Ben Karlin (editor), Stephen Colbert, Will Forte, and others
    • Narrated by: Various
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny because it's true

    • By Michael Janosky on 06-28-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Ep. 30: I Love You, Featuring Kevin Allison (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Kevin Allison, Jackie Kashian
    • Length: 35 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Love is patient, love is kind, love is giving up your rent controlled apartment, screaming alone on a beach, and everything in-between. This episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage features two stories where someone drops the "I love you" bomb – including a studio story from master teller Kevin Allison, and comic Jackie Kashian speaking of love at Melinda Hill's Romantic Encounters Show.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 1: Indecent Proposal, Featuring Greg Behrendt (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Bianca Casusol, Greg Behrendt
    • Length: 32 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Who doesn't love an unexpected wedding proposal? Let's be honest—especially one that careens suddenly off the rails? On this episode of Hot Mic we're talking about times the question gets popped and, surprise, not all goes swimmingly. Plus, Dan shares the deep satisfaction of telling your lover off in public.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Kid

    • What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
    • By: Dan Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
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    The syndicated sex-advice columnist of "Savage Love" tells a no-holds-barred story of an ordinary American couple who want to have a baby, except that in this case, the couple happens to be Savage and his boyfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and Fun

    • By Stacy Lynne on 05-11-15
    • What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
    • By: Dan Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 418 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Commitment

    • Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family
    • By: Dan Savage
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son, D.J., says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan’s straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyone—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howling with laughter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing, but missed Dan's voice

    • By Michelle on 09-21-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Skipping Towards Gomorrah

    • The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
    • By: Dan Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Savage
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favourite Savage, but still a must read.

    • By Cather on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • It Gets Better

    • Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
    • By: Dan Savage, Terry Miller
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Gavin Marguerite
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people, and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, others can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Ep. 1: The Midwest with Jackie Kashian (Sounds Like America)

    • By: Jackie Kashian, Dan Savage, Matt Braunger, and others
    • Length: 11 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This is Sounds Like America, a wild sound collage of America starring the people who've seen it all and tell it like it really is: comedians. In this episode, Milwaukee-born comic Jackie Kashian introduces us to that huge swath of territory that lies in between the country's most expensive real estate markets. Ah, the Midwest - land of cornfields, common sense, and questionable diets.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 19: Gay Area, Featuring Joel Kim Booster (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Joel Kim Booster, Barry Rothbart
    • Length: 22 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] As a tiny minority of America's population, most members of the LGBT community spend most of their time in mostly heterosexual spaces. But the "Gay Area" episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage is...well, just what it sounds like. You'll hear a story from Don't Tell My Mother about what happened when straight comedian and actor Barry Rothbart got hired to film a promo video for a huge gay nudist colony.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 27: Best Laid Plans (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Hannah Friedman, Dana Owens
    • Length: 34 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Losing your virginity is usually just as terrifying as it is exciting — which is why most of the time, would-be virginity losers make a plan. Who? Where? What to wear (or take off)? Whether the plan works out, however, is a different story. On this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, two storytellers describe hatching their first time plans and the hilarious hitches that befell them.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 6: Chicago with Andy Richter (Sounds Like America)

    • By: Andy Richter, Dan Savage, Rachel Dratch, and others
    • Length: 23 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Hop on the "L" and take a fast-moving, nostalgic tour through Chicago on this episode of Sounds Like America. You'll be guided along the way by some of the Third Coast's funniest comedians - with stops for deep dish, blues, improv, and much more. The comedy in this episode was recorded at live venues all around the country.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 26: Ghost Story, Featuring Reformed Whores (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Josh Gondelman, Nikki DaVaughn, and others
    • Length: 28 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Ghost stories aren't just for campfires and sleepovers anymore. They're also for those of us still doing the dating slog, especially those of us who think everything is going great with a new partner, when whoosh! They disappear like mist. On this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, Nikki DaVaughn shares a very sexy ghost story from BedPost Confessions, and musical duo Reformed Whores honors us with a song.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 28: Creep, Featuring Sean Patton (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Janelle James, Sean Patton
    • Length: 38 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Everyone loves a good creepy story, and this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage features two particularly great ones - including a creeper story with a twist by Janelle James from RISK!, and a studio story from Sean Patton about what happens when you become the creep. Plus, Dan has some advice for those who hang out with creepy people.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 23: Comfort Rezoning (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, David Crabb, Caitlin Gill
    • Length: 35 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Having a comfort zone to retreat to is important. But just like a city gets rezoned in order to accommodate development, we have to rezone what we're comfortable with in order to grow. Especially when it comes to sex. On this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, two storytellers decide to try to make their comfort zones a little larger. This episode features "Can I Pick This Up," which David Crabb told at RISK!, and "Afterparty," which Caitlin Gill told at Don't Tell My Mother.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 25: Shameful, Featuring Jessica Kirson (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Elna Baker, Jessica Kirson
    • Length: 31 mins
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    When applied appropriately, a little shame can be hot. But all too often when shame enters a sexy situation, it's not the fun kind.

    Regular price: $2.99

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