Correction: Charles Adrian’s understanding of biology and how it interacts with sex and gender leaves something to be desired in this episode. Where he says ‘woman’ and ‘man’ during the discussion of clitorises, please substitute ‘people with clitorises’ and ‘people with penises’.
Opening another season of Page One, Charles Adrian is joined by long-time collaborator Vera Chok to talk about reproduction, the ‘discovery’ of the clitoris and sex as prose poetry. Charles Adrian talks a certain amount of rubbish about the discovery of the clitoris and the controversy surrounding female souls as well as about the history and use of syllogisms.
You can find a Wikipedia article about the history of the ‘discovery’ of the clitoris here.
You can find an article on the question of whether or not women have souls here.
You can find a Wikpedia article on syllogisms here.
Some information about the performance of David Mamet’s All Men Are Whores that Vera directed and Charles Adrian performed in is here. Also involved in the performance were Michael Caines, who is featured in Page One 25, Gary Merry, who is featured in Page One 26, and Sarah Le Fevre, who is featured in Page One 34.
This episode features a jingle written for the podcast by the band Friends Of Friends; you can find some of their music here.
Episode released: 6th January, 2015.
All Men Are Whores by David Mamet
The Anatomist by Federico Andahazi (trans. Alberto Manguet)
Cunt-Ups by Dodie Bellamy