31: Arielle Greenberg: Hedonism

This month’s episode is, if we may say so, the kind of conversation you’ll only find on Why Are People Into That?!. Poet Arielle Greenberg tells Tina Horn all about her fetish for hedonism. Arielle gets off on encouraging a partner to have another drink or another doughnut, to fuck a hot stranger, or to be in any way decadent. From an exploration of the seven deadly sins to a brand new way of thinking about certain cartoons, this discussion may inspire you to think about your own indulgences in a new, hornier light!

DISCUSSED: Bacchanals / Templeton’s awesome night at the fair / The fetish possibilities of Greed, Pride, Envy, Sloth, Rage, Lust, and Gluttony / Feeding and Gaining / Emotional Edge Play / What do Magic Mike, Boogie Nights, and Caligula have in common? / Belly Worship / Cigar and Bootblack parties / Naked Desire


Arielle Greenberg writes poetry, creative nonfiction and cultural criticism, much of which intersects with issues of gender and sexuality. She’s the author of three collections of poetry and two collections of nonfiction, including the forthcoming Locally Made Panties, and has edited several literary anthologies, including Gurlesque, based on a theory of Third Wave feminist aesthetics she developed. She teaches creative writing, literature and other classes in the community, in prisons and through the MFA graduate program at Oregon State University-Cascades.  She edits the essay series (K)ink: Writing While Deviant for The Rumpus.