French Naturism and Objectification Research

Listener comments, naturism in France, and some recent research on objectification.

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Episode XXXVIII

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A Brief History of Nakedness

A bit of history and spirituality in naturism by way of an interview with Philip Carr-Gomm, author of A Brief History of Nakedness as well as a psychologist and the leader of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids for over twenty years.

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Episode XXXVII

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Fashion

Fashion is often considered the antithesis to naturism. It can indeed be an oppressive tyrant. But it can also simply be an aesthetic or artistic consideration. We interview Joshua Williams, an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York who recently discovered naturism.

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Photo: From the 1994 film, Prêt-à-Porter, by director Robert Altman.

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Episode XXXVI

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Québec Naturism

Naturism in the province of Québec as described by Michel Vaïs, one of its most notable champions. Plus audience numbers (over 40,000 listeners per month!), a listener’s letter, and the financing of naturism.

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Episode XXXV

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Barely Proper

A radio-play adaptation of Barely Proper by Tom Cushing recorded at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on August 4, 2011 during the Naturist Festival. Originally published in 1931 and subtitled “an unplayable play”, Barely Proper was extensively performed in nudist/naturist clubs in the 1960’s and 1970’s and served as an introduction and fundraiser for them.

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Illustration by Mordecai Gorelik from the original 1931 edition of Barely Proper by Tom Cushing.
The One-Act Adaptation of Barely Proper is by Leonard Lehrman ©1991
The music at the beginning of the play is Choro “Aguenta, seu Fulgêncio”, composed by Lourenço Lamartine and played by Pixinguinha (flute) and Lourenço Lamartine. Recorded in 1929 (RCA Victor Talking Machine Company of Brazil)

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Episode XXXIV

 

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Movie Wrap-Up and Growing Up Without Shame

A discussion with some of the cast & crew of Act Naturally after the Toronto movie preview and an interview with Dennis Craig Smith, author of The Naked Child/Growing Up Without Shame and Naked Fear.

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Episode XXXIII

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Christianity and Naturism

Naturism and religion is discussed with a focus on Christianity and the Bible. We interview author Tom Pine who has written extensively about Christianity and naturism. Matthew Neal of The Biblical Naturist Blog is also interviewed about his post on objectification and lust in religion.

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Episode XXXII

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Nude Theatre

A discussion of nudity in theatre including a play where a clothing-optional night was held in March 2011. Plus an interview with the actors of this two-woman show where they spend most of their time nude on stage.

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Episode XXXI

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Ethical Naturists plus a Naturist Pioneer

We introduce the concept of the Ethical Naturist. We also interview Cec Cinder, one of the pioneers of naturism and a prolific author.

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Episode XXX

Photo by Ðariusz
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New Naturist Film

An interview with J. P. Riley, director and producer of the new independent movie Act Naturally. Filmed at Olive Dell Ranch, this is a naturist movie by naturists but produced by professionals. Plus reviews of Diary of a Nudist, Les Textiles and CBC radio’s DNTO show on “private parts”.

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Episode XXIX

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