Naked as the day you were born is the only true day you were naked as the day you were born. Before long, however, it’s clear we’ve got to cover up: first for warmth and to stop our untrained selves from defecating where we stand; and later, because as much as our egos don’t want to hear it, the rest of the world isn’t particularly interested in dealing with an unwarranted state of clotheslessness.
If there’s nothing actually wrong with the human form, and if it’s as beautiful as artists and Gok Wan insist, how come we get so bothered when even the random, non-sexual parts of it are exposed?
In an awkward episode Nick and Steev discuss the awkwardness of being born, tread a careful line while talking awkwardly about breasts, and look at a few other situations where states of nudity outside of the home are awkward at best.
Download Show 22 [MP3, 24.8 MB]
- According to Wikipedia: Breastfeeding; Breastfeeding in public
- Unanswered Show 13: Luck—includes our first discussion of ‘peacocking’
- “The Naked Rambler: the man prepared to go to prison for nudity” by Neil Forsyth, The Guardian; Friday 23rd March 2012
- YouTube: Monty Python flasher sketch ↓
- According to Wikipedia: Nuts (magazine)
- “Farewell, then, Nuts magazine” by Ed West, The Spectator; Wednesday 2nd April 2014
- According to Wikipedia: Front (magazine)
- “Front mag closes after 16 years: ‘It’s been a lot of fun’” by Louise Ridley, MediaWeek; Friday 7th February 2014
- “‘Victorian’ BBC slammed for editing out nipples in coverage of breastfeeding health issue” by Adam Withnall, The Independent; Wednesday 9th April 2014
- Recorded: 02 April 2014
- Running time: 0:53’59
- Bad language: Yes [6x c*ck; 1x d*ck, 1x p*ss]
- Sexual references: Yes [includes mentions of breasts, penis, vagina and masturbation]
- Feature image source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/cover-it-up-san-francisco-passes-public-nudity-ban-8339543.html
- Archive.org page