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American Sex Podcast Episode 44: Dan Savage of Savage Lovecast

Dan Savage of the Savage Lovecast and Savage Love advice column talks with Sunny and Ken about growing up gay while attending an all-boys Catholic seminary school (and the extreme measures he took to get expelled); the impact the It Gets Better Project has had on LGBTQ youth; how he accidentally became the go-to sex advice columnist of the 21st century; using sexuality to cope with our tough political times; the birth of Santorum; his ITMFA project and more.

Sunny and Ken recap the International Whore’s Day protests/marches, talk about the next damaging law on the horizon — the End Banking for Traffickers Act and how it may affect freelancers, further social media censorship, and they launch a new pleasure product giveaway.

Guest Bio

Dan Savage is the author of seven books, including best-sellers âAmerican Savage,â âThe Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnantâ and âThe Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family.â

Savage’s sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated across the globe. Dan is also the host of the “Savage Lovecast,” an award-winning sex-and-relationship podcast. Savage starred in and executive-produced “Savage U” (MTV) and the Emmy-nominated documentary series “It Gets Better” for MTV and Logo. He regularly appears on MSNBC and HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher as a commentator.

In September 2010, Savage created the anti-LGBT bullying video campaign It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org) with his husband, Terry, receiving both a Webby Award and the Governors Award Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its use of TV to inspire social change.


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Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator, sex & relationship writer, media personality, YouTuber, and sex toy expert. She's also the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron plus hosts the hit American Sex Podcast. Named one of the 6 most Savvy sexologists in North America, her work has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Refinery29, Playgirl Magazine, and more. She's a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and has received numerous awards for her sexuality blog including Kinkly's #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. Sunny's passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions.