The most elementary conversation about sex can require that we navigate our hang-ups, interrogate our longings, consider our bodies and brains and hearts. Independent podcast Third Base draws narrative magic from this juicy material, featuring short and varied stories about S-E-X and everything it means to us. We quickly become intimate with our hosts, Steve and Iris, who are versed in all matters of the erotic. As well as their personal stories of dungeons and pick-up lines, we're introduced to characters who span the sexual horizon, from dildo manufacturers to PReP educators. Episodes vary in construction - sometimes they're straightforward discussions, at other times narrative features - and run between 10 and 20 minutes. Earlier instalments have fallen off iTunes, but are available online. You're in a pair of safe, warm hands here - enjoy it.
Gateway episodes: Perfect Record (11 May 2016) / Gunpowder and Gold Rings (30 Mar 2016) / Dry Kissing (25 May 2016) / Quickie: Waxing and Waning (17 Feb 2016)