Bawdy Storytelling

Do you suffering from Witzelsucht (an obsession with groan-worthy puns and jokes)? Preschool teacher Mosa Maxwell-Smith tingles with glee when people roll their eyes at her puns, wondering how she might extend that thrill to the bedroom. Driven by loneliness, she bravely attends a live /Augmented reality sex party and meets Van, a thoughtful, compassionate person who helps her explore new territory: flogging, their shared organizational kink, paronomasia-related memes and Mosa’s burgeoning boundaries. #SelfCareIsSoxy #VirtualWorld #Kinkshamed #Brattiness #BestFriendsDay


Song: ‘Fever Dream’ (mxmtoon)

About the Storyteller:


When Mosa Maxwell-Smith first discovered storytelling she craved it so much that she started hosting story parties with friends in her living room.  That was 2011, before the Moth was even in the Bay Area. She is elated by the explosion of storytelling as an art form and connector of humans over the last decade, and has been privileged to perform regularly at a variety of venues, including Story Slam Oakland, the Mill Valley Library, and (always a favorite) Bawdy. She also tells stories on a daily basis in her role as a preschool teacher (though the content is usually slightly different and the audiences smaller). Mosa is a devotee of connection and serendipity and is grateful to Dixie De La Tour for bringing more of both to her life through the gift of Bawdy. She is always delighted to be out past bedtime on a school night, telling stories to someone other than her cats.



Episode links: The pun, also known as paronomasia, is a form of wordplay that involves exploiting the ambiguous meanings of words, typically of homophonic (similar sounding), homographic (identically spelled), metonymic (same meaning) or otherwise figurative nature, for humorous or rhetorical effect.


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Here are the books I talked about in this episode:


• Bittersweet: How sorry and longing make us whole - Susan Cain


• Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience - Brené Brown


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What’s the opposite of Shame? PRIDE! Come to Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘Y’all means All’ after the San Francisco Pride Parade! Our next Bawdy happens on Sunday June 26th, and we’ll have new storytellers and a brand new music act. Wanna watch the stories live and in person in San Francisco, or on the Livestream? 


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EARLY BIRD ends this week! My Storytelling Workshop ‘How to be Fascinating: Dixie’s Secret System for Brilliant Storytelling’ is close to selling out. Why are Bawdy’s Stories so very different? Because I have a System, and it makes it easy to get to the heart of your story. The next workshop starts on Wednesday, July 13th, with added weekly office hours, all-you-can-eat custom story coaching & Q&A’s, and a final storytelling performance for you and your friends. Remember, this class is a prerequisite for my upcoming Sex and Story and Advanced Storytelling workshops coming out later this year - and Early Bird Pricing ends SOON.


Register for ‘How to be Fascinating: Dixie’s Secret System for Brilliant Storytelling’ at


Private Coaching: Storytelling for Self-Discovery can help you find, create and polish your own stories (this is my one-on-one private coaching option, and my last client said ‘OMG, you just saved me 2 years of therapy, Dixie!’ Why? Because together, we do the work and find what that story is really about for you) Do you want learn to tell a compelling, relatable personal true story? I can help you dig deep, gain understanding and communicate with clarity. Writing a memoir, creating a podcast, or want to learn brand storytelling for your business or another story-related endeavor? Email me at and let’s make a plan.


Patreon: I produce a weekly podcast and monthly live shows and livestreams, and it’s all because of our Patreon community. Bawdy is still here after years away from our beloved live shows, and it’s because of people like you who support this important work that we do. Plus you get exclusive rewards when you join, so please become a member of our Patreon family now at\



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Thank you to the Team that makes this podcast possible!

Team Bawdy is:


Podcast Producer: Roman Den houdijker
Sound Engineer: David Grosof
Archivist / Video: Joe Moore

Bawdy Livestream pre-show video by Donal Mooney

Live-streaming by Rubeun Tan

Storytelling support by Mosa Maxwell-Smith (!!!)

& Bawdy Creator & Podcast Host Dixie De La Tour

& Thank you to Pleasure Podcasts. Bawdy Storytelling is proud to be part of your sex-positive podcast collective! 




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