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The Cupid Couch

Author: Genevieve Gaunt

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Passion, lovesickness, revenge, murder, love spells, cheating, heartbreak…..THE CUPID COUCH is a mashup of modern-day love stories and romantic investigation. Creator & host Genevieve Gaunt interviews lots of guests on a spectrum of age, sexuality and experience to explores the madness, bliss and weirdness of love throughout time: from catfishing to codpieces, the Tudors to Tinder, the Renaissance to rom-coms.

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Recorded, Produced & Edited by Genevieve Gaunt

Podcast Cover Art by Ella Sadika Jackson; ellasienna.com

Photograph of Genevieve Gaunt by Dan Stevens Photography danstevens.co.uk

Sound mix by Joseph Bader and Rohan Onraet
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7- Crimes of the Heart

7- Crimes of the Heart

2021-07-2359:46

From tales of revenge, poisonings, hexes & spells to cheating, heartbreak & killing for love: love has been making us do crazy things forever. This episode explores the questions: Is a love spell ethical? If I cheat should I tell my partner? Do porn stars' partners get jealous? Genevieve's guests include a witch, actor Rose McGowan, trans porn star Buck Angel & author Kathy Lette..... Fasten your seat-belts & welcome to the final episode of S1, this is Crimes of the Heart. WARNING: this episode contains a story about suicide so please handle with care.
6- Sexuality & Labels

6- Sexuality & Labels

2021-07-1501:06:51

From ancient transgenderism to drag queens: this episode is a journey into sex, social constructs, gay penguins & the journey to find oneself. Among others, Genevieve speaks to actor and activist Rose McGowan about sexuality in Hollywood, transsexual porn star Buck Angel & guests including a straight man who explains how and why he lived for a decade as a gay man. Host: https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_gaunt/ (@Genevieve_Gaunt) Follow: https://www.instagram.com/thecupidcouch/?hl=en (@thecupidcouch)
Deception in dating: from catfishing, murder & execution, whether in portraits or pixels: this episode is all about lies & betrayal. Featuring eerie stories that'll make you question- do you ever really know the person lying in bed beside you at night?.... Featuring singer songwriter Hobbie Stuart. Host: https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_gaunt/ (@Genevieve_Gaunt) Follow: https://www.instagram.com/thecupidcouch/?hl=en (@thecupidcouch)
4- Body Hair

4- Body Hair

2021-07-0244:29

From the porn industry to the Pharaohs and the role of pubic hair in art & sculpture; this episode is all about body hair. My guests admit what they really want on a sexual partner and I see how body hair has changed over time. Welcome, to the landscape of love... Host: https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_gaunt/ (@Genevieve_Gaunt) Follow: https://www.instagram.com/thecupidcouch/?hl=en (@thecupidcouch)
3- Toxic Love

3- Toxic Love

2021-07-0256:27

Is your partner a narcissist? From emotional vampires to vamps, NPD to negging and the science of why we're attracted to the heart-breakers: Rose McGowan, Kathy Lette and my guests talk poisonous relationships, red flags and how to escape the quicksand that is Toxic Love. Poem read by Rose McGowan 'Alcestis on the Poetry Circuit' Copyright © Erica Mann Jong, 2021, all rights reserved. Host: https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_gaunt/ (@Genevieve_Gaunt) Follow: https://www.instagram.com/thecupidcouch/?hl=en (@thecupidcouch)
2- Sex: Fetish & Fantasy

2- Sex: Fetish & Fantasy

2021-06-2501:03:12

From ancient sex manuals to filthy letters; my guests talk porn stars and the history of 'perversion'. Welcome to the shadowy side of sexual desire. Host: https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_gaunt/ (@Genevieve_Gaunt) Follow: https://www.instagram.com/thecupidcouch/?hl=en (@thecupidcouch)
1- What is Love?

1- What is Love?

2021-06-2444:47

What is love? How do we love? Why do we love? From tales of love at first sight to sex addiction and love sickness, welcome to episode 1 of 'The Cupid Couch'. Host: https://www.instagram.com/genevieve_gaunt/ (@Genevieve_Gaunt) Follow: https://www.instagram.com/thecupidcouch/?hl=en (@thecupidcouch)
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2021-05-1701:35

Created and hosted by Genevieve Gaunt, THE CUPID COUCH is a mashup of modern-day love stories and historical investigation to find out how we’ve been getting into a tangle over love for thousands of years. From catfishing to codpieces, the Tudors to Tinder, the Renaissance to rom-coms; this podcast explores the madness, bliss and weirdness of love throughout time....
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