Censored Episodes: Season One

Filthy-minded historian and avid reader, Aoife Bhreatnach, searches censored books for smut, swearing and shagging. The Irish censor was infamous, banning 12,491 books and magazines between 1929 and 1998. Alongside the greats like Doris Lessing and Samuel Beckett were thousands of books, now mostly forgotten.

Mediocre novels, sex manuals, true crime stories, pulp fiction, racy memoirs and queer literature: the Irish censor banned them all. Join Aoife as she reads like a smut-obsessed censor, looking for the rude bits in all kinds of books.

Trailer

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/260c4aa8-6aad-49af-85c1-b6f876994190

S1 E1 What a Wanker: Behan ‘Borstal Boy’ (1958)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/52f0fc5e-e763-4c7f-b46f-9112f9ced029

S1 E2 Single Girls, Shagging: Jaffe ‘The Best of Everything’ (1958)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/51395e5b-0cc3-44f6-b2e6-442f7cc6d7ad

S1 E3 One Little Orgy: Kerouac, ‘The Dharma Bums’ (1959)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/4df24ff3-6c21-4c6d-a58d-22ba5be1d7ef

S1 E4 The First Bonkbuster: Winsor, ‘Forever Amber’ (1944)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/2a2b6ad1-6492-4d28-bb8f-a8d73f234185

S1 E5 Sex and Soldiers: Heller, ‘Catch-22’ (1961)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/fba93a7b-039d-41cc-ba7c-5fec2f80def9

S1 E6 Sex in Suburbia: Yates, ‘Revolutionary Road’ (1961)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/0d6c8691-af1b-4595-af78-02020c705299

S1 E7 Convent Sex Crimes: ‘The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk’ (1836)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/640670fa-4795-4d05-9be6-8043e291917a

S1 E8 Boobs and Babes: Hitt, ‘Pleasure Ground’ (1961)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/0119c72e-be31-4e7c-95e4-aeaf44a6d050

S1 E9 Amoral Sex: Huxley, ‘Point Counter Point’ (1928)

https://play.acast.com/s/censored/d2c099d5-5b50-4eba-b76f-bbf153a3bde8

S1 E10 Freaky Foreigners: Murdoch, ‘The Flights from the Enchanter’ (1956)

https://aca.st/cb46e1