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Obscene Talent

Obscene Talent

By Xena Zeit-Geist
A podcast about extraordinarily talented people who've worked in taboo industries, hosted by Xena Zeit-Geist.
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Episode 5: Jeez Loueez, Number One Burlesque Entertainer in the World 2 Years Running, Actress, Honey Badger
In our fifth episode, we talk with Jeez Loueez, "The Honey Badger of Burlesque," voted the Number One Burlesque Entertainer in the World via 21st Century Burlesque for two years running (this year sharing the title with Lola van Ella—together they form LoLeezBo)! Jeez has performed at and hosted shows at the prestigious Burlesque Hall of Fame, produced tons of burlesque and variety shows (including Jeezy's Juke Joint and online LoLeezBo shows with Lola van Ella live-streamed from their living room), and taught burlesque and twerk classes everywhere from burlesque festivals to college campuses to the internet. In addition to her many achievements as an ecdysiast, Jeez is an accomplished actress, appearing in the soon to be released Finesse series as well as the film Outrageous. Obscenely talented in so many ways, Jeez enjoys making spicy content for her fan sites when she isn't on set or on stage.  In this episode, we talk about how strip clubs work, what it's like to be naked on film sets during a pandemic, how Jeez rose from getting a C tap dancing and stripping in musical theater class to being voted the #1 Burlesque Figure in the World two years running, and much, much more! This episode was recorded in January 2021 & is being released February 18, 2021. If you'd like to learn more about Jeez Loueez you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter! For access to her more exclusive/risqué art, support Jeez on Patreon, or check out her OnlyFans for her extra adult work. If you enjoyed the show and would like to ensure that more episodes get made, sign up for Xena's Patreon page & get cool rewards every month, including  behind-the-scenes content, the ability to vote in polls & brainstorm new show topics, and more! If you'd like to show love to our host, Xena Zeit-Geist, you can check them out on Instagram or Twitter @xenazeitgeist or via any of these important links for tipping/following/patronage! Sponsorships Special thanks goes out to VIP sponsors Brendan Perry for editing the audio & to Diana Dietrich for extra help & paying for my recording program membership thingy, as well as to all of our beautiful supporters on Patreon for sponsoring the show! 
01:57:34
February 18, 2021
Episode 4: Lune Noirr, Contortionist, Fetish Worker from the Days of Yore (pre-O.F.), Danny DeVito Enthusiast
In our fourth episode, we talk with Lune Noirr, nationally acclaimed burlesque performer, a SW/fetish work professional from the days before OnlyFans even existed, trained contortionist, cosplayer, activist, recent graduate of teeth-making school, Danny DeVito enthusiast, one of the core cast members of the Society of Sin in New Orleans, all-around badass and much more.  This episode was recorded in September 2020 & is being released December 1, 2020. If you'd like to learn more about Lune Noirr, you can follow her on Instagram! If you enjoyed the show and would like to ensure that more episodes get made, sign up for Xena's Patreon page & get cool rewards every month, including  behind-the-scenes content, the ability to vote in polls & brainstorm new show topics, and more! If you'd like to show love to our host, Xena Zeit-Geist, you can check them out on Instagram or Twitter @xenazeitgeist or via any of these important links for tipping/following/patronage! Sponsorships Special thanks goes out to Diana Dietrich, Brendan Perry & to our patrons on Patreon for sponsoring the show!
01:25:18
December 01, 2020
Episode 3: Synamin Vixen, Trained Professional Dancer, Sex/Sensuality Educator, Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Dominatrix
In our third episode, we talk with Synamin Vixen, a professionally trained dancer who taught dance for many years before stepping onto the burlesque stage. We learn about how Synamin carved out a space for herself in the burlesque scene in New Orleans and very soon after began producing her own shows and teaching burlesque, as well as how she and her partner, John collaborate as artists and as sex/fetish workers. In addition to her life onstage, Synamin walks us through how she has come to embrace her calling as a sex educator and how she is using her platform to create safe spaces, particularly for Black people, to explore BDSM, sensuality, and fetish. We also discuss how she got into making her own herbal tinctures for healing, what the heck a chakra is, what "phrasing" really means, and why Netflix's "Bonding" is a way healthier & more accurate representation of kink culture than "50 Shades of Gray."  This episode was recorded on July 24, 2020 & is being released August 7, 2020. If you'd like to learn more about Synamin Vixen, her work as an herbal healer or as a sex educator, check out her Instagram, her Synsual Healing page, her Patreon for her burlesque content & her OnlyFans for her NSFW/sex education content.  If you enjoyed the show and would like to ensure that more episodes get made, sign up for Xena's Patreon page & get cool rewards every month, including  behind-the-scenes content, the ability to vote in polls & brainstorm new show topics, and more! If you'd like to show love to our host, Xena Zeit-Geist, you can check them out on Instagram or Twitter @xenazeitgeist or via any of these important links for tipping/following/patronage! Sponsorships Special thanks goes out to Diana Dietrich & to our patrons on Patreon for sponsoring the show!
01:43:55
August 08, 2020
Episode 2: Ariana Amour, Regent Unicorn of Burlesque, Trans Showgirl Icon, Lover of Buffalo Wings
In our second episode, we talk with Ariana Amour, award-winning, internationally travelled showgirl, barrier-breaking trans woman of color, and my right hand at The Society of Sin Burlesque & Variety. We learn about how Ariana got her start in nightlife by working behind the scenes at New Orleans' biggest gay nightclub, Oz, where she helped out with drag shows, did social media work, and coordinated events before she ever stepped onto the burlesque stage and how her transition and starting hormones lined up with her decisions to begin her stage career. In addition to her talents in the performing arts, Ariana is an accomplished astrologer and tarot practitioner, and we get to learn a little bit about astrology, what the heck a "sun sign" is & how astrology has changed over the years to become the beloved queer art form that it is today. In addition, Ariana discusses her feelings about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, transgender rights activism (f*ck JK Rowling), how to aspire to be an excellent ally to those fighting oppression in 2020, and much more! This episode was recorded on June 17, 2020 & is being released July 11, 2020.  If you'd like to learn more about Ariana Amour or her tarot/astrology work, check her out on Instagram @lovejustlied and @divineliteracy If you enjoyed the show and would like to ensure that more episodes get made, sign up for Xena's Patreon page & get cool rewards every month, including  behind-the-scenes content, the ability to vote in polls & brainstorm new show topics, and more! If you'd like to show love to our host, Xena Zeit-Geist, you can check them out on Instagram or Twitter @xenazeitgeist or via any of these important links for tipping/following/patronage!
01:31:27
July 11, 2020
Episode 1: Bella Blue, Unicorn Burlesque Mom
In this episode, we talk to Bella Blue, creator & headmistress of The New Orleans School of Burlesque & Bella Blue Productions, where she produces numerous burlesque & variety shows each week, including "Whiskey & Rhinestones," "The Dirty Dime Peep Show," "Strip Roulette," and more! Bella is an award-winning international burlesque performer, who has both performed and produced at The Burlesque Hall of Fame, and is regularly recognized as one of the Top 50 Burlesque Performers in the World by 21st Century Burlesque. We get to hear about Bella's burlesque origin story, including what it was like starting burlesque 13 years ago in New Orleans as a young single mother. We learn about how the scene has grown since then, about Bella's work to make it a more inclusive and safer environment for marginalized groups, what being a famous scantily clad person/mom is like, and much more!  If you'd like to learn more about Bella Blue or the New Orleans School of Burlesque, check them out on Instagram @bellabluenola and @nolaschoolofburlesque If you enjoyed the show and would like to ensure that more episodes get made, sign up for Xena's Patreon page & get cool rewards every month, including  behind-the-scenes content, the ability to vote in polls & brainstorm new show topics, and more! If you'd like to show love to our host, Xena Zeit-Geist, you can check them out on Instagram or Twitter @xenazeitgeist!
01:41:56
May 25, 2020