This August, join us for 5 true, personal stories about attraction. From science sleepaway camp to the science of attraction, and - of course - stories about sex, this show has it all!
Hosted by Tracy Rowland and Paula Croxson. Doors at 7:30pm.
Ross Benes is the author of Turned On: A Mind-Blowing Investigation Into How Sex Has Shaped Our World, which has been called "Freakonomics without pants." He’s currently working on a book about how the cultural changes he experienced growing up in small-town Nebraska became reflected across American politics. Benes has written for The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, The Nation, World Policy Journal, Vice, Refinery29, New York magazine, and Rolling Stone.
Domina Franco is a New York City based sex educator, coach and writer who has been studying human sexuality for over 20 years. Over the last seven years, she has built a coaching practice that helps clients of all genders and orientations clarify, explore and enhance their sex lives. Domina specializes in sexual health and wellness, pleasure exploration, alternative relationship models, gender expression and queer identity as well as female empowerment and BDSM/kink practices. She formatted and teaches an annual workshop called "Wrestling for Domination" at LaDomain Esemar, the oldest BDSM training facility in the U.S. translated from her years as a semi pro wrestler. Domina has guest lectured at New York, Kansas State, Rutgers and Kean Universities. She also teaches for O.School, an online sex education platform that reaches over 40 countries globally. You can find her quoted through various media outlets such as She Knows, Redbook, Refinery29, A Practical Wedding and Fusion TV. In addition to her work in education she also acted as a consultant for Unbound, a feminist sex tech company. She is a proud member of AASECT, The Sex Ed Network and The Women of Sex Tech. Her website is: www.dominafranco.com
Bianca Jones Marlin is a neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. She holds a PhD in neuroscience from New York University, and dual bachelor degrees from St. John’s University, in biology and adolescent education. As a graduate student, with Dr. Robert Froemke, Dr. Marlin examined how the brain adapts to care for a newborn and how a baby’s cry can control adult behavior. Her research focused on the vital bond between parent and child, and studied the use of neurochemicals, such as the “love drug” oxytocin, as a treatment to strengthen fragile and broken parent-child relationships. Dr. Marlin is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Axel, where she investigates transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, or how traumatic experiences in parents affect the brain structure of their offspring. Her research has been featured in Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Scientific America and Discover Magazine’s “100 Top Stories of 2015.” She is the recipient of the 2016 Society for Neuroscience Donald B. Lindsley Award, which recognizes the most outstanding PhD thesis in the general area of behavioral neuroscience and was named a STAT Wunderkind in 2017. She is currently a Junior Fellow in the prestigious Simons Society of Fellows. A native New Yorker, Dr. Marlin lives in Manhattan with her scientist husband, Joseph, their daughter, Sage, and their cat Santiago Ramon y Cajal, who is named after the famed neuroanatomist. Her website is www.biancajonesmarlin.com
Anna Neu has several interests including improv, sketch comedy and voiceover work. She is a trained dancer and Michael Howard Studio Conservatory taught actor. She performs at the Magnet Theater on weekends in shows such as The Armando Diaz Experience and has been on several house teams there. Her voice can be heard on a handful of episodes of The Truth Podcast. Also a recent Moth Story Slam winner.
Jacqueline Trumbull is a clinical research coordinator for a psychiatry lab at Mt Sinai and, as seen on TV, aspires to a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (so she better get in). Because of her life philosophy to say “Yes!” to as many opportunities as possible, she found herself on Season 22 of ABC’s The Bachelor, yet said “No!” to the prospect of giving up said Ph.D. and moving to Arizona for an admittedly dashing race car driver. She has spent several years in psychology research and currently focuses on mood and personally disorders, with a particular interest in narcissism.