aka Shit And Shame With Shawn. Join Shafner 'The Puru', performer, activist, and educator for serious but entertaining talk about poop, fecal matters, LGBT shame and other unnameable taboos that clog our bodies, minds, and communities. Shawn and his esteemed guests talk (and might even sing) about taking responsibility for our literal shit and our metaphorical shit, to transform them from waste to resource. It’s time to get our shit together, before it hits the fan.


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Title: Jurassic Poop: The American Museum of Natural History Loans Us Carl Mehling

Jurassic Poop: The American Museum of Natural History Loans Us Carl Mehling

February 27th, 2017

In this Dinosaur-sized episode, Shawn Shafner (The Puru) joins paleontologist Carl Mehling for a deep dive into fossilized dung (called “coprolites”),… Go to Episode

Turds, Trash and Tweets: A Conversation with Raul Pacheco-Vega

January 26th, 2017

In this fast-paced hour, Shawn Shafner (The Puru) sits down with water and wastewater governance expert Raul Pacheco-Vega for a discussion that leapfrogs… Go to Episode

Olga Gershenson: Transgender Rights to Toilets, Internet Trolls, and the Secret Language of Nerds

December 27th, 2016

In 2005, Professor Olga Gershenson sent out a call for academic papers on public toilets--"the holy of holy for nerds." Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets… Go to Episode

Public Women and the Public Convenience: An Hour with Barbara Penner

November 19th, 2016

What do you call a woman who’s not at home, and needs a private place to pee? A “public woman,” or “prostitute.” At least that’s what London’s… Go to Episode