A Reporter Interviews Men On an Anonymous Phone Sex Line

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:29 PM

In the Bay Area, there's a number you can call to chat anonymously with strangers. People use it for phone sex. On the new Love + Radio, reporter Julia DeWitt called up and tried to interview the men on the line, and it's very great radio. 

The weird thing about stories that foreground their salaciousness is that they usually end up being so boring. This one is not one of those. 

The men try to steer the conversation toward phone sex, DeWitt tries to steer it back to a straightforward interview using this good-naturedness that's almost zen. The results are funny and surprising and really, really uncomfortable. And it goes to a surprising place. Anyway, it's not even remotely safe for work, but you ought to listen to it. 

 

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