There’s a podcast for everyone. If there’s anything that doing these Podcast Spotlights has taught me, from Rick and Morty themed, to retro games, to fictitious radio programs, there are so many podcasts out there that range from catered to the masses, to ultra niche. Today’s Spotlight is no different. PeachBooth Presents: SugarCast is a NSFW podcast that presents the intimate conversations between callers and operators of an adult hotline.

Though adult-themed by nature, it’s intended to present the comedic side of the phone conversations. Still, you probably shouldn’t listen to it with your parents.

Being a newcomer to the after hours podcast category, this was a Spotlight I was unfamiliar yet interested in. I got a chance to speak with George at SugarCast about how the unique podcast format came to fruition, how they prefer to categorize themselves, and if podcasts could be a future medium for the adult entertainment business. Below is our Q&A.

Discover Pods: What’s your podcast about?

George: SugarCast is a weekly podcast where you can hear the juiciest phone call conversations between our operators (Peaches) on our website PeachBooth and total strangers. Anything goes in these conversations where callers share their deep personal affairs and their unique kinks. We share the most interesting and most bizarre content from our archive.

DP: I have to ask, do the callers know their conversations might end up on a podcast?

George: It’s actually completely free to call our operators on our PeachBooth site and in return, the conversations are being recorded and used as content. We make this arrangement abundantly clear and it is explicitly stated on our home page, How-it-Works page, animation video, terms and conditions, voice messaging during the call connection.

DP: What’s unique about your podcast?

George: SugarCast is a one-of-a-kind podcast where you are hearing sexually intimate conversations between real people. The primary reason that the callers are dialing in is not to be interviewed but is to gratify their need for real conversation, sexual interests, or bizarre kinks. So the setup lends itself to authentic and anything-goes conversations you won’t get on any other program. There are other podcasts that cover taboo sexual topics, but you won’t find another program where the host is actually satisfying and roleplaying the guests’ actual fantasies.

DP: Do you, or someone on your team, sift through the call logs and pick out the interesting conversations? If so, how does that process work?

George: Yes, we have an archive of conversations in the hundreds and growing every week. We hand-pick the conversations that make it into a podcast  episode. Aside from how interesting the content is, we also take into consideration the audio quality of the calls.

DP: I’m fairly unfamiliar with the adult category of podcasts. Do you think podcasts are the next logical medium for adult entertainment?

George: I don’t think podcasting is a good medium for that industry, because visual is very important for adult industry products. And visual content would run into issues with iTunes’ and Google Play’s obscenity censors. We don’t actually consider ourselves an adult industry product, because our content is going for mainstream comedic entertainment rather than content used for adult entertainment.

DP: Why did you choose to podcast?

George: Podcasts are perfect for us, because the conversations we record are audio-only. We don’t believe that video chat is conducive to the intimacy that develops from an anonymous voice conversation. When you take out the visual distractions, you can truly concentrate on the content. And the anonymity of audio-only calls allows people to be much bolder in expressing their desires.

DP: As a relatively new podcast, have you received any listener feedback you’d like to (or already have) incorporate in the show?

George: We’ve received feedback regarding the length of the show and the ratio of conversation relative to phone sex that occurs in each episode. We will surely incorporate the feedback into future edits.

DP: Anything else you’d like to add?

George: Our vision for creating the SugarCast podcast is to normalize how society views the wide range of human sexuality. There are many liberal and democratic countries around the world that have a much healthier perspective on sex than the U.S. In our culture, we frown upon every sex taboo that hasn’t made it into the mainstream; we try locking it in the closet and pretending it doesn’t exist. This attitude marginalizes people with diverse orientations and damages their psychological well-being. Shaming these people and driving them underground creates a dangerous situation for society in countless ways.

DP: What are some of your favorite podcasts?

George: I listen to a wide variety of podcasts; everything from politics to true crime. My top 10 in no particular order: More Perfect, 99% Invisible, Waking Up with Sam Harris, Planet Money, The Weeds, Criminal, S Town, Hardcore History, Longform, and of course SugarCast!

DP: Where can listeners find you?

George: SugarCast is on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and whatever you get your podcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter @PeachBooth and on Facebook for updates!  Please subscribe and leave a rating/review if you enjoy our podcast!