PRX to distribute WUNC program ‘Embodied’

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The weekly program Embodied, produced by WUNC in Chapel Hill, N.C., will be distributed to public radio stations by PRX beginning in October, PRX announced Thursday. 

Anita Rao, host of the WUNC show "Embodied"

The hourlong program discusses sex, relationships and health. It explores themes that get into “taboo territory,” according to its website. Episodes have focused on safer sexting, what it’s like for young adults to lose a parent, and host Anita Rao’s experiences as a biracial child with monoracial parents. 

Rao, the creator of the program, appeared on Current’s list of “rising stars” in public media earlier this year. 

“Embodied is made by and for a new generation of public radio listeners,” Rao said in a press release. “The show originated from a personal desire I had to hear more people like me and my extended communities on the airwaves talking about how we are making sense of our identities and bodies.”

In addition to WUNC, Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville, N.C., and Houston Public Media are already carrying the program. WUNC airs the program Friday at noon, while BRPR and HPM air it Sunday evenings.

“We’re thrilled to partner with WUNC to help bring Embodied to public radio audiences,” Jason Saldanha, chief of business development and content at PRX, said in the release. “Anita is an exceptional host and a trusted companion to listeners, and Embodied is a fresh program on a subject that matters to everyone: ourselves.”

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