Sobered: More Than Dry January

How often do you stop to examine your drinking habits? While many Americans started drinking more in the pandemic, another cohort committed to sober curiosity: a movement encouraging introspection about your relationship with alcohol.

Embodied host Anita Rao examines the tenets and experiences of sober curiosity through a conversation with two people who collectively have close to two decades of sobriety experience. J. Nicole Jones is the co-host of the “Sober Black Girls Club” and Tawny Lara is a New York City-based millennial who writes about the intersection of sobriety and sexuality as The Sober Sexpert. The two reflect on how their sobriety journeys have shaped everything from their romantic and platonic relationships to their careers and thoughts about the future. The episode also features an array of produced and scored listener voice montages featuring diverse perspectives on evolving relationships with alcohol.

About Embodied

Sex and relationships are intimate — and sometimes intimidating to talk about. In this award-winning show from North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, host Anita Rao guides us on an exploration of our brains and our bodies that touches down in taboo territory.


Anita Rao
Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health. She spent six years as a producer and managing editor for North Carolina Public Radio WUNC’s flagship daily talk show “The State of Things.” During that time she also created and co-hosted “She & Her,” a podcast about millennial feminism in the South and served as the editor for the narrative podcast “The Double Shift,” a podcast about changing the status quo of motherhood in America. She started her career in journalism in the Peabody-Award-winning StoryCorps production department. Anita identifies as a mixed-race Indian-American woman and uses she/her pronouns.


One hour

Show Clock

00:00 - 01:00 Billboard
01:00 - 06:30 News hole
06:30 - 18:30 Segment A
18:30 - 20:00 Break
20:00 - 40:00 Segment B
40:00 - 41:30 Break
41:30 - 59:00 Segment C

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Preview audio available: December 12, 2022
Promo spot available: December 12, 2022
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Date content will be uploaded: December 31, 2022


Broadcast Window

January 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023

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