‘What Had Happened Was’ Podcast, Episode 4: The vagina tree’s knobby side

We knew the Yellow Springs vagina tree was controversial, but grrrrrrrrrl, was it ever.

>> Yes, this local tree is covered with 50 vaginas

Amelia Robinson caught up with the ladies behind one of the most talked-about stories of 2017 for the latest edition of the What Had Happened Was podcast.

She chatted with the vagina tree's creators Kate HamiltonCorrine Bayraktaroglu and Karen Jane Russell, before Bayraktaroglu hightailed it out of the area for a new journey in Arizona.

As you may remember, the vagina tree caused all sorts heated debate on Dayton.com’s Facebook page with some people not understanding why anyone would put felt vaginas in a perfectly innocent tree.

The artists collectively called Viva La Vulve and The Craftivism Sisterhood of Yellow Springs explain the whys as part of this new podcast episode.

You might also remember that the vagina tree was infiltrated by a man packing felt penises.

>> Penises hung in Yellow Springs vagina tree

As it turns out, the man with the felt penises was not the only one who took offense to the vagina tree. As the craftivists explain, he was just the tip of the iceberg.

Catch up on past episodes of WHHW:

>> Episode 3: All funked up with Ohio Players’ Diamond Williams

>> Episode 2: Bourbon, Beards and Joe Head

>> Episode 1: The Rubi Girls explain

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About the podcast:

“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com and sponsored by Cox Digital Marketing. You won’t believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.

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