Episode notes: “Time with Woody”
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I never had the pleasure of meeting Woody Miller, though I was familiar with him for a few years before his death from leukemia earlier this year.
I first learned about Woody in the excellent 2020 documentary film NAK-ED by Jan Dalchow, which, among other items relating to nudity and nude expression, also covered the events of the 2012 legislative nudity ban in San Francisco. In the film, Woody is seen alongside other nude activists, protesting nude outside city hall and speaking out passionately against the bans. I’m not sure if it was due to his imposing stature, his bushy greying beard, or perhaps the giant septum ring, but he stuck out to me.
Later, when I was preparing to interview Andy Tabbat for his episode of Naked Age, San Francisco Naked Guy, I noticed Woody in many of Andy’s photos. After inquiring and learning his name, I discovered more of Woody’s writing about nudity and history, and learned just how thoughtful and educated he was, and how progressive his views were.
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