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Episode 38: Red on prison reform and the political power of art

Episode 38 is our first episode of 2019! This week we feature an interview with Red, a New York City based Marxist/feminist community organizer sex working art historian. Red’s organizing efforts sit at the intersection of art, politics, and labor. In addition to a discussion of the prison industrial complex as it relates to sex work politics, we talked to Red about the work they have done curating the art exhibit Whores Will Rise. For the news segment, we invited back Kate D’Adamo to...


Episode 37: Special Episode: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Episode 37 is our last for 2018. We end the year with a special episode that features live coverage from SWOP Pittsburgh’s December 17 event held in honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. We begin our episode with an interview of Christa Daring, SWOP USA’s Executive Director. They tell us about the history of the day, what organizations around the country are doing to commemorate it, and why it is important. We then move to a recording of the event that we,...


Episode 36: The Tumblr Sex Ban with Sunny Moraine and Jaymie Delight

In Episode 36 we explore Tumblr’s recent ban on adult content. We feature two interviews discussing the ban’s impact on marginalized communities: erotic artist Jaymie Delight and genre fiction writer Sunny Moraine. We also introduce Peepshow Podcast’s new weekly Feature Artist promotion.


Episode 35: Andy on Ethical Non-Monogamy

Episode 35 features a discussion of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy with Andy, the owner of The Growth Arc. The Growth Arc is a trauma informed, sex-positive, relationship and sexuality coaching program that she started in 2017 to help people be more honest with themselves in all of their relationships. We talk to her about her own path to ethical non-monogamy and how she is drawing on these experiences to help others. But, first, we discuss Ashley Judd's recent comments about...


Episode 34: Liara Roux on Coming Out

Episode 34 features an interview with sex worker, activist, producer, and director Liara Roux. We talk to them about their activism around internet freedom for sex workers, starting with their “Open Letter to Patreon.” And, on a more personal note, we discuss their recent Motherboard article, “Coming Out as a Sex Worker, Coming Out as a Person” and the impact it had on their personal life and career. But, first, we reflect on our first year of podcasting adventures. We also talk about our...


Episode 33: Talking Sex Podcasting with Sluts and Scholars

Episode 33 features an interview with fellow sex podcasters Nicoletta Heidegger and Simone from Sluts and Scholars. They talk to us about why they started a sex podcast and how they’ve negotiated it in their professional lives. We also discuss the important work they are respectively doing in the areas of reproductive advocacy and therapy. For our news segment, we discuss the recent misogynistic viral campaign #ThotAudit, which threatened to turn sex workers in to the Internal Revenue...


Episode 32: Danielle Blunt On Health Care Access for Sex Workers

Episode 32 features an interview with NYC based dominatrix, full spectrum doula, and sex worker rights advocate Danelle Blunt. We discuss the work that she did with Persist Health Project, connecting those who work in the sex trades with affirming health care services. We also examine the way that stigma impacts health care and some strategies that sex workers and other marginalized communities employ in order to get the care they need. We also talk about the value of doulas. For our news...


Episode 31: Christina Springer: Stories and Poems from a Happy Ending Massage Parlor

Episode 31 features an interview with Pittsburgh-based Alt.Black artist and spoken word poet Christina Springer. Her new book, The Splooge Factory, comes out on Frayed Edge Press this month. It is a collection of poetry exploring her experiences as a receptionist in a “happy endings” massage parlor in Pittsburgh, PA. We talk to her about her experience at the massage parlor; her own history and art; love and intimacy; race, eroticism, and sex work; and motherhood and aging.


Episode 30: Lorelei Lee on Finding Strength in Sex Work Communities

Episode 30 features an interview with sex worker, activist, and writer Lorelei Lee. We discuss her article, “Once You Have Made Pornography,” which describes the many ways sex work stigma manifests and its impacts your life. We also talk about strategies for combatting stigma and how sex workers rely on each other for support and affirmation. For our news segment, Julian Gill-Peterson, author of Histories of the Transgender Child, joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s recent memo...


Episode 29: Laura Helen Marks on Hardcore Pornography and the Victorian Gothic

In Episode 29, we interview professor Laura Helen Marks and discuss her new book, Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic, which explores Victorian and Gothic literature’s connection to past and present pornography. We also talk about her tortoise, and her thoughts about anti-porn feminism.


Episode 28: Stacey Swimme Reflects on Her 20-Year Career in the Sex Industry

In Episode 28 we interview sex worker, mother, and cannabis activist Stacey Swimme. October marks her 20th year in the sex industry. She reflects on her career, why she has outgrown her sex work persona Kimberlee Cline, the history of the sex workers rights movement, and its connection to cannabis activism. Before we talk to Stacey, we discuss an article from Future of Sex that reports on increased interest in non-monogamy.


Episode 27: Vera Sky on Race, Size, and Representation in the Cam Industry

In Episode 27 we interview Vera Sky, XBIZ's 2017 Cam Model of the Year. We talk to her about her life and her career. We also tackle issues of race, body size, and representation, as well as what it is like to be a sex worker in middle America. But, before we do that, we reflect on what Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings have signified for women in this country.


Episode 26: Hacking and Hustling: A sex worker led tech conference

Episode 26 is a special episode, brought to you from Eyebeam in Brooklyn, NYC. We cover Hacking//Hustling: A Platform for Sex Workers in a Post SESTA World with a combination of interviews and captured audio. We discuss the need for a sex worker centered tech conferences with Ingrid Burrington, an Eyebeam art resident who helped to facilitate the event. We then move to footage of the sex worker panel that kicked off the event. We feature snippets of Tina Horn, Lorelei Lee, Danielle Blunt,...


Episode 25: Rev. Beverly Dale on Preaching Sex Positive Christianity

In Episode 25 we interview the Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale about her sex positive Christian ministry. We talk about her personal history with the Church, and how she came to believe that the Church is on the wrong side of sexual politics. We also talk about sex work as a form of ministry. Additionally, we bring you live footage from “Marcha de las Putas” in NYC. Lastly, we bring you exciting Peepshow Podcast news!


Episode 24: Mistress Eva on Being an Asian Dominatrix

In Episode 24 we interview Mistress Eva, a semi-retired Professional Dominatrix who now runs an online BDSM slave training program and tours worldwide with a base in Bali, Indonesia. We talk about her life, work, and the ways that being an Asian sex worker in an Asian context is different than the experiences of Western sex workers. For our news segment, we talk to Melissa Mariposa, the sex worker who started Red Umbrella Hosting, a website hosting company for sex workers trying to survive...


Episode 23: Suprihmbé on Pro-heaux Womanism

Episode 23 is the first from our new studio space! We bring you a rich interview with writer, artist, and sex worker suprihmbé about political bisexuality, pro-heaux womanism, dominatrix culture, writing, and more! For our news segment, Juniper Fitzgerald returns to talk to us about two stories: first, Jill Filipovic’s New York Times’ Op-ed, “Stormy Daniels’, Feminist Hero”; and, second, the police shooting and death of sex worker Donna Dalton.


Episode 22: Blood Money Art Show at Lucas Lucas

Episode 22 is a special episode, brought to you from the Lucas Lucas Studio in Brooklyn, NYC. We cover the Blood Money exhibit—an immersive experience organized by local pro dommes that features art and performance by sex workers and their allies. The event benefited the Lysistrata Mutual Care Collective. This episode is a combination of interviews and on the floor footage. We first talk to three of the museum curators and artists: Mistress Sybil, Mistress Niko, and Caroline Caldwell. We...


Episode 21: GoAskAlex on Being a Sex Worker with a Chronic Illness

Episode 21 marks the final installment in our month-long series of positive stories about sex workers. For our news segment, we bring Samantha Cole, from VICE’s Motherboard, back on to talk about the latest development in the deepfakes story. We highlight an essay she wrote for Broadly that argues the deepfakes issue is first and foremost about control of women’s bodies. Next, we feature Canadian cam model and artist GoAskAlex, who talks to us about the intersection of sex work and...


Episode 20: Juniper Fitzgerald on Rewriting Femme Narratives

Episode 20 marks the third installment in our month-long series of episodes that focus on positive things going on in world of sex work right now. This episode focuses on the way in which sex workers are taking care of one another, and how they are rewriting narratives. For our news segment, we will bring Alex Bishop and Penny Trait back on the show to follow up on the project they have been working on since the sex work and motherhood episode. They talk about I Give a Fuck, and how they...


Episode 19: Stoya On Sex Across Different Mediums

Episode 19 marks the second installment in our month-long series of episodes that focus on positive things going on in world of sex work right now. This episode focuses on the recent creative achievements of two sex workers. For our news segment, we will feature a brief interview with Braislee Adams, a cam model whose nude hula-hooping video went viral this week. She will talk to us about what it is like to become an internet sensation overnight. And next, we talk to pornographer and...