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My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.

My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.
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My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.

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English


Episodes

052: A Great Many Things

5/31/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today's episode explores the secrets we keep locked behind the door we call a smile. Today's episode is about my ancestors, the women who came before me, and the legends we've built in their wake. Today's story—is about you, in all your complex multiplicity. There are a great many things about these women that we do not know. But in the end, the truth comes out. This is the final episode of...

Duration:00:20:59

051: Dear Strippers

5/24/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. There's only one more episode left after this one. Today’s episode is a letter to other strippers—dancers the world abroad, as well as certain special friends I've worked with. Today’s episode is dedicated to you, my sisters in heels. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl. If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD,...

Duration:00:19:45

050: Let me Dance for You

5/17/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. I have been on a break for a month, touring Australia and New Zealand. Now I'm home, and ready to finish out this whole podcast series! Today’s episode is about performativity, complexity, and having two different universes going on in one life. Today’s episode intersperses diary entries from the ending of my stripping career with customer interactions taking place at the same time. You can...

Duration:00:22:52

049: Falling in Love

3/29/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today’s episode is about falling in love with two very different men. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl. If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

Duration:00:25:15

048: Who Mans the Panopticon

3/22/2017
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I’ve talked a lot about stripping and falling in and out of love with sex work, but I haven’t talked a lot about my time falling in and out of love with professional intellectualism--so today, I want to talk about that. Today's episode is about the first time when I quit my life as a full-time stripper to commit myself to a "respectable" life, dove into scholarship, and brought my punk-rock, stargazer boyfriend along for a ride—a ride that may not have been the one he signed up for. You...

Duration:00:16:17

047: Whores Get What Whores Deserve

3/15/2017
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Today’s episode takes a walk through my earliest days stripping when I was learning to harness the power of all of the evil epithets that have been slung at me my whole life. Whores get what whores deserve, so I’m about to show you just what a whore can get. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl. If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more...

Duration:00:18:17

046: A Hustler Never Dies

2/22/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how this story ends--it’s really bigger than quitting stripping, isn't it. I was a stripper my whole life, and I’m not that anymore. Sometimes as you grow, on the one hand you’re excited, but on the other hand, you mourn the loss of who you used to be. This episode is about mourning that loss, and realizing: maybe not all is lost, after all. You can connect with...

Duration:00:15:38

045: Pages From the Diaries of My Youth

2/15/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. I have kept diaries since I was five years old. I have 30 years of content. I always thought someday I would be famous. Well, I don’t know how famous I am, but I thought you might want to hear some of the entries from my youth. So that is what I’m going to do today. As painful and embarrassing as it is. I am going to share from the diaries of my youth. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at...

Duration:00:17:45

044: Trespasser

2/8/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today’s episode is about a topic that people don’t often like to talk about. That topic is race. Today’s episode is about a life long process that needs examination no matter how imperfect or incomplete. This episode is about times, when I guess…I’ve trespassed. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl. If you enjoyed these true stories...

Duration:00:13:12

043: My Mother's Story

2/1/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Stripcast has been my story. However, my story is a legacy, the culmination of an inheritance. So today, I'm going to share my mother's story—at least as small glimpse, anyway. I don’t know everything about her. Like she always told me when I was growing up, "I had a whole big life before you." However, I do know a few things..... You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or...

Duration:00:18:06

042 How I Became Lux Atl Part Two

1/25/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today, I’m going to pick up where I left off in the last episode, and finish my story of how I became Lux Atl....Although, I don’t think the story is actually finished in real life. Nonetheless, let me tell ya how I went from a stripper, to a doctor, to a stripper again, and finally a feminist entrepreneur. This episode is dedicated to all of those women who feel stuck in their situations, who...

Duration:00:22:07

041: How I Became Lux Atl

1/18/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today, I’m going to talk about a topic that I’m not sure I have gotten to the heart of yet, but I’m working on it. How exactly did I become Lux ATL? I was born Lindsay Burton. I became Dr. Lindsay Byron. Now, most people in the world know me as Lux Atl. Today, I’m going to explore how this identity came to be. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on...

Duration:00:19:12

040: Misadventures With Girls

1/11/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. The older I get and the more self aware I become, the more I realize how much my romantic and sexual relationships with other girls meant to me. Today’s episode delves into some adventures I’ve had with girls in my youth--or more accurately, today’s episode delves into some misadventures that I’ve had with other girls. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux...

Duration:00:19:11

039: Love Letters From Our Affair

1/4/2017
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Happy New Year! I get a lot of questions about my relationship with my husband. Frankly, I keep this aspect of my life private, but today I’m going to let you in on some of the most private shit I've ever shared. Before we became a family, before we even became a couple, my husband and I were great friends who engaged in an illicit affair. We fell in love six weeks before we were slated to say...

Duration:00:23:10

038: The Things Stripping Bought

12/28/2016
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today’s episode is about some of the things that stripping has bought me. I keep wanting to come to some conclusion and come down on one side or the other. Was stripping a gift to me? Or was it a trauma? Did stripping give me everything I have, or did it take more than it gave? I’ve spent years trying to come to some conclusion on one side or the other. Somewhere, I can stand and say, “Listen,...

Duration:00:19:28

037: A Letter to a Younger Me

12/21/2016
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today's episode is a letter to my younger self. Dear girl, I never forgot you. Every code I crack, every door I unlock, every success, the obsessive hustle: every one of these is a fulfillment of a wish I made in a dark bedroom on some lonely night in Danville, Virginia, halfway through puberty and already one foot in the grave, an insomniac child whispering requests to the future, sad and weird...

Duration:00:16:40

036: Every Man in Here Tonight Is You

12/14/2016
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today’s story is about the strange, perverse ways we desire the very things we hate. The ways we want the very things that destroy us.... The way that nothing is sexier than somebody who's gonna treat ya bad. Today’s episode is about a one-night stand that I had, long ago. With a man that at once embodies everything I hate—and everything I desire. You can connect with Lux on Facebook at...

Duration:00:20:49

035: Dirty Laundry

12/7/2016
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. When I started this podcast, I began with a goal of recording one of these a week for a year. We are now on episode 35, unbelievably. If you’ve listened to all of them. Thanks! You are awesome! This means that I have less than 20 episodes left to write. What am I going to do when I reach the full 52 episodes? Well… I’m going to take a little break. I love this format, and I love this...

Duration:00:18:10

034: A Deal with the Devil

11/30/2016
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Last week, I went into the club as a customer. I was just hoping to see a few of my old friends and throw some money at some budding female entrepreneurs. I ran old friend of mine. A woman who I wasn’t expecting to see that night. A woman whom I used to work with and share many heartfelt conversations over cigarettes and vodka sodas. Sometimes when you hear somebody else’s story, it takes a...

Duration:00:15:55

033 Jacq The Stripper

11/23/2016
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What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today, I’m gonna do something I’ve never done before—today, I have a guest story teller! Maybe you’ve heard of her. Her name is Jacqueline Francis, but you probably know her as Jacq the Stripper. Me and her have been internet friends for years. I was a fan of her comics and social commentary on Twitter @JacqTheStripper. You should check out her book, “The Beaver Show”, and check out her art...

Duration:00:11:02