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Hosts Jessie and PJ Sage bring you news and stories from the sex industry featuring sex workers, artists, writers, academics, and activists . Each podcast features a roundup of recent news stories and interviews.
19 hours ago
Episode 62: Tina Horn on Sex Work & Dystopian Near-Futures
In Episode 62 we interview Tina Horn, a dominatrix, writer, educator, and podcaster. We talk to her about her new comic series SFSX (Safe Sex), the dystopian near-future it envisions, and how it relates to recent events. We also discuss the craft of writing and the transferable skills developed through sex work. This episode is sponsored by After Adult Podcast, Quick and Dirty Media, and Trouble Films.
1 hr 35 min
Jul 25, 2020
Bonus Episode: Nonmonogamy Chat with Jessie and Nookie
In this bonus episode, Jessie Sage talks to Nookie, founder of Dating Kinky, about nonmonogamy at the opening of the 2-day "It's Not Cheating, It's Ethical Nonmonogamy" virtual conference. The conference was two days of webinars, talks, workshops and more—all about nonmonogamy, where presenters from around the world shared their perspectives. Jessie and Nookie talk about how they got into nonmonogamy, what it looks like for each of them, nonmonogamy and poly communities, and how sex work has impacted Jessie's relationship to nonmonogamy. If you are interested in checking out the 15 other episodes from this webinar series on ethical nonmonogamy, you can find them Dating Kinky.
1 hr 5 min
Jul 25, 2020
Episode 61: Peepshow Q & A
In Episode 61, hosts PJ and Jessie Sage answer listener questions. They talk about Jessie’s reaction to watching her first Star Trek episode, what recording equipment they use, what it’s like to be a couple in the sex industry, and how the industry has changed since they started. This episode is sponsored by After Adult Podcast, Quick and Dirty Media, and Trouble Films.
1 hr 25 min
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 60: Ignacio Rivera on Healing from Sexual Trauma and Sexual Liberation
I’m just living my life, this is my healing journey. People don’t get it, but I often say kink and sex are my medicine, and they are mine to have; it is a thing that brings me joy because I have control over that now. -Ignacio Rivera CW: Childhood Sexual Abuse In Episode 60 of the Peepshow Podcast, we interview Ignacio Rivera, MA, a cultural sociologist who specializes in sexual trauma, healing, and liberation for marginalized people. They are the founder and executive director at HEAL Project. The HEAL Project works to prevent and end childhood sexual abuse through healing the wounds of sexual oppression and embracing sexual liberation. Rivera has also worked in the adult industry as Papi Coxxx. They talk to us about healing from childhood sexual abuse, paths to sexual liberation, and why sex education needs to focus on communication, boundaries, and consent. This episode is sponsored by After Adult Podcast, Quick and Dirty Media, and Trouble Films.
Jul 6, 2020
Episode 59: Why Should We Care About the EARN IT Act with Danielle Blunt
In Episode 59 of the Peepshow Podcast we interview Danielle Blunt, professional dominatrix, sex worker rights advocate, and co-founder of Hacking//Hustling, a collective that works at the intersection of technology and social justice. We discuss the EART IT Act and how important it is to protect online spaces for marginalized communities. Sponsored by After Adult Podcast, Quick and Dirty Media, and Trouble Films.
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 58: Princess Berpl on Cosplay Porn, Dildo Collections, and Friendship
In Episode 58 of the Peepshow Podcast we interview award winning cam model, clip artist, and cosplayer Princess Berpl. She talks about her transition from nursing to sex work, creating a positive fan base, how she connects with the characters she plays, her extensive dildo collection, and our long friendship outside of sex work. Sponsored by After Adult Podcast, Quick and Dirty Media, and Trouble Films.
1 hr 10 min
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 57: Mickey Mod on Racism in Porn
In Episode 57 of the Peepshow Podcast we focus on the porn industry. Mike Stabile of the Free Speech Coalition updates us on the new COVID guidelines and on Talent Testing Service pulling out of the PASS System. Then, we talk to performer and director Mickey Mod about racism in the porn industry. Sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media and Trouble Films.
1 hr 12 min
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 56: Sex Work Activism with Akynos from the Black Sex Worker Collective
In Episode 56 we interview The Incredible Edible Akynos from the Black Sex Worker Collective, who talks to us about activism to empower Black sex workers. We also discuss the Black Sex Worker Collective’s 22-hour fundraiser, “Who’s Allowed to Make Money,” coming up on July 22nd. Additionally, we bring you a montage of the speakers at the International Whores’ Day Digital Rally NYC. Speakers you hear in the episode: Yin Q – Red Canary Song and Kink Out Ashley Paige - Host TS Candii – Black Trans News Liz Ferman - Trans News Yulianna & Bianey Garcia - Make the Road New York Gizelle Marie - #NYCStripperStrike Ester K - Red Canary Song Lorelei Lee - Hacking Hustling RJ Thompson - Sex Worker Project at the Urban Justice Center Red - Support Ho(s)e Collective Leila Raven – DecrimNY Aneesha Andrews & Alisha King – SWOP Bronx Jennifer from Organizacion Latina Trans New York Fera Lorde and Molly Simmons – SWOP Brooklyn Raani Begum and Eve – Philadelphia Red Umbrella Alliance Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo Ceyenna Doroshow – G.L.I.T.S. This episode was sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media & Trouble Films.
Jun 10, 2020
Episode 55: Phoenix Calida on Sex Work and Racial Justice
In Episode 55, we talk to Phoenix Calida, co-host of The Black Podcast (on Wine Cellar Media) and a SWOP-USA board member. We discuss the Black Lives Matter protests, how over-policing disproportionality impacts Black sex workers, and what allies can do to help bring about racial justice. You can support Phoenix’s work on Patreon. This episode is sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
1 hr 2 min
May 31, 2020
Episode 54: Allie Eve Knox and Kiara Skye on Tech, Sex Work, and Payment Processing in the Adult Industry
In Episode 54 we talk to content creators and fetish performers Allie Eve Knox and Kiara Skye about the intersection of the tech industry and sex work, and why crypto may offer solutions to many of the payment processing issues faced by the adult industry. We also talk to Knox about a recent Rolling Stone article on custom porn that she and Jessie were featured in. But, first, we check-in with Sybil Fury about the International Whores' Day Digital Rally that will take place on June 2nd. This episode was sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
May 26, 2020
Episode 53: Consent and Sexualized Leisure at AVN
In Episode 53 we bring you a recording from the panel Consent and Sexualized Leisure at AVN. Lynn Comella moderates this discussion about how consent is negotiated on the showroom floor with performers Katy Jayne and jessica drake, and scholars Barb Brents and Paul Maginn. This episode is sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
May 18, 2020
Episode 52: 16 Sex Workers Talk Life and Work During a Pandemic
This is a special COVID-19 episode featuring 16 different sex workers’ stories about their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. They share a range of experience, emotions, and wisdom. Featured in the episode: Princess Berpl Lycha Rose Reese Piper Nadia Layne Princess Rene Audrey Ashes Adora Bautista Sybil Fury GoAskAlex Luna Luz April Would Starlight Davie Amanda Sweet Shy Spells Courtney Trouble Episode sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
1 hr 35 min
May 11, 2020
Episode 51: Cindy Gallop on Sex Tech Innovation and the Value of Labor
Episode 51 features an interview with Cindy Gallop, CEO of Make Love Not Porn, a site devoted to social sexuality. We discuss how COVID-19 is spurring sex tech innovation and highlighting how care work has been undervalued. We also discuss the relaunch of Make Love Not Porn. Additionally, we talk about the first Women of Sex Tech Virtual Conference, where Cindy Gallop and Jessie Sage were both speakers.
1 hr 9 min
May 5, 2020
Episode 50: Ashley Fires, Princess Dandy, and Alex More at Woodhull
Episode 50 is our first episode back after a 6-month hiatus! We are happy to report that PJ is now officially cancer free, and this means that we can relaunch! This episode is a bit of a time capsule, going all the way back to the fall of 2019, before our personal lives were uprooted by cancer and the rest of the world was disrupted by COVID-19. Wow, does that seem like a lifetime ago?! We feature interviews that we did at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. First, we interview professional dominatrix Princess Dandy and porn star Ashley Fires; they talk about their experience at Woodhull, the work they do with SWOP New Hampshire, and the need for sex workers to come together in support of one another. Then, we talk to brothel worker Alex More about life at the Bunny Ranch. She talks about the nuts and bolts of living and working in a legal brothel, and how it differs from the other types of sex work she has done.
1 hr 3 min
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 49: Sex Work and Family
In Episode 49 we focus on family and sexuality. We talk to sex workers and parents Kym Cutter and Natalie Brewster Nguyen about raising kids in community with other sex workers. We also interview Elizabeth Ann Wood, author of Bound: A Daughter, a Domme, and an End-of-Life Story, about caring for her dominatrix mother at the end of her mother’s life. This episode is sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
1 hr 6 min
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 48: Woodhull’s Legal Challenge to FOSTA/SESTA
Episode 48 is the second in a series of episodes recorded at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. This episode focuses on the summit itself, as well as Woodhull’s current legal challenge to FOSTA/SESTA. We interview President and CEO of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Foundation Ricci Levy, then, Larry Walters, one of the attorneys representing Woodhull in the FOSTA/SESTA suit. This episode is sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
1 hr 8 min
Aug 30, 2019
Episode 47: Aging and Sexuality: Normalizing Senior Sex
Episode 47 is the first in a series of episodes recorded at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. This episode focuses on a film that premiered at the summit: jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex, a sexually explicit instructional video on senior sex. We interview writer, sex educator, and advocate for ageless sexuality Joan Price, who co-created the film with jessica drake. And we also have a conversation with two of the film’s performers, Bonnie Nilsen and Joel Kann. This episode is sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media.
Jul 6, 2019
Episode 46: Theorizing the Web Special Episode: Suppressing Sex
Episode 46 is a special live recording of the “Suppressing Sex” keynote panel we hosted last April at the Theorizing the Web conference in Queens, NYC. Cameron Glover, Liara Roux, Ramona Flour, Sunny Moraine, and Samantha Cole join PJ and I to discuss the social consequences of policing sex off of social media, with a special eye to the impacts of FOSTA/SESTA on marginalized sex communities. This episode of The Peepshow Podcast is sponsored by Quick and Dirty Media. Please show us your support at Patreon.
1 hr 5 min
Jun 6, 2019
Episode 45: XBIZ Miami with Destiny Diaz and Riley Nicks
Episode 45 is a special XBIZ Miami episode. We will be featuring an interview with XBIZ’s BBW Clip Artist of the year Destiny Diaz. We talk about navigating conventions, work/life balance, her tutorials for other sex workers, her new series Tinder Tales. We also start out talk briefly to Riley Nicks as she travels home from her first sex industry convention. She talks about finding community, shooting VR porn, and more!
Apr 7, 2019
Episode 44: Lena Paul on Consent and Trauma Informed Porn
In Episode 44, we are honored to have porn performer and director Lena Paul with us. She explains why it was important for her to cut her ties with Evil Angel following the news of James Deen’s return in a forthcoming docu-porno called Consent. We also talk about creating trauma informed porn sets, and approaching our work with vulnerability and openness. In our news segment, we catch up on the work that we have been doing, including podcast appearances and new articles. We also preview the “Sexual Suppression” panel that Peepshow Podcast will be hosting this week at Theorizing the Web in Queens, NYC.
Mar 2, 2019
Episode 43: AVN Past and Present with Nina Hartley, Lynn Comella and Miss Lollipop
In Episode 43, we wrap up our coverage from the 2019 Adult Entertainment Expo and Adult Video Network Awards, looking specifically at the history of the event and the ways it’s changed over the last 35 years. We interview porn performer Nina Hartley, writer and academic Lynn Comella, and cam model Miss Lollipop, who all offer unique perspectives on the event.
Feb 14, 2019
Episode 42: Fresh Faces of the Adult Industry with Lydia Love, Ashlee Juliet and Gwen Adora
In Episode 42, we bring you fresh faces from AVN: three young and ambitious women who are making their way in the adult industry. First, we talk to cam model and clip producer Lydia Love about finding her way in the biz and celebrating her 21st birthday at AVN. Second, we interview Ashlee Juliet about working both in front of and behind the camera. Last, we talk with Gwen Adora about combining sex education and sex work.
1 hr 7 min
Feb 7, 2019
Episode 41: EJ Dickson on waterboarding as kink and Dahlia Dee on MV Tube
In Episode 41, we talk interview journalist EJ Dickson about her recent Rolling Stone article on waterboarding as a consensual kink. We also feature an interview with performer Dahlia Dee, who will talk about performers’ reactions to the new tube site launched by ManyVids. But first, we discuss the news that the UK just lifted its obscenity ban, which outlawed squirting, fisting, and other acts in pornography.
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 40: Lux Alptraum on Naked Selfies the Lies Women Tell
In Episode 40, we talk to Lux Alptraum, author of Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex, and the Truths They Reveal. The book takes for granted that women do in fact lie, and asks what those lies are trying to tell us. We also discuss a piece recently published in the New York Times, “The Real Naked Selfies Are Coming,” about the media’s handling of a fake naked selfie purporting to show congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nude. We talk about how we ought to handle real naked pictures of young female public figures—pictures that will inevitably come as millennials enter into politics. Finally, Lux shares some thoughts about the state of sex on the Internet. We also reflect on our experience at AVN.
Jan 15, 2019
Episode 39: Madeleine Holden on Dick Pics and the Male Gaze
In Episode 39 we talk to Madeleine Holden about her Tumblr blog “Critique My Dick Pic;” her essay on the male gaze, and the state of feminism. For our news segment, anthropologist and organizer Kate Doyle Griffiths joins us to discuss whether the upcoming International Women’s Strike make sense for sex workers.
1 hr 2 min
Jan 10, 2019
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 talk about the clemency granted to Cyntoia Brown’s, how we got here, and organizing around similar cases.
Dec 27, 2018
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, along with our SWOP Pittsburgh colleagues, organized and ran. First, we share the vigil, written and performed by SWOP member Moriah Ella Mason, then we move into a storytelling portion of the night, emceed by SWOP Pittsburgh member Nicole.
1 hr 20 min
Dec 21, 2018
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.
1 hr 12 min
Dec 12, 2018
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 abolishing sex work.
1 hr 7 min
Dec 5, 2018
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 current fundraising campaign to cover AVN in January, as well as some of our hopes for 2019.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 28, 2018
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 Services.
Nov 21, 2018
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 segment, we highlight a recently published Slate article by Phoebe Friesen titled, “Why Are Pelvic Exams on Unconscious, Unconsenting Women Still Part of Medical Training?” The article explores the ethics of medical students doing pelvic exams on women without their permission or knowledge.
Nov 14, 2018
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.
1 hr 6 min
Oct 31, 2018
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 instructing government agencies to no longer recognize trans identities.
1 hr 14 min
Oct 24, 2018
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.
1 hr 9 min
Oct 16, 2018
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.
Oct 10, 2018
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.
Oct 3, 2018
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, and Melissa Gira Grant. We also talk to Brit Schulte, who curated the Whores Will Rise: Protest Art and Resistant Ephemera Against FOSTA/SESTA, the art exhibit running in conjunction with the event; and we talk to Joanna Gould and Sally Szwed, Eyebeam staff. Finally, we bring you three longer interviews. First, we talk to Sophie Searcy from t4tech, about digital hygiene; second, to sex worker Tourma, and her client Rick about their trip to the conference together; and, lastly, to Danielle Blunt and…
1 hr 18 min
Sep 22, 2018
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!
1 hr 1 min
Sep 15, 2018
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 in a post FOSTA/SESTA world.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 31, 2018
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.
1 hr 4 min
Aug 21, 2018
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 have a conversation with with Slavid of New York, one of the subs that served as a prop at the show. Finally, we wrap up with reflections from Lucas Lucas gallery owner Stacie Lucas. The episode also features performances by Miss Sugar Mamasota, Mistress Niko, and St. Joan Taillor.
Aug 13, 2018
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 chronic illness. We discuss her coming out about her chronic illness, body image, finding supportive online communities, and sex work as a platform for creativity/art. (You can find her art on Patreon).
Aug 6, 2018
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 are using it to help mothers in need. And next, we feature mother, writer, and academic Juniper Fitzgerald, who talks to us about her children's book, How Mamas Love Their Babies, and the new book she is working on, Mother, Whore Feminist. We talk feminine writing, sex work stigma, parenting, and more!
1 hr 1 min
Jul 30, 2018
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 writer Stoya about her new collection of essays, Philosophy, Pussycats, and Porn, and her sexually explicit media project ZeroSpaces. We discuss the origin of pornography as a concept, feminism, the state of the industry, and her current projects.
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 18: Lola Davina On Self Care in an Anti-Sex Work Era
Episode 18 marks the beginning of a month-long series of episodes that focus on positive things going on in world of sex work right now. We start with a discussion of a recent article Jessie wrote in The Establishment as a follow up to Episode 14, which focused on sexuality and motherhood. We highlight the very important political work that sex working mothers are doing in their parenting. Then, we have the pleasure of speaking to Lola Davina, author of Thriving in Sex Work. She talks to us about her book and gives us practical advice on how we can emotionally flourish in today’s negative political climate.
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 17: Andre Shakti on Masculine Socialization and Safer Sex Practices
This week we feature an interview with educator, performer, and journalist Andre Shakti, who writes on topics of sex work, queerness, and non-monogamy. We talk to her about queer identity, why negotiating safer sex practices is harder with cis men, and why sex education that emphasizes empathy could be a step toward a better sexual culture. In our news segment, we talk about Stormy Daniels' recent arrest at a strip club in a Columbus, OH, and what this says about attitudes toward sex workers in middle America, where we live.
Jul 6, 2018
Episode 16: Megan Guza on Condoms as 'Instruments of Crime' in Prostitution Cases and Graydancer on FOSTA/SESTA's Impact on the Kink Community
We start Episode 16 with a brief update on our lives and a new format for the show. Then, we have a discussion with Megan Guza about her article, "Condoms Criminalized in Allegheny County Prostitution Cases," where she reports on the way that condoms have been criminalized in prostitution cases, putting sex workers at risk. We also talk about the work that we did with SWOP Pittsburgh to challenge these practices. Finally, we talk to Graydancer, a writer, sex and kink presenter, and host of the Ropecast. We discuss kink education and the impact FOSTA/SESTA will have on the kink community.
Jun 4, 2018
Episode 15: Theorizing the Web Special: Sex Emojis with Kelly Steinmetz, Catfishing with Mattie Brice, and Gay Tinder with Lindsay Ferris
We start Episode 15 with an informal discussion of our reflections on this year’s Theorizing the Web conference, which we recorded on the long car ride home. Theorizing the Web is an annual conference in New York that focuses on social issues in digital technology. After our brief discussion we bring you interviews with three conference speakers who we thought were doing work relevant to the show. First, we talk to Kelly Steinmetz about the use and social impact of sex emojis. Then, we talk to Mattie Brice about the politics of how trans women are treated on dating sites. And lastly, we talk to Lindsay Ferris about the ways that women queer tech up, particularly in relation to dating apps like Tinder.
1 hr 14 min
Apr 26, 2018
Episode 14: Special Episode on Sexuality and Motherhood
We are really excited to bring you a special episode that examines the interplay between sexuality and motherhood. After a brief update on some changes in the podcast and in our lives, we discuss two recent articles that came out after FOSTA/SESTA were signed into law. The first is a DailyBeast article written by Amy Zimmerman about the ways in which FOSTA/SESTA is putting sex workers at risk. The second is a BuzzFeed article written by Jenny Heineman and Brook Wagner about the lack of meaningful data on sex trafficking. We then move on to the theme of our show: motherhood. We first talk to Burlesque performer Ruby Rockafella, who performed and modeled throughout her pregnancy. She talks to us about what that experience was like for her and why continuing to perform as a mother is important to her. We then do something unconventional for our show: a roundtable discussion rather than an interview. In this roundtable, Penny Trait, Alex Bishop, and Peepshow Podcast co-host Jessie Sag…
1 hr 17 min
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 13: AVN Special: Financial Domination with Goddess Kyaa and Geographies of Porn Consumption with Dr. Paul Maginn
This is the last episode that will bring you interviews and insights from this year's AVN in Las Vegas. We had a great time there, talked to tons of amazing people in the industry, and are happy that we got to share all of that with you on the podcast. This final episode will begin on the expo floor with short interviews featuring Sammi Ross (@SammiRoss), Nathan Bronson, Sam Phillips (@SamsPajamaParty), Ramona Flour (@RamonaFlour), Karina Latina (@cutebbwlatina), Ela Darling (@ElaDarling), Bad Dragon (@bad_dragon), and Ginger Banks (@GingerBanks1). We then talk to Goddess Kyaa (@GoddessKyaa). Goddess Kyaa talks to us about her history, her career in financial domination, and the ways that her marriage to River Enza (@River_Enza) has changed her. Lastly, we talk to Dr. Paul Maginn (@planographer), professor and host of The (Sub)Urbanista Podcast (@SubUrbanistaPod). He talks about the research he has collected regarding fandom at AVN, as well as the work he has done on the geography o…
Apr 6, 2018
Episode 12: AVN Special:FOSTA/SESTA with Kate D’Adamo, Gay Porn with Westley Woods, and Trans Representation with Chelsea Poe
We begin Episode 12 by bringing in Kate D’Adamo (@katedadamo) from survivorsagainstsesta.org to help us cover the news. She discusses the status of FOSTA and SESTA and what the implications of the law will be for the sex work community as a whole. She also talks about the work that sex work activists are doing and how to get involved. We then go back to the AVN expo floor and interview Westley Woods (@thewestleywoods) about his career in gay porn and the new iWantGayClips division of iWantEmpire. Lastly, we talk to Chelsea Poe (@chelseapoe666) from Trouble Films (@troublefilms) about the petition she initiated to remove trans slurs from mainstream porn, her career and the projects she is working on, and why she thinks that collaboration among performers is the best way to avoid exploitation in the industry.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 16, 2018
Episode 11: AVN Special: Deepfakes with Samantha Cole, Findom with Violet Doll, and Riot Grrrl and Queer Porn with Courtney Trouble
We start Episode 11 on the floor of the AVN Expo, talking to iWantEmpire’s (@iWantEmpire) adult content producer and pro domme Violet Doll (@VioletDoll). We talk to her about her the evolution of her career and her creative process. We then move onto our news segment, where we are joined by VICE Motherboard (@motherboard) assistant editor and journalist Samantha Cole (@samleecole), to discuss Reddit, Deepfakes, issues of consent. Lastly, we feature an extended interview with queer porn icon Courtney Trouble (@courtneytrouble) of Trouble Films (@TROUBLEfilms). She talks to us about Riot Grrrl ideology, queer pornography, and the politics of AVN.
1 hr 13 min
Feb 11, 2018
Episode 10: Special Episode from BDYHAX2018!
This is a special episode coming out of the BDYHAX Convention in Austin, TX. PJ and I had the opportunity to be there last week. The convention is a 3-day celebration of human enhancement, transhumanism, and biohacking that brings together industry experts, curious newcomers, and everyone in between. We spend this episode talking to several of the people who both spoke at and attended the convention. We first bring you a short interview with convention Director and Co-founder Trever Goodman (@Beluosa), who talks to us about body hacking generally, and about SexTech Friday, which is new to the convention this year. We then bring you some field recordings of conversations with conference attendees. Lastly, we talk to Angel Giuffria (@aannggeellll), a bionic actress and congenital amputee. She talks about representation as an actor of difference and integrating prosthesis into her body; and Hilary Malatino (@HilaryMalatino), of Then we have three interviews for you: First we talk to Co…
1 hr 12 min
Feb 1, 2018
Episode 9: AVN Special: Lynn Comella on Female Owned Sex Toy Shops & Dominic Rystan on Being a Non-Binary Porn Performer
We start Episode 9 on the floor of the AVN Expo, talking to cam performers and clip producers about their hopes for the convention. We hear from Christy Ocean (@ChristyOcean), Scarlet Raven (@ScarletRaen_69), Little Puck (@littlepuck), Miss Lollipop (@MissLollipopMFC), and Scarlett Fox (@ScarlettFoxPlay). We interview Dr. Lynn Comella (@LynnComella), from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, about her new book Vibrator Nation. Vibrator Nation is the history of feminist owned, sex-positive sex toy shops. She explores the way these early businesses created space for women, and then talks about the tension between feminist activism and entrepreneurship. Next we interview Dominic Rystan (@DomTheStud), a non-binary content creator and performer with a clip store on ManyVids (@Manyvids). He sat and talked to us about the complicated politics of having a clip store on Manyvids as a non-binary performer. We dive into his story, into the politics of gender identity on the site, and the implicatio…
1 hr 14 min
Jan 24, 2018
Episode 8: OkCupid's Real Name Policy, Julian Gill-Peterson on Trans Histories, and Nikki Night on Cam Model Coaching
We begin Episode 8 discussing OK Cupid’s policy change push users to use real first names. We look at Kate Conger’s (@kateconger) article, “OK Cupid’s Real Name Policy is Dumb.” Next we chat with Julian Gill-Peterson (@gpjulian) about his upcoming book Histories of the Transgender Child, which shatters the widespread myth that today’s transgender children are a brand new generation. He does this by uncovering a previously unknown twentieth century history during which they not only existed, but played a central role in the medicalization of trans life. Finally, we chat with Cam4 Cam Coach Nikki Night (@Nikki_Night). We talked to Nikki about her work as a cam model, how she got into coaching, and what sort of advice she gives to new models. We also talked a lot about constructions of gender, the art of erotic performance, and the value of sex work.
1 hr 8 min
Dec 20, 2017
Episode 7: Ron Jeremy, Touching & Consent - Interviews with Ginger Banks & EJ Dickson
In Episode 7, we interview cam model Ginger Banks (@gingerbanks1) and journalist EJ Dickson (@ejdickson) about the sexual assault allegations leveled against Ron Jeremy. These allegations are nothing new, but what is new is the attention that they are now garnering and so what we explore in this episode is what has changed in the industry and in society writ large so that these allegations are finally getting attention. Importantly, we see the stakes of this story as being much bigger than Jeremy’s reputation. We are focusing on this story because it speaks to a much broader question of whose allegations of sexual assault are believed or even heard. As background to the episode: Ginger Banks put together the following YouTube video, which chronicles the story: Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Ron Jeremy and Exxxotica's Resonse Jessie Sage wrote a short blog reflecting on the story as a spectator and Chicago’s Exxxotica: Ron Jeremy, Exxxotica, and Twitter as a Form of R…
Dec 9, 2017
Episode 6: Jayne Swift on the Lusty Lady & Shaleece Haas on her Documentary “Real Boy”
We begin Episode 6 talking about maternal health outcomes for African American women, as they are outlined in NRP’s piece, “Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth.” Next we chat with Jayne Swift (@jamswift13) about her research on and work in The Lusty Lady, a West coast based peep show that is known for his effective labor unionization. She argues, contrary to popular belief, that the internet did not kill the peepshow. We also discuss the sociality of sexuality, gentrification, objectification and sex-positive feminism, and more. You can find more about her project at https://lustyladyoralhistory.wordpress.com. Finally, we chat with Shaleece Haas (@shaleecehaas), director of the documentary Real Boy (@realboymovie). The film chronicles the journey of a young trans man, and its impact of his transition on the relationships with those closest to him: his mom, his best friend, and his mentor. We discuss the film, and also the ways in which it spoke to us, as parents of a tr…
1 hr 1 min
Nov 24, 2017
Episode 5: Apryl Williams on Race & Internet Dating and Moriah Ella Mason on Gender & Intimacy in Stripping
In Episode 5, we interview Apryl Williams (@AprylW) and Moriah Ella Mason (moriahellamason.com). We also talk about sex workers being stopped at international borders, and issues of sexual harassment in VR. We start by discussing Jessie’s recent Cyborgology (@cyborgology) post about sex work, social media, and border crossing. We then go on to talk about issues of sexual assault in VR, with attention to Tom Woodley’s Future of Sex (@Futureofsex) article. Next we interview Apryl Williams, a sociology professor who focuses on race, media, and culture. She talks to us about race and internet dating. Specifically, she talks about the way in which the algorithmic matching on sites like Tinder and OKCupid demonstrate implicit racial bias, and how this bias impacts the romantic lives of people of color. She also tells us about a new research project she is starting to collect dating stories of online dating from women of color, a project she will call "Alt Right, Swipe Left." Finally…
1 hr 6 min
Nov 4, 2017
Episode 4: Kashmir Hill on Facebook Outing Sex Workers & Reese Piper on Stripping with Autism
In Episode 4 we interview Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) and Reese Piper (@thenudereporter). We also talk about the new Patreon content guidelines. We start by discussing Patron's new content guidelines, which many creators fear will lead to a crackdown on adult content. PJ reads an excerpt from the "Open Letter to Patreon" posted by Liara Roux. We recommend Samantha Cole's "Adult Content Creators: Patreon Is Doing ‘the Exact Opposite of What We Asked For’" in Vice's "Motherboard." We then interview Kashmir Hill, a San Francisco-based investigative reporter with Gizmodo Media Group, who writes about technology and privacy. She talks to us about her recent article on how Facebook's "People You May Know" feature outs sex workers. We also discuss the many ways Facebook/Instagram algorithms may put marginalized people (sex workers, queer youth, domestic abuse survivors, etc.) at risk as well as possible ways of safeguarding your identity. You can find the uploaded contacts feature mentio…
Oct 21, 2017
Episode 3: Sarah Alison Miller on Historical Ideas of Women's Bodies & Isabel Dresler on Making Smut
We interview Classicist Sarah Alison Miller about leaky female bodies in Greco-Roman and Medieval literature, sexual assault in Greco-Roman myths, body fluids, mystics, and witches! We also talk to queer photographer and content creator Isabel Dresler (@isabeldresler) about making smut. We discuss her photography career, how her experience as a sex worker informs her art, why she isn't afraid to take selfies, and what it means to do porn ethically. We also discuss the Harvey Weinstein controversy and highlight Zoe Williams' article advocating for a bystander ethic. Zoe Williams: Why Did No One Speak Out About Harvey Weinstein? And we discuss Robert Asterman's article on sex positivism and what we can learn from porn search analytics. Robert Asterman: Sex Positivism: Trying to Read the Truth From Porn Search Data Misconstrues Sexual Desire *** Hosted by Jessie Sage (@sapiotextual) & PJ Sage (@peejsage). Thanks to Joe Kennedy for our music. Produced by PJ Sage.
Oct 7, 2017
Episode 2: Maggie McMuffin on Hugh Hefner's Death, Dahlia Dee on Being Naked on the Internet, Sunny Moraine on Writing Sex
We interview cam model and clip producer Dahlia Dee (@xoDahliaDee) about sharing/selling sexy content on the Web, what should happen when people use the images without consent, and her experiences coming out to friends and family. We also talk to to erotica writer Sunny Moraine (@dynamicsymmetry) about writing sex from the perspective of differently bodied people, using the word “pussy,” and more. Sunny introduces us to erotic works from Circlet Press (@circletpress), who is raising funds to publish their 25th anniversary anthology: Kickstarter "Best Erotic Sci-Fi Fantasy" Anthology A special guest, sex worker and performer Maggie McMuffin (@maggiemcmuff), join us for our news segment to talk about the piece she wrote for Tits and Sass on Hugh Hefner’s death: Hugh Hefner: Rapist and Revolutionary We discuss the complicated feelings associated with Hugh Hefner the man and the legacy he left behind. *** Hosted by Jessie Sage (@sapiotextual) & PJ Sage (@peejsage). Thanks to…
1 hr 5 min
Oct 1, 2017
Episode 1: Kristina Marusic on Bi-Erasure & MochaPuff on Racism in Sex Cam Sites
Our very first episode! We discuss adjunct professors turning to sex work, feminist porn site Bellesa and piracy. Interviews with Kristina Marusic (@KristinaSaurusR) about bisexual identity and bi-erasure and MochaPuff (@xMochaPuffx) about blackface and racism on sex cam sites. *** Hosted by Jessie Sage (@sapiotextual) & PJ Sage (@peejsage). Thanks to Joe Kennedy for our music. Produced by PJ Sage.