2020 has been quite a year. The Peepshow Podcast was on hiatus for the first 4 months of 2020 while PJ Sage, co-host and producer of the podcast, underwent chemotherapy and also had a really invasive surgery. Jessie and PJ were in and out of the hospital for a period of about 6 months while we has battling testicular cancer for the second time. Thankfully, all the the treatment worked and as of now, he is cancer free!
In May, despite the fact that the rest of the world was falling apart (or perhaps because of it), they decided to revive the podcast. They didn’t do it themselves though! The Peepshow Podcast has been fortunate to have really amazing sponsors this year that have kept them going: Quick and Dirty Media, Trouble Films, After Adult Podcast, and The Oldest Profession Podcast. In the new year, they are excited to add AORTA Films! Their support has given the Peepshow the space to create really great content. Their loyal Patreon supporters have done the same!
Here are our top 10 most listened to episodes of 2020:
1. Peepshow Live: Virtual DIY Porn Panel
The first “Peepshow Live” features DIY content creators and sex workers who will share useful skills and practices for indie porn makers, professionals, and artists. We will also discuss how creating and selling DIY content fits into the lives of creators.
Moderated by Jessie Sage, PJ Sage, and Courtney Trouble, this DIY Porn Panel will feature indie porn makers SpookyFatBrat, Gwen Adora, Rooster, and Dominique Rystan on what works for them, with attention paid to the process of content creation and working within the framework of a pandemic.
2. Episode 58: Princess Berpl on Cosplay Porn, Dildo Collections, and Friendship
Princess Berpl 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.
3. Episode 52: 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.
Stories by Princess Berpl, Lycha Rose, Reese Piper, Nadia Lane, Princess Rene, Audrey Ashes, Adora Bautista, Sybil Fury, GoAskAlex, Luna Luz, April Would, Starlight, Davie, Amanda Sweet, Shy Spells, and Courtney Trouble.
4. Episode 63: Arabelle Raphael on Sex Work, Relationships, and Art
In Episode 63 we interview sex industry veteran Arabelle Raphael. We talk to her about her varied sex work career, negotiating relationships as a sex worker, and art as catharsis.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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 creator 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.
8. 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 sextech innovation and highlighting how carework 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.
9. Episode 68: Pregnancy and Sex Work: Maxine Holloway on All Things MILF
Maxine Holloway joins us from the second trimester of her second pregnancy to talk about the unique rewards and challenges of being a pregnant sex worker.
Maxine is a sex worker, advocate, event producer, and mama. She is an in-person provider and porn performer specializing in all things MILF. She works for sex worker justice through the ever-intersecting avenues of community organizing, public health, politics, education, media, and art.
10. Episode 56: Sex Work Activism with The Incredible Edible Akynos from the Black Sex Worker Collective
We also discuss the Black Sex Worker Collective’s 22-hour fundraiser, “Who’s Allowed to Make Money,” coming up on July 22nd.