In this collection, we highlight episodes related to race and racism. Some of these episodes are primarily about race, while others touch on race in the context of conversations about other things.
Episode 1: MochaPuff on Racism in Sex Cam Sites
We discuss adjunct professors turning to sex work, feminist porn site Bellesa and piracy.
Episode 5: Apryl Williams on Race & Internet Dating
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.”
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!
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.
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 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 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 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.
Episode 56: Sex Work Activism with Akynos from the Black Sex Worker Collective
“The sex worker rights movement always has to be in its own bubble. But in reality, it is all about housing, it is all about access to health care, [about] who is allowed to work and who is allowed to make money. It’s about who is allowed to file those taxes and who is allowed to be able to raise their children.” – Akynos
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.
Episode 60: Ignacio Rivera on Healing from Sexual Trauma and Sexual Liberation
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.
Episode 64: Lasha Lane on Returning to the Sex Industry after 20 Years
Episode 64, Jessie Sage talks to porn performer Lasha Lane about returning to the industry after a 20-year break, her work with BIPOC-AIC & APAC, developing relationships both inside and outside of the industry, and being a performer in her 40s.
Episode 70: After Dark: Halloween with Luna Grae
Luna Grae is a Seattle-based performer who has been in the industry for 2 years. She started off mainly as a clip maker, but she’s since expanded her content to include photosets and livestreaming.
She was nominated for “Favorite Camming Cosplayer” and “Favorite BBW” for the 2020 AVN Awards, and is currently up for “Best Cosplay” and “Solo Performer of the Year” in the BBW awards.
Episode 80: Sex Work as a Couple with Jet Setting Jasmine and King Noire
Jet Setting Jasmine and King Noire join Jessie and PJ Sage to talk about working in the industry as a couple. They discuss creating porn that centers the pleasure and desires of the performers themselves, balancing work and family, creating a sex positive household, negotiating poly, surviving quarantining, and more!