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Episodes

Episode 96: Marla Cruz on Laws that Impact Strippers

We talk to Tiffini Truth about her modeling history, the expertise and training she brings to the company, the benefits of offering non-visual erotic performances and interactions in a porn-saturated market, and more.

Episode 95: Visual and Non-Visual Arousal with Arousr

We talk to Tiffini Truth about her modeling history, the expertise and training she brings to the company, the benefits of offering non-visual erotic performances and interactions in a porn-saturated market, and more.

Episode 90: BBW Porn and Fat Politics

Recording from a Peepshow Live event, hosted by Jessie Sage and Courtney Trouble. They talk to guests Shy Spells, April Flores, and Destiny Diaz and fat politics and BBW porn.

Episode 79: Peepshow Live: Sex Work and Self Care

This is a a recording of a live panel on sex work and self care. We have four panelists who talk about everything from addiction and recovery, to counseling and therapy, to creating a reasonable schedule, to work life balance as a sex worker.

Episode 76: Coming Out as a Sex Worker

This is a special collaboration between The Oldest Profession Podcast and Peepshow Podcast in honor of December 17th.

Kaytlin Bailey and Jessie Sage share and talk about the brave coming out stories contributed by members of our sex work community. 

Episode 73: Siri Dahl from After Adult Podcast

This week we are doing a joint episode with After Adult Podcast. We have on Siri Dahl from the After Adult Podcast, and we talk about porn, podcasting, politics, and place.   Check out this episode!

Episode 71: Old Pros with Kaytlin Bailey

In the 71st episode of the Peepshow Podcast, Jessie Sage talks to Kaytlin Bailey from the Oldest Profession Podcast about their relaunch. They also discuss sex work politics, old pros, sex magic, coming out, and family. Also on this episode, PJ and Jessie reflect on the election results. Check out this episode!

Episode 70: After Dark: Halloween with Luna Grae

In this special Halloween After Dark episode, Courtney Trouble and Jessie Sage talk to Luna Grae, aka Oppaibby, about cosplay, costuming, set design, and more! 

Episode 69: Phone Sex, Fantasy, and Fetishes with Felicia Fisher

This week Felicia Fisher, a phone sex operator, cam model, and fetish clip producer, talks to us about how she got into sex work, her career and kinks, and the new documentary that she’s featured in, “The Odd World of Felicia Fisher.”

Peepshow Live: Disability and Sex Work

The second edition of Peepshow Live features a live panel discussion on the intersection of sex work and disability. Co-hosted by Courtney Trouble and PJ Sage, the panel included BodyXBlunts, GoAskAlex, and Carnegie Velvet.

Episode 67: After Dark with Courtney Trouble

As a lively after dark convo, Courtney Trouble and Jessie Sage talk about sex work, academia, queer porn, sex toys, anal, and more! You don’t want to miss this one! 

Episode 66: Labor Day Special: The Cost of Providing Emotional Labor as a Sex Worker with Reese Piper

It’s Labor Day, and this week we are focusing on the long-term impact of providing emotional labor as a sex worker. Jessie Sage talks to Reese Piper about an article she wrote for Peepshow Media, The Cost of Feigning Intimacy at Work. The article is a reflection on how taking a break from stripping during the pandemic forced her to recognize the toll sex work has had on her emotional life.   

Bonus Episode: 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. Check out this episode!

Episode 62: Tina Horn on Sex Work and Dystopian Near-Futures

We talk to Tina Horn 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.

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. 

Episode 59: Why Should We Care About the EARN IT Act with Danielle Blunt

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Episode 42: Fresh Faces of the Adult Industry with Lydia Love, Ashlee Juliet and Gwen Adora

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.

Episode 41: EJ Dickson on waterboarding as kink and Dahlia Dee on MV Tube

We 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.

Episode 40: Lux Alptraum on Naked Selfies the Lies Women Tell

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.

Episode 39: Madeleine Holden on Dick Picks and the Male Gaze

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.

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

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.

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

Features live coverage from SWOP Pittsburgh’s December 17 event held in honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. We 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.

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

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

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.

Episode 34: Liara Roux on Coming Out

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 Kimberly Klein, 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

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 Britt 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 Melissa Gira Grant about their reflections on the conference as a whole.

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.

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 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 22: Blood Money Art Show at Lucas Lucas

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.

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

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.

Episode 20: Juniper Fitzgerald on Rewriting Femme Narratives

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!

Episode 19: Stoya On Sex Across Different Mediums

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.

Episode 17: Andre Shakti on Masculine Socialization and Safer Sex Practices

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.

Episode 16: Megan Guza on Condoms as ‘Instruments of Crime’ in Prostitution Cases and Graydancer…

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. 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.


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