Peepshow Podcast

Peepshow Podcast

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News and Stories from the Sex Industry | Hosted by Jessie & PJ Sage | 18+


49: Sex Work and Family
Oct 10 • 65 min
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,…
48: Woodhull’s Legal Challenge to FOSTA/SESTA
Sep 16 • 67 min
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…
47: Aging and Sexuality: Normalizing Senior Sex
Aug 30 • 56 min
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…
46: Theorizing the Web Special Episode: Suppressing Sex
Jul 6 • 64 min
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…
45: XBIZ Miami with Destiny Diaz and Riley Nicks
Jun 6 • 59 min
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.…
44: Lena Paul on Consent and Trauma Informed Porn
Apr 7 • 53 min
In Episode 44, we 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. Also, we talk about…
43: AVN Past and Present with Nina Hartley, Lynn Comella and Miss Lollipop
Mar 2 • 55 min
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,…
42: Fresh Faces of the Adult Industry with Lydia Love, Ashlee Juliet and Gwen Adora
Feb 14 • 66 min
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…
41: EJ Dickson on waterboarding as kink and Dahlia Dee on MV Tube
Feb 7 • 48 min
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…
40: Lux Alptraum on Naked Selfies the Lies Women Tell
Jan 30 • 55 min
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 she recently published…
39: Madeleine Holden on Dick Pics and the Male Gaze
Jan 15 • 62 min
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…
38: Red on prison reform and the political power of art
Jan 10 • 54 min
This week we feature an interview with Red, a NYC-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…
37: Special Episode: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Dec 27, 2018 • 80 min
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…
36: The Tumblr Sex Ban with Sunny Moraine and Jaymie Delight
Dec 21, 2018 • 72 min
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…
35: Andy on Ethical Non-Monogamy
Dec 12, 2018 • 67 min
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…
34: Liara Roux on Coming Out
Dec 5, 2018 • 61 min
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…
33: Talking Sex Podcasting with Sluts and Scholars
Nov 28, 2018 • 59 min
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…
32: Danielle Blunt On Health Care Access for Sex Workers
Nov 21, 2018 • 53 min
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…
31: Christina Springer: Stories and Poems from a Happy Ending Massage Parlor
Nov 14, 2018 • 66 min
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…
30: Lorelei Lee on Finding Strength in Sex Work Communities
Oct 31, 2018 • 74 min
Episode 30 features an interview with sex worker, activist, and writer Lorelei Lee. We discuss 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…
29: Laura Helen Marks on Hardcore Pornography and the Victorian Gothic
Oct 24, 2018 • 68 min
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…
28: Stacey Swimme Reflects on Her 20-Year Career in the Sex Industry
Oct 16, 2018 • 59 min
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…
27: Vera Sky on Race, Size, and Representation in the Cam Industry
Oct 10, 2018 • 58 min
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,…
26: Hacking and Hustling: A sex worker led tech conference
Oct 3, 2018 • 77 min
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.
25: Rev. Beverly Dale on Preaching Sex Positive Christianity
Sep 22, 2018 • 61 min
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…
24: Mistress Eva on Being an Asian Dominatrix
Sep 15, 2018 • 66 min
In Episode 24 we interview Mistress Eva, a semi-retired Professional Dominatrix who now runs an online BDSM slave training program and tours worldwide. We talk about her life, work, and the ways that being an Asian sex worker in an Asian context is…
23: Suprihmbé on Pro-heaux Womanism
Aug 31, 2018 • 63 min
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…
22: Blood Money Art Show at Lucas Lucas
Aug 21, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 22 is a special episode, brought to you from the Lucas Lucas Studio in Brooklyn, NYC. We were invited to cover the Blood Money exhibit, an immersive art experience organized by local pro dommes that features sex workers and their allies. The event…
21: GoAskAlex on Being a Sex Worker with a Chronic Illness
Aug 13, 2018 • 51 min
For our news segment we bring Samantha Cole, from VICE Motherboard, back on to talk to us about developments in the Deepfakes story. Then we feature GoAskAlex, who talks to us about the intersection of sex work and chronic illness. We discuss her coming…
20: Juniper Fitzgerald on Rewriting Femme Narratives
Aug 6, 2018 • 60 min
For our news segment, we will bring Alex Bishop and Penny Trait back on the show to talk about I Give a Fuck, their charity project to help mothers in need. And next, we feature mother, writer, and academic Juniper Fitzgerald who talks to us about her…
19: Stoya On Sex Across Different Mediums
Jul 30, 2018 • 49 min
We begin this episode by talking to cam model Braislee Adams about what it is like to become an internet sensation overnight for hoola-hooping with her boobs! Next, we will talk to pornographer and writer Stoya about her new collection of essays,…
18: Lola Davina On Self Care in an Anti-Sex Work Era
Jul 23, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we begin with a discussion of an article Jessie recently published on sex work and motherhood, highlighting the important political work that sex working moms are doing in their parenting. We also talk to Lola Davina, author of Thriving in…
17: Andre Shakti on Masculine Socialization and Safer Sex Practices
Jul 16, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode we feature an interview with Andre Shakti, who talks with us about queer identity, safer sex practices, sex education, and masculine socialization. We also discuss Stormy Daniels’ recent arrest in an Ohio strip club.
16: Megan Guza on Condoms as ‘Instruments of Crime’ in Prostitution Cases and Graydancer on FOSTA/SESTA’s Impact on the Kink Community
Jul 6, 2018 • 54 min
We start Episode 16 with a brief update on our lives and a new format for the show. Then, we talk to Megan Guza about reporting she did on how condoms are used in prostitution arrests in Allegheny County, and the activism it spurred in Pittsburgh.…
15: Theorizing the Web Special: Sex Emojis with Kelly Steinmetz, Catfishing with Mattie Brice, and Gay Tinder with Lindsay Ferris
Jun 4, 2018 • 74 min
In this Theorizing the Web special we talk to Kelly Steinmetz about the use and impact of sex emojis, Mattie Brice about how trans women are treated on dating sites, and Lindsay Ferris about gay Tinder. PJ and Jessie also reflect on the experience of…
14: Special Episode on Sexuality and Motherhood
Apr 26, 2018 • 76 min
We have a brief discussion on FOSTA/SESTA and then move on to the theme of motherhood. We talk with Burlesque performer Ruby Rockafella about performing and modeling while pregnant and Penny Trait, Alex Bishop, and Jessie Sage about being sex workers and…
13: AVN Special: Financial Domination with Goddess Kyaa and Geographies of Porn Consumption with Dr. Paul Maginn
Apr 16, 2018 • 56 min
In this last AVN episode we bring you short interviews from the expo floor as well as interviews with Dr. Paul Maginn and Goddess Kyaa. Paul talks to us about the geography of porn consumption and Goddess Kyaa about financial domination.
12: AVN Special:FOSTA/SESTA with Kate D’Adamo, Gay Porn with Westley Woods, and Trans Representation with Chelsea Poe
Apr 6, 2018 • 65 min
Episode 12 features 3 interviews. We talk to Kate D’Adamo about the FOSTA/SESTA bills, what impact they will have, and how sex workers can tap into the activism that is happening in protest to them. We also talk to Westley Woods from iWantGayClips and to…
11: AVN Special: Deepfakes with Samantha Cole, Findom with Violet Doll, and Riot Grrrl and Queer Porn with Courtney Trouble
Feb 16, 2018 • 72 min
AVN special where we talk to pro domme Violet Doll about her career and creative process. We also feature interviews with VICE Motherboard Samantha Cole about Deepfakes, Reddit, and consent. Lastly, we have an interview with queer porn icon Courtney…
10: Special Episode from BDYHAX2018!
Feb 11, 2018 • 71 min
This episode focuses on BDYHAX, a bodyhacking convention in Austin, TX. We interview Trevor Goodman, the convention director, Angel Giuffria, the host, and Hiliary Malatino, one of the invited speakers. We cover intersex medicine, bionic limbs,…
9: AVN Special: Lynn Comella on Female Owned Sex Toy Shops & Dominic Rystan on Being a Non-Binary Porn Performer
Feb 1, 2018 • 74 min
Episode 9 begins on the expo floor of AVN with several cam models or clip producers, who talk to us about what they are hoping to get out of the convention. Then we interview Professor Lynn Comella about her book Vibrator Nation, where she outlines the…
8: OkCupid’s Real Name Policy, Julian Gill-Peterson on Trans Histories, and Nikki Night on Cam Model Coaching
Jan 24, 2018 • 68 min
In Episode 8 we cover OK Cupid’s new real name policy. We also speak with Professor Julian Gill-Peterson about his upcoming book, Histories of the Transgender Child, where he uncovers the way in which trans medicine unfolded over the 20th century. We also…
7: Ron Jeremy, Touching & Consent - Interviews with Ginger Banks & EJ Dickson
Dec 20, 2017 • 52 min
We interview Ginger Banks & EJ Dickson about the Ron Jeremy sexual assault allegations, consent in the adult industry, and education at the expos. While not new, these allegations are getting attention now, so we explore what has changed in the industry…
6: Jayne Swift on the Lusty Lady & Shaleece Haas on her Documentary “Real Boy”
Dec 9, 2017 • 61 min
We talk to researcher and performer Jayne Swift about the Lusty Lady, a West Coast based Peepshow known for his labor unionization. We also talk to documentary filmmaker Shaleece Haas about her film Real Boy, where she chronicles the journey of a young…
5: Apryl Williams on Race & Internet Dating and Moriah Ella Mason on Gender & Intimacy in Stripping
Nov 24, 2017 • 65 min
We talk to Professor Apryl Williams about race, internet dating, and the way that algorithmic matches on sites like Tinder and OKCupid demonstrate implicit racial bias. We also talk to performer Moriah Ella Mason about her one woman show, Sex Werque,…
4: Kashmir Hill on Facebook Outing Sex Workers & Reese Piper on Stripping with Autism
Nov 4, 2017 • 59 min
We start Episode 4 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 then interview Gizmodo reporter Kashmir…
3: Sarah Alison Miller on Historical Ideas of Women’s Bodies & Isabel Dresler on Making Smut
Oct 21, 2017 • 57 min
We interview Classicist Sarah Alison Miller about leaky female bodies in Greco-Roman and Medieval literature. We talk to Isabel Dresler (@isabeldresler) about making smut. We also discuss the Harvey Weinstein controversy highlighting Zoe Williams’ article…
2: Maggie McMuffin on Hugh Hefner’s Death, Dahlia Dee on Being Naked on the Internet, Sunny Moraine on Writing Sex
Oct 7, 2017 • 64 min
We interview cam model and clip producer Dahlia Dee (@xoDahliaDee) about sharing/selling sexy content on the Web. We also talk to to erotica writer Sunny Moraine (@dynamicsymmetry) about writing sex from the perspective of differently bodied people and…
1: Kristina Marusic on Bi-Erasure & MochaPuff on Racism in Sex Cam Sites
Oct 1, 2017 • 45 min
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…