Anais Nin

Anais Nin

Anais Nin iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Anaïs Nin was one of the first prominent modern western women known to explore and take part in erotic...
Big Nosed Kate

Big Nosed Kate

Big Nosed Kate iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Mary Katherine Horony-Cummings, also known as “Big Nosed Kate,” worked as a full service sex worker and eventually became the wife and companion of Old West gunfighter Doc...
Maggie Meller

Maggie Meller

Maggie Meller iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify French courtesan Marguerite Marie Alibert, otherwise known as Maggie Meller, was the lover of Edward the VII. After her affair with the British prince, she married a rich, snotty and young Egyptian aristocrat, whom she killed...
Dorian Corey

Dorian Corey

Dorian Corey iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Hosts Kaytlin Bailey and Wendi Starling are joined by the incomparably fabulous Ceyenne Doroshow to unwrap the tumultuously tantalizing life of Dorian Corey. As documented in the film Paris Is Burning, Dorian Corey was one of...
Elizabeth Moryng

Elizabeth Moryng

Elizabeth Moryng iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify A 13th Century madame who tricked the system, Elizabeth Moryng serviced the religious clergy under the guise of operating an embroidery business. Elizabeth Moryng was a hustler who knew how to weave up a good cover...
Sharmus Outlaw

Sharmus Outlaw

Sharmus Outlaw With guest host Melissa Sontag Broudo iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Hosts Kaytlin Bailey and Wendi Starling are joined by Melissa Sontag Broudo, founder of The Sharmus Outlaw Advocacy and Rights Institute (SOAR Institute). They talk a little shop and...
Timarchus

Timarchus

Timarchus iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Timarchus was a sex worker in his youth and was later shunned and outcast by his fellow politicians in ancient Greece. In this episode, Kaytlin Bailey and Wendi Starling also go over some updates on which companies have started...
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify After being mis-gendered and housed with male inmates, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy became one of the key negotiators in the Attica Prison Riots in 1971 and went on to work as an advocate for trans women’s rights within...
Flawless Sabrina

Flawless Sabrina

Flawless Sabrina iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Flawless Sabrina mothered and mentored countless young trans women in the New York City ballroom scene and thrived as an inspirational beacon of light and love. Flawless Sabrina was arrested over a hundred times for simply...
Georgina Beyer

Georgina Beyer

Georgina Beyer iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Georgina Beyer went from survival sex worker to radio host, and ultimately took her place as the first trans politician in New Zealand as the Mayor of Carterton and Wairarapa MP. Prepare to be inspired by the life and barrier...
FOSTA / SESTA

FOSTA / SESTA

FOSTA / SESTA iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Both FOSTA and SESTA were introduced as bills to stop sex trafficking. Because sex workers know legislators fail to distinguish adult, consensual sex work from trafficking, they knew these laws would do just that and make sex...
Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify An absolute legend in the adult film world, Jenna Jameson is one of the most well known porn stars who took her success in the sex industry and started an...
Yoshiwara

Yoshiwara

Yoshiwara iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Yoshiwara was the infamous red light district in 17th century Edo, current day Tokyo, Japan. The original hoe-topia, if you...
Der Pranger

Der Pranger

Der Pranger iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Der Pranger was a German communist publication written by whores for whores in an attempt to establish fair treatment and laws benefiting sex workers and their patrons. The original “Dickpedia,” if you...
Salon Kitty

Salon Kitty

Salon Kitty iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Salon Kitty was minding her business running a brothel in Berlin when the Nazis came along and threatened to throw her into a concentration camp unless she cooperated with them as an undercover Nazi spy prostitute. In this...
Operation Midnight Climax

Operation Midnight Climax

Operation Midnight Climax iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Hear all about how the US government took full advantage of sex workers by forcefully enlisting handfuls them to aid in administering LSD tests on their unsuspecting clients, a.k.a. Operation Midnight...
Yu Husuan-Chi

Yu Husuan-Chi

Yu Husuan-Chi iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Yu Husuan-Chi was one of the most famous poets of the late Tang Dynasty. Yu Husuan-Chi had a reputation of being sexually adventurous, and is thought to be China’s first openly bisexual historical...
Heidi Fleiss

Heidi Fleiss

Heidi Fleiss iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Heidi Fleiss ran an upscale prostitution ring based in Los Angeles, California in the 1990s and was known as the “Hollywood...
Santa Claus (Nicholas of Myra)

Santa Claus (Nicholas of Myra)

Santa Claus (Nicholas of Myra) iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify You may know him as Santa Claus or Old Saint Nick, but Nicholas of Myra has an essentially untold history of relationships with sex workers that children’s books and churches decided to leave...
Wu Zeitan

Wu Zeitan

Wu Zeitan iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify From an impoverished child to concubine of a powerful Emperor, to her ultimate destiny as a powerful Empress, Wu Zeitan really knew how to run...
Lulu White

Lulu White

Lulu White iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Lulu White was the most famed madam in the Storyville district of New Orleans known as the “Diamond Queen” for her love of extravagant jewelry. Much of her early life remains a mystery, but she was born in Selma, Alabama in 1868,...
Sex Worker Witch Hunt

Sex Worker Witch Hunt

Sex Worker Witch Hunt iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Sex Worker Witch Hunt: Accusing women of witchcraft and condemning them to death was just one of the sadistic methods in the systematic disempowerment of women. But have those seemingly archaic practices and patterns...
Joanna of Naples

Joanna of Naples

Joanna of Naples iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Queen of Naples, Countess of Provence, and Princess of Achaea… the epic story of Joanna of Naples lives up to the hype of all of her...
Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Anna Nicole Smith was labeled a white trash gold digger throughout her career, all for capitalizing on her sexuality and good looks. Some women can “have it all,” but that sure pisses some other people...
Phryne

Phryne

Phryne iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Phryne, a nickname meaning “little toad,” was a renowned courtesan in Athens at the height of the civilization’s power in ancient Greece, around the 4th century B.C.E. She rose to prominence during a period where priestesses and...
Lizzie Lape

Lizzie Lape

Lizzie Lape Legendary Ohio Madam Lizzie Lape owned not one, but multiple brothels at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. iTunes | Stitcher |...
Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Mary Jones iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Mary Jones (1803 – Unknown) was a New York old pro and hustler who was given the name Peter Sewally at birth. Mary Jones was of African descent and much of her early life is lost to the archive, but newspaper records indicate...
Harriet Hicks & The Contagious Diseases Act

Harriet Hicks & The Contagious Diseases Act

Harriet Hicks & The Contagious Diseases Act iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Harriet Hicks is one of the few documented cases of harassment and abuse of women by the government. Harriet Hicks worked as a prostitute during inception of the Contagious Diseases Act (CDA)...
Ah Toy

Ah Toy

Ah Toy iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify A historic whore who essentially ran the sex industry in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, Ah Toy was a sought after Chinese prostitute and madam who came to America and dominated the booming sex work industry at the...
Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify Courtesan Veronica Franco endured public shaming that attempted to strip away her status as a prolific poet and author in the 16th Century in Venice,...
Ishtar

Ishtar

Ishtar iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify The goddess of romantic love and fertility, Ishtar was worshipped through the bodies of church-sanctioned prostitutes who were trained in the arts of sexual...