Carol Erwin

Carol Erwin

Traveling fearlessly across the American West during the Great Depression and World War II, Carol Erwin was one of the many madams who helped settle the west.

The American Plan

The American Plan

The American Plan was a government program targeting promiscuity and prostitution in the United States from 1917 into the 1970s.

Why January 25th Still Matters Today

Why January 25th Still Matters Today

On January 25th, 1917, 300 sex workers stormed the Central Methodist Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district to protest the closure of their brothels.

Mae West: Unapologetic Sex Symbol

Mae West: Unapologetic Sex Symbol

Mae West was an actress, writer, and unapologetic sex symbol. She enchanted the American stage with unabashed humor and demand for social change.

Madam Fan Jones of Bangor, Maine

Madam Fan Jones of Bangor, Maine

Madam Fan Jones successfully ran Bangor, Maine’s most popular and longest running brothel called the Sky Blue House of Pleasure.

Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee

Special guest Jacq the Stripper joins Kaytlin Bailey to talk about American icon and patron saint of strippers, Gypsy Rose Lee.