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.

Margo St. James

Margo St. James

Join us on The Oldest Profession Podcast as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Margo St. James, founder of COYOTE.

Anti-Human Trafficking Sting Leads to Arrests

Anti-Human Trafficking Sting Leads to Arrests

Anti-human trafficking sting in San Diego and National City resulted in 48 arrests, according to NBC San Diego. While the intention of the sting was to catch those involved in human trafficking, some SWers were also caught up in the operation.

Senate Bill 357 Decriminalizes Loitering for Sex Work

Senate Bill 357 Decriminalizes Loitering for Sex Work

Senate Bill 357 decriminalizes loitering for sex work. Kaytlin Bailey, advocates for ending arrests to reduce exploitation and violence in the industry. Check out her op-ed appearing in 11 syndicated newspapers throughout CA.

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.

The Maimie Papers with Ruth Rosen

The Maimie Papers with Ruth Rosen

The Maimie Papers was written by historian Ruth Rosen, an award-winning journalist and Professor Emerita at University of California Davis.

Who was Jezebel?

Who was Jezebel?

Who was Jezebel? How did her legacy become synonymous with loose, misfit, morally depraved, wicked women?

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Best known for his paintings of the moulin rouge, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was also a john who (literally) lived in brothels.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s undeniable charisma, comedic genius, and iconic sensuality enchant and resonate with old pros and civilians alike.

Tlazōlteōtl

Tlazōlteōtl

Mesoamerican Goddess, Tlazōlteōtl, symbolically pardoned her followers’ sin in a never ending circle of life, sex, and death.

Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels is an incredible self made woman and sex worker who had the audacity to tell her own story.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Unbeknownst to most, six years before writing and starring in Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was the lead in a soft core porn film.

Bettie Page

Bettie Page

Bettie Page, iconic pin-up and bondage model of the 20th century, had an on-and-off again relationship with Evangelical Christianity.

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.

Valerie Solanas

Valerie Solanas

Ceyenne Doroshow co-hosts a discussion of the life and work of an unrepentant hustler, author, and attempted murderer, Valerie Solanas.