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.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with The Oldest Profession Podcast.
The American Plan was a government program targeting promiscuity and prostitution in the United States from 1917 into the 1970s.
Join us on The Oldest Profession Podcast as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Margo St. James, founder of COYOTE.
Examine the Mann Act and its ongoing impact on sex workers and other marginalized communities.
In this episode of The Oldest Profession Podcast, we pay tribute to Carol Leigh, a hero of the sex worker rights movement.
Learn about how the Comstock Act deprived generations of women access to contraception and why that 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.
Lizzie Lape was a prolific businesswoman and Madam in the Midwest during the 19th century. She owned numerous brothels and saloons throughout Ohio.
The Maimie Papers was written by historian Ruth Rosen, an award-winning journalist and Professor Emerita at University of California Davis.
Mae West was an actress, writer, and unapologetic sex symbol. She enchanted the American stage with unabashed humor and demand for social change.
The infamous madams of Water Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, were dear friends and colleagues, Mary Baker (1859-1930) and Alta Roberts (1855-1940).
Lulu White was one of the most notorious and financially successful madams of Storyville, New Orleans, and known as the Diamond Queen of the Demi–Monde.
Who was Jezebel? How did her legacy become synonymous with loose, misfit, morally depraved, wicked women?
Stella Darby, beloved madam of Pendelton, Oregon, had a heart of gold. She is now remembered with a bronze statue and Underground Pendleton Tours.
Ella “Cattle Kate” Watson was a Western trailblazer. An independent and industrious woman, she sought to challenge gender norms to live life her own way.
Evidence of the oldest profession can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. Lycoris the Mime is among the oldest and most influential pros in history.
The most famous sex worker of today’s music industry, Cardi B unabashedly flaunts her past as a stripper in her songs, videos, and social media.
Marilyn Monroe’s undeniable charisma, comedic genius, and iconic sensuality enchant and resonate with old pros and civilians alike.
Stormy Daniels is an incredible self made woman and sex worker who had the audacity to tell her own story.
Unbeknownst to most, six years before writing and starring in Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was the lead in a soft core porn film.
Bettie Page, iconic pin-up and bondage model of the 20th century, had an on-and-off again relationship with Evangelical Christianity.
Special guest Jacq the Stripper joins Kaytlin Bailey to talk about American icon and patron saint of strippers, Gypsy Rose Lee.
Ceyenne Doroshow co-hosts a discussion of the life and work of an unrepentant hustler, author, and attempted murderer, Valerie Solanas.