Season 4 of The Oldest Profession Podcast is focused on historical figures, mostly from the 19th century, in regions where sex workers are currently organizing against criminalization. Each episode has an annotated bibliography and accompanying essay written by Dr. Charlene Fletcher.

Kaytlin Bailey — Host

Charlene J. Fletcher — Historian

Marie Cecile Anderson — Producer & Audio Engineer

Adra Boo

Adra Boo — Intro Music Composer

Leah Moon

Leah Moon — Website Developer & Designer

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.

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.

Who was Jezebel?

Who was Jezebel?

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