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Sex Power Money with Sara Pascoe

Comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money. In this podcast series, Sara interviews people who have experience around sex work, stripping and porn. As an accompaniment to her book Sex Power Money, this series allows people who are so often talked about to speak for themselves, as well as exploring the history of whore stigma, the ramifications of our current laws around selling sex and the overt racism found in porn.Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads, BBC2's Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave, which she hosts. Her first book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body is being developed into a full series.Sara's book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebookApple Books: http://apple.co/31z4cLr

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Comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money. In this podcast series, Sara interviews people who have experience around sex work, stripping and porn. As an accompaniment to her book Sex Power Money, this series allows people who are so often talked about to speak for themselves, as well as exploring the history of whore stigma, the ramifications of our current laws around selling sex and the overt racism found in porn.Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads, BBC2's Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave, which she hosts. Her first book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body is being developed into a full series.Sara's book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebookApple Books: http://apple.co/31z4cLr

9: Sex Power Money: Live Episode

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Sara speaks to Lucy Whitehouse from Fumble, Gayathiri Kamalakanthan from the School of Sexuality Education (formerly Sexplain UK) & Decolonising Contraception, and Matilda Lawrence-Jubb and Anna Alexander from Split Banana.

This live episode was recorded at the London Podcast Festival, programmed by Deborah Frances-White from The Guilty Feminist.

More information about
Fumble: fumble.org.uk
Sexuality Education: schoolofsexed.org
Decolonising Contraception: decolonisingcontraception.com
Split Banana: splitbanana.co.uk

🍌 Sara's bestselling book Sex Power Money is out now in paperback / audiobook / ebook

Oct 16 2020

1hr 18mins

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8: Fern Champion

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Sara talks to Fern Champion, an anti-sexual violence campaigner

Fern is fighting for better funding for rape support services and for real-time improvement to the lives of rape survivors.

Read Fern's article about on the under-funding of Rape Crisis here.

🍌 Sara's bestselling book Sex Power Money is out now in paperback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 14 2020

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7: Kitty Velour

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Sara talks to pole dancer Kitty Velour.

Kitty Velour is a pole dancer based in Manchester, UK. She travel all over the place performing in cabaret shows and teaching exotic dance workshops! If you wanna join in on the fun, she teachs online pole, floorwork, twerk, and striptease tutorials here: patreon.com/kittyvelour
Find her on Instagram for more!

🍌 Sara's bestselling book Sex Power Money is out now in paperback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 07 2020

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6: Julia Schönstädt

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Sara talks to photographer Julia Schönstädt this week about her work in feminist adult cinema.

Hailing from Berlin, Julia Schönstädt is an award winning portrait photographer and video director. She studied Photography Design at Berlin's iconic Lette Verein and earned a Master’s in Photography at the renowned Goldsmiths, University of London. With several scholarships under her belt, she is now based in London, working between Germany and the UK. Her ‘16 Bars Project', a critical examination of the penal system in Germany, was recognised and awarded by The Guardian in 2014. Subsequently, in 2015, a book was published on the same topic by German-publisher, Asso Verlag.
In her highly stylised work she always seeks out to explore the dynamic between composition and beauty in the worlds she creates. Her work in feminist adult cinema is an expedition into this new genre, fusioning her background of music video with erotic film. 

🍌 Julia's website: www.schonstadt.com
Some platforms for people to start watching ethical adult film: 
- www.erikalust.com - www.frolicme.com - getcheex.com - pinklabel.tv - aortafilms.com/home/
🍌 Sara's bestselling book Sex Power Money is out now in paperback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 01 2020

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5: Denisha Anderson

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In this week's episode Sara speaks to artist and photographer Denisha Anderson.

Denisha Anderson is an artist, film-maker and DJ. Her work explores key themes of identity, race and gender; tying into social documentary, fashion and portraiture. Denisha's craft has led to an exhibition at the V&A, national residencies, international magazine features followed by the limited publication of her book Bikes and Bridges, followed by zine The Cock Chronicles. As well as monthly radio residency on Balamii with recent guest features on NTS and Reprezent. 
website: www.denishaanderson.com instagram: @Denisha_Anderson Twitter: Dj_DVibes

🍌 Sara's bestselling book Sex Power Money is out now paperback / audiobook / ebook

Aug 24 2020

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4: Annabelle & Bella

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Sara talks to Annabelle and Bella this week, two sex workers who run the @whores_handbags Instagram account.

Bella and Annabelle met in 2018 on a paid foursome and realised that they had a lot more in common than their jobs in the sex industry. As well as being full service sex workers, offering sessions ranging from The Girlfriend Experience to fetish and BDSM scenes, they are both academics, writers and proudly queer women, who share an interest in the way sex work intersects with these parts of their lives. This led to the creation of their Instagram account Whores' Handbags (@whores_handbags), where they document the everyday realities of selling sex, from being doubly penetrated on the heaviest day of your period to those smaller hurdles such as admin, thrush and making time for your cat. Having found the project therapeutic and relatable for sex workers, as well as insightful and educational to allies, Bella and Annabelle are working on transforming their platform into a website to host writing, zines and other types of content. Follow @whores_handbags for more to come!
🍌 Sara's bestselling book Sex Power Money is out now paperback / audiobook / ebook

Aug 17 2020

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3: Dr Anand Patel

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This week Sara talks to Anand Patel, a doctor specialising in sexual function, working with health care professionals and the public to challenge views, reduce embarrassment and improve understanding.

[Trigger warning: eating disorder discussion]

Dr Anand Patel is a GP based in inner London and also works at the Centre for Men’s Health on Harley Street treating sexual dysfunction and testosterone deficiency. He is a committee member of the British Society for Sexual Medicine and secretary to the Primary Care Testosterone Advisory Group. He has worked in television, including decoding sexual desires on Channel 5s My Secret Sex Fantasy and most recently I co-hosting The Pleasure Podcast, focusing on sex, relationships and intimacy.
Dr Anand trains doctors to think about sexual function as both symptom and health issue affecting people physically and psychologically, and hopefully gives them the tools to talk about sex openly and supportively with patients. He doesn't just talk about why sexual problems can happen, but what effect they can have and how we can practically support people into making positive changes - this is often where sex toys comes in!
His background as a school teacher and head of PSHE means he recognises some of the challenges young people face these days with the impact of social media, online dating and pornography changing sexual expectations and behaviours. He's also working with MaSC (Men and Social Conditions) to create up a porn addiction workshop for those gay men who have been affected by pornography and social media, reducing the pleasure they take in sex themselves and the negative view they have of their bodies and the unattainable images of others.
Basically Dr Anand really wants people to enjoy their bodies without shame and maintain healthy sexual relationships.

Resources:

The fabulous College of Sex and Relationships Therapists who work to support people with relationship issues and/or sexual problems. You can find a therapist near you for a confidential discussion.    You may also be able to access psychosexual therapy via your local sexual health clinic and/or be referred by your GP. Unfortunately services might be more limited in access due to COVID19.   In London, the Albany Trust is a charity offering some low cost counselling and has a special interest in supporting LGBT+ people.   London Friend is a charity that supports LGBT+ people with a variety of services but particularly mental health services especially those struggling with drug addiction. 
The Sexual Advice Association is a charity who have produced a website and free app that allows you to complete sex quizzes/questionnaires about sexual dysfunction for you OR for your partner! It then suggests what the likely problem might be and links you to useful information leaflets and resources.   I’ve found Gary Wilson very interesting on porn’s effects on people.

More about the shaky bridge study mentioned in the episode.
Find Dr Anand Patel's podcast The Pleasure Podcast here.
Sara's book Sex Power Money is out now in paperback!

Aug 10 2020

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2: Dr Kate Lister

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This week Sara talks to Dr Kate Lister, a lecturer in the school of arts and communication at Leeds Trinity University. She is the author of A Curious History of Sex, curator of the online research project, Whores of Yore, and regular feature writer for the inews. 
🍌 Follow on Twitter @WhoresofYore
🍌 Pre-order the paperback edition of Sex Power Money paperback / audiobook / ebook

Aug 03 2020

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1: Jason Domino

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Sara Pascoe is back with a second series of Sex Power Money. In episode one Sara talks to Jason Domino, a sexual health activist and sex worker, about HIV activism, PrEP, and porn unions.
Jason Domino is a sexual health activist, and a sex worker that meets clients and performs in the porn industry. He has spoken at the United Nations representing HIV activism coming from adult performers, challenging relationships and sex education to do more. In 2016 Jason was attributed as the 1st person to demonstrate on film the HIV prevention drug "PrEP" in an educational adult film called "Porn4PrEP". He also works at a sex worker safety charity called National Ugly Mugs, and is the sexual health lead for the UK porn union UK Adult professionals.
🍌 @TheJasonDomino
Links to resources mentioned in the episode: 🍌 Pre-order the paperback edition of Sex Power Money paperback / audiobook / ebook

Jul 27 2020

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Sex Power Money Series 2 Trailer

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Comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money. In the second series of the podcast Sara interviews a sex historian, porn star, activist, pole dancer, GP, photographer, and many more – subscribe now!

Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads, BBC2's Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave, which she hosts. Her first book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body is being developed into a full series.

🍌 Pre-order the paperback edition of Sex Power Money paperback / audiobook / ebook

Jul 24 2020

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8: Alex Feis-Bryce

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Sara is joined by Alex Feis-Bryce, the founding CEO of National Ugly Mugs which supports Sex Workers throughout in the UK when they become victims of crime. They discuss the gender disparity in selling sex, the controlled zone in the Holbeck Estate and the Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Thank you for listening, I hope you enjoyed the series. Here is some more about Alex Feis-Bryce:

Alex was the founding CEO of National Ugly Mugs, an award-winning charity which supports sex workers throughout the UK when they become victims of crime and advocates for their human rights.  He is currently the CEO of RightsInfo, a charity which promotes human rights in the UK.
🍌 Follow Alex on Twitter: @Alex_FeisBryce

🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Thank you to all my guests and thank you so much for listening. I hope you've enjoyed this series and it's inspired you to have these discussion in your own lives. If you liked the podcast please do leave a review and let us know who you'd like me to interview next!

Sep 30 2019

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7: Niki & Laura: English Collective of Prostitutes

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This week Sara speaks to Niki and Laura from the English Collective of Prostitutes, which campaigns for decriminalisation of sex work, about politicians, the police, and the current laws affecting sex work around the world.

Niki Adams and Laura Watson are spokeswomen for the English Collective of Prostitutes, a national organisation of sex workers working both on the streets and indoors which campaigns for decriminalisation and safety. They oppose austerity cuts and fight for housing and other survival resources so that women can leave prostitution if and when they want and highlight the fact that most sex workers are mothers trying to do the best for their family. The ECP provides daily support to sex workers and has won important legal precedents including cases which have helped establish sex workers’ right to the protection of the law against rape and other violence.   They are frequently called on to provide expert testimony to politicians, the media, and others on decriminalisation and the impact of current laws and policies.

🍌Find out more about the ECP here prostitutescollective.net

🍌And follow them on Twitter at @ProstitutesColl

My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 23 2019

1hr 3mins

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6: Joana Nastari

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This week Sara talks to Joana Nastari about the rights of workers under capitalism, the role of art and the similarities between comedy and stripping.

As always, thank you so much for listening, here is more about my brilliant guest this week, Joana Nastari:

Joana Nastari is a Brazilian-British actor, poet, writer and community organiser. Creator of multi-award winning theatre show “Fuck You Pay Me” a Love letter to strippers. Co-organiser of Big Queer Latin Disco Brazilian Wax, Oval House Associate Artist & Stripper of the Year 2018.
Keep your eyes peeled for Brazilian Wax parties and Fuck You Pay Me tour later in the year, follow here:

🍌 @joananastari  🍌 @fypm.show

More information about the UVW union:
🍌 www.uvwunion.org.uk

🍌 More about Femen here
🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 16 2019

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5: Anna Arrowsmith

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This week Sara's guest is Anna Arrowsmith, they discuss Anna's writing and career, feminism and the UK's laws around porn.

Dr Anna Arrowsmith is the author of Rethinking Misogyny: Men's Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships. Formerly, she was the UK's first female porn director, Anna Span since 1998 and continues to be an advocate for those working in the various sex industries worldwide. 

You can find out more about her at her websites: 
🍌 Anna's blog: www.annaarrowsmith.com    🍌 Her film website: www.annaspanfilms.com
🍌 And her sex industry information site: www.weconsent.org

🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 09 2019

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4: Sophie Mathisen

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Thank you so much for listening – to find out more about Sophie Mathisen you can watch some of her media appearances if you pop her name in google videos and keep an eye out for her documentary about Seeking Arrangement.
🍌 The website Sophie has been researching and using is this one.
🍌 We mentioned ‘Being Jane Doe’ which is actually ‘I am Jane Doe’ and you can find out more here.
🍌 The Reply All Episode mentioned is called No More Safe Harbour and is number 119 on their feed. It’s a really balanced examination of Fosta and Sesta.
🍌 Lust Horizons is by Ellen Willis and can be found here.
🍌 The film Sixteen Candles Sophie mentions is on Netflix and Amazon. 
🍌 Melissa Gira Grant's great book is called Playing the Whore and can be found on Amazon here.
🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Sep 02 2019

1hr 15mins

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Bonus Episode: Audiobook extract

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🚨 Bonus Episode 🚨
In an special episode to celebrate the publication of Sex Power Money listen to an exclusive extract of the audiobook read by Sara Pascoe.
Buy the hardback / audiobook / ebook now 🍌

Aug 29 2019

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3: Sophie Duker & Dr. Annabel Sowemimo

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Hello and thank you so much for listening. This weeks guests were Sophie Duker and Dr Annabel Sowemimo here are the bios of the fantastic work they are doing and where to find out more: 
🍌 Sophie Duker is @sophiedukebox on Twitter and Instagram
Sophie’s show Venus has been selling out  and getting incredible reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe- be sure to check it out when it comes back to London and goes on tour as it explores the fetishisation and sexualisation of black women.  You can also catch Sophie at her regular gig Wacky Racists. "Laugh-out loud funny" - The Telegraph. "A sparky proposition" - The Independent. 
As seen on BBC2 (Mock The Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order), Channel 4 (Riot Girls), E4 (8 Out of 10 Cats), BBC Three and Comedy Central. 
🍌 Annabel Sowemimo
Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a Community Sexual & Reproductive Health doctor having completed an MSc in Sexual & Reproductive Health Research & undergraduate study in Medical Anthropology. At medical school, Annabel assisted in developing training for medical students on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and continues to offer teaching on FGM & other Gender Based Violence. She is a contributor for online platforms including Black Ballad and gal-dem.com writing on a range of health, social justice and cultural issues. Annabel is founder of Decolonising Contraception a community interest company aimed at addressing the unethical history in sexual and reproductive health particularly experimentation on people of colour. Decolonising contraception is about understanding how culture and history impact these populations and effect how they experience sexual reproductive health care. Decolonising Contraception are currently crowdfunding to create the first sexual health & well-being festival for people of colour in the UK. Annabel firmly believes that healthcare should be about empowering people with knowledge to make informed choices about their bodies. She spends her spare time campaigning on reproductive justice, NHS cuts and improving healthcare of marginalised groups. When she is not in scrubs or in clinic; she can be found at a protest with a placard!

The links to find out more are here: 
www.decolonisingcontraception.com www.crowdfunder.co.uk/decolonising-contraception-the-sex-fest
🍌 In the episode we mention Lust Cinema which can be found here.
🍌 And the awful treatment of Sarah Baartman, you can get an overview of that here.
🍌 There was also discussion of the horrid history of the invention of the speculum which you can read about here.
🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Aug 26 2019

1hr 2mins

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2: Hallie Rubenhold

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Thank you so much for listening and thank you to the fantastic Hallie Rubenhold. Here is a bit more information on the author:
🍌 Hallie Rubenhold is a social historian and an authority on women's lives of the past. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her books include Lady Worsley's Whim, dramatised by the BBC as The Scandalous Lady W, and Covent Garden Ladies: The Extraordinary Story of Harris's List, which inspired the ITV series Harlots. She lives in London with her husband.   You can find out more at her website: hallierubenhold.com
And Hallie is on Twitter @HallieRubenhold
🍌 Her book is genuinely amazing and you can grab it here.
We also mention the work of William Stead – his book about the children being sold for sex in London is available for free here.
🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Aug 19 2019

57mins

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1: Charlotte Rose & Eliza Harper

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🍌 Thank you so much for listening. Thank you to my guests: 
Charlotte Rose  @_Charlie_rose on Twitter 
A Multi award-winning sex worker, sexual trainer, political activist, broadcaster, presenter, mother and a wine drinker at the weekends. She’s been involved in adult industry for over 20 years putting her knowledge and experience into training other in ‘how to’ when it comes to sex. She fights for rights of personal liberties for all and her personal goal is to awaken the world to get more sexy and sensual on a day to day basis.
Eliza Harper
Eliza Harper became a sex worker after her disabilities caused her to end her corporate career. Eliza has petitioned local and national government in support of the decriminalisation of sex work. In her spare time she writes and enjoys dressmaking.  
🍌 We mention the Holbrook managed area in Leeds find out more about that here.
🍌  A brilliant reference for many of the issues discussed is Revolting Prostitutes which you can find on Amazon here.
🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Aug 12 2019

1hr 9mins

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Comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money. In this podcast series, Sara interviews people who have experience around sex work, stripping and porn. As an accompaniment to her book Sex Power Money, this series allows people who are so often talked *about* to speak for themselves, as well as exploring the history of whore stigma, the ramifications of our current laws around selling sex and the overt racism found in porn. 

The Sex Power Money podcast is coming soon, subscribe for more...

Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads, BBC2's Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave, which she hosts. Her first book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body is being developed into a full series.

🍌 My book Sex Power Money is out now in hardback / audiobook / ebook

Jul 11 2019

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Sara Pascoe: Funny, Brilliant, Incisive.

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As always, Sara Pascoe offers more funny, brilliant, and incisive exploration of our world. She explores and interrogates what we think about the subjects and how we think about the subjects. Everyone should listen for their own intellectual development.