21 episodes

Pole dancing is a powerful force for positive change!
Messy comedy grubs Siân Docksey and Lulu Popplewell talk to guests about the magic of hanging off a stick.
Pole dancing comedian Siân Docksey noticed how much pole dancing had improved her mental health, so she started a podcast from her parent's basement about it. This grew into interviews with pole dancers about everything from creativity, body confidence and gender identity to sex worker activism and business skills.
Co-hosted with comedian Lulu Popplewell, the podcast speaks to sexy stick enthusiasts at all levels about the art of stick-dangling: from hobbyists using pole to manage a disability to multi-competition winning professional dancers, instructors and studio owners shaking up the industry.
You can also get bonus-length episodes and help us keep making the podcast by joining Siân's Patreon . Follow the polepod on Instagram and don't forget to recommend us your friends!
Created by Siân Docksey, edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler.

Pole the Other One‪!‬ Siân Docksey

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Pole dancing is a powerful force for positive change!
Messy comedy grubs Siân Docksey and Lulu Popplewell talk to guests about the magic of hanging off a stick.
Pole dancing comedian Siân Docksey noticed how much pole dancing had improved her mental health, so she started a podcast from her parent's basement about it. This grew into interviews with pole dancers about everything from creativity, body confidence and gender identity to sex worker activism and business skills.
Co-hosted with comedian Lulu Popplewell, the podcast speaks to sexy stick enthusiasts at all levels about the art of stick-dangling: from hobbyists using pole to manage a disability to multi-competition winning professional dancers, instructors and studio owners shaking up the industry.
You can also get bonus-length episodes and help us keep making the podcast by joining Siân's Patreon . Follow the polepod on Instagram and don't forget to recommend us your friends!
Created by Siân Docksey, edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler.

    JOY with Jay Lafferty

    JOY with Jay Lafferty

    What do stand-up comedy and pole dancing have in common?
    After a hit Edinburgh Fringe Festival run of her show Bahookie, Scottish stand-up, writer and producer Jay Lafferty joins us to chat all things comedy and pole! From managing broken ribs to writing callbacks into a pole routine, we get the tea on how Jay brought these two mediums together to make a completely unique solo show.
    Follow Jay on Instagram @jayjaylaffs

    Thanks for listening! Give us a Like, Share and Subscribe, and you can support the show by becoming a Patreon (i.e., a LEGEND): or buying us a Ko-Fi

    Pole the Other One! was created by Siân Docksey. This episode was edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler. Find us on Instagram: @poletheotherone

    • 48 min
    COMPETITION with Ayesha Agogo

    COMPETITION with Ayesha Agogo

    What's the point of doing competitions?
    Pole artist, instructor, competition judge and award-winning choreographer Ayesha Agogo joins us to talk COMPETITIONS: Why bother doing them? How do they help you develop as a performer? And will Steve Bennett ever take down Siân and Lulu's mega cringe Chortle Student Comedian videos?

    Follow Ayesha for classes, workshops and collaborations on Instagram: @ayeshaagogopole

    Thanks for listening! Give us a Like, Share and Subscribe, and you can support the show by becoming a Patreon (i.e., a LEGEND): or buying us a Ko-Fi

    Pole the Other One! was created by Siân Docksey and co-hosted with Lulu Popplewell. This episode was edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler. Find us on Instagram: @poletheotherone

    • 37 min
    PORN with Dr Alon Lischinsky

    PORN with Dr Alon Lischinsky

    What is sex-positivity? How do you put enthusiastic consent at the centre of everything you do?
    Queer academic, recently qualified pole instructor and linguist Dr Alon Lischinsky is a specialist in the language around sexuality. Siân and Lulu chat to the most intellectually qualified deviant they know about power dynamics in porn, how to flip the script on sexy stuff, and how to help complete beginners literally flip around a sexy stick.
    Follow Alon for slinky pole on Instagram @alon_lk and drag for introverts @lamia.lone

    Thanks for listening! Give us a Like, Share and Subscribe, and you can support the show by becoming a Patreon (i.e., a LEGEND): or buying us a Ko-Fi

    Pole the Other One! was created by Siân Docksey and co-hosted with Lulu Popplewell. This episode was edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler. Find us on Instagram: @poletheotherone

    • 44 min
    STRIP with Luna Minxx

    STRIP with Luna Minxx

    What actually happens in a strip club?
    Pole dancer, stripper and organiser with Bristol Sex Workers Collective Luna Minxx gives us the debrief! We talk about the difference between pole dancing in studios and in the club, how Luna is bringing stripper skills to her workshops, and why sex workers need the same rights as all other workers. Lulu tries to organise an ethical stag do and Siân finally gets to talk to someone about raccoons.
    Follow Luna for pole dancing workshops and activism on Instagram @luna.minxx
    Thanks for listening! Give us a Like, Share and Subscribe, and you can support the show by becoming a Patreon (i.e., a LEGEND): or buying us a Ko-Fi
    Pole the Other One! was created by Siân Docksey and co-hosted with Lulu Popplewell. This episode was edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler. Instagram: @poletheotherone

    • 1 hr 4 min
    ANTHROPOLOGY with Lucy Davies

    ANTHROPOLOGY with Lucy Davies

    What does pole dancing tell us about the human species? We ask a real anthropologist!
    Lucy Davies is a pole dancing anthropologist who did their Masters thesis on the wonderful world of pole. We talk about how pole dancing can help you redefine the relationship with your body, gender and identity on your own terms. Also how pole can be a form of self-care, and the peculiar relationship that pole dancers have with physical pain.
    Please note that this episode contains multiple references to explosives, which is one of 400 reasons it's not suitable for kids, probably.


    Thanks for listening! Give us a Like, Share and Subscribe, and you can support the show by becoming a Patreon (i.e., a LEGEND): https://www.patreon.com/poletheotherone?fan_landing=true&view_as=public or buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/poletheotheronepodcast


    Pole the Other One! was created by Siân Docksey and co-hosted with Lulu Popplewell. This episode was edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler. Instagram: @poletheotherone

    • 38 min
    DRAW with Lana

    DRAW with Lana

    What happens when your art becomes your job?
    Pole dancer, tattooist and artist Lana talks to us about moving pole dancing from strip club into studios and self-expression vs. capitalism. We also test the limits of how much visual stuff we can do through the podcasting medium, and Lulu's patience with astrology.


    Follow Lana on Instagram & TikTok for art, illustrations & tattoos: @moysilks


    Thanks for listening! Give us a Like, Share and Subscribe, and you can support the show by becoming a Patreon (i.e., a LEGEND): https://www.patreon.com/poletheotherone?fan_landing=true&view_as=public Or buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/poletheotheronepodcast


    Pole the Other One! was created by Siân Docksey and co-hosted with Lulu Popplewell. This episode was edited by Alice Rosenthal with original music by Amelia Bayler. Instagram: @poletheotherone

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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