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The Sex Industry Book Club is a monthly podcast focusing on a single book about the sex industry each episode. The books span different genres and sectors of the industry.
 
The podcast is hosted by Jessie Sage and Dr. PJ Patella-Rey. Jessie is a sex worker and writer, and PJ is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies instructor and a sex/tech researcher. Together they have worked in many sectors of the industry and bring that experience to the show.

Sex Industry Book Club Jessie Sage & PJ Patella-Rey

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The Sex Industry Book Club is a monthly podcast focusing on a single book about the sex industry each episode. The books span different genres and sectors of the industry.
 
The podcast is hosted by Jessie Sage and Dr. PJ Patella-Rey. Jessie is a sex worker and writer, and PJ is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies instructor and a sex/tech researcher. Together they have worked in many sectors of the industry and bring that experience to the show.

    Episode 4: Dr. Chris Belcher's Pretty Baby

    Episode 4: Dr. Chris Belcher's Pretty Baby

     
    In Episode 4, we talk to Dr. Chris Belcher about her memoir Pretty Baby.
    The book takes us on her journey out of a small Appalachian town and into the dungeons of Los Angeles, where she learned the art of domming from those close to her in the queer community. 
    We discuss writing memoir, the constructions of gender, rural masculinity, sex work under capitalism, the precarity of academia, the broken promises of education, and so much more. 
    Episode Sponsor:
    Assembly Four, creators of Tryst, the home of the independent escort.
    Episode Hosts: 
    Jessie Sage & Dr. PJ Patella-Rey.

    • 58 min
    Episode 3: Dr. Bo Ruberg's Sex Dolls at Sea

    Episode 3: Dr. Bo Ruberg's Sex Dolls at Sea

    In Episode 3, we talk to Professor Bo Ruberg about their book Sex Dolls at Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies. The book reimagines the origin story of the sex doll through the tale of the sailor's dames de voyage. 
    We discuss sex dolls and sex tech, the erasure of sex work labor, notions of masculinity in sailing culture, digging into archival history, and so much more! 
    Episode Sponsors:
    Assembly Four, creators of Tryst, the home of the independent escort.
    Episode Hosts: 
    Jessie Sage & Dr. PJ Patella-Rey.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 2: Charlotte Shane's Prostitute Laundry

    Episode 2: Charlotte Shane's Prostitute Laundry

    In Episode 2, we talk to sex worker and writer Charlotte Shane about her book Prostitute Laundry, a serial memoir about love, sex, money, and identity.
    We discuss sex work, relationships, performing class drag, negotiating multiple personas, writing about people we love, the thrill of anonymous sex, and so much more! 
    Episode Sponsors:
    Assembly Four, creators of Tryst, the home of the independent escort.
    PS: Group, a creative marketing agency for sex workers, by sex workers.  
    Episode Hosts: 
    Jessie Sage & Dr. PJ Patella-Rey.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 1: Dr. Heather Berg’s Porn Work

    Episode 1: Dr. Heather Berg’s Porn Work

    In Episode 1 we talk to Dr. Heather Berg about her book Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism. We discuss labor and authenticity, what movement politics looks like in the sex industry, and what porn workers want. This episode is sponsored by Assembly Four.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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