51 episodes

My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.

Stripcast: True Stories from a Stripper with a PhD Lux ATL

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.6 • 122 Ratings

My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.

    052: A Great Many Things

    052: A Great Many Things

    What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD.
    Today's episode explores the secrets we keep locked behind the door we call a smile. Today's episode is about my ancestors, the women who came before me, and the legends we've built in their wake. Today's story—is about you, in all your complex multiplicity.
    There are a great many things about these women that we do not know. But in the end, the truth comes out.
    This is the final episode of Stripcast. I’ll sure miss you guys.
    You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl.
    If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

    • 22 min
    051: Dear Strippers

    051: Dear Strippers

    What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. There's only one more episode left after this one.
    Today’s episode is a letter to other strippers—dancers the world abroad, as well as certain special friends I've worked with. Today’s episode is dedicated to you, my sisters in heels.
    You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl.
    If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

    • 21 min
    050: Let me Dance for You

    050: Let me Dance for You

    What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD.
    I have been on a break for a  month, touring Australia and New Zealand.
    Now I'm home, and ready to finish out this whole podcast series!
    Today’s episode is about performativity, complexity, and having two different universes going on in one life. Today’s episode intersperses diary entries from the ending of my stripping career with customer interactions taking place at the same time.
    You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl.
    If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

    • 24 min
    049: Falling in Love

    049: Falling in Love

    What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD.
    Today’s episode is about falling in love with two very different men.
    You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl.
    If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

    • 24 min
    048: Who Mans the Panopticon

    048: Who Mans the Panopticon

    I’ve talked a lot about stripping and falling in and out of love with sex work, but I haven’t talked a lot about my time falling in and out of love with professional intellectualism--so today, I want to talk about that.
    Today's episode is about the first time when I quit my life as a full-time stripper to commit myself to a "respectable" life, dove into scholarship, and brought my punk-rock, stargazer boyfriend along for a ride—a ride that may not have been the one he signed up for.
    You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl.
    If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

    • 17 min
    047: Whores Get What Whores Deserve

    047: Whores Get What Whores Deserve

    Today’s episode takes a walk through my earliest days stripping when I was learning to harness the power of all of the evil epithets that have been slung at me my whole life.
    Whores get what whores deserve, so I’m about to show you just what a whore can get.
    You can connect with Lux on Facebook at facebook.com/lux.atl or follow Lux on Instagram @lux_atl.
    If you enjoyed these true stories from a stripper with a PhD, feel free to share or leave a review on iTunes. You can learn more about Lux ATL and subscribe to her newsletter at LuxATLSpellBook.com

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

maggieneuman ,

Definitely my cup of tea.

As a former stripper this podcast speaks to my soul. Not for everyone but all the more reason why I like it. Smart, artistic, emotional, raw.

GitanaRose ,

Down to earth

She’s real, authentic, and provides a different perspective in various different avenues of life. Love it!

Chicanita gordis ,

Hoocked

Exotic dancer is very open about moving through as a woman. Good, bad, awful experiences. I like this podcast! Thanks Lux

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