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Our MISSION is to tell better sex worker stories and our VISION is to change the stories people tell about sex workers. Because changing the story changes everything.

The Oldest Profession Podcast is an irreverent history that reminds listeners that sex workers have always been part of the story. A public history project, each episode of The Oldest Profession focuses on an “old pro” from history, contextualizing that figure in their own time and connecting their story to the ongoing struggle for sex worker rights.

Your host, Kaytlin Bailey, is a nationally touring stand up comic, notorious old pro, and sex worker rights advocate. She’s partnered with historian Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher and producer and audio engineer Marie Cecile Anderson to create an accessible and entertaining resource for anyone who wants to learn more about sex workers and our place in history. Original music by Danica Dora.

http://theoldestprofessionpodcast.com/

The Oldest Profession Old Pro Productions

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    • 4.7 • 182 Ratings

Our MISSION is to tell better sex worker stories and our VISION is to change the stories people tell about sex workers. Because changing the story changes everything.

The Oldest Profession Podcast is an irreverent history that reminds listeners that sex workers have always been part of the story. A public history project, each episode of The Oldest Profession focuses on an “old pro” from history, contextualizing that figure in their own time and connecting their story to the ongoing struggle for sex worker rights.

Your host, Kaytlin Bailey, is a nationally touring stand up comic, notorious old pro, and sex worker rights advocate. She’s partnered with historian Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher and producer and audio engineer Marie Cecile Anderson to create an accessible and entertaining resource for anyone who wants to learn more about sex workers and our place in history. Original music by Danica Dora.

http://theoldestprofessionpodcast.com/

    Part 2 - A Tribute to Margo St. James w/ Carol Leigh, Dolores French, and Norma Jean Almodovar

    Part 2 - A Tribute to Margo St. James w/ Carol Leigh, Dolores French, and Norma Jean Almodovar

    Margo St. James, who founded the prostitutes’ rights organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and later the St. James Infirmary, passed away this year on January 11, 2021. As a tribute to Margo, we have the great pleasure of speaking with living legends of the early sex worker rights movement, Carol Leigh Dolores French, author of Working: My Life as a Prostitute, and Norma Jean Almodovar

    To find out more please visit https://margostjames.com.

    • 41 min
    Part 1 - A Tribute to Margo St. James w/ Carol Leigh, Dolores French, and Norma Jean Almodovar

    Part 1 - A Tribute to Margo St. James w/ Carol Leigh, Dolores French, and Norma Jean Almodovar

    Margo St. James, who founded the prostitutes’ rights organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and later the St. James Infirmary, passed away this year on January 11, 2021. As a tribute to Margo, we have the great pleasure of speaking with living legends of the early sex worker rights movement, Carol Leigh Dolores French, author of Working: My Life as a Prostitute, and Norma Jean Almodovar

    To find out more please visit https://margostjames.com.

    • 44 min
    Old Pro Panel: Jack the Ripper's Victims

    Old Pro Panel: Jack the Ripper's Victims

    To conclude our series on Jack the Ripper's victims, our Old Pro historian Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher hosts a panel discussion with Charlotte, a spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) and AK Saini, a contributing author to We Too, as well as a sex worker and storyteller.

    • 54 min
    Tina Horn

    Tina Horn

    Recorded during the release of our series on Jack the Ripper's victims, Kaytlin and Dr. Fletcher had the great pleasure of speaking with Tina Horn. Tina is the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx (Safe Sex), the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to or creative directed numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and the feminist essay collections We Too and Believe Me. For more information, please visit https://tinahorn.net.

    • 1 hr
    Mary Jane: Jack the Ripper Victim

    Mary Jane: Jack the Ripper Victim

    This is the final episode of our series on the women murdered by Jack the Ripper. Mary Jane Kelly, generally considered the fifth and final victim, was found dead on November 9, 1888.

    • 21 min
    Kate: Jack the Ripper Victim

    Kate: Jack the Ripper Victim

    This is the fourth episode of our series on the women murdered by Jack the Ripper. Catherine Eddowes, also known as Kate (which is how we reference her) was found mutilated in the southernmost corner of Mitre Square on September 30, 1888.

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    • 34 min

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4.7 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

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Incredible context around sex & feminine power in our culture

I have gained so much from this brilliant podcast. I just finished listening to the series on Lilith, and my mind is blown. I’m going to be thinking about your brilliant commentary on Lilith, her story, and the way our culture treats feminine power for a long time.

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