December 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
aella, hanukkah, intercultural understanding, julie bindel, religion, sex work
Jesse relates the story of Hanukkah to Katie. Then Jesse makes a fun announcement and an angry announcement. Then the hosts throw to a lengthy interview they did with Aella (@aella_girl on Twitter), a sex worker, OnlyFans one-percenter, and occasional rationalist provocateur who has lived a very interesting life. They talk about drugs and sex and life and online controversy. Plus, Julie Bindel pops in to raise issues with certain contemporary understandings of sex work.
Are You Woke Enough To Pay For A Sex Worker? Also: What's The Matter With Meghan Daum? (Featuring Meghan Daum)
April 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 secs
class, coronavirus, meghan daum, mel magazine, sex work, sex work decriminalization
After the pod gets off to yet another rough start thanks to a vicious anti-bread tirade Katie levels at Jesse, the cohosts discuss "Why Won't Woke Boys Pay For Sex?," the MEL Magazine article that lit Twitter on fire last week: Is Progressive Sex-Worker Discourse in line with most people's intuitions about the nature of prostitution? Then the cohosts move on to "I Left New York for Greener Pastures — and a Puppy," a controversial Meghan Daum article in GEN. Soon they are joined by a special guest, who may or may not be Meghan herself (yes, it is her).