Stripcast: True Stories from a Stripper with a PhD
Stripcast: True Stories from a Stripper with a PhD
Lux ATL
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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
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
May 31, 2017
22 min
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
May 24, 2017
21 min
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
May 17, 2017
24 min
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
Mar 29, 2017
24 min
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
Mar 22, 2017
17 min
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
Mar 15, 2017
19 min
046: A Hustler Never Dies
What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how this story ends--it’s really bigger than quitting stripping, isn't it. I was a stripper my whole life, and I’m not that anymore. Sometimes as you grow, on the one hand you’re excited, but on the other hand, you mourn the loss of who you used to be. This episode is about mourning that loss, and realizing: maybe not all is lost, after all. 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
Feb 22, 2017
16 min
045: Pages From the Diaries of My Youth
What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. I have kept diaries since I was five years old. I have 30 years of content. I always thought someday I would be famous. Well, I don’t know how famous I am, but I thought you might want to hear some of the entries from my youth. So that is what I’m going to do today. As painful and embarrassing as it is. I am going to share from the diaries of my youth. 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
Feb 15, 2017
19 min
044: Trespasser
What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Today’s episode is about a topic that people don’t often like to talk about. That topic is race.   Today’s episode is about a life long process that needs examination no matter how imperfect or incomplete. This episode is about times, when I guess…I’ve trespassed. 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    
Feb 8, 2017
14 min
043: My Mother's Story
What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Stripcast: True Stories From a Stripper With a PhD. Stripcast has been my story. However, my story is a legacy, the culmination of an inheritance. So today, I'm going to share my mother's story—at least as small glimpse, anyway. I don’t know everything about her. Like she always told me when I was growing up, "I had a whole big life before you." However, I do know a few things..... 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
Feb 1, 2017
19 min
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