The Pornhub Podcast with Asa Akira
The Pornhub Podcast with Asa Akira
The Pornhub Podcast with Asa Akira
Join author, poet, and recipient of two penises in her butt (at the same time) Asa Akira as she is joined by both her porno and non-porno friends. They discuss all things pop culture, sex, and feelings.
Cameron Bess: Pansexual Furry Astronaut
Today’s guest is Cameron Bess, AKA Meeps Kitten. He is a Furry, he is pansexual, and he is an ASTRONAUT. Yes, you read that right - he is the first pansexual person and the first Furry - that we know of - to go to space! This episode is kind of hilarious because it’s almost like two separate interviews - obviously first things first, I had a million questions about his experience as a furry. What IS a furry? Is it always a sexual thing? Whats the sexiest animal? Do the furry suits always stay on during sex? I ALSO had some questions about going to space. What was the whole experience like? What does zero gravity feel like? Cameron is maybe the first astronaut I’ve ever spoken to in my life, and he was gracious enough to get into everything I brought up, and he was just so cool - I'm so thankful he shared his insights with us.
Jan 4
1 hr 40 min
Sean Baker, Director of Red Rocket: On Suitcase Pimps and Anti-heroes
Today’s guest is Sean Baker, director of The Florida Project, Tangerine, Starlet, and most recently, Red Rocket. Red Rocket is a movie about a retired male pornstar (played by Simon Rex) who has returned to his small hometown - and it's literally the best movie I have ever seen about our industry, ever. You MUST go watch it immediately. I talked to Sean about what it was like to shoot a movie about porn, what it was like to shoot a movie during covid, and what it was like to shoot on film rather than digital. We talked about why he always makes movies about the unconventional, grittier side of life. We discussed open-ended endings, finding actors in unlikely places, and we talked about unlikable characters and what makes them likable. This was a really enlightening conversation and I learned so much about the OTHER side of Hollywood and how a mainstream movie is made. Oh also, we talked a lot about porn. Obviously. Enjoy!
Dec 23, 2021
1 hr 17 min
Leo Vice: Asian Male Pornstar
Leo Vice was working a regular 9-5 in the corporate world, before entering the porn industry in his mid 30s - becoming one of the very few mainstream Asian male pornstars in the US. Why are there so few Asian men in porn? Why are there barely any in media in the US in general? What is “pretty privilege?” Is “paying your dues” in porn via blowbangs a thing of the past? Do all male performers take performance enhancing drugs? It was interesting for me to talk to someone who was BRAND new in the business, I feel like I haven’t done that in a while and it made me remember the excitement that comes with starting a career in porn. Also… Leo tells me the story of when we first met. Which I have zero recollection of.
Dec 6, 2021
1 hr 24 min
Robin Tran Does Not Want to be Your Trans Hero
Robin Tran just emerged from a lifelong depression, and her career EXPLODED during the pandemic. She’s my favorite person I’ve met recently; She’s hilarious, smart as fuck, irreverent yet profound, cocky yet devastatingly introspective, and has so many of the strangest obsessions yet is oddly… one of the most relatable people I have ever come across. I feel like I discovered her comedy and within a week she was just everywhere I turned. Needless to say, I HAD to interview her. She was gracious enough to dive into any and every topic that came up. I laughed SO MUCH throughout this interview, Robin is the kind of girl I walked away from the interview feeling like… I’m desperate to be her friend. We hit so many topics: Are we five years away from a gay pro wrestling storyline? What does a manic episode look like when you’re bipolar - does it feel amazing? Is this the greatest time to be in comedy for a nerd? What is an Asian person through the “white gaze?” Is it possible to be a good comic without overcoming obstacles? What was it like to come out as transgender as a public figure? Have porn and comedy changed forever since the pandemic? Is it possible to have a career in comedy without standup? Whats the difference between sadness and depression? Are human beings capable of being logical, or are we inherently illogical? Also: similarities between stand up and stripping. Also also: major Eminem rant included.
Nov 16, 2021
1 hr 30 min
Trip Richards: TRIPLE X TRANSMAN
Our guest today is the one and only Trip Richards, aka Triple X Transman. How can one have a career in porn without shooting for mainstream studios? Is activism a privilege, are trans sex workers “activists” simply by existing? Can it be minimizing to say gender is a social construct? Why is so much “queer” porn made for the straight male gaze? Is bottoming secretly the most dominant thing, or is topping the most submissive thing - or both?? Is there room for mainstream porn studios to be a part of this new age of self-produced porn? And: Why do cat people so often have multiple cats?
Mar 14, 2021
1 hr 34 min
Kira Noir: Pornhub's Newest Brand Ambassador!
It's my honor to welcome Kira Noir to the team as Pornhub's newest brand ambassador! What does that even mean, what does a brand ambassador do? Is there ever a point in porn where we feel like we've "made it?" What is the perfect amount of fame? If we could see any celebrity's penis or vagina, who we would choose? Are things in porn very different now, compared to 10 years ago? Is "tokenization" good or bad? Why are there so few lesbians in porn? Also, is how much of a nerd IS Kira after all?
Feb 8, 2021
1 hr 16 min
Owen Gray: Who is Owen Gray??
He’s one of the most popular male pornstars in the world; but who actually IS Owen Gray? Despite being one of the most searched-for people on Pornhub, there are very few interviews out there with him. He’s definitely not your conventional pornstar… Does he know he’s one of the most famous pornstars ever? What’s up with the crazy scars all over his body? Why is there so little information out there about him as a real person? How does one… LIKE pain?? Why is it kind of gross when a guy defines himself as A DOM? What kind of romantic partner is Owen? Plus: the Ups and Downs of shooting gang bangs.
Nov 10, 2020
1 hr 24 min
Maitland Ward: From Disney to Porn
You might know today's guest from her 12 years on Disney's Boy Meets World. Or, you might know her from porn - in the few years she's been in our industry, she's made a huge splash, mainly as studio Deeper's contract star. Maitland's story is unlike any other "celebrity porno" story you've heard before - rather than a "leaked" sex tape or some regretful, desperate decision they later shun and use to further shame the adult industry, Maitland intentionally got into porn to further explore her sexuality, make art, and live her life on her own own authentic terms. How DOES one transition from Disney to Porn? Does one industry treat its performers better than the other? Are there many sexual predators in mainstream productions with child actors? What is a porn set like these days, in the age of Corona? Plus: Is Meryl Streep's porno debut the obvious next move?? PS I am very sorry for the atrocious audio today, which is even worse than usual. It'll be fixed by the next episode.
Oct 11, 2020
1 hr 6 min
Jet Setting Jasmine: PORN, FETISHES, THERAPY, and LOVE
This is probably one of my favorite episodes ever. Aside from pornstar she’s a therapist, sex educator, fetish expert, and mom. What makes a fetish ... a fetish? How do we decide what’s unethical? Can a polyamorous person be in a relationship with a monogamous person, or is it doomed? What’s the psychology behind scat play? How do we best talk to our kids about porn - whether we are in it, or consume it? How can we unlearn all the shame we were taught around sex?!?! Also: WHATS THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS???!!! (Jasmine gives us a real answer.)
Sep 27, 2020
1 hr 24 min
Diego Sans: My Number One Porno Crush of All Time!!!
Not only one of the TOP gay pornstars of all time but also My NUMBER ONE PORNO CRUSH OF ALL TIME Diego Sans is the latest Pornhub Podcast guest and I was SO NERVOUS HOLY SHIT. But let me tell you something - talking to him DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Diego is funny, kind, gracious, and totally overlooked my creepiness for the sake of the conversation. Is his sister in movies with him??? Why can’t straight people hook up the way gay dudes do? Are there many “gay for pay” performers in gay porn? How are we so uneducated when it comes to HIV and STIs? Is the world very different for extremely handsome men? How much fucking is happening in the men’s gym locker room? Also: Why hasn’t Diego ever done bareback? Also also: Diego reveals a big secret to us. (Clue: what is one thing he has always hidden from the camera?) Also Also Also please bear with me (bare with me?) for the first portion of the interview - I swear once you get through the part where I’m giggling like a schoolgirl and being super cringe-y, the conversation gets really good.
Sep 3, 2020
1 hr 23 min
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