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The OnlyFans Debacle

Why a website famous for sexual content decided to ban sexual content.


Episode Notes

OnlyFans, a website famous for empowering sex workers, decided to ban, and then unban, sexual content. According to Charlotte Shane, sex workers find this story all too familiar.

Guest: Charlotte Shane, co-founder of the TigerBee Press and author of the memoir Prostitute Laundry.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.