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February 28, 1997

Three Women and the Sex Industry

A few months ago, radio producer Sandy Tolan was supposed to do a documentary about strippers with an aspiring writer — and stripper — named Susan. A few days before they were to begin working together, Susan disappeared, presumed dead.

Prologue

Host Ira Glass with Sarah, who did phone sex and nude dancing. (5 minutes)
Act One

Susan

Sandy Tolan interviewed Susan's friends and family to make an unusual and powerful documentary about who she was and about the world she inhabited. (30 minutes)
Act Two

Striptease

A story by therapist Lauren Slater about a case she had with a tough man obsessed with porn and how he changed. (23 minutes)