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EP 022 with Michelle Larissa

In this episode, we have a conversation with Michelle Larissa, an ex-stripper from Alaska turned award-winning weed chef. We talk about the time Michelle saw a donkey show in Mexico, how she became a stripper at 18 and made $2,700 in two hours her first day on the job, the difference between the Alaska strip club scene in the 90s versus today, reasons people go to the strip club, pregnant strippers, and the history of The Showboat strip club and its owner Terry Stahlman. We also discuss strip club culture—how it used to be niche, but now it's normalized.

With guest host Jered Mayer, whose stepdad, Terry Stahlman, owned The Showboat.