What does the Joe Rogan/Spotify controversy have to do with the freaky things you do in the bedroom?
Surprisingly, A LOT!
This situation uncovered bigger issues regarding corporate control of information & influence over censorship. In 2022 posting about sexual health, LGBTQIA+ activism, or thirst traps online is risky due to SESTA FOSTA, bank restrictions, and impending legislation like Earn It. Discussions about structural inequity and/or content made by marginalized creators are suppressed by biased algorithms.
Indie podcasts & audio apps are among the last least censored mediums and a central hub for these kinds of discussions. How could one corporation’s aggressive ambition to dominate audio entertainment threaten that & more? How did Spotify become the largest podcast platform & what’s next? This episode is a wild ride taking you from Joe Rogansville all the way to your sexual freedom.
Guest Bio – Sunny Megatron
Sunny Megatron is an award-winning Kink & Certified Sexuality Educator, Certified Relationship Coach, and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts the AASECT Award winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast. In 2021 Sunny was named XBIZ Sexpert of the Year.
Known for her one-of-a-kind build-your-own-adventure approach to sex, kink & relationships, Sunny coined the BDSM community catch-phrase, Kink is Customizable™. In her sell-out workshops, her unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping others disarm shame and find their power through pleasure and play. Her first book, Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Adult Play is expected in late 2022.
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Episode 182 Links
- American Sex Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-sex/id1269884261
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- American Sex Podchaser https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/american-sex-548077/creators
- No Bullsh*t Intro to Kink workshop, Sunny Megatron/Sex Podcaiotive World 3/19/22 https://www.sexpositiveworld.org/event-details/a-no-bulls-it-intro-to-kink
- Spotify CEO says company won’t be “silencing” Joe Rogan
- Sunny’s Twitter threads/discussions on Rogan/Spotify https://twitter.com/SunnyMegatron/status/1490179339689758723 https://twitter.com/SunnyMegatron/status/1490100633067614210 https://twitter.com/SunnyMegatron/status/1490062826899226637
- Resistbot: Send an email to your legislators asking them to vote NO on the Earn It Act https://resist.bot/petitions/PVLKLV or OR TEXT SIGN PVLKLV TO 50409
- Earn It Act from The Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/02/its-back-senators-want-earn-it-bill-scan-all-online-messages
- Why sex workers are sounding the alarm on the EARN IT Act https://www.dailydot.com/irl/earn-it-act-sex-workers-sesta-fosta/
- Earn It Act Stanford Law: THE EARN IT ACT IS BACK, AND IT’S MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2022/02/earn-it-act-back-and-it%E2%80%99s-more-dangerous-ever
- Video Recap about Earn It Act https://twitter.com/NightShiftNyx/status/1490363717254631426
- ACLU roundup of current anti-trans & anti-LGBTQ+ bills https://www.aclu.org/legislation-affecting-lgbtq-rights-across-country
- Legislation proposing bans of LGBTQIA+, racial & other “divisive” topics discussed/taught in classrooms https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/heres-the-long-list-of-topics-republicans-want-banned-from-the-classroom/2022/02
- GOP pushes anti-LGBTQ+ legislation https://www.msnbc.com/zerlina/watch/gop-pushes-anti-lgbtq-legislation-132900421866
- Spotify’s next conquest: Audio Books https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211111006067/en/
- THE POLITICS OF SEX CENSORSHIP – EP 151 AMERICAN SEX PODCAST https://sunnymegatron.com/politics-of-sex-censorship/
- CENSORSHIP & SEX ON THE INTERNET – EP 148 https://sunnymegatron.com/sex-censorship-internet/
- ONLYFANS & THE MORALITY WAR WITH KITTY STRYKER – EP 166 AMERICAN SEX PODCAST https://sunnymegatron.com/onlyfans-ban-kitty-stryker/
- Kitty Stryker: SESTA/FOSTA, Consent & Juggalos – Ep 36 American Sex Podcast https://sunnymegatron.com/kitty-stryker-sesta-fosta-consent-juggalos/
- Wisconson Assembly Bill 411 & Senate Bill 411 https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2021/09/28/gop-passes-bills-ensuring-students-can-write-civics-papers-in-cursive-but-cant-discuss-race/
- Bill 411 Full list of proposed banned topics Addendum on page 3 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/lc/hearing_testimony_and_materials/2021/ab411/ab0411_2021_08_11.pdf
- Open Deeply Podcast http://opendeeplypodcast.com
- Sunny Megatron TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@sunnymegatron
- Ken’s charity DnD game Mondays 4pm-7pm PT https://www.twitch.tv/thunderpantsacademy
- American Sex Podcast Discord Community http://bit.ly/discordasp
- American Sex Podcast Patreon http://patreon.com/americansex
- Kink Academy Online BDSM Learning Library http://bit.ly/kinkacademy
- Sunny’s Free Kink Negotiation & Scene Planning Mini-Workbook https://sunnymegatron.gumroad.com/l/negotiationwb
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