To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
Phil Harvey gives away tens of millions of dollars
every year to fight AIDS and promote family planning in such places
as India, Brazil, Vietnam and Ethiopia. Where does the money come
from? Harvey runs the largest mail-order erotica business in the
world. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the
man dubbed "the hard-core philanthropist." Also, a female
anthropologist who became a stripper to understand male fantasies.
In 1999 writer Leif Ueland was invited to
ride the Playboy bus as it cris-crossed America in search of "Miss
Millennium." He tells Anne Strainchamps what it was like
for the son of feminists to make such a journey. His book is "Accidental
Playboy: Caught in the Ultimate Male Fantasy." Also, Philip
Harvey is the owner of Adam & Eve, the world's largest
adult-only mail order business. He's also founder and executive
director of DKT International, an international family planning
organization. Harvey tells Jim Fleming about using the profits
from his porn business to underwrite his philanthropy. And, a
brief dramatized snippet from Olivia Judson and her book
"Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation."
Katherine Frank is an anthropologist who
worked in a strip club to gather material for her book "G-Strings
and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire." Frank
tells Steve Paulson who goes to strip clubs and what they're looking
for. We also hear readings from her interviews with patrons. And
more advice from Dr. Tatiana.
We hear a bit of James Joyce's Molly Bloom to remind
us of a woman's take on sexual desire, then meet Jane Juska.
She's a retired high school English teacher who tells Anne Strainchamps
why, at the age of 66, she took out an ad in the NY Review of
Books looking for as many sexual partners as possible. She tells
her story in a book called "A Round-Heeled Woman." And
a final bit of advice from Dr. Tatiana.
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 03-11-16-A.
- Katherine Frank, G-Strings
and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire (Duke Press)
- Phil Harvey, The Government vs. Erotica:
The Siege of Adam & Eve (Prometheus Books)
- Phil Harvey, Let Every Child Be Wanted:
How Social Marketing is Revolutionizing Contraceptive Use Around
the World (Auburn House)
- Olivia Judson, Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice
to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology
of Sex (Metropolitan Books)
- Jane Juska, A Round-heeled Woman: My Late-Life
Adventures in Sex and Romance (Villard)
- Leif Ueland, Accidental Playboy: Caught
in the Ultimate Male Fantasy (Warner Books)
- Soundtrack to Fotomodelle. Piero
- Soudtrack to Dirty Boy. Gert
Wilden and Orchestra. 1968.
- Soundtrack to Behind the Green
- Soundtrack to Debbie Does Dallas.
- Soundtrack to Red Shoe Diaries.
- Soundtrack to Les Hirondelles.
Luigee Trademarq. 2000.
- Soundtrack to Candy Cottage.
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