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During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a different story. The powerful stigma against sex work was always lurking just beneath the surface, until it threatened to tear apart the whole company. Hosted by Tina Horn (Why Are People Into That?), OPERATOR is an eight-part series...
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4.4 stars from 850 ratings
Binged it!!!
What an interesting history of sex work and the innovation of technology in the U.S.
rustyespio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/22
Should be on tv
This needs to be a show on Netflix exec produced by Jenji Kohan. Really interesting and nostalgic.
Winspear via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/22/22
This was good!! Great insight to a world I’ve never been involved in but saw first hand the ads on Tv as a teen and always “wondered” what the reality of that world was about.
Mezzles21 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/17/22
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