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Dave Chappelle attacks again; Modern Whore interview

Plus: Spider-man turns 20 and reactions to Roe vs. Wade


Andrea Werhun and Nicole Bazuin discuss Modern Whore, and Steph and Rad discuss Spider-Man and when Dave Chappelle attacks

Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage when finishing off a set at the Netflix Is A Joke festival in Los Angeles. While his security was pounding on the armed attacker, Isaiah Lee, Chappelle made yet another horrifying joke targeting the trans community.

On the NOW What podcast, we discuss Chappelle’s offending behaviour; reactions to a leak revealing that the US Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs. Wade, opening the door for lawmakers to legislate people’s bodies; and on a much lighter note the 20th anniversary of Spider-Man.

Author Andrea Werhun and photographer Nicole Bazuin discuss expanding the sex work memoir Modern Whore with stories from a Toronto strip club and even more stunning imagery. Plus, Stephanie and Rad get into the 20th anniversary of Spider-Man, the trans joke Dave Chappelle made after being attacked on stage and reactions to a leak revealing that the US Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs. Wade.

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(1:15) Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man turns 20

Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is going to make about $100 million at the North American box office this weekend. 20 years ago, another Sam Raimi movie that much money and broke the box movies. Spider-Man was the first movie ever to make nine figures at the North American box, its behemoth success leading the comic book renaissance.

(4:30) Dave Chappelle attacked onstage

A man tackled Dave Chappelle while he was finishing off a set at the Netflix Is A Joke festival. The comedian then made another joke directed at the trans community as violence was being committed behind him.

(12:55) Roe vs. Wade

Steph shares a personal story reacting to a leak revealing that the US Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs. Wade, which protects people’s rights to an abortion.

(24:55) Spotlight Interview

Author Andrea Werhun and photographer Nicole Bazuin discuss balancing serious issues with playful titillation in the “engorged” edition of their sex work memoir Modern Whore, which now adds experiences at a Toronto strip club and doing advocacy work on “the stroll.”

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