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Chippendales uncovered, plus revisiting the highlights from the early 2000s

By Charlotte Runcie   May 2021

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Welcome to Your Fantasy

You may know Chippendales as muscled, oiled-up 1980s beefcakes, but this fascinating podcast about the sensation of the super-successful male strip show reveals that there’s so much more to the story. The podcast goes behind the history of Chippendales, and how the brand’s cheesy reputation masks a story that includes corruption, murder, drugs, arson and the heady days of the American nightclub scene in the 1980s. It’s a compelling social history, as well as a much-needed, invigorating refresh of the true crime podcast format.

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