The Chippendales Murder w/Jay Bharathan


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Somen Banerjee was a classic American success story — in founding Chippendales, the male stripper troupe, he tapped into a brand new market for exotic dancing that had previously catered only to men. But when the competition showed up, things got ugly, as Banerjee threatened to burn down clubs that booked rival acts, and eventually had a partner-turned competitor murdered. Culture Editor Jay Bharathan takes us through a story that has everything—incompetent criminals, male strippers, and a darkly absurd tale of murder!

After this episode we'll be taking two weeks off, but will return in the New Year with Season 2 of Why Is This Not a Movie?

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