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Deep in Osaka, Japan operate “host clubs,” essentially pricey bars where customers pay for the attention of well-groomed young men — and for the privilege of showering them with money and booze. Who patronizes such places? Documentarian Jake Clennell immerses himself in host-club culture, talking to masters of the host-boy craft to find out the surprising and startlingly logical truth.




Our cardinal show, wherein we talk about out-to-roost J-pop stars, wushu, and 80’s mix-tapes.