Episode 3: The Baths

Season 5, Ep. 3

Episode 3: A debate rages in San Francisco over whether or not to close the city’s famous bathhouses, as government officials and gay rights advocates weigh the implications for civil liberties and public health. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at

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