NPR logo
The World's Oldest Male Stripper
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1317390/1317792" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The World's Oldest Male Stripper

U.S.

The World's Oldest Male Stripper

Bernie Barker Takes Stage, Armed with G-String and a Smile

The World's Oldest Male Stripper
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1317390/1317792" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Bernie Barker

When he entered his first male strip contest, Bernie Barker says, "I just walked out there with a smile -- and very little else on." Colby Katz hide caption

toggle caption Colby Katz

Bernie Barker, a retired nuclear engineer, was 60 when he launched his new career: dancing for women. Guinness World Records has since recognized him as the oldest male stripper. Hear his story on Morning Edition.

"I can't be 25," Barker says. "I don't look 25, but I try to come across as more genuine, more friendly."

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.