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We started our podcast in October to give a policy and academic examination of human trafficking.

We started our podcast in October to give a policy and academic examination of human trafficking.
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We started our podcast in October to give a policy and academic examination of human trafficking.

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English


Episodes

A Visit to Evergreen and Whitney Plantation

9/23/2018
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Seth discusses his recent visit to Evergreen Plantation and Whitney Plantation. Evergreen is the most intact plantation in the South, which includes 22 slave cabins in their original positions. The nearby Whitney Plantation opened as a slavery museum in 2014 that includes memorials to the slaves of the plantation and to enslaved babies that died in the county. Whitney also integrates slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project. Sources: Evergreen Plantation Whitney Plantation The U.S....

Duration:00:37:42

An Anti-Trafficking Movie Without Trafficking?

9/16/2018
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Seth and JJ review A Child's Voice, a movie involving satanic ritual abuse that's supposed to be about human trafficking, but that fails to actually portray human trafficking, has an awful script, and has an affinity for bowl cuts. JJ gives some examples of missed opportunities where this movie could have portrayed human trafficking. They also talk about a few anti-trafficking movies they like, and talk briefly about some other TV shows and movies that have covered the topic. Sources: A...

Duration:00:40:45

Apple and Foxconn in China

9/9/2018
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Seth and JJ look into the labor and safety concerns at the factories of Apple's primary supplier, Foxconn, in China. After giving a high-level view of Apple and Foxconn, they dive into their problems with Excessive Overtime, Suicides, Low Wages, Illegal Student Labor, Riots, Strikes, and Hazardous Environments. While recognizing that Apple puts a lot of effort into their corporate social responsibility efforts, Seth makes the case that Apple can and should do more. Sources: Ground broken...

Duration:01:15:13

Trafficking of Native Americans Today

9/2/2018
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JJ gives an overview of the trafficking of Native Americans today, and how marginalization and vulnerabilities factor in, with particular focus on sexual violence and sex trafficking. Sources: Human Trafficking (Including Sex Trafficking) of American Indians and Alaska Natives, US Department of Justice Trafficking in Tribal Nations: the impact of sex trafficking on Native Americans, Human Trafficking Search “The Devastating Impact of Human Trafficking of Native Women on Indian Reservations”,...

Duration:00:24:01

Canada’s First Nations and Human Trafficking

8/25/2018
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In part two of our series on indigenous communities and human trafficking, JJ and Seth dive into the reality of historic slavery and current trafficking of First Nations people in Canada. We continue to discuss the eraser of First Nations victims, and the lack of data and public attention. Sources: First Nations People in Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada First Nations, Wikipedia John Evans Study Committee, University of Denver Democratic Individuality, Alan Gilbert Slavery in...

Duration:00:38:54

Indigenous Australians and Human Trafficking

8/12/2018
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What is the experience of indigenous Australians (the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) with human trafficking? Seth and JJ give some historical context, then JJ gives an overview of the types of slavery experienced by indigenous Australians in the past and present, and discusses vulnerabilities of these populations that are sometimes invisible. Sources: Australia's History, Tourism Australia Australia - History, Encyclopedia Britannica Indigenous Australians, Wikipedia...

Duration:00:49:22

Frequently Asked Questions About Human Trafficking

7/15/2018
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Seth and JJ tackle frequently asked questions people have about human trafficking. 1. How is human trafficking different from migrant smuggling? https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/fs/2017/272005.htm https://ctip.defense.gov/Portals/12/Documents/HSTC_Human%20Trafficking%20vs.%20Human%20Smuggling%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf?ver=2016-07-14-145555-320 http://www.globalmigrationgroup.org/theme/migrant-smuggling-and-trafficking-persons 2. Is there a difference between human trafficking and slavery?...

Duration:01:15:48

US Border Policy: What’s Different? What’s Legal?

7/9/2018
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Seth and JJ discuss the recent situation at the US-Mexico border. After discussing how asylum works, they go into the policy changes, which include prosecuting all crossers, separating all children, making asylees apply at a port of entry, and slowing down case management at ports. They look at relevant laws, 8 U.S. Code § 1325 , 1158, 1225, as well as the Flores agreement and question the legal basis of the Trump administration's position. JJ finishes by discussing the 2018 TIP Report's...

Duration:01:40:28

And Life Continues with Wendy Barnes

7/1/2018
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This week, Seth and JJ interview Wendy Barnes—a speaker, trainer, consultant, and author on human trafficking…who also happens to be a survivor of human trafficking. In this weeks interview, Seth and JJ discuss Wendy's amazing book And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom (available on amazon), her life, the services available to trafficking survivors, and what academics and responders can do to better serve survivors and those currently held in bondage. Sources: And...

Duration:01:26:47

Of True Crime and Trafficking

6/24/2018
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With the rise of true crime podcasts, documentaries, and television shows (hey, murderinos!), JJ (who is also crime obsessed) can't help but wonder—why hasn't human trafficking been taken up by the true crime community? This week, Seth and JJ discuss why studying killers can be helpful to those who study trafficking, how the true crime community can help, and the legal differences between trafficking and other crimes like kidnapping. JJ also weirds out Seth with her love of murder. Sources:...

Duration:00:49:58

Challenges of Using Software to Fight Human Trafficking

5/6/2018
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Seth and JJ talk about the challenges of using software to fight human trafficking, most notably on the Internet. Software tools like MEMEX and those produced by Thorn are essential in making connections across many forms of data, but algorithms can only do so much, and false positives and false negatives can occur. Sex and labor trafficking require different software approaches. Software targeting sex traffickers can analyze ads and forum postings across the web. Assessments and audits of...

Duration:00:37:25

Backpage.com and FOSTA

4/16/2018
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President Trump signed FOSTA into law on April 11, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. Seth and JJ discuss the story of Backpage.com, and how it led to FOSTA being passed. Survivors have advocated for and against the law. While it has potential to be a useful tool against traffickers, there are concerns about how it may negative impact sex workers and free speech, due to ambiguous language and focusing on both sex trafficking and prostitution. Sources:...

Duration:01:07:50

Gun Trafficking

3/11/2018
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Guest Kyleanne Hunter​ of VetsForGunReform joins Seth and JJ to discuss how gun trafficking, drug trafficking, and human trafficking are linked via transnational criminal organizations, cartels, and gangs. They look at how guns are used as currency in illicit markets internationally, which is aided by lax guns law in the US. Lastly, they talk about the challenges of researching and discussing mitigation from a national security perspective. Sources: Kyleanne Hunter​ Kyleanne Hunter,...

Duration:00:58:24

Unaccompanied Alien Children in the TVPA

2/25/2018
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Seth and JJ explain the UAC law within the TVPA, along with the the challenges faced by the children and the US government in trying to manage the situation. The story of unaccompanied alien children isn't just what happens when they arrive at our border and possibly enter our county. It's what happens when they are turned away. It's about the journey there, and possibly back again. It's what can happen along the way. How we treat children at our borders makes a statement. It can't be just...

Duration:00:42:19

The Business of Human Smuggling

2/18/2018
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Seth and JJ talk about human smuggling as a business operation and explain how human smuggling is different from human trafficking. Who are the people involved in the business of human smuggling? How do people pay for smuggling and how much does it cost? How are people vulnerable in the smuggling process? Seth shares of few of his precarious experiences while transiting to Cambodia. JJ talks about snakeheads in China, including the infamous Sister Ping. Sources: Tinti, Peter and Tuesday...

Duration:00:53:37

Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking

2/11/2018
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Leanne McCallum, Task Force Coordinator for the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, and Human Trafficking Center alum, joins Seth and JJ to talk about services available to survivors of human trafficking, some challenges survivors have in navigating services, and how service providers are collaborating in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force Photo: Pixabay

Duration:00:53:37

Stigma, Erotic Service Provision, and the Consenting

2/4/2018
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Erotic service provider and adult play specialist Domina Elle on erotic service, decriminalization verses legalization, and the way the modern trafficking movement forgets or mischaracterizes consensual workers.

Duration:01:19:21

Human Trafficking Prevention Month with Expired TPVA

1/21/2018
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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has expired. Seth and JJ talkd about how the Trump administration and a GOP Congress failed to reauthorize the TVPA, which means funding for many programs ended in 2017. Despite early indications that the Trump administration may prioritize anti-trafficking efforts, actions prove otherwise. Further, Homeland Security has further emphasized a Prosecution approach to...

Duration:00:36:48

No Country is a Shithole

1/14/2018
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President Donald Trump reportedly questioned, “Why do we need more Haitians?” and “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” in a meeting on Thursday, January 11th. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss what happened at the meeting, and how this will have a negative impact on international relations, as well as human trafficking. The Trump administration's position on immigration is problematic even if Trump didn't say everything attributed to him, and a...

Duration:00:41:53

Slave Labor in the Production of Children’s Toys

12/23/2017
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With Christmas around the corner, hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone talk about slave and exploitive labor in the supply chain for children's toys, and how to research for toys with clear supply chains. JJ gives a few recommendations and explains how to search on EthicalConsumer.org. Sources: http://cutv.ws/documentary/watch-online/play/10486/Santa-s-Workshop https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/toys-from-abusive-chinese_b_6367122.html...

Duration:00:41:01