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54: The Mekong Club, Feat. Matt Friedman

Did you know which products you use everyday are tainted by slavery and which aren’t? In today’s age, 60% of forced labor is associated with supply chains. To shed more light on this, we are joined by Matt Friedman, Founder and CEO of The Mekong Club,…

51: A Change is Brewing Feat. Equal Exchange

We always love to highlight organizations that value people over profit, and there’s no better way to do that than inviting Kristen King, an Organizer for , which has been a leading pioneer in fair-trade productions and ethical production for the past…

42: Changing Your Legacy, Feat. John Turnipseed

A first for our podcast, we’ll hear the incredible story of how , a former pimp, drug dealer and gang leader of the most notorious gang in Minnesota was transformed into a community leader, pastor, speaker and agent for change. John unpacks how…

46: Building Your Network, Feat. Kara Doan

Today’s episode highlights the importance of building a network of advocacy as an intrinsic part of restorative justice. To answer this we asked Kara Doan, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer of – an organization that provides trafficked victims…

45: Finding Your Calling, Feat. Adri Neitzke

Today we chat with Adri Neitzke, Founder of Trafficking Justice and now Law Enforcement Officer in Nevada.  Adri tells us the story of how her experiences with trafficking abroad became the origins for Minnesota nonprofit Trafficking Justice. She…

Coming Full Circle, Feat. Jennifer Lyons

Today we interview Jennifer Lyons, Shelter Coordinator for Bridge to Hope, whose unique background has allowed her to walk through several parts of the trafficking journey.  Listen as Jennifer shares how her own experience as a trafficking…

42: The Trafficking Trap

Traffickers across the nation are cherry picking victims from prisons and jails with incredible ease and often never getting caught. Why? Hosts John Pulley and Cat Jacoby highlight “The Trap” an investigative documentary by The Guardian, which delves…

41: Raising PEARLS Feat. Genise Hope

Today’s episode features Genise Hope, author, foster mom and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. She shares about her book (Prepared, Empowered, Armored, Restored, Loved & Secure Children) and how to best utilize it when talking to your kids…

What We’re Grateful For: A Year in Review

This episode is both a past look at some of our favorite highlights and moments from the past year, and an exciting look towards some future developments, including sneak peaks of our new weekly video series and a new toolkit entitled “The Faces of…

Ending the Game Feat. Rachel Thomas

Today’s episode features guest Rachel Thomas, an author, speaker, educator, survivor of trafficking and member of the National Advisory Council of Human Trafficking. Rachel shares some highlights from the The President’s Interagency Task Force to…

Brain Heart World Documentary

As part of Fight the New Drug’s campaign #NoPornNovember we wanted to highlight their FREE 3-part series which unpacks porn’s effect on the brain, heart, and world. The series does a great job of explaining the science behind porn addiction, and…

Shut Down Pornhub! Feat. Helen Taylor

Today’s episode shines light on the global entity of Pornhub – the largest purveyor of user-generated porn in the world. Helen Taylor, Director of Outreach and Intervention for Exodus Cry, unpacks the problems with the site, which has been under fire…

The Pathway Forward, Feat. Lisa Heth

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, we’re honored to have Lisa Heth who is the Executive director for Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc.  (Helping Families) a domestic violence shelter on the Crow Creek reservation and Founder of Pathfinder Center, a place…

The Lepers of Today Feat. Amanda Casey

Join us for this episode which features frank and open dialogue with former sex buyer John Pulley and Amanda Casey, sex trafficking survivor, and Survivor Advocate for both Fierce Freedom and as they discuss their personal experiences in the church….

Impact over Profit. Feat: Alisha Siemens

For today’s episode, we chatted with Alisha Siemens, CEO and Co-Founder of , a clothing company who is prioritizing sustainable impact over profit.  Alisha shares her company’s ethos to empower and employ the most vulnerable and survivors of…

How Many Slaves Work for You? Feat. Aaron Brice

Without looking, do you what country the shirt you are wearing is from? The average American now generates 82 pounds of textile waste each year and yet we are so disconnected from who is making our clothing, which is often produced by means of forced…

Victors Not Victims Feat. Jeremy Kraus

As part of our series linking international trafficking with the domestic, we invited special guest Jeremy Kraus, Co-Founder, President and Chief Development Officer of Thrive Rescue. Jeremy shares about his calling to the streets of Pattaya Thailand,…

The Bitter Truth Behind Sugaring

For today’s minisode hosts John Pulley and Cat Jacoby will spill the tea on “sugaring” a hugely popular trend that involves one partner (sugar daddy) financially supporting the other (sugar baby), often in the form of cash, gifts or trips.  We’ll…