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Let's Talk Trafficking

Let's Talk Trafficking

By Sneha, Sriya, Aashna

This bimonthly podcast hosted by Sneha Nadella, Sriya Dommaraju, and Aashna Mangal focuses on the intricate and unseen aspects of the lucrative Human Trafficking industry. Through discussions, interviews, and breakdowns of current events, this podcast strives to address current efforts being pursued by activists in the anti-trafficking movement and encourages more educated voices in understanding modern day slavery.
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Season 1: The Legalities of Labor Trafficking (ft. Martina Vandenberg)

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Teen Trafficking
Teen Trafficking
In this episode, the hosts dive into three teenage human trafficking cases that have occurred recently within the United States. 
19:20
June 01, 2022
Human Trafficking Cases
Human Trafficking Cases
In the episode, Aashna, Sriya, and Sneha dive into four human trafficking cases and discuss each in depth.
21:47
December 29, 2021
Season 2: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Season 2: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
In this episode, Aashna, Sriya, and Sneha talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by drawing from the YouTube documentary, "Uncovering OCD: The Truth About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder."  To check out the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1vjxZTALNg
16:17
September 11, 2021
Season 2: Substance Abuse
Season 2: Substance Abuse
Sneha, Aashna, and Sriya dive into Demi Lavoto's Dancing with The Devil documentary series on YouTube where Demi's substance abuse journey is broken down. 
23:58
July 26, 2021
Season 2: Depression and Coping
Season 2: Depression and Coping
In this episode, Sneha, Sriya, and Aashna discuss the movie, "All the Bright Places". They talk about some of the underlying themes and character arcs that are influenced by mental health, specifically depression. Take a listen to hear more about some coping mechanisms and healthy vs unhealthy mental health outlooks. Be kind and keep your head up! :)
32:32
June 06, 2021
Season 2: Anorexia and Eating Disorders
Season 2: Anorexia and Eating Disorders
With this episode, Sneha, Sriya, and Aashna begin a new series where they discuss movies related to different mental health/wellness topics. This week they talk about the movie "To The Bone" and aneorexia. 
22:07
May 18, 2021
Season 1: Racism in Conjunction with Trafficking (ft.Kathy McGibbon Givens)
Season 1: Racism in Conjunction with Trafficking (ft.Kathy McGibbon Givens)
In this episode of Let's Talk Trafficking, Sneha, Sriya, and Aashna are joined with guest speaker Kathy McGibbon Givens, founder of the Twelve 11 non profit organization that supports victims overcoming sex trafficking, where she discusses how systematic racism in America impacts victims of human trafficking.
23:20
April 20, 2021
Season 1: Mental Health and Trauma (ft. Lorilee Binstock)
Season 1: Mental Health and Trauma (ft. Lorilee Binstock)
In this episode of Let's Talk Trafficking, Sneha, Sriya, and Aashna discuss with special guest speaker Lorilee Binstock, founder of the Traffik Talk podcast, the difficulties of trauma and the importance of mental health in an increasingly digitalized world.
29:55
March 23, 2021
Season 1: USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse Scandal
Season 1: USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse Scandal
In this episode of Let's Talks Trafficking, Sneha, Aashna, Sriya discuss the USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse Scandal where Larry Nassar, the sports doctor for the American gymnastics team, was accused of sexually abusing hundreds of young women. 
22:34
March 07, 2021
Season 1: Generating Hope (ft. Susan Munsey)
Season 1: Generating Hope (ft. Susan Munsey)
In this episode of Let's Talk Trafficking, Sneha, Aashna, and Sriya, discuss with guest speaker, Susan Munsey, about her foundation Generate Hope, which provides restoration for survivors of sex trafficking.
23:39
February 20, 2021
Season 1: Understanding Organ Trafficking
Season 1: Understanding Organ Trafficking
In this episode, Aashna, Sriya, and Sneha talk about the basics of organ trafficking: how it happens, where it happens, who makes it happen, and what situations encourage it to happen. Though a very elusive form, organ trafficking has been around for a long time so tune into this quick episode to learn more! 
14:14
January 30, 2021
Season 1: Human Trafficking via Social Media (ft. Isabelle Schwartz)
Season 1: Human Trafficking via Social Media (ft. Isabelle Schwartz)
In this episode of Let's Talk Trafficking, Sneha, Aashna, and Sriya discuss the effects of social media on human trafficking with guest speaker Isabelle Schwartz, founder of Traffick Talk a non profit that is working on incorporating human trafficking awareness into schools' curriculum.
35:24
January 18, 2021
Season 1: Survivors' Journey to Self Sufficiency (ft. Rebecca Jowers)
Season 1: Survivors' Journey to Self Sufficiency (ft. Rebecca Jowers)
In this episode of Let’s Talk Trafficking, guest speaker Rebecca Jowers, founder of the Poiema Foundation, discusses the restorative path designed for survivors to help them readjust after a recent trauma. After running her safe house for 13 years, Rebecca has come across various victims’ stories and challenges including struggles with mental health that they have faced while working towards self-sufficiency.
39:23
January 03, 2021
Season 1: The Story of Jeffrey Epstein
Season 1: The Story of Jeffrey Epstein
In this episode, Sneha, Sriya, and Aashna discuss the story of Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender. With the help of a few people, Epstein was able to create a large pyramid molestation scheme that was never properly addressed in court due to his power. This episode will go into discussing survivors and how Epstein's power overrode the US attorney's office, police departments, and the federal government. 
31:24
December 13, 2020
Season 1: The Legalities of Labor Trafficking (ft. Martina Vandenberg)
Season 1: The Legalities of Labor Trafficking (ft. Martina Vandenberg)
In this episode of Let's Talk Trafficking, Aashna, Sriya, and Sneha introduce special guest speaker Martina Vandenberg, a pro bono civil attorney fighting to achieve justice for victims of trafficking. They discuss her extensive knowledge about labor trafficking as she shares specific cases that victims took to trial to educate the audience about the legalities of the subject.
01:07:49
November 28, 2020
Season 1: The Basics of Human Trafficking
Season 1: The Basics of Human Trafficking
In this introductory episode of Let's Talk Trafficking, Sriya, Aashna, and Sneha discuss the basics of Human Trafficking. This includes what trafficking is, the types, where it is prevalent, vulnerabilities among victims, and its impacts around the globe.
23:46
November 23, 2020