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The official podcast of End Slavery Tennessee. Survivor stories. Busted myths. Changed lives. You’ll gain a deepened understanding of how people become human trafficking victims and the many obstacles in their recovery. You’ll also hear updates from End Slavery Tennessee program leaders about initiatives in this vital work and educate yourself as we dissolve common myths around Human Trafficking. This podcast is made possible through the generous support of Jones Legacy Group.
 
Listen to front-line stories from guys rescuing kidnapped children from sex slavery. Yep, that's a thing. Right now, there are over 2 MILLION children being sold and traded for sex. Timothy Ballard has saved hundreds of children himself. Tim left the Department of Homeland Security to start a non-profit, child rescue team, called Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). Hear how they do it? It's candid and visceral. It's not explicit, but it's also not recommended for children.
 
The IN PLAIN SIGHT podcast empowers current and future leaders with inspiring stories of fellow abolitionists and actionable insights to implement in their own organizations. Hosted by David Trotter, episodes feature engaging interviews with noted leaders in the anti-trafficking movement - men and women committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in our world - sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking. Get more information at www.inplainsightfilm.com.
 
Red X Podcast exists to raise awareness of human trafficking in North America and empower everyday people to work with their local municipalities to create a safe place for citizens, a hostile environment for criminals, and a second chance for survivors. Host, Nicole Bernard, is the director of Second Life North Carolina. Nicole is the mother of four. She initially learned about human trafficking on the international scale but discovered that trafficking was happening in her own community ab ...
 
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Mark and TC join Robby to talk about their recent work in a Caribbean country, which included training their task force, both physically and spiritually, and participating in one of their biggest operations yet, culminating in the arrest of government officials and the rescue of 160 victims. They also share what it's like to go under cover. A warni…
 
Robby is joined by Mark and Ren to discuss the work Lantern is doing across several regions, including the Asia-Pacific. They discuss a few specific cases, training initiatives, and their victim witness advocacy program. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (…
 
Mark and Robby are joined by Annie, a friend and partner of Lantern Rescue, who is on the ground in Ukraine running a shelter and warehouse for refugees. She shares the heart of workers and volunteers, the power of Christ, and gives insight into the current situation. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advise…
 
The Lantern Rescue team is at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Mark and Robby sit down with former elite special operations soldier and Founder and CEO of Operation Light Shine (OLS), Matt Murphy, who shares his testimony, the inspiration behind OLS, and the work the organization does through the Intercept Task Force. A warning: this…
 
The Lantern Rescue team is at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Whitney, a Lantern volunteer, and Robby, catch up with anti-abortion activist and former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, to talk about her testimony, the link between human trafficking and the abortion industry, and her new book, "Fierce Mercy." A warnin…
 
Mark and Austin join Robby at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention to talk about the current situation in Ukraine, Lantern's involvement in moving refugees out of the country and into safe locations, and a call to Christians to focus on the needs of the people of Ukraine rather than conspiracy theories. A warning for listeners: this episo…
 
Mark and Ren join Robby to talk about a recent case out of West Africa, involving organ trafficking and voodoo, and how citizens are waking up to the evil of human trafficking and ritual sacrifice. They also share ongoing prayer requests. A warning for listeners: this episode contains sensitive content, including accounts of violence. Discretion is…
 
What has really been going on in Afghanistan after the American withdrawal? Lantern Rescue has been operating in the country in the months following, and Mark shares some of the harrowing realities of life under Taliban control. He is joined by phone by Shaheen, an Afghan on the ground, who has been working with his team to get people supplies and …
 
Ren and Mark join Robby to talk about anti-trafficking law in the United States and how you can recognize, identify, and report potential trafficking situations. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888. For a more in-depth look at anti-trafficking law, read 8 USC Ch. 77: PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS.…
 
Haley, a sex trafficking survivor, courageously shares her story of abuse, which lasted the majority of her childhood, and gives an account of her providential friendship with Lantern volunteer Casey, which has helped her to cultivate a budding relationship with Jesus Christ. Haley is joined by Casey, Mark, and Ren. A warning for listeners: this ep…
 
We began this season talking about trauma-informed care, and how End Slavery Tennessee infuses this approach in all they do–including this podcast. We have a unique ability to share sex trafficking survivor stories directly from the survivors themselves, but not every survivor is ready or able to share their story in a way that’s empowering or heal…
 
Nicole's story has been referenced several times this season, so it's important we replay this survivor story, especially in Episode 23 with CEO Margie Quin and TBI Agent Jason Wilkerson. This podcast is named after a phrase Nicole said on a call with Tennessee law enforcement learning about the anatomy of a domestic human trafficking transaction. …
 
The second of two episodes about shifts in law enforcement leading to major changes in trafficking so officers are better prepared to respond to victims with referrals for assistance. Today's episode is with Adrian Breedlove, a detective in an affluent suburb of Nashville. You might be challenged in your understanding of sex trafficking, where it's…
 
Law enforcement is key in trafficking prevention. Officers have direct contact with women and men who are being exploited as it’s happening. Today we begin a 2-part series talking with officers and agents working to fight human trafficking in Tennessee. These folks work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of survivors. End Slavery Tennesse…
 
Many court systems in the US have treatment courts to identify those who may need help with underlying issues like mental health, veterans needs, addiction, and trafficking. Nashville's is a two year program involving hands-on communication with the presiding judge, assistant district attorney, and a host of local community service providers that a…
 
This survivor story episode covers manipulation, grooming, societal pressures, and broken expectations. Cyntoia Brown is a name you may have heard in 2019 when social media hashtag #freecyntoiabrown was shared by Kerry Washington and Kim Kardashian while Cyntoia served a life sentence for killing a man who had purchased her for sex when she was 16.…
 
Robby is with the Lantern Team at their Virginia retreat for another week, along with their families, finding out exactly what it takes to do the job, what it's like to be the family back on the home front, and what they are looking for in new recruits. To volunteer, visit lanternrescue.org, and to start the operator application process, visit coun…
 
Most of our survivors tell stories of being vulnerable as children, which led to a trafficker taking advantage. This is in stark contrast to the myth that children are being kidnapped and sold into sex slavery, and it's just simply not the truth. Today, we break this down even more, we talk with Stasia Freeman, founder of Epic Girl, who works with …
 
Our first survivor interview of the season is a profound and powerful story of hope. Trish's story is a great example of how direct service organizations work together in Middle Tennessee, as she spent time in the Thistle Farms program in tandem with End Slavery Tennessee on her healing journey. You'll hear about familial drug use, late-in-life tra…
 
The National Foster Youth Institute reported 60% of child trafficking victims recovered through FBI raids in 2013 were from foster care or group homes. When we look at vulnerability and its role in trafficking, talking about prevention is to consider foster care and the kids who are in it. So today's episode features a conversation with Bethany Chr…
 
Trafficking survivors may not have had opportunities to build work experience, so offering ways to gain this experience is essential to their healing and thriving. In this episode, Stacy and Leslie talk with Lauren Carpenter, co-founder of Branded Collective, an employer of many survivors from End Slavery Tennessee. Branded Collective not only sold…
 
When we talk about serving survivors, even if you aren’t working directly with them, it’s important that we know why Trauma Informed Care is essential in fighting human trafficking. You’ll hear about the principles of Trauma-Informed Care and specific examples of how ESTN utilizes them in the organization. Thanks to Jones Legacy Group for their exc…
 
Season 2 kickoff for Someone Like Me with this live launch originally broadcast March 12, 2021 on Facebook Live. Leslie Eiler Thompson hosts with executive producers Marissa Brownell and Stacy Elliott and producer Gregory Byerline, including live Q&A. Thanks to Jones Legacy Group for their exclusive sponsorship. Subscribe now to never miss an episo…
 
This is a special bonus episode where we honor the legacy of our founder ... Derri Smith. She tells her own story and also how the plot developed into what we now know as End Slavery Tennessee, going beyond sound byte answers and taking us on a grand journey – from Derri’s personal trauma to her dedication to serve the survivor community to organiz…
 
The Lantern Rescue team has been working tirelessly in overseas operations, and now they're finally BACK to share how God has been at work! They're at the 2021 Men's Summit at First Christian Church in Kernersville, NC, talking about their most recent mission in West Africa and how God has been moving through their rescue operations and fundraising…
 
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