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Sold In America

Stitcher and E.W. Scripps Company, with Noor Tagouri

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Sold in America is an eight-episode journey into the world of selling sex in the United States. Hosted by journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, this deeply personal, deeply reported series takes listeners across the country to meet the human faces of...Show More

44:41 | Oct 31st, 2018

Nevada is the land of legalized prostitution. At the Bunny Ranch brothel, Noor explores a model of sex entirely as a business – just like any other. She meets a highly paid prostitute who plans to leave the ranch with hundreds of thousands in savings...Show More

41:48 | Oct 24th, 2018

Every day and every hour in this country, people are buying and selling sex. It’s on the street, it’s online, and it’s worth billions. And the people buying are mostly men. In most parts of the country,  buyers rarely face any consequences, but one c...Show More
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30:32 | Oct 17th, 2018

The sex trade in America may appear unseen, but it is not hidden. In Kentucky, where the opioid crisis is making people vulnerable to exploitation, Noor meets doctors and police officers who are training to recognize trafficking victims in medical se...Show More

42:34 | Nov 21st, 2018

Noor wraps up her journey focusing on the one area all sides of the sex trade debate can agree on -- kids. She meets Ashley Cacho, who was moved from one foster care home to another and started being trafficked at age 11. And she hangs out with a gro...Show More

42:15 | Nov 14th, 2018

A huge portion of the sex trade takes place online. Huge websites like Backpage and Craigslist used to offer a place where sex workers posted ads for their services. But these websites were also seen as a breeding ground for illegal trafficking. That...Show More

30:41 | Nov 7th, 2018

Noor meets Laya, a trans woman of color who became a sex worker after she was shut out from her family and job. It’s called survival sex -- sex work done purely to survive. What makes sex work dangerous for people like Laya is that she can’t report v...Show More

34:52 | Oct 10th, 2018

Our series begins where Noor’s journey into world of sexual exploitation and violence began, as a 12 year old girl in a hotel in Saudi Arabia. But when she sits down with a survivor of the sex trade, she begins to understand sex trafficking in a whol...Show More

25:36 | Dec 14th, 2018

In this bonus episode, Noor passes the mic to listeners to share their stories of how the issues explored in this season affected them personally. You can hear ad-free episodes of Sold in America only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of prem...Show More

53:56 | Dec 12th, 2018

The team here at Stitcher has another show they’d highly recommend you checking out. Unladylike, hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, is all about the surprising and complicated and sometimes really fun world of feminism. They just wrapped an...Show More

31:08 | Nov 28th, 2018

Throughout the series, Noor asked her audience for stories and questions from listeners. In this episode, Noor will share some of these stories and answer questions. You can hear ad-free episodes of Sold in America only on Stitcher Premium. For a...Show More
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04:17 | Nov 2nd, 2018

The team here at Stitcher has partnered with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad on a new podcast, UnErased. This week we’re bringing you something extra: a preview of UnErased, revealing the hidden history of conversion therapy and its impact on America. Go find...Show More

03:00 | Sep 24th, 2018

Journalist and activist Noor Tagouri grew up thinking she knew everying about sex trafficking in the U.S. But when she embarks on a deeply personal, deeply reported journey, taking listeners into the world of selling sex in the United States, she rea...Show More