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Floodlight is brought to you by The Anti-Slavery Collective, which looks to raise awareness of modern slavery and explore how we can all help rid the world of this global epidemic.
Join the charity's co-founders, HRH Princess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville, every week as they sit down with guests from all walks of life who are helping to combat modern slavery in a variety of ways. From lawmakers and company leaders to famous activists, survivors and journalists, Floodlight shows you just how prominent slavery still is and that we can all do something about it.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 42 Ratings

Floodlight is brought to you by The Anti-Slavery Collective, which looks to raise awareness of modern slavery and explore how we can all help rid the world of this global epidemic.
Join the charity's co-founders, HRH Princess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville, every week as they sit down with guests from all walks of life who are helping to combat modern slavery in a variety of ways. From lawmakers and company leaders to famous activists, survivors and journalists, Floodlight shows you just how prominent slavery still is and that we can all do something about it.

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    Yeonmi Park

    Yeonmi Park

    For our final episode of the series, we're delighted to welcome world renowned activist and North Korean defector, Yeonmi Park.
    After escaping from North Korea as a child, Yeonmi suffered at the hands of human traffickers in China, but still speaks openly about her experiences and uses her profile to shine a light on this worldwide issue. We discuss her story and how we can all use the privileges of our freedom to highlight how many people aren't afforded such luxuries. 
    For more information, visit our website or click the links below:
    Yeonmi's latest memoir 'Yeonmi Park: I hope my book will shine a light on the darkest place in the world''Inside China's 'Red Zone' where North Korean women are sold as slaves'

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    • 38 min
    Marisol Nichols

    Marisol Nichols

    Joining us this week is Marisol Nichols, an esteemed actor who you'll know from her starring roles in shows like 24 and Riverdale. But off-screen, she's been using her acting skills to help fight modern slavery.
    Marisol talks to us about how she's gone undercover with former Government agents to stop trafficking at its source, often posing as various figures within the modern slavery underworld to help convict perpetrators. She also discusses the lightbulb moment that started her on this path and how rewarding - and frightening - her work has proven to be.
    For more information, visit our website or click the links below:
    Marisol's PodcastMarisol Nichols Fights Modern SlaveryStars Making A Social Impact: How Actress Marisol Nichols Is Helping To Stop Human TraffickingSlavery Free World

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    • 34 min
    Amanda Nguyen

    Amanda Nguyen

    Our guest today has quite the CV. Amanda Nguyen is a civil rights activist who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, voted as a TIME Women of the Year and has ambitions of becoming an astronaut. She is one incredible woman!
    Amanda talks to us about how her Vietnamese background made her all too aware of the realities of human trafficking and what can be done to fight this issue. Plus, Amanda talks us through how she founded Rise, the nonprofit that fights for the civil rights of sexual violence survivors, after her own horrific experience and her inspirational work in the US government.
    For more information, visit our website or click the links below:
    Amanda Nguyen Is Fighting for Sexual Assault Survivor Rights All Around the WorldRiseRise's #StopAsianHate campaignActivist Amanda Nguyen Is Telling a Different Story About Sexual Assault Through Clothes

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    • 32 min
    Efe Obada

    Efe Obada

    Today we’re joined by a sporting superstar who has proven that people can achieve anything, even out of brutal hardships.
    Efe Obada is a tough-tackling defensive end in the NFL, and one of few Brits playing in the league. But his journey began when he was trafficked to the U.K. at just ten years old and left homeless, before spending the next decade in the foster care system.
    He talks to us about the hardship he’s suffered and how he’s become a symbol of hope for millions around the world, proving that nobody is solely defined by the things that happen to them.We spoke to Efe before the start of the 2023 NFL season.
    For more information, visit our website or click the links below:
    Efe's interview with Donald McRaeNFL Africa program
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    • 25 min
    Karen Anstiss

    Karen Anstiss

    Joining us today is a woman with more experience in dealing with survivors of modern slavery than most.
    After working with traumatised victims of crime across three decades in the Metropolitan Police, Karen now helps to run Bakhita House – a safe house that takes a holistic approach to caring for female survivors of modern slavery. Karen chats to us about how her work in the police informs her approach today, the need for greater governmental support and how Bakhita House always makes it about the survivors themselves, not their trauma.
    For more information, visit our website or click the links below:
    Caritas Bakhita HouseThe Salvation ArmyIndependent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
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    • 38 min
    Zach Filkins and Molly Hodson

    Zach Filkins and Molly Hodson

    Joining us today are two people whose passion for fighting modern slavery is awe-inspiring. We’re delighted to be joined by Zach Filkins, from the world-famous band OneRepublic, and International Justice Mission’s Molly Hodson!
    OneRepublic have used their huge platform to champion the fight against modern slavery and particularly the work of IJM, who have been at the forefront of activism against human trafficking for over 25 years. Zach and Molly chat to us about how their partnership came to be, how more famous people can utilise their platform for good, and how they’ve come across so many inspiring stories of hope while speaking to those affected by this crisis.
    For more information, visit our website or click the links below:
    IJM website IJM Scale of Harm 2023OneRepublic Joins IJM in the Fight to End Modern-Day SlaveryWhy OneRepublic Is Working Hard to Make Sure Everyone Can Live a ‘Good Life’OneRepublic Good Life Foundation
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

luelma ,

Brilliantly interesting, inspiring guests who’ve valuable knowledge we need to hear

I’m sure there are plenty ready to criticise the background of the guests but I’m so impressed and pleased this podcast is ‘out there.’

Even if they’re not top drawer interviewers, the calibre of the guests and the information, stories, and diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the guests make this a really important, interesting, engaging podcast that I hope attracts more and more listeners.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this valuable, valued and also very easy to listen to podcast. It’s genuinely heartening to be covering such a critical issue which intersects with other vital topics like climate change (Kevin Bales episode) in fascinating ways.

G.B.C.21 ,

Essential listening!

Such an important topic - very impressed by this informative and thoughtful discussion

Erys08 ,

Very informative!

I thought I knew about this issue but this podcast highlighted new aspects for me. Great to be informed.

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