37 episodes

Join us as we enjoy a coffee and a chat with people who are fighting for justice in their own unique way. In this podcast series we discuss a variety of issues including human trafficking, modern day slavery, effective policing, the impact of politics and policy, slavery in our supply chains and many more subjects about the injustices that exist in our world and how we can combat them.
Hosted by Bryn Frere-Smith, founder of Blue Bear Coffee Co.

The Justice & Coffee Podcast The Justice & Coffee Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Join us as we enjoy a coffee and a chat with people who are fighting for justice in their own unique way. In this podcast series we discuss a variety of issues including human trafficking, modern day slavery, effective policing, the impact of politics and policy, slavery in our supply chains and many more subjects about the injustices that exist in our world and how we can combat them.
Hosted by Bryn Frere-Smith, founder of Blue Bear Coffee Co.

    Modern Slavery 101 - Anti Slavery Day Special, with Ryna Sherazi from Anti Slavery International

    Modern Slavery 101 - Anti Slavery Day Special, with Ryna Sherazi from Anti Slavery International

    In this episode, Ryna Sherazi, Director of Communications from Anti Slavery International, takes people through the fundamentals of modern slavery and human trafficking.
    Released on International Anti-Slavery Day, we wanted to return to this issue and review what has changed since the estimated number of people living in slavery rose from 40 to 50 million people, that's 1 in every 150 of us! How can this be!?
    Please share this episode with a friend, family member or colleague who may be interested in finding out more about this issue and what they can do about it.
    Find out more about Anti Slavery International by visiting their website: www.antislavery.org
    Sign the petition to ban imports from countries who profit from forced labour at: www.coalitiontostopslavery.org 
    This podcast was recorded on 17th October 2022 and produced  by Blue Bear Coffee Co. discover how to fight slavery through coffee at our website: www.bluebearcoffee.com
     
     

    • 36 min
    Malawi Bail Project, with Charlotte Mackenzie

    Malawi Bail Project, with Charlotte Mackenzie

    In this episode Bryn talks to the UK Barrister and Founder of the Malawi Bail Project, Charlotte Mackenzie.
    Charlotte grew up in south London with an interest in law that prompted her to take an evening class. She went on to pass the bar and take chambers in 42 Bedford Row where she currently practices as a family law Barrister.
    When she was 21, Charlotte took a short-term legal internship in Malawi which changed her life forever and led to the creation of a charity aimed at educating thousands of Malawian people to their rights and releasing hundreds from illegal detention and imprisonment.
    You can find out more about the work of the Malawi Bail Project by visiting their website here.
    You can find out more about The Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREEA) here.
    This podcast was recorded on 1st September 2022 and produced by Blue Bear Coffee Co. Visit us at bluebearcoffee.com

    • 43 min
    Eleonora Penagos - Lawyer, Abolitionist and Beauty Queen

    Eleonora Penagos - Lawyer, Abolitionist and Beauty Queen

    In this episode Bryn talks to the Lawyer, human rights Advocate and Beauty Queen Eleonora Penagos. Since being crowned Miss Bogota, Eleonora has used her profile to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking and the exploitation of children in Colombia. As she competes in the country's largest beauty pageant we ask, is this the right platform to use?
    Listen in and share your thoughts.
    Message us on instagram @bluebearcoffeeco or tweet Bryn @BrynFrere
    You can follow Eleonora's progress on instagram @eleonorapenagos
    The organisations Eleonora mentions in the podcast are:
    Fundacion Vida Nueva - https://vidanuevaparacolombia.org/
    Refugee and Immigration Centre for Education and Legal Services https://www.raicestexas.org/
    This podcast was recorded on 10th August 2022 and produced by Blue Bear Coffee Co. Visit us at bluebearcoffee.com

    • 42 min
    Trafficked - an expert’s perspective on slavery in Europe.

    Trafficked - an expert’s perspective on slavery in Europe.

    Cristina shares her story of growing up in post-communist Romania and how her early life experiences prepared her for a future of fighting today’s war on injustice. She also discusses the current state of modern slavery in the UK and highlights some of the areas in urgent need of improvement.
    You can find out more about Justice and Care by visiting their website: www.justiceandcare.org and following them on social media @justiceandcare
    This podcast was recorded on the 25th of March 2022 and produced by Blue Bear Coffee Co. follow us on social media @bluebearcoffeeco or visit us at www.bluebearcoffee.com
    Show notes
    BBC Documentary on Romanian teenage girls being trafficked into the sex industry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0013x9q/sold-sex-slaves-next-door

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Finding common ground with Nisha Anand

    Finding common ground with Nisha Anand

    In this episode Bryn talks with Nisha Anand, activist, bridge builder and CEO of the US NGO Dream Corps. Nisha shares her story of moving from punk-rock political disruptor to cross-party unifier, and her work with Van Jones passing the unique, bilaterally supported First Step Act (2018).
    Nisha advocates for the ruthless commitment to finding common ground with those on the opposite end of the political spectrum in order to progress key issues of the day, such as criminal justice reform and climate change.
    You can find out more about Nisha by visiting her website, www.nishaanad.org and learn more about the work of Dream Corps at www.thedreamcorps.org
    This episode was recorded on 4th March 2022 and produced by Blue Bear Coffee Co. Find out more about the work of Blue Bear  and stock up on ethically sourced coffee by going to our website: www.bluebearcoffee.com or follow us on instagram at bluebearcoffeeco.
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Human beings are leaky, with Genelle Aldred. Creating Justice in a World of Bias.

    Human beings are leaky, with Genelle Aldred. Creating Justice in a World of Bias.

    On this episode of the Justice and Coffee Podcast, Bryn talks to Genelle Aldred, former ITV, ITN, and BBC Broadcaster, Communications Consultant, Author and current Sky News Cultural Commentator.
    Genelle discusses some of the topics from her book 'Communicate for Change, Creating Justice in a World of Bias', and challenges us to take an honest look at the motivations and manor in which we communicate with one another. Genelle makes a case for disagreeing more but disagreeing well.
    You can find out more about Genelle by visiting her website, www.genellealdred.com or following her on social media @genellealdred.
    This podcast was recorded on the 15th January 2022 and produced by Blue Bear Coffee Co. follow us on social media @bluebearcoffeeco or visit us at www.bluebearcoffee.com  

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

ha4412 ,

Informative chats with an important topic

Great episodes education the world on something that is still very much a major issue.

Plus great coffee by Blue Bear!

R0bin1() ,

Refreshing and inspiring

Great topics and some excellent guests. Well hosted. Regular listener.

Kathy1-2 ,

Listen with a latte

Great selection of guests and topics, sensitively handled by the host. Impressed.

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