34 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 • 47 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.

    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
    Evil in Paradise (Part two). An interview with Erica Jude, the Founder of Lily House, a place of safety, restoration and hope.

    Evil in Paradise (Part two). An interview with Erica Jude, the Founder of Lily House, a place of safety, restoration and hope.

    In this, the second part of our Dominican Republic special, Bryn sits down with Erica Jude, the Founder of Lily House, an aftercare shelter providing love, hope and restoration to survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. 


    Lily House provides a safe home to live, a day-care for children, and a business training center to equip women to make a new living with dignity. Find out more about the work of Lily House at: https://scoreintl.org/ministries/lily-house/


    From January 2022, Blue Bear Coffee Co. will be supporting the work of Lily House through our Freedom Fund. You can support this amazing cause by going to: https://bluebearcoffee.com/donate/


    Thank you for listening to the Justice and Coffee Podcast in 2021, if you would, please rate and review us on your preferred podcast platform.


    See you in 2022! 

    • 31 min
    Evil in Paradise (Part 1) Investigating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Dominican Republic

    Evil in Paradise (Part 1) Investigating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Dominican Republic

    In this episode, Bryn interviews staff from the human rights NGO International Justice Mission, on his recent trip to the Dominican Republic, and shares a live recording from the red light district of Santo Domingo.


    This is the first part of a two-part special. Hear from Sonia Hernandez, legal director and Luz del Alba, clinical psychologist, about the work they are doing to end the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the Dominican Republic.


    The work of this project led to the creation of Blue Bear Coffee Co and The Justice & Coffee Podcast, and for the first time since leaving in 2018, Bryn returns to check on the programmes progress and explores further opportunities for helping end this egregious crime.


    You can find out more about the work of IJM by visiting their website: www.ijm.org


    Support the work of Blue Bear Coffee Company by visiting: www.bluebearcoffee.com


    Or follow us on social media: @bluebearcoffeeco


    A special thank you to the Santo Domingo Field office for being so welcoming and especially to Anokk Gracia for her help translating.

    • 29 min
    Replacing impunity with accountability, with Deena Rodrigues.

    Replacing impunity with accountability, with Deena Rodrigues.

    In this podcast, Bryn talks with Deena Rodrigues, Creative Projects Executive at International Justice Mission. Deena discusses the importance of businesses investigating their supply chains and how our consumerism can have a significant impact on their practices. Deena also shares the story of how she came to leave the corporate world of marketing in order to join IJM and impact issues of global injustice. Deena also promotes the emerging Global Survivors Network, and the importance of listening to the voices of survivors when setting our agendas of change.


    You can find our more about IJM by going to their website: www.ijm.org


    The interview was recorded on 27th September 2021.


    This podcast was produced by Blue Bear Coffee Co, donate to our Freedom Fund by going to www.bluebearcoffee.com/donate

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Kathy1-2 ,

Listen with a latte

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

Tubbyt23 ,

Uplifting and inspiring

Well hosted and curated, fun, honest and not pretentious. Great intro / outdo music, too!

NufSed ,

My two passions in one podcast

Wow - there are others like me who love coffee and trying to be a voice for the voiceless !!!

I feel I’ve found some new family yay

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