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Come explore the secretive, multi-billion dollar sugar industry and the epic court battle that exposes how sugar is grown, cultivated and sold. Big Sugar is a deep dive into the inner workings of the industry.

Hear firsthand from the workers, lawyers and journalists exposing the lies, exploitation and ultimately the truth. We travel from the Oval Office to the nightclubs of Havana to the sugarcane fields of Florida.

This is a story of our time, an untold story that focuses on human rights, lobbying, nutrition and the environment. Hosted by Celeste Headlee.

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Imagine Audio is your destination for the highest quality audio documentaries. Our latest show, 'Peter and the Acid King' is out now. Or check out Big Sugar further down the feed. 



Come explore the secretive, multi-billion dollar sugar industry and the epic court battle that exposes how sugar is grown, cultivated and sold. Big Sugar is a deep dive into the inner workings of the industry.

Hear firsthand from the workers, lawyers and journalists exposing the lies, exploitation and ultimately the truth. We travel from the Oval Office to the nightclubs of Havana to the sugarcane fields of Florida.

This is a story of our time, an untold story that focuses on human rights, lobbying, nutrition and the environment. Hosted by Celeste Headlee.

    Welcome to Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Welcome to Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Meet Victor and Selvin, who initially feel lucky to travel from Jamaica to Florida to cut sugarcane. The experiences of cane cutters like them lead two ambitious journalists to try and uncover the devastating truth about the labor supporting the American sugar industry.
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    • 49 мин.
    The Grass is Always Greener

    The Grass is Always Greener

    Tensions between workers and a sugarcane farm erupt into violence. A ragtag group of lawyers seek justice for thousands of sugarcane cutters who have allegedly been underpaid for their grueling labor.
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    • 44 мин.
    The Case That Consumed Them

    The Case That Consumed Them

    The lawyers gather evidence as they prepare to take on the biggest players in the sugar industry. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake, but who are they really up against?

     
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    • 39 мин.
    Without Sugar There is No Country

    Without Sugar There is No Country

    We travel to 1950’s Cuba to meet the Fanjul family, sugar barons whose experiences with sugar, Castro and the Tropicana nightclub shine a light on where this story really begins.
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    • 39 мин.
    The American Dream

    The American Dream

    Host Celeste Headlee goes on the hunt for the Fanjul brothers in Palm Beach, Florida and uncovers an even more devastating truth about the American sugar industry’s past. J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and the movie The Godfather play a part in our story.

    Correction: In 2021, the average price for cane sugar in the world market was $0.214 per pound. In the U.S., the price was $0.4759 per pound, more than twice the price. While the price multiple in the episode is correct, the average prices were not $21.40 in the world market and $47.59 in the U.S.

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    • 43 мин.
    The Decision and the Drama

    The Decision and the Drama

    The case continues as the lawyers seek justice for the cane cutters. The jury reaches a decision.
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    • 32 мин.

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