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The Marisol Nichols Podcast is a thrilling new true crime show that follows the daring, real-life exploits of actress Marisol Nichols. Follow as she operates, off-screen, as a licensed informant and contracted undercover operative, assisting global law enforcement in infiltrating the $150 billion per year human trafficking industry.
 
Marisol Nichols (RIVERDALE's Hermione Lodge) has spent years working undercover without her Hollywood pals knowing much about her adventures away from TV & Film production sets. This no-holds-barred program takes you behind the scenes inside secret operations to break up child sex-trafficking rings and explores how she applies her acting skills to establish a mindset before immersing herself in these dangerous situations. Marisol analyzes the latest technologies used by human traffickers to lure their victims, reveals the tactics used by the good guys to fight back, and provides an up-close look at the global battle to preserve innocence.
 
You’ll meet Marisol’s Hollywood friends who have joined the fight while gaining insights from experts on the front lines. You will hear the challenges faced, failures, and triumphs encountered on this emotional journey. Don’t be surprised if you are inspired to #JoinTheFight.

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    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 119 Ratings

The Marisol Nichols Podcast is a thrilling new true crime show that follows the daring, real-life exploits of actress Marisol Nichols. Follow as she operates, off-screen, as a licensed informant and contracted undercover operative, assisting global law enforcement in infiltrating the $150 billion per year human trafficking industry.
 
Marisol Nichols (RIVERDALE's Hermione Lodge) has spent years working undercover without her Hollywood pals knowing much about her adventures away from TV & Film production sets. This no-holds-barred program takes you behind the scenes inside secret operations to break up child sex-trafficking rings and explores how she applies her acting skills to establish a mindset before immersing herself in these dangerous situations. Marisol analyzes the latest technologies used by human traffickers to lure their victims, reveals the tactics used by the good guys to fight back, and provides an up-close look at the global battle to preserve innocence.
 
You’ll meet Marisol’s Hollywood friends who have joined the fight while gaining insights from experts on the front lines. You will hear the challenges faced, failures, and triumphs encountered on this emotional journey. Don’t be surprised if you are inspired to #JoinTheFight.

    Child Predators, Twisted Minds, Pt. 2

    Child Predators, Twisted Minds, Pt. 2

    Child predators are more sophisticated and creative than ever before. In Part 2 of Child Predators, Twisted Minds, Sheriff Christopher Swanson and Marisol Nichols discuss how predators exploit their victims' vulnerabilities. From the complexities involved in bringing these twisted minds to justice to great tips on how to keep our families safe, this episode has it all.

    Sheriff Christopher Swanson is Sheriff of Genesee County, Michigan’s 10th largest police force, He is the founder of the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST), a specialized unit focused on combating crimes of human trafficking and drug offenses. He and his team have arrested more than 100 individuals for sex trafficking throughout the US achieving a 100% conviction rate of trafficking offenders. Sheriff Swanson and Marisol Nichols have successfully worked together on sting operations that successfully brought child predators to justice.
    Sheriff Swanson is a licensed paramedic and certified Medical Examiner Investigator and has led special protection teams for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Vice Presidents Al Gore, Dick Chaney, and Joe Biden. A career police officer for more than two decades, Sheriff Swanson’s agency is one of the few agencies in the State of Michigan with dual police officers and paramedics assigned to road patrol. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

    Connect with Sheriff Christopher Swanson
    Instagram: @Chris_Swanson262 
    Web: https://www.swansonleadership.com/

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    • 39 min
    Child Predators, Twisted Minds, Pt. 1

    Child Predators, Twisted Minds, Pt. 1

    In this episode of the Marisol Nichols Podcast, Marisol and Sheriff Christopher Swanson breakdown the tactics used by human traffickers to lure children. Hear the chilling insights of how these predators operate and how we can protect our children from them. This is an important episode that every parent or concerned citizen should listen to.

    Sheriff Christopher Swanson is Sheriff of Genesee County, Michigan’s 10th largest police force. He is the founder of the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST), a specialized unit focused on combating crimes of human trafficking and drug offenses. He and his team have arrested more than 100 individuals for sex trafficking throughout the US achieving a 100% conviction rate of trafficking offenders. Sheriff Swanson and Marisol Nichols have successfully worked together on sting operations that successfully brought child predators to justice.
    Sheriff Swanson is a licensed paramedic and certified Medical Examiner Investigator and has led special protection teams for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Vice Presidents Al Gore, Dick Chaney, and Joe Biden. A career police officer for more than two decades, Sheriff Swanson’s agency is one of the few agencies in the State of Michigan with dual police officers and paramedics assigned to road patrol. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

    Connect with Sheriff Christopher Swanson
    Instagram: @Chris_Swanson262 
    Web: https://www.swansonleadership.com/

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    • 38 min
    The Powerful Story of Jeannie Mai Jenkins & Siddhali Shree’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

    The Powerful Story of Jeannie Mai Jenkins & Siddhali Shree’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

    In this all-out episode, Host Marisol Nichols talks with TV personality, activist, and producer Jeannie Mai Jenkins, and director & activist Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, about their impactful work together on the award-winning films, Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking (2017) and Surviving Sex Trafficking (2022), and their mission to end human trafficking.
     
    This episode carries a Trigger Warning: Viewer Discretion Advised.

    Jeannie Mai Jenkins is an American television host on the syndicated daytime talk show, The Real, where she has won and received multiple Daytime Emmy Award Nominations for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. As a fashion expert, she is frequently featured on television programs such as Today, Extra TV, Entertainment Tonight, and Insider. She has also appeared as a host for E! as well as a red-carpet host for the American Music Awards and as a correspondent for the Miss Universe Pageant.
    Sadhvi Siddhali Shree is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker known for her activism to end human trafficking with an emphasis on the survivors of sex trafficking. She is a US Army veteran where she served as a Combat Medic on the frontlines of Iraq, the first female Jain monk in North America, international speaker, author, and advocate for social justice. Sadhvi earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from California State University and holds the positions of Director of the International Society of Human Unity, and Spiritual Director of Siddhayatan Tirth. She is deeply committed to the anti-violence, civil rights, gender equality, anti-trafficking, and youth movements. 

    Jeannie Mai Jenkins
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejeanniemai/?hl=en
     
    Sadhvi Siddhali Shree
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhalishree/?hl=en 
    Web: https://siddhalishree.com/
     
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    • 37 min
    Fighting Human Trafficking: Marisol Nichols Tells All to Kerri Kasem

    Fighting Human Trafficking: Marisol Nichols Tells All to Kerri Kasem

    In this tell-all episode, Marisol Nichols, together with Kerri Kasem, multimedia personality and founder of the Kasem Cares Foundation, unveils the reason that led her to become an undercover operative hunting predators who prey on women and children. 

    This episode carries a Trigger Warning: Viewer Discretion Advised.

    Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer, and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television for 25 years. In April of 2014, she formed Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which has successfully passed numerous bills throughout the US to stop elder abuse.

    Kerri has produced and/or hosted shows for MTV USA and MTV Asia, National Lampoon®, Sprint., America’s Funniest Home Videos, Coming Attractions on the E! Network, FOX News, and UFC programs. She has also co-hosted morning shows on radio, been featured in dozens of magazines, and has made guest appearances on The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, among others.

    Kasem founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. The Kasem Cares “Visitation Bill” has been passed in 12 states with 9 other states adopting a version of the Kasem Cares bill making a total of 21 states to enact some form of this legislation.

    Among her many humanitarian awards, Kerri was awarded the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award. On April 27, 2014, her father Casey Kasem’s birthday, she was awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her foundation’s “dedication to fighting elder abuse and protecting the integrity of the family unit through advocacy.”

    Connect with Kerri Kasem and her organization, Kasem Cares Foundation
    Instagram: @KerriKasem
    Web: www.KerriKasem.com

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    • 39 min
    Hunting Predators

    Hunting Predators

    Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, has gone undercover in the U.S. and abroad to successfully infiltrate dozens of child trafficking organizations while rescuing countless children from human traffickers and pedophiles. He spent more than a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. Tim left his government post to form Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that works with law enforcement to free victims of human trafficking and exploitation, and then works fervently to break the cycle.

    Tim is an expert at managing Internet investigations, particularly those dealing with file-share networks where pedophiles and traffickers go to trade child sexual abuse material (CSAM). He has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers and has testified before the U.S. Congress on best practices to liberate children from sex slavery.

    Sound of Freedom, a recently produced motion picture starring Jim Caviezel (The Passion of The Christ), recounts Tim's journey from being a government agent to rescuing children around the world.

    In this episode, hear how Marisol and Tim met, how she got trained to go undercover, and some of the harrowing missions they have worked on together.

    Connect with Tim Ballard and his brilliant organization, O.U.R. on Instagram: @timballard89 @ourrescue
    Web: www.ourrescue.org

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Mandy Enman ,

Eye opening and educating! Amazing!

I’m so in awe of the vulnerability and honesty in this show. Marisol did a fantastic job not sugar coding the problem. As a mom of little kids, I want to know how I can teach and protect my kids. Thank you for doing such difficult and important work!

Hippopanonymous ,

10 stars! Grateful for your podcast

What an awesome podcast. This gives me so much joy when you guys catch the perps. God bless you guys for doing what you do

Carbs&Coffee ,

Remarkable

This podcast has the ability to teach those who know nothing to very little about Human Trafficking, while also providing resources to those passionate about the fight! It’s exactly what people need to hear!

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