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Sold in America is an eight-episode journey into the world of selling sex in the United States. Hosted by journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, this deeply personal, deeply reported series takes listeners across the country to meet the human faces of this billion-dollar trade – and uncovers its surprising misconceptions.

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    • 4.3, 3.1K Ratings

Sold in America is an eight-episode journey into the world of selling sex in the United States. Hosted by journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, this deeply personal, deeply reported series takes listeners across the country to meet the human faces of this billion-dollar trade – and uncovers its surprising misconceptions.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

aav24 ,

It’s more complicated than we want to think it is.

The subject of sex traffic is far more complicated than what we would like to think. I loved this podcast because the reporter came to realize that fact and did her best to convey it rather than cherry picking information that would rile people up but in the end do little to help and maybe even hurt. Like most of our societal ills the solution is complicated and great care must be taken. Rash decisions and laws do more harm than good. We don’t like to hear that because it’s so much more work. But I appreciate this journalist taking the time to really explain this issue and the subtlety of it. Everyone should listen to this podcast.

fahensha ,

Noor is doing the Lord’s work

Okay, I don’t actually mean the Lord’s work. I’m not Christian or even religious at all; I just use that phrase when I mean that someone is doing work that seemingly no one wants to do, and they’re doing it in an effective and selfless way. Noor’s entire philosophy of changing minds through story telling, and the way she is genuinely interested in passing her mic to the very people who we need to hear the most but always seem to get ignored is very admirable. Just when I think that nobody will change and nothing will get better, Noor proves to me that progress is possible through her open mind and commitment to honest reporting. The people Noor spoke to were very generous and brave in sharing their stories, and Noor always makes sure she tells them that.

Overall I thought the series was thought-provoking, honest, and provided an incredible opportunity of personal growth through learning about people who are marginalized but were more like me than I ever thought before. After listening through the entire series, I can’t wait to get involved in the local youth homeless shelters and try to make a difference by helping in the small ways that I can. I also feel more confident about communicating my opinion to my elected officials to restore the power in our democracy and help protect the sex workers affected by legislation like FOSTA SESTA.

Jewels200 ,

Lackluster

There is something about listening to a podcast on a topic that is so globally important that sets you up for high expectations, but when the reporter sounds entirely unprofessional, it’s hard to take seriously. I don’t feel like I know anything that I wasn’t aware of before which was very disappointing. While I think the podcast had good intent, it lacked any information that you couldn’t find in a quick Google search.

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