12 episodes

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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    • 4.4, 3.3K 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.

    Introducing Verified

    Introducing Verified

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    • 3 min
    9. Sharing Your Stories

    9. Sharing Your Stories

    In this bonus episode, Noor passes the mic to listeners to share their stories of how the issues explored in this season affected them personally.




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    • 26 min
    BONUS: Unladylike: How To Get a Rape Kit

    BONUS: Unladylike: How To Get a Rape Kit

    The team here at Stitcher has another show they’d highly recommend you checking out. Unladylike, hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, is all about the surprising and complicated and sometimes really fun world of feminism. They just wrapped an amazing season covering everything from feminist birdwatching, to gas lighting in the doctor's’ office, to slam dunks in the WNBA. Noor was featured on an episode where she talks about reporting on sex work, based on her experience creating Sold In America.




    This week, we’re bringing you something extra: an episode where Cristen & Caroline interview a sexual assault nurse examiner about how to get a rape kit -- and how they could restore consent, dignity, and justice to patients.



    Go find Unladylike in your podcast app to hear the first episode now. Unladylike in Apple Podcasts: https://applepodcasts.com/unladylike

    • 55 min
    8. Talk with Noor

    8. Talk with Noor

    Throughout the series, Noor asked her audience for stories and questions from listeners. In this episode, Noor will share some of these stories and answer questions.




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    This episode is sponsored by Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: NOOR).

    • 32 min
    7. Finale - The Breeding Ground

    7. Finale - The Breeding Ground

    Noor wraps up her journey focusing on the one area all sides of the sex trade debate can agree on -- kids. She meets Ashley Cacho, who was moved from one foster care home to another and started being trafficked at age 11. And she hangs out with a group of kids who tell her about the risks they face ending up in the sex trade when they run away or are homeless for even one night. And Noor finds the answer to sex trafficking has nothing to do with sex.




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    • 43 min
    6. Shutting Down the Online Marketplace

    6. Shutting Down the Online Marketplace

    A huge portion of the sex trade takes place online. Huge websites like Backpage and Craigslist used to offer a place where sex workers posted ads for their services. But these websites were also seen as a breeding ground for illegal trafficking. That’s why Congress passed legislation this year to hold websites accountable for posts related to prostitution. Politicians from both parties voted to pass a bill cracking down on online sex trade -- because how could you not want to help sex trafficking victims? The bill is called FOSTA/SESTA. But many sex workers see it differently. Noor heads to Capitol Hill for the first ever sex work lobby day and finds out that the people this law was meant to protect were never consulted before it passed -- and now say it's made their lives far more dangerous.




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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

BBSANE ,

Thought provoking

It is a thought provoking podcast; however, I disagree with the underlying message. Should everything be legalized to “prevent” harm?

crystalsprings ,

Amateur

While this podcast does reveal some interesting facts about sex workers, trafficking and trade in America, it stops short of truly digging into the issue. The narrator takes a very self-oriented approach, constantly remarking how she had trouble wrapping her mind around what she is learning. She almost has a gee-whiz approach; once she gets to an interview she seems underprepared and seemingly makes up her questions on the spot. Each episode could have been 10 minutes shorter, easily.

Winston707 ,

“Like”

Podcast is well done. I appreciate and support the message it stands for although I would like to share my feedback. Decrease use of the work “like” as a filler word. It makes listening more difficult and almost takes away from the seriousness of the subject of the podcast.

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