Episode S3 | E1

Ending Modern Slavery

Air Date: Apr 08, 2018

About this episode

Modern day sex trafficking and other forms of coerced labor not only persist in this country, and around the world, but are continuing to grow into one of the world’s largest and most lucrative businesses. The best chroniclers of this phenomenon conclude that there are more slaves today than at time in human history. What can be done?  

About the guests

Julie Cordua

CEO, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

As CEO of Thorn, actor/producer Ashton Kutcher’s international anti-human trafficking organization that works to address the sexual exploitation of children, Julie leads her team of engineers and product managers in a "unique entity...it’s a nonprofit but it’s also a product- and technology-led organization,” Cordua told Recode.

Bradley Myles

CEO, Polaris

Bradley Myles is the Executive Director and CEO of Polaris, a global leader in the fight to eradicate human trafficking and to restore freedom to survivors. For over a decade, he has devoted himself to combating human trafficking and modern slavery on a local, national, and global scale. Mr. Myles holds degrees in Psychology and Political Science...

Lisa Cohen

Senior Supervising Producer, CNN’s Freedom Project

Lisa is an award-winning journalist and seasoned news manager, currently producing CNN's Freedom Project - shining a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplifying the voices of the victims, highlighting success stories and helping unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.