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The “Sexploitation?” podcast decodes sexual harms and provides you with active solutions.

This is an ideal “on the go” educational resource for anyone looking to learn more about the movement to end sexual exploitation. On the “Sexploitation?” podcast we address the full spectrum of sexual exploitation, from sex trafficking to sexual violence, to rape culture, to pornography, and more. And better yet, we give you the tools to make a difference!

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Podcast Host: Haley Halverson

Haley Halverson is the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she develops and executes national campaigns to change policies and raise awareness. Most notably, she promotes corporate social responsibility by constructing annual activism campaigns like the Dirty Dozen List. Her advocacy work has contributed to instigating policy improvements in the native online advertising, retail, and hotel industries. She also speaks and writes nationally on issues of sexual exploitation.

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Episodes

PODCAST: What is the Global Supply Chain of Sexploitation?

Ep. 35 Lisa Thompson analyzes the supply chain of commercial sexual exploitation Entities such as strip clubs, massage parlors, brothels, and pornography production companies exist around the world and are commonly referred to using innocuous terms such as “sex trade,” “sex sector,” and “commercial sex industry.” However, what these entities really constitute is a global […]

Podcast: Is Child on Child Sexual Abuse on the Rise?

Ep. 34 Heidi Olson shares her on the ground experience with children The abuse of children is something we recognize as a horrific crime. But what happens when the abuser is a child themselves? This week we hear from Heidi Olson, a registered nurse who specializes in pediatrics and leads the team of forensic nurses […]

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Podcast: Victories and Progress Against Sexploitation in 2018

While this work is sometimes dark and depressing, we are so grateful to see many victories from 2018! Join us in looking back and recognizing the forward momentum our movement has, from corporate policy progress at Walmart and Comcast, to more state resolutions recognizing the harms of pornography, and more! 1) SUBSCRIBE to our podcast. […]

Podcast: What Does Elizabeth Smart’s Father Want Us to Know about Trauma and Action?

Ep. 32 Ed Smart discusses turning trauma into action and the web of sexual exploitation this year,  Jayme Cross, a 13-year-old girl had been missing for months after a 21-year-old man murdered her parents, duct-taped her wrists and mouth, threw her in the back of his trunk, and drove away. Some 88 days after being abducted, […]

Podcast: How Do Strip Clubs and the Military Relate to Sex Trafficking?

Ep. 31 Dan O’Bryant addresses the way strip clubs feed sexual exploitation Strip clubs are often seen as a harmless form of entertainment for men. While they are certainly everywhere from the sides of interstates to the heart of our nation’s capital, and pull patrons from all walks of life, some of strip club’s most […]

Podcast: What Do Sex Buyers Really Think?

Ep. 30 Peter Qualliotine discusses online forums where sex buyers discuss their ‘hobby” What goes on in the mind of a sex buyer? People who buy sex are driving the market for prostitution and sex trafficking but we don’t know enough about them. This question will be answered by Peter Qualliotine Co-Founder/Director, Men’s Accountability, Organization for […]

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Podcast: Is Internet Porn Addictive?

Ep. 29 Noah Church speaks on the neurological consequences of long-term porn addiction. The American Society of Addiction Medicine states that addiction is a singular disorder—no matter the chemical or behavioral object of the addiction—that addiction manifests a specific set of signs and symptoms including escalation, impaired impulse control, and reduced emotional, social, and/or professional wellbeing. […]

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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization […]

Podcast: Are Legal Brothels in Nevada Safe and Here to Stay?

Ep. 28 Haley Halverson shares an update on legal brothels in Nevada. Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, provides an update on research, survivor testimonies, and legal battles regarding legal brothels in Nevada. This episode discusses how: 1) Even legal prostitution cannot get rid of sexual […]

Podcast: How Is Adult Pornography Impacting Children?

Ep. 27 Dr. Sharon Cooper shared 3 ways adult porn is impacting children. Dr. Sharon Cooper is a developmental and forensic pediatrician who evaluates and treats children who have been victims of all forms of abuse, though her primary area of expertise is that of sexual exploitation. Dr. Cooper holds faculty positions at the University of […]

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Podcast: How Can Churches Address Pornography?

Ep. 25. Special guest Josh McDowell, an author, apologist, and founder of Josh McDowell Ministry, joins this podcast episode to address the current climate in the church regarding pornography. Josh McDowell provides advice for individuals, pastors, and churches about recovery from pornography. He weighs in on the debate about if church leaders should be fired when […]

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Podcast: How Are Issues Like Trafficking, Prostitution, and Porn Linked?

Ep. 24 Presentation at the U.S. Capitol reveals the intersection between forms of sexual exploitation. Evidence supports the fact that child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, etc., are not isolated phenomena occurring in a vacuum. Rather, these and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and reinforce one another. Accordingly, the […]

Podcast: Can 4 Conversations Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual abuse is perhaps one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. As a result, people often avoid thinking or talking about it. But pushing such a serious problem under the rug might be doing more harm than good. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 6 boys […]

Podcast: Can We Prevent Rape On College Campuses?

Ep. 22 Special guest Dr. John Foubert addresses an innovative program on college campuses. Dr. John Foubert is the national president of One in Four, a professor at Oklahoma State University author of several books including most recently How Pornography Harms. One In Four is a national nonprofit dedicated to sexual assault prevention, focusing on college […]

Podcast: Is Pornography Really an “Industry?”

Ep. 21: Special guest, Dr. Gail Dines analyzes the big business behind porn. While popular Internet pornography today seems like it is being mass produced by thousands of companies, the reality is that there is a porn monopoly. Could this be good news? On this episode of the “Sexploitation?” podcast, Dr. Dines provides key insights into the […]

Podcast: How Can We Change Corporate Policies That Exploit?

Ep. 20 Changing culture by changing major companies.   We live in an age where many consumers demand transparency from companies they trust. We want to know the working conditions of those who made our clothing, and if pesticides were used to grow our food. Now, thanks to The Dirty Dozen List, we can see which […]

Podcast: Are Schools Actively Exposing Children to Porn?

Online library databases in many schools are piping pornographic and sexually explicit materials into children’s lives. We were shocked when we discovered EBSCO, and other similar companies, that provide academic resources for grades K-12 are not filtering out sexually explicit content. Even innocent searches return results like links to hardcore pornography websites, stories normalizing student-teacher […]

Podcast: Are Magazine Swimsuit Issues Actually Empowering?

Ep. 18 A look at Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue Every February the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue hits the shelves and some individuals applaud it as a celebration of the athletic female body. However, the truth is that Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue is not a triumph of female athleticism, agency, or empowerment. Instead, it is a descent […]

Podcast: Does “Fifty Shades of Grey” Normalize Domestic Abuse?

The London Abused Women’s Centre, Canada; Collective Shout, Australia; Culture Reframed, USA; and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), USA have partnered to raise awareness that Fifty Shades of Grey – and it’s latest film installment Fifty Shades Darker – normalizes domestic violence. Tune-in to learn more about the themes of Fifty Shades of Grey […]

Podcast: Why Are Some Children Becoming Sexual Predators?

An Alabama child advocacy group called Palmer Place recently reported an increase in child-on-child sex abuse cases. These reports mirror several statements by law enforcement and child advocacy groups around the country that are concerned with the rising trend of children sexually abusing other children. Why is this happening? Tune-in to the latest episode of […]