The Exodus Cry Podcast

The Exodus Cry Podcast is a resource for anyone who wants to learn more about sex trafficking and how they can fight it.

Join the Exodus Cry team as they discuss the most current updates on all aspects of the commercial sex industry, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and stripping. They'll dive into controversial and often hotly debated topics surrounding global sex industry policy, ideology, gender and sexuality, and even the spiritual aspects of injustice.

In addition to hearing from the staff at Exodus Cry, you’ll hear from leading voices who specialize in the areas of abolition, prevention, restoration, and intervention—including survivors and game changers in the movement to end sexual exploitation.


April 25th, 2017

Episode 21: Understanding the Predominant Attitudes of Sex Buyers

Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait discuss the violence, misogyny, and rage of sex buyers within the context of prostitution.   Resources discussed in this episode: “Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex: New Data on Prostitution and Trafficking” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Aug. 31, 2015 “Men who buy sex: in their own words” The Johns book by Victor Malarek Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution book by...
April 18th, 2017

Episode 20: Who are “the Johns” and What do They Want? Part 2

Benjamin and Laila continue to discuss who the sex buyers are and what they desire out of the prostitution encounter. They also address why these men buy sex as well as the role of pornography in developing the desires and expectations of sex buyers.   Resources discussed in this episode: The Johns book by Victor Malarek
April 11th, 2017

Episode 19: Who are “the Johns” and What do They Want? Part 1

Who are “the Johns” and what do they want? Why do they buy sex? How do they interact with each other and the women they buy, and how does that affect prostituted women?   Resources discussed in this episode: The Johns book by Victor Malarek
April 4th, 2017

Episode 18: The Role of Sex Buyers

Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait discuss the often obscured role that sex buyers play in the prostitution equation. The choice of men to buy sex is a choice not often talked about in the prostitution debate, but it is fundamental to understanding and addressing the industry. If all men stopped purchasing sex, the sex industry would implode.   Resources discussed in this episode: The Johns book by Victor Malarek Paid...
March 28th, 2017

Episode 17: Prostitution as Commodification of the Human Body Part 2

In this podcast episode Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait continue to speak about the commodification inherent within the system of prostitution. They also address the verbal abuse experienced by women in prostitution and the result of near constant verbal assaults.   Resources discussed in this episode: exoduscry.com nefariousdocumentary.com
March 22nd, 2017

Episode 16: Prostitution as Commodification of the Human Body Part 1

Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait talk about how prostitution is the commodification of the human body. They also discuss the way that commodification is fundamental to the way that the prostitution industry operates.   Resources discussed in this episode: exoduscry.com nefariousdocumentary.com
March 16th, 2017

Episode 15: Interview with Rebecca Bender

Benjamin and Laila were honored to interview Rebecca Bender in this week’s podcast episode. Rebecca is a nationally recognized and awarded expert on domestic sex trafficking. After escaping nearly six years of both labor and sex trafficking, she emerged as a Survivor Leader, providing consulting, training and speaking with some of the largest anti-trafficking groups and government agencies in the country, including FBI, Homeland Security and former president Jimmy Carter....
March 7th, 2017

Episode 14: Interview with Dr. Melissa Farley

Benjamin and Laila are privileged to interview Dr. Melissa Farley in this podcast episode. Dr. Farley has practiced as a clinical psychologist for 40 years. She brings that experience to her consultations with agencies, governments, and advocates for prostituted and trafficked women. She has articulated the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking as an expert witness in forensic evaluations and has been categorized as a legal expert on the effects...
February 28th, 2017

Episode 13: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 3

The conversation surrounding the issue of choice in prostitution continues. Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait go even deeper to dispute some of society's most commonly believed “exceptions” to the rule, that allow the alleviation of moral conflict. They also discuss the way in which our modern pornographic culture is also a coercive force pulling women and girls into prostitution.   Resources discussed in this episode: Paid For: My Journey Through...
February 21st, 2017

Episode 12: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 2

Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait continue to discuss the issue of choice within the context of the prostitution industry. This time they focus the conversation on the way that people are pushed into prostitution by a coercive landscape caused by a variety of vulnerabilities.   Resources discussed in this episode: Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution book by Rachel Moran http://theprostitutionexperience.com Nefarious: Merchant of Souls documentary Exodus Cry