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Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller
The official companion podcast to National Geographic’s eight-part series, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller. Join investigative journalist Mariana van Zeller after each episode as she sits down with former black market operators to hear the story of their rise, fall, boom and bust. These intimate, honest and empathetic conversations pull back the curtain on the global underworld and reveal how the people operating these trafficking rings are more like us than we realize. How did they get pulled to the dark side? What was it like to live the outlaw lifestyle? And, how did it end?
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4.8 stars from 382 ratings
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Please release more episodes! Love your style of journalism.
ans104 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
Good and interesting but….
Great series and some interesting stories but, the music and sound effects are a little annoying. My hearing isn’t great and was sometimes difficult to distinguish the voices from the music and effects. I get they have done it to add effect, but I know what a plane or a gun is, I don’t need a...Read full review »
andy_hindle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/11/21
Very misleading and one-sided. Why is it USA’s fault that Mexico gets their firearms from the US when they leave their boarder WIDE open and absolutely no checkpoints going from the US into Mexico? - But yet their gun crime is our fault?! Wow. - But at least she has some good undercover footage.
FredBrewer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/21
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