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I speak to Shae Invidiata, Founder and Executive Director of Free Them to discuss human trafficking and why we should all be concerned with this topic. Free Them

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Sex Work: Shae Invidiata, Free Them

Feb. 22, 2021

I speak to Shae Invidiata, Founder and Executive Director of Free Them to discuss human trafficking…

Sex Work

Sex Work: Kim Pyke and the Experiences faced by Sex Workers

Feb. 16, 2021

Kim Pyke discusses her experiences as a sex worker and many of the challenges faced. Kim featured i…

Sex Work

Sex Work: Alex MacDonnell, Executive Director Stepping Stone NS

Feb. 9, 2021

Alex MacDonnell is the Executive Director of Stepping Stone, the only non-profit organization in th…

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Climate Change - a Different Perspective with Andy West

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Andy West discusses the cultural narrative that is climate change. Climate Etc. Andy West's Article…

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Is Apathy Being misread as Discrimination?

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About the Host

Christopher Balkaran


Hi and welcome! I created the Strong and Free Podcast to be the place to explore interesting perspectives on the topics of our time. Through this exploration, I hope to provide a welcoming environment to all guests to feel that they can share their ideas and opinions without judgment. My hope is you will take something from each episode that can add to your own perspectives.

I'm always looking for feedback and ideas for topics and future guests. Feel free to connect with me anytime and let me know what you think!