Professor LeBaron was the featured guest on American journalist Mary Kay Magistad’s well-known podcast, Whose Century Is It? LeBaron discussed key business dynamics of the tea supply chains and its business models, drawing on findings from the Global Business of Forced Labour project. The discussion also covers supermarket consumer goods more generally, and the endemic nature of poor labour standards across global agricultural industries and beyond.
The interview goes on to consider the relevance of US prison labour for US consumers in their supermarket shopping, and how this relates to the long history of racialised forced labour and slavery in the country.
The episode is called ‘Modern slavery in your grocery cart’ and is available to listen online here.