Smart Talks

By Elizabeth Smart Foundation

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Every 73 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Every 9 minutes that person is a child. Each week, join kidnapping survivor, Elizabeth Smart, as she speaks with therapists, survivors and experts as they share stories of empowerment, recovery, and hope. If you have ever been, or know someone who has ever experienced the horrors of sexual assault, then this podcast is for you!

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Episode 21: Claudia's Story
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Claudia do Val is the #1 ranked female jiu-jitsu black belt in the world. In this episode, she shares her story and encourages survivors to speak their truths. Due to the ongoing legal situation with her case, Claudia was unable to share any specific details about her story in this episode. She encourages listeners to listen to this podcast in conjunction with an earlier interview, which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSayInaGWc4&feature=youtu.be&t=2550

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Aug 03, 2020
Episode 20: Native Women and Sexual Violence
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Native American women experience the highest rates of domestic violence, sexual violence, and sex trafficking of any group in the United States. Lynnette Grey Bull and Kylie Hunts-In-Winter share the struggles Native Women face every day to stay safe as well as receive proper justice for crimes against women.

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Jul 31, 2020
Episode 19: Betrayal Trauma
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A pioneer in betrayal trauma, LifeStar therapist Dorothy Maryon shares insights on navigating its complicated and often debilitating effects.

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Jul 27, 2020
Episode 18: Rape is not just a women's issue, it's a human issue
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Marty Liccardo is a coordinator for men's health and violence prevention for the Department of Health. In this episode of Smart Talks, Marty explains why rape is not just a women's issue, but a human issue.

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Jul 20, 2020
Episode 17: Rape amid COVID-19
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Stephanie Murguia, Executive Director of the Rape Recovery Center, shares insights and helpful resources for rape victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jul 13, 2020
Episode 16: Nancy's Story
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Three time Olympic gold medalist and sexual assault survivor, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, shares her story of rape and why it's important to love victims, especially during their most unlovable moments.

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Jul 06, 2020
Episode 15: Understanding Trauma
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In the United States, 89% of adults report having experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Most adults report exposure to multiple traumatic events (Widen the Window, p. 17). Trauma expert and therapist, Todd Olson discusses trauma and how it affects the way victims process and cope.


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Jun 29, 2020
Episode 14: Julie's Story
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31 years–that's how long Julie endured the horrors of abuse, including child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human sex trafficking. Harvard researcher and professor of psychiatry, Dr. James A. Chu, described Julie's story as "one of the most egregious histories of lifelong abuse I have ever encountered." 

Trigger warning: The subject matter in this episode of Smart Talks may be triggering for some listeners.

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Jun 22, 2020
Episode 13: Sean's Story
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1 in 6. That's the ratio of men who experience sexual abuse or assault. One of those men is Sean Escobar. In this Smart Talks episode, Sean shares his story of survival, confronting his abuser, and what he's done to save others from the same fate.

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Jun 19, 2020
Episode 12: Somatic Therapy
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Therapist Debbie Reid dives into Somatic Therapy, what it is, and how it can help victims recover and heal from sexual assault.

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Jun 15, 2020
Episode 11: Jolene’s Story
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Babysitting jobs can be a great way for young girls to make money. For Jolene, it was a sexual abuse nightmare.

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Jun 08, 2020
Episode 10: Elizabeth’s Anniversary
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On June 5, 2002, Elizabeth was kidnapped from her home during the early morning hours. 18 years later she share a special message of hope in this uplifting episode of Smart Talks.

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Jun 05, 2020
Episode 9: Stockholm Syndrome, fact or fiction?
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Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Duggard and Dr. Rebecca Bailey share new research that debunks the Stockholm Syndrome theory.





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Jun 01, 2020
Episode 8: In a world of online predators... don't be the prey.
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How exposed are you online? Elizabeth and Miyo talk with computer scientist, Chris, Carlston, about online safety, including social media and smartphone apps.

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May 26, 2020
Episode 7: Cathy's Story, Part 2
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Drugged, kidnapped, and trafficked across state lines. This is the continued story of Cathy, and it all started with a dating app.

Trigger Warning: In this two-part episode of Smart Talks, Cathy describes, in detail, her harrowing experience and escape. Listener discretion is advised.

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May 18, 2020
Episode 7: Cathy's Story, Part 1
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Drugged, kidnapped, and trafficked across state lines. This is the story of Cathy, and it all started with a dating app.

Trigger Warning: In this two-part episode of Smart Talks, Cathy describes, in detail, her harrowing experience and escape. Listener discretion is advised.

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May 11, 2020
Episode 5: Giving Tuesday Special Guest, Darkness to Light
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90% of children are abused by someone they know and trust. 30% are abused by a close family member. Because of quarantining and social distancing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many children have been forced into cohabitation with their abusers. In this special Giving Tuesday episode of Smart Talks, Elizabeth and Miyo are joined by Katelyn Brewer from Darkness to Light. For two decades, Darkness to Light has been empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse through education, community advocacy, and research.

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May 05, 2020
Episode 6: Giving Tuesday Special Guest, Fight Against Domestic Violence
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Due to the spread of COVID-19, victims of domestic violence are being quarantined with their abusers. In this special Giving Tuesday episode of Smart Talks, Elizabeth and Miyo talk with guests Jessie Richards and Brooke Muir from Fight Against Domestic Violence. Jessie and Brooke shed light on domestic violence in the United States and how we can help victims and their families through shelters and other resources.


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May 05, 2020
Episode 4: Bri's Story
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Sexual assault can happen to anyone, at any time, at any place, and sharing what happened with others can feel vulnerable and scary. In this episode, talented singer, songwriter, and former American Idol contestant, Bri Ray shares her story about the brazen abuse she experienced and the loving support she received from friends and family to help her come forward.



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May 04, 2020
Episode 3: Avremi's Story
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In the United States, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 5 boys will experience sexual abuse before age 18–such was the case for Jewish Rabbi, Avremi Zippel. In this eye-opening episode, Avremi shares his story of recovery, healing, and justice after being abused for years by his nanny.

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Apr 30, 2020
Episode 2: Ilima-Lei's Story
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Sometimes abuse comes from those in highly trusted positions. This week join Elizabeth and Miyo as they speak with reigning Bellator MMA Flyweight Champion and sexual assault survivor, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane. As a native Hawaiian, Ilimia-Lei shares her story of rising above sexual misconduct at the hand of a former coach, and sheds light on the various forms of abuse plaguing indigenous populations.

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Apr 28, 2020
Episode 1: Welcome to Smart Talks
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Apr 16, 2020