How much is your body worth? Investigative reporter Scott Carney, author of the new book The Red Market, figures his is worth $250,000. Carney spent five years tracing the financially lucrative and deeply secret trade in human bodies and body parts. Despite government crackdowns -- selling body parts is banned in nearly every corner of the world -- Carney says the "red market" is where several billion dollars' worth of humanity changes hands every year. In my latest 1:2:1 podcast, Carney discusses what he discovered “on the trail of the world’s organ brokers, bone thieves, blood farmers and child traffickers.” It’s truly a dark portrait of humanity at its worst.
An audio copy of the book will be available later in the summer. You can hear an excerpt here.