454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

Jan 6, 2012
NOTE: This American Life has retracted this story because we learned that many of Mike Daisey's experiences in China were fabricated.
NOTE: This American Life has retracted this story because we learned that many of Mike Daisey's experiences in China were fabricated. We have removed the audio from our site, and have left this transcript up only for reference. We produced an entire new episode about the retraction, featuring Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz, who interviewed Mike’s translator Cathy and discovered discrepancies between her account and Mike’s, and New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, who has reported extensively on Apple. Ira also re-interviewed Mike Daisey to learn why he misled us.

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Workers at an electronics factory in Shenzhen, China. Courtesy of Mike Daisey.

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