Retraction: 'Mr Daisey and the Apple factory'

18 April 2012

Having discovered that one of their most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications, a retraction was made by This American Life.  A new episode has now been published which highlights the errors in Mike Daisey's story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China. 


Marketplace’s Chinacorrespondent Rob Schmitz discovered the fabrications.  

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, 2012, Retraction: 'Mr Daisey and the Apple factory', This American Life, viewed 08 October 2015, <>.

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