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Kerning Cultures

125 EpisodesProduced by Kerning Cultures NetworkWebsite

Stories from the Middle East and North Africa, and the spaces in between.  Kerning Cultures is produced by Kerning Cultures Network. Support this podcast on https://www.patreon.com/kerningcultures for as little as $2 a month.

125 Episodes | 2015 - 2022

Introducing… Masafat

June 23rd, 2022

49:58

We’re excited to share another podcast from the Kerning Cultures Network with you.

Masafat is Kerning Cultures’ soul sister. It’s a series of Arabic …

Sheikh Imam: Voice of Dissent

May 27th, 2022

45:25

A blind oud player from humble beginnings, Sheikh Imam’s destiny changed drastically when he met a dissident poet called Ahmed Fouad Negm, and they …

The Intifada Tapes

May 13th, 2022

22:17

Stuck in his Palestinian hometown of Jenin during lockdown, Mo’min Swaitat walked into an old music shop where thousands of dusty cassettes lined the …

Rocket Man

April 29th, 2022

43:33

In the 1960s, a college professor and his group of students were determined to build and launch rockets into space. And so, they did. This week, on …

Saving Mesopotamia's Marshes

April 22nd, 2022

16:54

Azzam Alwash remembers the marshlands of southern Iraq as a magical place, where he would spend long days gliding through the thick reeds by boat …

The Perfect Renaissance Man

April 15th, 2022

21:27

In the 1930s, the architect Nasri Khattar had an idea to singlehandedly overhaul the Arabic script. For the next 47 years, he worked day and night to …

The Sleeping Children

April 8th, 2022

47:58

In 2012, a Yazidi family fled to Sweden in the hope of a better life, far from persecution. After nearly six troubled years struggling to seek asylum without proper paperwork, their traumatised daughter “fell asleep” - …

The Rise and Fall of #MeToo in Egypt: Part 2

April 1st, 2022

26:38

A warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence and assault.

As Egyptian women celebrated the arrest of serial predator and rapist …

The Rise and Fall of #MeToo in Egypt: Part 1

March 25th, 2022

33:16

A warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence and assault.

In the summer of 2020, a 22-year-old Egyptian woman made the difficult …

Zabelle

March 17th, 2022

48:21

In 1917, a musical prodigy called Zabelle Panosian recorded a song that captured the heartbreak of a generation of Armenian Americans in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. She toured the world, selling thousands of …

The Burning Library

March 10th, 2022

23:43

In 1962 the library at the University of Algiers was burned to the ground, turning hundreds of thousands of books to dust. But it was overshadowed by Algeria’s independence from the French, and was largely forgotten. So …

A note to listeners

March 4th, 2022

1:22

We’re holding off on releasing this week’s Kerning Cultures episode. Instead, we’re sharing resources on how to help the crisis in Ukraine. You can …

Hi Jolly

February 24th, 2022

35:06

This week, we’re following the trail of an elusive camel herder called Hadj Ali (or, as the Americans called him; Hi Jolly). He was one of the first …

Mother Tongue

February 17th, 2022

35:38

How do you preserve a language when your government is actively trying to erase it?

Abduweli Ayup is a Uyghur linguist who was trying to stop the Chinese government from replacing Uyghur with Mandarin. He had been …

The Freemason

February 10th, 2022

36:41

A family secret, hidden for decades by a grandfather in Iraq, gets uncovered by his grandson - who chooses to revive a potentially dangerous legacy.

This episode was produced by Alex Atack and Tamara Juburi, and edited …

Syria's Stolen Memories

February 3rd, 2022

41:41

During the Syrian war, a group of archeologists risk their lives to record the damage being done to their country’s cultural heritage, just as it was …

Operation Boulder

January 27th, 2022

36:59

Since 9/11, US governmental agencies have poured millions of dollars into spying on Arabs, Muslims and Arab Americans. Their surveillance has changed …

This season on Kerning Cultures...

January 21st, 2022

4:13

Kerning Cultures season 3 launches next week, January 27th. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get podcasts so you don't miss an episode.

Support …

A conversation with the team

January 14th, 2022

11:41

Ahead of the latest season (which launches at the end of this month!), our team gets together to talk about what they’re excited for, and what …

Loving Lynn

July 1st, 2021

24:26

Lynn left behind her hometown village in the Philippines for a housekeeping job in Lebanon at the age of 23. It was only meant to be temporary… until she met Butros, her employer’s nephew, and they fell in love. But for …

A Tale of Two Inventors

June 25th, 2021

31:22

His whole life, Walid Waked had been told that his great grandfather invented the Arabic typewriter. And then, one day, he learned that another …

Elephants in the Desert

June 17th, 2021

28:59

Faysal Bibi and his team of palaeontologists have been captivated by this one particular moment that took place in the Abu Dhabi desert seven million …

The Things That Can't Speak

June 10th, 2021

18:41

Ronnie Chatah started giving his walking tours of Beirut in 2008, during a period of stability for the city. He would guide tourists through the …

The Missing Archives

June 3rd, 2021

44:09

In 1968, a trio of Palestinian filmmakers began making films about life under Israeli occupation. Almost 15 years and over 90 films later, their film unit became a dominant force in the Arab film industry. But in 1982, …

Escape to Cairo

May 27th, 2021

32:29

In October 1960, the walls were closing in for Patrice Lumumba. Months earlier, he had been celebrated as the Congo’s first democratically elected …

Abandoned Ships: Part 2

May 20th, 2021

22:19

After their employer abandoned the vessel they was working on, Vikash Mishra and his crew spent nearly three years stuck on a slowly sinking ship off …

Jerusalem Calling

May 13th, 2021

39:59

Because of what's happening in Palestine this week, we're holding off airing our usual programming. Instead we're going to re-air one of our …

Abandoned Ships: Part 1

May 6th, 2021

28:03

When seafarer Mehmet Gulsen stepped on board the Kenan Mete, he thought he was signing up to a pretty standard 7 month contract, and then he’d be …

Exodus

April 29th, 2021

40:32

Loving Lebanon is one thing; living there is another. Generation after generation, surviving in the homeland sometimes costs too much.

This essay was written and read by Zahra Hankir, and it was originally published in

Found Sound

April 23rd, 2021

47:20

Two stories of music getting lost… and then found again. A record producer unearths a Moroccan masterpiece in the back of a dusty electronics shop in Casablanca, sending him on a long and complicated mission to find out …

Collateral Damage

April 9th, 2021

27:17

In 1942, Lebanon’s National Museum opened in Beirut, celebrating the country’s golden age, and inside, it housed some of the region’s most important …

Viva Brother Nagi

April 2nd, 2021

32:36

Nagi Daifallah was a young farm worker from Yemen who moved to California in the early 1970s, when he was just 20 years old. He went on to become one …

Flagged and Stamped

March 25th, 2021

37:29

Over the last half century, as many nations around our region have gained independence or been through regime change, they’ve have had to ask themselves big questions. Like, what makes our country, our country? What are …

No Victor But God

March 18th, 2021

27:03

The graceful courtyards of Mexico and Puerto Rico aren’t the first places you’d go looking for a secret Islamic history. But a closer look at the …

In Case of Death

March 11th, 2021

31:55

What happens when somebody dies in a country that’s not their home? In the UAE, the answer to that is complicated. This week on Kerning Cultures, …

Whose Genizah?

March 4th, 2021

43:59

In 2015, our producer Nadeen Shaker visited the Cairo Genizah in one of Egypt’s oldest synagogues. It was the place where, thousands of years ago, …

Evacuate Kuwait

February 25th, 2021

33:51

On August 2nd 1990, the Iraqi military invaded Kuwait City overnight, and its residents woke up to a city under occupation. The only airport was put on lockdown, and the Iraqi military set up checkpoints on the city’s …

The A-Word

February 18th, 2021

30:08

Ahmed Twaij explores an often-overlooked issue in the Arab world; racism towards Black Arabs. In this episode, he looks at racism in his own community, taking us from his Iraqi roots, through to modern day slurs still …

Word on the Street

February 11th, 2021

34:50

As 2020 brought us countless examples of injustice and pain, it brought remembrances that we live in a world in need of more - well, work. And that means scrutinising the cities we live in, the homes we rest in, and… …

Operation Nemesis

February 4th, 2021

46:27

After the Armenian Genocide, in which over 1.5 million Christians from the Ottoman Empire were killed by the Ottoman government, the main group of Ottoman leaders behind the atrocities were never made to face …

The K-Pop Wave

January 28th, 2021

36:25

Since 2012, Korean pop culture has captured the imagination of people across the Middle East: from K-pop and K-dramas to Korean language classes and …

This season on Kerning Cultures...

January 21st, 2021

3:56

We're excited to announce that season 2 of Kerning Cultures starts next week. Each Thursday, we'll be bringing you new stories from around the Middle …

Behind the Scenes: Zar and Zabelle

November 26th, 2020

29:32

While we’re gearing up for our next season, we wanted to share a behind the scenes look at what goes into making our episodes.

Hear Trancing with the …

Update: Where the Heart Is

November 5th, 2020

46:51

For his entire life, Maysam has lived in Dubai. His parents are from Syria, a place he hasn’t visited since he was a young child. If you ask him, the UAE is his home. But on paper it isn’t, and likely never will be. So …

Jerusalem Calling

October 1st, 2020

39:28

The Palestine Broadcasting Service started airing in 1936, from a brand new transmitter tower in Ramallah. It was a British station in three languages, aimed at promoting the message of the mandate government throughout …

More Than A Buzz

September 24th, 2020

41:29

In our day-to-day lives, it’s a drink. But for some people, it is not as simple as that. It’s a Sufi’s spiritual companion, an Emirati’s keeper of tradition, and a Yemeni’s connection to his homeland. Today, we dive …

Little Syria

September 18th, 2020

34:29

The lower west side of Manhattan used to be home to the biggest population of Arab immigrants in the US. In the early 20th century, streets were full …

Open Sesame

September 10th, 2020

42:48

In 1979, Iftah Ya Simsim - the Arabic version of Sesame Street - aired for the first time. Over the next ten years, the show was loved by children …

Elephants in the Desert

September 3rd, 2020

27:45

Faysal Bibi and his team of palaeontologists have been captivated by this one particular moment that took place in the Abu Dhabi desert seven million …

The Missing Archives

August 26th, 2020

43:36

In 1968, a trio of Palestinian filmmakers began making films about life under Israeli occupation. Almost 15 years and over 90 films later, their film unit became a dominant force in the Arab film industry. But in 1982, …

Lebanon, USA 2.0

August 21st, 2020

48:16

This week, a special collaboration with one of our all time favourite podcasts: Radiolab. We produced the episode - Lebanon USA - last year, and …

How to Help Beirut

August 7th, 2020

0:50

We’re heartbroken by what happened in Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. Many of us at the Kerning Cultures team are Lebanese, or have close ties to …

Rocket Man

July 30th, 2020

43:03

In the 1960s, a college professor and his group of students were determined to build and launch rockets into space. And so, they did. This week, on …

Zabelle

July 23rd, 2020

50:39

In 1917, a musical prodigy called Zabelle Panosian recorded a song that captured the heartbreak of a generation of Armenian Americans in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. She toured the world, selling thousands of …

Trancing with the Zars

July 17th, 2020

33:07

For centuries in Egypt, Zar was a music and dance ritual believed to heal women from unwanted spirits that possessed their bodies.  But as time went …

Ugly Truth

July 10th, 2020

22:25

This is the ugly truth: racism and anti-Blackness in the Arab world is a common practice and a subject so taboo that many have convinced themselves that it doesn’t even exist. But for those of us who live in these …

Outcast

July 3rd, 2020

31:57

Our producer Nadeen Shaker takes us on her own personal journey in trying to discover why she felt excluded because of her hijab. In Egypt, things …

Unity High: Part 2

June 26th, 2020

24:02

Last year, our producer Darah Ghanem stumbled upon an obscure blog on a nearly forgotten corner of the internet. On it were hundreds of historic …

Unity High: Part 1

June 20th, 2020

30:15

Last year, our producer Darah Ghanem stumbled upon an obscure blog on a nearly forgotten corner of the internet. On it were hundreds of historic …

Summer Season Trailer

June 12th, 2020

3:27

We're back! We'll be here with a new episode of Kerning Cultures every Friday this summer. Here's a quick taste of what's to come.

Kerning Cultures …

Lockdown Diaries

April 8th, 2020

38:35

All of our lives have changed. In this unprecedented time, we wanted to make something to reflect this moment. So today, our Kerning Cultures …

In Depth: Alex on the Da Miri Podcast

February 14th, 2020

1:04:16

While we’re working on our summer season, we’re going to be dropping some bonus episodes into your feed over the next few months. Starting with this one: a special conversation featuring producer Alex Atack, who you’ve …

We're going seasonal

January 23rd, 2020

2:06

This year, we’ll be switching to a seasonal release schedule, rather than one episode every two weeks. Hebah explains why.

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Update: Faraj

December 31st, 2019

50:56

Today, an update on a story from the Kerning Cultures vault.

The little-known, intertwining of history between Yemen and Vietnam, told through the …

Collateral Damage

December 18th, 2019

27:35

In 1942, Lebanon’s National Museum opened in Beirut, celebrating the country’s golden age and inside, it housed some of the region’s most important …

Update: To Oslo With Love

December 4th, 2019

1:00:25

Today, an update on a story from the Kerning Cultures vault.

Elie was a journalist looking for her next story when she met Ziad at a party in …

Our Women on the Ground

November 24th, 2019

36:18

Asmaa al-Ghoul was an ambitious young journalist when she started reporting on Gaza – her hometown – for the newspaper she’d dreamed of working for …

All of Them Means All of Them

November 9th, 2019

44:33

On October 17, people in Lebanon hit the streets to call for a new government. The revolution’s slogan, “all of them means all of them”, spares no …

A Tale of Two Inventors

October 6th, 2019

29:45

His whole life, Walid Waked had been told that his great grandfather invented the Arabic typewriter. And then, one day, he learned that another …

In Case of Death

September 3rd, 2019

30:21

What happens when somebody dies in a country that’s not their home? This week on Kerning Cultures, stories about the group of volunteers who help …

Trailer

August 19th, 2019

3:18

Stories from the Middle East, North Africa, and the spaces in between. 

Support this podcast on patreon.com/kerningcultures for as little as $1 a …

Mother Tongue

August 15th, 2019

35:47

How do you preserve a language when your government is actively trying to erase it?

Abduweli Ayup is a Uyghur linguist who was trying to stop the Chinese government from replacing Uyghur with Mandarin. He had been …

The Fishermen

July 16th, 2019

18:29

Ramchandra Tendel arrived to Abu Dhabi from India in 1989, when he was 20. Since, he's been captain of a fishing boat. Last May, the nets he uses to fish were banned in the UAE; they were causing too much harm to fish …

الصوت الآخر للسودان

July 3rd, 2019

27:52

 ٣ شخصيات تروي كيف تأثرت من انفصال جنوب السودان عن الشمال، وتحدثنا عن المعاناة التي خلقت تساؤلات عن معنى الوطن والانتماء.

Three characters share the struggles of living in post-secession Sudan, and how the 2011 split …

Loving Lynn

June 2nd, 2019

23:21

Lynn left behind her hometown village in the Philippines for a housekeeping job in Lebanon at the age of 23. It was only meant to be temporary… until she met Butros, her employer’s nephew, and they fell in love. But for …

We've got news!

May 1st, 2019

4:59

Kerning Cultures is now the first venture-funded podcast company in the Middle East. Which means we’ve got more shows coming, in both English and …

جوهرة الموصل

April 22nd, 2019

16:46

نور، ترى العالم بصوتها

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Misfits, Volume I

April 2nd, 2019

18:10

Two bite-sized stories from the Kerning Cultures vault. First, is there really Halal Cart drama in New York? And, we explore an ancient farming …

KC Short: Break the Cycle

March 17th, 2019

12:54

We asked women to tell us about their first periods and how it set a tone for how they view their bodies today. A tribute to International Women’s Day.

Produced by Shahd Bani Odeh and Darah Ghanem. With editorial …

The Perfect Renaissance Man

March 2nd, 2019

22:43

In the 1930s, the architect Nasri Khattar tried to completely overhaul the Arabic script – singlehandedly. For the next 47 years, he worked day and …

Lebanon, USA

February 16th, 2019

26:20

In 2016, Fadi Boukaram planned to visit 47 American towns named Lebanon by road. Then, in Lebanon South Dakota, he discovered that all these other Lebanons have more in common with the country than anybody realised. …

أسيرات محررات: ضجيج الشهرة

January 31st, 2019

25:59

لينا خطاب وعهد التميمي ٬أسيرتان  محررتان٬ ترويان لنا ظروف التحقيق والاعتقال القاسية٬ كما تحكيان لنا عن معاناة تجاوزت حدود السجن 

Lina Khattab and Ahed Tamimi were arrested as teenagers. Their stories are years apart, …

Reviving Hamra Street

January 15th, 2019

17:31

In the heart of Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut, Hamra Street once stood as one of the preeminent cultural, economic, and intellectual center of Arab …

Not Just My Hijab

December 31st, 2018

28:06

Often the hijab is perceived as this static, monolithic thing. But of course, it's not that simple – every Muslim woman who chooses to wear, or not …

Faraj, Part II: The USA

December 14th, 2018

28:02

In part one, we told the story of Faraj Al Baadani’s family, which unveiled a little-known history between Yemen and Vietnam. Nearly 40 years later, …

Faraj, Part I: Saigon to Sana'a

December 1st, 2018

19:21

The little-known, intertwining of history between Yemen and Vietnam, told through the lens of a single family. Part one of a story told in two parts.

78 Degrees North

November 16th, 2018

18:31

Short stories about passports, visas, and making “home”. And, the KC team challenge themselves to find a place in the world where visas don’t matter.

Thank you to Mohamed Somji, Liz Eschauzier, Anna Zacarias and Dylan …

A Cinema, Demolished

October 30th, 2018

23:22

When demolition began on the Plaza Cinema in 2015, something unusual happened; Dubai residents began visiting the site to collect mementos from the …

Open Sesame

September 30th, 2018

42:08

In 1979, Iftah Ya Simsim - the Arabic version of Sesame Street - aired for the first time. Over the next ten years, the show was loved by children …

The Descent

September 17th, 2018

16:44

“I still believe this is the scariest moment of my entire life. My face is white, I’m shaking and I'm terrified. I'm frozen––I can't do anything.”

In …

The Things That Can't Speak

August 31st, 2018

19:05

Ronnie Chatah started giving his walking tours of Beirut in 2008, during a period of stability for the city. He would guide tourists through the …

Update: Love in 56KB

August 16th, 2018

29:44

It’s been two years since our story about Rami and Marinka, the Dutch-Lebanese couple who fell in love over MSN Messenger during the Lebanon-Israel war. Not once, but twice, chance brought them together online, sparking …

Her Side of the Story

July 30th, 2018

26:48

Ghada and Ranyah don’t know each other, but their stories have a lot in common. When they each married their husbands, everybody around them assumed they’d live happily ever after. But it didn’t turn out that way, for …

The Curse of the Pharaohs

July 11th, 2018

26:54

This year, the Egyptian national football team ended a 28-year streak of bad luck when they qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. But their road to the tournament wasn’t an easy one. It’s a story of heroism, …

None of the Above

June 30th, 2018

21:23

Every 10 years, the United States Census counts and categorises every person living in America. But for Middle Easterners in America, there has never been a category option. And now, for the first time, there might be.

To Oslo, With Love

May 30th, 2018

53:30

Elie was a journalist looking for her next story when she met Ziad at a party in Istanbul. Ziad was a Syrian refugee hoping to travel to Europe and …

Resettled

April 30th, 2018

27:34

From Iraq to Texas: a doctor’s chronicle of rebuilding life from the ground up as a refugee. (Original, Arabic). 

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Resettled (English)

April 30th, 2018

28:06

From Iraq to Texas: a doctor’s chronicle of rebuilding life from the ground up as a refugee. (English, dubbed version) 

Kerning Cultures is a Kerning …

Where the Heart Is

March 28th, 2018

46:33

(Censored) A story of where we're from - when it's not straightforward.

For his entire life, Maysam has lived in Dubai. His parents are from Syria, a place he hasn’t visited since he was a young child. If you ask him, …

KC Listener Mashup: What's in Your Name?

March 20th, 2018

6:28

A mashup from our listening community exploring the literal meanings and experiences of your Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew names. 

Kerning Cultures is a …

The Mountain

February 28th, 2018

37:23

"Without the female building block, there will be no security." Ch 2 in our mini-series on women and deradicalisation efforts, in partnership …

At the Feet of the Mother

December 30th, 2017

28:08

"How would you like to remember your son?" Ch 1 in a mini-series on women and deradicalisation. 

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Tell Me Something I Don't Know

November 27th, 2017

27:44

Ask a Palestinian, ask an Israeli. 

Kerning Cultures is a Kerning Cultures Network production. Support this podcast on Patreon for as little as $1 a …

What's in a Name?

October 19th, 2017

27:25

'Yasir?' That's too difficult. I'll just call you Tony. 

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Startup Series: Tunis

September 5th, 2017

40:35

6 years after a revolution, what is it like starting a business in the new Tunisia? 

Kerning Cultures is a Kerning Cultures Network production. …

These Two Lanes Could Take Us Anywhere

July 28th, 2017

38:56

4,000 miles, a bike trip, an Armenian, a Turk, and a history that doesn't match up. ​​​​​​​

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Not Just My Hijab (Ch 2)

June 7th, 2017

19:25

4 women, and their hijabs. Chapter 2 of a 2-part series. 

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Not Just My Hijab (Ch 1)

June 1st, 2017

22:33

4 women. And their hijabs. Chapter 1 in a 2-part series, Not Just My Hijab. 

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KC Soundboard: We're Listening to You

May 1st, 2017

16:32

Behind the scenes of our startup Kerning Cultures. 

Kerning Cultures is a Kerning Cultures Network production. Support this podcast on Patreon for as …

Serious Jolt

March 29th, 2017

27:12

One man's mission to revive Yemeni coffee for global markets. 

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Where Do We Go From Here?

February 8th, 2017

24:14

A look at (the first) Trump travel ban and its effects. 

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Fight or Flight

January 23rd, 2017

28:00

When you're forced to leave your home, what traditions do you take with you? A journey with an Afghani kite fighting master. 

Credit to The Kite Runner film, a 2007 production by Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount …

Birthplace of the UAE

December 3rd, 2016

24:19

The year is 1959, and 1 in every 2 babies are dying in childbirth in the United Arab Emirates.

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KC Short: Mid East for Trump

October 10th, 2016

14:04

A US election special: meet the Americans of Middle Eastern descent supporting Trump. 

Produced by Hebah Fisher, Razan Alzayani, Fact-checking by …

Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas

August 27th, 2016

41:52

It's 2011, and Bahrain is a divided society. Can they reconcile?  

Correction: The episode erroneously claims Yacoub is a current member of the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse; he is only a …

Border(less)

July 21st, 2016

1:00:12

How do you lose a family member in Europe's elusive borders? And as a refugee how do you navigate the world of smugglers when crossing the English Channel? At a time when nations are sealing off their borders, we …

Love in 56KB

May 31st, 2016

21:48

An epic modern love story. He was in Beirut during the Lebanon-Israel war; she was in a small village outside of Rotterdam. They met on MSN Messenger.

Produced by Alex Atack, Razan Alzayani, and Hebah Fisher, with sound …

My Mother's Country, Mother Of The World (Ch 2)

March 23rd, 2016

22:08

"No one believed I was moving back to Cairo; it's a jungle there."
Chapter 2 finalises our exploration into Egyptian brain drain.

Featuring guests Sylvia, Alaa Shaker, and Tarek Hosny. Produced by Razan Alzayani and …

My Mother's Country, Mother Of The World (Ch 1)

March 17th, 2016

29:33

What do we owe the places that raised us? Egypt has the highest rate of voluntary emigration in MENA, and we wanted to know why. Chapter 1 in a …

Poetry, Deconstructed.

December 17th, 2015

19:35

The creative process, deconstructed. This episode we take you behind the scenes to capture raw human talent: the intimate brainstorming, trials, and experimentation of 3 musicians and a poet preparing for a spoken word …

Finding Center

December 1st, 2015

27:10

Finding center: physical, spiritual, mentally.

Story I: [0:00-6:57] Finding Yourself in the Reflection of a Horse
Story II: [6:58-13:36] Finding Peace …

Reviving Hamra Street

October 26th, 2015

15:55

Painting Beirut's diaries on its walls. 

Featuring Yazan Halwani and Maria Abunnasr. Produced by Dana Ballout with editorial support by Hebah Fisher. …

Startup Series: UAE

October 12th, 2015

26:02

Is Dubai the next Silicon Valley of the Middle East? Startup stories from the United Arab Emirates. Featuring Alborz Toofani of Snappcard, Elissa Freiha of WOMENA, and Baher Alhakim of Cloudappers. 

Produced by Hebah …

Startup Series: Egypt

October 11th, 2015

25:49

Egyptian startups: a different kind of revolution.

This episode features Mahmoud Abdelfattah, founder of bkam.com, Con O'Donnell, co-founder and …

Startup Series: Lebanon

September 23rd, 2015

20:48

Our first episode of Kerning Cultures! Water and electricity cut daily, and yet $400M for startups. Sstarting a company in Lebanon, through the lens …

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https://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/650c5084-d813-4594-aae1-a5fd007677a7/9066a9cb-8ef6-4bdb-8540-a657014ae8df/caed9bac-750b-4552-9f27-a657014ae8e3/podcast.rss

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
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Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens