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Dissecting the complex narratives of the Middle East through stories.

Dissecting the complex narratives of the Middle East through stories.
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Dissecting the complex narratives of the Middle East through stories.

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English


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Her Side of the Story

7/30/2018
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Ghada and Ranya 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 either of them. They were both left to rebuild new identities as single women in the Middle East as they raised their families alone. In this episode, we hear their stories of divorce, and what came next.

Duration:00:27:37

The Curse of the Pharaohs

7/11/2018
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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, revolution and disappointment. This week on Kerning Cultures, how the Pharaohs ended their curse.

Duration:00:27:44

None of the Above

6/30/2018
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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. Today’s episode is brought to you by Aqeed, insurance made simple in the UAE. http://aqeed.com/

Duration:00:22:04

To Oslo, With Love

5/30/2018
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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 apply for asylum. Elie asked Ziad if she could follow him to Norway, his final destination, and document the journey. He said yes. So commences their odyssey together... and the beginning of a journey neither could have anticipated. Today’s episode is brought to you by Aqeed, insurance made simple in the UAE. http://aqeed.com/

Duration:00:54:10

Resettled (English)

4/30/2018
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From Iraq to Texas: a doctor’s chronicle of rebuilding life from the ground up as a refugee. (English, dubbed version)

Duration:00:28:05

Resettled

4/30/2018
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From Iraq to Texas: a doctor’s chronicle of rebuilding life from the ground up as a refugee. (Original, Arabic).

Duration:00:27:34

Where the Heart Is

3/28/2018
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(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, the UAE is his home. But on paper it isn’t, and likely never will be. So what happens when the only place you know as home in your heart can’t be your home forever? To listen to the uncensored version of this episode, visit our website:...

Duration:00:49:23

KC Listener Mashup: What's in Your Name?

3/20/2018
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A mashup from our listening community exploring the literal meanings and experiences of your Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew names.

Duration:00:06:27

The Mountain

2/28/2018
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"Without the female building block, there will be no security." Ch 2 in our mini-series on women and deradicalisation efforts.

Duration:00:38:54

At the Feet of the Mother

12/30/2017
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This piece was produced in partnership with News Deeply's Women and Girls Hub, as a part of their on-going series about women and radical extremism. You can find more at www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls

Duration:00:29:45

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

11/27/2017
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Ask a Palestinian, ask an Israeli

Duration:00:27:40

What's in a Name?

10/19/2017
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'Yasir?' That's too difficult. I'll just call you Tony.

Duration:00:28:05

Startup Series: Tunis

9/5/2017
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6 years after a revolution, what is it like starting a business in the new Tunisia?

Duration:00:41:39

These Two Lanes Could Take Us Anywhere

7/28/2017
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4,000 miles, a bike trip, an Armenian, a Turk, and a history that doesn't match up. ​​​​​​​

Duration:00:38:50

Not Just My Hijab (Ch 2)

6/7/2017
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4 women, and their hijabs. Chapter 2 of a 2-part series.

Duration:00:21:04

Not Just My Hijab (Ch 1)

6/1/2017
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4 women. And their hijabs. Chapter 1 in a 2-part series, Not Just My Hijab. Have you rated us yet? Consider rating us on whatever platform you're listening to this podcast on! It really helps boost our rankings so other listeners can find out about us.

Duration:00:24:41

KC Soundboard: We're Listening to You

5/1/2017
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Behind the scenes of our startup Kerning Cultures.

Duration:00:16:29

Serious Jolt

3/29/2017
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One man's mission to revive Yemeni coffee for global markets.

Duration:00:27:07

Where Do We Go From Here?

2/8/2017
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A look at (the first) Trump travel ban and its effects.

Duration:00:24:10

Fight or Flight

1/23/2017
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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 Classics, for some of the audio we used.

Duration:00:30:14