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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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United States

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Dissecting the complex narratives of the Middle East through stories.

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English


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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


Birthplace of the UAE

12/3/2016
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The year is 1959, and 1 in every 2 babies are dying in childbirth in the United Arab Emirates.

Duration: 00:26:28


KC Short: Mid East for Trump

10/10/2016
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A US election special: meet the Americans of Middle Eastern descent supporting Trump. For more, visit our episode page. Produced by Hebah Fisher, Razan Alzayani, Fact Checking by Lilly Crown, with sound design by Mohamed Khreizat.

Duration: 00:14:04


Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas

8/27/2016
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It's 2011, and Bahrain is a divided society. Can they reconcile? -- For more, visit this episode's page. Produced by Hebah Fisher, Razan Alzayani, and Lilly Crown, with sound design by Ramzi Bashour. Update 29 August 2016: The episode erroneously claims Yacoub is a current member of the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse; he is only a supporter of their efforts.

Duration: 00:42:12


Border(less)

7/21/2016
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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 explore the nuances of migration, border ambiguity and smuggling in this episode of Kerning Cultures.

Duration: 01:00:52


Love in 56KB

5/31/2016
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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 design by Ramzi Bashour.

Duration: 00:22:21


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

3/23/2016
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"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 Hebah Fisher, with editorial support and sound design by Ramzi Bashour.

Duration: 00:22:16


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

3/17/2016
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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 two-part series on emigration from Egypt. Featuring guests Ahmed Yossef, Abdelrahman Erlebach, and Iman Dawood. Produced by Hebah Fisher, Razan Alzayani, and Lilly Crown, with editorial support and sound design by Ramzi Bashour. Images and supplementary article on our website.

Duration: 00:29:41


Poetry, Deconstructed.

12/17/2015
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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 performance. What's more, is this is the first time the group has ever come together to play. Listen as they find their groove and harmonise in a beautiful ascension you never typically are privy to. Featuring Maruan Betawi, Farah Chamma, Ahmad Molham Makki, and Eleftheria...

Duration: 00:19:32


Finding Center

12/1/2015
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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 in a Hula Hoop Story III: [13:37-26:37] Reconciling Islam and Astronomy Featuring Kelly Eide, Teeba Alkhudairi, and Nidhal Guessum

Duration: 00:27:06

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