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Episodes

The advantages of mobility

10/15/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a podcast about migrants and crises. To begin the show, we look at some of the context shaping the appalling treatment of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and neighbouring countries. South Asia Director of Human Rights Watch, Meenakshi Ganguly (@mg2411) tells Mike Meehall Wood about why these terrible things are happening. Then, resident policy wonk Sophie Pornschlegel speaks with Thomas Huddleston from the Migration Policy Group (@migpolgroup)...

Duration: 00:38:46


German Election Special

9/21/2017
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On this special episode of the Migrant Crisis Podcast, regulars Mike Meehall Wood, Sophie Pornschlegel and a special guest, political journalist extraordinaire Jon Worth discuss the upcoming elections in Germany; where the parties stand on immigration, the political dowsing of Angela Merkel, a potential "Jamaican" coalition and the general prick-ness of the AFD. Breathe a big sigh of relief, it's almost over.

Duration: 00:36:27


So it's come to this: a clip show.

7/19/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, produced by Frey Lindsay, Sophie Pornschlegel and Mike Meehall Wood. This episode is a clip show, as we feel we've done enough original shows to earn it and also Mike has to move flat. We're looking back over the last few years of the migrant crisis, through the eyes of refugees themselves as well as health professionals and volunteers. We'll hear journeys across the sea, struggles to adapt to a new land and the near-impossibility of asking for...

Duration: 00:45:18


June 19th: Blowback

6/20/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, our second election and terrorism episode in a row. This time round, Northern Ireland correspondent Mike Meehall Wood explains to us the Democratic Unionist Party and why the English Tories have made an alliance with them. After that we speak to Mudassar Ahmed, an interfaith organiser and communications expert, about how terrorism shapes and damages the lives of Britain's substantial muslim community. *Please note, these conversations were recorded...

Duration: 00:36:53


June 5th: UK Election Special

6/6/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, this week reporting live on the frontlines of the UK General Election, pre-recorded from a room in East Berlin. On this episode, Mike Meehall Wood and Sophie Pornschlegel look at the terror attacks in England: how we react to and view terrorists in our midst. Then, they'll be comparing the migration policies of the Conservatives, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats. Mike will question why we've included the Lib Dems on that list, and Sophie will...

Duration: 00:31:22


May 15th: Play the game.

5/16/2017
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On this episode, Mike Meehall Wood travels to the border between Serbia and Hungary to see up close the flow of migration from one direction and the violence from the other. While there, he speaks with Dan Song of the volunteer group Fresh Response in Subotica, Serbia, on the horrific treatment meted out by Hungarian border guards towards refugees trying to cross, or "playing the game". Mike also speaks with Mark Kekesi, spokesperson for the Migrant Solidarity Group of Szeged, Hungary....

Duration: 00:35:59


April 24th: Bonne chance.

4/26/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a show for people who want to learn more about the causes and effects of migration. On this episode: -Frey Lindsay and Sophie Pornschlegel discuss the French elections and which candidate is the least worst on refugees and migration policy. - Tara Sepehri Far, an Iranian researcher for Human Rights Watch living in the US, describes the social and political effect of President Trump's immigration ban on Iranians in both countries. - Sophie and Mike...

Duration: 00:33:00


April 10th: The protracted nature of crisis.

4/10/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a show that tries to look deeper into the causes and effects of migration without being too dull. To that end, this is the second of a two-part series looking at: the worsening famine in South Sudan, the massive phenomenon of internally displaced people across the world and the effect of the Turkey-EU deal one year on. If you want to hear us discussing the background and context of these issues, go back one episode in the podcast feed to the episode...

Duration: 00:34:37


March 27th: Famine is a catalyst for war. War is a catalyst for famine.

3/30/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a podcast about the Migrant Crisis, with Sophie Pornschlegel, Mike Meehall Wood and Frey Lindsay. On this episode, we're forgoing the noise of Trump, Tories and Brexit and focussing instead on some less-exposed corners of the refugee crisis. This episode is part one of two: today we're talking about the historical and political backgrounds of; the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan; the monolithic and confusing phenomenon of Internally Displaced...

Duration: 00:32:49


March 13th: Leveraging fear.

3/13/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a show normally hosted by three people, today hosted by one. This episode is brought to you by Transfergo. On this episode, Frey Lindsay speaks to Lord Alfred Dubs about the halt of the Dubs amendment (which tried to bring unaccompanied child refugees into the UK, don't forget), and the paltry excuses given. Then, New York Times Magazine staff writer and Slate Political Gabfest host Emily Bazelon joins us to discuss the revised Trump travel ban, and...

Duration: 00:30:29


February 28th: Glad to know you're, you know, alive.

2/28/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, with Sophie Pornschlegel, Mike Meehall Wood, and Frey Lindsay. This episode is brought to you by Transfergo. www.transfergo.com/en We've a lot to get through this hour, so let's not mess about. On this episode we are looking at the way data and statistics affect refugees and the way we see them. Aside from some news roundup, involving Messrs. Trump and Dubs, we will be hearing from: - Johanna Olseryd, from the Swedish National Council for Crime...

Duration: 00:47:48


February 16: It's about the life they want. (The LGBT episode)

2/16/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, a show about diversity made by three straight white people. This episode is brought to you by Transfergo. https://www.transfergo.com/en It's LGBT history month, and to celebrate we are bringing you some of the voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender refugees, and those that work to help them integrate and find new lives: - Javid Nabiyev, an Azerbaijani political activist who fled after being publicly outed, tells us of the continued struggle in a new...

Duration: 00:26:40


January 30: The Undocumented Struggle

1/30/2017
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, an attempt to make sense of the eminently sense-unmakeable, hosted by Mike Meehall Wood, Sophie Pornschlegel and Frey Lindsay. This episode is brought to you in partnership with TransferGo. This week, of course President Trump's immigration ban has thrown the worlds of many into chaos, and mobilised fierce resistance from the public. At the outset of mass protests, we speak with Stevens Orozco, activist with Truth2Power in Houston, then we'll hear...

Duration: 00:47:53


Extra: Hello 2017, please be nice.

1/17/2017
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It's 2017, and oh look, the migrant crisis is still going. On this short episode, Mike Meehall Wood, Sophie Pornschlegel and Frey Lindsay discuss what this year has in store for refugees and migration. Things to look out for include: The continuing collapse of European cooperation, the impact of the Valletta conference on migration in Africa, the change in German policy after the Berlin Attack and the novel media narratives that will distort all of this. It's going to be a long year. Apart...

Duration: 00:18:53


Episode 26: Hope kind of leaves you.

12/18/2016
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, an exercise in people slowly learning about the crisis while pretending to be authorities on it. On this episode; - Australia has an appalling refugee policy. Resident Australian Frey Lindsay has just returned from there, and tells the tale of the country that basically doesn't exist if you're arriving by boat. - Marcus Wilson at Conflict Armament Research discusses their recent report on Islamic State's attempts to create weaponised drones. - Mike...

Duration: 00:40:15


Episode 25: There is nothing, only death.

11/4/2016
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, an attempt to turn totally uninformed opinions into just mostly uninformed opinions. On this episode, alternatively titled "Episode 25: Better late than never?"; - Mike Meehall Wood and Frey Lindsay discuss the plan of Tory MP David Davies, who wants to check refugee children's teeth to make sure they're not lying about their age (there's an image...). They also talk about Nauru, and how you literally can't bribe refugees to stop trying for asylum. -...

Duration: 00:36:35


Episode 24: Everybody wants to leave, but they can’t.

10/6/2016
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, the show that thinks it can help an international humanitarian tragedy with politics degrees and Simpsons quotes. As ever, our hosts are journalists Sophie Pornschlegel, Mike Meehall Wood and Frey Lindsay. On this episode; - Mike and Frey talk about the end of the Syrian ceasefire. Did it work? Did we think it would work? Did it work better than we thought it would? Who was it between again? Now who’s fighting who? Which one’s are committing war...

Duration: 00:42:10


Episode 23 - We were hoping to have a better life, but now we are in Nauru.

9/5/2016
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, the show that explores migration, war, and culture and frames it all through political analysis and Simpsons jokes. On this Episode: - We take our first look at the horrors of the Nauru detention facilities, and the continuing trainwreck that is Australia's asylum policy. - Mike speaks with Abdalaziz Alhamza, an activist and co-founder of Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently, on their tireless work to report on life in Daesh's stronghold. - And Frey...

Duration: 00:35:21


Episode 22 - People are dying every day, every minute, because of us.

8/18/2016
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, the show that explores migration, war, culture, and politics and frames it all through analysis, swearing and Simpsons jokes. On this Episode: - Sophie, Frey and Mike discuss police militarisation in London and new Anti-Terror laws in Germany. - Frey speaks with Eros Rrodhe of Migrate UK, on the position for EU migrants currently living in post-Brexit Britain. - Sophie speaks with Dr. Leyla Dakhli, at a screening of the new film Fuocoammare (Fire at...

Duration: 00:49:31


Episode 21 - The Five Walls.

7/27/2016
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Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, the show that explores migration, war, culture, and politics and frames it all through analysis, swearing and Simpsons jokes. On this episode; - Sophie Pornschlegel explains the formation of the latest neo-Nazi party in Germany; - Frey Lindsay and journalist Jinan Rahma speak with Dr. Imran Awan of Birmingham City University, about the Five Walls of Islamophobia on social media; - Sophie, Frey, and Mike Meehall Wood take a look at startup culture, and...

Duration: 00:50:15

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