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“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Alternative Frequencies | غيّر الموجة is a new bilingual podcast by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies - a Beirut-based, independent, and non-profit research organization - dropping new episodes every Tuesday at 5PM (UTC+3). Recognizing a renewed interest in understanding the factors that led Lebanon into its overlapping crises, and wanting to discuss ways to move forward during these uncertain times, LCPS brings you informed 30-minute conversations with experts, scholars and activists o ...
 
Originally a group of like-minded friends playing each other their favorite tunes, to hosting some of the worlds biggest DJs, Beirut In the Mix has become a Lebanese institution. BITM has built a solid reputation on its ability to stay one step ahead of the game; from modest 2006 beginnings in random venues scattered around Beirut partially ravaged landscape, the events soon picked up a healthy following and, due to popular demand, the successful monthly parties eventually spurned their own ...
 
14 months. 30 Banks. An all-access pass into the mind of one of Southern California’s most prolific bank robbers. On the show, Joe Loya - the so-called “Beirut Bandit” - reveals his story of transformation from abusive childhood to prolific bank robber, violent convict, ex-con, writer and ultimately, a reconciled son. Produced by Peabody-Award winning podcaster Ben Adair (The Sterling Affairs, Dr. Death, Reveal) at Western Sound in partnership with Acast Studios.
 
Ali El-Darsa in discussion with international artists. "Conversations" is a podcast focusing on contemporary art practices. Ali El-Darsa, born in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works between Canada, Germany and Lebanon. He holds a Master of Visual Studies (MVS Studio) from Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia/Cyberarts from Concordia University, Montréal.
 
Jason Kaakoush introduces MixFM’s latest addition to the weekend shows. Truth Or Dare hosts DJs from around the globe introducing secret weapon artists. The show features exclusive live performances, cutting edge studio mixes, artist profiles and previews of exciting unreleased material from various internationally acclaimed labels. Truth Or Dare is set to make a huge impact on electronic music listeners world wide. Truth Or Dare featured the following artists Lauren Lane, Metodi Hristov, Re ...
 
Sarde (noun), [Sa-r-de]: A colloquial term used in the Middle East to describe the act of letting go & kicking off a stream of consciousness and a rambling narrative. The Sarde After Dinner Podcast is a free space based out of the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, where Médéa Azouri & Mouin Jaber discuss a wide range of topics (usually) held behind closed doors in an open and simple way with guests from all walks of life. Have a Sarde every Sunday with new episodes released weekly at 8:00 PM GMT + 3
 
Oliver M ( International Dj and Producer) DJ Oliver M: London based DJ Oliver M is resident at some of Europes clubs, festivals and parties, which includes: UK: Salvation (London & worldwide), Loverbox festival (London). Germany: Love Parade, E-werk & Dice (Berlin), GreenKomm, Sexy & Nightcontrol (Cologne) and Front (Hamburg). NY Muenchen FRANCE: Scream Group & Walk Group (Paris). BELGIUM: La Demence and Naughty – (Brussels). ITALY: Muccasassina & Gorgeous I Am (Rome), The Block (Bologna) an ...
 
Around the world in 80 dates. In this podcast, Jo uses dating apps to meet fascinating singles very much not in her area. Listen to her conversations with her international guests. Follow us on Instagram @swipedawaypodcast Music: Free Range by Mona Wonderlick - https://soundcloud.com/monawonderlick
 
Join Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez. All advertising proceeds go to NYC's Let Us Breathe Fund.
 
True Story Tent is a Middle East-based initiative that brings people together to share and listen to true personal stories. Without the aid of notes, every storyteller stands in front of an audience and shares one true story from their life. In this podcast, we share some of our favorites and speak to the storytellers to get a deeper insight into their stories.
 
Host Mark Valley ventures into the elusive world of intelligence collection and espionage to spot, assess and debrief: spies, spy catchers, analysts, diplomats, security experts and occasionally the storytellers who bring them all to life - a HUMINT Experiment.
 
How was Terry Waite able to build rapport with an Islamic extremist group? After being held captive for nearly four years, the former hostage has spent his life reconciling for peace. He talks to Open University Professor John Wolffe about how his incarceration in Beirut profoundly influenced his view that conflict resolution is rooted in cultural understanding not just religious differences. Terry Waite also discusses how academics could potentially influence politics and policy making.
 
Jared Rizzi, former White House correspondent, hosts "At The Table." Take your seat and join a conversation of diverse voices talking politics and community. Through humor, vulnerability, and intention, we can-- together-- meet the challenges of this moment of history.
 
Listen in as the superlatively knowledgeable Mitchell Owens, Decorative Arts editor at AD (@ADaesthete), talks with the greatest design-world talents of our time about all things aesthetic. From the legacy of iconic decorators to the promise of design’s future, his lively, bold, and engaging conversations truly appeal to a mixed audience of industry pros and design enthusiasts. New episodes Tuesdays.
 
A podcast covering disasters of all kinds throughout history. From tornadoes and earthquakes to mining disasters and arson. From the perspective of a professional fire investigator, I provide the history of the area, a breakdown of how and why the disaster occurs, a timeline of the event, and the resulting aftermath. Sometimes delving into the specific failure mechanisms that occurred if the disaster (or disasters) did not come from nature. Listen along as we go through them together.
 
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0:00 Intro2:40 Storyteller10:59 School Years18:06 Instagram27:57 Liberating32:52 Modern Beirut42:12 Focus of Beirut49:07 Diaspora1:02:54 'Lebanese'1:10:20 Nahda1:18:46 National Narrative1:44:20 Phoenicia1:57:35 Collateral1:59:55 Saydet el BzezWe're with Charles al-Hayek for Episode 270 of The Beirut Banyan.Click to watch:https://youtu.be/4Io4GQGssd…
 
On the season 5 finale episode of Parts Now Known, Ray and Ben talk about Bourdain's return to Beirut. They talk about Bourdain's original trip to the city in 2006 that resulted in being evacuated by US Marines, recent events in Beirut, upcoming episodes in season 6, the Roadrunner documentary coming out later this week, and Ray explains what's goi…
 
Tommy and Ben discuss the criminal charges against Trump’s inaugural committee chair Tom Barrack, President Biden's meeting with the prime minister of Iraq, why the Israeli government is attacking Ben and Jerry's, Xi Jinping's visit to Tibet and tons of Olympic news. Then Tommy talks to journalist Fadil Aliriza about why the Tunisian president dism…
 
Stephen Sackur speaks to Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó. On a range of issues from press freedom to LGBT rights, Hungary routinely ignores the collective interpretation of EU values. Populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban seems to regard his increasingly toxic relationship with the EU’s institutions as a badge of honour and a political as…
 
Olivia Chaney is part of the latest wave of British folk music, although her definition of “folk” is as likely to include Baroque music, Norwegian jazz, and original songs as it is old murder ballads or sea shanties. Chaney plays an assortment of instruments, including guitar and piano, and has a strikingly pure vocal tone. Her debut full-length, T…
 
Chris and Mike unpack the second half of Kill Shot and it's many loose ends. We continue to break down opportunities for a possible third book in the American Assassin "trilogy" to one day bridge the gap from a young Mitch Rapp to the seasoned veteran we first met in Transfer of Power. Are you taking notes, Kyle? Please subscribe, rate & review usi…
 
Since the United States pulled its troops out of Afghanistan at the beginning of July, the Taliban have continued to retake vast swathes of the country. Reports have emerged that they are once again enforcing the same repressive practices of their past rule; including the closure of girls' schools, public beatings and a prohibition on women travell…
 
In this Sarde with Jewelry designer and dear friend Oliver de Gemmayze, we discussed the following: - August 4th and the aftermath - Are we depressed? - Ways to preserve your mental health - The true priorities in Life - The light at the end of the tunnel في هذه السردة مع مصمم المجوهرات والصديق العزيز اوليفر دو جمّيزة، تحدّثنا عن: - ٤ آب وتداعياته …
 
We hear about the start of the war in Darfur, through the eyes of a teenage boy whose life was changed when the Sudanese military allied to a local militia, the Janjaweed, laid waste to villages across the region, killing and raping as they went. We hear from a survivor of Norway's worst day of terror, when a far-right extremist, Anders Breivik, la…
 
Life in Haiti has rarely been easy. It’s the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Corruption is rampant. And it’s been invaded more than once since independence, including by the United States. It’s little wonder that the half-Island nation has suffered repression and political turmoil And, on July 7, it’s president, Jovenel Moïse, was assass…
 
South Africa is facing its deepest political crisis of the post-apartheid era. Days of violence and looting saw more than 200 people killed and thousands arrested. Stephen Sackur speaks to Fikile Mbalula, the country's transport minister. Is the ANC government being confronted with its own failure?By BBC World Service
 
In Appalachia, a "holler" is a colloquialism for a valley or "hollow." So not only is the band name Quiet Hollers a fun oxymoron, it's also a sly shout-out to the band's roots in Kentucky. The group says it makes "weird, sad music for weirdos like you." But they named one of the standout songs from their 2015 self-titled record "Aviator Shades," wh…
 
On this week's episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, executive chef Matt Walton of The Guild House joins the podcast to chat about his family connection to restaurants, how he got his start, going to Ohio State University before enrolling at the Culinary Institute at Bradford, working at Marcella's and The Refectory at the same time…
 
Sugary drink and fast food sponsors have become almost inseparable from sporting superstars and major events like the Olympics. But why are these epitomes of health and exercise aligning themselves with products linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes?Simon Tulett explores the reasons for this relationship's long history and hears about the d…
 
Taal Volcano - the Philippines' most active volcano is threatening its surrounding areas once again. Reports of recent unrest has made locals and residents uneasy. Senator Antonio Trillanes accuses Senator Bong Go and President Duterte of Plunder. The senator alleges that families and business of the senator from Mindanao has amassed projects and m…
 
Tommy and Ben discuss unrest and inequality in South Africa, the spyware for profit industry in Israel, Chinese cyberattacks, climate change news, updates from Haiti and Cuba, Jeff Bezos' trip to space, whether the Australian prime minister pooped his pants and more. Then Mohamed Soltan joins Ben to talk about claims the US government pledged to in…
 
Stephen Sackur speaks to former Haitian Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe. Pity the eleven million people of Haiti; it is hard to think of a nation more comprehensively shattered by many decades of misrule and the ravages of natural disaster. In the latest lurch toward chaos the president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated earlier this month. Who ordered…
 
Guatemalan-born, Mexico City-based cellist, singer, producer, and songwriter Mabe Fratti creates music using electronics, voice, and cello, and the sounds of nature. Fratti has a mighty array of effects, turning the cello into sound source capable of drone, full feedback squeals, percussive plucky samples, and talks about how she is "addicted to im…
 
American Assassin is a hard act to follow, but Vince pulls it off with Kill Shot! Chris and Mike break down the first half of the 2nd (chronological) Mitch Rapp book. We sort through the long cast of characters and competing storylines to figure out why Rapp is operating solo in the City of Lights. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcas…
 
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Michael Holding, the former West Indies cricket great who is now a prominent voice confronting racism. In England, there’s a fierce debate about how best to root out racism, following vile abuse aimed at black footballers. But it’s an issue confronting many sports. Is this a fight sport can win?Image: Michael Hol…
 
In this Sarde with Writer, Director, Actress, and Activist Nadine Labaki, we discussed the following: - The duality that comes with telling tragic stories & leading normal lives afterwards - The creative process behind Nadine’s work and Lebanese Cinema Industry - Armchair criticism and impossible standards - The Thawra Slaughterhouse “No one is pur…
 
Afghans remember life under the Taliban in 1990s Kabul, and we ask Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network about the fall and rise of the Taliban. Plus, Jane Goodall on her ground-breaking study of chimpanzees, why race riots swept northern England in 2001, the remarkable story of a boy trapped in China's Cultural Revolution, and the inventi…
 
Measured by the number of murders Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist. Eight were killed last year; and countless more suffered threats, intimidation and violence. Stephen Sackur speaks to Lydia Cacho - one of Mexico’s most prominent journalists who - after decades of assaults, death threats and at least one assassi…
 
When I was a kid I learned about the Alamo. It’s 1836. Houston said to Travis, fortify the Alamo. Volunteers came from across the continent to fight and die for the dream of a free and independent Texas. Like the Ballad said, One hundred and eighty five holding back five thousand. In the southern part of Texas, near the town of San Antone, like a s…
 
The Brooklyn-based orchestral collective known as The Knights began as an informal gathering of friends to play late night chamber music. Founded by brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen, the Knights have grown into a variable ensemble that brings the element of surprise back into orchestral concerts. Sometimes that’s in the way they present the music, …
 
On this week's episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, Ray chats with Las Vegas chef Sheridan Su of Fat Choy & Every Grain. They talk about how Sheridan first got started, his experience in school and working in New York, working with David Meyer at Sona in Los Angeles before the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star, working at rest…
 
Tommy and Ben discuss the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, the ongoing protests in Cuba, how President Biden should respond to ransomware attacks, new US ambassador nominations, the impact of heat waves on marine life, a new dating app in Iran, and soccer and Olympics news. Then Haitian journalist Widlore Meráncourt talks to Tommy …
 
Stephen Sackur speaks to one of the leading figures in the British Labour party, Jess Phillips MP. She’s a tireless campaigner against domestic violence and has won plaudits for her direct, from-the-heart style of politics. Across continents and cultures there is a common, and corrosive, political phenomenon – rising anger and alienation amongst vo…
 
Pulling from soul and funk, psychedelic rock and punk, New Orleans brass bands and "Gypsy-reggaeton," Mucca Pazza's repertoire is can be a bit proggy (Yes, Weather Report, Rush) and perhaps hard to march to. Chicago’s “interdisciplinary instrumental music and performance ensemble” – or circus-spectacle alt marching band joins us in-studio. (From th…
 
Previously unpublished introduction to my conversation with Jad Ghosn from his podcast, 'Reflection with Jad Ghosn'.For the full episode:https://youtu.be/2-UV_y30tPQWe discuss the July 2006 war, why I started my WalkBeirut tour and The Beirut Banyan podcast, and a general background to storytelling.A special thanks to Jad Ghosn for letting my publi…
 
Are you a #booksmeller, too? Listen to a live unboxing of our advanced reading copy of Enemy at the Gates as Mike butchers the cardboard envelope and buries his nose in the crisp pages of this killer thriller. Unfortunately we do not have a full episode this week, but Mike shares a number of exciting announcements and goings-on in the thrillerverse…
 
Stephen Sackur speaks to one of the past century's most influential environmentalists, James Lovelock. He introduced us to the Gaia hypothesis – the idea that our planet and all the life on it are part of one dynamic, self-regulating system. Lovelock is now 101 years old and still having big thoughts about the future of life on Earth. Have we human…
 
0:00 Intro1:52 Erosion9:18 Safety Issues18:05 Incentives26:18 Biking Today33:50 CorruptionWe're with Elena Haddad and Zeina Hawa for Episode 269 of The Beirut Banyan.Video:https://youtu.be/x1EzebEJM20We discuss incentives needed to position the bicycle as a serious alternative to car usage as well as corruption impacting all things public sector.Ou…
 
When the USSR collapsed it could no longer support North Korea, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths due to starvation and malnutrition. We hear from one survivor and Prof Hazel Smith who explains some of the contributing factors behind the 'long, slow famine'. Also on the programme, the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, why the UK sent all its…
 
Afghanistan, the site of America’s longest war, is changing. The Taliban is gaining ground in the North while peace talks stall. The U.S. continues its withdrawal and the Afghan military is left to pick up the pieces. Here to help us understand what’s going on is Ali M. Latifi. Latifi is an Afghan journalist living in Kabul. His work has appeared i…
 
British quartet Sons of Kemet blends jazz, Afrofuturism, electronic music, hip hop and Caribbean rhythms in their music and is composed of sax/clarinet player and composer Shabaka Hutchings, tuba player Theon Cross, and two drummers - Tom Skinner and Eddie Hick. Their latest album Black to the Future comes packed with urgent social commentary, and …
 
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