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Season #1 Episodes

Bonus – November 14th, 2022

The Creative Process

A conversation with multi-disciplinary artist and violinist Haig Papazian and designer Jamal Saleh.

Guest: Haig Papazian, Jamal Saleh

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November 7th, 2022

The Interview: Jeffrey Feltman

What drives U.S. foreign policy and who are the humans devising the policies? A look behind the scenes of American diplomacy.

Guest: Jeffrey Feltman

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October 31st, 2022

Narrating the Middle East

Can we understand a culture and a region when we don’t read its authors? A discussion with authors, poets and literary agents from the Middle East about reaching new audiences.

Guests: Zeina Hashem Beck, Ahmed Naji, Yasmina Jraissati

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October 24th, 2022

Roe v. Wade v. Women Everywhere

The overturning of Roe v. Wade reverberates far beyond the U.S. Women in the Middle East discuss abortion, sex education and their view of My Body My Choice.

Guests: Dr. Sandrine Atallah, Nana Abuelsoud, Sura from Mauj

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October 17th, 2022

Impunity from Syria to Ukraine

Why does the West focus on Putin’s actions in Ukraine but not in Syria? A discussion around impunity, war and the search for justice.

Guests: Janine di Giovanni, Olena Sotnyk, Wafa Mustafa

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October 10th, 2022

Netflix, Boundaries and Film in the Arab World

How are the Middle East’s top film directors and producers telling local stories for a global audience and working around the region’s taboos? A conversation about creativity, censorship and online streaming.

Guests: Tima Shomali, Wissam Smayra, Butheina Kazim

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October 3rd, 2022

What The Hell Happened?

What do Beirut, Kabul and Hong Kong have in common? A discussion about the loss of freedom and what it feels like for a young generation watching the world around them unravel.

Guests: Muqadessa Yourish, Lina Mounzer, Shawn Yuan

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