Dardasha Weekly: A Middle East Podcast
About This Show
Dardasha Weekly provides commentary on the breaking news and pressing issues coming out of the Middle East helping listeners make sense of the region. Drawing on years of experience studying and living in the Arab World, hosts Mike White and Danny Stoker provide historical, political, and cultural context to the events unfolding in one of the most complex, fascinating, and misunderstood regions in the world.
Most Recent Episode
Can Syria be Put Back Together?
The Syrian civil war has been exacerbated by the weakness of the competing parties involved. The Syrian opposition is divided, the regime relies on the foreign support of Hizballah, Iran, and Russia. The country continues to fragment and appears to be losing any sense of national cohesion. In this week's episode, Mike and Danny discuss whether or not Syria can be re-united.
Rated 4 out of
This show, while a little unpolished, does a great job of discussing less talked about issues in the Middle East and providing historical and cultural context to them. If you want to gain a greater understanding of the Middle East this is a good place to start
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of
As someone who lives in the Middle East I can say that Mike and Danny are exteremly knowledgable. The discussions are very informative and their recurring disagreements give a feeling that the listeners get a balanced picture of the events discussed.
Date published: 2015-03-25