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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
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#49: Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl
Majd Abdulghani is a teenager living in Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive countries for women in the world. She wants to be a scientist. Her family wants to arrange her marriage. From the age of 19 to 21, Majd has been chronicling her life with a microphone, taking us inside a society where the voices of women are rarely heard. She records herself practicing karate, conducting experiments in a genetics lab, and fending off pressure to accept an arranged marriage. In her audio diary, Majd documents everything from arguments with her brother about how much she should cover herself in front of men, to late night thoughts about loneliness, arranged marriages, and the possibility of true love.
Rated 4 out of
Well presented podcast but it's very sad to hear someone sentenced to death. Sometimes innocent people get punished for the crime they did not commit.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of
I just want more!
I love the perspective that radio diaries offers. The podcasts really take you on a journey.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of
It is updated ( seemingly) very
Infrequently but I love it!!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-28