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The Documentary Podcast: Archive 2012
23 minutes | Dec 26, 2012
Burma Dec 2012
New democratic freedoms are allowing farmers to protest as companies grab their land for agriculture and land. Lucy Ash reporting.
24 minutes | Dec 25, 2012
Bollywood Breaking Barriers
Does the Bollywood film industry need to broaden its fanbase to appeal to international, non-Indian audiences to survive in the future?
24 minutes | Dec 22, 2012
Lullabies in the Arab World
A look at the unique narratives and symbolism of the lullabies of the Arab world, which are a form of self-expression for women.
23 minutes | Dec 19, 2012
El Salvador Dec 2012
El Salvador's violent street gangs have made a truce. The murder rate has plummeted, and quality of life for many Salvadorans has improved dramatically. But can it last?
24 minutes | Dec 18, 2012
Bollywood Breaking Barriers
After 100 years of Bollywood cinematic magic, how are filmmakers dealing with India's diverging audiences and wildly different expectations?
24 minutes | Dec 15, 2012
No Greater Love
A powerful memorial to the bravery of an ordinary man Leigh Pitt, who saved a boy from drowning but did not himself survive.
23 minutes | Dec 12, 2012
Argentina’s Numbers Game Dec 2012
The IMF is threatening to throw Argentina out of the Fund if it doesn’t start reporting credible figures for inflation.
24 minutes | Dec 11, 2012
The Cost of Doing Time
Many ex-offenders in the US leave prison indebted to the courts. Why do one in five people in Philadelphia owe around $1.5 billion in criminal court debt?
50 minutes | Dec 8, 2012
For 95 years, the â€˜Anzac Legendâ€™ has been at the heart of Australiaâ€™s national identity. Through a government-sponsored programme of commemoration and education, Australians are taught that part of their identity was forged on the battlefields of Europe, the Gallipoli peninsula and in South-East Asia throughout the twentieth century. Sharon Mascal asks what Anzac means today.
49 minutes | Dec 8, 2012
A Long Walk Into History
Sol River talks to James Meredith, who walked into history as the first black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962.
23 minutes | Dec 5, 2012
US Prison Rape Dec 2012
Linda Pressly investigates why rape and sexual abuse is so common in America's huge prison system - and asks if new measures to fight it will succeed.
23 minutes | Dec 4, 2012
John Simpson looks back at the chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, unleashed by Saddam Hussein in 1988. What hope and justice can a new scientific investigation offer to the families of those 5000 civilians who lost their lives?
24 minutes | Dec 1, 2012
The Language of Lullabies
Exploring lullabies from around the world and their role in child development.
23 minutes | Nov 28, 2012
Afghanistan’s Warlords Nov 2012
In many remote areas of Afghanistan – where few foreign journalists have access - it’s the Kalashnikov rather than the ballot box that dictates who holds power.
24 minutes | Nov 27, 2012
The largest Iranian community outside Iran can be found in the heart of LA. What is that diaspora's story? Iranian stand-up comedian and actor Maz Jobrani begins his journey on Westwood Boulevard, a street lined with Iranian stores, restaurants, beauty salons, cafes and businesses, where everyone speaks Farsi and all the shop signs are in Persian.
23 minutes | Nov 21, 2012
Sport and Crime in Trinidad Nov 2012
Nina Robinson investigates whether the government of Trinidad and Tobago's initiative to get more people involved in sport can reduce the country’s high rates of crime.
24 minutes | Nov 20, 2012
Poor Reporting, Nov 2012
What does it take to get people in the rich world engaged in the issue of global poverty? How can you avoid cliché, sentimentality and callousness? What stops people turning off?
23 minutes | Nov 14, 2012
The Mayor of Mogadishu Nov 2012
Andrew Harding joins Mohamed Ahmed Noor who, by request of the president, has returned with his wife and family from a life in London to try and clean up Mogadishu.
23 minutes | Nov 13, 2012
Influence By Degree
Rob Broomby explores how British universities are adapting to commercial times and asks if significant donations could distort the academic agenda.
24 minutes | Nov 10, 2012
Phil Maguire, Chief Executive of the Prison Radio Association (PRA), reports on the launch of Rise Maximum Radio, based inside Trinidad and Tobago's Maximum Security Prison and hears this remarkable radio station's first moments on-air.
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