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47 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
Ep 5: Science in Arab world
Nerdiest episode yet. Yemeni scientist Hashem al-Gaili weighs in on the latest science, and the big challenges for science in the Arab world.
7 minutes | Jul 24, 2015
Ep 4: Pets of Damascus
Ever wonder what happens to the livestock and pets of the millions of Syrians who have fled their home? Here's an unusual look at the lives of creatures in a war zone, and the humans who love them.
32 minutes | Jul 9, 2015
Ep 3: Tales of the Marvelous and News of the Strange
A collection of medieval Arabic pulp fiction stories is finally translated into English for the first time. A trashy read, but sexy and deliciously fantastic. Meet orientalist scholar Robert Irwin, who oversaw the translation, and listen to selected readings from the original text.
12 minutes | Jul 9, 2015
Ep 2: Black Ducks
Ismael Mohammed is pushing boundaries in Egypt and the Arab world as he preaches atheism and advocates for separation of state and religion.
14 minutes | Jul 9, 2015
Ep 1: Standing Room Only
Former political detainee, Yazan Awad, recalls his time in Syrian detention after he and his friends got caught organizing peaceful protests.
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