Captivating Stories about the Middle East

7 episodes

Curated by:
kerningcultures

Maybe you’re homesick for the Middle East, or just eager to hear beautiful stories from the region. Either way, we’ve curated a list of episodes that we promise will transport you there.


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Never would have guessed that Dolly Parton’s music would take us back to a village in Lebanon and full us with such warm nostalgia.

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Podcast cover art of This American Life

667: Wartime Radio

This American Life

1:06:54 | Feb 3rd, 2019

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This episode left us feeling very emotional about the power of radio in a small Syrian town.

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Candidly honest convo about reinventing oneself, by Egypt’s famous Doctor-turned-comedian.

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A surprising history between 47 towns named Lebanon, and Lebanon the country!

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A mesmerizing break down the art of Arabic poetry and lyricism.

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Lyrical reflection on what it means to be Palestinian (and a lovely ode to grandparents)

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We love baklava so much we made an episode about it! Everything from record-breaking baklava in Turkey to mama’s baklava-gone-wrong in Lebanon.