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Stories from the Middle East and the spaces in between. We release episodes twice monthly. Kerning Cultures is produced by the Kerning Cultures Network.


28:40 | Dec 18th, 2019

In 1942, Lebanon’s National Museum opened in Beirut, celebrating the country’s golden age and inside, it housed some of the region’s most important artifacts. So when the Lebanese war started in 1975,...Show More
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Hey! I’m Alex, a producer at Kerning Cultures and the lead producer on this story. I’m hosting an AMA (ask me anything) about our most recen...Show More

31:04 | Sep 3rd, 2019

What happens when somebody dies in a country that’s not their home? This week on Kerning Cultures, stories about the group of volunteers who help repatriate the bodies of foreigners after they’ve died...Show More
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Beautiful episode about the repatriation of bodies when someone dies in a country that is not their home. This episode specific looks at sto...Show More

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28:43 | Feb 16th, 2019

In 2016, Fadi Boukaram planned to visit 47 American towns named Lebanon by road. Then, in Lebanon South Dakota, he discovered that all these other Lebanons have more in common with the country than an...Show More
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A surprising history between 47 towns named Lebanon, and Lebanon the country!

51:35 | Dec 31st, 2019

Today, an update on a story from the Kerning Cultures vault. The little-known, intertwining of history between Yemen and Vietnam, told through the lens of a single family. Then, a story of modern A...Show More
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