Recommended Podcasts

The following is a list of podcasts I listen to. I listen to all of these on Pocket Casts on my phone. You can just search them on your podcast app.

Most of them are in English but there are a few in Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian as well.

PS: I also have a podcast – The Fire These Times.

Criteria: anything I’ve found interesting. Some of these podcasts I’m a regular listener of, others I listen to occasionally and other still I’ve just listened to one episode or two and plan on listening to more in the near future. Needless to say, a podcast being listed does not mean it’s one I agree with, and I have not listed podcasts I found extremely problematic. So if it’s here it means that I’ve found some value in it regardless of whether I agree or not.

Here’s the list, in no particular order.

1For The Wild
“anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology.” Hosted by Ayana Young.

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“the founder of Asia Art Tours interviews the world’s most unique people for conversations on art, travel, politics and creativity.” Hosted by Matthew Dagher-Margosian.

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“Digital natives see the world in a fundamentally different way than all previous generations. This makes 21st century parenting an unprecedented challenge”. Hosted by Marc Groman and David Reitman.

“Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. We explore this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web, and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all”. Hosted by Manoush Zomorodi.

Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 20.12.42The Lebanese Politics Podcast
“A couple of nerds talking about Lebanese politics.” Hosted by Nizar Hassan and Benjamin Redd.

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“Dive past the headlines in Israel-Palestine with journalists, activists, experts, and politicians who explore the issues and stories other outlets tend to ignore.” Hosted by Henriette Chakar and Edo Konrad.

Footnoting History

“Footnoting History is a bi-weekly podcast series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the footnotes of history. The brainchild of Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge, Footnoting History began airing in February 2013 and has been growing ever since. Our rotating ensemble of podcasters all possess graduate degrees in the field of history. Each historian conducts his or her own research and creates the content of their episode. We are lucky to have members with varied passions, both in terms of periods and topics, and you never know what the next episode will be about!”

Eib | عيب

بودكاست عيب يطرح قضايا اجتماعية واقعية ما زالت تعتبر بنظر المجتمع مثيرة للجدل، محرّمة، أو “عيب”. يخصص الموسم الثالث حلقاته حول مواضيع تتعلق بالإنجاب، الأمومة، الأبوة والتربية. في الحلقة الأولى نبدأ من الصفر ونسأل: هل مأسسة العلاقة العاطفية بالضرورة تعني إنجاب أطفال؟ هل الانجاب بحد ذاته هو خيار؟ ومن يتمتع برفاهية هذا الخيار؟ بعد ذلك تنتقل حلقات البودكاست الى الحديث إلى أمهات أو آباء حول تجارب الحمل والولادة، ظروف إنجاب مختلفة، الوالديّة والتربية حيث نطرح من خلال قصص واقعية تجارب، تحديات، خيارات وأسئلة كثيرة.

268x0wThe Partially Examined Life
“Philosophy, philosophers and philosophical texts. The format is an informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one “big” philosophical question, concern, or idea.” Hosted by Mark Linsenmayer, Seth Paskin, Wes Alwan and Dylan Casey.

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“Honest conversations about minimalism, veganism, and more”. Hosted by Michael & Maša Ofei.

Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 21.37.39The Ottoman History Podcast
“one of the largest digital resources for academic discussion concerning the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East”. Hosted by Chris Gratien and Emrah Safa Gürkan.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 3.03.03 PMAl Empire

“Featuring exceptional Arabs around the world and their journeys to the top.”

3173153-1580846697249-1bf86dde39fbeAlliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists

This is the podcast version of the Alliance’s live streams for those of you who prefer audio. Full disclosure: I’m producing this podcast.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 3.11.17 PMQueer Narratives Beirut

A weekly podcast on gender and sexual diversity in Lebanon’s capital.

512Head on History with Ali A. Olomi

“Each season consists of ten episodes covering a wide range of subjects from the Middle East, Islam, the Mediterranean, Religious history of Christianity and Judaism, South Asia, Afghanistan, Africa, Rome, Ancient Persia and much more.”

The Ex-Worker

” A Podcast of Anarchist Ideas and Action For Everyone Who Dreams of a Life Off the Clock ”

جسدي | Jasadi

قصص وتجارب عن علاقتنا بأجسادنا ودور المجتمع فيها. صاحبة شعر مجعد لم تسلم من المضايقات، دكتور جامعي يعتبر جسده لوحته الفنية، ناجية من إصابة جسدية بالغة تعيد تشكيل علاقتها بجسدها… تأخذنا القصص في رحلة مع الذات …. بما فيها من رفض واحتضان وصراع وتعايش. برنامج جسدي من إنتاج شبكة Kerning Cultures. لا تفوتوا حلقة عن طريق الإشتراك بقناة برنامج “جسدي.” يتم نشر الحلقات أسبوعيا كل أربعاء. إذا استمتعتم بالحلقة، اتركوا تقييمكم ورأيكم على منصة البودكاست التي تستخدموها.  يمكنكم دعم هذا البرنامج عبر”Patreon” بمبلغ يبدأ من دولار واحد في الشهر:

512Behind the Bastards

“Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.”

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في بودكاست ” دُمْ تَكْ” بنروي قصص عن الموسيقى العربية، في الموسم الأول واللي كتب جزء منه فريق معازف، روينا على قصص بتستحقّ نحتفي فيها عن سيرة فنّانات عربيّات، موهبتهم جابتلهم وجعة راس بحياتهم، بس أنتجتلنا مخزون موسيقي منروّق فيه راسنا.

“Dig into the hidden history of television. Each season, we explore the tragic, comedic, and occasionally world-changing stories that have marked a medium that’s dominated the global conversation for the last 75 years”. Hosted by Emily VanDerWerff.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 3.23.47 PMTalking History: The Italian Unification 1790-1870

“Our story will start with a quick recap of Italian history from Roman times to 1790, then we’ll slow down and examine the complex social, political, and economic themes as we cover the events of the Italian Unification.” Hosted by two brothers, Benjamin & Adam Ashwell.

Nafithah Podcast بودكاست نافذة

نافذة هو بودكاست اجتماعي، حواري، وقصصي قليلًا. في كل حلقة نستضيف شخص من الوسط الطبي يفتح نافذة للمجتمع عن جزء اجتماعي أو مهني شيّق في حياته. إعداد وتقديم د.عمر اليماني

Just Don’t | جست دونت

“Hello there, We are Bushra and Ghalia, and this is our Podcast. Where we mainly teach humans how to JUST DON’T in many many situations.”

Iqleb Alsaf7a | اقلب الصفحة

مدونة صوتية تهدف إلى توعية ودعم المطلقين والمطلقات معنويا واجتماعيا في المملكة العربية السعودية عن طريق عرض قصص واقعية ومناقشتها مع ضيف أو ضيفة متخصصة كما ندير مجموعات دعم للمطلقين والمطلقات في مدينة جدة

Sex Talk | حكي سكس

استمع إلى الدكتورة ساندرين عطاالله المتخصصة في الطب و العلاج الجنسي والدكتورة غايل أبو غنام المتخصصة في الطب النسائي والتوليد وهما تكشفان النقاب عن الأساطير والمحرمات المتعلقة بالجنس والنشاط الجنسي

1001 Nights | ألف ليلة وليلة

ألف ليلة وليلة هو برنامج يتضمّن مجموعة من القصص التي جُمِعت وتُرجمت عبر التاريخ

Reveal: The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

“From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms around the world, including The Washington Post, ProPublica, APM, The Marshall Project and The Investigative Fund. Reveal is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and has won many broadcast journalism awards, including a duPont and three national Emmys.”

Blank Maps | خرائط اللامكان

يروي برنامج خرائط اللامكان قصص فاقدي الجنسية

Worst Year Ever

“2020 isn’t going to be fun for anybody, left, right, or center. What many call the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime is going to be exhausting, ugly, angry, and probably at least a little racist. Listen as Robert Evans, Katy Stoll, and Cody Johnston try to keep level heads covering the election while traveling the country, from the Iowa Caucus to gun shows and anti-vaccine conventions, finding out what Real America really wants and thinks during the, “Worst Year Ever.””

وادي عبقر

“ادخل وادينا … و اخرج بعلم جديد”

The History of Rome

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas’s arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!

Kerning Cultures | كيرنينج كلتشرز

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


غين بودكاست معني بالعلوم الإجتماعية والدراسات الإنسانية، في كل حلقة من غين نناقش مؤلف حول أحد كتبه، سواء كان كاتب من العالم العربي أو أصدر كتاب يتناول المنطقة

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“a podcast about the intersection of technology, humanity, and identity, brought to you by Okta. Each episode, the host speaks with renowned experts in the fields of science, technology, art, philosophy, and design about how tech is changing the way we see ourselves, each other, and the world. Together, we’ll explore the many facets of identity: how we quantify ourselves, find love and belonging, engage as citizens, and so much more.” Hosted by Claire L. Evans.

Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 22.10.13On Being
“A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.” Hosted by Krista Tippett.

Popular Front

“Popular Front is an independent podcast that focuses on the niche details of modern warfare. If you want to know how suicide car bombs are built by ISIS, which paramilitary factions are operating in Syria, or why American militias hoard machine guns, this podcast is for you. It’s detailed, uncensored, and free from industry elitism. See more at”. Full disclosure: I was a guest on this podcast.

The Memory Palace

“From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both. “The most potent pieces of audio being produced today.” – The AvClub The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at”

Ya Rayeh | يا رايح

في ناس فكرت تترك بلادها وتهاجر، وفي ناس حلمت أو بتحلم كل يوم تعيش في دولة ثانية ويكون معها جواز سفر هالدولة. أسباب ودوافع كتير تؤدي لهذا التفكير، يمكن لتحسين الوضع المادي أو الحصول على فرص أكبر من الفرص اللي الموجودة في بلادنا. ببودكاست (يا رايح) خصصنا خمس حلقات بتتناول قصص مهاجرين عرب تركوا بلادهم وخاضوا تجربة الهجرة وكل شخص إله أسبابه في هذه الرحلة. جزء منهم نجح وحقق أحلامه والجزء التاني لسا بيسعى ليحققهم في المهجر ومنهم ما توفق وكان للهجرة آثارها السلبية عليه. ولتعرفوا هالقصص، تابعونا.

Philosophize This!

“Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don’t need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.”

Les Podcasts de 8e etage

“8e étage est un magazine numérique d’information qui distingue l’information de l’actualité. Il dévoile chaque jour au lecteur, qu’il place au centre de son travail, une information différente et indépendante de celle relayée par les médias traditionnels. Il refuse de céder au suivisme et délivre des informations pertinentes à coté desquelles le lecteur a pu passer.
Le Projet Éditorial

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“Des portraits intimes qui racontent les vraies histoires autour de la sexualité (mais pas que). Un podcast animé par Céline et Margaux, qui sort tous les quinze jours. Enfin un jeudi sur deux.”


The ClimateReady Podcast

“The ClimateReady Podcast features interviews and segments on emerging trends in the intersection of climate change and water. International experts in policy, engineering, finance, and other sectors will provide cutting-edge perspectives on climate adaptation advances, challenges, and stories. This podcast is a product of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA).”


لكي تعيش حياتك أنت، كما ينبغي وكما تحب، بودكاست إعداد وتقديم محمد قربان


The History of Vikings

“A podcast featuring scholarly discussions about Vikings, Norse myth, & the history of medieval Scandinavia & Iceland. Hosted by Noah Tetzner. Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: @HistoryofViking Feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or inquiries:”

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“Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. The name Hakai is inspired by Hakai Pass which is within the Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy, one of the largest protected marine areas on the west coast of Canada.”


“A critical, collaborative, and independent monthly Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire, comprised mainly of hard-hitting interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary, and readings on the Middle East and beyond.”

قبس مع خالد اليحيا

“لأن القصة هي الركن الأول من أركان الإنسان”

grGender Reveal
“A podcast for nonbinary folks, for people who don’t know what “nonbinary” means, and everyone in between.” Hosted by Molly Woodstock.

mhLa marche de l’histoire (fr)
“Chaque jour, Jean Lebrun brosse le tableau d’un événement, le portrait d’un personnage et le récit d’une époque étayés par des archives et des témoignages.”

You Kant Say That!

“Do you get excited by questions more than answers? Do you like showing off at parties with random knowledge? In this podcast, sociologists and social theorists Drs Melanie White and Na’ama Carlin take everyday ideas and explore them through different sociological and philosophical perspectives. Season 1 focuses on the notion of the ‘self’ as explored in common sociological texts. Join us, in our mission to make the familiar unfamiliar!”

The Gateway – A Podcast from the Middle East

“Cascades of breaking news stories flood front pages and social media feeds, cataclysmic events happen every day, entire industries have been formed around dissecting and understanding the news. With The Gateway, we’ll go in-depth on developments submerged under the ocean of breaking news developments and explore issues poorly or under-reported on. From our offices in Amman, Jordan, we at Al Bawaba are breaking through the news.”

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“Stories of people who tried to design a better world — and what happens when those designs don’t go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, is about the perpetual search for the perfect place.” Hosted by Avery Trufelman.

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The Final Straw is a weekly anarchist and anti-authoritarian radio show bringing you voices and ideas from struggle around the world. Since 2010, we’ve been broadcasting from occupied Cherokee land in Southern Appalachia (Asheville, NC). We also frequently feature commentary (serious and humorous) by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain.


Podcast of the Israeli website Haaretz.


“Après une première saison sur le coming-out, Quouïr explore un nouvel enjeu fondamental au sein de la communauté LGBT : l’homoparentalité. Rozenn Le Carboulec est partie à la rencontre de celles et ceux pour qui le désir de fonder une famille est devenu une véritable épreuve.Car comprendre l’actualité, c’est aussi prendre le temps d’écouter les concerné.e.s. Celles et ceux qui ne sont, d’ordinaire, pas invité.e.s sur les plateaux de télévisons pour débattre aux côtés des politiques et éditorialistes.”


“An ongoing storytelling project focusing on region and culture specific folklore from around the world, complete with immersive narrative, lush music…and a dark edge. Experience traditional tales re-imagined and placed in original contexts. “

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“A history podcast looking at the collapse of a different civilization each episode. What did they have in common? Why did they fall? And what did it feel like to watch it happen?” Hosted by Paul Cooper.

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“Welcome to No Place Like Home, a podcast that gets to the heart of climate change. We’re your hosts – Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner. We’re two Southern women, climate activists, and dear friends. On No Place Like Home, we explore the biggest story of our time from inviting, intimate, creative, and surprising angles. From staying sane in the age of climate change, to real talk about whether or not our personal choices really matter to saving the planet, No Place Like Home dives into the spiritual, personal, cultural, and emotional dimensions of climate change. We don’t shy away from science and politics, but we always bring along our sense of humor – and a feisty dose of hope. “

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“All things related to authoritarianism and liberty”. Hosted by Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash. Full disclosure: I was a guest on the podcast twice and I’m loosely involved on the website (as an occasional editor).

Surviving Society

“an anti-racist platform where we speak with students, academics and community workers about their work. We have aimed to challenge the common sense assumptions about WHO knowledge producers are and how – as sociologists – we should be consistently reflecting on HOW our work is communicated. ”

This American Life

“This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.”

Lingthusiasm – A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics

“A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. ”

It’s Going Down

“Looking for hard-hitting analysis on the growing crisis? Searching for a revolutionary anarchist, anti-fascist, and autonomous anti-capitalist alternative to the far-Right and the neo-liberal center? Looking to learn more about grassroots revolt and social movements across North America? Every week It’s Going Down produces three audio programs:”

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“For language learners who want to be inspired, informed and entertained on a regular basis. I invite top minds of the language learning world to join me and share their knowledge and wisdom.” Hosted by Kris Broholm.

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A monthly podcast of anarchist fiction. Hosted by Margaret Killjoy.


“a podcast dedicated to Black culture, philosophy, politics & shit talking hosted weekly by jon jon moore & friends from the brink of apocalypse by way of Oakland, CA. see you on the other side of something better.”

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“In this nine-part series I walk the listener through exactly how a second American Civil War could happen. Using hard facts, historical anecdotes and my own experiences reporting from two real civil wars, I’ll leave you believing it COULD happen here.” Hosted by Robert Evans.

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“How the first moon landing was saved. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong. Theme music by Hans Zimmer.” Hosted by Kevin Fong.

Medieval Death Trip

“On Medieval Death Trip, we feature a selected medieval text (often historical, occasionally literary) that touches on the odd, the gruesome, the unexpected, and similarly curious incidents, images, or ideas. In addition to presenting the text itself, each episode features commentary and musings upon that text.”

Edgelands – Stories from the Russian Border

Eight countries. Three and a half thousand miles. One intrepid reporter. Join Ash Bhardwaj as he travels Europe’s long-contested border with Russia.

The Guilty Feminist

“We’re a supportive forum to discuss the big topics all 21st century feminists agree on, whilst confessing our “buts” – the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that undermine our lofty principles.” Hosted by Deborah Frances-White.

12 Rules for WHAT

“The Far Right is building. But it doesn’t always come as a street movement marching in black. Often it’s smarter than that, often more insidious, often more inclined to infect culture than impose itself on the political, and often just plain weird. In this podcast we investigate the surreal, disconnected world of the far right, with a view to fighting it. Fighting it requires not only effective organising, but effective thinking as well. We host interviews with comrades, discussions of the main themes of far right theory and practice, and in-depth analyses of particular movements and people within it.”

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“Este es un podcast, en español, donde Laura y Santiago hablan para entender el modo en que Internet nos pone a vivir. Las conversaciones están editadas, así que el show es entretenido.”

Institute for Palestine Studies

“The most reliable source of information and analysis on the Question of Palestine.”

The Future Will not Be Podcast

“unscripted conversation about Future Shock — the idea that technology is accelerating so quickly that human minds, laws, and societies can’t keep up, and why that is a fundamentally new problem for our generation, and our children. It’s hosted by 3 guys who have covered technology and media for a decade: Matt Silverman, Evan Engel, and Alex Fitzpatrick.”

The Vegan Vanguard

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“The Podcast was born from both women wanting to share their thoughts and conversations to a broader audience using a more flexible medium than video. With YouTube, videos have to be short, concise and well-edited visually to catch (and keep) peoples’ attention. While this works well for certain topics, some issues really need to be talked out to do them any justice, which simply can’t be done in a 10 minute span. The hosts were talking so much via voice note anyway, they figured they would have enough material! Both are incredibly excited to share their passions and perspectives with you all.” Hosted by Marine, known as “A Privileged Vegan”, and Mexie.

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Lauren Bastide reçoit dans une chambre d’hôtel une femme inspirante, artiste, activiste, politique pour une conversation intime et profonde.


Présages, des idées pour nourrir l’esprit et remettre radicalement en question l’état de notre monde.

Thartharaa ثرثرة

رغبة جادة في العبث


بودكاست بالعربي لنناقش فيه أفكار بتهمنا من عالم اليوم ومن سوريا.

Talking Migration

“Discussions, debates and interviews on all aspects of the politics of migration.”

Libya Matters

“Tune in every week to listen to what really matters in Libya. Libya Matters is a casual informal conversation between us Lawyers for Justice team and journalist, analysis, artists, ambassadors, politicians and others.”

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“Storytelling and conversations, from Beirut and beyond”. Hosted by Ronnie Chatah.

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“A Podcast about Africans by Africans. Great conversations with Africans of various walks on African issues of various kinds with a focus on progress. For any questions or concerns, email us at”

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“A chapter by chapter breakdown of the greatest, weirdest American novel, “Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale.””


Breaking Binaries
“Every episode writer, poet and activist we are joined by a different guest to discuss and deconstruct two seemingly oppositional ideas (innocence/guilt, radical/moderate, secular/religious etc). In doing this we consider if things are really so simple, or if seemingly commonsensical binaries actually hide, obscure and allow for much more complicated political dynamics.” Hosted by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.

لحظة | Lahtha

“لحظة” بودكاست تاريخي يلقي الضوء على لحظات مفصلية في تاريخ المنطقة العربية، ويروي تفاصيلها من خلال لقاءات مع من صنعوها، أو شهدوا صناعتها، أو يملكون خبرة واسعة حولها. كل لحظة في التاريخ لها مقدماتها وآثارها على حياتنا، وفي “لحظة” سنعيد زيارة التاريخ لنتعرف أكثر على الحاضر والمستقبل

All My Relations

“podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another.  Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!”

Talk About Poetry

“where several working poets get together to talk about poems they like, are interested in, engaged by, or are annoyed by. Totally unscripted so anything can be said — and frequently is!”

Bibliophile | Book talk and recommendations from independent booksellers

“Bibliophile beams to you from independent bookshop Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hosted by resident booksellers David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan Taylor, Bibliophile is your resource for book recommendations and literary chat. Each month Julie, Jonathan and David discuss what they’ve been reading and a Big Topic from the book world, such as awards shortlists, how to choose your next book and what to do when you’re in a reading rut. They also recap the monthly book group pick in-depth, so each month you can read the selected book in advance and join in with our discussion.”

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 2.48.54 PMFenjan (ع)
كل يوم أحد. ضيف معي أنا عبدالرحمن أبومالح. في بودكاست فنجان، سنأخذ من كل مذاق رشفة. لا معايير، ولا مواضيع محددة، لكن الأكيد، هنا كثير من المتعة والفائدة.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 2.50.14 PMSortir du Capitalisme (fr)
“émission radiophonique et un site internet développant une critique émancipatrice du capitalisme et ses structures associées.”

uploads_2F1523292075299-ug2mvgkrr7g-1761b912efefcc146e64125b9d0e6eed_2FHuman+Circus+Recorded+HistoryThe Human Circus: journeys in the medieval world

“I take you along with medieval history’s most interesting travellers, whether they be merchant, friar, pilgrim, crusader, soldier, ambassador, or explorer. We follow them into the Mongol Empire, Ottoman Constantinople, or the Hellespont, into Safavid Iran, Saadi Morocco, or Alexander’s Gate. There’ll be assassins, infinite porpoises, and the stone-cracking cold.” Hosted by Devon Field.

BULAQ | بولاق

“BULAQ is a podcast about contemporary writing from and about the Middle East and North Africa. We talk about books written in Aleppo, Cairo, Marrakech and beyond. We look at the Arab region through the lens of literature, and we look at literature — what it does, why it matters, how it relates to society and history and politics — from the point of view of this part of the world. BULAQ is hosted by Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey and co-produced by Sowt.”

Phi Fic: A Fiction Podcast

“Phi Fic is a monthly, candid conversation on recommended fiction. We dive into the plot, characters, philosophy, ideas, and best lines, in a discussion full of SPOILERS! Nathan Hanks hosts fellow readers Cezary Baraniecki, Daniel St. Pierre, Laura Davis and Mary Claire, with the occasional guest. Thanks to Christopher Nolen for the music. Phi Fic is a member of the Partially Examined Life podcast network, and originated as the Philosophical Fiction group in PEL’s Not School.”

ما العمل

بودكاست “ما العمل” محاولة لرواية قصص تصف واقع مئات الآلاف من الناس الذين يعيشون تجارب ومعارك عديدة أثناء عملهم اليومي بما فيهم العاملين المهاجرين والمحليين


لَسِن: مَن يُجيد التَّكلُّم والتَّأْثير والإِقْناع هذا البودكاست متخصص في كل ما يتعلق بالتواصل و الإلقاء من اعداد وتقديم: حسين الحباب و هديل حريري لتواصلٍ أفضل: كما يمكنكم متابعتنا على حساباتنا في تويتر, انستجرام و فيسبوك على @lasinpodcast

TPMC-Logo-FinalThe Public Medievalcast

“interviews with authors, scholars, and creators of new medieval worlds. You’ll find discussions that explore the intersections of medieval and contemporary culture. And you’ll find deep dives into the ways in which the Middle Ages — for better or for worse — are still very much present in our lives.”

A Better Beirut

“A podcast featuring people trying to make Beirut (and Lebanon) a better place to live, now and for the future. New episode every other Monday.
Hosts: Samir Ballouz & Farrah Berrou. Producer: Nicolas Dahan”

Qanuni Podcast | البودكاست القانوني

“Beirut-based Legal Agenda’s judicial observatory aims to end, through professional monitoring, the normalization of harmful practices inside the judiciary that endanger many freedoms and fundamental rights.”

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“Un podcast sur les représentations, la beauté et le corps. Un mardi sur deux, Jennifer Padjemi reçoit auteur·trice·s, artistes ou témoins pour déconstruire les standards imposés par les médias, la société ou le regard des autres. Miroir miroir est un podcast de Binge Audio.”

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“La Bougeotte, c’est le podcast qui s’adresse à toutes les femmes qui voyagent : que ce soit solo, entre ami-e-s, sur un coup de tête ou préparé depuis des mois. Nous allons à leur rencontre pour qu’elles partagent avec vous ce que le voyage leur a enseigné. Des conseils, des retours d’expériences et surtout beaucoup d’inspiration.”


‏‏‏للحالمين فقط ، نناقش الثورة الصناعية والتقنية، أخبارها وتاريخها ، نستضيف المبتكرين والرواد ، نحب الاقتصاديين ولسنا منهم ، و نؤمن بأن الصناع والمصادر المفتوحة سينقذون العالم

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 3.48.41 PMMome?

“Parce qu’on est pas obligé.e de faire/créer des enfants, dans MôME? on va parler de non désir ou de désir d’avoir des enfants, de regret ou de vie épanouie avec ou sans enfant, avec des invité.e.s de tout âge et de tout genre.

MôME? est un podcast crée par Laura Boit. Tous les mois je vais à la rencontre d’un être humain pour lui poser la question: Et toi t’en veux des mômes?”

Tifo Football

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel. Hosted by Joe Devine.


“Football, done differently. Founded by @okwonga and@ryanhunn”.
“Avery Trufelman explores stories of people who tried to design a better world — and what happens when those designs don’t go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, is about the perpetual search for the perfect place. From Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network.”


“In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at”

Desayunando Comunicación

“Podcast realizado con la intención de promover el conocimiento en cuanto a la Comunicación, aplicando algunas teorías a fenómenos sociales, programas de televisión, libros, películas, entre otros recursos que influyen fuertemente en el mundo.”

Alaska | Pod

“Di ritorno da una pausa dopo 20 anni di radio, Alaska Pod e una riflessione quindicinale di Marina Petrillo sugli archivi digitali che stiama gia perdendo.”

Third Wave Urbanism

“A podcast highlighting the new normal of urbanism in our globalized cities, as told by Kristen Jeffers and Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman – two female urbanists.”

The Bellingcat Podcast

“The inside story of an unsolved mass murder. 298 innocent people were killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine. Five years on, investigative journalism collective Bellingcat reveal the truth.”

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“La Menstruelle, c’est l’émission qui parle des règles ! Qu’elles soient abondantes, absentes, régulières, surprenantes, avec ou sans morceaux, on abordera la question sans tabou, pour apporter notre petite pierre à l’édifice de cette grande entreprise qu’est l’activisme menstruelle! On va vous parler : des protections hygiéniques, de l’endométriose, du sexe pendant les règles, du syndrome pré-menstruel… Un thème par épisode, il y a de quoi raconter, on n’va pas s’ennuyer! Ce “on”, c’est une équipe de six femmes : Audrey, Fanny, Julie, Karen, Lisa et Pomme. Nous sommes toutes cisgenres. Nous sommes nées avec un corps de femme et nous nous identifions au genre féminin. Mais on peut naître avec un utérus… et être un homme. On peut naître avec un pénis et être une femme. On va essayer de ne pas systématiquement genrer la conversation pour rester le plus inclusives possibles. On va sans doute faire des maladresses… n’hésitez pas à nous en parler !”

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 3.55.03 PMH.A.G: Honte aux Garces!

“Le podcast mensuel féministe pour parler de l’impact de la misogynie sur les sexualités et la pop culture. Une fois par mois les Parques des Internets et leurs invité-e-s décryptent des injonctions en lien avec les sexualités et leurs représentations. Puisqu’Internet nous a tant formé-e-s, on s’est dit que c’était à notre tour de l’informer. Déconstruire, c’est bien, mais reconstruire avec amour et humour, c’est mieux.”

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 4.07.26 PMCamille

“Les droits des LGBT avancent, mais les normes liées à l’hétérosexualité restent. Camille propose de déconstruire l’hétéronormativité de notre société, tout ce qui est considéré comme naturel et inné en ce qui concerne l’identité de genre et la sexualité. A-t-on vraiment besoin du genre sur les papiers d’identité ? Pourquoi traiter quelqu’un d’enculé, c’est homophobe ? Dans ce podcast, Camille Regache parle des lesbiennes, gay, bi, trans, mais surtout, parle des hétéros.”

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Un jeudi sur deux, Victoire Tuaillon parle en profondeur d’un aspect des masculinités contemporaines avec un·e invité·e. Parce qu’on ne naît pas homme, on le devient.

external-content.duckduckgo.comSarajevo Calling

Sarajevo Calling is a podcast about Southeast European affairs, focusing in particular on the contemporary politics of the Western Balkans. Hosted by journalist Aleksandar Brezar and political scientist Jasmin Mujanović.

Talk_EE_new_logo2Talk Eastern Europe

“The exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe.” Hosted by Adam Reichardt and Maciek Makulski.


“Michael Berkeley’s guests share their musical passions and reveal which pieces bring them joy and sustain them through hard times.”

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“A long form documentary podcast produced by independent journalists from the field, bringing stories from across the globe.”

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 4.41.37 PMWar College

“A weekly look at the weapons systems and tactics that both endanger the world and keep it safe.”

Kiffe Ta

“Un podcast pour explorer toutes les questions raciales sur le mode de la conversation et du vécu, par Rokhaya Diallo et Grace Ly.”

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 4.46.13 PMRadio Ambulante

Podcast en español que cuenta crónicas latinoamericanas en NPR.

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 4.48.37 PMDépêche!

“Chaque mardi, depuis sa piaule lyonnaise, Livo découpe les journaux avec son micro. Il écoute la presse et lit la radio. Monte, remonte et démonte les infos. Et parfois il dégaine son micro et va chercher l’info dans la rue pour confronter la petite musique médiatique à l’autre réalité du terrain. Parodies, détournements, reportages et collages, cet artisan du son propose d’entendre l’actu d’un autre œil. Une production ARTE Radio.”

Plastisphere: A podcast on plastic pollution in the environment

A podcast on plastic, people, and the planet. By @anjakrieger

Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking

“Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation’s award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility.”

أنواع – Anwa3

أنواع هو برنامج صوتي باللغة العربية يتناول مفاهيم و أفكار متعلقة بدراسات النوع الإجتماعي و دراسات العرقية

Future Perfect

“Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.”

Love Me

Love Me is a CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships.

Saga Thing

“Saga Thing is a podcast for people who love history, literature, Vikings and all things medieval. In each episode, the hosts review a saga from medieval Iceland and then dig in to categories for discussion, including: Best Bloodshed, Body Count, Notable Witticisms, Nicknames, Outlawry, Thingmen, and Ratings.”

Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 3.44.45 PMfeMENA

“feMENA is a fortnightly feminist podcast looking at women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Hosted by journalist Venetia Rainey, the show will look at issues such as political participation, marginalised communities, sexist laws and sexual health. Providing first-person stories and in-depth analysis – exclusively from women in the region – this is a platform to amplify female voices and experiences not normally heard in mainstream media.”

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“(Formerly The Marketplace of Ideas.) A world-traveling interview show with in-depth conversations with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene about the work they do and the world cities they do it in, from Los Angeles to Osaka to Mexico City to London to Seoul and beyond.” Hosted by Colin Marshall.

Intersectionality Matters!

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

The Paris Review

An audio odyssey behind the scenes at the world’s most legendary literary magazine. A phantasmagoric blend of stories, archival tape, and interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker. Plus, the cutting-edge writers of our time.

Cinema Junkie

“Satisfy your celluloid addiction with the Cinema Junkie podcast, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what’s worth seeing this weekend, then you’ve come to the right place.”

Media Indigena

“a weekly Indigenous current affairs podcast featuring @theRickHarp, @KimTallBear, @CandisCallison, @BrockStarPhD, @feralplaywright. Our website also features Aboriginal news, views and creative expression.”

Ajam Media Collective

“Ajam Media Collective is an online space devoted to analyzing society and culture across the lands we refer to as Ajamistan. We imagine this landscape as spanning from Turkey in the East across Iraq, the Caucasus, and Iran and into Central Asia, Afghanistan, and South Asia. These lands are united by a shared Persianate culture and heritage; throughout the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal courts that ruled these lands from the 1500s until the 18th and 19th centuries, Persian was an official language of culture and poetry and thus provided the basis for a shared cultural idiom to emerge that has been referred to as the Persian Cosmopolis.”

B For Bacchus

“B for Bacchus podcast, launched in October 2019, features wine stories from the Levant, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Caucasus.”

Who Run The World

“Who Run the World is a series of conversations that explores what it means to be a female leader working and living in the Arab world.”

Still Processing

“Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2019.”


“Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Host Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything. Produced by Recode and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.”

La Radio de la Republica

“El noticiero más importante de YouTube en Latinoamérica, con Chumel Torres y su equipo. Con ese su característico estilo de decir las cosas… O sea, mal.”

Queering Left

“Crossroads Fund is a public foundation supporting community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area.”

History of Sex 

“In today’s culture of gay marriage, trans rights, and a new politically-correct term everyday, things can feel a little chaotic. It makes you long for the good old days when men were men, women were women, and nothing could be more clear, right? Well, sorry to break it to you, but… those days never existed. If there’s one thing the history of sex teaches us, it’s that sex and gender have varied fantastically across different eras and cultures.

Dig: A Recorded History Podcast

Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it? @aearls, @sarahbelle721, @ilurvhistory, @egmasarik

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

“In “Hardcore History” journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.”

Polis Project Conversation Series

“The Polis Project, Inc is a hybrid research and journalism organization producing knowledge about some of the most important issues affecting us, by amplifying diverse perspectives from those indigenous to the conflicts and crisis affecting our world today.”

Solidarity Is This

“Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer, Senior Advisor at Building Movement Project where she runs Solidarity Is , a multi-pronged project to deepen transformative solidarity practices, models, and ideas. On the podcast, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with cross-racial and cross-movement solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. Learn more at”

Dialogika Podcast

“Dialogika is a dialogue between two friends about the latest in politics, society, and feminism in Indonesia and the world. Co-hosted by creative consultant/designer Swedian Lie and entrepreneur Stephanie Tangkilisan, this podcast is our attempt at making sense of this crazy world we live in. Armed with the flimsy but earnest logic of mid-twenties millennials, we take a fresh & spirited look at current events and trending moments, and discuss its broader implications socially, politically, and theoretically.”

Chinese Mythology

“Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang’s husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with.”


“This series is host to episodes created by the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which is part of the Faculty of Law, within the Social Sciences Division. The series reflects this department’s world-leading research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as rights and justice, politics, penal culture, crime and mental health and immigration.”

Institut Français de la Mode

“L’Institut Français de la Mode accueille régulièrement des conférences au croisement de multiples univers créatifs (arts, littérature, musique, histoire… mais aussi économie et innovation).”

Thinking Allowed

“New research on how society works.”

Le journal des idées

Chronique des Matins présentée par Jacques Munier.

SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Conference And Network Podcasts

“The Society for Research into Higher Education is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship. The Society aims to be the leading international society in the field, as to both the support and the dissemination of research.”

Les Cours du Collège de France

“Les grandes voix du savoir pour tous.”