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85/ The Legacy of the Great Lebanon Famine (with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari)

Patreon supporters get early access to this episode. Out everywhere on Saturday July 31st 2021. This is a conversation with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari, repeat guests on the podcast, about the legacy of the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon (1915–1918) and its legacy today. Topics Discussed + Resources: What was the Great Famine? Causes […]

84/ Space, Fiction and Growing Up in ‘Postwar’ Lebanon (with Naji Bakhti)

Patreon supporters get early access to this episode. Out on Saturday July 24th 2021. This is a conversation with Naji Bakhti, author of the novel Between Beirut and the Moon (2020), published by Influx Press. He is also Project Manager at SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom at the Samir Kassir Foundation. Topics Discussed: […]

83/ Understanding Hamas: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives (with Tareq Baconi)

To get early access to this episode, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter. Out on Saturday July 17th 2021. This is a conversation with Tareq Baconi, author of the book “Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance” published in 2018. List of topics discussed: How Hamas is often talked about Contextualising Hamas in […]

82/ The Populist Hype, ‘the People’ and the Far Right (With Aurelien Mondon)

To get early access to this episode, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter. This is a conversation with Aurelien Mondon, he’s a senior lecturer in politics, languages and international studies at the University of Bath and co-author of the 2020 book “Reactionary Democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream” alongside Aaron Winter. […]

80/ Syria, State Ideology and Climate Politics (With Marwa Daoudy)

This is a conversation with professor Marwa Daoudy, associate professor at Georgetown University and the author of the recently published book The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security. Topics Discussed: Climate change did not cause the Syrian revolution, despite this narrative continuing to dominate in many circles, and why this deterministic […]

79/ Erasures, Borders and the Afterlife of the Armenian Genocide (with Sophia Armen)

This is a conversation with Sophia Armen, an Armenian-American writer, scholar and organizer, about the legacy of the Armenian Genocide today. We spoke about race in the Ottoman Empire and then in the Turkish republic, how the genocide changed Armenian cosmology, the cruel absurdity of borders and various other topics. We also got into Palestine […]

78/ Pedagogies of Liberation, Gender and the Syrian Revolution (with Banah Ghadbian)

This is a conversation with Banah Ghadbian. She’s a Syrian activist whose dissertation “Ululating from the Underground: Syrian Women’s Protests, Performances,and Pedagogies under Siege” was the subject of our conversation. As usual, we ended up talking about a lot of other things as well. Topics Discussed: Banah’s story growing up in a Syrian revolutionary family […]

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