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A round-up of things to listen to this Refugee Week, 15-21 June.

Check out our events page for the full programme.

 

SERIES

integrate thatIntegrate That

A new podcast that aims to give a voice to refugees by Abdulwahab Tahhan, researcher and occasional standup comedian who was raised in Aleppo and is based in London. Launched for Migration Matters Festival as part of Refugee Week 2020. More details

 

Radio Free Matlock

Refugee Week on Radio Free Matlock
Each week night 5.30 – 6pm during Refugee Week, DJ Su-ki will chart the dangerous and difficult journey refugees take when leaving their homeland. All her guest speakers are either refugees living in Derbyshire or local people who are supporting them. Listen

 

Refugee Week radioRefugee Week Radio by Pepita Productions
A daily radio show by Pepita Productions streamed on Facebook at 10am every day of Refugee Week, including information about Refugee Week events and interviews

 

 

Migrant GroundMigrant Ground, launching Thursday 5.30pm
Haven Coffee and Aral Sea Production

A six-episode podcast series about the lives of refugees in the UK, highlighting the challenges as well as the contributions of migrants and refugees. Haven Coffee is led by entrepreneur and refugee Usman Khalid and supports refugee communities and artists. More details

 

Threads RadioRefugee Week on Threads Radio
Conversations about political activism, empowerment, fundraising and the international context, ending with a celebration of culture and music that centres refugee voices. 2-4pm each day of Refugee Week More details

 

 

Welcome presents film podcastsWelcome Presents Film Podcasts
Podcasts of previous events by Welcome Presents featuring special Q&As from screenings with film industry guests and activists, including Ken Loach, Riz Ahmed and Danny Boyle. More details

 

 

Worldwide TribeWorldwide Tribe Podcast
Podcast aiming to amplify the unheard voices of refugees and those who stand with them. Season 3 kicks off on World Refugee Day with and interview with with Rob Lawrie, an ex-soldier turned volunteer from the north of England who made international headlines when he was caught smuggling a 4 year old girl from the Calais Jungle refugee camp in France, across the border and into the UK. Search ‘Worldwide Tribe Podcast’ in your podcast app.

 

EPISODES

 

ThristianRefugee Week on Global Roots Radio, Thursday 2pm
A special Refugee Week Global Roots Radio session with their renowned host DJ Thristian. Expect two hours of great music inspired by the Refugee Week theme of Imagine and conversation with artists from the Refugee Week programme. More details

 

 

The World Is for EveryoneThe World Is for Everyone with Eve Makis
Nottingham Refugee Week

Writer Eve Makis explores how grassroots projects can empower and bring about lasting social change in a new podcast for Refugee Week. The podcast focuses on Pamoja Women Together, a group of refugee, asylum-seeking and irregular migrant women in Nottingham, and a cultural outreach programme that helped them produce the first anthology of writing by refugee women. More details

 

We are all refugeesWe are all refugees
Apple & Snakes ‘Home cooking’ podcast

A spoken word podcast created by Somaye Zadeh for Apples and Snakes ‘Home Cooking’ Podcast, using poetry and sound artistry to examine refugee experiences. More details

 

With our hands pngWith Our Hands by Mafwa Theatre
An audio journey created by members of Mafwa Theatre as they consider what a world without food poverty could look like. ‘With our Hands’ is a 20-minute podcast which invites the listener into the kitchens and minds of women from all over the world as they imagine a world where food is free. More details

 

On the recordOn the Record: Refugee Stories from the National Archives
A special Refugee Week episode of the National Archives’ On the Record podcast, highlighting a few of the many refugee stories that have found their way onto its repository shelves. More details

 

 

oxfam-vector-logoRe-imagining the World Post Covid-19, launches Wednesday
Oxfam Power in the Pandemic Podcast
Refugee Activists come together in conversation across borders to share their visions for the future after Covid. More details