Bridge of Stories

Bridge of Stories

By Michelle Wang & Antoni Hasiura
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Welcome to Bridge of Stories, the first-ever podcast to live out the United World College mission, where stories from all over the world are delivered to you. 🌎🌍🌏

We guarantee you, that the headlines from news πŸ“° will no longer feel foreign, but personal. Join us every week on Anchor, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, and more. πŸŽ™
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Welcome to Bridge of Stories, the first-ever podcast to live out the United World College mission, where stories from all over the world are delivered to you. 🌎🌍🌏

We guarantee you, that the headlines from news πŸ“° will no longer feel foreign, but personal. Join us every week on Anchor, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, and more. πŸŽ™

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Part-time Citizens, Part-time Politicians: Mido's Story on Iraqi Kurdistan
The Kurdish people, an ethnic group native to mountains, have struggled for more than a century to pursue independence. Currently dispersed among Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, Kurdish people face confrontations for their independence in new ways. What does it mean to grow up in a Kurdish household? To face such confrontations on a daily basis? Listen to Mido's episode to find out. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
20:32
November 16, 2019
How Whatsapp Tax Spurred Millions to Flood the Lebanese Streets: Rosette's Story on Lebanon
The 2019 Lebanese protests are a series of country-wide, non-sectarian protests. Some claim that the primary trigger to the protests were not only the government's planned taxes on gasoline, tobacco but ridiculously online phone calls such as through Whatsapp. Country-wide protests broke out right after Lebanese Cabinet talks of the taxes. How is the situation like in Lebanon? Find out by listening to Rosette's stories. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
17:48
November 9, 2019
Catalonia's Turbulent Road to Independence: Pablo's Story on Spain
The protests in Catalonia to seek for independence has been continuing for weeks. Ever since the results from the referendum for independence came out, the region has never been in peace. Why are protests spurring? What are the causes of such massive disagreement among the population? Pablo from Spain is here to give you the answers. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
22:41
November 2, 2019
Why is Populism On the Rise: Tobia's Story on Italy
As Matteo Salvini joins far-right protests outside Italy’s parliament, he plans a series of rallies in the run-up to key regional elections in Umbria on October 27. What is going on in the "failed" democracy in Italy and why is populism on the rise? Does the immigration crisis still remain a problem? Find out by listening to Tobia's story. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
30:20
October 26, 2019
Winning Hearts and Minds, but Not the Election: Saskia's Story on Canada
ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT until the 2019 Canadian federal elections! With the overflow of news about Justin Trudeau's blackface incident, the question of whether he will be able to hold onto power again has been raised. Today, Saskia from Canada joins us today to talk about her stories related to Trudeau's policies and give you a detailed summary of what the Canadian election is looking like. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
19:59
October 19, 2019
Learning, Earning, Giving Back: Shelby and Gale Davis's Story on the UWC Movement
Shelby Davis is UWC’s greatest philanthropic supporter. Over the course of the last two decades, Shelby has invested in the UWC movement and its students through initiatives including the Davis-UWC Scholars Program, providing need-based university scholarships for more than 9,000 UWC graduates enrolled at over 90 U.S. colleges and universities. What inspired Mr. Davis to make such a great contribution? What was his UWC story? What was Gale's role throughout this journey? Find out by listening to today's episode. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
13:28
October 12, 2019
Who Will Take Over the White House: Jed's Story on the U.S.
Heated discussions on the whistle-blower incident, busing arguments, past events around the candidates that are running for the November 2020 elections are taking place RIGHT NOW in the U.S. Find out what Jed's views on the elections are from his stories! It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
30:38
October 5, 2019
Living your Life Better: Professor Robert Bor's Story on Mental Health
Dr. Robert Bor visited UWC in Mostar to give an insightful lecture on mental health and its implications in everyone’s everyday lives. He is an author of more than 30 books and 200 academic papers, and a clinical psychologist, executive coach, therapist, trainer, clinical supervisor with over 30 years of experience. He touched upon very interesting points on how to live mindfully. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
19:11
September 28, 2019
Divergent Education, Convergent Visions: Dr. Pilvi Torsti’s Story on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, and beyond
Dr. Torsti is Chair of the Foundation Education in Action and one of the founders of the United World College school in Bosnia and Herzegovina -- we are delighted to publish her episode on the very special UWC day! She has tremendous work in the fields of education around the globe and has served in Finland as State Secretary. Find out her visions of education and the future of the young generation in this episode. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
21:15
September 21, 2019
First-ever Pride Parade in Sarajevo: Zoe's Story on Bosnia and Herzegovina
The first-ever pride parade that took place last Sunday in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has garnered attention all over the world. What did this mean to the future of Bosnia's LGBTQ+ community? Find out from Zoe, who was a participant and volunteer in the event. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
16:41
September 14, 2019
The Dilemma of Brexit: Joseph's Story on the U.K.
Brexit has caused 2 Prime Ministers of the UK to resign, an international wave of attention, and a lot of chaos just over the last 72 hours. Joined with us today is Joseph from Cambridge, who is well informed about the situation. Are you curious about what exactly is happening in the UK and its citizens' opinions? Find out on today's podcast! It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
28:27
September 7, 2019
The Intruded Indigenous Culture of HΓ±Γ€hΓ±u: Our Story on Mexico
The Bridge of Stories Podcast hosts traveled to Hidalgo, Mexico this summer, worked with Supreme Council fo HΓ±ahΓ±u on the project of investigating indigenous people’s role. We extensively learned about how policies such as NAFTA boosts agriculture industries (eg. fig-fig-planting greenhouses) Visited maquiladora, cheese factory, greenhouses, etc. and did field research and interviews and identified the importance of preservation of indigenous cultures. Curious to find out our discussions and insights into this very special indigenous group? Find out on today's podcast! It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/
37:28
August 31, 2019
Why is the World Concerned about Turkey?: Lin's Story on Turkey
Turkey has been going through a number of political turmoil in the recent months, and years. Being involved in the Middle East, American’s, and other region’s sphere of interests, the Turkish people have experienced numerous changes in their daily lives, not to mention the coup attempt in 2016. Very much influenced by the Turkish-government-controlled education, today we welcome a special guest from Istanbul to give you an insight into Turkey from a personal perspective. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
18:23
June 15, 2019
A War Childhood: Ilvana's Story on Bosnia & Herzegovina
Having lived through one of the most brutal wars in human history, Ilvana was only a primary-school kid when the Bosnian War of 1992 erupted in her hometown, Mostar. Being forced to move another country and start and new life, what does she have to say about war's impact on children? Find out by listening to this week's episode, "A War Childhood". It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
17:24
June 8, 2019
The First-ever Person to Bike the Silk Road: Jerry's Stories
The Silk Road Biking Trip is a group of four UWC students cycling through 9 countries to learn peoples' stories and dreams to help break stereotypes about the Middle East and Central Asia. Today, Jerry is here to tell you all the stories he reminisces from the spectacular trip, the ups and downs, and the unexpected. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
18:58
June 1, 2019
Not My President: Luiza's Story on Brazil
Elected only a few months ago, Jair Bolsonaro is known for his right-wing policies and conservatism. Protests and voices of discord continuously spread through not only Brazil, but also the entire world. Find out more about this controversial figure and how the Brazilian citizens are affected by listening to what Luiza has to say. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
15:45
May 25, 2019
What does War Mean to Syria?: Engy's Story on Syria
Growing up in wartime Syria - what would that look like? This time, Bridge of Stories interviews an 18-year-old that grew up in Homs, Syria, a city that was devastated on a large scale during the Siege of Homs throughout the Syrian Civil War. Is there still hope in this country? What is it like to live in there? Find out by listening to what Engy has to say. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
16:58
May 18, 2019
Why is Norway So Rich?: Alfred's Story on Norway
Known by its affluence, Norway is a country that has been economically and socially stable for long periods of time. What exactly is their secret and what are its implications? Find out by listening to Alfred from Norway to tell his stories. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
12:39
May 11, 2019
Is China Buying Africa?: Kaleb's Story on Ethiopia
As China expands its sphere of influence, Ethiopia is one of their targets for its economic investment. How does life look like in Ethiopia? Get a personal insight from Kaleb to hear about his stories on Ethiopia. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
12:48
May 4, 2019
The Bitter Legacy of World War II: Thomas's Story on Austria
Still shadowed by the past, Austria is a country where the remembrance of the events of World War II continuously affect many fields of the Austrians' everyday lives. Thomas from Austria delivers his own experiences as an Austrian from his own perspective. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
15:49
April 27, 2019
A 20th Century Dictatorship in the 21st Century: Alejandro’s Story on Venezuela
Staying in the Latin America continent, we bring you to Venezuela, where an ongoing political turmoil takes place. Listen to Alejandro from Venezuela, where he gives you a personal insight into how does the almost 800% inflation rate affects a normal Venezuelan family. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
19:38
April 20, 2019
From Bullets to Ballots: Marcela's Story on Colombia
Today we bring you all the way to the Latin America continent, where the long-standing issue of FARC is still troubling its government and citizens. Marcela from Colombia gives you a personal insight into this very contemporary conflict and her stories from back home. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
15:17
April 13, 2019
Bridge of Stories: Trailer
The Bridge of Stories is a new global affair podcast, published every weekend by Antek and Michelle, providing you with unique perspectives on issues of great importance in the world we live in. In today's world, the ability to make sense from what you hear in the digital world is a crucial one.Β We strongly believe in the power of story-sharing from the most personal perspectives. πŸŽ™ Click on the play β–Άbutton to hear why you should subscribe to us, a student-based podcast that discusses world issues in the form of interviews. It's never too late to start educating yourself about the world. 🌎🌍🌏 -- Join us on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeofstories; https://www.instagram.com/bridge.of.stories/ -- *Special thanks to David Busley for his tech support.
01:27
April 10, 2019
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