Raw conversations. Global stories. Fresh takes. Eutopya is an international student organization forging a platform for the uncut student voice. Hear what students have to say—both about the latest news cycle and about the topics we want to prioritize. This is new, vanguard media. For inquiries, comments, and submissions, firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe you’ll be our next interviewee!
In March, the team sat down with Dr. Seinenu Thein-Lemelson of UCLA and the Foundation for Psychocultural Research for a deep dive into the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar following the recent coup. She tracks for us the development of the conflict over decades, assessing the military’s relationship with Burmese civilians and the recent escalation of violence. This episode was developed across 3 countries and two continents, and it was produced by Anya Bégué, Paula Medina Agromayor, and Mario Edoardo Simmaco. Special thanks to Sophia Gaffney.
After protests erupted across Senegal last month, the team sat down with Thiat—rapper, activist, and co-founder of Y’en a Marre, an organization that has been leading Senegalese social movements for years. Senegal has a roaring civil society, a big part of which is its hip hop culture. Our conversation quickly turned from the demonstrations to neocolonialism and Thiat’s broader aspirations for a new Pan-African unity. This episode was developed across 4 countries and 3 continents and produced by Anya Bégué, Paula Medina Agromayor, and Mario Simmaco. You can find Thiat’s hip hop group and music by searching Keurgui Crew on any streaming platform.
After yesterday’s dramatic events, the team developed a special episode to talk with Carlo Ferrari, President of the Association of the Italy-Burma Friendship to discuss the ongoing coup in Myanmar. We cover the reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi, the nature of the Myanmar-China relationship, the military’s involvement in the Rohingya genocide, and everything in between. This episode was produced by Anya Bégué and Mario Simmaco.
From age 17 to 20, Omar Alshogre was detained as a political prisoner by the Assad regime—simply for attending opposition demonstrations. Syria is known for its brutal torture prisons; Omar spent time in the nation’s most notorious detention center, Saydnaya, where Syrian people are systematically executed. Listen to our conversation with Omar as he describes his three years of incarceration and his inspiring resilience after being released. This episode was developed across 4 countries and 2 continents and produced by Paula Medina Agromayor, Anya Bégué, and Mario Edoardo Simmaco.
Anya sits down with Professor David Vine of American University of Washington D. C., author of Island of Shame, to discuss the history of the Chagos Islands. In 1965, the UK and the US conspired to set up a military base on one of the archipelago’s islands, Diego Garcia. It’s a story of imperialism, deportation, and immense suffering. This episode was produced—across 4 countries and 2 continents—by Paula Medina Agromayor, Anya Bégué, and Mario Edoardo Simmaco.
In this episode, Anya talks with two students from southern Cyprus, Velislava Vasileva and Ioannis Sterckx, about their thoughts on Turkey, Cyprus, and the international community. This installment was produced—across 6 countries and 3 continents—by Paula Medina Agromayor, Anya Bégué, Adam Kiela, and Mario Simmaco. You can contact us at email@example.com or through our social media (@eutopya.worldwide).
This is the first installment of our new miniseries, Erased, wherein we profile unheard voices of the world. In this episode, we talk to Hazal Say Otun, who tells us what it’s like to live in a country that doesn’t legally exist. Please note that our conversation was recorded before the recent Cypriot elections. This episode was produced—across 5 countries and 3 continents—by Paula Medina Agromayor, Anya Bégué, and Mario Edoardo Simmaco. Special thanks to Oliver Cutts.
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We sit down with a group of students from the UK to talk about school, Covid-19, and everything in between. This episode was produced across four countries. For more information, check out our social media @eutopya.worldwide. See you soon!
In this episode, we hear from student Paula Medina Agromeyor, who discusses how the coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated the failings of a GDP-centric global system. This episode was produced—across two continents and three countries—by Paula Medina Agromeyor, Anya Bégué, and Mario Edoardo Simmaco. For more information, visit our website at eutopyapodcast.org or tweet us @EutopyaPodcast. See you next time!
Our first Bump is here!
1,000 tons of oil spilled in the Indian Ocean. A wetland zone of international importance at high risk. Thousands of livelihoods pending. How can the ocean be global by definition but not respond to any global rules?
This episode is a conversation with "icanyoucantoo" founder and financial professional Nilesh Dosa, who tells us how his personal life and career have intertwined, his experience navigating a nonprofit through the age of Covid-19, and his own advice for all of us in the post-pandemic world. Special thanks to editor Mario Simmaco and developer Paula Medina Agromayor.