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The People's Podcast

The People's Podcast

By The People's Backpack
The podcast that aims to tackle the stigma and prejudice around refugees through telling stories and facts. On this podcast we interview refugees, specialists and the people working to create a more inclusive society. Because at the end of the day, we're all people.
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Episode 9 - Should countries accept refugees when they’re struggling to provide for their own citizens?
In today’s episode, filmed before the Covid outbreak, we stage a mock debate about a country’s commitment to accept refugees. Joined by the president of STAR Warwick and a member of the debating society, we shed light on the conflicting views often heard when discussing the refugee crisis 
May 9, 2020
Podcast 8 - In conversation with The People's Backpack
In this episode, we sit down with the project manager & marketing head of The People’s Backpack. We discuss their experiences of working in a social enterprise and the obstacles that they have faced. Take a listen to learn more about the project and when the backpacks are available.
February 27, 2020
Episode 7 - Unpacking Asylum
On today’s episode our guest Professor Robert Thomas, expert in asylum and immigration law, shares his knowledge on the asylum seeking process and touches upon the uncertainty of Brexit. Furthermore, we will discuss unaccompanied asylum seeking children with Coram, a charity that initiated a Young Citizen programme.
January 27, 2020
Podcast 6 - Climate "refugees"?
In this week's podcast we will discuss climate ‘refugees’ with Gwendolyn Tan. Take a listen and learn more about one of the biggest challenges the world is facing !
January 19, 2020
Episode 5 - Successful refugee entrepreneurship in Egypt
On today’s podcast, Ali Ahmed talks about his PhD research on refugee entrepreneurship in Egypt. He shares real life experiences of entrepreneurs in Cairo. He emphasise the importance of discourse in how we understand the arrival of refugees.
December 10, 2019
Episode 4 - Iran to Croatia: escape from radicalisation
This week's guest is Yazden Riehani, a 16 year old who will share the story of his perilous journey from Iran to Croatia accompanied by his mother and two twin sisters. He shares his positive outlook on life and his ambition of becoming a doctor.
December 3, 2019
Episode 3 - A Journey of Life and Death
Today’s guest Antonija Potočki, a member of the "Are You Syrious" organisation in Zagreb, will share her experience and insights on the refugee crisis obtained after years of volunteering. In this edition she will specifically focus on the dangers of crossing borders with police brutality and smugglers.  She encourages us to act locally to impact globally.
November 26, 2019
Episode 2 - Refugees or Asylum seekers?
On today's episode we speak with Akshaya Shekaran, a representative from Warwick STAR and a UNICEF volunteer. She will be explaining the difference between refugees and asylum seekers whilst drawing on her personal experiences of working in a refugee camp.
November 19, 2019
Episode 1 - Introduction with Luke Netherclift
On this edition of the People's Podcast we talk to Luke Netherclift about the journey and the mission of The People's Backpack and the exciting things to come in the future. 
November 8, 2019