7 episodes

Every episode writer, poet and activist Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is joined by a different guest to discuss and deconstruct two seemingly oppositional ideas (innocence/guilt, radical/moderate, secular/religious etc). In doing this we consider if things are really so simple, or if seemingly commonsensical binaries actually hide, obscure and allow for much more complicated political dynamics.

Breaking Binaries Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

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Every episode writer, poet and activist Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is joined by a different guest to discuss and deconstruct two seemingly oppositional ideas (innocence/guilt, radical/moderate, secular/religious etc). In doing this we consider if things are really so simple, or if seemingly commonsensical binaries actually hide, obscure and allow for much more complicated political dynamics.

    Ethical/Unethical Fashion with Mayisha Begum

    Ethical/Unethical Fashion with Mayisha Begum

    In episode 6 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Ethical/Unethical fashion with Mayisha Begum who is also known as @ohsoethical - she’s an advocate and activist for labour rights who studied labour, social movements and development at SOAS and works as a labour research assistant. The discussion looks into how "ethical" has increasingly become a marketing tool and whether material conditions of garment workers have changed despite the rise of 'ethical fashion' brands. More resources: http://ohsoethical.website/ . 

    • 58 min
    Black/White with Saffana Monajed

    Black/White with Saffana Monajed

    In episode 5 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Black/White with Saffana Monajed, co-founder of Project Ribcage: http://projectribcage.com/ who works in the media researching ethnic minorities in the UK and focused especially on the census data to break it down.

    • 58 min
    Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira

    Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira

    In episode 4 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira, writer, educator, lawyer and feminist hero co-author of A FLY GIRL'S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism: https://vervepoetrypress.com/product/fly-girls-guide-to-university/. 

    • 51 min
    Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor

    Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor

    In episode 3 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor. Nisha is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Warwick and  author of, Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism (Verso 2018). Purchase here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2551-deport-deprive-extradite

    • 55 min
    Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer of Stansted 15

    Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer of Stansted 15

    In episode 2 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer. Helen is a member of the "Stansted 15" who were a group of non-violent human rights activists who took action to stop a deportation flight leaving from Stansted Airport, UK on 28 March 2018. The discussion looks into how "legal" and "illegal" are constructed and what happens when we think beyond that binary.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven

    Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven

    In episode 1 Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan discusses the binary of Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven. Daria is a Criminal Defense Investigator, prison abolitionist and PhD Candidate at New York University. The discussion looks into how "crime" is constructed as a category, how "innocence" is applied disproportionately to certain bodies, and what the function of believing in a direct opposing dichotomy that all people fit into is. What happens when we think beyond innocence vs guilt?

    • 57 min

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