You’ve read the headlines about refugees and asylum seekers. But behind the statistics are stories. Stories of real people who had to make heartbreaking decisions and perilous journeys to find peace, safety and a life of freedom. Along the Way tells those courageous stories and puts voices and lives to the numbers. Hosted by Richard Belcham, who’s worked with refugee claimants in British Columbia, Canada for the last five years, the voices you hear in Along the Way will resonate long after each podcast is over. New episodes every month.
The Echo of A Violin in Damascus
Sari Alesh came to Canada as a refugee from the Syrian war in 2016, settling on Vancouver Island. He recorded the famous hymn - Amazing Grace - in solidarity with the people of Nova Scotia, who experienced a terrible tragedy with a mass shooting that...
Stateless to Status-less
Mohammad Zaqout grew up in a refugee camp in Gaza, Palestine – before moving to an apartment with his family. Despite the immense challenges of living in one of the most densely populated areas of the world, which is mired in intractable partisanship...
The Man @ the Airport
With uncanny parallels to the movie "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks, in our first episode we meet an extraordinary man, who’s led an extraordinary life. Known as “the man at the airport”, Hassan Al Kontar spent seven months stranded inside Kuala Lumpur’s...
What Guilt She Had to Leave Us
With an amazingly melodic voice and with its own haunting rhythms, Rawan Moon is a refugee from Syria and now lives in British Columbia. In her native country she was a biologist and high school teacher. Her poetry speaks about an ache and a longing for...
Albanian Anger, Canadian Peace
Today’s guest once wrote: “Activism for human rights does not necessarily lead to mental hardship—it saved me and many others.” Kristi Pinderi is an LGBTQ rights activist, who was one of the people who founded and marched at the first pride parade in...
Along the Way - Trailer
So, what’s the truth behind these headlines and who are the people seeking safety? Along the Way is a podcast that gives voice to the people behind the headlines. Their voices are strong and their stories compelling.I’m Richard Belcham and I’m the host...
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Such gripping stories that remind us that we must go low, listen, and learn how to respond in love. This podcast brings humanity to stories that need to be heard, and uplifts of the voice of refugees... Huge recommendation!
Inspiring and Informative
Such amazing stories that speak to the resilience, strength and unwavering hope of refugees and refugee claimants. It’s really powerful to hear the stories first hand - very informative!