60 episodes

Borderline is a podcast for defiant global citizens covering geopolitics, immigration and lives that straddle borders, with host Isabelle Roughol.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Borderline is a podcast for defiant global citizens covering geopolitics, immigration and lives that straddle borders, with host Isabelle Roughol.

    Ukraine's other battlefield, with Thierry Cruvellier

    Ukraine's other battlefield, with Thierry Cruvellier

    Ukraine wages war on the ground, in media... and in the courts.

    • 44 min
    Jose Antonio Vargas on telling the full, messy story of immigration

    Jose Antonio Vargas on telling the full, messy story of immigration

    "The dehumanization of migrants happens because we haven't heard stories that insist on complexity and nuance"

    • 54 min
    Could the hostile environment turn on you? (with Sonita Gale)

    Could the hostile environment turn on you? (with Sonita Gale)

    It starts with unauthorised migrants and doesn't end there. Filmmaker Sonita Gale follows professionals, students and British citizens whose lives were upended by the UK's immigration system.

    • 34 min
    The UK's very low bar on Ukrainian refugees, with Colin Yeo

    The UK's very low bar on Ukrainian refugees, with Colin Yeo

    "It's not that the UK has done absolutely nothing. It's just _almost_ absolutely nothing."

    • 29 min
    Multiculturalism is a superpower, with Michael Rain

    Multiculturalism is a superpower, with Michael Rain

    Being an immigrant sharpens perception, keeps you open to different perspectives and lets you see the grey areas. What's not to like?

    • 40 min
    [Essay] The burnout crisis is a workload crisis

    [Essay] The burnout crisis is a workload crisis

    Sure, burnout is not *just* about overwork. But it *is* about overwork.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

WaywardPhilosopher ,

A brilliant exploration of a world in motion

Borderline is a place for those who know that human belonging is, and always has been, complex. I love its celebration of multiple identities and affiliations, and the way it offers a space for resisting the claim that belonging must be both simple and single. In a world of increasingly hard borders, projects like this have never been more necessary.

ds_ml ,

Purpose-driven, authentic and raw

The Borderline pod is authentic and raw, it's also purpose-driven - it asks difficult questions about global life with borders to navigate and introduces you to interesting people with original takes on this subject. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and many of them feel same-y, but not Borderline. I highly recommend it, as it also comes with a very informative and engaging newsletter.

wordrunner11 ,

Important stories celebrating migration

Borderline is the community to be a part of if you know that people moving is both a normal thing to do and one of the greatest experiences of living. I love getting to hear the stories and unique perspectives from global citizens on the podcast, and reading about what’s going on in the global citizen world in the newsletters. In a world increasingly going hardline on borders, it's refreshing and reassuring to hear from voices that recognise the value and beauty of movement.

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