9 episodes

On Things We Left Behind is a story-driven podcast that explores the hidden afterlife of war. In what ways does leaving your country behind shape the life that you rebuild? That’s the question that the hosts, daughters of Somali refugees, seek to explain. The podcast takes an in-depth look into the lives of those who were made to start all over, and meditates on the things that are left behind in war’s wake.


On Things We Left Behind was one of the three finalists for LaunchPod 2019, the UK’s first podcast competition.

On Things We Left Behind Saredo & Surer Mohamed

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 70 Ratings

On Things We Left Behind is a story-driven podcast that explores the hidden afterlife of war. In what ways does leaving your country behind shape the life that you rebuild? That’s the question that the hosts, daughters of Somali refugees, seek to explain. The podcast takes an in-depth look into the lives of those who were made to start all over, and meditates on the things that are left behind in war’s wake.


On Things We Left Behind was one of the three finalists for LaunchPod 2019, the UK’s first podcast competition.

    The Architect – English version

    The Architect – English version

    Shurki Aden Camey, our mum, shares her experience of rebuilding the city of her youth, Mogadishu. In this episode we follow her journey from a student to a refugee to finally achieving her dreams of becoming an architect in Mogadishu, but with a very different reality. This version has her contributions re-voiced in English.
     
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    • 39 min
    The Architect – Somali version

    The Architect – Somali version

    Shurki Aden Camey, our mum, shares her experience of rebuilding the city of her youth, Mogadishu. In this episode we follow her journey from a student to a refugee to finally achieving her dreams of becoming an architect in Mogadishu, but with a very different reality. This version has her contributions in Somali.
     
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    • 40 min
    The Space Between Stories

    The Space Between Stories

    Mariam and Abira share their experiences of creating spaces to understand and preserve lost history. In this episode we cover the complications of logging history from countries that have been through war, and why nostalgia can sometimes get in the way of finding the truth.  
     
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    • 17 min
    The Parts We Don’t Share

    The Parts We Don’t Share

    Alice doesn’t want to be just one thing in your eyes, so she chooses carefully what parts of her story she will share. She knows and has experienced what sharing every detail of a painful story is like and has learned the hard way about why it’s better to be selective. 
     
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    • 24 min
    The Tapes That Bind – Part 2

    The Tapes That Bind – Part 2

    Nuradin tells how letter tapes give him a connection to family that he will cherish forever. Nuradin shared letter tapes with his family when he first left home to stay in communication. But now, all these years later, the tapes mean even more than he ever expected. 
     
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    • 18 min
    The Tapes That Bind – Part 1

    The Tapes That Bind – Part 1

    Nadifa Mohamed shows us the world that her family’s letter tapes have helped create. Letter tapes are cassette tapes recorded with messages from families and friends. In this episode, we discover how these tapes became a window into the world before a war.
     
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

emmieco ,

So good, can’t wait for another season

Fantastic production, throughly engaging, really hope that there is another series on the way.

EA SIS ,

Beautiful

Thank you for making this and sharing these stories ❤️ very well put together from the guests to the soundscapes. Chefs kiss !

hm0613 ,

Amazing

❤️❤️❤️

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