에피소드 300개

Extraordinary first person stories from around the world

Outlook BBC

    • 사회 및 문화
    • 5.0 • 4개의 평가

Extraordinary first person stories from around the world

    The secret mission to rescue women kidnapped by IS

    The secret mission to rescue women kidnapped by IS

    For five years, a young Yazidi woman called Leila was held captive by the Islamic State group. She ended up in Al-Hol, a large and volatile internment camp in northern Syria holding thousands of IS supporters. But unknown to Leila, a group of Yazidi volunteers – some who had escaped IS – had returned to the camp as infiltrators, determined to rescue her and other enslaved women. Among them was the Kurdish filmmaker Hogir Hirori, who went along undercover with his camera to document the mission.

    With thanks to Hanna Valenta for the translation.

    Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

    Presenter: Jo Fidgen
    Producer: Maryam Maruf

    Picture: Women in a niqab in Al-Hol camp
    Credit: Courtesy of Hogir Hirori

    • 35분
    Finding healing in the sea that took my family

    Finding healing in the sea that took my family

    Geraldine Mullan lived with her husband John and their two children Tomás and Amelia in a town on the beautiful Irish coastline of County Donegal – a salty inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. They all loved the water, which during lockdown became a welcome escape for the whole family. But in August 2020, the car they were travelling in plunged into the sea during a dreadful storm – in a split second Geraldine lost her husband and both of her children. She tells Jo Fidgen how she found the strength to get back into the water two months after it stole the people she loved most in the world, and why she feels closer to them when she's swimming. Geraldine has opened a centre for her local community called the Mullan Hope Centre, in memory of her family.


    If you've been affected by any of subjects in this programme you can find support and additional information below:

    BBC Action Line: https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/

    Befrienders Worldwide: https://www.befrienders.org/


    Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com


    Presenter: Jo Fidgen
    Producer: June Christie

    Picture: Geraldine Mullan in the sea
    Credit: David Conachy

    • 22분
    The heavy metal boys from the dump

    The heavy metal boys from the dump

    Cambodia's biggest rubbish dump was home to thousands of children, picking through rubbish to sell. From this bleak wasteland emerged a band, Doch Chkae - young musicians who grew up in extreme poverty, turning their anger into heavy metal music. Harry Graham speaks to two of the band members, Sok Vichey and Ouch Theara. We also hear from one of the charity workers who spotted their talent for metal music, Timon Seibel, from Moms Against Poverty. This podcast was first released on 23rd November 2019.

    Presenter: Harry Graham
    Producer: Deiniol Buxton

    Picture: Doch Chkae
    Credit: Florian Gleich

    Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

    • 26분
    The sinking of a pirate radio ship

    The sinking of a pirate radio ship

    Nick Richards was a DJ for Radio Caroline, an unlicensed offshore radio station operating off the coast of the UK. This was the late 1970s, and millions of people were tuning in, but there were problems with the ship. Because of its illegal status, it couldn’t go to shore for repairs, and it was rotting below the waterline. The DJs did their best to keep the ship afloat, until they faced one storm too many. Nick spoke to Outlook’s Harry Graham.

    Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

    Presenter: Harry Graham
    Producer: Harry Graham

    Image: The pirate radio ship Mi Amigo, home to Radio Caroline
    Credit: Getty Images/Evening Standard

    • 41분
    I hit puberty, then burned down my family home

    I hit puberty, then burned down my family home

    When Nikki Owen was 18, she set fire to the family home while her mother was still inside. Her mother escaped but Nikki found herself in court, accused of intending to kill her.

    This was the culmination of years of self-loathing, self-harm and suicide attempts that, Nikki says, turned her into a monster. In her younger years, Nikki had worked as a child model; she was shy and well-behaved and couldn't understand why her personality had transformed so quickly and so severely. It wasn’t until she was facing up to 15 years in prison that, thanks to her family's persistence, she was diagnosed with severe premenstrual syndrome, or PMS as it’s more commonly known. Nikki was then able to use this diagnosis in her defence in court.

    Nikki’s case made legal history in England as the first time in which premenstrual syndrome was used as a mitigating factor in a criminal case. Since then a plea of PMS has been used in court in cases of murder, infanticide, manslaughter and many other crimes.

    For Nikki it meant she was given a second chance at life and one she has used to help other people by setting up her own organisation, the Healing Hub through which she supports people to deal with stress and anxiety.

    If you've been affected by any of subjects in this programme you can find support and additional information below:

    BBC Action Line: https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/

    Befrienders Worldwide: https://www.befrienders.org/

    The International Association for Premenstrual Disorders: https://iapmd.org/

    National Association for Premenstrual Syndromes https://www.pms.org.uk

    Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

    Picture: Modelling headshot of Nikki Owen in 1975
    Credit: Courtesy of Nikki Owen

    • 40분
    I stole a safe, and faced the dilemma of my life

    I stole a safe, and faced the dilemma of my life

    Matthew Hahn used to burgle houses in the San Francisco Bay Area to pay for a drug habit. One fateful night in 2005 he stole a safe from someone’s home, hoping that its contents would fund his next high. But he was horrified to discover that the safe contained evidence of a very young girl being sexually abused. Matthew felt he had to do something to help the child, but due to his past criminal record he knew he faced life in prison if he admitted to stealing the safe. His decision would have profound consequences for both himself and the girl’s abuser.

    This programme contains details that some listeners may find distressing.

    Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

    Presenter: Jo Fidgen
    Producer: Rebecca Vincent

    Picture: Matthew Hahn
    Credit: Courtesy of Matthew Hahn

    • 39분

사용자 리뷰

5.0/5
4개의 평가

4개의 평가

인기 사회 및 문화 팟캐스트

청취자가 구독한 다른 콘텐츠

BBC의 다른 콘텐츠