8 episodes

Piecing together one of the worst crimes in modern history: the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war. For the first time, Nowhere to Hide tells extraordinary stories from those who came closest to these attacks and those who risked their lives to tell the world what was happening. From field hospitals in Aleppo to the boardrooms of the United Nations, from frontlines in Damascus to courtrooms across Europe, survivors, doctors, journalists, lawyers, diplomats and forensic investigators recount their struggle for survival, truth, and justice.

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Piecing together one of the worst crimes in modern history: the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war. For the first time, Nowhere to Hide tells extraordinary stories from those who came closest to these attacks and those who risked their lives to tell the world what was happening. From field hospitals in Aleppo to the boardrooms of the United Nations, from frontlines in Damascus to courtrooms across Europe, survivors, doctors, journalists, lawyers, diplomats and forensic investigators recount their struggle for survival, truth, and justice.

    7. The Struggle for Justice

    7. The Struggle for Justice

    More than a decade after Syrians first took to the streets, Assad has only tightened his grip on power. But determined survivors and advocates like Mazen Darwish are seeking accountability for the regime’s crimes. On a long, arduous road through European courts, they hope to put the truth on record – and shape a more hopeful future.



    Nowhere to Hide is a podcast by the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.

    Host: Tobias Schneider
    Scripting and production: Karam Shoumali, Eliza Apperly, Inji El Bakry, Tobias Schneider
    Sound design and composition: Benjamin Nash
    Editorial support: Katharina Nachbar, Amanda Pridmore
    Illustrations: Molly Crabapple
    Cover design: Sonya Sugrobova

    We are grateful for generous support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

    For more on the research behind the podcast, visit chemicalweapons.gppi.net.



    Do you have thoughts or feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at chemicalweapons@gppi.net.

    • 41 min
    6. Muddied Waters

    6. Muddied Waters

    As Russia enters the Syrian war on the side of Assad, Moscow opens up a new front: a state-sponsored disinformation machine to whitewash the regime’s crimes. In spite of the disarmament deal, another large-scale chemical attack reveals a grim truth: Assad has retained a secret stockpile.



    Nowhere to Hide is a podcast by the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.

    Host: Tobias Schneider
    Scripting and production: Karam Shoumali, Eliza Apperly, Inji El Bakry, Tobias Schneider
    Sound design and composition: Benjamin Nash
    Editorial support: Katharina Nachbar, Amanda Pridmore
    Illustrations: Molly Crabapple
    Cover design: Sonya Sugrobova

    We are grateful for generous support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

    For more on the research behind the podcast, visit chemicalweapons.gppi.net.



    Do you have thoughts or feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at chemicalweapons@gppi.net.

    • 33 min
    5. Rooftop Chemistry

    5. Rooftop Chemistry

    With international disarmament teams busy dismantling Syria’s declared chemical arsenal, the Assad regime turns to an insidious new weapon: chlorine. Hussam Nahhas and colleagues embark on a perilous journey to document these latest crimes, which impact Syrian women in particular.



    Nowhere to Hide is a podcast by the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.

    Host: Tobias Schneider
    Scripting and production: Karam Shoumali, Eliza Apperly, Inji El Bakry, Tobias Schneider
    Sound design and composition: Benjamin Nash
    Editorial support: Katharina Nachbar, Amanda Pridmore
    Illustrations: Molly Crabapple
    Cover design: Sonya Sugrobova

    We are grateful for generous support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

    For more on the research behind the podcast, visit chemicalweapons.gppi.net.



    Do you have thoughts or feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at chemicalweapons@gppi.net.

    • 34 min
    4. A Toxic Mess

    4. A Toxic Mess

    After the devastating Ghouta attack, calls for an international intervention to halt war crimes in Syria grow louder. In Geneva, the US and Russia strike a deal to destroy the Assad regime’s chemical weapons stockpile.



    Nowhere to Hide is a podcast by the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.

    Host: Tobias Schneider
    Scripting and production: Karam Shoumali, Eliza Apperly, Inji El Bakry, Tobias Schneider
    Sound design and composition: Benjamin Nash
    Editorial support: Katharina Nachbar, Amanda Pridmore
    Illustrations: Molly Crabapple
    Cover design: Sonya Sugrobova

    We are grateful for generous support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

    For more on the research behind the podcast, visit chemicalweapons.gppi.net.



    Do you have thoughts or feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at chemicalweapons@gppi.net.

    • 36 min
    3. The World Is Watching

    3. The World Is Watching

    Following a deadly chemical attack on eastern Ghouta in August 2013, UN investigator Angela Kane and her team set out to verify the use of poisonous chemical agents in the Syrian city. Around the world, people wait to see what they will find.



    Nowhere to Hide is a podcast by the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.

    Host: Tobias Schneider
    Scripting and production: Karam Shoumali, Eliza Apperly, Inji El Bakry, Tobias Schneider
    Sound design and composition: Benjamin Nash
    Editorial support: Katharina Nachbar, Amanda Pridmore
    Illustrations: Molly Crabapple
    Cover design: Sonya Sugrobova

    We are grateful for generous support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

    For more on the research behind the podcast, visit chemicalweapons.gppi.net.



    Do you have thoughts or feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at chemicalweapons@gppi.net.

    • 33 min
    2. Chemical Hazim

    2. Chemical Hazim

    Amid growing reports of chemical warfare in Syria, medical student Hussam Nahhas risks his life to prepare doctors, nurses and civilians for the worst. In France, Laurent Van der Stockt finally receives the results of his toxic samples.


    Nowhere to Hide is a podcast by the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.

    Host: Tobias Schneider
    Scripting and production: Karam Shoumali, Eliza Apperly, Inji El Bakry, Tobias Schneider
    Sound design and composition: Benjamin Nash
    Editorial support: Katharina Nachbar, Amanda Pridmore
    Illustrations: Molly Crabapple
    Cover design: Sonya Sugrobova

    We are grateful for generous support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

    For more on the research behind the podcast, visit chemicalweapons.gppi.net.


    Do you have thoughts or feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at chemicalweapons@gppi.net.

    • 30 min

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