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Kalam is a podcast about the culture, history and politics of the Middle East. Hosted by seasoned radio journalist Edgar Mannheimer, Kalam aims to be a source of knowledge and understanding about a region of the world that is so often misunderstood.

Kalam Edgar Mannheimer

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Kalam is a podcast about the culture, history and politics of the Middle East. Hosted by seasoned radio journalist Edgar Mannheimer, Kalam aims to be a source of knowledge and understanding about a region of the world that is so often misunderstood.

    Kalam Shorts: The Suez Canal

    Kalam Shorts: The Suez Canal

    Since its inauguration in 1869 the Suez Canal has played an immensely important part in the history, politics and economics of the Middle East and the World.
    In this episode Sam and Edgar discuss its role in both the occupation of Egypt by the British and its liberation from imperialist domination, as well as the latest developments since October 7th, with the Houthis of Yemen establishing a de facto blockade of the canal.
    This is a free episode in the Kalam Shorts series, where we introduce important concepts and phenomena. For all future Kalam Shorts please join Klub Kalam at patreon.com/kalampodcast. For just $3/month you'll gain access to lots of bonus content and full-length interviews with all our guests.
    
Pictured: The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower transits the Suez Canal en route to the Mediterranean Sea.

    • 18 min
    16. The Jews of Iraq with Avi Shlaim

    16. The Jews of Iraq with Avi Shlaim

    The renowned Israeli-British historian Avi Shlaim speaks to Edgar about the Jews of Iraq and the Arab-Jews in general - an identity that was largely destroyed in the wake of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
    Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, speaks to Edgar about the Jews of Iraq, who numbered 130,000 in 1948, and what led to every single one of them leaving. It is a candid conversation in which Avi Shlaim answers difficult questions about his own past. He was born in Baghdad in 1945 to a prosperous, upper-middle class family. At the age of five they left Iraq and arrived in Israel as impoverished second class citizens.
    If you want to learn more about the Iraqi Jews and their tragic plight, please check out Avi Shlaim's brilliant book Three Worlds: Memoirs of an Arab-Jew.
    The video recorded version of this interview is available at the Kalam Podcast Youtube channel.
    If you enjoy Kalam Podcast and would like to support the show you can do so, by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/kalampodcast. For just $3/month you'll gain access to lots of bonus content and full-length interviews with all our guests.
    Please like and subscribe to this channel - it helps other people find out about us. For continuous updates on Kalam Podcast follow us on Instagram, @kalampodcast

    • 56 min
    MUNADAMA 1 (Teaser)

    MUNADAMA 1 (Teaser)

    We are delighted to announce the first instalment of our series, Munadama. For the full length episode, sign up at patreon.com/kalampodcast
    In Arabic, the meaning of Munadama is akin to a hearty discussion session with accompanied drinks. In these episodes, the team behind Kalam Podcast, Edgar Mannheimer (host), Sam Carlshamre (research & production) and Arthur Mannheimer (sound design) sit down for a drink and a talk.
    In this first episode, we introduce ourselves and reflect on the first few episodes of Kalam. In the future, we hope to invite other guests to sit with us.
    As always, follow us on Instagram for continuous updates @kalampodcast

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    15. German Madness with Salah Said

    15. German Madness with Salah Said

    Germany has descended into madness as its security apparatus violently attacks peaceful Palestinian protesters, accusing them of anti-Semitism. This happening in parallell to the far right and not-so-subtly anti-Semitic political party AfD is surging in the polls.
    In this episode, Edgar speaks with Palestinian activist from Germany, Salah Said about the conditions for pro-Palestinian activism in the country, and about the twisted anti-anti-Semitism bureaucracy.
    For continuous updates on the show, follow us on Instagram @kalampodcast
    We recently launched our Youtube page - check that out here!
    If you want to support independent journalism about Palestine and the Middle East, you can do so! By joining Klub Kalam on Patreon. For just $3/month you'll gain access to full length interviews and bonus material.

    • 41 min
    14. (Video) Gaza & the History of Arabic Poetry with Mosab Abu Toha

    14. (Video) Gaza & the History of Arabic Poetry with Mosab Abu Toha

    On this video recorded episode of Kalam, Edgar sits with the Gazan poet and very much a friend of the podcast, Mosab Abu Toha, for a discussion about, among other things, the history of Arabic poetry.
    Why are poets so venerated in the Arab world, and what did poetry sound like before Islam?
    As always, follow us on Instagram for continuous updates @kalampodcast
    If you want to support independent journalism about Palestine and the Middle East, you can do so! By joining Klub Kalam on Patreon. Sign up for just $3/month and gain access to full length interviews with all our guests and loads of bonus content.

    • 28 min
    13. Lament of an Egyptian Revolutionary with Aida Seif El-Dawla

    13. Lament of an Egyptian Revolutionary with Aida Seif El-Dawla

    Why aren't we seeing massive pro-Palest!ne demonstrations in Egypt, when we know an overwhelming majority of its people support the liberation of Palest!ne?
    Dr. Aida Seif El-Dawla, a retired psychiatrist and human rights defender conveys the sense of defeat and tragedy many progressives in Egypt feel. The revolution of 2011 came so close to achieving the change Egypt so desperately needs - and it also came very close to changing Egypt's policy toward its neighbour Israel. But in the end it failed.
    Today's episode can be sen as a lament of the Egyptian revolution, specifically as it pertains to the issue of Palest!ne.
    For continuous updates and posts about Middle Eastern history, follow us on Instagram @kalampodcast. If you want to support us, you can do so by joining the Kalam Community at patreon.com/kalampodcast

    • 36 min

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tanvir87 ,

Incredible and knowledgable

Learning everyday about the context in Middle East and North Africa. The current focus of Palestine is very appreciated, since a lot of people don't know the history.

MENAnerd ,

Engaging, informative and mind opening!

Kalam is a new podcast, by journalist Edgar Mannheimer. Delving into history, culture and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, it is a welcomed contribution to enhancing knowledge and understanding about the MENA region, at a time when this is more important than ever. A combination of insightful contextual briefs and engaging interviews makes the program a great listening experience, while being thought provoking and mind opening. Well done Edgar!

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