49 episodes

Hannah and Colleen take you on a tour of what life looks like as an American and teacher in Northern Iraq.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place Servant Group International

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

Hannah and Colleen take you on a tour of what life looks like as an American and teacher in Northern Iraq.

    Racism in Northern Iraq

    Racism in Northern Iraq

    Hannah and Colleen describe how they observed different skin colors and nationalities are treated and valued in Northern Iraq. How were our black teammates treated? Asian-looking ones? Is there a difference between how men and women of color are treated? We answer these questions and more!

    • 27 min
    Going to the Movies in Iraq

    Going to the Movies in Iraq

    Hannah and Colleen take a trip around the world and into a Middle Eastern movie theater. Sometimes watching a movie in Iraq is like a short visit to the United States, but other times it's more like visiting a different country... or a different planet where the spoken language is Arabic but the written language is Russian. It's exciting.

    Learn more at www.ServantGroup.org!
    Contact us with comments or questions at hannah@servantgroup.org.

    • 28 min
    Kim Stories

    Kim Stories

    Hannah and Colleen interview our office manager, Kim, who tells the BEST stories. Both master story-teller and and hostess extraordinaire, Kim lived in Iraq with her family and taught at the Medes school in 2010. We think someone should pick up her life story as a sitcom, but in the meantime, you get to enjoy the wild and wacky things she has seen! =D

    Learn more at www.ServantGroup.org/Iraq!
    Or email us with questions or comments at hannah@servantgroup.org.

    • 28 min
    Getting Exercise in Iraq - Work it Out

    Getting Exercise in Iraq - Work it Out

    Hannah and Colleen talk about how they found ways to exercise in Iraq and the cultural stereotypes that accompany men's and women's opportunities to exercise. Should you bring a Wii? Should you plan to run a marathon?

    • 23 min
    Church, People!

    Church, People!

    Colleen and Hannah talk about what "going to church" looked like in Iraq. A lot of people have questions about this and a lot of preconceived ideas about what it means to be a Christian living in a pre-dominantly Muslim country.

    Learn more at www.ServantGroup.org/Iraq!
    Send us comments or questions at hannah@servantgroup.org!

    • 24 min
    Iraq in the time of COVID

    Iraq in the time of COVID

    Hannah and Colleen take you on a trip through the current state of life in Iraq as seen through reports of team members and our former students. Unlike most episodes, this is a little more current news!

    Learn more about joining our teams over at www.ServantGroup.org/Iraq or email Hannah with comments or questions at hannah@servantgroup.org.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

rhdillard in nash ,

Funniest podcast around!

I love these gals—-how they approach life, how they share, their hearts for walking others into a different culture. This show always puts a smile on my face!

I highly recommend!

H&Asmommy ,

Fab-U-lous!

What a great podcast! I’ve found it super helpful in learning more about Kurdish culture and life in Iraq. Hannah & Colleen are great hosts who are articulate, wise, and funny.

tksayre ,

Love these!

I’ve listened to all of these podcasts and have learned so much about Kurdistan! Love the humor between the hosts. Definitely one of my favorite podcasts

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