77 episodes

A journey around the world through conversation.
News reporting is heavily influenced by business & political models that capitalize on narratives of crisis, war, and disaster. As a result we get a distorted view of what life actually looks like for large segments of the planet, as we’re conditioned to accept stereotypes, political narratives, and judgements that have little basis in reality.
Through open conversation and personal stories, Latitude Adjustment will highlight places & communities that are either deprived of context or altogether absent from the media landscape and from our mental maps of the world.
As your host, I‘ll also be sharing tips from my years of solo travel. I’ll try to balance a healthy skepticism of political correctness with contempt for oppressive power structures, but work with me, I’m learning and my aim is to inspire others to learn along with me as I confront my own ignorance. Each episode will end with an invitation for you to participate in the conversation.

Latitude Adjustment Eric Maddox

    • Politics
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

A journey around the world through conversation.
News reporting is heavily influenced by business & political models that capitalize on narratives of crisis, war, and disaster. As a result we get a distorted view of what life actually looks like for large segments of the planet, as we’re conditioned to accept stereotypes, political narratives, and judgements that have little basis in reality.
Through open conversation and personal stories, Latitude Adjustment will highlight places & communities that are either deprived of context or altogether absent from the media landscape and from our mental maps of the world.
As your host, I‘ll also be sharing tips from my years of solo travel. I’ll try to balance a healthy skepticism of political correctness with contempt for oppressive power structures, but work with me, I’m learning and my aim is to inspire others to learn along with me as I confront my own ignorance. Each episode will end with an invitation for you to participate in the conversation.

    Special: Latitude Adjustment Podcast Academy!

    Special: Latitude Adjustment Podcast Academy!

    Over the next several weeks Latitude Adjustment Podcast work with students and asylum seekers from the Refocus Media Labs team to help them produce their very own podcasts. Be sure to look for their episodes in the coming weeks!

    Be sure to follow our progress on Instagram, and check out our four-part series about Moria the conditions of refugees in Greece, from earlier this year

    If you would like to support our efforts you can sign up for a monthly contribution through our Patreon page.

    • 20 min
    Africa, Race, and Racism in the Aid Community (2 of 2)

    Africa, Race, and Racism in the Aid Community (2 of 2)

    This episode is the second of a two-part conversation with Tity Agbahey. Tity is an attorney and a staffer at Amnesty International. Based in Senegal, her current work focuses on central Africa.

    This pair of episodes should appeal to two types of listeners, those who know what it feels like to be the only one who looks like you in your university class, in your staff meetings, or on a discussion panel at a conference, and those who don’t but who want to understand .

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Africa, Race, and Racism in the Aid Community (1 of 2)

    Africa, Race, and Racism in the Aid Community (1 of 2)

    This episode is the first of a two-part conversation with Tity Agbahey. Tity is an attorney and a staffer at Amnesty International. Based in Senegal, her current work focuses on central Africa.

    This pair of episodes should appeal to two types of listeners, those who know what it feels like to be the only one who looks like you in your university class, in your staff meetings, or on a discussion panel at a conference, and those who don’t but who want to understand .

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Revisited: Episode 18 - Escape from Afghanistan

    Revisited: Episode 18 - Escape from Afghanistan

    This re-release episode closes with a short update interview with Abdul Saboor, completed in November, 2020. It starts at 59:18. The original show was published in December, 2018.

    We were first connected by No Name Kitchen, a Spanish NGO working to provide aid and services to asylum seekers in the Balkans.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Transforming Conflict in the US and Beyond

    Transforming Conflict in the US and Beyond

    Being at a loss as to how to manage the political conflicts within my own social circle I reached out to my old professor, Tatsushi Arai, to learn how Americans might apply the principles of Conflict Transformation to our interactions at the personal, professional, and community levels, whatever the outcome of the US election. 

    But wherever you’re listening from you’ll likely find something in our conversation that can make engaging with your fellow citizens both more civil and more productive.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Terrorism Discourse

    The Terrorism Discourse

    For all of the movies, books, and policy debates on the topic, and given that the largest, most expensive, and longest hot war in US history is being waged in its name, why don’t we have a coherent and consistent definition for Terrorism? Get ready to rethink everything you think you know about this word and its application.

    Our guest is visual anthropologist Amanda Rogers, an expert on the propaganda of Islamic State

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

daydreamer327 ,

Thank you

Outstanding episode with Bethany! I will be paying closer attention to this podcast. Wow!

DontMindMe196 ,

Very realistic

Things from real life that the media is not interested in sharing because real life stories don’t generate as much money if it’s not part of a political agenda.

This podcast brings valuable and unique perspectives cultivated by years of studying and traveling abroad, meeting real heroes, victims, politicians, etc.. and getting them to share real stories from the US, Syria, Greece, Gaza, India, Yemen and now Sudan. For someone from the Middle East, this is as close to reality as it can get when anyone wants to tell our story.

BobZilla999 ,

Excellent Podcast.

I can't recomend this podcasy highly enough. You are going to hear viewpoints and opinions that make you challenge what you thought you knew. If you want to learn and think, this is the podcast for you.

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