A podcast show focusing on uplifting stories and ideas that promote world peace. Our guests are Peaceful Bridge Makers, filling gaps between nations, cultures and ideas.
Sara Jamshidi, an award winning Iranian-American peace journalist, hosts the show. During the conversation. Sara explores peace, kindness and compassion with her peace activists, peace makers and peace-game-changers guests.
Recipe for Refuge: Culinary Journeys to America
Recipes for Refuge is a delicious and unique collection offering readers an experience that transcends mere cookery. First, the food. These are the recipes that are passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, recipes that connect these global refugees to the place they once called home.
The Dangers of Poetry: How the Middle East Poets Fight for Freedom
Kevin Jones is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Georgia, and author of The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq. Levi Thompson is Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Colorado Boulder, who translated Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy al-Ashegh latest poems My Heart Became a Bomb. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the dangers and implications of poetry in the Middle East.With this program, we will honor the month of April announced as the month of poetry.
Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman
Susanne Koelbl is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine DER SPIEGEL. In her recent book Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Mohammed Bin Salman, she chronicles the changes in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Koelbl about Saudi Arabia and the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Spring: A Captivating Novel About Egypt Revolution
Leila Rafei, author of the Spring, a daring beautiful novel about Egypt and Arab Spring, studied Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo. Originally born to Iranian-American parents, Leila knows a great deal about Egypt, its culture, food, music and its revolution. She will talk with Sara Jamshdi about Spring, her novel took place in Egypt.
Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience, A Movie About How Syrian Kids in Refugee Camps Develop Happiness
Ron Bourke, filmmaker exploring issues of displacement, education, and healthcare directed Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience. He features Rana Dajani, scientist, world expert in genetics and founder of We Love Reading Project, as well as other other experts to learn about how Syrian children's not only cope with terror in refugee camps, but to create resilience and happiness.Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience offers a unique window into the impact of war on children through the work of an international team of scientists led by Yale University working closely with Mercy Corps' team in Jordan.
The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whiteness and Islam, Conversation with Medina Whiteman
Medina Tenour Whiteman is a writer, poet, translator, musician, and an Anglo-American born to Sufi converts. In her recent book The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whitness and Islam, she discusses how her white privileged background has not helped her to feel ‘at home’ with her Muslim friends in Europe. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Whiteman about what it means to be an invisible Muslim, examining the effect of white Muslim (un)privilege in Europe.
So much needed podcast in this chaotic world. Thank you.
Great job. Hope for peace all over the world.