7 episodes

The United Nations is a complicated place so this podcast from hosts Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall for UN News - one insider, one outsider - aims to change all that. They demystify the UN through compelling interviews and stories making the world body more accessible and straightforward.

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

The United Nations is a complicated place so this podcast from hosts Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall for UN News - one insider, one outsider - aims to change all that. They demystify the UN through compelling interviews and stories making the world body more accessible and straightforward.

    UNcomplicated: ‘Multilateralism in action’

    UNcomplicated: ‘Multilateralism in action’

    In this special anniversary episode of our UNcomplicated podcast, hosts Sinjuda and Jason get to stay in their pyjamas to interview our colleague Reem Abaza, who spent the COVID-19 emergency working at the heart of the UN, as spokesperson for the President of the 74th General Assembly. 

    Music credit: The Veil, by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; along with their track, Abbey Minor.

    Plus, ‘Wave Wash’, by Ketsa.

     

    • 24 min
    UNcomplicated: International Women’s Day

    UNcomplicated: International Women’s Day

    Why is it so difficult to make gender equality a reality? 

    Our UNcomplicated podcast hosts, Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall, discover that one major reason is the prevalence of violence against women.

    For this show marking International Women’s Day 2020, we hear from Kalliopi Mingeiorou, a top UN official working to end violence against women, and also from a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Maryum Saifee, who’s become a tireless campaigner against this ritualistic and global human rights abuse against women and girls.

    UNcomplicated is also available on other leading podcast distribution platforms, including Castbox, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

    Music credits: 'The Veil', by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; plus their track, 'Abbey Minor'

    • 25 min
    UNcomplicated: Keeping the peace

    UNcomplicated: Keeping the peace

    New York City spends far more on its fire, police and the prison system than the entire peacekeeping budget of the United Nations.

    This is just one of the startling facts uncovered by hosts, Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall, in the latest episode of Uncomplicated.

    They talk to Ken Payumo, Chief of the peacekeeping operations support section of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, and Nick Birnback, Chief of Strategic Communications at the Department of Peace Operations, and learn more about the challenges faced by peacekeeping staff, keeping millions safe with limited resources.

    UNcomplicated is also available on other leading podcast distribution platforms, including Castbox, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

    Music credits: 'The Veil', by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; plus their track, 'Abbey Minor'

    • 28 min
    UNcomplicated: The UN turns 75

    UNcomplicated: The UN turns 75

    For their first podcast of 2020, our UNcomplicated hosts, Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall, celebrate a milestone year for the UN, as it turns 75.

    They’ve been talking to Fabrizio Hochschild, who’s leading the world body’s birthday mission, to listen to the concerns of a new generation of global citizens, and keep the UN relevant in the decades ahead.

    UNcomplicated is also available on other leading podcast distribution platforms, including Castbox, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

    Music credits: 'The Veil', by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; plus their track, 'Abbey Minor'

    • 17 min
    UNcomplicated: Your right to privacy, explained

    UNcomplicated: Your right to privacy, explained

    For this latest edition of our hit UN News podcast UNcomplicated, hosts Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall talk to independent UN expert on the right to privacy. Joe Cannataci, one of the world authorities on data protection and internet regulation.

    He explains what our right to privacy is, and how our data is being increasingly manipulated, and monetized.

    UNcomplicated is available on other leading podcast distribution platforms, including Castbox, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

    Music credits: The Veil, by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; plus Abbey Minor, also by Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller.

    Shell Shock, by Audiobinger.

    • 34 min
    UNcomplicated: Inside the UN’s big week

    UNcomplicated: Inside the UN’s big week

    For this second episode of our new hit podcast from UN News, the UNcomplicators delve inside the biggest week of the year at UN Headquarters when world leaders come to town, and the key summits take place, that can shape policymaking for decades to come.

    Sinduja and Jason speak to one of the world’s best interpreters about the challenges the team of more than 120 language experts face, covering the UN’s six official languages, during dozens of high-stakes speeches - where every word counts.

    Music credits: The Veil, by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; along with their track, Abbey Minor.

    UNcomplicated is available on other leading podcast distribution platforms, including Castbox, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

    Photo credit: Mingxia Xu, for UN News.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Zacharyyyyyyyyyyyy ,

I’m loving this podcast!

I really hope y’all come back to make more episodes. There are very few UN podcasts so the niche is still open. Keep up the good work!

Celia G💛 ,

Mansplaining Co-Host

Jason DeWall consistently cuts off and re-explains a very clear thought delivered by his co-host and it’s so hard to listen to.

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