195 – Akwaeke Emezi


Today our podcast connects with Akwaeke Emezi. Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. Her debut autobiographical novel FRESHWATER (Grove Atlantic, February 2018) has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal (‘[a] witchy, electrifying story of danger and compulsion’) and the LA Times (‘a dazzling, devastating novel’). It also received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, and has been recognized on 2018 best/most anticipated books lists by Esquire, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Bustle, OZY, Electric Lit, and Book Riot, among others.READ MORE

194 – Peter McLaren


A live recording of our educational podcast The How, The Why with Peter McLaren. Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University. He is Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, the Donna Ford Attallah College of Education, Chapman University. He is also Chair Professor, Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, where he is Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Studies in Education.READ MORE

192 – Lena Späth


Today our podcast connects with Lena Späth, author of Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran. Lena was born in Munich, Germany, and enrolled in Middle Eastern Studies. She lived in Spain, Turkey and Iran and travelled a lot within the Middle East. You will find a tile from Iran, a carpet from Egypt and a lantern from Syria in her house.READ MORE

190 – Yaron Lifschitz


Today our podcast connects with Yaron Lifschitz. Yaron is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, University of Queensland and National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. Since graduating, Yaron has directed over 60 productions including large-scale events, opera, theatre, physical theatre and circus. His work has been seen in 39 countries, across six continents by over one million people.READ MORE