The Exploding Head Blog and Podcast

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  • Are our democracies failing somewhere?
  • Are any authoritarian regimes opening up?
  • Have we learnt to talk about our painful history and name exactly what happened?
  • What’s the human behind the political? And how do we move forward?
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“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”

I saw this written on the West Bank separation barrier, in Bethlehem, many years ago.

And I can’t get it out of my head ever since.

Yet honestly, I don’t think I want to. I want to acknowledge that responsibility instead, in the minor ways that I can.

You might hear more questions than answers in my articles and podcast. But I believe this is where we start.

Listen to my podcast on various platforms here or listen to it directly on Spotify!

For my resources just on Palestine, please see this page.


Listen to my most recent episode here:

Will The Fragile Democracy of Brazil Survive?

As voters in Brazil are choosing their representatives today, choosing their president can determine the country’s direction in ways that go beyond a specific party.
This election is extremely important not only because Brazil is a presidential republic (meaning, its president has significant powers) and world’s 12th economy. It’s because, to put it plainly, if Lula wins, the are fears of Bolsonaro not taking his political loss as leaders in democracies do – and that would have significant consequences for Brazil and the rest of the world.

The People of Pakistan Are Paying The Price For Our Ignorance

And although we have to do everything we can to help the people of Pakistan now, the bigger story is not about this country. This tragedy – a man-made disaster – is a harsh reminder that the people who are most contributing to our climate emergency are not necessarily the ones who are paying the price.

Gaza: New Killings, Old Narratives

What is there to say after Israel’s most recent bombing of Gaza?
No matter how heart-breaking this devastation was, it didn’t reveal anything new about how Israel operates – nor how the world reacts when Palestinians under siege are being killed.

What Just Happened in Ecuador?

The people of Ecuador have just had a national strike – and won!
After more than two weeks of country-wide protests, the current government has agreed to meet their demands.
What was happening there and why?
To answer these questions, hear what two journalists reporting on Ecuador have to say.

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