The Exploding Head Blog and Podcast

What’s happening around the world?

  • 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 barrier, in Bethlehem.

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

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:

Afghanistan: What’s Next?

The Taliban has taken power in Afghanistan. It finally happened and it’s terrifying. “Kabul has fallen,” the press tells us.
But what’s next? How do we assess what happened, learn from it, and find the best ways to help the Afghan people now?

The Dangers of Dehumanisation

Dehumanisation is a prerequisite for some of the darkest things we’ve witnessed in our history. Slavery, genocides, torture, mass killings – just to name a few, and it’s one heavy list already. That’s why, we have to learn to notice it and to call it out.

An Apology To My Refugee Friends

The immigration policy in Lithuania seems to have taken a sharp turn towards limiting the rights of asylum seekers. Our humanity is being tested – and it’s very shameful to see we’re not doing well.

Why We Need Pride

On Pride Day – and Pride Month – let’s not forget that no society is truly great if it is not equally accepting and great to everyone. The LGBTQ rights situation around the world might be improving but there’s still a long way to go.

Palestine: The Protests Continue

The protests in and outside of Palestine continue. Why? Because not much has changed, and nothing has improved. We’re seeing the same colonial practices, the same occupation, the same brutality by Israeli forces. In Jerusalem, throughout the West Bank, and all over historic Palestine. I encourage you to speak out against all of this.

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