The Exploding Head Podcast Goes into its Second Season

Although my articles didn’t stop, my podcast did take a needed break⁣⁣.

In its first season (22 episodes!), I’ve talked about:⁣⁣
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– Palestine⁣⁣
– Brazil⁣⁣
– Chile⁣⁣
– Argentina⁣⁣
– Bolivia⁣⁣
– Belarus⁣⁣
– Lithuania⁣⁣
– Australia⁣⁣
– New Zealand⁣⁣
– Jordan⁣⁣
– Thailand⁣⁣
and the US, of course.⁣⁣
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I’ve talked about different aspects (and assets) of democratic regimes and how countries move between that and authoritarianism, the importance of political representation for minorities and other vulnerable populations, some messed up history of Latin America, social issues in Lithuania and other places, and, needless to say, various ways to deconstruct what’s happening in Palestine.⁣⁣
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State-sanctioned violence ⁣⁣and other forms of oppression, exclusion, silencing, misrepresentation, fear-mongering, dehumanisation…⁣⁣
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There’s so much to cover.⁣⁣
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There’s so much to speak out against.⁣⁣
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There’s so much to change for the better.
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Now, I’ll see you in the second season of The Exploding Head podcast!⁣⁣
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In it, you’ll see more collaborations, more regions covered, and…well, some topics that you’ve heard about already, simply because there are issues about which we have to talk continuously.
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Thank you for sticking around and for caring, and for amplifying the ideas that need that amplification so much!

Latest from the Blog

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 Women in Iran Have Had Enough And It’s Time To Support Them

What we’re seeing in Iran are widespread protests after the death of a young women, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran’s moral police.
This looks like the beginning of a revolution. We have to believe in and stand with the women of Iran.

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.

President Biden Doesn’t Have a Problem with Apartheid, Nor With Human Rights Violations

Joe Biden is on a trip to the Middle East: he’s visiting Israel and Saudi Arabia. What this shows is how little respect – if at all – his presidency has for human rights. Apartheid, military occupation, killings of civilians, murdering of journalists – everything goes. And there is definitely no room for Palestinian human rights.

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.

Violence Against Women Is Very Much Real – And It Takes Various Forms

We’d like to believe that we’re all on the march towards gender equality and ending gender-based violence – and in a way, we are – but its setbacks are obvious and horrifying.
They’re about women’s rights to their bodies, to making their own choices, and to making those choices without fear for their safety.

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