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People of the Pod

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People of the Pod

American Jewish Committee (AJC)

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People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens, brought to you by American Jewish Committee. Host Manya Brachear Pashman examines current events, the people driving them, and what it all means for America, Israel, and the Jewish people.
 
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Defiance

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Defiance

Peter McCormack

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DEFIANCE is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.
 
Connecting the Community to the Disabled World Did you know nearly one out of six people have a disability? ​ The Blaisin’ Access show highlights disability issues, programs/services, and showing disabled people can succeed in an able-bodied world. ​ The host, Blaise Bryant, has been completely blind since birth. He has defeated the social stereotype by achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, working full-time, and an active disability rights activist in the community.
 
This is really just me sitting in a room talking into a microphone from time to time. The subject is Latin America, the region I've worked on for more than 20 years: its challenges—especially security and human rights challenges—and the United States' complicated relationship with it. This podcast accompanies my personal blog, and doesn't reflect the views of my employer, whose much better podcast is at https://www.wola.org/format/podcast/.
 
Free to Think features conversation with interesting, thoughtful, and inspiring individuals whose research, teaching, or expression falls at the always sensitive intersection of power and ideas. We'll be speaking with those who have the courage to seek truth and speak truth, often at great risk, as well as with those who support them and share their stories. Free to Think is a podcast presented by Scholars at Risk, where we celebrate people with the courage to think, question, and share idea ...
 
Sometimes it feels like humanity couldn't be more absurd but then a new day comes along...and with it brings more absurdities. If other lifeforms from the vast universe were to watch us, what would they think? Would they watch us like a guilty pleasure reality TV show? "What kind of disasters will the humans create on this week's episode of EARTH-Season 2021?"
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
The Rights Track podcast gets the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and aims to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. The podcast is hosted by Professor Todd Landman, a human rights scholar and champion for the advancement of human rights understanding. In Series 6 we're discussing human rights and COVID19. We are in conversation with leading advocates and scholars as we look to learn if and how human rights are under threat as a result of ...
 
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Vital Voices Podcast

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Vital Voices Podcast

Vital Voices Global Partnership

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The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.VitalVoices.org. Follow us on Twitter (@VitalVoices), Instagram (@VitalVoices) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/VitalVoices)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.
 
The End Trafficking project is UNICEF USA's initiative to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the End Trafficking project aims to bring us all closer to a day when there are no exploited children. By the end of each episode you will be informed of various child trafficking issues and have specific tools to take action. For more information, please contact end ...
 
Earth We Can Do This is a globally focused podcast that explores global, personal and interpersonal issues that affect each person and Planet Earth. Changing Planet Earth and our collective lives for the better is something we can achieve right now! We are not doomed at all - but in fact have the potential to make this a wonderful, beautiful, loving place in the Universe. We CAN make this a better world, with more love, more compassion, and more intelligence. Host Paul W. Slusher, Founder an ...
 
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Host Derek E. Silva joins computer scientist Paul Syverson, inventor of Tor’s onion routing and a mathematician at the US Naval Research Laboratory. Paul shares how he created and deployed the first research designs and prototypes of onion routing with David Goldschlag and Mike Reed. We take a deep dive into the rising concern over abandoned domain…
 
Angela Nguyen is a registered nurse, human rights activist, and Founder/President of One Body Village Canada, a charity that is committed to supporting survivors of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking from Vietnam and Cambodia. She joins us to chat about her organization, modern day slavery, and how Canadians can join in the fight to co…
 
In the second episode of the #RomaSummit special, we speak with MEP Evin Incir (S&D), who has been a tireless advocate for Roma inclusion from her seat in the European Parliament. Serving as Co-President of the EP's Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI), she offers us an important insight into the shortcomings of previous EU-level initiatives…
 
Can the European Union effectively combat antisemitism? Meet the woman leading the bloc’s efforts to do just that: European Commission Coordinator on combating antisemitism Katharina von Schnurbein. Last month, the EU unveiled its first Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life, a multi-faceted plan that incorporated many recomme…
 
Host Derek E. Silva joins Jeff John Roberts, Executive Editor for Decrypt and author of the 2019 book about Coinbase, Kings of Crypto: One Startup's Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley, and Onto Wall Street. They take a deep dive into the impact of big tech monopolies, new crypto regulations, and Facebook’s metaverse dream.…
 
In anticipation of the upcoming Western Balkans Roma Summit (17-18 November), we're hosting a mini-series on this podcast, focusing on the the rights and issues of the Roma community. Over the next few episodes, we’ll be speaking with EU policymakers, representatives of civil society organisations and grassroots activists tackling anti-gypsyism and…
 
One of the most common questions I receive from women is, "How can I take action?" So many women are concerned about the legislation and ideology being embraced by politicians, the media, and institutions, yet feel helpless to make a difference. A new book — Practical Politics for Bold Women — is for women who want to be heard, but may not be sure …
 
Meet two young, innovative, and award-winning U.S. Jews who are confronting a climate of antisemitism and anti-Zionism: Jason Kessler, lead anchor for Jew or False, a satirical news show that fights antisemitism and calls out misinformation, and Eddie Chavez Calderon of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox Jewish social justice organization that tackles antis…
 
An introduction by Dean Edwards, International Coordinating Editor for Democracy Watch news followed by a presentation by Numairy a BBC journalist and Dr. Mohammed Hassan El Mahdi an internal medicine Resident in Sudan. Numairy starts with a review of the deadly Sudanese revolution from 2018. Chaos in the last 5 years. Then Mohammed provides additi…
 
Dean Edwards, International Coordinating Editor and executive producer does a follow-up on the Progressive movement. Then he talks about Sudan. People on the streets there are largely dissatisfied with both the coup and the ousted government. Then he talks about Populism in Sudan. Populism is a communications strategy with three steps. 1. Identify …
 
Ambassador Martin Indyk gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most consequential figures in modern Middle East diplomacy: former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. In this riveting conversation with guest co-host Jason Isaacson, AJC’s chief policy and political affairs officer, Indyk dis…
 
Welcome to episode 4 of living in bizarro world, the date is October 23rd, it's been a weird month for the both of us but we were lucky enough to see each other before the draconian travel vax mandate kicks in in Canada, covid news or more like hysteria, our weekend together in Toronto, amazon towns and robot dogsssssssss. No doobie break this epis…
 
Sally Gellert in New Jersey reports on the Ecologic program broadcast over Free Speech Radio WBIA in New York City. She is a co-host. They cover environmental issues both locally and globally, for example; electrification, people versus fossil fuels in Washington D.C., and the global climate summit in Glasgow Scotland. https://wbai.org https://ukco…
 
Receive an in-depth look at the American Jewish Committee’s just-released State of Antisemitism in America 2021 report, which includes the largest-ever surveys of American Jews and the United States general public on antisemitism. Listen as Avi Mayer, AJC’s Managing Director of Public Affairs and Senior Spokesperson, and Holly Huffnagle, AJC’s U.S.…
 
On Wednesday, October 27, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will ask residents to observe a moment of silence and reflection at 9:54 a.m. That was the moment the shooting started at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood in 2018. The antisemitic attack left 11 worshippers dead, and wounded two other congregants and police …
 
Host Derek E Silva joins Jeremy Goldkorn, the editor-in-chief of SupChina, a New York-based, China-focused, news, information, and business services platform. They take a deep dive into China’s regulatory reform, the recent ban on crypto, and the complicated truth about their social credit system.By Orchid Labs 2021
 
This special podcast collaboration with Tablet’s Unorthodox unpacks the political shift of British Jews in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitic scandal-filled five-year tenure as Labour party leader. This live podcast is hosted by Liel Leibovitz of Tablet’s Unorthodox and Manya Brachear Pashman of AJC’s People of the Pod, and features comedian a…
 
On 23 September, Civil Rights Defenders named Russian independent human rights and media project OVD-Info, the Defender of the Year for 2021. Just days later, Russian authorities put OVD-Info on a growing list of civil society organisations labelled as "foreign agents". We caught up with co-founder Daniil Beilinson to hear about the general human r…
 
This week we have three reports. First Dean Edwards, our International Coordinating Editor discusses the history and proper usage of the term “progressive” which grew out of the greater reconstruction period to address the need for good governance. This encompassed the concentration of State powers, corporate governance, transparency, and public he…
 
Dara Horn is angry. And the award-winning author of five novels wants you to know why. This week, she’s sitting down with guest co-host Laura Shaw Frank, AJC’s Director of William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life, to discuss why People Love Dead Jews, which is the title of her first work of nonfiction, and what that obsession means for modern-day …
 
Four years ago hundreds of torch-bearing far-right demonstrators marched through the University of Virginia campus. The Unite the Right rally/antisemitic hatefest in Charlottesville, Virginia featured chants of “Jews will not replace us” and Nazi flags. Self-identified white supremacist James Fields perpetrated the car ramming attack that killed He…
 
Host Derek E. Silva joins Julian Zawistowski, Director of Golem Foundation, a decentralized marketplace for computing power. A great conversation on the power of decentralized governance, breaking corporate data silos, and empowering individuals to put privacy first by controlling their own data.By Orchid Labs 2021
 
Today, a new strategy for combating antisemitism was announced by the European Union. Does it have a chance to help Jews in Europe? What are the plan’s implications for diaspora Jewish communities outside of the continent? Two of AJC’s leaders in Europe who have worked closely with the EU and member state governments in the effort to counter rising…
 
When the U.S. House of Representatives voted last week 420-9-2 to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, it ended debate about America’s short-term support for the program and simultaneously sparked a conversation about the future of bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship. Mark Mellman, President and CEO of Democratic Majority fo…
 
Host Derek E Silva joins Brett Solomon, Executive Director and Co-founder of Access Now, where he leads the organizations to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. They take a deep dive into tracking global Internet shutdowns, censorship’s impact on society, and how to protect freedom of expression online.…
 
Heather Trentacosta is a mother, host of the Without Conviction podcast, and brother of Sean Ryan, an incarcerated man who is claiming he is wrongfully convicted. She joins hosts Gilad Cohen and Taylah Harris-Mungo to discuss her brother’s case, him being in solitary confinement for 27+ years, how horrifically common it is for cases to be mishandle…
 
Carpenter Arthur Esparza provides another update. Workers are now out on strike. Workers are organizing independently from their own union claiming that Carpenters Union local 30 and Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC) are not representing their best interests. They want a stronger contract that keeps up with inflation, equity with o…
 
On this, the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wallstreet we republish our podcast of the 5th Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, this archival episode of Democracycast was recorded live on September 17, 2016. Dean Edwards introduces Sanna Camera and Aisha Dabo from Dakar, Senegal. Jo Ellen Kaiser moderates as John Harvey, Jan Weinberg a…
 
Have you ever felt like your vote doesn't matter? It's because it likely doesn't. On this episode, we learn about the Canadian electoral system and how epically flawed it is at providing true representation for Canadians. We dive deep into First Past the Post, it's flaws and an alternative to this shit system. We also discuss the incoming dystopian…
 
Ahead of the UN’s upcoming 20th anniversary event commemorating the antisemitic and anti-Israel 2001 UN Durban Conference, we hear from Joelle Fiss, who, as a Jewish student 20 years ago, attended the Conference. While the 2001 UN Durban Conference was meant to offer the chance for the international community to address racism, it quickly devolved …
 
In this conversation, Adam and Stephanie discuss how Mexico's disappearance crisis grew to today's tragic scale, what has worked and has not worked for investigations into disappearances in the country, and some of the major findings of the WOLA's campaign on the issue. Please visit the campaign's website to see the in-depth findings and learn what…
 
While kids once would (perhaps awkwardly) learn about the birds and the bees in school, sex ed has changed suddenly and rapidly, without consultation with parents or consideration for the impact on kids. Today, students are no longer learning about sex, but about gender and gender identity. Many are concerned about the impact this will have on kids…
 
People of the Pod guest co-host Laura Shaw Frank, director of AJC’s William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life and the acting director of AJC New York, is a Jewish American. Saeed Khan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near East and Asian Studies at Wayne State University-Detroit, Michigan, and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ci…
 
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Free to Think talks with Dr. William Tierney, university professor emeritus and founding director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. He discusses his new book, Higher education for Democracy: The Role of the University in Civil Society, released by SUNY press in July 2021, in which he argues that be…
 
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