As I walk down a mountain path between trees and fields of green and the constant sound of streams and small water falls, decided to do this Reality Check to say hello and describe what the experience has been like.
More than 6 years ago I met Massoud Hossaini in Kabul just before parliamentary elections and at the start of Ramadan. Back then, just like today, he taught me about the ups and downs of life in Afghanistan. From culture, to economics, to politics, to the basics of how humans treat one another, Massoud is never shy to state what he sees going on. His photographs have earned him critical acclaim from all over the world, a fact that has helped ensure we continue to see each other over the years even if I can’t make it to Afghanistan. Today on the Realities Podcast, I’m very happy to bring you a conversation with Massoud Hossaini on topics like education, corruption, work, and global insecurity. Sit back and listen to a very passionate human being with insight and experiences that few on this planet can say they have.
The first mini episode, or as they will be known from now on – Reality Check – on the way to Lake Como, Italy for Wikimania. Talking microphones, feedback on the most recent episode of Realities, latest writing on medium, Source Code Berlin and more. It’s brief. It’s unedited. It’s a Reality Check!
Today we’re talking with renowned International Ultimate Frisbee player and observer of human communication and behavior.. my friend Erik Doesburg.. about his changing relationship with a unique sport, and beyond that, questions we all ask ourselves about identity, purpose, and how we communicate or pursue those goals. It is a show about much more than ultimate frisbee but it happens to start there…
For over a decade now documentarian Shafiur Rahman has been bring us images and voices of people who even in an era of hyper media, are rarely noticed. They are the undocumented, the untouchable, the imprisoned, and oppressed; and they live in rich and poor countries throughout this world.
For this second episode of our new podcast adventure, Shafiur joins us to present his work with refugees in the infamous “Calais Jungle”, River People in Bangladesh, and migrants trapped in Libya.. to name just a few of his powerful projects. How do we begin to understand so much of this human made suffering, and what is or can be done to alleviate it? How does Shafiur approach each topic and accomplish such difficult work? These questions and more on today’s edition of the Realities Podcast.