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Podcasts and audio resources

Hear the actual voices of those impacted by forced migration.

From short series and single episodes to radio programs and ongoing podcasts, there is plenty to tune in to in order to build your knowledge!

Temporary  (UNSW Centre for Ideas, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, The Guardian)

Caught in Australia’s ‘stopping the boats’ were 30,000 people seeking asylum who landed, only to enter a legal limbo. Temporary is an eight-part podcast series that showcases stories from those seeking asylum in Australia who find themselves in what is known as the 'legacy caseload'. This podcast project comes from the UNSW Centre for Ideas and Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law co-produced with Guardian Australia, inspired by the book Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs by Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong.

The Wait (The Guardian)

Mozhgan Moarefizadeh is stuck in Jakarta, living without rights—but with a yappy dog named Bella. With journalist Nicole Curby, she brings you into the lives of refugees like her, who are trapped on Australia’s new borderline, in Indonesia.

The Wait is a five-part narrative podcast, two years in the making. Published by The Guardian and supported by the Walkley Foundation, The Wait is a compelling and innovative combination of in-depth interviews, field reporting, audio diaries and conversations

 

Life in Australia (Australian Red Cross)

Hear from young people with asylum seeker and refugee backgrounds about life in Australia.

 

Refugees On Air  (SYN)

A podcast giving refugees from all around Australia a voice to share their stories. Hosted by Syrian twins Sarah and Maya Ghassali.

 

Refugee Radio (3CR Community Radio)

Giving refugee a voice; a chance to speak out and let people know that they are just like everyone else, people with hopes and aspirations, people who deserve to be treated as we would expect to be treated if, by the accident of birth, we found ourselves in their position.

 

Me, the refugee (episode from The Documentary Podcast BBC)

The story of a 12-year-old girl seeking asylum in a strange county – told from the inside.

 

Five myths about the refugee crisis (episode from The Guardian podcast)

The cameras have gone – but the suffering endures. Journalist and author Daniel Trilling deconstructs the beliefs that still shape policy and public opinion.

 

Refugees’ Stories Podcast

We all know about the war in Syria, and most of us have an opinion about it, but very few of us have had the opportunity to sit in a refugee’s tent and listen to their story. Refugees’ Stories aims to change that.

 

The Worldwide Tribe: Stories from the Refugee Crisis

Hear from the people leaving their countries and everything behind them, to the volunteers working alongside them. Those currently living in refugee camps, and people working on the front line. The humans behind the statistics and the headlines.

 

Integrate That! (available on Spotify or Apple Podcasts)

A five-part series from Abdulwahab Tahhan, a 20-something Syrian refugee, researcher and occasional stand-up comedian, who now lives in the UK, exploring the unique issues facing those starting a new life.

 

Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world. This podcast covers topics such as displacement in the Pacific in the context of disasters and climate change to international refugee law.