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The Culturico's Podcast
We provide stories that have humans as their core element, from macro-stories about our multifarious culture, including politics, society and science, to micro-stories of individual’s hopes, struggles and change.
6 days ago
A pandemic memoir with Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee
In this podcast, Jessica Brown — a poet and editor for Culturico — talks with Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee, author of the recently released book "The Town Slowly Empties: On Life and Culture During Lockdown". In this interview, they discuss life a year ago, as the pandemic and lockdowns began. Manash discusses the diary that emerged as he navigated those early months, when time, memory, literature, film, cooking, and friendship were indelibly interwoven to those days. The conversation ends with some poems and a recipe for the listener — and some ideas for the year ahead.
Apr 5, 2021
The anti-vaccination movement on social media
In this podcast, Federico Germani and Omaina Aziz converse on the ongoing infodemic and the rise of the anti-vaccine movement on social media. In particular, they discuss the findings of the latest research paper authored by Germani, focusing on the different communication strategies pro- and anti-vaccine supporters employ. Relevant themes include scientific communication and political influences, with a focus on necessary systemic policy improvements.
Dec 3, 2020
The past, present and future of Syria with Iyad Yousef
Iyad Yousef is a Syrian who is dedicating his life to understanding and resolving the political, social and economic issues his country faces. He has worked in Middle Eastern humanitarian aid, security consulting and BBC documentary production, and has undertaken studies in topics relevant to his aims such as human rights, public policy and political economy. Iyad discusses his life and work in an interview with Culturico.
Mar 19, 2020
Lives and dreams of Tighmert
The lives and dreams of Saleh and Ahmed, inhabitants of Tighmert, a village located in an oasis in the south of Morocco. Their fortune is linked to the presence of visitors, but the fulfilment of their dreams could undermine the passion that sustains their ambitions.
Feb 23, 2020
The cultural role of individuals in the new millennium
At the beginning of our history, culture arose as an instrument to face the wildness of nature: every single human used to be a fair representative of our primordial knowledge. Nowadays, because humanity is safe, this original meaning becomes useless. While our civilization is growing so fast, how can we – as individuals – still actively embrace it?