OMNIA Podcast
OMNIA Podcast
May 19, 2022
In These Times, Season 4 | Finding a Way With Words (Ep. 5)
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For as long as humans have had voices, trauma has been told and processed through stories, poetry, and music. In this episode, we speak with author Lorene Cary, Senior Lecturer in English, and poet Fatemeh Shams, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, on the ability of words to move people, create a community, and help us to heal.


Lorene Cary, Senior Lecturer, Department of English

Fatemeh Shams, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Produced by Susan Ahlborn
Narrated by Alex Schein
Edited by Alex Schein and Brooke Sietinsons
Interviews by Jane Carol and Alex Schein
Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C'18
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions and MG & Ma’tthue Raheem for “Vote that Jawn” rap
Illustration and logo by Marina Muun

In These Times is a production of Penn Arts & Sciences. Visit our series website to learn more and listen to the first three seasons of In These Times:

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