Tag: iraq

March 30, 2014 / Audio

Imagine yourself at work one day when the boss comes to you, hands you a shovel, a gun, and says “the invasion is starting, you must defend your workplace.” It may sound implausible but that is exactly  what happened to my guest on the program today.Ali Al Shouk was your average working chemist when the invasion of Iraq began in 2003.  It was then that a series of traumatic events and coincidences would begin, eventually leading him to a career in journalism and a place he did not expect to end up.In between my taxi interviews Ali and I sat down together in Dubai to talk about his amazing experiences that made him who he is today.

April 5, 2010 / Video

My good friends and colleagues at wikileaks have released a long anticipated and truly horrifying video obtained unofficially from the US military.  Unofficially is putting it kindly, the US military never wanted you to see this video where civilians are targeted and killed over and…

September 14, 2009 / Text

My good friend John of Americablog has been in Paris for the last few weeks and sent me a message today. The message contained excerpts from this article in the Guardian which tells about religious extremists in Iraq who troll gay websites and chat rooms…

March 4, 2008 / Text

Esteemed podcasting colleague who’s radio program was greatly scaled down last year, to a simple interview-based podcast, Christopher Lydon, recorded another brilliant conversation last week. His guest was born in Mosul, Iraq, a former bodybuilder and respected archeologist, Behnam Abu Al-Souf is a an amazing…