End of Summer Update

An update as the summer comes to a close, including thoughts on my latest journeys to Hacker Camp, Russia, and back in Amsterdam.

Also an important announcement: a live podcast event this September 27th in Amsterdam!

CTRP474 A New Dawn Rises in Hamburg

If you’ve been alive for a few decades you’ve surely noticed how fast time passes and how things seem to change, sometimes even without us fully comprehending what has happened. Once a year, somewhere in Germany, several thousand enthusiastic individuals get together to consider those changes and look into what else is possible in the future. Beyond that, old and new friends get a chance to catch up, share knowledge, and maybe even get inspired.
This event, known as the Chaos Communication Congress, has brought me friends and acquaintences that I feel very fortunate to have and look forward to seeing year after year. Two such friends and fellow audiofiles, join me on today’s program to kickoff CTRP 2015 properly; by reporting from the congress and evaluating what this meeting is all about and how this thing connects to the big thing out there. Today on the program: Emmanuel and Kyle of 2600 Magazine, Off the Hook and Off the Wall.

Shaped By War: An Iraqi Journalist in Dubai

Although it was not his original intention to become a journalist, war and life in general somehow pushed Ali Al Shouk in that direction. After a decade of being a reporter first in Baghdad and now in Dubai, it is journalism that has become his natural calling. On today’s program we hear from Ali on Iraq, war, migration, and the role of the media in this part of the world.

Storytelling Renaissance, Sort Of

The word storytelling seems to pop up all over the place over the past year. ¬†A quick glance at cultural events in your community and projects being carried out by NGO’s (such as our very own hardworking Small World News) and you are sure to see the word storytelling. ¬†Storytelling as an art, a hobby, […]