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Stories of our cosmopolitan elders.

Where in the world are Afghan refugees?

Where in the world are Afghan refugees?

Europe complains, but it's far from hosting the most Afghan refugees and asylum seekers. Still it shines next to the US...

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
Episode 35: The unkept promises of the Windrush scandal, with Amelia Gentleman

Episode 35: The unkept promises of the Windrush scandal, with Amelia Gentleman

In 2018, Amelia Gentleman revealed the Windrush scandal. Three years on, does Britain treat its immigrants any better?

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 30: Should we abolish borders? With Leah Cowan

Episode 30: Should we abolish borders? With Leah Cowan

The border isn’t a line on the periphery of the country, says Leah Cowan, author of Border Nation. It is a fog that covers all of society and can descend upon you at any time if you’re an immigrant or racialized as “other.” It wasn’t always thus

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
Episode 25: The year 1000, when globalization began, with Valerie Hansen

Episode 25: The year 1000, when globalization began, with Valerie Hansen

A millenium ago, the Vikings landed in Canada, Islam spread in China and Southeast Asia was already the world’s factory. Welcome to the first globalization. Globalization isn’t just the stuff of airplanes and container ships. It’s not colonization and circumnavigation alone. It started much sooner. Dr Valerie

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
History
Episode 19: Can you still be British and European? With Peter Gumbel

Episode 19: Can you still be British and European? With Peter Gumbel

When they narrowly escaped the Third Reich and found refuge in Britain, Peter Gumbel’s parents and grandparents cast off their German Jewish heritage to become a perfectly British family. Two generations later, deeply unsettled by Brexit, Gumbel reaches out to Germany again in search of a new passport – and

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
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