Adam talks to Syrian refugee Hassan Akkad about why and how he came to leave Damascus and make the dangerous journey to Europe as an illegal immigrant. Information about the ‘TimePeace’ - a mobile app, which will connect asylum seekers and locals, to meet and share for free their skills, passions and interests, here: https://www.timepeaceapp.org/ Thanks to Seamus Murphy Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont for additional editing. Music & jingles by Adam Buxton


Submitted by: Victoria M.   1 year 7 months ago

This was a wonderfully divergent episode from the normal vibe of this podcast, and I am thankful I had tbe opportunity to listen to Hassan’s story. I hope that his raw, thought provoking portrayal of his journey not only opens eyes to what conditions refugees suffer, but in a broader sense, reveal relatable similarities and create connections across cultural and religious divides. I advise one not to listen while grocery shopping unless you’re a fan of weeping into the root vegetable bin.
Ps. I enjoy the “regular” vibe of this podcast, and it is not my intention to imply otherwise.

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