#1 Climate from the Perspective of the Arab Youth

The Arab world suffers from severe environmental problems, that were neglected for many years, but affect us massively in our present and future. In this episode, we captured the voices of young people from different Arabic countries, listened to problems while looking for solutions. Let our voices speak for themselves.

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Munsif Al Mansouri
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Tabarak Al Zubaidi

Hajar, Saeed Al Saadi, Sharif Tarhini, May, Asee

Layal Iqdam (English)
Carlotta Hack (German)

Tabarek Al-Zubaidi, Munsif Al Mansouri, May, Sadeq Suadi, Saeed, Aseel, Jasmine Nameer, Hakam Shakir (English)
Jannis Hertel, Tom, Julian Wickert, Hannes Bülow, Jannick Duschka, Cosmo König, Katrin Sarah Schäfer, Tatjana Sopart, Amelie Schillinger (German)


#2 Water Scarcity: Yemen’s Next War

“There is no water.” “Water is heavy”. In this episode, we shed light on the challenges Yemeni citizens face when trying to access scare water resources. To do so, we have an environmental expert as our guest who explains the causes and future scenarios.

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Firyal Majdi
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Lina Shannak

Dr. Abdulqader Mohammed Al-Kharraz former chairman of Yemen’s Environmental Protection Authority in Yemen

Linna Shannak (Arabic-English)
Cosmo König (English-German)

Salim Sweiss

Firyal Majdi and co


#3 Why your access to food is at risk?

One of the major global challenges of the 21st century is Food Security which threatens to impact the WANA region more than any other region across the globe. In this episode, we explained the issue with the help of experts and activists, while presenting our countries Morocco and Tunisia as primary examples.

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Adnane Abderrahmane
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Ines Agrebi

Leila Yassine, Sahar Dahbi, Oussema Khalloufi

Ines Agrebi (Arabic –English)
Katrin Sarah Schäfer (English-German)

Adnane Abderrahmane & Ines Agrebi (English)
Katrin Sarah Schäfer, Max Zettelmann, Hannes Bülow, Jannick Duschka, Ramy Essam, Susanne Meinecke, Tatjana Sopart, Stella Landschein (German)


#4 To the Environment, with Love

In this Aswatona podcast episode, Hajar, Sadeq and Layal tackle environmental issues in Morocco, Jordan and Lebanon. They dive deeper into the topic of waste management in the WANA region by celebrating different initiatives which have made an impact in combating solid waste pollution. They also provide tips, personal lifestyle choices and alternatives that can help individuals create change in their own lives and produce less waste.

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Hajar Outamamat
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Layal Salman
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Sadeq Saudi

Ziad AbiChaker, Aalaa Alzhouri, Hajar Oueld Ben Houman, Shady Rabab, Maria Khaled Nissan

Hajar Outamamat & Sadeq Saudi (English-Arabic)
Amelie Schillinger (English – German)

Hajar Outamamat, Sadeq Saudi, Layal Salman (Arabic)
Amelie Schillinger, Max Zettelmann, Katrin Sarah Schäfer, Carlotta Hack, Hannes Bülow, Cosmos König, Linda Frankenthal, Miriam Schwalenberg (German)


#5 “Because I’m a black woman”

The war and the inertia in several parts of the Ivory Coast have caused the migration of young Ivorian Daniela. She settled down in Tunisia.  

Daniela suffers from several daily problems in Tunisia. Society has not accepted her existence because of the color of her skin. She also does not have a stable job.

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Olfa Arfaoui
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Soulaimane Bakbach

Daniela (pseudonym)

Olfa Arfaoui (Arabic – English) 
Linda Frankenthal (English – German)

Ilham (Nickname), Soulaimane Bakbach, Linda Frankenthal (English) 
Katrin Sarah Schäfer, Linda Frankenthal, Jannick Duschka (German) 


#6 Plan B Pill in the Levant region

My body, my choice is a political claim of women all around the world! But who can choose and what are the options? In this episode we want to shed light on the (missing) availability to the plan B pill in the Levant and some personal stories on its impact.

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Carlotta Hack
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Julia Neumann
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Sabreen Taha

Zaatar (Pseudonym) & Lina (narrated by Julia Neumann)

Sabreen (English – Arabic)
Tatjana Sopart (English – German)

Firyal Majdi, Ines Agrebi, Zaatar (Arabic)
Amelie Schillinger, Stella Landschein, Mim Schneider (German)


#7 Body Narratives (HER)

Women in the WANA region are telling stories of their bodies from a very personal perspective, body ownership and gender dynamics are two main pillars in the stories we are hearing in this episode, leaving you with a question, what is body ownership?

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Esra Saleh
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May Khaled
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Sadeq Saudi

Raneem AlAfifi & Sama

Sadeq Saudi (Arabic -English)
Katrin Schäfer (English – German)

Sadeq Saudi, May Khalid, Esra Saleh, Sama (English)
Michelle Kolberg, Tom Wolff, Sarah Skibbe, Amelie Schillinger, Stella Landschein (German)


#8 The image of woman in Arabic TV Soaps

This episode discusses the image of women in Arab drama from different points of view and how we can improve the stereotyped image of women in the drama and establish a good mental image of the communication between women and men.

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Amir Talat
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Firyal Majdi
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Nahla Ashraf

Huda Jafer, Raneem Alafeefi, Amira Saeed, Mohamed Alaa, Asma Al-Najjar, Hagar Othman

Firyal Majdi (Arabic -English)
Linda Frankenthal (English – German)

Firyal Majdi, Ameer Talat, Ghazwa Saeed, Afnan Abbadi, Bshayer, Hajer, Inas, Tabark, Manar, Mohamed Farooq, Ghazwa Saeed (English)
Benjamin Stedler, Amelie Schillinger, Michelle Kollberg, Sarah Skibbe, Tija Uhlig, Stella Landschein, Janine von Stülpnagel, Mim Schneider, Tom Wolf (German)

1 – الزوجة 13 (Wife number 13), 1962
2 – أريد حلاً (I want a solution), 1975
3 – وش تاني (Another face), 2015
4 –  ولا عزاء للسيدات   (No grief for women), 1979
5 – لعبة الموت (Game of death), 2013
6 – أولاد رزق (Rizk’s children), 2019
7 – طلقتك نفسي (I Divorce my self), 2020
8 – عفوا أيها القانون (Excuse me, law), 1985
9 – فيلم 678       (678), 2010


#9 Fremd in der eigenen Heimat

Have you experienced the feeling of displacement and being a stranger, to the point of feeling like a foreigner, in your own home country? What if the displacement is unjust and occurs for political, capitalistic, or ethnic reasons, in the same country that is supposed to be a safe home for all? This episode of Aswatona Podcast is about real stories that happened to people living as strangers in their own lands.

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Esra Saleh
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Ines Agrebi
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Sabreen Taha
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Tabarak Al Zubaidi

Yousif Raheem

Layal Iqdam (English)
Sondos Gamal Elhosseiny (German)

Ines Agrebi, Esra Saleh, Sabreen Taha, Tabarek AlZubaidi, Hakam Shakir (English)
Janine von Stülpnagel, Tija Uhlig, Michelle Kollberg, Katrin Schäfer, Benjamin Stedler (German))


#10 Machtdynamiken in queeren Beziehungen

In this Aswatona Podcast episode, Hajar, Carlotta, Julia and Layal tackle the question of how power dynamics effect queer lives and relationships. With the help of their good friends from Morocco, Jordan, and Lebanon, they approach the topic from different perspectives including its effect on public, private and intimate spaces. Please be advised that this episode contains stories of physical and sexualized violence.

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Carlotta Hack
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Hajar Outamamat
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Julia Neumann
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Layal Salman

Zakaria, Sadeq, Mariyam

Hajar Outamamat (Arabic)
Carlotta Hack (German)

Hajar Outamamat, Layal Salman, Ines Agrebi, Zakaria, Sadeq, Mariyam, Khawla Saida (Arabic)
Julia Neumann, Carlotta Hack, Katrin Sarah Schäfer, Michelle Kollberg,, Tija Uhlig, Amelie Schillinger, Benjamin Stedler (German)


#11 „So erziehen wir unsere Töchter“

Although the law explicitly prohibits female genital mutilation (FGM), in Egypt, the society is still divided on the issue. Having experienced FGM, some women in Egypt still support the procedure, while others have decided to protect their daughters from its perils. In this episode, we listen to two different opinions and ask mothers: will you let your daughter undergo the operation? Why?

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Firyal Majdi
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Lina Shannak
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May Khaled
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Nahla Ashraf

Alia & Reham (the names have been changed to protect privacy)

Layal Iqdam (English)
Katrin Schäfer (German)

May Khaled, Firyal Majdi, Lina Shannak (English)
Stella Landschein, Katrin Schäfer Sarah Skibbe (German)


#12 Power dynamics in our everyday lives

What is the first thing that pops to your head when you hear the word power?Power and Power dynamics – a topic that is difficult to grasp.  In this episode we explore the questions of how power dynamics affect us. In four chapters we take you with us through our thoughts and knowledge on the topic of power dynamics. Be curious what awaits you and listen in to our final episode from the Aswatona Podcast.

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Adnane Abderrahmane
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Amir Talat
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Sadeq Saudi
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Soulaimane Bakbach

Siba Abu Hijleh, Ghina Abu Hijleh, Maya Saudi, Sana Oulahyane , Oumaima Abouihia

Sadeq Saudi (Arabic)
Julia Neumann (German)

Sadeq Saudi, Adnane Abderrahmane, Amir Talaat, Soulimane Bakbach , Siba Abu Hijleh , Ghina Abu Hijleh, Maya Saudi , Sana Oulahyane , Oumaima Abouihia (English)
Svenja Suhre, Carlotta Hack, Katrin Schäfer, Stella Landschein, Janine von Stülpnagel, Michelle Kolberg, Sarah Skibbe, Tija Uhlig, Tom Wolf, Benjamin Stedler (German)