Bridge of Stories

Bridge of Stories

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Welcome to Bridge of Stories, the first-ever podcast to live out the United World College mission, where stories from all over the world are delivered to you. 🌎🌍🌏 We guarantee you, that the headlines from news 📰 will no longer feel foreign, but personal. Join us every week on Anchor, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, and more. 🎙


Part-time Citizens, Part-time Politicians: Mido’s Story on Iraqi Kurdistan
Nov 16 • 20 min
The Kurdish people, an ethnic group native to mountains, have struggled for more than a century to pursue independence. Currently dispersed among Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, Kurdish people face confrontations for their independence in new ways. What…
How Whatsapp Tax Spurred Millions to Flood the Lebanese Streets: Rosette’s Story on Lebanon
Nov 9 • 17 min
The 2019 Lebanese protests are a series of country-wide, non-sectarian protests. Some claim that the primary trigger to the protests were not only the government’s planned taxes on gasoline, tobacco but ridiculously online phone calls such as through…
Catalonia’s Turbulent Road to Independence: Pablo’s Story on Spain
Nov 2 • 22 min
The protests in Catalonia to seek for independence has been continuing for weeks. Ever since the results from the referendum for independence came out, the region has never been in peace. Why are protests spurring? What are the causes of such massive…
Why is Populism On the Rise: Tobia’s Story on Italy
Oct 26 • 30 min
As Matteo Salvini joins far-right protests outside Italy’s parliament, he plans a series of rallies in the run-up to key regional elections in Umbria on October 27. What is going on in the “failed” democracy in Italy and why is populism on the rise? Does…
Winning Hearts and Minds, but Not the Election: Saskia’s Story on Canada
Oct 19 • 19 min
ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT until the 2019 Canadian federal elections! With the overflow of news about Justin Trudeau’s blackface incident, the question of whether he will be able to hold onto power again has been raised. Today, Saskia from Canada joins us today to…
Learning, Earning, Giving Back: Shelby and Gale Davis’s Story on the UWC Movement
Oct 12 • 13 min
Shelby Davis is UWC’s greatest philanthropic supporter. Over the course of the last two decades, Shelby has invested in the UWC movement and its students through initiatives including the Davis-UWC Scholars Program, providing need-based university…
Who Will Take Over the White House: Jed’s Story on the U.S.
Oct 5 • 30 min
Heated discussions on the whistle-blower incident, busing arguments, past events around the candidates that are running for the November 2020 elections are taking place RIGHT NOW in the U.S. Find out what Jed’s views on the elections are from his stories!…
Living your Life Better: Professor Robert Bor’s Story on Mental Health
Sep 28 • 19 min
Dr. Robert Bor visited UWC in Mostar to give an insightful lecture on mental health and its implications in everyone’s everyday lives. He is an author of more than 30 books and 200 academic papers, and a clinical psychologist, executive coach, therapist,…
Divergent Education, Convergent Visions: Dr. Pilvi Torsti’s Story on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, and beyond
Sep 21 • 21 min
Dr. Torsti is Chair of the Foundation Education in Action and one of the founders of the United World College school in Bosnia and Herzegovina — we are delighted to publish her episode on the very special UWC day! She has tremendous work in the fields of…
First-ever Pride Parade in Sarajevo: Zoe’s Story on Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sep 14 • 16 min
The first-ever pride parade that took place last Sunday in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has garnered attention all over the world. What did this mean to the future of Bosnia’s LGBTQ+ community? Find out from Zoe, who was a participant…
The Dilemma of Brexit: Joseph’s Story on the U.K.
Sep 7 • 28 min
Brexit has caused 2 Prime Ministers of the UK to resign, an international wave of attention, and a lot of chaos just over the last 72 hours. Joined with us today is Joseph from Cambridge, who is well informed about the situation. Are you curious about…
The Intruded Indigenous Culture of Hñähñu: Our Story on Mexico
Aug 31 • 37 min
The Bridge of Stories Podcast hosts traveled to Hidalgo, Mexico this summer, worked with Supreme Council fo Hñahñu on the project of investigating indigenous people’s role. We extensively learned about how policies such as NAFTA boosts agriculture…
Why is the World Concerned about Turkey?: Lin’s Story on Turkey
Jun 15 • 18 min
Turkey has been going through a number of political turmoil in the recent months, and years. Being involved in the Middle East, American’s, and other region’s sphere of interests, the Turkish people have experienced numerous changes in their daily lives,…
A War Childhood: Ilvana’s Story on Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jun 8 • 17 min
Having lived through one of the most brutal wars in human history, Ilvana was only a primary-school kid when the Bosnian War of 1992 erupted in her hometown, Mostar. Being forced to move another country and start and new life, what does she have to say…
The First-ever Person to Bike the Silk Road: Jerry’s Stories
Jun 1 • 18 min
The Silk Road Biking Trip is a group of four UWC students cycling through 9 countries to learn peoples’ stories and dreams to help break stereotypes about the Middle East and Central Asia. Today, Jerry is here to tell you all the stories he reminisces…
Not My President: Luiza’s Story on Brazil
May 25 • 15 min
Elected only a few months ago, Jair Bolsonaro is known for his right-wing policies and conservatism. Protests and voices of discord continuously spread through not only Brazil, but also the entire world. Find out more about this controversial figure and…
What does War Mean to Syria?: Engy’s Story on Syria
May 18 • 16 min
Growing up in wartime Syria - what would that look like? This time, Bridge of Stories interviews an 18-year-old that grew up in Homs, Syria, a city that was devastated on a large scale during the Siege of Homs throughout the Syrian Civil War. Is there…
Why is Norway So Rich?: Alfred’s Story on Norway
May 11 • 12 min
Known by its affluence, Norway is a country that has been economically and socially stable for long periods of time. What exactly is their secret and what are its implications? Find out by listening to Alfred from Norway to tell his stories. It’s never…
Is China Buying Africa?: Kaleb’s Story on Ethiopia
May 4 • 12 min
As China expands its sphere of influence, Ethiopia is one of their targets for its economic investment. How does life look like in Ethiopia? Get a personal insight from Kaleb to hear about his stories on Ethiopia. It’s never too late to start educating…
The Bitter Legacy of World War II: Thomas’s Story on Austria
Apr 27 • 15 min
Still shadowed by the past, Austria is a country where the remembrance of the events of World War II continuously affect many fields of the Austrians’ everyday lives. Thomas from Austria delivers his own experiences as an Austrian from his own…
A 20th Century Dictatorship in the 21st Century: Alejandro’s Story on Venezuela
Apr 20 • 19 min
Staying in the Latin America continent, we bring you to Venezuela, where an ongoing political turmoil takes place. Listen to Alejandro from Venezuela, where he gives you a personal insight into how does the almost 800% inflation rate affects a normal…
From Bullets to Ballots: Marcela’s Story on Colombia
Apr 13 • 15 min
Today we bring you all the way to the Latin America continent, where the long-standing issue of FARC is still troubling its government and citizens. Marcela from Colombia gives you a personal insight into this very contemporary conflict and her stories…
Bridge of Stories: Trailer
Apr 10 • 1 min
The Bridge of Stories is a new global affair podcast, published every weekend by Antek and Michelle, providing you with unique perspectives on issues of great importance in the world we live in. In today’s world, the ability to make sense from what you…