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Heartbeat of Humanity

The IFRC Psychosocial Centre

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Heartbeat of Humanity is a podcast about mental health and psychosocial support. The podcast is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services. The podcast is produced by the Psychosocial Centre, an IFRC reference centre providing service to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The Psychosocial Centre assists in facilitating mental health and psychosocial support, promotes psyc ...
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People in the Red Vest

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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In the aftermath of an emergency, the sight of someone wearing a red vest is a sign that help has arrived. It’s a sign of hope and of comfort. In this podcast, you will meet the People in the Red Vest, people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. We talk with them about the complexities of today’s crises, the solutions, and what inspires them to keep going.
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The official podcast of the International Committee of the Red Cross out of the delegation in the US & Canada. We aim to delve into the rules of war and take you to the frontlines of some of the most inaccessible conflicts in the world, where the ICRC and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement work to neutrally and independently respond to emergencies. OUR MISSION: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanit ...
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The Amateur of Life and Death podcast brings together amateur theatre makers to talk about their theatrical lives, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve died on stage. We take you behind the scenes at The Crescent Theatre to discover more about what goes into making a production, shining a spotlight on the stars behind the scenes, as well as those on stage.Theatre is our passion; amateur from the Latin ‘amare’, meaning ‘to love’. This is a podcast for anyone with an interest in watchi ...
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Wine 101 is a wine podcast for the everyday wine lover. Once a week VinePair's tastings director Keith Beavers will breakdown everything from how wine is made to wine regions of the world in easy-to-digest fashion giving the listener the confidence they need on their wine journey. Follow Keith on Instagram for episode previews and general wine lover musings @vinepairkeith Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Beneath

Jeremy Robinson

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Three thousand years after a chunk of iron the size of Khufu’s pyramid collides with Europa, Jupiter’s sixth moon, an asteroid borne of the collision crashes into Earth’s Arctic ice shelf carrying extraterrestrial microbial life. The first man to come into contact with the microbes hears voices—and then dies. After determining the meteorite originated from Europa, the Global Exploratory Corporation sends oceanographer and biologist, Kathy Connelly, and her crew to the moon aboard the Surveyo ...
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Send us a Text Message. This month’s episode focuses on Red Velvet, the 2012 play by Lolita Chakrabarti. Laura has been speaking to actor Papa Anoh Yentumi about his role as the young Ira Aldridge in the upcoming Crescent Theatre Company production of the play. We also learn more about the play and the actor who inspired it, the American Ira Aldrid…
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Can Costa Rica’s largest ambulance fleet become completely carbon neutral? How can we better work with the forces of nature to protect our communities from natural calamities? Is it possible to save lives and save the planet at the same time? These are some of the questions that the first woman president of the Costa Rican Red Cross, Dyanne Marenco…
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Send us a Text Message. Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre, and features an amateur theatre-maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve ‘died’ on stage. In this month’s episode, our Backstage Pass holder, John O’Neill, speaks with director Dewi Johnso…
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A 25-year veteran of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Violaine des Rosiers has served as an emergency response humanitarian worker in more than 30 countries, including Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Liberia and, most recently, Ukraine. In her home country of Canada, she also served as CEO of two social innovation organizations. With all these exp…
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I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I? We're fans of this movie that's for sure! Join us as we make the trek to San Antonio Texas to find Pee Wee's beloved bike in the Alamo basement. Along the way we talk about the 1985 Tim Burton feature debut and Pee Wee's first big outing. Join us on the road!By Soul Survivor Josh and Final Girl Justine
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Born in the Deir El-Balah refugee camp in Gaza, Mohammed Alburai worked as a volunteer ambulance driver for the Palestine Red Crescent before leaving for Slovenia in 2019. Now a cultural mediator and translator for the Slovenian Red Cross, Mohammed helps migrants and refugees cope with their new life in Slovenia. He helps migrants connect with lost…
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We did it! We made it to our 100th Episode! Celebrate along with us as we travel to TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND! We have the best time at the Premier Horror Convention in the South West. We meet Neve Campbell (again!) Juliette Lewis, Adrienne King, Sean S. Cunningham, Eli Roth and more! Come join us!By Soul Survivor Josh and Final Girl Justine
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Dr. Asha Mohammed began her career as a dentist in low-income communities in Kenya. Her passion for helping others and her evident leadership skills led her to key roles battling HiV/AIDS and, eventually, to the role of Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross. She now serves as IFRC’s Permanent Representative to the African Union and International…
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After the fall of Rome history began to blur until the late Middle Ages in the Rhone but there are two significant moments we can find During the late Middle Ages in the Rhone Valley, history became unclear after the fall of Rome. However, there are two significant moments that we can identify that have an impact on the wine of the region today. Ho…
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Eco-anxiety is a relatively new term in the lexicon of psychology, but it’s gaining more attention. In a world facing an existential threat from climate change — and many communities already facing tremendous upheaval — the mental health impacts of climate change are impossible to ignore. People who rely on farming, fishing, or whose cultures are c…
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Send us a Text Message. This month we're focussing on two great American musicals of the 20th century. We speak to actor, singer and dancer Jo Brookes about her role as Louise in the Crescent Theatre's production of Gypsy. We also go backstage with Tinker's Farm Opera and speak to director and choreographer Emma Harley to find out more about the hi…
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In this episode Communication Officer at the IFRC PS Centre, Villads Zahle interviews emergency expert and MHPSS technical advisor, Shona Whitton about the newly published Training Guide on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies. Shona outlines the potential of the new guide in the context of her professional experiences in emergenci…
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In this episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Sarah Kate van der Walt, Technical Adviser in the IFRC Psychosocial Centre and Monia Aebersold MHPSS, International Focal Point from the Swiss Red Cross, will be talking with Rebecca Horn Independent MHPSS Specialist on the importance of MHPSS evidence building in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Th…
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We were feelin' like doin' somethin' FANCY for Episode 99! So we drove down to ATOKA OKLAHOMA to eat at the "world renowned" comfort food spot REBA'S! That's right, the Queen of Country herself opened a country cuisine spot in her home state. On the drive down we discuss her acting debut in the 1990 cult classic TREMORS! Hop in and join us for the …
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Torbjørn ‘Thor’ C. Pedersen not only travelled to every country in the world without flying. He also visited nearly every National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society in the world and wrote stories for his travel blog about their response to a staggering variety of humanitarian challenges. “My motivation to continue and not give up came from differe…
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Part 1 of our interview with Torbjørn ‘Thor’ C. Pedersen, the first person to visit every country in the world without ever taking an airplane. But that’s not his only distinction. He also visited nearly every National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society in the world and wrote stories for his travel blog about their response to a staggering variety …
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Send us a Text Message. Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre, and features an amateur theatre-maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve ‘died’ on stage. This month’s episode focuses on the upcoming production of the play ‘Love From a Stranger’ by Agat…
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As the first female president of the Turkish Red Crescent, Dr. Fatma Meriç Yilmaz talks about her National Society’s role in supporting one of the world’s largest refugee populations and in running the world’s most ambitious humanitarian cash assistance programmes. She also discusses the continuing impacts from the earthquake that struck Türkiye an…
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In 2017, a battle raged in Mosul, as Iraqi armed forces and their international supporters fought to dislodge Islamic State fighters from the city. Almost 2 million people—half of Mosul’s population--fled from the fighting. During the battle, over 9000 civilians were killed and more than 130,000 homes were destroyed or damaged. In the latest episod…
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We traveled to another universe via MEOW WOLF DENVER: CONVERGENCE STATION! But before we arrived to the Galactic Station we first had to make the drive to Colorful Colorado to catch our Train! Along the way we discussed the 2016 acclaimed zombie flick TRAIN TO BUSAN. Come join us on the road!! ***New Recording equipment means there's a learning cur…
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In this episode Communication Officer at the IFRC PS Centre, Villads Zahle interviews Moaaz Allahham, a young Syrian man forced onto an irregular route to Europe, Maria Marga, an activist working for Collective Aid to assist people on the move at Serbia's border with the EU, and Sarah Harrison, an IFRC PS Centre expert on the pressures, stress and …
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Ani Gevorgyan’s life as a humanitarian began when she was 14 years old and she signed up to bring joy, art and activity into the lives of refugee children. Two years later, the young volunteer for the Armenian Red Cross was organizing “eco-runs” in which people combined physical activity with environmental clean ups. Now, as an IFRC Climate Champio…
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Special International Women's Day episode: Kate Forbes, the newly elected president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies joins the organization’s Secretary General Jagan Chapagain in a wide-ranging conversation about the critical importance of gender equity in humanitarian action. They look at how far the humanita…
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Send us a Text Message. This episode delves into the world of Willy Russell's modern classic, Educating Rita. We talk to actress Vicky Youster about her theatrical life, theatrical loves and the times when she's 'died' on stage. Vicky is playing Rita in the Crescent Theatre Birmingham's production of Educating Rita and she also tells us all about r…
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Our annual winter adventure to a cabin in the woods is here! It's one of our favorite trips of the year. We hunker down, eat lots of good food, soak in the hot tub, drink lots of hot (and spiked) drinks and just enjoy nature and solitude- we even brought friends this year! On the road we discuss what will surely be a new classic EVIL DEAD RISE. Com…
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IFRC’s regional director for Europe talks about the conflict that has impacted not just the European continent, but the entire world. Birgitte Bischoff Ebbesen explains how the principle of neutrality — along with an inspiring level of humanitarian solidarity — has helped the IFRC assist some 18 million people impacted by the crisis. Mental health …
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Following the end of the Islamic State Group’s caliphate in Mosul, Iraq in 2017, hundreds of women and children were detained in facilities throughout Iraq and Syria, and left in a state of limbo, not knowing when or if they would be released and repatriated into third-party countries. In this episode, we meet one family that has at least partly ma…
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