"During war, all relationships are temporary" - London Podcast Festival live show with Syrian refugee, Abdulwahab Tahhan


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This very special episode of Freelance Pod was recorded in front of a live audience at the London Podcast Festival in September 2019!

Pod fave Abdulwahab Tahhan returns for this 90-minute episode, in conversation on-stage at Kings Place with host Suchandrika Chakrabarti. Syrian refugee, stand-up comedian, journalist, lecturer, a person who's now clear on what the word 'loo' means... Abdul's got some good stories to tell. He takes us on a journey from his childhood in Aleppo all the way to opening a comedy set for Romesh Ranganathan at the Southbank Centre , with a bit of border-hopping and latter-making in between.

These slides provided the backdrop to the show, and they are referred to, so you might want to take a look. Don't worry, you'll still understand the episode if you can't see them!

Does this episode make you feel like you missed out on the live show? Well, you kinda did... but fear not, there are MORE:

- Freelance Pod will next go live to celebrate the Refugee Journalism Project in October

- Freelance Pod will go live with a special guest at the newly-reopened Boulevard Soho Theatre in November

- Suchandrika will be giving a workshop in how to adapt a podcast into a live show at the Newsrewired conference in November

- Here are Suchandrika's thoughts on adapting an audio-only project into a fully visual and interactive experience


How has your industry moved from analogue to digital? Each episode, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised work.

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