A podcast about borders, real and imagined

Polarities is an in-depth series about borders, real and imagined. Drawing on stories from around the globe that illustrate both visible and invisible barriers, the series touches on themes of conflict, identity, belief, displacement, geography, the environment and historical justice. In the process, Polarities aims to hold the powerful to account, exposing the deep roots of conflict to reveal the forces that bring people together and tear people apart.


Episode 3: Eight Hairs of the Buddha

After the outbreak of violence and mass displacement of the Rohingya in western Myanmar in 2017, I travelled to the country, speaking to activists, Buddhist monks and Muslim leaders in…

Jesse Harvey: The Church of Safe Injection

Today’s Polarities interview is with Jesse Harvey, a harm-reduction advocate from Portland, Maine. Harvey founded the Church of Safe Injection in the face of the alarming rise in number of…

Episode 2: Antigone

The Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles wrote a short tragedy about the daughter of Oedipus, who battled with the state over the right to bury her brother who had fallen in…

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