Kerning Cultures

Series produced by Hebah Fisher

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A Middle East podcast dissecting the complex narratives of the region. Stories of culture, history, philosophy, science, and entrepreneurship.

Kerning Cultures is a monthly podcast of culture, history, philosophy, science, and entrepreneurship stories from the Middle East for a deeper and more complicated narrative of the region than we're currently hearing in mainstream media.

Kerning Cultures is a startup, and we currently distribute through our podcast two shows: one in English (as listed here on PRX) and one in Arabic. Our team is scattered across the Middle East, London, Copenhagen, and the States.

For questions about the show or ideas for us, including collaborating, contact Hebah Fisher at hebah@kerningcultures.com or by phone at +1 425-647-7488.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Basir Beria on the set of The Kite Runner, Credit: Basir Beria
When you're forced to leave your home, what traditions do you take with you? A journey with an Afghani kite fighting master.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 30:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Protests at Philadelphia Airport against Trump's immigration ban, Credit: Jacqueline M. Sofia
A look at Trump's US travel ban and its effects.

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 24:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pat Kennedy speaks with a patient, Al Ain. , Credit: Nancy Kennedy
The year is 1959, and one in every two babies are dying in childbirth.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 26:32
Caption: The Seattle Republican viewing party of the first presidential debate in September - Washington, USA., Credit: Hebah Fisher
KC Short. A US election special: meet the Americans of Middle Eastern descent supporting Trump

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 14:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Castles in the sky and in the sand, Bahrain, Credit: Hebah Fisher
It's 2011, and Bahrain is a divided society.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 42:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Refugees navigate Europe's elusive borders

Bought by WRGY and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:01
  • Purchases: 2
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He was in Beirut during the Lebanon-Israel war; she was in a small village outside of Rotterdam. They met on MSN Messenger.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 22:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The gang practicing in Marwan's living room
Behind-the-scenes of the creative process: spoken word poetry and music.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 19:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Teeba Alkhudairi, hooping in Dubai desert
Horse whisperers, Muslim astronomers, hula hoopers find their spiritual and physical centers.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 27:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Greek Campus, Cairo, Egypt
A different kind of revolution.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 25:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Impact Hub Dubai
Is Dubai the next Silicon Valley of the Middle East?

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 25:48
  • Purchases: 1
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A Lebanese startup's journey through the nation's first accelerator and the Central Bank Circular 331 funds.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 20:47
  • Purchases: 1