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9 Episodes

People Like Us

Connecting you to today’s Middle East and the world, how it works and why it matters to you, wherever you are…

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About the Show

People Like Us is a groundbreaking conversation show hosted by award winning journalist Kim Ghattas, bringing people together to connect the dots between today’s Middle East and the world, how it works and why it matters to everyone, wherever they are.

Kim talks to film makers, activists, authors, refugees, politicians, a sexologist, exploring a pressing theme in every episode, from Roe v Wade to impunity in Syria and Ukraine, bringing a fresh, distinctive perspective on current events, as well as socio-economic and cultural trends. Anchored in Kim’s home city of Beirut, the show takes a…

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Sep 26, 2022

A new podcast show hosted from Beirut by NYT best selling author, Kim Ghattas, connecting the dots between today’s Middle East and the world, how it works and why it…

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Oct 3, 2022

In the first episode of People like Us, I bring you to the heart of the show’s purpose and genesis of its concept, connecting the dots between far away places…

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Oct 10, 2022

In this episode I explore the world of film in the Arab world and talk to directors and producers who are pushing the boundaries. I speak to Jordan’s Tima Shomali,…

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Oct 17, 2022

From Syria to Ukraine, the devastation of war is overwhelming after 11 years of war in one and barely one in the other. In Syria it started with a civilian…

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Oct 24, 2022

How do the new restrictions on abortion in the U.S. impact the battle for reproductive rights in the rest of the world? What does My Body My Choice mean in…

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Oct 31, 2022

Can we understand a culture and a region when we don’t read its authors? And what nuances do we miss when we read them in translation? How are authors and…

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Nov 7, 2022

Every season, People Like Us sits down with one public figure from the region or beyond, to unpack their take on the Middle East, geopolitics, culture, global trends and their…

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Nov 14, 2022

A conversation with violinist Haig Papazian and designer Jamal Saleh. In this bonus episode, host Kim Ghattas takes you behind the scenes of the creative process of the music and…

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Nov 28, 2022

In this episode, Kim is joined by executive producer Bradley Hope to talk about Project Brazen, their projects, and how the People Like Us podcast came about and why it…

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