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Pod Worldwide

Concern's podcast about what's happening in countries that don't make the news

Curious about the world and want to find out what's happening in countries that don't make the news?

Then Pod Worldwide is the podcast for you! 

This is a podcast from Concern Worldwide, bringing you stories from some of the 25 countries we work in as humanitarians; the challenges communities are facing, some of the solutions and plenty more in-between.

Every month, Concern staff will speak to colleagues in the field, experts and other interesting people to explore the issues affecting communities in the countries we work in - from Burundi to Bangladesh. Pod Worldwide will give you an insight into the innovations being used in the field that you may not have heard of, and you will hear all about the things that our colleagues cannot live without. 

As well as this, we’ll break down the complex situations that don’t always make the headlines, and we’ll be testing some special guests in our “How much do you know…” quiz. 

If you can spare 15 minutes, you can learn more about the world we live in with Pod Worldwide! Download on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts - just search for Pod Worldwide, and make sure to subscribe!

And if you want to get in touch, email us at podworldwide@concern.net

Episode 1: Cooking in Malawi, Sudan update and debating!

In our first episode, we hear how a climate friendly source of energy is helping Concern’s chef in Malawi, what’s happening in Sudan, and sustainability activist and presenter Fionnuala Moran will face our "How Much Do You Know" quiz. We also be look at whether for the global south, the international community is a mirage.

Episode 2: All things football!

In honour of the Women’s World Cup kicking off in Australia and New Zealand, episode two is all about football.

Irish international star Heather Payne talks to us ahead of the World Cup and takes on our How Much Do You Know quiz, we hear about the role football can play in building peace, and we go to Somalia to find out how football helps communities and young people there.

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Elman Sports Club's motto is 'peace through soccer'.

Episode 3: Türkiye and Syria earthquakes six months on

In episode 3 of Pod Worldwide, we hear from Türkiye, six months on from the devastating earthquakes, and learn how art is helping children there cope with their emotions and stresses in the aftermath.

We also chat to Concern's first youth climate ambassador, who tells us what young people have been telling her about the climate actions they want.

And Seamas Hyland from Irish folk group of the moment, the Mary Wallopers, takes on a music themed How Much Do You Know quiz.

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Episode 3's item we can't live without is... crayons!

Episode 4: Daily life in Haiti, and travelling in Sierra Leone

In episode 4 of Pod Worldwide, we hear from Haiti, the challenges it is facing after eight months of violence, and the people affected.

We go to Sierra Leone to learn how Concern vaccinators manage to get to remote communities in torrential rain and floods.

And Dublin football star Michael Darragh Macauley tells us about life after football and tackles our How Much Do You Know quiz.

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A trusty motorbike is the item our Sierra Leone staff can't live without.

Episode 5: Tackling a changing climate

In episode 5 of Pod Worldwide, we learn what tools help warn communities in Bangladesh about impending floods.

We chat to Concern’s new youth climate ambassador Dearbhla Richardson about what she hopes to bring to the role and what to say to climate change deniers.

And we hear from Women of Concern 2023 honouree, Ifrah Ahmed – campaigner and activist against female genital mutilation.

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People in the Char area use a flood level indicator to anticipate flood danger levels to reduce losses. (Photo: Concern Worldwide Bangladesh)