We're Back With Another Playlist!
Our Spotify podcast playlist is back by popular demand! We’ve curated a list of podcast episodes for newbies and seasoned development practitioners alike looking to learn more about, or challenge their thinking on decolonization, gender justice, international cooperation and the work being done to create a more just, fair, sustainable equitable world.
Some Episodes Featured in the Playlist:
Is ‘decolonised aid’ an oxymoron?
Is decolonising aid a call for reform, or a call to end aid altogether? Are these two approaches mutually exclusive, or can they co-exist? Is decolonised aid even achievable within our current global governance system? Host Heba Aly discusses these tensions with one of the leaders of the movement to decolonise aid, Degan Ali, executive director of Adeso.
Think & Resist:
We feature a few episodes from the Think & Resist podcast: Conversations about Feminism and Peace, produced by our friends at the Women’s International League for Peace and Security (WILPF). Each episode features representatives from WILPF’s Women, Peace & Security and Disarmament teams moderating discussions with experts about different themes in international peace and security from a feminist lens. From WPS and Disarmament; Masculinity and Militarism; the Ecological Crisis; and Digital (In)Security, these conversations explore relevant policymaking and practice, identify opportunities and gaps, and recommend ways to advance change.
Passion Isn’t Enough
Many Americans (and Canadians) feel an obligation to keep up with political news. But maybe we should be focusing our energies elsewhere. Political scientist Eitan Hersh says there’s been a rise in “political hobbyism” in the United States. We treat politics like entertainment, following the latest updates like we follow our favorite sports teams. Instead, he says, we should think of politics as a way to acquire power and persuade our neighbors to back the issues we support. While this podcast is speaking to an American audience, the conversation will resonate with many Canadians as well.
Waves of Extraction
The oceans are running out of fish. To slow down that problem, environmentalists pushed for fish farming or aquaculture. The problem is this industry became too big and too hungry. To fatten the farmed fish faster, they started feeding the high-protein pellets called fishmeal — made from massive amounts of fish caught at sea. Now, more than 30 percent of all marine life pulled from the sea feeds other fish in aquaculture farms inland. To explore this upside-down situation, we travel to the West African country of The Gambia for an offshore patrol where hundreds of Chinese and other fishing boats trawl for fishmeal production, cratering the local food source and polluting the coastline.