Episode of the day: “Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl”

Listen to Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl  (33:19)

Podcast: Radio Diaries (Episode 49)

Two very important years in the life of a Saudi girl. Amazing how free-minded and true to herself this girl was. She had her dreams and ambitions, that even in the context of her restrictive culture and religion, she was able to pursue gracefully. I wish you the best Majd Abdulghani! Please keep us updated on your life!

More information:

Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia from Wikipedia

Always been fascinated by the low divorced rates of arranged marriages. Here is a popular article about that Why an arranged marriage ‘is more likely to develop into lasting love’ from the Dailymail.

Majd Abdulghani. (Image: from NPR)


Episode of the day: "The Man in the Zoo"

Listen to “The Man in the Zoo”

Podcast: Radio Diaries (Episode 47)


“In 1906, New York’s Bronx Zoo was the largest zoo in the world. More than 800 birds, reptiles and beasts of all kinds. But that year, the zoo introduced a new exhibit that would quickly became its most popular attraction. In the monkey house, right next to an orangutan, there was a man… inside a cage.”

More information:

Article in The Guardian about Ota Benga’s life