Podcasts and Videos on ICD

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue serves as a clearinghouse in multiple ways; one is to provide links to sites that publish podcasts or videos on topics related to intercultural dialogue. A few examples are shown below – please email suggestions for others, providing links to websites.

UNESCO Crossings Institute for Conflict-Sensitive Reporting and Intercultural Dialogue, University of Oregon, brings together 2 different pursuits: intercultural and inter-religious dialogue on the one hand and conflict-sensitive journalism on the other. They produce a series of podcasts, including Understanding conflict-sensitive reporting practices in Kenya.

Baum, Noa. (2018). Beyond labels: Bridging differences through storytelling. (When Israeli-born Noa Baum moved to the U.S. and unexpectedly formed a friendship with a Palestinian woman, she realized the importance of listening to the story of the “other” – even if that other is the enemy.)

Kumar, Nish. (15 February 2018). The Mash Report, Series 1, Episode 5. (A funny but all too true section on immigration starts at 11:24 and ends at 16:32.)

Ramsey, Francesca. (2018). Will multiracial kids end racism? MTV Decoded. (One of a series of podcasts addressing a wide range of questions having to do with race and other uncomfortable topics in a bright, cheerful, and clearly stated manner.)

Lorenzo, Rocio. (2017). How diversity makes teams more innovative. Ted Talks. (A study of 171 companies showed that “more diverse companies are simply more innovative,” but only with 20% or more diverse employees.)

Lozada-Oliva, Melissa. (2015). My Spanish. Button Poetry. (Brilliant discussion of bilingualism, with a focus on heritage Spanish.)

Coffee and Cocktails: Podcast for Researchers, a project of ETE: Exploration Through Education, founded and edited by by Ann Wand of the University of Oxford, has several episodes related to intercultural dialogue:  Episode 3: Translanguaging in Senegal; Episode 5: The use of Camfranglais amongst the diaspora.

Tales from a Multicultural Classroom. JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland. (Student prepared videos on intercultural communication topics.)

Identibuzz. (“an inclusive activity in which different cultures can intermingle and experience the dynamics of a collaborative exercise, and can express themselves and get their opinions across, from their own points of view, creating a shared story about their reality and identities.”)

Code Switch: Race and Identity Remixed. National Public Radio. (“a team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting”; provides thoughtful dialogues about race/ethnicity/otherness).

In Jerusalem, a chorus for peace. Great Big Story. (The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus brings together Israeli and Palestinian teens to create music and promote dialogue.)

Black Violin. (2015). Stereotypes. VEVO. (A wonderful demonstration of how to destroy stereotypes by playing against typecasting.)

Newton, T. (2011). Embracing otherness, embracing myself. July 2011, TEDGlobal2011.

TV2 All that We Share (Denmark)

Migration Matters (Germany) produces “bite-sized video courses” on migration topics.

Absolutely Intercultural (Denmark and Germany based)

Adichie, C.N. (2009). The danger of a single story. July 2009, TEDGlobal2009, Oxford.


Bautista, Adrian. (2012). So where’s home? A firm about third culture kid identity. Senior Thesis, Georgetown University.

Close Up: Empowering a community through Participatory Action Research (Uganda)

Fabrica (Italy) hosted the workshop “Peace and Intercultural Dialogue”, held by Todd St. John founder of NYC-based HunterGatherer March 30-April 2, 2010. The goal was for participants to create a video-based project relevant to UNESCO’s “Peace and Intercultural Dialogue” initiative. Projects were designed to connect people to each other, and seek ways to create and share individual experiences through video. Participants were asked to consider formal means by which video can function as more than a one-way medium, and to ask: How can the process of making the video manifest itself in the final form? Several animations were produced and posted, including Peace and Intercultural Dialogue

Global Voices
(Amsterdam, Netherlands based)

Interculture TV (Germany)

Lifeswap (produced in New Zealand, documenting differences between NZ and German cultural norms in a series of animated videos)

Near FM: Culture Shots: Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media (Ireland)

The Global Mom Show (USA)

Uncertainties & Epiphanies: Making Multiculturalism (Canada)

Zukar (Germany from the perspective of a Syrian refugee, Firas Alshater)

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