Kerning Cultures is a radio documentary podcast network bringing stories from the Middle East to global listeners.
Kerning Cultures is a podcast company telling stories from the Middle East. The Guardian calls us the This American Life of the Middle East, meaning we’re really good at creating immersive audio experiences. Right now, we have a single show, but our vision is to grow into a podcast network of 10–15 brilliant shows in English and in Arabic.
We’ve told the kinds of stories like the young businessman reviving specialty coffee in Yemen for global export — amidst the ongoing war; the story of five sons and their mother who flee their hometown in Iraq and navigate Europe’s elusive borders, crossing one, after the other…and in the shuffle, physically lose their mom. So commences a search up and down the continent to find her again. And we’ve told the stories of the young Tunisian entrepreneurs innovating amidst the vestiges of 19th century French colonial laws, to keep the promises of their Tunisian revolution alive.