Voices of Palestine: Podcasts Amplifying Silenced Narratives
Amidst ongoing misinformation spearheaded by Western media, we’ve compiled a list of podcasts on Palestine to provide unfiltered perspectives and authentic stories from the region.
As the world silently witnesses the ongoing Israeli assault on Palestinians in Gaza and all throughout occupied Palestine that have taken the lives of thousands of civilians, crucial context and narratives continue to be omitted from mainstream media coverage - particularly Western media. In the void left by biased journalism and reporting, podcasts have undoubtedly become an important platform for elevating Palestinian voices and perspectives, and combatting propagandist myths.
In solidarity with the Palestinian people, and in response to the Palestinian voices and narratives being silenced all throughout the world, we’ve compiled a list of podcasts on Palestine to provide unfiltered perspectives and authentic stories from the region.
All the podcasts mentioned throughout this article are available to stream on Podcasts, Spotify, and all podcast streaming platforms.
This Is Palestine
“The Gaza Strip is roughly the size of Detroit, but with four times the population. 80% of that population are refugees from the 1948 Nakba. Since October 7th, it’s been impossible for the world to reach us. Palestinians are asking for their voices to be heard. In this Podcast, we hear the horrific experiences they’re enduring. Here are their voices, please listen.”
Diana Buttu, Host
Voices From Gaza Episode
October 16th, 2023
Highlighting the people, issues, and events ongoing in occupied Palestine, ‘This is Palestine’ brings stories from the ground in Palestine, speaking with experts and activists from Gaza and all over the world. The podcast is a project of the Institute for Middle East Understanding.
The Palestine Pod
“This is about Palestinians having rights on their land, and what happens to people who have literally been suffocating for the last 70-plus years. When you deprive people of their humanity and their rights, what then can they do?”
Lara Elborno, Host
Maze of 21st Century Colonialism Episode
September 12th, 2023
Hosted by Palestinian-American lawyer Lara Elborno and Jewish-American comedian Mikey B, ‘The Palestine Pod’ is a weekly podcast breaking down Palestinian news and providing historical context with the aim of supporting Palestinian liberation, justice and equality, on the ground and in exile.
Let's Talk Palestine
“It’s vital for every individual - especially those with a platform - to continue to press for justice, and to fight for accountability. There has to be consequences. We need to retell these stories however many times it takes.”
Nida Ibrahim, AlJazeera Correspondent
Shireen Abu Akleh’s Assassination
Episode May 11th, 2023
‘Let's Talk Palestine’ is a podcast dedicated to delving deep into the Palestinian occupation. Catering to both newcomers and advocates, the platform offers incisive dialogues and thought-provoking insights. Pushing boundaries and cultivating a respectful dialogue that envisions a fairer and more just future, the podcast explores the diverse facets of Palestinian life, from history and politics to culture and daily realities.
All Things Palestinian
“I still remember the first time I saw a bomb falling from the sky. I didn’t know what it was, then the sounds followed…”
Ahmed Masoud, Palestinian Writer
Ahmed Masoud: Amplifying Palestinian Voices Episode
September 28th, 2023
A project of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, ‘All Things Palestinian’ explores what it means to be Palestinian, sharing insight and perspectives on Palestinian culture and art, and empowering people of all backgrounds to seek justice for Palestine.
Stories from Palestine
“Speaking for Palestine is what we live for right now; helping Palestinians reach international audiences. There is a gap between the widespread international Palestinian narrative, and the reality of what is happening in Palestine due to biased reporting by corporate media. We’re trying to fight this.”
George Rishmawi, Director of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People
Civil Society for Dignity in Palestine Episode
September 18th, 2023
Recorded in Palestine, ‘Stories from Palestine’ is a biweekly travel podcast highlighting the historical and culturally significant destinations within the occupied territories, as well as informative episodes highlighting Palestinian art and culture. The podcast also features interviews and discussions on the ongoing Palestinian struggle.
“Palestinians until this very day are not invited to any sort of conferences or talks; we do not have a say in anything that concerns us. We are living by decisions taken for us by people who are not us.” Amjad Alqasis, Human Rights Lawyer
Amjad Alqasis Episode
October 7th, 2023
Hosted by Nasser Mashni and Robert Martin, ‘Palestine Remembered’ discusses weekly news and views on Palestine, shedding light on untold stories.
Palestine Deep Dive
“Governments should be held to account. There are responsibilities under international law to challenge Apartheid…What is happening to other people in the world and our complicity in that matter.”
Ben Jamal, Director of Palestinian Solidarity Campaign
Why Palestinian Voices Must Be Respected in Britain Today Episode
September 14th, 2023
‘Palestine Deep Dive’ is a British podcast that elevates the voices frequently overlooked by corporate media, allowing listeners to gain genuine insights into the Palestinian reality. The podcast features a diverse range of guests, including policymakers, journalists, activists, and most importantly, authentic Palestinian voices directly from the heart of the region.
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