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10 Years After the Tunisian Uprising



Foreign Policy recommends: Revolution 1.

In this episode of Foreign Policy Playlist, we feature Revolution 1, a new podcast that delves into the story of the Tunisian Uprising by talking to the people who lived through it.

Ten years after the uprising, FP’s Jonathan Tepperman talks with Erin Brown and Cyrus Roedel, the pair behind the new podcast. They discuss their journey to Tunisia in search of people directly connected to the events that kicked off the Arab Spring and led to the fall of Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

The featured episode highlights the story of Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor whose act of self-immolation was the catalyst for widespread protests.

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About Foreign Policy Playlist:  We’re rolling out a new podcast called Foreign Policy Playlist. We hope you’ll give it a listen. Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places.  See All Episodes


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