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Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl



Foreign Policy Playlist recommends: Radio Diaries.

On the latest episode of Foreign Policy Playlist, we spotlight Radio Diaries, a unique podcast that gives ordinary people recording gear and then edits their tape into personal stories. One of the show’s most compelling episodes focuses on Majd Abdulghani, a teenager living in Saudi Arabia and trying to navigate her path to adulthood. We feature that episode on Foreign Policy Playlist this week along with a conversation that FP editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman had with the creator and executive producer of Radio Diaries, Joe Richman. The Saudi episode was produced by Radio Diaries’  Sarah Kate Kramer.

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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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