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The Beirut Banyan

By Ronnie Chatah

Storytelling and conversations, from Beirut and beyond. Subscribe from your preferred podcast platform. Support us through Paypal or Patreon.

  1. 1.
    Ep.227 (Video): 'The Tragedy of Doing Nothing' with Amer Bisat11/21/2020
    59:21
  2. 2.
    Ep.226 (Video): Embrace with Mia Atoui11/20/2020
    36:48
  3. 3.
    Ep.225 (Video): Biden & The Middle East with Firas Maksad11/18/2020
    44:05
  4. 4.
    Ep.224 (Video): Coat Check11/17/2020
    17:10
  5. 5.
    Ep.223 (Video): Skyline & Shore11/16/2020
    15:39
  6. 6.
    Ep.222 (Video): Explaining the Story with Larissa Aoun11/07/2020
    1:03:50
  7. 7.
    Ep.221 (Video): Return of the Rabbi with Elie Abadie10/29/2020
    44:57
  8. 8.
    Ep.220 (Video): L'Orient Today with Michel Helou10/23/2020
    1:12:03
  1. 9.
    Ep.219 (Video): 'The Lebanese Predicament' with Bashshar Haydar10/20/2020
    1:16:18
  2. 10.
    Ep.218 (Video): A Year in Review with Jean Kassir10/16/2020
    38:26
  3. 11.
    Ep.217 (Video): US Policy Towards Lebanon with Nicholas Noe10/12/2020
    1:29:55
  4. 12.
    Ep.216 (Video): Poetry & Prose with Zeina Hashem Beck10/09/2020
    1:26:00
  5. 13.
    Ep.215 (Video): Marketplace Philosophy with Mahmoud Rasmi10/06/2020
    1:55:07
  6. 14.
    Ep.214 (Video): Prospects for State Reform with Alia Moubayed & Jessica Obeid10/03/2020
    58:06
  7. 15.
    Ep.213 (Video): The Issue of Partition with Joseph Kéchichian09/30/2020
    1:16:08
  8. 16.
    Ep.212 (Video): Perpetual Return with Sara Mourad09/18/2020
    54:07
  9. 17.
    Ep.211 (Video): International Protection & Neutrality with Drew Mikhael & Nadim Shehadi09/11/2020
    1:47:24
  10. 18.
    Ep.210 (Video): Covering the Story with Dalal Mawad09/09/2020
    1:09:55
  11. 19.
    Ep.209 (Video): Personal & Political Pressure with Dion Nissenbaum09/07/2020
    28:30
  12. 20.
    Ep.208 (Video): Shared & Personal Pain with Mike Azar09/02/2020
    1:02:59
  13. 21.
    Ep.207 (Video): A Reporter's Reflections with Houshig Kaymakamian08/23/2020
    54:24
  14. 22.
    Ep.206 (Video): The Verdict with Emile Hokayem08/19/2020
    1:07:43
  15. 23.
    Ep.205 (Video): Covering the Moment with Julie Kebbi08/17/2020
    1:06:22
  16. 24.
    Ep.204 (Video): 'The Fire These Times' with Joey Ayoub08/14/2020
    2:09:49
  17. 25.
    Ep.203 (Video): Forced Change with Nafez Zouk08/11/2020
    1:20:04
  18. 26.
    Ep.202 (Video): Hostage08/09/2020
    14:53
  19. 27.
    Ep.201 (Video): Le Chef with Charbel Bassil08/07/2020
    29:14
  20. 28.
    Ep.200 (Live Video): Beirut Needs Your Help, Part 208/07/2020
    2:47:20
  21. 29.
    Ep.199 (Video): Beirut Needs Your Help08/05/2020
    16:40
  22. 30.
    Ep.198 (Video): The Special Tribunal for Lebanon with Olga Kavran08/05/2020
    1:50:38
  23. 31.
    Ep.197 (Video): Pushing through the Moment with Carmen Geha08/02/2020
    1:05:32
  24. 32.
    Ep.196 (Video): A Multitude of Perspectives at Once with Tamer Aboul-Hosn08/01/2020
    1:18:09
  25. 33.
    Ep.195 (Video): Five Pillars with Maha Yahya07/28/2020
    1:49:02
  26. 34.
    Ep.194 (Video): Nationalism, Identity & Fairuz with Deeba Shadnia07/24/2020
    1:17:06
  27. 35.
    Ep.193 (Video): Podcasting with the Lebanese Politics Podcast07/24/2020
    1:32:57
  28. 36.
    Ep.192 (Video): Saving the State with Alain Bifani & Henri Chaoul07/22/2020
    1:24:32
  29. 37.
    Ep.191 (Video): Self-Reflection with Mazen El-Hassan07/18/2020
    53:53
  30. 38.
    Ep.190 (Video): Proxy Wars at Home with Deeba Shadnia07/16/2020
    55:54
  31. 39.
    Ep.189 (Video): Telecoms & Tech with Georgio Nicolas07/14/2020
    44:44
  32. 40.
    Ep.188 (Video): BanyanQuest with Mahmoud Rasmi07/11/2020
    1:34:53
  33. 41.
    Ep.187 (Video): El Mina & More with Alison Meuse07/10/2020
    1:03:37
  34. 42.
    Ep.186 (Video): Society Sustains the State with Mona Salem07/09/2020
    1:01:50
  35. 43.
    Ep.185 (Video): The Octopus with Nasser Yassin07/03/2020
    1:04:22
  36. 44.
    Ep.184 (Video): Begin the Begin with Walid Sinno07/01/2020
    59:54
  37. 45.
    Ep.183 (Video): Public Health & Reform with Fatima Al Sayah06/30/2020
    1:22:15
  38. 46.
    Ep.182 (Video): Resignation & Responsibility with Henri Chaoul06/26/2020
    1:16:24
  39. 47.
    Ep.181 (Video): Policies & Aspirations with Jomana Qaddour06/25/2020
    1:02:59
  40. 48.
    Ep.180 (Video): Defending Human Rights with Aya Majzoub06/23/2020
    1:10:07
  41. 49.
    Ep.179 (Video): "Lebanon & its Multiple Challenges" by Mohamad Chatah06/22/2020
    6:47
  42. 50.
    Ep.178 (Video): "The Baabda Declaration Revisited" by Mohamad Chatah06/19/2020
    30:02
  43. 51.
    Ep.177 (Video): Accountability & Alternatives with Mike Azar06/18/2020
    1:00:20
  44. 52.
    Ep.176 (Video): "On the Move" - Anniversaries (#15)06/14/2020
    5:28
  45. 53.
    Ep.175 (Video): Rioting, Rapid Inflation & Splintering Protests with Mohamad Faour & Wael Atallah06/13/2020
    47:04
  46. 54.
    Ep.174 (Video): "On the Move" - Accelerators (#14)06/12/2020
    6:04
  47. 55.
    Ep.173 (Video): "False (and Sometimes Dangerous) Ideas" by Mohamad Chatah06/11/2020
    31:17
  48. 56.
    Ep.172 (Video): "On the Move" - The Gig Economy (#13)06/10/2020
    5:48
  49. 57.
    Ep.171 (Video): "On the Move" - The Lebanese Model (#12)06/09/2020
    7:00
  50. 58.
    Ep.170 (Video): Al Wadi06/06/2020
    1:33:40
  51. 59.
    Ep.169 (Video): "On the Move" - Educating Ourselves (#11)06/04/2020
    4:48
  52. 60.
    Ep.168 (Video): Revolution...Pandemic...Revolution with Lina Mounzer06/04/2020
    1:21:05
  53. 61.
    Ep.167 (Video): Fifteen Years06/02/2020
    38:03
  54. 62.
    Ep.166 (Video): "On the Move" - Celebrations (#10)06/02/2020
    6:27
  55. 63.
    Ep.165 (Video): Compromised Agreements with Waël Atallah06/02/2020
    1:15:00
  56. 64.
    Ep.164 (Video): "On the Move" - Comparing Covid, Part 2 (#9)05/30/2020
    8:38
  57. 65.
    Ep.163 (Video): Bailout Basics with Mohamad Faour05/30/2020
    56:37
  58. 66.
    Ep.162 (Video): "On the Move" - Comparing Covid, Part 1 (#8)05/28/2020
    7:55
  59. 67.
    Ep.161 (Video): Electricity Reform with Jessica Obeid05/26/2020
    56:15
  60. 68.
    Ep.160 (Video): "On the Move" - Courage & Violence (#7)05/25/2020
    5:53
  61. 69.
    Ep.159 (Video): "On the Move" - External Validation (#6)05/23/2020
    6:29
  62. 70.
    Ep.158 (Video): "In Between Life and Death" with Joseph Bahout05/22/2020
    51:00
  63. 71.
    Ep.157 (Video): "On the Move" - Public Space (#5)05/21/2020
    6:01
  64. 72.
    Ep.156 (Video): Latin American Diaspora with Sergio Jalil05/20/2020
    1:02:29
  65. 73.
    Ep.155 (Video): "On the Move" - Work (#4)05/19/2020
    6:26
  66. 74.
    Ep.154 (Video): Argentina, Venezuela & Lebanon with Sergio Jalil05/16/2020
    1:04:26
  67. 75.
    Ep.153 (Video): "On the Move" - Transparency (#3)05/15/2020
    6:54
  68. 76.
    Ep.152 (Video): Belfast & Beirut with Drew Mikhael05/15/2020
    1:23:58
  69. 77.
    Ep.151 (Video): "On the Move" - Freedom of Expression (#2)05/13/2020
    6:42
  70. 78.
    Ep.150 (Video): "Home, More Now than Ever" with Asser Khattab05/12/2020
    37:35
  71. 79.
    Ep.149 (Video): "On the Move" with Elia Haber - Introduction05/11/2020
    6:07
  72. 80.
    Ep.148 (Video): Migration, Mobility & Beirut with Eric Reidy05/08/2020
    58:34
  73. 81.
    Ep.147 (Video): "Black Wave" with Kim Ghattas05/07/2020
    46:45
  74. 82.
    Ep.146 (Video): 'King Nothing' with Lina Khatib05/05/2020
    50:21
  75. 83.
    Ep.145 (Video): "True or False?" by Mohamad Chatah05/01/2020
    22:50
  76. 84.
    Ep.144 (Video): Photojournalism with Hasan Shaaban04/30/2020
    1:17:30
  77. 85.
    (Video): "Arafat then Assad then Nasrallah" by Mohamad Chatah04/29/2020
    24:56
  78. 86.
    Ep.143 (Video): "Déjà vu" by Mohamad Chatah04/27/2020
    23:55
  79. 87.
    Ep.142 (Video): Conversations on Covid-19 with Mohamad Bazzi04/26/2020
    1:11:18
  80. 88.
    Ep.141 (Video): Coverage, Conflict & Covid-19 with Josie Ensor04/24/2020
    43:34
  81. 89.
    Ep.140 (Video): American-Muslims and U.S. Foreign Policy with Adham Sahloul & Shadi Hamid04/22/2020
    1:00:57
  82. 90.
    Ep.139 (Video): Rebuilding Aleppo with Jwanah Qudsi04/22/2020
    1:12:16
  83. 91.
    Ep.138 (Video): Five Facts and a Conclusion by Mohamad Chatah04/20/2020
    30:36
  84. 92.
    (Video) - "Remembering Basil Fuleihan" by Mohamad Chatah04/18/2020
    5:34
  85. 93.
    Ep.137 (Video): "But Can The Frog Still Jump Out?" by Mohamad Chatah04/17/2020
    32:13
  86. 94.
    Ep.136 (Video): Travel Journalism & Surfing with Alexandra Talty04/16/2020
    46:38
  87. 95.
    Ep.135 (Video): Music and the Moment with Hadi Zeidan04/14/2020
    1:02:14
  88. 96.
    Ep.134 (Video): Catching up with Elia Haber04/10/2020
    45:21
  89. 97.
    Ep.133 (Video): Pandemic in Perspective with Hussein ibish04/09/2020
    0:00
  90. 98.
    Ep.132 (Video): The Human Side to the Story with Kareem Shaheen04/04/2020
    1:23:47
  91. 99.
    Ep.131 (Video): Policy and Personality with Jasmine El-Gamal04/02/2020
    1:09:50
  92. 100.
    EPISODE 130: Coronavirus, Claustrophobia and Conflict with Anne Barnard03/24/2020
    48:41
  93. 101.
    EPISODE 129: The Need to Organize with Paul Salem03/21/2020
    58:42
  94. 102.
    EPISODE 128: Inherent Obstacles and Individual Introspection with David Daoud03/17/2020
    49:06
  95. 103.
    EPISODE 127: Realities on the Ground with Faysal Itani03/15/2020
    1:03:37
  96. 104.
    Podcast Update03/14/2020
    5:29
  97. 105.
    EPISODE 126: Potential and Priority with Bilal Saab03/08/2020
    40:06
  98. 106.
    EPISODE 125: Conversations and Connectivity with Aline Sara03/03/2020
    40:10
  99. 107.
    EPISODE 124: Passion from Abroad with Nour Hodeib & Elsa Saade03/01/2020
    1:07:31
  100. 108.
    EPISODE 123: Diaspora and Identity with Nadim Shehadi & Nadim Houry02/26/2020
    44:29
  101. 109.
    EPISODE 122: Internal and External Pressure with Hussein Ibish02/25/2020
    50:46
  102. 110.
    EPISODE 121: Photography & Shared Identity with Rania Matar02/24/2020
    51:16
  103. 111.
    EPISODE 120: Regional Struggle for Change with Mohamad Bazzi02/21/2020
    52:36
  104. 112.
    EPISODE 119: Traditional News Reporting with Joseph Haboush02/19/2020
    40:29
  105. 113.
    EPISODE 118: Political Reform & Citizenship with Thanassis Cambanis02/17/2020
    1:02:08
  106. 114.
    EPISODE 117: Maneuvering the Moment with Joey Ayoub02/16/2020
    26:42
  107. 115.
    EPISODE 116: Comedy & Commitment with Nemr Abou Nassar02/14/2020
    1:52:06
  108. 116.
    EPISODE 115: Food, Family & Feryal Boutique02/12/2020
    56:13
  109. 117.
    EPISODE 114: Citizen Journalism with Luna Safwan02/07/2020
    39:48
  110. 118.
    EPISODE 113: Economic Policy with Amer Bisat02/05/2020
    54:19
  111. 119.
    EPISODE 112: Revolutionary Momentum with Carmen Geha02/04/2020
    37:24
  112. 120.
    EPISODE 111: Political Implications with Anthony Elghossain01/31/2020
    53:06
  113. 121.
    EPISODE 110: Reporting & Reflecting with Timour Azhari01/28/2020
    55:05
  114. 122.
    EPISODE 109: Diplomacy & Dialogue with Karma Ekmekji01/20/2020
    50:31
  115. 123.
    EPISODE 108: Farewell to Elia Haber01/16/2020
    1:24:54
  116. 124.
    EPISODE 107: Voices from the Square, Part 3701/14/2020
    5:03
  117. 125.
    EPISODE 106: Mental Health Awareness & De-construct with Zeina Mhaidly01/13/2020
    31:37
  118. 126.
    EPISODE 105: Reflecting on Reactions to Qassem Soleimani's Assassination01/12/2020
    24:37
  119. 127.
    EPISODE 104: Revolutionary Accomplishments & Constraints with Nasser Yassin01/11/2020
    1:03:19
  120. 128.
    EPISODE 103: Voices from the Square, Part 3601/10/2020
    26:09
  121. 129.
    EPISODE 102: Revolution & Counter-Revolution with Joseph Bahout01/08/2020
    53:13
  122. 130.
    EPISODE 101: Voices from the Square, Part 3501/06/2020
    16:19
  123. 131.
    EPISODE 100: Al Bourj12/27/2019
    1:06
  124. 132.
    EPISODE 99: Voices from the Square, Part 3412/20/2019
    16:23
  125. 133.
    EPISODE 98: Independent Media & Raseef22 with Kareem Sakka12/19/2019
    56:11
  126. 134.
    EPISODE 97: Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club with Najwa Sahmarani12/18/2019
    45:46
  127. 135.
    EPISODE 96: Voices from the Square, Part 3312/17/2019
    41:50
  128. 136.
    EPISODE 95: Voices from the Square, Part 3212/16/2019
    8:44
  129. 137.
    EPISODE 94: Photography & Photojournalism with George Azar12/14/2019
    33:58
  130. 138.
    EPISODE 93: Marie-Jose Daoud - Labneh & Facts12/12/2019
    1:02:56
  131. 139.
    EPISODE 92: Voices from the Square, Part 3112/11/2019
    9:45
  132. 140.
    EPISODE 91: Voices from the Square, Part 3012/09/2019
    11:22
  133. 141.
    EPISODE 90: The Legacy of Charles Corm with David Corm, Joseph Kiwan & Elias El Hage12/08/2019
    1:06:09
  134. 142.
    EPISODE 89: Malek Mrowa - Journalism, Political Discourse & Citizenship12/07/2019
    1:07:56
  135. 143.
    EPISODE 88 - Voices from the Square, Part 2912/06/2019
    13:49
  136. 144.
    EPISODE 87: Tripoli Initiatives with Jimmy Karam & Obeida Takriti12/05/2019
    50:25
  137. 145.
    EPISODE 86: Voices from the Square, Part 2812/04/2019
    12:05
  138. 146.
    EPISODE 85: Lara Ariss & Lebanon's Culinary Flavors12/03/2019
    23:40
  139. 147.
    EPISODE 84: Voices from the Square, Part 2712/02/2019
    12:43
  140. 148.
    EPISODE 83: Recording the Revolt - Support this Podcast11/30/2019
    4:57
  141. 149.
    EPISODE 82: Giselle Khoury - A New Social Contract for Lebanon11/29/2019
    41:06
  142. 150.
    EPISODE 81: Nassim Nicholas Taleb & Local Solutions for Lebanon11/28/2019
    46:02
  143. 151.
    EPISODE 80: Voices from the Square, 2611/27/2019
    9:05
  144. 152.
    EPISODE 79: Voices from the Square, Part 2511/26/2019
    9:50
  145. 153.
    EPISODE 78: Dar Bistro & Books with Rima Abushakra & Dima Abulhusn11/26/2019
    45:53
  146. 154.
    EPISODE 77: Voices from the Square, Part 2411/25/2019
    10:28
  147. 155.
    EPISODE 76: David Kenner - Regional Influence vs Local Demands11/25/2019
    32:35
  148. 156.
    EPISODE 75: Voices from the Square, Part 2311/24/2019
    11:10
  149. 157.
    EPISODE 74: Voices from the Square, Part 2211/23/2019
    11:07
  150. 158.
    EPISODE 73: Micheline Tobia - Alternative Media & Mashallah News11/23/2019
    36:52
  151. 159.
    EPISODE 72: Voices from the Square, Part 2111/22/2019
    12:45
  152. 160.
    EPISODE 71: Daniel Dennett & Reflections on Beirut11/22/2019
    28:21
  153. 161.
    EPISODE 70: Voices from the Square, Part 2011/21/2019
    13:50
  154. 162.
    EPISODE 69: Zahra Hankir & 'Our Women on the Ground'11/21/2019
    33:21
  155. 163.
    EPISODE 68: Voices from the Square, Part 1911/20/2019
    14:14
  156. 164.
    EPISODE 67: Zeid Hamdan & Music for the Moment11/20/2019
    44:36
  157. 165.
    EPISODE 66: Voices from the Square, Part 1811/19/2019
    15:15
  158. 166.
    EPISODE 65: Regional Calls for Change with Joyce Karam11/19/2019
    30:17
  159. 167.
    EPISODE 64: Voices from the Square, Part 1711/18/2019
    8:41
  160. 168.
    EPISODE 63: Celebrating Tripoli with Mira Minkara11/18/2019
    34:37
  161. 169.
    EPISODE 62: Voices from the Square, Part 16-211/17/2019
    16:43
  162. 170.
    EPISODE 61: Ishac Diwan & The Economic Rescue Plan for Lebanon11/17/2019
    25:41
  163. 171.
    EPISODE 60: Voices from the Square, Part 16-111/16/2019
    14:57
  164. 172.
    EPISODE 59: Oussama Himani & Lebanon's Financial Quagmire11/16/2019
    31:03
  165. 173.
    EPISODE 58: Jad El Khoury & Urban Art11/15/2019
    43:59
  166. 174.
    EPISODE 57: Voices from the Square, Part 1511/15/2019
    8:23
  167. 175.
    EPISODE 56: Voices from the Square, Part 1411/14/2019
    15:39
  168. 176.
    EPISODE 55: Walid Fakherddine & Haki Thawra11/14/2019
    41:39
  169. 177.
    EPISODE 54: Joey Ayoub - New Media & Citizen Journalism11/13/2019
    28:57
  170. 178.
    EPISODE 53: Voices from the Square, Part 1311/13/2019
    15:57
  171. 179.
    EPISODE 52: Jean Kassir & Megaphone News11/13/2019
    38:47
  172. 180.
    EPISODE 51: Voices from the Square, Part 12 with Pierre Madani11/12/2019
    24:46
  173. 181.
    EPISODE 50: Samir Khalaf & Reclaiming Martyrs Square11/12/2019
    49:05
  174. 182.
    EPISODE 49: Voices from the Square, Part 1111/11/2019
    11:08
  175. 183.
    EPISODE 48: Jessica Semaan & Poetry in a Time of Protests11/11/2019
    26:43
  176. 184.
    EPISODE 47: Nadim Houry & Demands for Social Change11/10/2019
    32:11
  177. 185.
    EPISODE 46: Voices from the Square, Part 1011/10/2019
    9:53
  178. 186.
    EPISODE 45: Nadim Shehadi & The View from New York11/09/2019
    35:01
  179. 187.
    EPISODE 44: Voices from the Square, Part 911/09/2019
    10:19
  180. 188.
    EPISODE 43: Faysal Itani & The View from Washington11/08/2019
    32:23
  181. 189.
    EPISODE 42: Voices from the Square, Part 811/08/2019
    18:01
  182. 190.
    EPISODE 41: Houssam El Eid & Urbanista11/08/2019
    38:13
  183. 191.
    EPISODE 40: Voices from the Square, Part 711/07/2019
    21:24
  184. 192.
    EPISODE 39: Emile Hokayem - Regional & Domestic Political Concerns Facing Lebanon11/07/2019
    29:16
  185. 193.
    EPISODE 38: Voices from the Square, Part 611/06/2019
    20:52
  186. 194.
    EPISODE 37: Michael Young & 'The Ghosts of Martyrs Square'11/06/2019
    1:21:01
  187. 195.
    EPISODE 36: Voices from the Square, Part 511/05/2019
    12:37
  188. 196.
    EPISODE 35: Mark Daou - Political Activism & The October Uprising11/05/2019
    29:52
  189. 197.
    EPISODE 34: Voices from the Square, Part 411/04/2019
    15:13
  190. 198.
    EPISODE 33: Fadlo Khuri & The American University of Beirut11/04/2019
    1:13:20
  191. 199.
    EPISODE 32: Voices from the Square, Part 311/03/2019
    17:50
  192. 200.
    EPISODE 31: Voices from the Square, Part 211/02/2019
    10:45

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