A podcast with a simple vision—scratching below the simple narratives of war
‘The Voices Of War’ is guided by a simple vision—to scratch below the simple narratives of war.
To do this, I speak with refugees, soldiers, negotiators, academics, development workers, and anyone else whose life has been shaped by war, be they a survivor, a perpetrator, a mediator, a student, or a healer of it.
Ultimately, I want to make it lucid that neither war nor peace is a foregone conclusion. Both are a product of upstream causes that make one or the other more likely. Understanding and embracing this fact is critical when trying to find moral and ethical solutions to our many local, regional, and global challenges.
Maz has created a though provoking look at war. The cross section of guests each bring their own unique insights into war. The guests are balanced from victims to bystanders to active participants. Maz has a calm questioning technique which puts the guest at ease and seemingly wanting to say more about their experience and take on war. A refuge from Bosnia's civil war, Maz brings a knowledge of war to the interviews that brings out the best and helps you, the listener, gain a different perspective. War is not glory.
It's a giant subject but in each episode Maz makes it feel like a fireside chat in the pub. I love the way he gives the guests space and with such a great lineup of guests the results are definitely worth a listen and, for many, a re-listen.
Definitely worth listening to. Maz has a wealth of knowledge and these podcasts are very well put together and presented beautifully.
Through provoking topics and guests covering all aspects of conflict. For anyone with even a passing interest in the human impacts of war, this podcast is worth the listen.
Maz's work on this podcast is excellent. The topics and the people he interviews are always thought provoking and very confronting. Regardless of what your thoughts are on war, this is a podcast which needs to be on everyone's list.
Highly recommend this podcast. Maz and his guests deep-dive into experiences of war through a variety of lenses - social, historical, political, psychological and more. Maz asks considered questions and leads the discussion in a thought provoking manner. One of the top new warfare related podcasts on offer!
Great host with interesting guests, covering topics that are so often hidden from the public domain. Sobering insights that should make us ashamed for viewing the cost of life so cheaply.
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