Kabul Falling

Publisher:
Project Brazen Originals

Kabul Falling

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Original reporting you’ve come to expect from Project Brazen—extraordinary stories from around the world, told without fear or favor Project Brazen is a global journalism studio based in London and Singapore investigating some of the biggest scandals and stories of our time. Stay subscribed. Learn more: https://projectbrazen.com/ ~ Previous Series: “KABUL FALLING” — In August 2021, the Taliban regained control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The takeover sent shockwaves throughout the country. It forced thousands of Afghans to leave their old lives behind and embark on a hellish journey for survival. In this eight-episode podcast, Afghans themselves will tell you h...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Aug 14, 2022

"The detail here is remarkable: we hear about the WhatsApp conversations with outside contacts trying to assist those fleeing; the whispered exchanges between husbands and wives shielding their children from their anxiety...By the time he arrived, with his feet bleeding into his sandals, and was reunited with his son, I was a weeping mess."

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Score: 5

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Aug 13, 2022

"Kabul Falling doesn’t feature any commentary from foreign policy wonks or academics – instead it’s all real stories from real people, and I think the show is better for it. The stories are vivid and visceral...The show also has a cinematic feel to it, with extensive use of atmospheric sound and an evocative soundtrack."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Jul 28, 2022

"From the immersive sound of people trying to board a flight to a man who walked for eight hours in blistering heat to collect his son, the human stories are powerful."

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