Ep.08: Riz Ahmed; Crossing Borders; California's Afro House Scene
We profile British actor and MC, Riz Ahmed, who was named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people. He discusses his career highlights so far, offers advice to his younger self, and shares his thoughts on politics and culture.
We hear three different perspectives on what it means to cross borders, real and imaged with academic Dr Prithvi Hirani on the concept of borders, focusing on the 70th anniversary of Indian partition. Plus Irish health campaigner Betty Holmes who reveals the impact of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on cancer patients, and the photographer Kate Stanworth on her images of people fleeing borders.
We also cover the thriving Oakland, California’s Afro House Scene and why it is under threat.