Collateral Repair Podcast

The Collateral Repair Podcast aims to share the stories of refugees living in Amman, Jordan. On a monthly basis, CRP invites you into an intimate space that will allow you to hear and understand refugees’ experiences in their own words. Each episode features an interview with a member of one of Jordan’s refugee communities, a supporting interview with a professional or employee at CRP, a Q&A in response to listeners’ questions, and a quick update of developments that month at CRP.

If you have comments or questions you would like to hear answered on air, please submit them to podcast [at] collateralrepairproject [dot] org.


Episode 12 (October 2019) – Mandaeans —

The Mandaeans are a small ethnoreligious group who were living exclusively in the south of Iraq and Iran until they recently had to flee their homelands. Today we will be looking into who they are,...

Episode 11 (August 2019) – Education for Displaced Children

Listen to Our Previous Episodes on iTunes! We are back from the summer break with a brand new podcast episode!  You have a lot to look forward to. Along with some changes in the podcast team, the...

Episode 10 (June 2019) – Learning English

Listen to Our Previous Episodes on iTunes! In our tenth episode, we're talking about English. English is a cornerstone of opportunity for refugees at CRP and all over Amman. Our first interview is with Sameer, 20,...

Episode 9 (May 2019) – Ramadan

Listen on iTunes here! For this special holiday episode, we have four, shorter interviews with beneficiaries and volunteers at Collateral Repair Project about their own traditions and takeaways concerning the month of Ramadan. We focus on...

Episode 8 (April 2019) – Iraqi Christians in Jordan

Listen on iTunes here! For the eighth episode of the Collateral Repair Podcast, we talk about Christian refugees in Iraq who had to flee their homes due to religious extremism. We sit down with Nasir, who...

Refugees Tell Their Stories on CRP’s Podcast

CRP invites you to take the time to get to know our beneficiaries in their own words, so that you can hear the stories of the people here. We created our podcast to tell these...

Episode 7 (March 2019) – Stories from Darfur

Listen on iTunes here! In our seventh episode, Waseem, a Sudanese refugee from Darfur, tells his story of leaving his home in 2003 before finally making it to Amman over a decade later. Sudanese refugees are...

Episode 6 (February 2019) – Winter and Mental Health

In the sixth episode we talk about winter. Munah, an Iraqi refugee who came to Jordan with her two sons a few years ago, talks to us about her experiences of trying to settle in a new country during winter, and the stresses it induced in her family. Following that, we talk to a team of mental health professionals from Médicine Sans Frontières about mental health challenges refugees suffer, which are exacerbated during the winter months.

Episode 5 (December 2018) – 2018 at CRP

Listen on iTunes here! For our last episode of the year, we sit down with Amanda Lane who is the Executive Director at Collateral Repair Project, and reflect on how far the organization has come since...

Episode 4 (November 2018) – Employment

Listen on iTunes here! In our Fourth episode of the Collateral Repair Podcast, we examine the daunting challenges refugees go through when looking for work. Emad, a Syrian who crossed the border into Jordan in 2012,...

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Podcast Team

Jason Wilson
Judy Oldfield-Wilson
Associate Interviewer
Aaron Weintraub
Head Editor
Asha Athman
Production and Release Manager