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We put together a list of staff recommendations of our podcast for your summer listening. This is a collage of the guests of those episodes. (The Conversation Canada)

Some of our favourite episodes you may have missed: Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast

In this bonus episode, you’ll meet some of the producers who help make this podcast to revisit some of our favourite episodes from past seasons.
The remote Bassari community have to make difficult choices about how to adapt to many changes that are linked to climate change. Courtesy Anna Porcuna Ferrer

Senegal’s remote Bassari people talk about climate change, and how their local knowledge is key to coping strategies

The remote Bassari community, located between Senegal and Guinea, experiences climate change as one of many changes. They are best placed to come up with solutions that work for them.
Zoologist Elizabeth Morrison receives the Jamaican giant galliwasp from Mike Rutherford, a curator at the University of Glasgow, on April 22, 2024. Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images

Returning a 170-year-old preserved lizard to Jamaica is a step toward redressing colonial harms

Not all reparations involve money. Returning unique scientific resources is also a way of showing respect and righting past harms.
As we approach the start of gardening season, it’s a good time to ask some questions about what to plant and who gets to plant. (Shutterstock)

Digging into the colonial roots of gardening

This episode explores how colonial history has affected what we plant and who gets to garden. We also discuss practical gardening tips with an eye to Indigenous knowledge.
Crowds of Portuguese people hold carnation flowers on Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon to celebrate the military coup that overthrew the authoritarian regime in 1974. Alexandre Rotenberg / Shutterstock

The 50th anniversary of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution – the peaceful uprising that toppled a dictatorship and ended a decade of colonial war

Portugal is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, which marked the end of the Estado Novo dictatorship and the country’s colonial wars in Africa.
A Khalsa Day parade in Toronto, a celebration of Baisakhi held in April 2015. Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Why Sikhs celebrate the festival of Baisakhi

The spirit of Baisakhi for Sikhs is reminiscent of the ideals of their gurus, who encouraged them to work toward building a just society.
A family living through the Bengal famine, a time when three million people died due to starvation,1943. (Wikimedia Commons)

Colonialists used starvation as a tool of oppression

For centuries, colonial powers have used starvation as a tool to control Indigenous populations and take over their land and wealth. A look back at two historic examples on two different continents.
British soldiers questioning suspected members of the Kenya Land and Freedom Army near Gilgil, Kenya, on Jan. 8, 1953. (AP Photo)

Operation Legacy: How Britain covered up its colonial crimes

Operation Legacy highlights the repercussions faced when people with power determine what information is available to interpret events of the past.

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