A Good Refugee Podcast is your source for news, opinions and questions from troubled (Tibetan) minds. We endeavour to challenge the mainstream imagination of Tibetans (and other refugees) as peaceful, momo-loving mystics—well, many of us are mystical, and we do love momos, but we also think it’s time to move beyond the traditional trope of “hardworking immigrants.” We want to disturb the comforting narratives of migrants seeking refuge on colonized lands, and imagine how we can help create a just, free and protected Earth for Black, Indigenous and all dispossessed peoples.

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A Good Refugee Podcast (and newsletter) was conceived by Gelek Badheytsang, a Tibetan Canadian who lives in Toronto and dabbles in writing, photography and now, podcasting. Twitter: @gelekb

He is joined on the pod by co-host Tsering Yangzom from Cambridge, MA, who is also Tibetan as well as an American (yikes). She is currently completing her masters degree at Harvard Divinity School, where she is studying Tibetan Buddhism, conflict and politics. Twitter: @sayoyobae

And, finally, the eternally inquisitive Tenzin Choeyang (Durham, NC): a Karsh International Scholar at Duke University studying Global Health and Environmental Science. Instagram: @thedheduk; LinkedIn


To hear a regular stream of podcast episodes, and also read essays every now and then.