A long and meandering ride to anarchy and liberation - Arya Namdol (104 mins)Gelek speaks with cyclist, entrepreneur and activist Arya Namdol about her early life in India and America (07:00); anti Asian racism (22:25); being an…
The Atlanta shooting: reckoning with anti-Asian, anti-sex worker misogyny - Jane Shi (60 mins)Jane Shi joins GRP to discuss the March 16 Atlanta shooting (02:20); how class, citizenship, and the justice system interact in anti-Asian and sex work…
Advocating for better housing, cannabis, and BBQ joints with Caryma Sa’d (66 mins)Gelek speaks with Caryma Sa’d about her career as a lawyer and how she got into the legal field (05:25); her beef against BBQAnon guy Adam Skelly (19:0…
East Turkestan: from frontier to prison state - Mehmet Tohti and Ben Mauk (79 mins)Gelek and Tsering speak with Mehmet Tohti and Ben Mauk about the situation in East Turkestan, aka Xinjiang. They speak about Ben’s New Yorker article (…
Black, queer liberation & Tibetan Buddhism: Lama Rod Owens - part 2 (29 mins)In the second and concluding part of Gelek’s conversation with Lama Row Owens, they speak about the loss of magic and exploring Indigeneity (01:25); ho…
Black, queer liberation & Tibetan Buddhism: Lama Rod Owens - part 1 (43 mins)Losar Tashi Delek and Happy Lunar New Year! In this episode, a Good Refugee Podcast speaks with Buddhist teacher, activist and writer Lama Rod Owens on…
For the love of reading - Manjushree Thapa (53 mins)Gelek speaks with writer, friend and fellow Nepali Torontonian Manjushree Thapa to get some insight into her reading projects (03:34), traveling across…
2020 in review and 2021 in Tibetan oracle style (72 mins)The GRP cast catch up to give a retrospective on 2020, and their most based and boring predictions for 2021. Everything from the shenanigans that unfol…
Training the next JEDI leaders - Annahid Dashtgard (45 mins)Author and change-maker Annahid Dashtgard chats with Gelek about her life and work confronting racism (00:55), how the oppressed can become oppressors …
Tibetan elections in exile - Kaysang and Tenzin Jigdal (92 mins)Gelek and Choeyang caught up with Chitue (parliamentary) candidates Tenzin Kalsang (Kaysang) and Tenzin Jigdal to talk about the Tibetan elections taki…
Am I the Asshole? with Nishant Upadhyay (64 mins)Gelek and Tsering, along with special guest Nishant Upadhyay, pass judgments on a housekeeper terrorized by plush lizard toys (05:25), the U.S. finding…
The best music, films and fashion of 2020 - Susan Blight (72 mins)Susan Blight gives her take on the best films and music to come out of an impossibly bewildering and isolating year. Episode begins with Susan’s partic…