[not that] original

Yasmina Sekkat

[not that] original brings you the fascinating out of the ordinary. These are the heartfelt, wonderful and sometimes weird stories that lie just under the surface of the lives of the people around you, who may also be just like you.

  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    EPISODE 8: The Actor's Choice

    Youssef Kerkour is a stage and screen actor based in London. In this wide-ranging conversation he talks about navigating the challenges of his profession and the changing nature of diversity of roles and narratives in the industry. His new comedy, “Home” can be seen on Channel 4. You can also watch him in “Nightflyers” on Netflix.

    27 March 2019, 9:25 pm
  • 28 minutes 52 seconds
    EPISODE 7: The Good Fight of a Video Activist

    An academic discusses the importance of video activism in filling the void left by mainstream media in contributing to public discourse.

    13 October 2018, 4:17 pm
  • 31 minutes 12 seconds
    EPISODE 6: The Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneurship is not for the weak willed or the faint of heart. It requires courage and perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds. Priscilla, the Canadian CEO of Barcelona startup, Bida, talks about what drives her towards success.

    24 June 2018, 10:51 pm
  • 36 minutes
    EPISODE 5: Marathon Man

    Most folks may run the occasional 5km or 10km race to get fit or to raise funds for a good cause. Then there are others, like Tarang, who have turned long distance running and fundraising into a lifestyle choice.

    1 June 2018, 10:53 pm
  • 40 minutes 14 seconds
    EPISODE 4: The Gap Year

    Yasmina speaks to Grace, a 19-year old from the USA, who has recently spent time volunteering and travelling around the world during her gap year between high school and university. Recorded in London's Kensington Palace Gardens, this is a candid conversation about the choices made by a young adult and her journey towards becoming who she wants to be. 

    12 May 2018, 12:13 am
  • 30 minutes 19 seconds
    EPISODE 3: Life of an Adult Third Culture Kid

    Yasmina examines the life and experiences of childhood friend Alex, an adult Third Culture Kid (TCK), who has never lived in the same country for more than four years. 

    27 April 2018, 11:00 am
  • 26 minutes 59 seconds
    EPISODE 2: Immigrant Song

    Ramin, an Iranian-Canadian who immigrated to Canada with his family in the mid 1990s, talks about what it was like growing up in a foreign culture, adapting to new surroundings and his path to making it his home. This is the universal story of a young immigrant, the outsider, the stranger in a strange land.  

    13 April 2018, 11:00 am
  • 33 minutes 3 seconds
    EPISODE 1: On the Front Lines of a Humanitarian Crisis

    Kyle Degraw talks about his experience working in the field during humanitarian crises, telling the stories of the people in need of the world's attention. 

    1 April 2018, 1:23 am
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