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Hacking Hunger

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Hidden, human stories about food on the front lines of hunger. Produced by World Food Program USA.

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Hidden, human stories about food on the front lines of hunger. Produced by World Food Program USA.

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terrific podcast

By hacking hunger fan - Aug 04 2017
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This is a great podcast with well-done interviews that will fascinate anyone interested in food, nutrition or the work that the UN World Food Programme and other NGOs do overseas

Something new to learn every episode

By Nutrition enthusiast - Jul 28 2017
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Recommend!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
1
0
1
1

terrific podcast

By hacking hunger fan - Aug 04 2017
Read more
This is a great podcast with well-done interviews that will fascinate anyone interested in food, nutrition or the work that the UN World Food Programme and other NGOs do overseas

Something new to learn every episode

By Nutrition enthusiast - Jul 28 2017
Read more
Recommend!
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Hacking Hunger

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Hidden, human stories about food on the front lines of hunger. Produced by World Food Program USA.

Rank #1: Episode 1: Journalist Roger Thurow on Hunger in a Post 9/11 World

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We're joined today by Roger Thurow, an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled across the globe reporting on food security, agriculture and humanitarian issues. We spoke to Roger about his experience in the field, how 9/11 led him to cover global hunger issues, and his motto: “Outrage and inspire.”  Music Featured: Modest Mouse, "Float On"       

Sep 30 2015
29 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 2: Debunking hunger myths with WFP USA's Allan Jury

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In this segment of Hacking Hunger podcast, Allan Jury, WFP USA's Public Policy Vice President and food security "Yoda" debunks some of the pernicious myths about global hunger and explains how agencies like the World Food Programme are making progress. 

Nov 24 2015
18 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 14: Inside a Syrian Kitchen

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Journalist Dalia Mortada may have been born and raised in the U.S., but she grew up in a Syrian kitchen. As a child, she savored aromas and flavors like orange blossom, tamarind syrup and cardamom -- tastes that would define her childhood and seal her identity as a Syrian-American. M.J. talks to Dalia about the inspiration behind her new project, Savoring Syria, and how she’s using food to spark a deeper conversation about a country torn apart by conflict.

Nov 18 2016
17 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 18: The F-Word

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Famine paints an unspeakable picture: Families desperate for food, children dying of hunger, an urgent need for life-saving aid. The recent declaration of famine in South Sudan reveals the tragic consequences of war—and how the gradual collapse of a country can drive people into starvation. M.J. talks to Rose Ogola, a World Vision staffer in South Sudan, and Challiss McDonough, a World Food Programme staffer, about the human toll of famine, what’s at stake for the world’s youngest nation and what you can do today to help save the lives of innocent children.

Mar 11 2017
15 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 27: The Logistics of Hope

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Diko Amariah has been on both sides of humanitarian aid, first as a child refugee and now as an aid worker in South Sudan, where five years of conflict have pushed millions of people—especially women and girls—to the brink of famine. M.J. talks to Diko about delivering emergency supplies in one of the world's most dangerous conflict zones and how she maintains faith in a brighter future for her country.

Apr 30 2018
11 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 25: Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

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When violence in Myanmar sparked a mass exodus last August, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled for the border. Today, the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has become the world’s largest refugee camp, hosting more than 1 million people. M.J. talks to one aid worker who’s been on the ground since the beginning of the crisis—and hears about a new threat that now looms.

Feb 14 2018
7 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 20: The Forgotten Food Waste Crisis

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In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, farmers can expect to lose nearly half of their harvest before it even leaves the farm. M.J. talks to the World Food Programme’s Brett Rierson about why — and how “tupperware for crops” could change the way the world’s small-scale farmers do business.

Jun 26 2017
18 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 17: A Love Story That Is Feeding the World

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Lovebirds Poonam Kaushal and Nishkaam Mehta are getting hitched this Valentine’s Day. Instead of throwing a big wedding, they teamed up with friends, family and perfect strangers to create an unconventional wedding gift using the world’s first hunger-fighting smartphone app. As they prepare to tie the knot in four days, M.J. talks to Poonam and Nishkaam about their “Million Meals for Love” campaign and explains how you can be part of their big day by changing the life of a hungry child.

Feb 10 2017
13 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 5: The Zero Hunger Generation

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Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the U.S. Today, they outnumber baby boomers by nearly 8 million people. And the United Nations has tasked this generation with tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time - ending hunger by 2030. We talk with five students of the “Zero Hunger Generation” who attended last month’s Universities Fighting World Hunger summit in Missouri about who they are, what they believe, and what they’re doing to rise to the occasion. One of these students is Cedric Habiyaremye, whose childhood as a former refugee led him to a career in agriculture.

Mar 18 2016
16 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 10: Empower a Woman, Feed a Generation

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If women farmers had the same access to resources like capital, markets and training as their male counterparts, the number of hungry people worldwide could drop by nearly 20 percent, according to the United Nations. M.J. talks to Lisa Curtis, co-founder of Kuli Kuli Foods, about how building a U.S. market for a “miracle crop” called moringa is empowering women farmers in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to grow, sell and consume what some believe could be the next kale or quinoa.

Sep 06 2016
13 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 11: Pinpointing Hunger with Mobile Phones

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When violence or natural disaster strikes vulnerable communities, good data on the hunger that often results can be hard to come by. For aid workers, knowing where food is scarce and how families are coping is crucial to alleviate suffering. M.J. talks to Jean-Martin Bauer, founder of the World Food Programme’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) unit, about how mobile phones in the most remote and dangerous corners of our world are changing how we understand and fight hunger.

Sep 16 2016
22 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 3: On the Front Lines of Hunger and War in Syria

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We speak with Dina el-Kassaby, one of the WFP's Communications Officers based in Cairo, about how the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have impacted ordinary families throughout the region.

Dec 12 2015
34 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 28: Survival in the Sahel

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The Sahel of Africa has always been an unforgiving landscape, but now families in the region are facing two growing threats at the same time: Climate change and conflict. Boko Haram’s campaign of terror has displaced thousands of people as farmers and pastoralists clash over access to shrinking land. M.J. takes you to Niger, a country in the Sahel where families are fighting for their lives—and a better future for their children.

May 31 2018
10 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 30: A Nation on the Brink of Famine

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Years of conflict have pushed Yemen to the edge of famine. There are 8 million people in the country suffering from severe hunger, and intensifying violence could bring this number to 12 million. WFP’s Yemen Country Director, Stephen Anderson, talks about his experience on the ground in Yemen. He shares the stories of Yemenis struggling to feed their families, and how WFP is doing whatever it takes to deliver food and nutrition to the people who need it the most.

Oct 18 2018
13 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 29: A Storytellers Farewell

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In her final episode as host, M.J. Altman turns the mic over to three women in Guatemala, Chad and Jordan who share their own stories in their own languages as part of a unique project from the U.N. World Food Programme known as Storytellers.

Jun 25 2018
10 mins
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