Foreign Policy Playlist


Tunisia: The Genesis of the Arab Spring

In this episode of Foreign Policy Playlist, we feature Revolution 1, a new podcast that delves into the story of the Tunisian Uprising by talking to the people who lived through it.

Ten years after the uprising, FP’s Jonathan Tepperman talks with Erin Brown and Cyrus Roedel, the pair behind the new podcast. They discuss their journey to Tunisia in search of people directly connected to the events that kicked off the Arab Spring and led to the fall of Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

The featured episode highlights the story of Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor whose act of self-immolation was the catalyst for widespread protests.

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