Borderline, a podcast for defiant global citizens

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol

Borderline is a (now concluded) podcast with 50+ in-depth interviews exploring lives lived across borders, immigration and globalisation. Guests included Jose Antonio Vargas, Amelia Gentleman, Ian Bremmer, Dina Nayeri, Wade Davis, Qian Julie Wang, Felix Marquardt, Ian Dunt, Geoffrey Cain and many more.

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Borderline was produced independently and supported by its members. Transistor is graciously hosting the archive. Thank you to all of them for their help and encouragement.

“Hearing it, it’s making me feel for the first time like I’m part of some sort of community.” (Lynn Chouman, global citizen)

“The podcast did exactly what podcasts at their best do: it informed and moved me at the same time. Brilliant.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)

"Finally someone dares talk positively about the millions of people whose life straddles multiple cultures and countries." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)

“A fascinating listen — it sheds light on ideas, issues and stories that affect all of us in an increasingly global world. I learn something new in every episode.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)

“Really thoughtful podcast which tells a unique and underrepresented perspective (…) Highly recommended for expats and global citizens alike.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)

“Great show! Compelling approach to a unique conversation.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)

“Compelling and insightful podcast – This podcast tales the listener around the world, with intriguing guests who share amazing life stories. Each episode offers a fascinating about identity, belonging and making a home in the world.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)

“Those who live through multiple countries and cultures are easily labeled as having no roots or no sense of home. This podcast does a great job at debunking that myth. Well done!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apple Podcasts review)


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Journalist, podcaster, media consultant. Telling stories & building better newsrooms. Writes The Lede. Ex- LinkedIn News, Le Figaro, The Cambodia Daily. 🎓 Mizzou '08, Birkbeck '25.