Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia

9/12/2017, 5:45:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
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<p class="p1">This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast <a href="http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510324/rough-translation"><em>Rough Translation</em>.</a></p> <p class="p1">Mohammed was having the best six months of his life - working a job he loved, making mixtapes for his sweetheart - when the communist Somali regime perp-walked him out of his own home, and sentenced him to a lifetime of solitary confinement.  With only concrete walls and cockroaches to keep him company, Mohammed felt miserable, alone, despondent.  But then one day, eight months into his sentence, he heard a whisper, a whisper that would open up a portal to - of all places and times - 19th century Russia, and that would teach him how to live and love again. </p> <p class="p1">Support Radiolab today at <a href="https://pledge3.wnyc.org/donate/radiolab-it/onestep/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=radiolab-redirect&amp;utm_campaign=pledge&amp;utm_content=show-notes%20%20%20%20%20%20" target="_blank" title="Pledge">Radiolab.org/donate</a>.</p>