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The Spencer Lodge Podcast

Sep 20, 2021

Born in Kuwait to Palestinian refugee parents, Mostafa Salameh planned to become a hotel manager, not a mountain climber. But after having a vivid dream in 2004 of himself reciting the call to prayer from the world’s highest peak, Mostafa followed his calling and became the first Jordanian to climb Mount Everest in...


Sep 13, 2021

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first solo percussionist in history to sustain a full-time career despite being profoundly deaf since the age of 12. As a composer for film, theatre and television, she is a double GRAMMY award-winner and BAFTA nominee who has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors, and artists in...


Sep 6, 2021

Ethan Gutmann is a Human Rights Investigator, best known for his investigations into forced organ harvesting in China. Based on interviews with senior police officials and Chinese doctors who have killed prisoners on the operating table, Ethan has testified that the number of people killed for organs is upwards...


Aug 30, 2021

The #FreeBritney movement has brought attention to Britney Spears’13-year-long conservatorship battle and has raised questions about what conservatorships are, why they are necessary and who they benefit.

In this episode I am joined by Scott E. Rahn, a Los Angeles attorney specialising in conservatorships. Scott...


Aug 23, 2021

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. That day, 3,000 lives were lost when hijackers flew two airplanes into both the North and South Towers.

Today’s guest, Joseph Dittmar, was on the 105th floor of the South Tower when the plane hit....