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Samothraki: The Mysterious Island of the Great Gods

Samothraki is the place to go when looking for a different trip than the other Greek island vacation. This island is a unique, mysterious island as they say it is a very special place. The Sanctuary of the Great Gods and Winged Victory is the main ancient area of the island.  If you are tired […]

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First Episode of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETİKA

What was special about the Rebetika song?Rebetika is a musical genre that turns into a cultural heritage element from the music of a marginalized group, as a lifestyle, a subculture and a life perspective. Rebetika can be defined as the musical state of life. Sometimes a sweet however often bitter kind of music. The lyrics […]

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Teaser Trailer of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETİKA

Rebetika was the music of the Greek underground. The lyrics reflected their surroundings, poverty, pain, drug addiction, police oppression, prison, unrequited love, betrayal and hashish. It’s the lifestyle and perspective of a subculture stretching from Asia Minor to Greece, from Smyrna to Piraeus… The aim of the program is to introduce the rebetika artists who […]

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Balkan Beats 41 – Reaching out

Finding your inner peace or your mental fullness can be time-consuming, and sometimes disappointing, but this whole process can become much easier once you decide to reach out. Reaching out for help, support, and professional guidance is the key success factor, as this journey is demanding and hard. However, in a society full of stereotypes, […]

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Mental Health Without Borders Ep. 4 – Suicide

For more resources about suicide prevention go to:https://www.13reasonswhytoolkit.org/Today’s topic is a bit of a difficult one. We will talk about suicide and our personal stories. Venni is talking about his friend who committed twice with the second being sadly successful. Vaso will talk about her experience with depression, anxiety and being suicidal. Last but not […]

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Mental Health Without Borders. Ep. 3 – Anxiety

In this episode we talk about anxiety and how it affected our lives. Some of us are diagnosed with anxiety disorder, some of us take medication for it and chose psychotherapy others focused on a different approach. There is no right or wrong way, we are all different but if something isn’t effective we should […]

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Mental Health Without Borders: Ep. 2 – Covid and Lonileness

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This podcast will dive in to the topic of covid and lonileness. The topics will address how an old lady in Finland lost it all and had to deal with so much pain all by herself, Vaso explaining of her own fear of people during Covid and Salome talking about how life changed for her […]

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Mental Health Without Borders: Ep.1 – Addictions

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Mental Health Without Borders – Episode 1: Addictions This series of podcast will focus on different aspects of mental health such as addictions and loneliness and combine the different stories from Georgia, Greece and Finland. In this first episode we introduce ourselves and we talk about addictions: phone, cigarette and gambling and how they all […]

Balkan Beats 40 – Art Is

Art is something that needs to have a meaning, a message. “Why?” I would ask. Personally I don’t think so, I think you can find art everywhere, and the perception we have about the world around us is extremely subjective: something that has a meaning for me can be totally empty and meaningless for someone […]