Torn Between Two Countries
How Majid Rafizadeh overcame the challenges of a Syrian-Iranian dual identity to become an award-winning scholar at Harvard. Plus, the man who created an elephant orchestra.
Majid Rafizadeh talks about the challenges he has faced because of his dual identity as a Syrian-Iranian. Also on the programme, neuro-scientist and musician Dave Soldier explains how he created an elephant orchestra at a Thai conservation centre. And, on the subject of music listen to Nicholas McCarthy, the first one-armed pianist to ever graduate from the Royal College of Music in London, plus a report from an international contortion convention in Germany.