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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

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FOOC 15 June 2013: A Demo a Day

June 15th, 2013

Episode 399 of 818 episodes

A passion for protest: street demonstrations, rarely permitted in the days of President Mubarak, have become common in Cairo and Egypt's other cities; Aleem Maqbool sets out to see if he can find a demo a day. Phil Goodwin on how war has changed Syria from a hospitable, friendly place into one that's brutal, paranoid and vicious. A meeting critical to the future of Detroit - Jonny Dymond on a great American city poised on the edge of bankruptcy. Peter Meanwell meets cross-dressing musicians in Equatorial Guinea and tucks in to crocodile in chocolate sauce. And a snake guarding a pot of gold? Jane Dyson says it's one of the less alarming ghosts believed to reside in the forests of the Himalayas.

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