Macer Gifford is a military officer, aid worker, human rights activist, anti-ISIS campaigner, and a British former currency trader.

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BONUS : Best of 2019
Welcome to the Best Of the Book Club for this year! Features clips from - Johann Hari Ben Elton Emily Maitlis Gyles Brandreth Macer Gifford Anita Anand Mark Bright Talat Ahmed & Kavita Puri Jacqui Smith Damian Barr Paul Mason Jacob Rees-Mogg Tom Bradby Rod Liddle Matt Stadlen From Iain and Producer Travis, we at the Book Club wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
Episode 6 - Macer Gifford: The Return to Raqqa
Quilliam International's Director of Policy, David Toube speaks to Macer Gifford, Human rights activist & anti-ISIS campaigner. He fought in Raqqa with the MFS (Syriac Military Council) and served for 3 years in the YPG. Support our civil society movement against extremism by joining Quilliam Circle www.quilliaminternational.com/circle
Episode 5 - Macer Gifford: The Call of the Kurds
Quilliam International's Director of Policy, David Toube speaks to Macer Gifford, Human rights activist & anti-ISIS campaigner. He fought in Raqqa with the MFS (Syriac Military Council) and served for 3 years in the YPG. "All of a sudden as the years went past, I was struck by international events - what was happening in the Middle East and the rise of the Islamic State, the fall of Mosul. Suddenly the girls (were in) cages, the Yazidis were trapped on Sinjar mountain and it came almost in a flood and hit me. I started to remember what drove me in university, what drove me in the past and I had a real desire to go out and do something." Support our civil society movement against extremism by joining Quilliam Circle www.quilliaminternational.com/circle
BONUS : Macer Gifford
Welcome to this Bonus chapter of the Book Club podcast. This interview was first broadcast 19th February 2019 on LBC. Iain speaks to Macer Gifford, a former currency trader who travelled to Syria to fight with the Kurdish YPG militia against the Islamic State group. This is one of the most fascinating interviews you're likely to hear and we just had to share it with you. This podcast may not be directly about a book but we wouldn't be surprised if this story isn't turned into one in the coming years! If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's political (and funny!) podcast with Jacqui Smith. Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com
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Location
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
3 hours, 50 minutes