The Asylum Podcast

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Every year, thousands of LGBTQI people are forced to flee from the country where they live. In the Asylum podcast we meet people who have come to Sweden in the hope of finding a new home, a safe place, and peace.

Hosts are LGBTQI activists Samuel Girma and Lucy Amusugut, who both have personal experience of seeking asylum. Welcome to join us on this journey!

The Asylum podcast is in English.

Episode 1: The Home You Left

Episode 1 – The home you left

In the first episode we talk to people about their lives before they became asylum seekers. What was their everyday life like? What dreams did they have? What was it like being an LGBTQI person where they used to live? How did they realize they had to flee?

Episode 2 – The Journey

Episode 2 – The journey

In the second episode, we talk about how you make the decision to leave the country you live in.

Episode 3 – Coming to Sweden

Episode 3 – Coming to Sweden

In the third episode, we talk about those crucial first impressions of Sweden and Swedish authorities. We guide you through some dos and don´ts when applying for asylum, like how important it is to tell the Migration Agency that you are LGBTQI. We also talk about feeling unsafe at the housing provided by the Migration Agency, and get an insight into Abel’s asylum journey.  

Episode 4 – Meeting with the Authorities

Episode 4 – Meeting with the authorities

In the fourth episode, we talk about the application process at the Migration Agency and the importance of having a public counsel. What are the questions that you will have to answer, and is there a right way to answer them?