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We engage trailblazing activists, artists, writers, and academics, discussing new projects and ideas at the intersection of politics, art, and social change. Your generous support enables us to partner with community and amplify ideas that fly below the radar.

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The Below the Radar Podcast Fund will support the podcast's activities and associated public events with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

Since 2018, with over 230 episodes, our listenership has grown to over 110,000 and that number increases with each new episode. Listened to in over 50 countries every month, Below the Radar serves as a storytelling platform and vehicle for community engagement and knowledge mobilization, creating space for guests within and beyond our community to share their unique knowledge and insights. Engaged conversations with guests including community organizers, faculty members, activists, artists, students, and others whose ways of working, organizing and thinking represent valuable and creative interventions in knowledge production and emergent forms of research-in-progress. Below the Radar gives new perspectives on pressing and intractable issues.

The Below the Radar podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and is hosted on the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

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Below the Radar Podcasting Report 2023

"Through conversations with Am Johal, Below the Radar’s regular host, or a roster of guest-hosts, academic discourses and community voices are made immediate, relevant and accessible beyond traditional university circles. On the podcast, we regularly speak with SFU faculty and local researchers across disciplines that are doing work with a social and cultural impact."

Democratic Futures: SFU VOCE 2011-2022 Report

"Collaboration with our community partners has allowed us to hold space for conversation, art-making and learning that expands beyond the walls of the University. When SFU VOCE first arrived on the scene, SFU’s Vancouver campus had newly expanded into the redeveloped Woodward’s complex. Emerging in the context of a contested space with deep history, it was the openness of organizations who were deeply embedded in the neighbourhood — and the relationships we forged together — that brought life to the work."

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