Lidia Jean Kott

Lidia Jean Kott is a former producer of the BBC World Service program Boston Calling, and also formerly a producer for PRI's The World.

Lidia Jean Kott is a former producer of the BBC World Service program Boston Calling, and also formerly a producer for PRI's The World.

asylum-seekers sing in a church choir

How a small church in Massachusetts became a destination for LGBTQ asylum-seekers from all over the world

A small church in Massachusetts is making a big impact on asylum-seekers with its LGBT Task Force.

You step into this container, and connect with someone through video conference, in an identical container, somewhere else in the world.

How a golden shipping container became one man’s portal to the world

rucks transporting snow are seen on their way to a snow melting plant

Here’s what more than a month’s worth of snow in Moscow looks like

Kim Høegh-Dam is the founder of Iluliaq Seafood A/S.

Fishermen in Greenland are doing better than ever. That might be thanks to climate change.

Lydia and her sister at Mass Firearms School, in Holliston, Massachusetts

Two Greek immigrant sisters, two takes on American gun culture

Darth Vader and Imperial Officer. Costume Design by John Mollo. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

The military history behind the Star Wars costumes

John Mollo, the Star Wars costume designer who died recently at age 87, was a military history buff.

David-Jon

This is a story about the origins of Antifa

Antifa became the buzzword of the summer after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville. But where did this word come from and how did Antifa become a movement in the US? Find out.

Rescue dog Frida looks on while working after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico September 22, 2017.

A rescue dog named Frida has become a national hero in Mexico

Over the course of her career, she’s rescued 12 people after earthquakes and other disasters in Mexico, Haiti and Ecuador.

Lesego Legobane

He trolled a plus-size model on Twitter. She had the perfect comeback.

“It’s crazy that those four words were so impactful,” says Lesego Legobane. “I didn’t even dream of getting 10 retweets.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to the people during a parade in Pyongyang July 27, 2013.

Who trades with North Korea?

More countries than you might expect.