Frederica Boswell began her career at the BBC World Service in London, where she produced Focus on Africa, Network Africa and Africa Have Your Say from Bush House, and spent two years reporting from Zanzibar. In Washington, DC, Boswell joined NPR’s Morning Edition and later Tell Me More. She also spent a year traveling around the US with NPR host Michel Martin to produce the live events series, "Going There," where they addressed issues like racial tensions in Ferguson, football and ethics in Dallas, voting rights in Charlotte, and immigration in Miami. Now based in Dubai and producing the Tiny Spark podcast, Boswell has also made feature-length radio documentaries for the BBC on topics as diverse as heroin addiction, traditional Taarab music, and cricket in the UAE.
Shannon Mouillesseaux was violently assaulted a decade ago in Sri Lanka while working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Of course, the attack itself was deeply traumatic, but Mouillesseaux says the way she was treated by UNHCR in the aftermath was even more damaging.