Stories of the Human Journey



Tolu Olubunmi

Tolu Olubunmi, Host

Tolu Olubumi has established and led numerous organizations and campaigns focused on immigrant integration, employment, access to technology and education. She serves as Special Appointee to the United Nations Department of Public Information, and is a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Migration at the World Economic Forum.

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Richard Davies, Executive Producer 

Richard is a journalist with world-class experience. For three decades he reported for ABC News from 35 states and four continents. He covered wars, presidential campaigns, financial markets, weather emergencies and two royal weddings in London. Today Richard runs the podcast production and consulting firm, DaviesContent and is co-host of  the solutions journalism podcast "How Do We Fix It?"

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Miranda Shafer, Audio Editor

Miranda Shafer has engineered and edited audio since 2008. She has worked at WNYC and currently produces the weekly podcast How Do We Fix It, hosted by Richard Davies and Jim Meigs.  Her website is


Ahmed Badr, former Host

Ahmed is a 19 year old writer, social entrepreneur, poet, and former refugee from Iraq. After his home in Baghdad was bombed by militia troops, Ahmed and his family relocated to Syria as refugees for two and a half years before receiving approval to move to the United States.

Ahmed is the founder of Narratio, a global platform for youth empowerment through creative expression. With work featured by InstagramNPRThe Huffington PostAdobeUnited Nations, and others, Ahmed explores the intersection between creativity, the refugee experience, and youth empowerment.