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The Rebel Matters Podcast is a show hosted by Ainle Ó Cairealláin since 2017. Episodes feature artists, activist, and scallywags from all walks of life, and include informal chats with guests and occasional solo-runs by Ainle. New releases are usually out on every second Friday and the show is completely funded by our supporters on Patreon to whom we are extremely grateful. Here you will find the full back catalogue of episodes, links to some of the most common podcast platforms where the show is available, our blog, and more about who is behind the show. You can also find the link to our Patreon page should you wish to help keep the Rebel Matters Podcast on the road!

Jun 24, 2022

We are back on the road! This is the first episode in a while after my 3 month spell living and working in the Aida refugee camp on @aclaipalestine Today’s guest on the show is Echlas Al-Azza, a Palestinian refugee with muscular atrophy living in the Alazza camp. Echlas is also my Arabic teacher whom I visited twice per week to start my Arabic learning journey. The Alazza camp is less than a 10 minute walk from the Aida camp, and Echlas has an amazing story to tell. As with many of the personal stories of Paletinina’s living under occupation, you might not even believe they are true unless you heard them straight from the source. In this episode Echlas talked about living with her disability, being intentionally hit by a settler in a car in 1995, her experience in hospital in the ’48 lands, learning English and German, becoming a teacher, her volunteer program. Echlas takes volunteers at her home in the Alazza camp to help her around the house, and also provides a kind of cultural exchange for volunteers who are staying with her learning about the political situation in Palestine, food, culture, language, and meeting with other organisations groups and individuals around the west bank. if you are interested in finding out more about Echlas’s volunteer program you can send her a message on Facebook (Echlas Al-Azza) drop her an email to 

Massive thank you to the supports and Patrons of the show for your patience during this break from episodes. You are a bunch of legends. We have some great episodes planned for the coming weeks and months and cant wait to share them with you. As usual this episode and all the rest of them are available to listen to for free on our website and all usual podcast platforms.