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Conversations with Fijian blogger Isabella Naiduki who is currently living in the UK with her husband and 3 children. In this podcast she shares their experience as a Fijian family living so far away from their idyllic island home.


December 16, 2019

Forgotten Voices

In this episode, host Isabella Naiduki shares about her grandfather's influence with her love for creative writing. She speaks about forgetting his voice and that of her mother's and the memories that come with trying to remember their voices. Isabella also shares a spoken word piece called Dark Thoughts that she wrote when she lost her mother and how she used creative writing to help with peeling away the layers of grief that came with the loss.

Music for this podcast is from:https://filmmusic.io "Relaxing Piano Music" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) & Birds in Kalopa State Park by Tom Benedict


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December 14, 2019

Translating Faith Into Action

In this episode, host Isabella Naiduki talks with Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Director Operations for Credo Global, a UK based Think-Tank which is part of a UK charity, New Sight International. We hear how Salanieta shares about her faith and also her professional & personal journey that has led her to where she is today.

(Music from https://filmmusic.io "Perspectives" & "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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December 5, 2019

How Valuable Is Talanoa?

In this episode, host Isabella Naiduki speaks about the value and importance of using the method of Talanoa as a reasearch tool in academic writing. At the end of the podcast there is a poem written and recited by Fijian poet & activist Peter Sipeli, titled - Talanoa. (Sounds used in this podcasts are - Birds in Kalopa State Park by Tom Benedict & Storm by David Juradoh, all made possible by the website freesounds.org)

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In this episode Isabella and Nev discuss their parenting experience with regards to their children's access to technology and also social media. 

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In today's episode Isabella chats about the importance of the Fijian vernacular and also shares her experience as a parent trying to navigate through the difficulties of preserving the language with her own children whilst living abroad, she is joined by her 15yo daughter who shares her experiences also

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In this episode Isabella & Nev chat about money and how their different upbringings in Fiji has shaped their spending & saving habits as adults and also parents now living in the UK.

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An introduction to my podcast channel where I share the reason behind starting my blog & podcast and also chat to my husband about his army life experience.

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