What Shall We Do About...?

25. Willful Ignorance w/ Sophie McNeill

How much do you know about the world you live in? Or maybe the question I should ask, is, how much do you choose to know about the world you live in? Don't get me wrong, at the moment our world is overwhelming. As this episode releases we're living through a pandemic, practicing self isolation, and we crave normality. And yet, in many parts of the globe, disruption has been happening for years - even decades. Often, I feel like we turn a blind eye to what's happening in our world, including atrocities. Sophie McNeill is an investigative reporter for Four Corners, and former Middle East correspondent for the ABC, and has been challenged deeply by what she has witnessed. Sophie is the perfect person to ask: What shall we do about willful ignorance and complacency? With so much happening in our own bubbles, how can we ensure we understand the situation of those who face injustice daily? You can find Sophie on Twitter @sophiemcneill, and her book We Can't Say We Didn't Know is available to order at HarperCollins. Thank you so much for listening to this podcast! If you enjoyed it, please hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts, or 'follow' on Spotify. Leaving a rating and review helps as well. You can follow the show on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you have an idea for a topic for the show send an email to whatshallwedopod@gmail.com. What Shall We Do About...? is hosted by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.


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