Episode 6: Voluntary Insanity, Part 2 (Jamie El-Banna)
This is part two of a two-part interview with Jamie El-Banna, founder of the volunteer group, It’s Not Just Mud. Jamie tells us about working within the bounds of Japanese society, the problems behind big relief organizations such as the Red Cross, and how he helps other organizations who might have a lot in the enthusiasm and money department, but not so much in the know-how. He also reveals his secret identity as a real-life super hero - complete with power ring and super-cool ability to summon his team of fellow, um, disaster relief super heroes?
The Midnight Brew: “Voluntary Insanity, Part 2 (Jamie El-Banna)"
Episode 5 (December 4, 2014)
Show Notes for this Episode
Links of Interest:
- “Many evacuees still in temp housing” (The Japan Times)
- The more responsible food bank, Second Harvest
- “Too Many Cooks” (Adult Swim)
This week’s Midnight Brew trivia fact: the Japanese word for “food distribution” is “炊き出し" (takidashi), which literally means “to boil rice and hand it out”.