We work to free hostages and the unjustly detained worldwide. Together with their families, we share their stories and let you know how you can help. Host, Daren Nair has been campaigning with many of these families for years and will introduce you to some of the most courageous and resilient people among us, people who have never given up hope, people who will never stop working to reunite their families.

Recent Episodes

SITREP Pod: Free Jamshid Sharmahd, German citizen and US resident held hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Feb. 1, 2023

In July 2020, Jamshid Sharmahd was kidnapped in Dubai by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and taken to Iran where he is being held today. Jamshid is a German citizen and US resident who has lived in California for o…

SITREP Pod 2: Free Kai Li, American held in China | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Jan. 18, 2023

American citizen, Kai Li from New York has been wrongfully imprisoned in China since September 2016. The U.S. government has classified Kai as being “wrongfully detained” and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Det…

Peter Humphrey, British fraud investigator and ex-journalist previously held in China | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Jan. 4, 2023

British citizen, Peter Humphrey used to be a fraud investigator and a journalist based in China. Peter and his wife who is an American citizen co-founded the company, ChinaWhys which was a risk-advisory firm based in Shangha…

Brittney is free, Paul was left behind - again | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Dec. 21, 2022

On 8th December 2022, American citizen and WNBA athlete Brittney Griner was freed in a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia. Unfortunately, American citizen and Marine veteran Paul Whelan also held in Russia wa…

Free Jerrel Kenemore, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Dec. 7, 2022

Jerrel Kenemore, an American citizen from Dallas, Texas has been imprisoned in Venezuela since March this year. The U.S. State Department has classified him as “wrongfully detained”. Venezuela is notorious for taking innocen…

SITREP Pod 3: Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Nov. 23, 2022

Australian engineer and Irish resident, Robert Pether has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iraq since 7 April 2021 as a result of a commercial dispute between the Iraqi government and his Dubai-based employer, CME Consulting. T…

Free Eyvin Hernandez, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Nov. 9, 2022

Last month on 1st October, seven innocent Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned in Venezuela were released in a prisoner swap between the US and Venezuela. Eyvin Hernandez, an innocent American citizen who works for the L…