Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Pod Hostage Diplomacy

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

Free Benjamin Briere, French hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Sept. 28, 2022

French citizen and tourist, Benjamin Briere has been held hostage in Iran since May 2020. He has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a crime he did not commit. On the day of his sentencing, the French Foreign Ministr…

Free Shahab Dalili, American hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Sept. 14, 2022

Shahab Dalili is a US permanent resident from Virginia. His wife and children are all US citizens. In April 2016, Shahab went to Tehran to attend his father’s funeral. He was then arrested and has been wrongfully imprisoned …

SITREP Pod 2: Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Aug. 31, 2022

Australian citizen and Irish resident, Robert Pether has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iraq since 7 April 2021. He and his colleague, Khalid Radwan were both detained in Baghdad after they went to Iraq to resolve a business …

SITREP Pod 2: Free Paul Whelan, American held in Russia | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Aug. 17, 2022

The United States government has put forward an offer to the Russian authorities to secure the release of two wrongfully detained Americans in the country – Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner. Paul Whelan is a former US Marine …

Free Jose Pereira, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Aug. 3, 2022

US permanent resident, Jose Pereira from Texas was former acting President and CEO of CITGO Petroleum. In November 2017 shortly before Thanksgiving, Jose was arrested in Caracas while he was there for a business meeting with…

Trevor Reed Is Home. Now It’s Time To Heal | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

May 18, 2022

Three weeks ago on 27th April, Trevor Reed was freed in a prisoner swap deal between the United States and Russia. Trevor is an American citizen and former US Marine who was wrongfully imprisoned in Russia since 16 August 20…