Pure Grit Podcast

Kylie Moore-Gilbert's Shocking Ordeal - Two Years in an Iranian Prison! - Part 1

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Prepare yourself for one of the most intense and eye-opening episodes of Pure Grit yet. Our guest, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, is nothing short of extraordinary. She is a Cambridge University scholar and was a lecturer for Middle Eastern Studies, history, and politics at Melbourne University. Life threw her a cruel twist when she was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and falsely sentenced to 10 years for espionage during a conference trip.

Over two agonizing years were spent in a minuscule cell, isolated and denied basic human rights. Many would have broken, but not Kylie. She exemplifies the term ‘Pure Grit,’ emerging from this ordeal not as a victim but as a survivor and an author. Her book, “The Uncaged Sky,” serves as a testament to her indomitable spirit and resilience.

In this episode, we venture deep into Kylie’s life journey. We discuss her childhood and the influences that led her to study the Middle East. We also delve into her horrific experience in Iran, navigating through the physical and psychological torture she endured. But the story doesn’t end there; Kylie is unflinchingly honest as we explore her life post-release. From finding new love to embarking on fresh beginnings, her tale is one of unyielding courage and inspiring transformation.

You won’t want to miss this riveting conversation, filled with highs and lows, despair and hope, and above all, an unwavering will to survive. This is more than just a podcast episode; it’s an exploration of the human spirit at its most resilient.

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