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On this week's bonus episode, Shereen is joined by the one and only Caitlin Stasey. After Shereen finishes gushing about how much she respects Caitlin and the work she does, we talk about her work as a feminist, actor, and creative, and how she utilizes her social media platforms to speak out and lift others up, including being the founder of herself.com. We also get real and personal, talking about queerness, sexuality, our (often critical) relationships with our bodies, and ultimately learning to love and accept yourself. In our opinion, she's the best example of a true feminist. We're so excited for y'all to get to know her! Keep up with her on instagram @caitlinjstasey69! 

We Are Free Women

In episode 72, the girls catch up about what it means to be "extremely hot." They also get into the women's commune in Syria, Freddie Mercury's background and the film Bohemian Rhapsody, and more! Keep listening to our bonus episodes - also tweet at us if y'all think the girls should interview each other!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Women in Syria Have Created a Feminist Commune Free of Patriarchy and Capitalism

2. Welcome to Jinwar, a women-only village in Syria that wants to smash the patriarchy

3. Jason Saenz GoFundMe

4. Freddie Mercury

5. Why Queen Was Really Reluctant To Do Bohemian Rhapsody At First

6. Freddie Mercury's story isn't exact in 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' But the film aims to blend truth and art.

7. Rami Malek, Catching Mercury

8. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Freddie Mercury

9. Queen star dies after Aids statement

10. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Asif Ali

In this bonus episode, Anna is joined by comedian and actor Asif Ali of Goatface comedy. They talk about the Goatface special that just dropped on Comedy Central. Then they get into his experiences working on the show, how his family felt about his comedy, his collaboration with his brothers, the current White House administration, and much more! Follow Asif on twitter and Instagram at @AliComedy. Also go watch the Goatface comedy special on Comedy Central now! 

We Are Descendants Of Hamsters

In episode 71, the girls get into their Thanksgiving experiences, how most of the hamsters in America descend from Syria, the ancient Syrian history in the Roman Empire that no one knows about, and more! They also read some reviews and emails! Is Mohammad Morsi actually Eugene Levy?? We don't know and need you to email us back and explain, Noura.

FOOTNOTES:

1. Golden hamster

2. Domestication of the Syrian hamster

3. Julia Domna

4. Julia Domna 2

5. Septimius Severus

6. Septimius Severus 2

7. Caracalla

8. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public (Discount code for 25% off: Hungry)

I Am Charlene deGuzman

Introducing our first bonus episode! Shereen is joined by the very loveable writer and actor Charlene deGuzman! We talk about how she made her inspiring and intimate debut feature film, Unlovable, as well as her relationship with herself, the emotional detachment of immigrant families, and overcoming sex and love addiction. We’re so excited to introduce her to our Ethnically Ambiguous fam! Make sure to follow her in everything she does, including hilarious tweets at @charstarlene

We Are Hungry

In episode 70, the girls get into FOOD! That's right, food! They break down all the different Persian food stew, rice and kabob dishes and then all the different types of Syrian food dishes! And they didn't eat before recording so everyone is out of their mind and very hungry! It's a yummy, yummy time!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Iranian cuisine

2. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

We Are Other

In episode 68, the girls are joined by their friend Lloyd Galbraith to break down all the midterm election results, the wonderful women of color who won in the elections, read an email from a listener and give some advice on white friends fetishizing your culture, body dysmorphia, and so much more! Buy our new merch on the Tee Public site!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Proposition 10: California’s proposal to strengthen rent control defeated at the polls

2. Senate Election Results: Republicans Keep Majority

3. 2018 midterm elections sets record for women in Congress

4. US mid-terms 2018: Florida senate race recount triggered

5. Mid-terms 2018: Why the fight isn't over in Georgia

6. Florida elects first Iranian-American state lawmaker

7. West Bank kin cheer first Palestinian-American woman in U.S. Congress

8. Subvrt Mag - Alternative fashion & lifestyle publication

9. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch

We Are Spy Lords

In episode 67, the girls talk about Shereen's sister's engagement party, the Saudi official and more sketchy figures who met with the Trump administration over a year ago do discuss taking down the regime in Iran, Lena Dunham's uninformed decisions to take on the Syrian refugee story, and more! Buy our new "I'm With The Banned" merch! Woohoo!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Saudi Spy Met With Team Trump About Taking Down Iran

2. Khashoggi case: All previous updates

3. Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

4. Inside the Mysterious Intelligence Firm Now in Mueller’s Sights

5. How 2 Gulf Monarchies Sought to Influence the White House
6. Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi’s murder was premeditated. Fine. Who premeditated it?

7. Saudi Arabia fires 5 top officials, arrests 18 Saudis, saying Khashoggi was killed in fight at consulate

8. Yemen Girl Who Turned World’s Eyes to Famine Is Dead

9. U.N. warns half Yemen's people could soon be on brink of famine

10. Re-telling other people’s stories isn’t allyship, Lena Dunham – it’s classic white feminism

11. Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Drama ‘A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea’ for Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams

12. Who Gets to Tell Other People’s Stories?

13. People Are Perplexed Why Lena Dunham Has Been Tapped To Adapt A Syrian Refugee Drama From Steven Spielberg

14. Lena Dunham under fire for writing movie about stranded Syrian refugee

15. Lena Dunham tapped to write screenplay about Syrian refugee, internet laughs and laughs

16. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch!

We Are Never Going To Saudi Arabia

In episode 65, the girls are back on their news game! They start by talking about blatant racism in the work place, abnormal uterine bleeding, and then get into Israel detaining students who participate in the BDS movement, the killing of a Palestinian woman by illegal Israeli settlers, the aftermath of boycotting a Lorde concert in Tel Aviv, an article about terrifying American mercenaries who are hired to kill in the Middle East, a break down of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates
2. Turkish officials say a Saudi murder squad is behind journalist's death
3. Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership
4. Khashoggi was murdered, Saudis did it, leading Republican says
5. Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi
6. Khashoggi Disappearance Is Part of a Ruthless Saudi Campaign to Crush Dissent
7. Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light
8. Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Saudi crown prince 'denies involvement'
9. Saudi Arabia threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
10. Saudi crown prince vows wider probes into Khashoggi case but still denies knowledge of journalist’s fate, Trump says
11. American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East
12. Turkey releases passport scans of men it says were involved in journalist’s killing
13. Florida student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support
14. Help Justine and Nadia raise money for Mental Health in Gaza
15. Lorde concert boycott: New Zealanders fined by Israel raise thousands for Gaza
16. Palestinian woman dies after 'settlers' stone car in West Bank
17. Aisha al-Rawbi's husband says he is not after revenge

We Are The Temple Fires

In episode 64, the girls are joined by activist and actor Behzad Dabu to discuss his families background as Zoroastrians in India, a break down of the religion and how it works, his activism through the non-profit he co-found (The Chicago Inclusion Project), his experience acting on stage (Disgraced) versus television (The Chi, How To Get Away With Murder), his parents encouraging his artistic endeavors, and much more! Follow Behzad on Twitter and Instagram at @BehzadDabu. 

We Are Vibing

In episode 63, the girls are joined by comedian/performer/writer/producer/creative executive and host of the Kinda Dating Podcast Natasha Chandel to discuss her experiences growing up in Canada with Indian parents. She talks about what got her to New York and a job at MTV News along with all her struggles with her traditional parents along the way. The girls all viiiiiiiibe about their lives growing up with immigrant parents and the roller coaster it can be at times. Also buy our merch on Tee Public! New designs coming! Also if you have a design idea, send it on over! 

We Are The New Tork Times

It's episode 62 and the girls are blessed to be joined by New York Times video producer and Iranian Tork Nilo Tabrizy to talk about her upbringing in Vancouver, Canada, to her interest in journalism, her work at Vice, Al Jazeera, and what brought her to the New York Times, and more! They even cover her love of poetry and the book she is working on. They also break down with it means to 'work' in Iran and where the word comes from. It's a fun time and we really recommend it! (duh!) Also buy our merch on Tee Public! New designs coming! Also if you have a design idea, send it on over! 

We Are Tinder Soldiers

In episode 61, the girls have a less conventional episode where they discuss tattoo's and cultural appropriation, an email from a listener who has some mixed feelings about a questionable man that she dated, and another email from a listener in Israel who breaks down daily life for us. Give it a listen! Also give us a five star rating (no less) and a nice review! Happy ketosis!

FOOTNOTES:

1. The Story Behind Madonna's Silver Horns At The VMAs

2. Kamil’s tattoo says “Kamil The Polish” in Arabic... that is all.

3. Arab Appropriation

4. Kanye West's Tweet in Farsi

We Are A Tasty Dessert

In episode 60, the girls catch up about their weeks, and then talk about the sanctions that are currently strangling Iran and it's economy, now China has started a detention camp for Muslim's in it's country, and on a much lighter note: tasty Middle Eastern desserts we grew up eating as kids. Woohoo! Buy our merch! Rate and review! 5 Stars, no less!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Diaper Dilemma Grips Iranians As Economy, Currency Slide

2. Iran’s options to face down US oil sanctions

3. China Declared Islam a Contagious Disease – and Quarantined 1 Million Muslims

4. U.N. accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in a secret web of detention centers

5. U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps

6. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch

We Are Queens

In episode 58, the girls talk about their experiences at white weddings versus Middle Eastern weddings, the song Toto by Africa, the history of Queen Noor of Jordan, the UK's Labour Party adopting the IHRA's definition of anti-semitism but with some caveats that allows them to be critical of Israel, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Queen Noor of Jordan

2. Jordan's Queen Noor speaks of humanity for refugees at Elgin forum

3. WATCH: Queen Noor Of Jordan: Open Your Heart And Mind To Syrian Refugees | For The Record | MSNBC

4. Queen Noor of Jordan WIKIPEDIA

5. Does anti-Israel mean anti-Semitism?

6. UK: Labour Party adopts IHRA anti-Semitism code in full

7. Working Definition of Antisemitism

8. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS FINE WITH ANTI-SEMITES — AS LONG AS THEY SUPPORT ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION

We Are The Evil Eye

In episode 58, the girls are joined by Jewish-American comedian Alison Stevenson to talk about her experience growing up with an Israeli mother and going on to Israel to visit her family, why she avoids talking about politics in her comedy, how the evil eye has been a very prominent symbol in her life, and more! Also the three of them talk about Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's comments about the choices of Iranians, how France wants to boycott a Gap ad because of a girl in a hijab, a Muslim women being forced to show bloody pad to TSA, and more!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Iranians' Choice? 'No, Mr. Foreign Minister, We Didn't Choose This Path'

2. A Gap ad with a girl in a hijab shows how differently the US and France view personal liberty

3. Muslim woman forced to show officials her pad during airport screening

4. Eat Me by Alison Stevenson

5. V Single Podcast By Alexandra Tweten & Alison Stevenson

6. Alison Stevenson on Twitter

7. Alison Stevenson on Instagram 

We Are Mitra Jouhari

In episode 57, the girls are joined by comedian Mitra Jouhari to talk about her upbringing in Ohio, how her father came to America, her experience finding her way to New York and starting to do comedy, her time spent in Iran, projects she is currently working on, and more! Great times! Very fun! Enjoyable! Big laughs! Heehee!

FOOTNOTES:

1. A Fashion Improvisation With Three Busy Debras

2. F1

3. REDUCTRESS AUTHOR ARCHIVES FOR MITRA JOUHARI

4. Mitra Jouhari on Twitter

5. Mitra Jouhari on Instagram