In episode 86, the girls are at it again! They get into Israel militarizing children, how Saudi Arabia claims they're going to get rid of their male guardianship laws, and some personal talk about intimacy and relationships. Anna is wearing a velour tracksuit! Ace Biscuits is wearing a Hawaiian shirt! Shereen is losing her mind!
This week Shereen is joined by her amazing friend, producer, and writer Melisa D. Monts! They discuss her growing up and going to school in Arkansas, how she got her start as a producer of both film and podcasts, and the importance of inclusion and racial diversity. Melisa inspires us endlessly; the episode was such a great and much needed conversation and we're so happy to introduce her to our EA family! Listen to the awesome podcasts that she produces and keep up with her on Instagram and Twitter @SheIsNotMelissa!
In episode 85, the girls spend the entire episode breaking down why we must stand with Ilhan Omar and how the United States has been ignoring the blatant murder of Palestinians. We stand by Ilhan Omar and you should too!
This week's bonus episode is a fun-filled time with very special guest Anna Salinas! She's an artist, writer, and performer who also happens to be an absolute joy to be around. The girls talk about Anna's mixed-race heritage (spoiler alert: she's Aquaman), her parents' love story, her childhood dreams of being a journalist and experience with Teach For America. They also discuss the power of social media and how Anna's life eventually led her to art and drawing comics, particularly centered on mental health. Keep up with Anna and her work on Twitter and Instagram: @badcomixbyanna
In episode 84, the girls get into Mister Rogers and what a great guy he was, the indictment of Benjamin Netanyahu and his potential new opposition for prime minister elections, the feud between Pakistan and India, and more! They also try and figure out why Ariana Grande has no furniture in her home! Listen now! Also check us out on Pod Is A Woman!! Whoop!
In this bonus episode Anna is joined by comedian and improviser Kimia Behpoornia to talk about her experiences growing up with Iranian parents in Los Angeles! They get into her joy for following the rules, dealing with her body hair, deciding to get into comedy, coming out as queer to her family, and so much more! Kimia is a true delight and everyone should be following her work! Follow her on Instagram at @childclown and on Twitter at @childclown_. SHE IS THE BEST!!
In episode 83, the girls hype up Anna's new puppy Ace Biscuits! Then they get into a trans woman in Columbia helping out trans sex workers from Venezuela, Saudi sisters getting stuck in Hong Kong when trying to escape, France declaring anti-semitism the same as anti-zionism, and more! RIP Brody Stevens!
In this wonderful bonus episode, Anna and Shereen by comedian and Couples Therapy co-host Naomi Ekperigin! They get into his her upbringing by a single mother in New York City, attending a mostly white private school and coming into her own, her experience coming up in the comedy world, and so much more! Naomi is a strong, beautiful woman and we are obsessed with her!! Follow her on Twitter at @Blacktress and on Instagram at @BlacktressComedy! Also check out her podcast Couples Therapy on this very same network! Do it!!
In episode 82, Anna and Shereen start by talking about the television shows and movies they grew up watching, then they get into the backlash against Ilhan Omar's tweets about AIPAC, the film Capernaum, and more! It's a nice, concise, episode. We love it! Also go to our twitter and retweet the tweet below in our footnotes for a chance to win free merch! Whoop!
In this bonus episode, Anna is joined by activist, artist, and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Taz Ahmed to talk about her work in politics, how she came to create South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), what lead her to start the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast with her co-host, her Muslim Valentine Day cards, her relationship with her family, her time spent in Saudi Arabia, and so much more! She is the coolest and we recommend you check out her show, her v-day cards, and all her work which can be seen below! Follow her on Twitter at @TazzyStar.
In episode 81, the women are joined by the much esteemed actor Alfred Molina. The girls cannot believe it! He has been described as ethnically ambiguous his whole life so naturally he was the perfect fit for this show. He tells the girls all about his experiences growing up with immigrant parents in London, his realization that he wanted to be an actor, his struggle becoming a working actor, and so much more! This is a truly amazing episode and we thank Alfred for taking the time to join us. He is THE BEST!! Look out for Shereen and Anna's screenplay with Alfred's dream role in it!
The hilarious Ahamed Weinberg joins Anna and Shereen for this amazing bonus episode! After Shereen admits how much her mom loves Ahamed's comedy they get into Ahamed's journey into comedy, being raised by Muslim-converts on a hippie compound, being a practicing Muslim in America (and how it influences his work) and so much more! He's one of the funniest comedians out there; be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ahamedweinberg.
It's episode 80 and the girls are back at it again! We're all being watched! They start by hearing how Anna is just not having it, but the dog Andie makes her happy. Then they get into what is going on with Venezuela and their presidents, and a film made by Al Jazeera that has been suppressed because reveals how much Israel spies on US citizens. WE ARE ALL BEING WATCHED Y'ALL!!
This week's bonus episode is Shereen joined by Edgar Momplaisir! In addition to co-hosting Culture Kings, Edgar is also a comedian, writer, and performer who has a voice of velvet. His strict Adventist upbringing and relationship with his family is fascinating and there is a lot to pack here, and Shereen gets in deep. Love languages deep. This was such a fun episode to record and we love when our guests get personal - thank you so much to Edgar for opening up to us! Follow him around in person or on twitter @edgarmomplaisirand instagram @awfulgram.
In episode 79, the girls get into the Saudi sisters found dead in New York, Saudi Arabia's plan to become the number one entertainment hot spot, Israel evicting Palestinian families from their homes, tales of torture in Israel's prisons, depression, and more! Truly an uplifting episode. Buy merch and send us pics!! We will repost!
In this bonus episodes, the girls are joined by comic book illustrator, artist, and writer Sina Grace! They get into his upbringing by his Iranian mother, his experience coming out to her, being accused of emotional terrorism through gift giving, his work on Marvel's Iceman, and so much more! Follow Sina on Instagram and Twitter at @SinaGrace and check out his work at SinaGrace.com.
It's episode 78 and boy do the girls feel lightheaded (not really, just Anna) - anyway they talk about Trump's comments about "ISIS being defeated" (untrue), the harsh winter realities for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the feminist kitting circle in India challenging the patriarchal norms, and so much more! Also starting this week (the 23rd) our merch is on sale on Tee Public! Also send over any non-profit/charities/programs that we can donate t-shirt sales to!! WE LOVE YOU!
Our most packed bonus episode yet! This week Shereen is joined by the creators and hosts of the Arab Spring Break Comedy Show. Anna and Shereen both performed at the first Arab Spring Break show back in November and it was an inclusive and inspiring night; we can't wait for y'all to meet the amazing hosts behind it all! Shereen talks to Claude, Maya, and Winston about how they formed Arab Spring Break, their Middle-Eastern centered comedy show, and the importance of the show in our society. Their stories are perfect for the Ethnically Ambiguous family and we encourage everyone to check out their work! Stay in the loop and follow our extended fam: IG: @ArabSpringBreakComedy / FB: @ArabSpringBreak
In episode 77, the girls get into how George HW Bush was indirectly the reason 9/11 happened, how Dick Cheney is behind ISIS, a metaphor about insurgency and Humboldt County's history with marijuana, and a man who plays cello at bomb sites around Iraq. They also tell a story about the time they went on a true 4th of July adventure! GREAT TIMES!! KEEP LISTENING! TELL A FRIEND!!! WE LOVE Y'ALL!!
In this bonus episode, Anna and Shereen are joined by comedian Sofiya Alexandra to talk about her immigration to America from Ukraine as a young child, her experience growing up in Los Angeles, that one time she was arrested at a protest in Washington DC, and so much more! It's a lovely episode with one of the girl's favorite people! Sofiya is a badass! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @TheSofiya.