In episode 69, (hehehehehehe) the girls talk about Kareem Abdul Jabbar's career and an essay he wrote on why he decided to convert to Islam and then they get into information about how sanctions are hurting every day Iranian citizens. They also read some reviews from fans! WE LOVE YOU FANS!! Buy our new merch designs! FOOTNOTES: 1. Iranians Fear Medicine Shortages as U.S. Tightens Sanctions2. U.S. not concerned by Europe's idea for Iran trade as companies moving out3. Tomato squeeze: U.S. sanctions begin to distort Iran's economy4. Shame on #FakeNewsweekfor helping @JZarif spread lies. The truth is: the U.S. does not, and never did, sanction food and medicine. They are exempt from sanctions, as are financial transactions related to humanitarian needs.5. MIKE POMPEO SAYS IRAN MUST LISTEN TO U.S. 'IF THEY WANT THEIR PEOPLE TO EAT'6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar7. Why I converted to Islam. 8. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch
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 polls2. Senate Election Results: Republicans Keep Majority3. 2018 midterm elections sets record for women in Congress4. US mid-terms 2018: Florida senate race recount triggered5. Mid-terms 2018: Why the fight isn't over in Georgia6. Florida elects first Iranian-American state lawmaker7. West Bank kin cheer first Palestinian-American woman in U.S. Congress8. Subvrt Mag - Alternative fashion & lifestyle publication9. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch
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 Iran2. Khashoggi case: All previous updates3. Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election4. Inside the Mysterious Intelligence Firm Now in Mueller’s Sights5. How 2 Gulf Monarchies Sought to Influence the White House6. 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 consulate8. Yemen Girl Who Turned World’s Eyes to Famine Is Dead9. U.N. warns half Yemen's people could soon be on brink of famine10. Re-telling other people’s stories isn’t allyship, Lena Dunham – it’s classic white feminism11. Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Drama ‘A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea’ for Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams12. 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 Spielberg14. Lena Dunham under fire for writing movie about stranded Syrian refugee15. Lena Dunham tapped to write screenplay about Syrian refugee, internet laughs and laughs16. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch!
In episode 66, the girls get straight to it! They do a part two for all the Jamal Khashoggi murder information that dropped since the last episode (a lot!) and then get into how many Syrians have been displaced since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. They also talk about middle eastern get togethers and Shereen's sister upcoming engagement party. Rate and review if you love us! Tell a friend! Hug a friend! And vote!!!! FOOTNOTES: 1. Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates2. How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype3. Surveillance footage shows Saudi 'body double' in Khashoggi's clothes after he was killed, Turkish source says4. Saudi Royals Meet With Khashoggi’s Relatives5. Regime change in Iran is Trump’s real motive for siding with the Saudis6. Saudi prince pins blame for Khashoggi death on favoured general7. Saudi Arabia Delivers $100 Million Pledged to U.S. as Pompeo Lands in Riyadh8. Saudi official gives new version of Khashoggi killing: Report9. @LindseyGrahamSC condemns Saudi prince over death of Jamal Khashoggi 10. ONE OF THE SAUDI MEN ACCUSED OF KILLING JAMAL KHASHOGGI DIED IN "SUSPICIOUS" CAR ACCIDENT, TURKISH MEDIA REPORTS11. Syria: The endgame12. UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Unparalleled numbers of Syrians displaced in under six months [EN/AR]
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 updates2. Turkish officials say a Saudi murder squad is behind journalist's death3. Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership4. Khashoggi was murdered, Saudis did it, leading Republican says5. Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi6. Khashoggi Disappearance Is Part of a Ruthless Saudi Campaign to Crush Dissent7. Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light8. Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Saudi crown prince 'denies involvement'9. Saudi Arabia threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance10. Saudi crown prince vows wider probes into Khashoggi case but still denies knowledge of journalist’s fate, Trump says11. American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East12. Turkey releases passport scans of men it says were involved in journalist’s killing13. Florida student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support14. Help Justine and Nadia raise money for Mental Health in Gaza15. Lorde concert boycott: New Zealanders fined by Israel raise thousands for Gaza16. Palestinian woman dies after 'settlers' stone car in West Bank17. Aisha al-Rawbi's husband says he is not after revenge
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.
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!
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!
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 VMAs2. Kamil’s tattoo says “Kamil The Polish” in Arabic... that is all.3. Arab Appropriation4. Kanye West's Tweet in Farsi
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 Slide2. Iran’s options to face down US oil sanctions3. China Declared Islam a Contagious Disease – and Quarantined 1 Million Muslims4. U.N. accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in a secret web of detention centers5. U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps6. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch
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 Jordan2. Jordan's Queen Noor speaks of humanity for refugees at Elgin forum3. WATCH: Queen Noor Of Jordan: Open Your Heart And Mind To Syrian Refugees | For The Record | MSNBC4. Queen Noor of Jordan WIKIPEDIA5. Does anti-Israel mean anti-Semitism?6. UK: Labour Party adopts IHRA anti-Semitism code in full7. Working Definition of Antisemitism8. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS FINE WITH ANTI-SEMITES — AS LONG AS THEY SUPPORT ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION
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 liberty3. Muslim woman forced to show officials her pad during airport screening4. Eat Me by Alison Stevenson 5. V Single Podcast By Alexandra Tweten & Alison Stevenson6. Alison Stevenson on Twitter7. Alison Stevenson on Instagram
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 Debras2. F13. REDUCTRESS AUTHOR ARCHIVES FOR MITRA JOUHARI4. Mitra Jouhari on Twitter5. Mitra Jouhari on Instagram
In episode 56, the girls get into the history of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nassar and how he started the coup d'état trend in the Middle East, then the stories of Reza Aslan and Peter Beinart's interrogations by Shin Bet while trying to enter Israel. Plus they call Shereen's mama and hear some fascinating stories about her experience coming to America, meeting her husband, and trying to find where she belonged in this country. FOOTNOTES:1. Reza Aslan Tells Haaretz His Interrogation Was Political; Israel Denies, Says He 'Behaved Suspiciously'2. (THREAD) Peter’s experience has spurred me to share mine. 2 weeks ago, as I was crossing back into Israel from Jordan, I was separated from my family and detained by Shin Bet. “We can make it so you don’t see your kids for a long time” I was warned. This is what happened next3. Israel's Shin Bet Detains Peter Beinart at Ben-Gurion Airport Over Political Activity4. Benjamin Netanyahu has half-apologized for my detention yesterday at Ben Gurion airport. I'll accept when he apologizes to all the Palestinians and Palestinian-Americans who every day endure far worse5. Peter Beinart: I Was Detained At Ben Gurion Airport Because Of My Beliefs6. Gamal Abdel Nasser7. Gamal Abdel Nasser: PRESIDENT OF EGYPT8. Six-Day War9. Suez Crisis
In episode 55, the girls break down all the drama that is going on with Saudi Arabia and Canada. Anna then talks about how she should be allowed to talk about being full psycho and not be made to feel any sort of way about it. Shereen talks about how people question her queerness. We're all dealing with stuff out here folks! Also they call Anna's mom and bug her to answer their questions. Woohoo! Footnotes are officially below.FOOTNOTES: 1. Why Saudi Arabia is waging diplomatic war on … Canada2. Saudi-Canadian Feud Hits Absurd Heights With Tweet Evoking 9/11-Style Attack3. Saudi Arabia rules out mediation with Canada over rights criticism, weighs new punitive steps4. UBC providing supports for students from Saudi Arabia5. Following Saudi Arabia’s student recall, UBC urges affected students to contact enrolment services6. Saudi Arabian medical residents and clinical fellows caught in the middle of diplomatic spat7. UBC alumna still indefinitely detained in Saudi Arabia, following diplomatic fallout with Canada
In episode 54, the girls talk about Shereen's experience in New York screening her short film at MOMA! They they get into all the different casualties of the Syrian regime, the different religions that exist in the Middle East, and more. Then they talk about their mothers and how they're influenced by them and their personalities. Please rate and review if you love us!! Also merch is now available at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/ethnicallyambiguous.
In episode 53, the girls are in a hotel room in Philadelphia! Pardon any poor sound quality because of that! They talk about their time at Podcast Movement along with inviting their friend Sarah Nguyen on to talk a little about a project she is currently working on for archiving podcasts. Then they get into the Trump tweet tirade against Iran and what would happen if the US goes to war with Iran. They also get in to the senseless murder of Nia Wilson in Oakland, California and then end with a recap on some of the topics they touched on during their panel at podcast movement including the experience of being a minority voice in podcasting, and more!
In episode 52, the girls talk about the Russia /US situation and Anna's intent on solving it with some red string, the hell hole that is Bari Weiss, the NY Times op-ed columnist and unapologetic spreader of Islamophobia, plus the numerous laws in Israel that blatantly discriminate against Palestinians, plus the girls call Shereen's dad, who has a lot to say - he also explains why he chose not to be an engineer in the United States. Thanks for listening and for all the nice reviews and emails!