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In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by Syrian-American actor and activist Jay Abdo! They discuss his upbringing in Syria, getting into the performing arts, coming up as an actor in Syria, his activism and what lead him to defecting to the United States, and more! Find him on Twitter at @JayAbdoActor and on Instagram at @jay.abdo. Follow his work and watch his movies!!

We Are Idiocracy

In episode 121, the girls get into how we all must suffer in America cause of our social choices, the European Court Justice wanting all Israeli settlement products labeled so consumers can make informed choices while shopping, the Uber CEO saying some wild shit, updates on what is going on with the Lebanon protests, and more! By more we mean we read some reviews and recommend things to watch.

FOOTNOTES:

  1. Poll: 62% of Trump supporters say nothing he could do would change opinion
  2. Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products
  3. Uber CEO backtracks after calling Saudi murder of Khashoggi "a mistake"
  4. Uber chief called the murder of Jamal Khashoggi ‘a serious mistake’
  5. Hassan Nasrallah: Corruption investigators should 'start with us'
  6. Nasrallah: New government must restore trust with Lebanese people
  7. Is Lebanon on the brink of bankruptcy?
  8. Lebanon protests: Crisis affecting fuel and medicine imports
  9. Hezbollah
  10. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Zahra Ali

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and one third of Facial Recognition Comedy's Zahra Ali to discuss her upbringing, growing up in New Jersey, how she got into comedy, her day job, dealing with immigrant parents, and more! It's a real therapy session! We think y'all will relate to this episode a lot!! Follow Zahra on Twitter and Instagram at @ReallyZahra. SHE IS THE BEST!

We Are Live

It's time for episode 120 and it's ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS LIVE FROM THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL!! The girls take turns telling stories and then invite an audience member to come on stage and be a guest on the show!

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES AND AUDIO ISSUES IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE EPISODE. WE DID OUR BEST TO FIX IT SO WE COULD STILL RELEASE IT FOR OUR FANS TO HEAR.

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I Am Abby Martin

The amazing Abby Martin joins us today! We discuss her incredible work as a journalist, creating her documentary series The Empire Files, her important debut film Gaza Fights for Freedom and the ongoing struggle of the Palestinian people. We also talk about what it means to be a true ally and utilizing your privilege to help others! Follow Abby on Twitter at @AbbyMartin and check out our footnotes for more of her work!

FOOTNOTES:

  1. Gaza Fights for Freedom
  2. Chevron vs. the Amazon
  3. WATCH: The Empire Files: The Tyranny of Big Oil
  4. Abby Martin’s Film Gaza Fights For Freedom Humanizes World’s Largest Concentration Camp

We Are Spooky

In episode 119, the girls are recording on Halloween so they recorded a spo0o0o0ooky episode! They get into different facts about the Djinn, talk about known haunted buildings in the Middle East (so spoo0o0oky that Anna kinda of bails on the story and insists y'all go read further below in our footnotes) and then they end on some ghosts who have haunted the Middle East for years (not the type of ghosts you're thinking!)

FOOTNOTES:

  1. Ali A Olomi's Twitter Page
  2. 7 Haunted Places In The Middle East That’ll Give You The Creeps
  3. Jeddah’s Haunted House Is A Magnet For Shabab
  4. Jazirat Al Hamra
  5. GHOST INVESTIGATION IN A DESERTED HOTEL, AL-MATTEN REGION, LEBANON.
  6. Mystery of abandoned building in Dubai
  7. Five Ghosts That Haunt the Arab World
  8. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Sasheer Zamata

In this bonus episode the girls are joined by comedian Sasheer Zamata! They talk about her upbringing, learning about being a public speaker from her father, how she got into comedy, how her friendship with Nicole Byer started, and so much more! Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @TheSheerTruth. Also listen to her podcast with Nicole called BEST FRIENDS!

I Am Tamara Yajia

In this special bonus episode the girls are joined by comedian Tamara Yajia! They get into her upbringing in Argentina and being a child star, her ethnic background (she's from all over!), how she got into comedy and Twitter, her family, and much more! WE HAVE FUN! Follow Tamara on Twitter at @DancesWithTamis and on Instagram at @tamarayajia. Also listen to her podcast Chorizo Talk! and check out her website now!

We Are Aware

In episode 117, the girls catch up and then discuss how ISIS prisoners escaped from a prison in Northern Syria, the connections between ISIS and Turkey, displaced Syrian refugees hoping to get back to the 'safe-zone' aka their home, and more! Thanks to all who came out to our live show in Chicago!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Isis militants break out of prison in Syria after bombing by Turkey

2. Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links

3. Turkish-Backed Forces Are Freeing Islamic State Prisoners

4. Why isn’t the media covering Turkish President Erdogan’s ties to ISIS

5. Amid Turkish push, displaced Arab Syrians eye return to homeland

6. Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates

7. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Sultan Salahuddin

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by the hilarious star, writer, and co-creator of Southside on Chicago: Sultan Salahuddin! It's a joyous episode that is more fun if you have watched the entirety of season one of the show Southside to really enjoy SO GO WATCH IT AND THEN COME BACK AND LISTEN! Other than laughing at Southside jokes, we talk about Sultan's upbringing, his path to comedy, how he came up with his non-profit Lane 44, and more! Follow him on Instagram at @simonjsouthside and support his non-profit Lane 44 to help the youth of the south side of Chicago be exposed to how film productions work at a young age. 

WE ARE DOING A LIVE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL TONIGHT AT 7PM AT THE HUNGRY BRAIN!!!! 

YOU CAN GET NORMAL TICKETS HERE AND DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE (IF ANY ARE LEFT, WE ONLY RELEASED A LIMITED AMOUNT)

We Are The Kurds

In episode 116, the girls spend time discussing the situation where Trump backed a Turkish military operation to take out the American-backed Kurdish forces at the northeast Syrian border. Plus they spend the second half of the episode talking to Robert Evans about his experience in Syria and his thoughts on the situation.

COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!! PLUS A SPECIAL DISCOUNTED TICKET LINK BELOW!!! 

FOOTNOTES:

1. President Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy

2. America's Kurdish allies risk being wiped out – by Nato

3. Syria: Kurds vow to form 'human shields' to fend off looming push

4. Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it?

5. Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links

6. Turkish-backed rebels pushing for further mass displacement from Afrin: Monitor

7. Turkey sends reinforcements to Syrian border

8. Dozens of girls missing in Afrin

9. Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria

10. ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL TICKETS

11. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

12. DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW ON OCTOBER 16TH! LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE! BUY NOW! 

I Am Fizaa Dosani

In this special bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and Facial Recognition Comedy co-host Fizaa Dosani! They discuss her upbringing in Florida, coming from a family of doctors, how her parents met, her experience in a dangerous and emotionally abusive relationship and how to recognize the signs of these kinds of relationships, and more! It's an important discussion on life, love, and being true to yourself! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @FizaaDosani and check out her podcast Facial Recognition Comedy and the live show of the same name that happens in New York and Los Angeles! Check out her website as well for more live shows!

PS come see us at the Chicago Podcast Festival on October 16th at 7pm at The Hungry Brain!! Tickets can be found here! 

We Are Sixty and Sexy

In episode 115, the girls take a break from the heavy stuff! They give an update on the suspicious orphan from Ukraine situation and then talk a little about Shereen's experience photographing an event for Rosh Hashanah. THEN the girls call their parents!! Anna calls her dad and asks his thoughts on the current impeachment situation and then Shereen calls her mom to ask how her Spanish classes are going and her feelings on her surprise birthday party. It's fun!!! COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!!

FOOTNOTES:

1. The Ukrainian Orphan Who Is Actually Maybe an Adult Has Been Found in Indiana

2. Michael and Kristine Barnett the parents of an autisic savant and an adopted child from Ukraine who was actually a 22 year old scammer

3. 6 things you need to know to understand the Jewish High Holy Days

4. ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL TICKETS

5. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Bryan Safi

In this special bonus episode, the girls are joined by the wonderful Bryan Safi! They discuss his upbringing in El Paso, Texas, growing up with a Syrian background, coming out to his grandparents, finding his place in comedy, and more! Bryan is a real joy and this is a fun episode where we all bond over how frustrating it is to drive with our parents!! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @BryanSafi and listen to his podcast Throwing Shade!

PS come see us at the Chicago Podcast Festival on October 16th at 7pm at The Hungry Brain!! Tickets can be found here! 

We Are Having Compassion Fatigue

In episode 114, the girls talk about their exhaustion and then get into Mohammad Bin Salman's comments about the Jamal Khashoggi murder on a PBS documentary, a timeline of events of the whistleblower complaint from the White House, compassion fatigue and what that means, and more! COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!!

FOOTNOTES:

1. EXCLUSIVE: 'She tried to kill us!' Indiana mother who adopted 6-year-old Ukrainian girl with dwarfism has been charged with abandonment but claims her 'daughter' was found to be a 22-year old 'sociopath' masquerading as a child

2. Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch', MBS tells PBS

3. Trump and Ukraine: Timeline of the events of the scandal

4. Document: Read the Whistle-Blower Complaint

5. Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

6. Compassion Fatigue

7. Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?

8. ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL TICKETS

9. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Josiah Johnson

In this fun bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and NBA Twitter king Josiah Johnson! They get into his upbringing in LA, how he got into comedy, his Comedy Central show Legends of Chamberlain Heights, and more. They mostly talk about basketball though so it's a nice change of pace for the show! Who is your favorite player based on their Instagram presence alone??? Follow Josiah on Instagram and Twitter at @KingJosiah54 CAUSE YOU WILL LAUGH AND ENJOY IT!!

PS come see us at the Chicago Podcast Festival on October 16th at 7pm at The Hungry Brain!! Tickets can be found here! 

We Are Being Surveilled

In episode 113, the girls talk SURVEILLANCE! They get into the US border patrol working with an Israeli military contract to surveil  a Native American reservation, the city of San Diego targeting communities of color, how the FBI finds its informants and busts their local terrorists, and more! COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!!

FOOTNOTES:

1. THE U.S. BORDER PATROL AND AN ISRAELI MILITARY CONTRACTOR ARE PUTTING A NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATION UNDER “PERSISTENT SURVEILLANCE”

2. Tohono O'odham Indian Fact Sheet

3. San Diego Streetlights Target Communities of Color in Unprecedented use of Technology in the United States

4. INFORMANTS

5. The Informants

6. ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL TICKETS

7. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Dan Ahdoot

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and actor Dan Ahdoot to get into how his parents met, his upbringing in a Jewish Iranian family in Great Neck, New York, how he decided to get into comedy, and more! We also do some impressions of their parents - it's fun! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram at @StandUpDan. Check out his website here and listen to his new podcast Green Eggs and Dan! It's all about food and he looks in people's fridges! How can you say no? Also watch him on Bajillion Dollar Properties on Pluto TV!