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I Am Lisa Chanoux

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian Lisa Chanoux to discuss her upbringing as an Arab-American in El Paso, Texas. They get into her family's immigration to Texas through Mexico, what brought her to Los Angeles, her comedy, growing up Arab in Texas, and so much more! Check out her podcast What's Your Sign? and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @asilnoux

I Am Eli Olsberg

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian Eli Olsberg to hear the wildest tale from his life. They get into his upbringing in Florida, his trips visiting his family in Argentina, and most importantly the story of his father. It's a truly amazing episode with some serious ~*vibes*~ that will get ya thinking! Check out Eli's podcasts Closure: The Podcast That Never Ends and Pod Is A Woman. Find him on Twitter at @EliOlsberg and on Instagram

We Are Reza Aslan

In episode 89, Anna and Shereen are joined by the one and only REZA ASLAN!! It finally happened! We got our one true GOD on the show. Haha, see what we did there? Anyway we get into religion, his book GOD, Reza's upbringing, how he is raising his children when it comes to religion, and so much more! Buy his paperback version of GOD on 4/9! Also follow him on Twitter at @rezaaslan and check out his website at rezaaslan.com

I Am Sydnee Washington

In this great bonus episode the girls are joined by New York comedian Sydnee Washington! They get into her upbringing in the Bay Area in California and New York City, her experience with college, deciding to come out, coming up in the comedy scene in New York, her partner and their cats, and much more! Check out her podcast Unofficial Expert and follow her on Twitter at @Justsydnyc (it's work in progress) and on Instagram at @justsydbw

We Are Shereen's Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHEREEN!!!! It's episode 88 and it is Shereen's birthday! The girls talk about physical therapy and then get into Saudi Arabia deciding to temporarily release a few female activists who were abused during interrogation, plus Trump deciding that Syria's Golan Height's is an Israeli territory - WRONG! Anyway, April fools! JK, no fools here! HAHAHHAHA!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Saudi Arabia temporarily frees three women's rights activists

2. Trump: Time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

3. Trump formally recognises Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

4. Syria condemns Trump's stance on Golan Heights sovereignty

5. Syria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan

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I Am Teresa Lee

In this bonus episode the ladies are joined by the one and only comedian Teresa Lee! They talk about her upbringing in the Bay Area with her Taiwanese parents, deciding to go to the east coast for college, getting into comedy, her relationship with her twin and younger brother, struggles with mental illness, and more! Check out her new short film I Think She Likes You which is coming to the Tribeca Film Festival! Listen to her podcasts Pod Is A Woman and You Can Tell Me Anything!  Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @leresatee! Whoop! 

We Are Heavy

In episode 87, the girls get heavy. They read the name of every human being who died in the Mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand and give some background on them. They also get into the rise of ISIL in the Iraq/Syria region and how they still maintain some power. It's a heavy one. We recommend a box of tissues if you're sensitive to such topics.

FOOTNOTES:

1. Khaled Beydoun's Twitter

2. The New Zealand Shooting Victims Spanned Generations and Nationalities

3. 4 things to know about Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister

4. Jacinda Ardern leads New Zealand in aftermath of killings police say could have been worse

5. Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall of ISIL

6. Caliphate

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I Am Moujan Zolfaghari

In this bonus episode, Anna and Shereen are joined by comedy writer and improviser Moujan Zolfaghari to talk all about her upbringing in the Bay Area of California, coming to America from Iran, deciding to pursue comedy, moving to New York, deciding on whether to go to graduate school, and so much more! It's a fun, funny, fun episode! Enjoy and follow Moujan on Instagram at @moujanz.

We Are A Velour Tracksuit

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. It's high time to hold Saudi Arabia to account on women's rights

2. Google refuses to remove Saudi government app that lets men track and control women

3. Disturbing photos show militarization of Israeli children

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I Am Melisa D. Monts

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!

FOOTNOTES:
1. Don't Blame Me Podcast

2. Not Too Deep Podcast

3. Directionally Challenged with Candice King and Kayla Ewell

I Am Anna Salinas

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 

We Are Beefing

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Netanyahu Indictment Closer as Israeli Prosecutor Seeks Charges

2. The Corruption Cases Against Netanyahu

3. Netanyahu’s new rival is surging in Israel’s polls

4. Israeli Cartoon about IDF and Benny Gantz

5. Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israeli Prime Minister, to Face Fraud Charges

6. India and Pakistan: The deadly

7. India-Pakistan tensions: All the latest updates

8. Why the War for Kashmir Burns On

9. Meet Anna Hossnieh of HowStuffWorks / iHeartRadio podcast network

10. Ethnically Ambiguous on Pod Is A Woman

11. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee Public

I Am Kimia Behpoornia

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!! 

We Are Anti-Zionism

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Night Call Podcast Episode 54: Warm Chicken Body

2. Colombia's 'Madonna' helps LGBTQ people fleeing Venezuela

3. Saudi Sisters’ Plan to Escape to Australia Is Halted in Hong Kong

4. Desperate and alone, Saudi sisters risk everything to flee oppression

5. France to criminalize anti-Zionism

6. Jewish Voice For Peace

7. WATCH: The Brody Stevens Interview Challenge: Zach Galifiankis Part 1

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I Am Naomi Ekperigin

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!! 

We Are On Ilhan Omar's Side

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Omar: 'I unequivocally apologize' after backlash over new Israel tweets

2. Join AIPAC's Congressional Club

3. Breaking Down Ilhan Omar’s Israel Controversy

4. Capernaum (film)

5. Nadine Labaki

6. Zain Al Rafeea

7. 'Life has been hard on him mostly because he's a refugee': Nadine Labaki writes heartfelt note to young Syrian actor Zain Al Rafeea

8. Tipped for Cannes glory, Beirut slum actors play their real lives

9. Capernaum

10. Frotcast 403: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw,’ With Shereen And Anna From Ethnically Ambiguous

11. RETWEET THIS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN FREE MERCH!

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I Am Taz Ahmed

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.

FOOTNOTES:

1. TazzyStarShop Etsy

2. Taz Ahmed's Website

3. Taz Ahmed's Twitter

We Are Alfred Molina

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!