In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by the one and only Yusong Liu! They get into his upbringing, immigrating to America and moving around as a child, what got him into podcasting, his journey out to Los Angeles, working at Starburns Audio and then on Doughboys and so much more! Follow him on Instagram at @Yusong_Liu and on Twitter at @YusongL. WE LOVE YOU YUSONG!!
In episode 98, the girls catch up and talk about the very lonely Keanu Reeves and then get into the Jared Kushner interview on Axios on HBO and his idiotic thoughts on Palestine, plus a break down of what Eid is and how Muslims celebrate Ramadan, and more! What fun! Google image "Keanu Reeves alone" and feel for the man! Eid Mubarak!
In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and EDGE LORD Yusef Roach to discuss his upbringing, his insane twitter, how he came into comedy in Austin, and much more! It's a fun episode and the girls and Yusef have a lot of fun and it's a wild ride of an episode! Enjoy it cause we did! Follow Yusef on Instagram and Twitter at @YusefRoach and get deep!
In episode 97, the girls are joined by writer and the editor of the Good Immigrant books Nikesh Shukla. They discuss his upbringing, a racist experience that altered his life, what got him into writing, his past rap career and how it bled into the subject matter of his first novel, and much, much more! Follow him on Twitter at @nikeshshukla and on Instagram at @nshuklawhaaat. Also check out the Good Immigrant book here!
Also if you're in the Los Angeles area, Nikesh will be at Chevalier Books tomorrow, Tuesday, 4th June, from 7pm to 9pm to do a The Good Immigrant USA panel with Jade Chang and our very own Dani Fernandez! More info can be found here!
This is the final episode of Anna's Interesting People Of Berlin series! In this one, she is joined by Turkish chef and Berlin resident Yalın Özer. They get into his experiences coming to Berlin from Turkey, what it was like to work in high-intensity high-end restaurant kitchens, the racism Turkish people experienced in Berlin and how the city has changed, the difference between being born in Turkey and being Turkish born in Germany, his love for the NBA, and more! It's a really interesting conversation! Check out his Instagram at @yalinofski - he posts pictures of his tasty food creations!
Another bonus episode that is a part of Anna's Interesting People Of Berlin series! Anna is joined by her friend and expat Patty Mulloy to talk about her experiences living in Berlin, growing up as a child adopted from India in Mobile, Alabama, growing up with a white mother in the South, exploring her identity, and more! If you're ever in Berlin, check out the puppet theater she works at, Schaubude Berlin! And check her out on Instagram at @PattyAnnish!
In this bonus episode, Anna tries something different! This episode is part of her Interesting People Of Berlin series! She interviews longtime friend and expat Estrella Bonilla about her life in Berlin, her work with children's yoga, and Rabbel Magazine, the pre-teen magazine she works on. She also discusses her own mother's experience coming to America as an illegal-immigrant from Ecuador and how it differs from what migrants go through today. Check out Rabbel Mag here!
In episode 96, the girls get into it quick! They talk about Jared Kushner and his 'ultimate deal' for Palestine and Israel and how that effects Jordan, the dozens killed in a airstrikes and more in Syria, what their parents do for Ramadan, and more!
This is one of the most glorious bonus episodes yet! We are joined by DJ Pierce AKA Shangela Laquifa Wadley! The girls are blessed to have Shangela in studio and cannot contain their excitement. We won't describe the episode because you NEED TO LISTEN TO IT! DO IT NOW! Shangela is here and Shangela is ethnically ambiguous AF. What are you waiting for? PRESS PLAY! Also check out Shangela on Twitter and Instagram at @itsSHANGELA. And of course you know Shangela has a podcast - you can find it here! ALSO BUY SHANGELA MERCH HERE!
In episode 95, the girls get into Gucci's problematic turban, the bills banning abortion throughout the South, the tensions escalating between Iran and the Trump administration, and much much more! Anna is too much in a hurry to write a longer description! Tomorrow is her birthday! This episode is dedicated to friend Domo!
It's bonus episode time again! We had comedian and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Zahra Noorbakhsh joining Shereen and Anna! They get into her upbringing with her parents in the Bay Area, her experiences coming up in comedy, and much, much more! It's a fun time and her pup Wookie is also in-studio with us! Great times with a super interesting person who you need to follow on Instagram and twitter: @ZahraComedy. Also check out her website www.zahranoorbakhsh.com.
It's episode 94, and the girls are back in studio again!! They start by catching up and talking about a children's book they received from a listener (The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed - purchase link below!!) and then get into the situation with Iran and the nuclear deal, Egyptian footballer Mo Salah, and much more! LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN and give us a 5 star review!
In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by the hilarious comedian and actor Dhruv Uday Singh! They get into his upbringing in India, common misconceptions about growing up there (they don't pay for stuff with jewels!), his experience coming to America, how he got into comedy, how all teen shows are topical yet horny, and so much more! It's a real laugh riot and y'all will really enjoy it. Check out his podcast I'm Too Effing High (Anna & Shereen were on it!) and watch him on Good Trouble (the teen drama he is on!) Also follow him on Instagram at @dhruvudaysingh. AND check out his short film Beauty And The East!
In episode 93, we travel with Shereen to West Virginia to visit some of her mother's family. She sits down with some of her younger cousins to talk about their recent immigration stories, what they miss about Syria, the trauma of living through war, their experiences in America, making new friends (not to mention new lives), and so much more. In addition to being teenage immigrants, each cousin has their own hopes and dreams; they speak to Shereen in their second language of English in order to share their stories with us! We hope y'all appreciate this episode and the strength of Shereen's cousins, who, like so many just like them, immigrated to this country in search of a better world.
Today's bonus episode is with special guest Giancarlo Volpe! Shereen met Giancarlo through her younger sister and she instantly became a fan. In addition to being a phenomenally talented animator, producer, writer, and comic creator, he's also a truly wonderful human being! We're so excited to have him in our EA fam; we talk to Giancarlo about his Italian-American upbringing, being raised in an immigrant family, his love of art, how he paved his own way in the animation industry, and so much more! Follow Giancarlo on Twitter @Giancarlo_Volpeto keep up with him and his upcoming projects!
In episode 92, the girls try something different. This episode is a soundscape that is also accompanied by interviews with Anna's family and family friends. The interviews took place in San Rafael, California at a Bay Area Iranian Sizdah Be-dar celebration. Sizdah Be-dar, also known as Nature's Day, is an Iranian festival held annually on the thirteenth day of Farvardin (the first month of the spring season), during which people spend time picnicking outdoors. It marks the end of the Nowruz holidays in Iran. Enjoy!
In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by the great Avital Ash! She is a performer, comedian, actor, writer, and director! And a wonderful person! They get into her upbringing in Miami in a Jewish Orthodox family, her need to get out, her history with her biological mother, what brought her to LA, and so much more! Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @avitalash.
In episode 91, the girls are on vacation so this one is a little different. They spend the entire episode answering myspace-style questionnaires. They answer some random questions, then do some never have I ever, plus some this or that, and then even would some would you rather's! It's a fun, random episode that will show you more than you ever thought about Anna and Shereen!! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!
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.
In episode 90 the girls from for the Kushner family. They spend the time together breaking down how Jared Kushner was able to get Qatar to pay off 666 Fifth Avenue for his families real estate company. How you ask? Well a lot of shady stuff happened SO LISTEN TO FIND OUT MORE!! WE'RE COMING FOR YA KUSHNERS!!