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!!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!