In episode 71, the girls get into their Thanksgiving experiences, how most of the hamsters in America descend from Syria, the ancient Syrian history in the Roman Empire that no one knows about, and more! They also read some reviews and emails! Is Mohammad Morsi actually Eugene Levy?? We don't know and need you to email us back and explain, Noura.
Introducing our first bonus episode! Shereen is joined by the very loveable writer and actor Charlene deGuzman! We talk about how she made her inspiring and intimate debut feature film, Unlovable, as well as her relationship with herself, the emotional detachment of immigrant families, and overcoming sex and love addiction. We’re so excited to introduce her to our Ethnically Ambiguous fam! Make sure to follow her in everything she does, including hilarious tweets at @charstarlene!
In episode 70, the girls get into FOOD! That's right, food! They break down all the different Persian food stew, rice and kabob dishes and then all the different types of Syrian food dishes! And they didn't eat before recording so everyone is out of their mind and very hungry! It's a yummy, yummy time!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.