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We Are Never Going To Saudi Arabia

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates
2. Turkish officials say a Saudi murder squad is behind journalist's death
3. Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership
4. Khashoggi was murdered, Saudis did it, leading Republican says
5. Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi
6. Khashoggi Disappearance Is Part of a Ruthless Saudi Campaign to Crush Dissent
7. Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light
8. Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Saudi crown prince 'denies involvement'
9. Saudi Arabia threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
10. Saudi crown prince vows wider probes into Khashoggi case but still denies knowledge of journalist’s fate, Trump says
11. American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East
12. Turkey releases passport scans of men it says were involved in journalist’s killing
13. Florida student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support
14. Help Justine and Nadia raise money for Mental Health in Gaza
15. Lorde concert boycott: New Zealanders fined by Israel raise thousands for Gaza
16. Palestinian woman dies after 'settlers' stone car in West Bank
17. Aisha al-Rawbi's husband says he is not after revenge

We Are The Temple Fires

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. 

We Are Vibing

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! 

We Are The New Tork Times

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! 

We Are Tinder Soldiers

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. The Story Behind Madonna's Silver Horns At The VMAs

2. Kamil’s tattoo says “Kamil The Polish” in Arabic... that is all.

3. Arab Appropriation

4. Kanye West's Tweet in Farsi

We Are A Tasty Dessert

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Diaper Dilemma Grips Iranians As Economy, Currency Slide

2. Iran’s options to face down US oil sanctions

3. China Declared Islam a Contagious Disease – and Quarantined 1 Million Muslims

4. U.N. accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in a secret web of detention centers

5. U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps

6. Ethnically Ambiguous Merch

We Are Queens

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Queen Noor of Jordan

2. Jordan's Queen Noor speaks of humanity for refugees at Elgin forum

3. WATCH: Queen Noor Of Jordan: Open Your Heart And Mind To Syrian Refugees | For The Record | MSNBC

4. Queen Noor of Jordan WIKIPEDIA

5. Does anti-Israel mean anti-Semitism?

6. UK: Labour Party adopts IHRA anti-Semitism code in full

7. Working Definition of Antisemitism

8. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS FINE WITH ANTI-SEMITES — AS LONG AS THEY SUPPORT ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION

We Are The Evil Eye

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. Iranians' Choice? 'No, Mr. Foreign Minister, We Didn't Choose This Path'

2. A Gap ad with a girl in a hijab shows how differently the US and France view personal liberty

3. Muslim woman forced to show officials her pad during airport screening

4. Eat Me by Alison Stevenson

5. V Single Podcast By Alexandra Tweten & Alison Stevenson

6. Alison Stevenson on Twitter

7. Alison Stevenson on Instagram 

We Are Mitra Jouhari

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!

FOOTNOTES:

1. A Fashion Improvisation With Three Busy Debras

2. F1

3. REDUCTRESS AUTHOR ARCHIVES FOR MITRA JOUHARI

4. Mitra Jouhari on Twitter

5. Mitra Jouhari on Instagram