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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Blair Imani. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Blair Imani, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Blair Imani. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Blair Imani, often where they are interviewed.

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August 28 – Blair Imani & Lee Hawkins

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Award-winning Wall Street Journal writer Lee Hawkins and acclaimed historian and outspoken activist Blair Imani join Second Home's Magdalena Moursy and Dow Jones' Chief Innovation Officer Edward Roussel to discuss August 28 – a date that resonates throughout black history and the civil rights movement in America.

This episode is part of a new series presented by Second Home and Berggruen Institute – free public events that bring together the most inspiring and celebrated figures of our time to exchange and discuss groundbreaking cultural, social and political ideas.
Sep 14 2020 · 59mins
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Blair Imani

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This week's radical is Blair Imani, historian, author, educator, activist, podcaster, social media influencer... seriously, there's not much she can't do. Her new podcast with Kate Robards, America Did What?!, tackles difficult subjects in American history through a lens of feminism and anti-racism, blending biting commentary with slapstick comedy.

In our discussion, we cover the challenges of podcasting, growing up in deeply religious households, challenging authority, exploring new religions, and the connections between Star Trek analysis and religious interpretation.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What gave you the push to start a new podcast? (3:16)
  • How did you become a historian? (19:14)
  • How did a Spanish immersion program in Chile factor into your college experience? (27:55)
  • Do people ignore injustice to avoid reckoning with their own complicity? (34:32)
  • What was it like to convert to Islam? (43:02)
  • How do you feel about activism and feminism as a Muslim woman? (49:34)

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • About Blair's new podcast, America Did What?!, and her forthcoming book (0:58)
  • The importance of making history accessible (8:17)
  • How racial dynamics differ between the eat coast and the west coast (14:12)
  • The real reason Canada was a refuge for freed slaves (16:25)
  • How two very different parents raised one very unique child (22:04)
  • The importance of coming into a discussion prepared (24:19)
  • Why it's hard to accept uncomfortable truths (35:58)
  • How joining Islam was a rebellious act (48:29)
  • How Gene Roddenberry's vision of a secular future in Star Trek is very low-stakes, and how this applies to religious interpretation (54:20)


Blair's Website

America Did What?! Podcast

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream (2020)

Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018)

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Aug 31 2020 · 1hr 6mins

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Writing Anti-racist Histories with Blair Imani

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Nat and Corrie speak with amazing historian, author, and activist, Blair Imani. Topics include being a historian in the 21st century, social media as a tool for education, and Blair’s two books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream (2020). Do yourself a favor and visit Blair’s website and instagram for more entertainment and education, and check out her Patreon or send her some money via PayPal (blair@blairimani.com) to support her in fighting the good fight. :) Order The Honest Art Dictionary: https://www.arthistorybabes.com/get-our-book | Patreon: www.patreon.com/arthistorybabes | Website: www.arthistorybabes.com | Insta: @arthistorybabespodcast | Email: arthistorybabes@gmail.com

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Aug 21 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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Going Boldly with Blair Imani

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Historian, activist, and author Blair Imani caused a stir with her Islamicized Star Trek cosplay. She explains how Star Trek helped her live long and prosper. Check out her cosplay here: https://twitter.com/blairimani/status/1152263389990670336?s=21

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Aug 18 2020 · 44mins

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Blair Imani, @blairimani: rewriting history & accidentally coming out as a queer Muslim woman on national television (!)

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Hey friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween

Today we chat with Blair Imani, a critically-acclaimed historian, activist and author. We discuss: 

  • Her journey to where she is today
  • Re-writing history through the lens of largely underrepresented groups in America
  • Accidentally coming out on national television (!)

Blair is passionate, knowledgeable and an incredible human. Can't wait to share this one with you! XO

Jul 29 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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Making Their Way Home: Historian Blair Imani talks Juneteenth, Police Violence, George Floyd

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George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Stephon Clark. Tamir Rice. Michael Brown. Philando Castile. John Crawford. Akai Gurley. Freddie Gray. We say their names over and over again. The list never stops. Black and Brown Americans murdered by police at wildly disproportionate rates, and a white America which refuses to surrender our power and privilege to stop this from happening.

And in the middle of the latest national response to the murder of George Floyd comes Juneteenth. It’s a commemoration of the day in June when slaves were freed at the end of the Civil War. To mark this history, and to speak frankly about systemic racism, we have two episodes this week where we look at the history and the future of racism in America.

On this powerful episode, our guest is Blair Imani. Blair is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream, she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. She is the co-host of America Did What?!, an educational podcast and anti-racism initiative with Kate Robards. 


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Jun 15 2020 · 46mins
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52 - Warren Warriors for Bernie (w/ Ryan Knight & Blair Imani)

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Since the start of the Democratic primary more than a year ago, we have seen the field dwindle from 20-some candidates to just two. On the one-year anniversary of our first episode, former Warren supporters make the case for progressives to rally around Bernie now that the choice is between him and Joe Biden.

Ryan Knight is a progressive activist and political analyst who hosts the podcast Amped Up with Proud Resister. Blair Imani is an activist, historian, and author of, most recently, Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream.

Ryan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProudResister

Ryan's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ProudResister

Blair's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlairImani

Blair's books: http://blairimani.com/books

Apr 07 2020 ·
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Ep021: #GoodAncestor Blair Imani on Making Our Way Home

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In this episode, I speak with author, mental health advocate and historian, Blair Imani.

Blair Imani is a writer, mental health advocate, and historian living at the intersections of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity. In addition to being a public speaker, Blair is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream (2020). She is also the official ambassador of Muslims for Progressive Values, one of the oldest progressive Muslim organizations to support the LGBTQ+ community. Blair has been featured in Essence, Out Magazine, THEM, Broadly, and more.

Mar 19 2020 · 1hr 25mins
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S E47: Alcoholism, Pre Martial Sex, Does God Care? - Blair Imani

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Blair Imani stops by the podcast to explain her complex lifestyle and trying to be an activist in a fake woke world

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Jan 15 2020 · 58mins
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Debunking Virginity Myths Ft. Muslim, Queer, Black Author and Activist, Blair Imani

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Join Pro Hoe host Penda N'diaye and Muslim, Queer, Black Superwoman, Blair Imani as they break down traditional virginity myths and speak on eliminating certain constructs that are no-longer relevant or inclusive to Queer sexual experiences. We speak on how to embrace the sexual expressions of future generations, and Blair gets up close and personal about the intersectionality of being Black, Muslim and Queer woman in today's world.

Check out Blair's book: Modern Herstory

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Oct 27 2019 · 38mins