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See Something Say Something

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Religion & Spirituality
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Islam
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Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

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Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

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By itcouldbewho - Sep 13 2019
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So glad to have this thoughtful charming podcast back in rotation!

Black, Non Muslim and I love...

By Entrepreneur1977 - Dec 01 2018
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This podcast. I listened and learned so much. THANK YOU- Peace and Love.

iTunes Ratings

477 Ratings
Average Ratings
420
19
9
6
23

❤️❤️❤️

By itcouldbewho - Sep 13 2019
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So glad to have this thoughtful charming podcast back in rotation!

Black, Non Muslim and I love...

By Entrepreneur1977 - Dec 01 2018
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This podcast. I listened and learned so much. THANK YOU- Peace and Love.

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Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

The Queer Type

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It’s time for another pop culture round up! This time, we’re checking in with TV Guide’s Krutika Mallikarjuna and Condeé Nast's Muna Mire about two queer Muslims currently on TV. First, we discuss *the character Adena El-Amin from the social media-obsessed, openly feminist dramedy, "The Bold Type".* Then, we discuss the *phenomenon* of "Queer Eye" and *the highs and lows of the show's fashion expert, Tan France.* Plus: we take a BuzzFeed quiz and discuss what else is good to watch right now. Follow Krutika @krutika. Follow Muna @Muna_Mire Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 03 2018

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Episode 2: Jinn

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Ahmed is joined by spooky experts Basim Usmani, Tabir Akhter, and Deonna Kelli Sayed to talk about folklore and fear. They’ll swap Jinn stories and get goth. Follow Basim at @BasiRoti. Follow Deonna at @deonnakelli. Follow Tabir at @tabir. Find more jinn stories — 16 incredibly unsettling ones, in fact — here. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 28 2016

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Episode 4: Where Do We Go

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We share our thoughts and feelings on the outcome of the election, the role of the internet, and what we think we can do next. Follow Sara Yasin and her fire tweets at @missyasin. Follow Hind Makki at @hindmakki and sideentrance.tumblr.com. Follow Donna Auston at @TinyMuslimah and #BlackMuslimRamadan. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 10 2016

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Episode 28: #BlackMuslimRamadan

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For the third episode in our Ramadan series, we focus on a community that isn’t often centered during Ramadan — black Muslims. First up, Ahmed talks with Sarah Hagi, who writes for Vice, about the glory of  #BlackMuslimRamadan and #BlackoutEid. Then, a longer conversation with Ikhlas Saleem, who co-hosts the Identity Politics podcast, about moving away from, and back to, the black Muslim community she grew up in. Plus — why she joined the international students association in college despite being 100% American. Finally, Ikhlas calls her mom to ask her a few questions about her first Ramadan. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Sarah at @geekylonglegs, Follow Ikhlas at @i_saleem, and check out her podcast Identity Politics, Read Ikhlas’s essay here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ikhlassaleem/the-hybrid?utm_term=.uyegP0K3Dg#.yew067vR30 Follow all our Ramadan posts here: buzzfeed.com/ramadan Watch the video “Why I Converted To Islam” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCVlytKoMLE, Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast, Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter, Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething, Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 08 2017

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Ramy

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Ahmed talks to Ramy Youssef, the writer and creator behind the Hulu show “Ramy” and the HBO Comedy Special “Feelings.” They discuss representation, future Muslim TV shows they hope to see, and why it’s important to resist being “the first.”

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Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com.

Jul 23 2019

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Episode 30: What Do You Think A Soul Is?

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In this last episode of our Ramadan series, we hear from friends of the show about the Night of Power and what it’s like to pray all night. Ahmed talks with BuzzFeed’s Nabiha Syed and Zainab Shah about imagining God when they were kids, counting prayers, heaven and hell, and what souls are like. Then, Ahmed calls up a special guest. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads,  Follow Nabiha at @nabihasyed,   Follow Zainab at @zainabshah Follow the show at @seesomething and watch our new videos at facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Subscribe to our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter Read Farihas essay at https://www.buzzfeed.com/fariharoisin/i-have-the-audacity-to-be-both-things-at-once (edited) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 22 2017

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Episode 50: Stop Reading Bad Rumi Translations At Your Weddings

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This week, we cut to the feeling with cultural critic and poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author of "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us".  Ahmed and Hanif play a game of ’Carly Rae or Sufi?” and then chat about being the only POC in punk spaces and growing up Muslim. Later we call up Layla Abdullah-Poulos from NbA Muslims to unpack tribalism in the Muslim community, state violence, and the role of Muslim voices in the conversation about the Stephon Clark shooting. Follow Hanif @NifMuhammad, you can find "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us" and other works by Hanif at http://www.abdurraqib.com/book/.  Read his BuzzFeed essay https://www.buzzfeed.com/hanifabdurraqib/before-911-muslims-were-a-curiosity-now-were-targets?utm_term=.oxNYGo26Y#.mfoMQqwRM.  Follow Layla @LaylaAPoulos and read her blog NbA Muslims at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nbamuslims/. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads. Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast.  Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething.  Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 06 2018

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Episode 34: Ghee Something Say Something

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Ghee is having a moment right now. People call it a magic food that will melt your fat away. Kourtney Kardashian swears by it. Whole Foods is selling it. And the marketing language always comes back to how “ancient,” “pure” and “authentic” it is. And Ahmed can’t stop thinking about it. So this week, we’re spending the whole episode tackling one question: Why is this happening to ghee? We do a taste test with the brain trust, chat with BuzzFeed Health editor Sally Tamarkin, NYU Food Studies Department chair Krishnendu Ray, and Ahmed’s aunt Naheed Usmani to chew on it. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow Zainab @zainabshah Follow Neena @neenpathak Follow Sally @sallyt Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast, Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter, Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething, Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 21 2017

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Episode 3: Fandom

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BuzzFeed's Bim Adewunmi and Abid Anwar join Ahmed to talk about seeing yourself represented in pop culture, and to reflect on the power of cosplay at Comic Con. Plus: play along with a couple rounds of Halal or Not: Fandom Edition, and find out about Abid's future "space disco." Follow Bim at @bimadew. Follow Abid at @abid_ism. Here's a guide to all the pop culture references discussed in this episode. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 04 2016

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Episode 5: Parents

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Stories about the secrets we keep from our parents, featuring comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, and Ahmed's dad, Dr. Waheed Akbar. Plus: a plea for white people to talk to other white people about Trump. Listeners: We want to hear from young people and college students about how it feels to be Muslim right now, in the wake of the election. Send a voice memo to saysomething@buzzfeed.com, or leave a voicemail at (929) 265-2758. Follow Zahra Noorbakhsh at @zahracomedy. She is the host of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. Read "Coming Out as Bi When You're Muslim and Married." You can find Zahra's essay "The Birds, the Bees, and My Hole" in the book Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 18 2016

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Episode 25: From Zero To Pork

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[Spoiler Alert] Master of None: Season 2 is out, and we’re just as excited as you are. From the romance between Dev and Francesca, to confronting racist Tinder dates (post-sex), the season takes on a lot. So, we wanted to talk about it! Ahmed is joined by BuzzFeed Senior Culture Writer Bim Adewunmi and ‎Senior Social Media Editor Abid Anwar to dissect one of the most talked-about episodes in the series, “Religion.” They dig into why Navid's sudden pork addiction isn't believable, moments that remind them of their own family, and whether Dev knows he’s an asshole. And be warned: There are a ton of spoilers for this one episode, and light spoilers for the rest of the season. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads,  Follow Bim at @bimadew,  Don't follow Abid.  Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast,  Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter,  Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething,  Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com.  Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 18 2017

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Mental Health in the Muslim Community

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This week, we’re tackling a sensitive topic: suicide and mental health services in the American Muslim community. A few weeks ago, BuzzFeed News reporter Hannah Allam published a piece on the rise of suicide rates in the community and what can be done in terms of prevention and awareness. Ahmed talks to her about her reporting and also brings in rapper, chaplain, and artist Mona Haydar, who recently released a song about a friend who took her own life. If you or someone you know needs help, please try to talk to someone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. You can find the Khalil Center at khalilcenter.com. The main center’s number is (630) 474-4414 OR call the help line (855) 5HELPKC. (855) 543- 5752, during scheduled hours. You can find also call Naseeha 1-866-NASEEHA or find them at naseeha.org. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org. Follow Hannah @HannahAllam Follow Mona @mona_haydar Listen to her song, “Suicide Doors,” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghGxMxb1Mn4 (or wherever you find your music!) Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 17 2018

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The Rise of Muslim Biker Gangs And Other Lies

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In this week's episode, Ahmed discusses how anti-Muslim propaganda makes its way from Europe to the U.S. with Ishmael Daro of the BuzzFeed News Debunking Team and BuzzFeed's VP Legal and Associate General Counsel Nabiha Syed. They also go head-to-head in a game of 'Fake News or Not?'. Read Ishmael's story: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro/anti-muslim-anti-immigrant-news-europe-to-america?utm_term=.fmk1dkA3JJ Follow Ishmael @iD4RO Follow Nabiha @nabihasyed Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads and the show @seesomething. Watch our videos at facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast.  Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething.  Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com.  Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 13 2018

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Episode 41: Running, Not Hiding

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It’s election season in America and Muslims all around the country are turning up to run for public office, from big (Michigan governor) to small (local city council). But even though the candidates are running on local issues like housing rights and minimum wage, the national conversation about Muslims, national security, and terrorism have trickled down into their campaigns. We talk to BuzzFeed News’ own Talal Ansari about his reporting on these candidates with Hannah Allam. We also call up Abdul El-Sayed, who’s running for governor of Michigan, and Zainab Baloch, who recently ran for Raleigh City Council.  Read Talal and Hannah’s piece here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/talalansari/trumps-anti-islam-rhetoric-convinced-these-muslims-they?utm_term=.rwEJ20yoxJ#.xxgKPjpemK Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow Talal @TalalNAnsari Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast,  Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com.  Our music is by The Kominas.  Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 09 2017

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Banned Together — Part 1

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Annnd we’re back! The previous episode (our live show) was supposed to be the end of Season 1. Then, President Trump issued an executive order blocking refugees, immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries: Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. We have to talk about this, and we’ll be posting a few short episodes to keep you up-to-date this week. First up, Ahmed talks with Zahra Billoo and Ramzi Kassem about what to do if you or someone you know is detained at an airport—whether you’re an immigrant, visa holder, or a Muslim citizen. Billoo is a civil rights lawyer and community organizer who leads the California chapter of  the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Follow her at @ZahraBilloo. Kassem is a professor of Law at CUNY School of Law, where he directs the CLEAR project, which stands for “creating law enforcement accountability and responsibility.” Follow his work at @CUNY_CLEAR. Here's the infographic Ahmed mentions: CLEAR's Guidance on the Executive Order. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 31 2017

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Episode 45: Let’s Talk About Sex, Habibi

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Randa Jarrar is an essayist, professor, and writer of two books of fiction, “A Map Of Home” and “Him, Me, Muhammad Ali.” She stops by the show to talk to Ahmed about her work on sexuality, cultural appropriation, and the humor of human vulgarity. She reads from her latest Bitch Media piece on the politics of consensual domination in sex and also chats about the “thousands of emails from Beckys” she’s received for her work and teaching her son about consent. You can follow her @randajarrar on Twitter and find her work at www.randajarrar.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 02 2018

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Episode 36: Every Day Is Ashura And Every Land Is Karbala

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This episode, we hear from Shias who are observing Muharram and Ashura — the commemoration of the death of the prophet’s grandson Hussein — and we talk about the power of grief to transform and empower. Plus: A conversation about what it’s like for Shia students to be in the minority in MSAs and other Muslim communities on college campuses. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow Zainab @zainabshah Follow Shereen @ShereenYousuf Follow Faiyaz @FaiyazJaffer Take the audience survey at survey.panoply.fm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 06 2017

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Episode 39: Halaloween

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We’re back with another jinn episode! This year, it’s all about taking the genie narrative beyond the lamp. First, a conversation with Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson about why jinn make for such compelling characters, her own experiences with jinn, and, of course, we talk a little Kamala Khan. Then, it’s a chill round of Do Better with Abid Anwar, where we tackle the jinn sex scene in “American Gods.” Plus, we bring you real life jinn stories from friends of the show. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow G. Willow Wilson @GWillowWilson Follow Abid @abid_ism Follow Elamin @elamin Follow Ikran @ikrandahir Follow Zainab @zainabshah Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast,  Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter,  Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething,  Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com.  Our music is by The Kominas.  Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 26 2017

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Episode 31: “Sorry I Ate You”

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Ahmed has a lot to process in this busy week of Eid Al-Adha and Hajj — he went to a halal butcher and zabiha slaughtered a lamb for the first time, so he calls up friend of the show (and Kominas singer) Basim Usmani to help digest his conflicting feelings. Before that, we catch up with Siraj Datoo, journalist and host of “The Pilgrimage” podcast, right before he rushes out the door for his flight to his first-ever pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. We’re making duah that Siraj’s ihram stays tightened! Plus an extra special audio postcard from the Kaaba. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow Basim @basiroti Follow Siraj @dats Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast, Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter, Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething, Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 31 2017

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Episode 29: God Giveth Biryani And God Taketh Away Pernil

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In the fourth episode of the Ramadan series, Ahmed talks to converts about the struggles and joys of finding community in immigrant Muslim masjids. First, we listen to some of the thoughts Chris St. Louis and Cassandra Villarreal recorded throughout the first few weeks of Ramadan. Then, we check in with them about cultural authenticity, losing pork but gaining biryani, and why it’s frustrating to be introduced as a convert. Then, Ahmed talks to poet Kima Jones about converting when she was full of wild teenage hormones, living in a mixed religious family, and anti-blackness in the masjid. Plus! Kima reads from her piece, The Aqiqa. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow Kima at @kima_jones Follow the show at @seesomething and watch our new videos at facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Subscribe to our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter Read Kima’s essay here: http://midnightbreakfast.com/aqiqah Read Pacinthe Mattar’s essay “How The Internet Made Ramadan Feel Like Home Again” here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/pacinthemattar/misfits-and-in-betweeners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 15 2017

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Jack Ryan and Terrorism on TV

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Jack Ryan, Amazon’s TV show based on the Tom Clancy character of the same name, features drone strikes, a Black American “good Muslim” character, and many of the tropes that have been around since Homeland and 24. So Ahmed decided to swallow his pride and try to watch it to see what he could learn. First, we talk to Salimah about the appeal of the show for your average Muslim TV binge watcher. Then, we speak with Professor Evelyn Alsultany, author of "Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11," to help give historical context to the depiction of Muslims in Terrorism TV. Also featured:  the return of Halal or Not!

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Nov 19 2019

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The Tribes of the Jinn

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Happy Halloween! Jinn, those mischievous beings made of smokeless fire, are one of three races featured in the Qur’an (humans and angels being the others). They’re important figures in folklore too and a common indicator of the religion’s adaption to local culture. Assistant Professor of History Ali A. Olomi joins the podcast to tell some spooky stories and to help us understand what the jinn really are.

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Follow Ali @aliaolomi. Read one of his viral threads on jinn here:https://twitter.com/aaolomi/status/1161724366456905728?lang=en.

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Oct 19 2019

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Long-Term Recovery

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You know that catchy jingle that starts our show? That’s by The Kominas, a punk band that’s been influential in South Asian and Muslim scenes. One of the guitarists, Shahjehan Khan, is a longtime friend of the show who has been open about his issues with mental health and addiction. There's a new Kominas album too this month, "The Systems Are Down," so we bring on Shahj to discuss about his struggles with addiction, how he’s turned around his life, and releasing the album on September 11th. Warning: we discuss include depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, and related topics.

Also--We’re bringing “Halal Or Not?” back, but this time we’re helping our listeners make halal not decisions. Call (646) 50-HALAL and tell us what you need help figuring out--we may call you back to figure it out live on the show. 

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Sep 24 2019

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Teaching Uyghur in America

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Over the past few years, China has increased its internment and surveillance of the Uyghur people for expressing their culture and Muslim religion. This has spread to the diaspora, where the community lives in fear of retaliation for family members back home, even for something as basic as teaching the Uyghur language itself. So, Ahmed talks to journalist Megha Rajagopalan about her groundbreaking reporting and the context for China’s growing surveillance state. Then, he talks to activist and teacher Irade Kashgary, co-founder Ana Care and Education, a Uyghur cultural and linguistic after-school program for kids and young adults in Northern Virginia. 

Special thanks to Munawwar Abdulla for production support and guidance on this episode.

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Links from the episode: thetarimnetwork.com, https://www.norightsnogames.org, and https://www.anacareeducation.com/.

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Sep 01 2019

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The Democratic Debates and Reclaiming The Narrative

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The July 30th and 31st Democratic debates had 20 (TWENTY!) candidates on stage. So, what do Muslim folks working in PR think about how the candidates fared? We invited on Firdaus Arastu, political consultant and activist, to discuss her work, how American Muslims can reclaim the narrative, and to break down the debates.

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Aug 06 2019

26mins

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Ramy

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Ahmed talks to Ramy Youssef, the writer and creator behind the Hulu show “Ramy” and the HBO Comedy Special “Feelings.” They discuss representation, future Muslim TV shows they hope to see, and why it’s important to resist being “the first.”

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Jul 23 2019

43mins

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Follow Me, Akhi

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Journalist Hussein Kesvani’s new book, “Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims” covers the many ways British Muslims use the internet. So Ahmed invites Hussein on for a cross-Atlantic conversation on growing up online. They talk about confronting Islamophobic trolls, No-Fap groups, and Muslim dating apps. It’s as wild and weird as the internet itself.

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Jul 13 2019

36mins

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Eid and Aladdin Snacks

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Ramadan and Eid zoomed by and in the meantime, Ahmed watched the new live-action Guy Ritchie Aladdin movie… and turns out kind of enjoyed it?  Controversial, yes, but you have to speak your truth. So we’re joined this week by Nida Abbasi and Maryam Adamu to discuss Eid traditions and why we had fun in Aladdin despite how flawed the movie is. Also making an appearance:  jinn-human romances, Heba Hasan’s love for Eid’s morning coffee, Salimah’s mishap with a mosque bounce house, and The Komina’s song, “Eid Mubarak.”

Also, we were limited in our mic setup this week and only had access to one, so the show will sound a little bit different this week.

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Jun 17 2019

32mins

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The Honest Struggle

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American Muslims have long participated in the struggle against mass incarceration, and this Ramadan, we speak to three people who can help us make sense of where things stand now. First, we talk to Sadiq Davis on his reentry journey through Muslim communities in Chicago and L.A. after 25 years in prison. Then, Justin Mashouf, the filmmaker who captured Sadiq’s story in the documentary “The Honest Struggle,” talks to us about prison reform and telling Sadiq's story with mercy and compassion. Finally, we talk to Dr. Suad Abdul-Khabeer about Believer’s Bailout, a community-led effort to bail out Muslims in pretrial incarceration and ICE custody as a form of zakat.

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May 30 2019

53mins

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Brown Boy Syndrome

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Ramadan Mubarak! We're happily loopy from our first week of fasting. In this episode, Ahmed talks to New York Times best-selling novelist, Fatima Farheen Mirza. Her novel, “A Place For Us,” explores the relationships between the children and parents of a Hyderbadi Muslim family and what happens when a brown boy doesn’t meet family and community expectations. It's kind of like that Warsan Shire tweet — "my dj name is dj eldest immigrant daughter." Plus: Salimah, Fatima, and Ahmed share their favorite suhoor memories.

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May 14 2019

33mins

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We're Back and Just in Time for Ramadan

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See Something Say Something is officially back, but we need your help! We’ve shifted to an independent, crowdfunding model; bear with us as we spend a few minutes discussing our new Patreon and how your donations will help us make the show. A big thank you to the all the Patrons who’ve already donated and help us keep the show going. But also: remember, we’re committed to providing this space for free and it is totally okay if you can’t support. After that, join us as Ahmed and Salimah discuss how they’re preparing for Ramadan this year.

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Apr 30 2019

23mins

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What exactly is Vogue Arabia, anyway?

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Ahmed's back for another short SSSS newsbrief! Salimah joins the podcast to talk about the three Somali models featured on April's Vogue Arabia cover, the freshmen Muslim congresswomen, Jordan Peele's "Us," and the attacks on Mali.

PLUS: we have a Patreon now. Donate to the show monthly and help us make the show! Head over to https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. More info on the next episode.

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Apr 09 2019

22mins

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Processing Christchurch

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Ahmed and Abu are back for a one-off episode processing the murder of 50 people in the Christchurch, New Zealand masjids by a white supremacist. Stay subscribed to the feed and our social feeds for more updates on the future of the show after BuzzFeed News.

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Mar 22 2019

25mins

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👀👋🏽

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Ahmed and See Something Say Something are leaving BuzzFeed News — so we’re taking a moment to reflect with Bim Adewunmi, Tabir Akhter, and Sara Yasin. Ahmed talks candidly about what the show set out to do, the future of See Something Say Something, and more. Plus, we read mail from our super smart and wonderful fans. Stay subscribed to the feed for future announcements or potential episodes of See Something Say Something. No promises, though! Keep in touch with Ahmed by emailing mailto:ahmed.a.akbar@gmail.com. Follow him @radbrowndads. Follow Bim @bimadew. Follow Tabir @tabir. Follow Sara @SaraYasin. Follow the show @seesomething on Twitter, https://www.instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething/ on Instagram, and http://facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast on Facebook. Watch Ahmed on Netflix: netflix.com/followthis. Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and http://kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 14 2018

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The Power Of Anger (And Comedy) with Aamer Rahman

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Comedian Aamer Rahman’s viral stand-up bit on “Reverse Racism” is a sharp, thoughtful, and hilarious take on a microaggression that has always been a struggle to respond to. Aamer joins us on the show this week to continue schooling us on political change, why Muslims have a right to feel angry, and why Desi food and Coke go oh-so-well together. And, some sad news. See Something Say Something will soon be ending its run at BuzzFeed News. Over the next couple of weeks,  we will be preparing a finale of some sort. In the meantime, share some of your favorite memories with us on Twitter and via email, we'd love to hear from you. Thank you so much for listening and being a part of this show. Watch Aamer’s new series, “Can We Kick It?” on IST’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL_-ZpLklew&list=PLGxN3JVgPDgP4EserlrbJIcp2tf6wvusV Follow Aamer: https://twitter.com/aamer_rahman Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 21 2018

37mins

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It’s My Party and I’ll Run if I Want To

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This week, we've got an elections update! Ahead of midterm elections, we're checking in with BuzzFeed News reporters on the Muslim candidates that ran for office this year. Talal Ansari gives us an update on everyone from Ilhan Omar to Rashida Tlaib and Abdul El Sayed. He tells us who's still in the running and what they're facing in their respective regions. Then, reporter Hannah Allam returns to the show to discuss her latest piece about Muslims in the Republican party. Check out Hannah's piece: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hannahallam/republican-muslims-gop-party-texas-anwar-khalifa Read Talal Ansari's reporting here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/talalansari Follow Hannah Allam on Twitter: @/HannahAllam Follow Talal Ansari on Twitter: @/TalalNAnsari Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 14 2018

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Mangoes & Memories Vol. 3: Preserving Culture Through Food

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We're back with the final installment of our food series! Each episode of Mangoes & Memories explores food through the lens of culture and politics. This week’s episode is about the Gullah/Geechee community and their fight to maintain their culture and history. First, BuzzFeed News reporter Hannah Allam discusses her reporting on Sapelo Island, Georgia and how the present-day Gullah community is taking legal action against the state to protect their land. She also introduces us to their ancestor, Bilali Muhammad, who was brought to America as an enslaved person, but was able to maintain some of the earliest traces of Islam in this country. Then, we're joined by Chef B.J. Dennis, a Gullah chef and culinary historian who has dedicated his career to learning about and preserving Gullah cuisine. Find Ahmed’s Eid lamb biryani recipe here: https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/2144568025865645/ Follow Hannah Allam on Twitter: @/HannahAllam Follow B.J. Dennis on Instagram: @chefbjdennis Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. (edited) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 07 2018

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Mangoes & Memories Vol 2: The Great Secret WhatsApp Mango Trade

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Mangoes are one of the world’s most treasured fruit, but for Indian and Pakistani immigrants, it’s nearly impossible to get the beloved Alphonso and Chaunsa varietals in America. In this episode, we explore why some people are willing to pay nearly $9 a pop for a taste of home. We talk to food writer Myles Karp about the complications Indian mangos have faced entering the US, from political bans to regulation to the plain old ravages of time and rot. Then, Ahmed calls up his cousin Medeeha who spent her summer in New Jersey as the middle woman for an international mango trade organized on WhatsApp. Plus: listeners and friends of the show share their relationship to the fruit. Read Myles' works on mangoes here: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/gyw4zb/alphonso-best-mangoes-india-us Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 31 2018

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Mangoes & Memories Vol. 1: The Lambs of Eid Al-Adha

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It’s a new food mini-series! Each episode of Mangoes & Memories will explore food through the lens of culture and politics. This week’s episode is about Eid al Adha and how some American Muslims are taking a more ethical stance towards meat consumption. First, a visit to the farm! Diane Abboushi of Halal Pastures walks us through a day of Eid celebrations at Halal Pastures, where she raises and prepares organic, grass-fed halal meat with her husband Samer. Then, Ahmed talks to Nuri Friedlander, Ph.D candidate in Islamic Studies at Harvard University, about why Muslims should care about the way animals lived, and not just the way they were slaughtered. Find Ahmed’s Eid lamb biryani recipe here: https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/2144568025865645/ Follow Nuri’s Instagam: @nurifriedlander Follow Halal Pastures @halalpastures and order halal meat from their website: www.halalpastures.com Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 24 2018

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Mental Health in the Muslim Community

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This week, we’re tackling a sensitive topic: suicide and mental health services in the American Muslim community. A few weeks ago, BuzzFeed News reporter Hannah Allam published a piece on the rise of suicide rates in the community and what can be done in terms of prevention and awareness. Ahmed talks to her about her reporting and also brings in rapper, chaplain, and artist Mona Haydar, who recently released a song about a friend who took her own life. If you or someone you know needs help, please try to talk to someone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. You can find the Khalil Center at khalilcenter.com. The main center’s number is (630) 474-4414 OR call the help line (855) 5HELPKC. (855) 543- 5752, during scheduled hours. You can find also call Naseeha 1-866-NASEEHA or find them at naseeha.org. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org. Follow Hannah @HannahAllam Follow Mona @mona_haydar Listen to her song, “Suicide Doors,” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghGxMxb1Mn4 (or wherever you find your music!) Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow the show on Twitter (@seesomething), Facebook (facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast), and Instagram (instagram.com/buzzfeedseesomething). Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 17 2018

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