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See Something Say Something

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Rank #84 in Personal Journals category

Religion & Spirituality
Society & Culture
Islam
Personal Journals
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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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469 Ratings
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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

469 Ratings
Average Ratings
412
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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See Something Say Something

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Rank #84 in Personal Journals category

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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.

Rank #1: 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
46 mins
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Rank #2: 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
40 mins
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Rank #3: 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
44 mins
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Rank #4: Salt Fat Acid Heat

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Iranian-American chef, author of “Salt Fat Acid Heat,” and bundle of joy Samin Nosrat joins us on the show this week. We chat about her theory behind cooking without recipes, gender and race in the kitchen and her super secret upcoming show. Follow Samin @CiaoSamin and purchase her cookbook “Salt Fat Acid Heat” at https://www.saltfatacidheat.com/.  Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads.  Follow the show @seesomething and 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
Apr 27 2018
27 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 42: The Best (?) Of 2017

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2017 has been a unmitigated trash fire, and it’s our last episode of the season (and year!) so we’re sharing the (few) things that brought us joy this year. We talk to Krutika Malikarjuna about the year’s best new comedy, The Good Place. Then, we talk to Sara Yasin about the best so-bad-they’re-good headlines she’s collected in her newsletter, Please Kill Me. And then Ahmed calls up his dad to talk about why he thinks Victoria & Abdul was a must-watch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16 2017
31 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 52: Clapback But Make It Fashion

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This week we have two very different but equally exciting guests. First we speak with political fashion blogger Hoda Katebi about “sounding American,” how the East was gay until  colonization, and her new book club. Then, we chat with Katie Couric, American journalist and host of new Nat Geo series "American Inside Out", about "The Muslim Next Door," her exploration into stereotyping, representation, and conflict in the American Muslim community. Follow Hoda Katebi @hodakatebi and read her blog at www.joojooazad.com, join her book club @becauseweveread on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Katie Couric @katiecouric on Twitter and watch America Inside Out on the National Geographic channel and Hulu. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads. Follow the show @seesomething and 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
Apr 20 2018
35 mins
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Rank #7: Ramadan Mubarak, with Fatima Ali

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Eid mubarak! Concluding our Ramadan series is a very special guest, ‘Top Chef’ contestant Fatima Ali. Join us for a ‘mental quickfire challenge’ where Fatima composes an Eid meal for 6 using Ahmed’s fridge leftovers. We chat about her time on the show, how her Pakistani heritage influences her work and her recent battle with cancer. Read Ahmed's essay on dhabas and diaspora: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ahmedaliakbar/tikka-masala-is-a-scam-and-other-lessons-from-pakistani?utm_term=.qwJ8OD12WW Follow Fatima on Twitter and Instagram @cheffati. 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
Jun 15 2018
28 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 9: Zayn

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This week Ahmed brings on BuzzFeed news editor Sara Yasin as cohost to talk about Zayn Malik, pop icon. They’re joined by Zayn Malik scholar Fariha Roisin and twitter badass Farwa Zaidi to talk about Zayn’s zolo career, what it means to them to have a brown Muslim sex symbol, and the significance of power couple Zayn and Gigi. Plus, Sara brings Ahmed a special surprise. Follow Sara at @missyasin Follow Fariha at @fariharoisin Follow Farwa at @farwzz 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
Dec 16 2016
45 mins
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Rank #9: 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
39 mins
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Rank #10: 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.

Donate to the Patreon to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar.

$10 donors get access to the show’s Discord chat server.

Fill out this survey so we can get some advertising revenue: http://survey.libsyn.com/seesomethingsaysomething.

Follow Ahmed on Instagram and Twitter: @radbrowndads.

Follow Salimah on Instagram and Twitter: @salimahfm.

Follow Fatima @fatimafmirza on Twitter and @ffmirza on instagram.

Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email Ahmed at radbrowndads@gmail.com.

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

May 14 2019
33 mins
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Rank #11: 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.

Donate to the Patreon to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar.

$10 donors get access to the show’s Discord chat server.

Fill out this survey so we can get some advertising revenue: http://survey.libsyn.com/seesomethingsaysomething.

Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads.

Follow Salimah (on Instagram) @salimahfm.

Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email Ahmed at radbrowndads@gmail.com.

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

Apr 30 2019
23 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 6: College

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NYU freshmen Romaissaa Benzizoune and Zainab Babikir talk about what it feels like for them to be visibly Muslim on a college campus right now. Plus, Tabir really wants to know what cool things teens like. Follow Tabir at @tabir. Follow Zainab at @freethelioness. Read Romaissaa's writing: "I’m Muslim, but My Roommate Supports Trump" "At the Beach in My Burkini" 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 25 2016
37 mins
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Rank #13: 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
42 mins
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Rank #14: Brown Girls, with Fatimah Asghar

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Fatimah Asghar is a Pakistani-Kashmiri poet, writer, and co-creator of the web series ‘Brown Girls,’ which is currently in development with HBO. Her new book of poems, ‘If They Come For Us,’ released this week. Ahmed talks to her about the challenges and joy of creating for your own community, depicting queer love on screen, and what so many people get wrong about being an orphan. Buy Fatimah’s new book, “If They Come For Us”: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/565781/if-they-come-for-us-by-fatimah-asghar/9780525509783/ Watch “Brown Girls” here: http://www.browngirlswebseries.com/episodes/ Follow Fatimah @asgharthegrouch 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 10 2018
31 mins
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Rank #15: Banned Together — Part 3

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For the third episode in our Banned Together series, we sit down to process what it feels like to be a Muslim in America right now, or to hold a passport from one of the countries targeted by the President's immigration and travel ban. Ahmed talks with Moustafa Bayoumi, an author and associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, News Curation Editor at BuzzFeed. They talk about the history of the Asian Exclusion Act, the Quebec mosque shooting, and family abroad. Plus: Moustafa does a dramatic reading of the powerful/woke/badass/brilliant NY Taxi Worker Alliance statement on the #MuslimBan. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Moustafa at @BayoumiMoustafa, Follow Elamin at @elamin88, 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
Feb 02 2017
39 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 51: Everything Is Horrible It’s Getting Worse And We’re All Accepting It

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BuzzFeed reporters Hannah Allam and Talal Ansari found dozens of instances where state and local Republican politicians publicly attacked Islam. We sit down with Hannah and Talal to unpack the state of Islamophobia in American politics, civil rights fatigue, and the chaos presidency. Plus, ‘The Simpsons’ finally  responded to Hari Kondabolu’s documentary ‘The Problem With Apu’ on a recent episode and we talk about how  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it was. Read Hannah and Talal’s piece at: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahallam/trump-republicans-bashing-muslims-without-repercussions Follow Hannah Allam @HannahAllam, Talal Ansari @TalalNAnsari and 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 13 2018
26 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 8: Why Are Samosas In Every Single Book?

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Youth Lit authors Hena Khan and Sara Farizan talk about writing young Pakistani and Iranian characters, and wonder why every single book set in South Asia includes samosas. Plus, they give Ahmed some writing advice and read from their own work. Hena shares an excerpt from her forthcoming novel "Amina's Voice," and Sara reads from "Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel". Follow Hena at @henakhanbooks Follow Sara at @SaraFarizan Find a list of books recommended by Hena and Sara 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
Dec 09 2016
50 mins
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Rank #18: 👀👋🏽

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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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 40: The Problem With Celebrity Sheikh Culture

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There’s an important conversation about sexual harassment and assault happening across the United States. Things are no different for American Muslims. This fall, at least two major Muslim figures have been accused of abuse of power against women — the response has shown how difficult it can be for women to speak openly about abuse, and that many communities have a long way to go when it comes to supporting victims and survivors. So, we talk to BuzzFeed’s Hannah Allam about her reporting on Nouman Ali Khan and the women who are calling him out. Then, we have a frank conversation with Elamin Abdelmahmoud about how men can take on a bigger share of the work of fighting back against abuse. Read Hannah’s piece here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahallam/nouman-ali-khan-misconduct-allegations-and-backlash Read Elamin’s piece here: http://www.chatelaine.com/opinion/rape-culture-for-dummies-how-to-be-an-ally/ Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow Hannah @HannahAllam Follow Elamin @elamin 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 02 2017
37 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 7: Wookies Are Muslim

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Reza Aslan no longer wants to go on cable news and have to answer questions like "Does Islam promote violence?" Instead, he wants to focus on making a new sitcom for ABC, among other things. Hear why he thinks pop culture and storytelling is the real key to helping change American minds about Muslims. Follow Reza at @rezaaslan. Check out Secret Life of Muslims 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
Dec 02 2016
42 mins
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