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See Something Say Something

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Rank #184 in Personal Journals category

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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439 Ratings
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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.

Validating

By mtinthed - Sep 12 2018
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I also feel so seen and heard! Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

439 Ratings
Average Ratings
381
19
8
7
24

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.

Validating

By mtinthed - Sep 12 2018
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I also feel so seen and heard! Thank you!

Cover image of See Something Say Something

See Something Say Something

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #184 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: Ramadan Mubarak, with Oddisee

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Growing up in the oasis of the DMV, rapper Oddisee, aka Amir Mohammad, was surrounded by other black, immigrant, and Muslim families. On the show, he chats about how this influenced his viewpoint as a rapper and the in-between space he occupies as a Sudanese-American. Plus: he talks about making music during Ramadan and how touring in Europe made him realize — wow, white people actually have culture!Follow Amir @oddisee. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads and the show @seesomething.Watch

Jun 08 2018
28 mins
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Rank #2: 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.&nbsp

Apr 27 2018
27 mins
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Rank #3: 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

Oct 28 2016
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Rank #4: 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 a href="ht

Nov 10 2016
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Rank #5: 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.

Aug 03 2018
44 mins
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Rank #6: 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.

Nov 16 2017
31 mins
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Rank #7: 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

Apr 13 2018
26 mins
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Rank #8: 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=.qwJ

Jun 15 2018
28 mins
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Rank #9: 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 @NifMuhamma

Apr 06 2018
34 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 27: Prayers Over Here, Kidz Bop Over There

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In the second part of our Ramadan miniseries, Ahmed talks about the mosque and the challenges around building community. He’s joined by Hind Makki, creator of Side Entrance, and Margari Aziza, a writer and co-founder of The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, to talk about how the mosque can exclude women and black American Muslims, and why third spaces have popped up to serve communities. Then, Ahmed calls El-Farouk Khaki, the founder and Imam of the Toronto Unity Mosque, to hear about radical taw

Jun 01 2017
41 mins
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Rank #11: 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 discu

Nov 04 2016
40 mins
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Rank #12: 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-

Aug 10 2018
31 mins
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Rank #13: 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 co

Jun 08 2017
39 mins
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Rank #14: 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 Ah

Oct 26 2017
42 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 19: Do Better

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Do you ever wish you could reimagine badly-written Muslim characters on TV and in movies? This week, Ahmed and BuzzFeed's Abid Anwar come up with some corrective fan fiction for an episode of a beloved 90s sitcom with a problematic character. Then, BuzzFeed UK writer and DJ Khaled expert Gena-mour Barrett joins Ahmed to discuss their favorite Asahd memes. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads.Follow Abid at @A

Apr 06 2017
38 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 20: In Conclusion...

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Colonialism! Hip-hop! Appropriation! It’s a bit of all of the above in this episode. Ahmed talks to Mona Haydar about the video for her song Hijabi, what it means for a Syrian-American to rap, and dealing with microaggressions. Then, Ahmed plays a game of “Did the English Steal This Word From Your People?” with real-life meme, college freshman, and artist of bitterness Kiren Rizvi. Follow Mona @mona_haydar Follow Kiren @gothistani Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndad

Apr 13 2017
44 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce

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“Muslims don’t drink” — how many times have you heard that before? In the first of a series of episodes about intoxicants, Ahmed invites Barnard Professor of Religion, Najam Haider, to provide some context about the role of alcohol in Islam. They talk about intoxicated Sufi mystics, coffee addiction, and why tiramisu can tear a relationship apart. And be sure to stay tuned for more episodes on American Muslims' relationship to alcohol and weed! Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads Foll

Apr 20 2017
28 mins
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Rank #18: 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 N

Nov 02 2017
37 mins
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Rank #19: 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 th

May 18 2017
45 mins
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Rank #20: 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 @radbrowndadsFollow Zainab @zainabshahFollow Shereen @ShereenYousufFollow Faiyaz @FaiyazJafferTake the audie

Oct 06 2017
40 mins
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