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Personal Journals

See Something Say Something

Rank #124 in Personal Journals category

Islam
Personal Journals
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Each week, BuzzFeed News’ 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, BuzzFeed News’ 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.

iTunes Ratings

429 Ratings
Average Ratings
371
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8
7
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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

429 Ratings
Average Ratings
371
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
Read more

I also feel so seen and heard! Thank you!

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See Something Say Something

Rank #124 in Personal Journals category

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Each week, BuzzFeed News’ 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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of See Something Say Something

Rank #1: Ramadan Mubarak, with Oddisee

Jun 08 2018
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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

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Rank #2: The Queer Type

Aug 03 2018
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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.

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Rank #3: Episode 52: Clapback But Make It Fashion

Apr 20 2018
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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 r

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Rank #4: Salt Fat Acid Heat

Apr 27 2018
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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

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Rank #5: Banned Together — Part 3

Feb 02 2017
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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 abro

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Rank #6: Episode 16: Of Minder And Meeting People

Mar 16 2017
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Ahmed talks to three attractive, intelligent, and charming guests about the SINGLE life. Sara Farizan, Hady Barry, and Ahmed Hozain discuss Minder, dating, and how tedious it is to text people. Then, Ahmed calls up his dad to ask about his relationship history. Plus: Everyone plays a special, dating-themed edition of Halal or Not. Follow Ahmed Ali Akbar at @radbrowndads. Follow Sara @SaraFarizan. Listen to Hady’s podcast “Love in the Age of Minder” a href="https://soundcloud.

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Rank #7: Banned Together — Part 2

Feb 01 2017
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Can the courts overturn President Trump's executive order? This episode, Ahmed talks with law professor Muneer Ahmad, who filed a lawsuit over the weekend challenging the immigration and travel ban. They talk about the details of the lawsuit, why a federal judge issued a stay to halt deportations, and what the legal path forward is for overturning the ban. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow the show at a href="http://twitter.com

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Rank #8: Episode 44: “There’s Jojoba Oil in the Wind”

Feb 23 2018
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This week, we stan Ryan Coogler. Ahmed talks Black Panther with BuzzFeed culture writer/co-host of Thirst Aid Kit Bim Adewunmi and Senior Interactive Editor at Cosmopolitan Alexis Nedd. They explore the film’s representation of diaspora, queer erasure and plot their dream Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

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Rank #9: Episode 40: The Problem With Celebrity Sheikh Culture

Nov 02 2017
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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

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Rank #10: Episode 50: Stop Reading Bad Rumi Translations At Your Weddings

Apr 06 2018
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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

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Rank #11: Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce

Apr 20 2017
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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

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Rank #12: Episode 51: Everything Is Horrible It’s Getting Worse And We’re All Accepting It

Apr 13 2018
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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

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Rank #13: Episode 39: Halaloween

Oct 26 2017
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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

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Rank #14: Episode 20: In Conclusion...

Apr 13 2017
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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

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Rank #15: Episode 9: Zayn

Dec 16 2016
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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 @missyasinFollow Fariha at @fariharoisinFollow Farwa at @farwzzFollow Ahmed at a href=

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Rank #16: Pray For Zayn and Gigi

May 04 2018
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Is Thanos a thicc daddy? We get into the real issues facing our culture with all-star BuzzFeeders Bim Adewunmi and Tabir Akhter. From the internet ruining everything to why Muslims invented “orbiting,” it’s gonna be a pop-culture grab bag of an episode. Boy band savant Sara Yasin also stops by to help unpack the status of Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid (ZIGI!!!) and explain why we should WhatsApp our moms to pray for them.Plus: Bim and Ahmed will be on Netflix coming this Summer! Read more abo

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Rank #17: Mental Health in the Muslim Community

Aug 17 2018
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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

Play Now

Rank #18: Taking The Numb Out of Numbers

Jul 27 2018
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Have you ever wondered how many Americans are married to their cousin? How hairy the average woman of color is? Well! Data journalist Mona Chalabi has the answers to all your weirdest queries, often with whimsical and witty illustrations. Ahmed and Mona talk about how opinion polling has been used against Muslims, double standards of shame across cultures, and her contentious friendship with Sesame Street’s Count von Count.Follow Mona on Twitter and find her illustrated data sets on Insta

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Rank #19: Episode 49: The White Terrorist Double Standard

Mar 30 2018
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What does calling white radicals ‘terrorists’ accomplish? Is it a pandering rhetoric used by white liberals? Joining us to unpack media semantics and government policing around these issues are BuzzFeed’s VP Legal and Associate General Counsel Nabiha Syed with BuzzFeed News reporter Talal Ansari. Later we talk with Murtaza Mohammad Hussein, a reporter at The Intercept, to gut check the trial of Noor Salman, the wife of the Pulse shooter who is facing life in prison.Follow Nabiha @nabi

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Rank #20: Episode 43: 2/2 Mullahs Agree

Feb 16 2018
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We’re back for season 4! First amendment queen Nabiha Syed and gloom and doom DJ Sara Yasin join us for a good ol' round of Halal or Not. Later, we talk about how the FBI meme is appropriating Muslim culture, Hoda Katebi’s legendary local news clapback and the way white media folks try to 'support immigrant' voices, and inevitably otherize them.

Play Now

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: 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 #3: 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 r

Apr 20 2018
35 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.&nbsp

Apr 27 2018
27 mins
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Rank #5: 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 abro

Feb 02 2017
39 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 16: Of Minder And Meeting People

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Ahmed talks to three attractive, intelligent, and charming guests about the SINGLE life. Sara Farizan, Hady Barry, and Ahmed Hozain discuss Minder, dating, and how tedious it is to text people. Then, Ahmed calls up his dad to ask about his relationship history. Plus: Everyone plays a special, dating-themed edition of Halal or Not. Follow Ahmed Ali Akbar at @radbrowndads. Follow Sara @SaraFarizan. Listen to Hady’s podcast “Love in the Age of Minder” a href="https://soundcloud.

Mar 16 2017
57 mins
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Rank #7: Banned Together — Part 2

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Can the courts overturn President Trump's executive order? This episode, Ahmed talks with law professor Muneer Ahmad, who filed a lawsuit over the weekend challenging the immigration and travel ban. They talk about the details of the lawsuit, why a federal judge issued a stay to halt deportations, and what the legal path forward is for overturning the ban. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow the show at a href="http://twitter.com

Feb 01 2017
37 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 44: “There’s Jojoba Oil in the Wind”

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This week, we stan Ryan Coogler. Ahmed talks Black Panther with BuzzFeed culture writer/co-host of Thirst Aid Kit Bim Adewunmi and Senior Interactive Editor at Cosmopolitan Alexis Nedd. They explore the film’s representation of diaspora, queer erasure and plot their dream Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

Feb 23 2018
35 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 40: The Problem With Celebrity Sheikh Culture

Podcast cover
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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 #10: Episode 50: Stop Reading Bad Rumi Translations At Your Weddings

Podcast cover
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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 #11: Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce

Podcast cover
Read more

“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
Play Now

Rank #12: Episode 51: Everything Is Horrible It’s Getting Worse And We’re All Accepting It

Podcast cover
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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
Play Now

Rank #13: Episode 39: Halaloween

Podcast cover
Read more

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 #14: 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 #15: 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 @missyasinFollow Fariha at @fariharoisinFollow Farwa at @farwzzFollow Ahmed at a href=

Dec 16 2016
45 mins
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Rank #16: Pray For Zayn and Gigi

Podcast cover
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Is Thanos a thicc daddy? We get into the real issues facing our culture with all-star BuzzFeeders Bim Adewunmi and Tabir Akhter. From the internet ruining everything to why Muslims invented “orbiting,” it’s gonna be a pop-culture grab bag of an episode. Boy band savant Sara Yasin also stops by to help unpack the status of Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid (ZIGI!!!) and explain why we should WhatsApp our moms to pray for them.Plus: Bim and Ahmed will be on Netflix coming this Summer! Read more abo

May 04 2018
30 mins
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Rank #17: 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

Aug 17 2018
27 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: Taking The Numb Out of Numbers

Podcast cover
Read more

Have you ever wondered how many Americans are married to their cousin? How hairy the average woman of color is? Well! Data journalist Mona Chalabi has the answers to all your weirdest queries, often with whimsical and witty illustrations. Ahmed and Mona talk about how opinion polling has been used against Muslims, double standards of shame across cultures, and her contentious friendship with Sesame Street’s Count von Count.Follow Mona on Twitter and find her illustrated data sets on Insta

Jul 27 2018
39 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: Episode 49: The White Terrorist Double Standard

Podcast cover
Read more

What does calling white radicals ‘terrorists’ accomplish? Is it a pandering rhetoric used by white liberals? Joining us to unpack media semantics and government policing around these issues are BuzzFeed’s VP Legal and Associate General Counsel Nabiha Syed with BuzzFeed News reporter Talal Ansari. Later we talk with Murtaza Mohammad Hussein, a reporter at The Intercept, to gut check the trial of Noor Salman, the wife of the Pulse shooter who is facing life in prison.Follow Nabiha @nabi

Mar 30 2018
35 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 43: 2/2 Mullahs Agree

Podcast cover
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We’re back for season 4! First amendment queen Nabiha Syed and gloom and doom DJ Sara Yasin join us for a good ol' round of Halal or Not. Later, we talk about how the FBI meme is appropriating Muslim culture, Hoda Katebi’s legendary local news clapback and the way white media folks try to 'support immigrant' voices, and inevitably otherize them.

Feb 16 2018
33 mins
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