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Best podcasts about Arab Americans

Latest podcast episodes about Arab Americans

Boston Public Radio Podcast
BPR Full Show: Wu v. Essaibi George

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 164:03


Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan weighs in on Deborah Birx, who helped run the pandemic response under the Trump Administration, testifying to Congress about how many lives could have been saved from COVID-19 had Donald Trump taken preventative measures. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Then, we ask listeners about their experiences with the ongoing nor'easter, and worsening extreme weather across the world. Juliette Kayyem gives an overview of the recently released Facebook files, and talks about what might happen if the Democrats cannot push through their spending bill. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu talks about her plan to improve housing, address the crisis at Mass. and Cass, support the cannabis industry and require proof of vaccination for restaurants and other indoor venues. Wu is a Boston City Councilor At-Large running for mayor of Boston. Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George discussing her approach to housing, solving Mass. and Cass and improving the MBTA, as well as her identity as Arab American. She also talked about her thoughts on cannabis and her husband's work as a developer. Essaibi George is Boston City Councilor At Large and a candidate for Boston mayor. Sy Montgomery gives the latest updates from the animal kingdom, including how squirrels store nuts, shark sightings along Cape Cod and why lemurs have rhythm. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and a BPR contributor. We end the show by talking with listeners whether or not they think jaywalking should be enforced and how, following propositions to raise fines for jaywalking.

Unswtnd + Unfltrd
Honesty is the Best Policy: Haram Police, Halal Dating Woes and Having Strict Parents w/ Salma Hindy

Unswtnd + Unfltrd

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 56:39


When it comes to relationships, are we entitled to the "carfax" of this potential partner? And if so, where can we get the honesty is the best policy when it comes to relationship warranties?Dear listeners, you're in for a treat because this episode is nothing short of hilarious even though we are unpacking loads of trauma.In today's episode, I sit down with Salma Hindy,  a biomedical engineer by day and accomplished comedian by night. And if you are familiar with who Salma is, then you know she brings a comedic twist to any conversation..Salma takes us back to her earlier childhood days which were void of music, going to the mall and basically anything a normal teenager was allowed to experience.If you grew up in a household with strict and conservative parents then you will most likely relate to Salma's crazy childhood stories.By default she also found herself as one of the elite members of the Haram Police. We talk about how her high school friendships were difficult to navigate because of her past judgmental ways. Fast forward to today - and the script has been flipped. Meaning that Salma is now facing scrutiny from this same group of people for her most recent personal choices. What does one do when your high school peers come out of the woodworks to give you a taste of your own medicine?I genuinely applaud Salma for her authenticity and her ability to not shy away from difficult conversations by being transparent about her experience with relationships, halal dating and how therapy has truly impacted her. Enjoy and follow the pod on Instagram:@unsweetenedandunfilteredFollow Salma Hindy on Instagram:@salma.hindyLearn more about Salma here:www.salmahindy.com

StudioTulsa
Arab Film Fest Tulsa: Screening soon at the Circle

StudioTulsa

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 29:29


On this edition of ST, we learn about Arab Film Fest Tulsa, which opens tomorrow (10/21) at Circle Cinema here in Tulsa and runs through Sunday (10/24). A joint presentation of Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Circle Cinema, and Mizna, an Arab American arts/cultural organization based in Minnesota, this festival will offer several feature-length movies (as well as a few shorts) of Southwest Asian or North African (as in, "SWANA") origin. The films will explore various aspects of art, identity, community, and family in order to convey the diversity and complexity of Arab and Arab American experiences. Our guests are Moheb Soliman, a TAF Fellow, and Lana Barkawi, the executive/artistic director of Mizna. (For more on Arab Film Fest Tulsa, please visit the Circle Cinema website .)

Ethnically Ambiguous
We Are Phay

Ethnically Ambiguous

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 79:33


In episode 221, the girls are joined by Arab-American and Atlanta based rapper Phay! They get into his upbringing in Illinois and then Georgia, how he got into rapping, his high school rap beefs, his friendship with his producer and fellow rapper Kelechi, and so much more! Check out Phay's music here! And listen to his new album Bake Sale now! You can follow Phay on Instagram and Twitter at @Phayweather. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The afikra Podcast
Performer Andrea Assaf: Eleven Reflections on September [Outline]

The afikra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 29:42


In this Outline event, we talked to Andrea Assaf about her latest project, 'Eleven Reflections on September.' The project explores Arab American experience, wars on and of terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Outline:Outline is a process-focused conversation that looks at guests' individual projects rather than their full bodies of work. The conversation sketches the journey of the project; the spark of curiosity that led to the project, the process of implementing the idea, the struggles that emerged throughout the implementation, and the aftermath of the project that includes new questions and new ideas. The name “Outline” stems from the idea of creating a retroactive project outline which is part of a broader emphasis on the process of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking from a nuts and bolts perspective. Outline is not discipline-specific; the series will be held with artists, academics, writers, filmmakers, among others. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp   FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.com

The LA Report
The Sunday Edition: Arab-Americans and the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The LA Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 52:58


In part II of our 9/11 special: The September 11th attacks and the treatment of American Muslims afterwards also galvanized a generation of young Arab American activists to organize and call for a bigger voice in American political life. In this conversation from AirTalk with Larry Mantle, we explored how that happened.   Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav

A Quest for Well-Being
Soulmates: Going Beyond The Love Story

A Quest for Well-Being

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 39:27


— The best universal definition of a soulmate is feeling deeply connected to another person but not in a dependent or needy way. Your soulmate is your fellow traveler on the journey of life—you need one another to grow beyond the limitations of your individual selves. The guiding principle in a relationship between soulmates is that needs are equally met because a soulmate relationship should challenge you to move from selfishness to giving. The signs you've met your soulmate are kind of infinite and can overlap with the different kinds of soulmates you encounter in your lifetime. An important truth about relationships is that you have to create love and nurture soulmate connections. Love isn't delivered to us because we believe we deserve it. We must work at being loving and then we'll receive love in return. Valeria Teles interviews Dr. Michael Tobin  — the author of “Riding the Edge, A Love Song to Deborah.”  — The book chronicles a six-month transformative journey in 1980 when Deborah, an Arab American, and Michael, an American Jew, bicycled across Europe, Lebanon, and Israel where they confronted the challenges of love, war, and identity. Dr. Michael Tobin has been a marital and family psychologist for 45 years. He's been with his life partner, soulmate, and wife, Deborah, for 47 years. They are the parents of four and the grandparents of 14. He is the founder of the award-winning website, www.wholefamily.com where you can find numerous articles about relationships. He is also the author of a book on marital affairs. Dr. Michael has been an author and playwright since he was twelve when he wrote a monumental play about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising that had over 20,000 actors on stage at one time. For logistical reasons it was never produced. On his way to becoming a psychologist, he was a former US Army officer, glacier climber, marathon runner, and restauranteur. He also claims to be the first entrepreneur to introduce granola to Connecticut.  To learn more about Dr. Michael Tobin and his work, please visit:  https://www.drmichaeltobin.com & https://www.wholefamily.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

Stateside from Michigan Radio
9/11 Impact on Arab Americans

Stateside from Michigan Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 21:33


Tomorrow marks two decades since September 11th. Twenty years later, we're still trying to wrap our heads around its impact. Today, we're looking at a specific piece of this story, one that's especially relevant in Michigan. Michigan is home to the largest population of Arab Americans in the U.S. and since 9/11 Arab or Muslims - or people perceived as Arab or Muslim - have experienced intensified policing and discrimitation. GUESTS: Zahra Huber, podcaster and photographer Ali Harb, journalist  Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside's theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

But Where Are You Really From?: An Asian-American Struggle
S4 EP14 20 Years Later: Revisiting the Impact of 9/11 ft. Anna Masad & Ziad Elsahili

But Where Are You Really From?: An Asian-American Struggle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 38:09


20 years have passed since the horrendous events of 9/11. It feels like ages ago, and at the same time, just like yesterday. For most of us, thinking back on 9/11 brings back sad memories of a vulnerable time for our nation. However, for Arab-Americans, those feelings go even further because there is a clear delineation between life before and life after 9/11 in terms of how welcome and accepted they have felt by American society. In honor of the 20th anniversary of this landmark day, we invite Arab-American guests Anna Masad and Ziad Elsahili to discuss their memories of 9/11, and the impact that the consequent Islamaphobia ignited by that date has had on their lives immediately after the incident, as well as the continuing biases they face to this day. From being racially profiled at airport security because of their names to explicitly being called derogatory terms for cheap laughs, we discuss all the subtle and direct ways that being Arab in America is distinct from the experiences of those from other communities. On a more positive note, we end the episode by discussing ways in which we see hope for more acceptance of the diverse range of communities in the U.S. as a result of the more open conversations we as a nation are having around race relations, diverse perspectives, and generally thinking outside of oneself. ---- For those still reading, let's dedicate a moment of silence and respect to all those who have lost their lives, family, and friends on 9/11 and in the 20 year long war we're finally closing the chapter on. Thank you to all the heroes who have fought for, and continue to fight to keep our country and our allies safe. ------- Season 4 Partner - 5AM Ramen: Use our discount code: REALLYFROM5 at checkout on instantramen.jp to get 5% off your order + free worldwide shipping of premium, curated instant ramen shipped direct from Japan. Oishii!

GirlChatSports
Ep 249: The need for Speed w/ guest Toni Breidinger, first Female Arab-American NASCAR driver & new NBA vaccine policy.

GirlChatSports

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 55:58


The ladies chat racing w/ Special Guest Toni Breidinger, first female Arab-American NASCAR driver. At just 22yrs old, Toni is already the all-time winningest female in United State Auto Club (USAC) driver and made her first appearance at Daytona in February. Mo & Mel hear of the racers start in go-karts at age 9yrs and her transition into the ARCA Menard Series. She's already partnered with Triller for the rest of the 2021 season, has multiple sponsor & endorsement deals & has her eyes set on the future, making Professional racing a goal & accepting for the younger generation of girls! Listen in to hear about her story, her pet “Fetty Hop”, he goals for her racing future as well as the inclusion of women & minority women in a (Caucasian) male dominated sport! Plus Mo & Mel chat Hot Topics; Cam released by the Patriots, the NBA vaccination policy for New York & San Francisco, Las Vegas Aces star tests positive for Covid & Mel's disappointment with Hard Knocks episode 4. Of course we bring the latest Sneaker Drops, so tune in! You can find Toni here: https://tonibreidinger.com/ Instagram/Twitter: @tonibreidinger We are #LIVE on Facebook LIVE each Wednesday through the GirlChatSports YouTube & Facebook & Twitter pages. Miss the LIVE show? Don't worry we can also be found on your favorite podcast app through our LinkTree link https://linktr.ee/girlchatsports and on 24/7 AM Radio Network Wednesday at 7pm PT/10pm ET. GirlChatSports is always looking for businesses or products to partner up with, send us an email, let's connect! We can't wait to hear from you! #Subscribe #Listen #Follow #Like & #Share Reach out to us on Social Media (Instagram & Twitter) or email GirlChatSports@gmail.com to give us your feedback and any topics you would like to have addressed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/girlchatsports/support

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
Osama Siblani, Publisher of the Arab American News

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 10:44


SportsJam
Toni Breidinger Races through Barriers as the First Arab-American Female NASCAR Driver

SportsJam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 25:49


The first Arab-American female NASCAR driver Toni Breidinger joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about her rising career on the track and how her family and fans are cheering her on

Ray Hanania on politics, media and life
How Jackie Mason missed an opportunity to promote peace

Ray Hanania on politics, media and life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 22:43


Jackie Mason and how he missed the punchline of his life July 26, 2021 Season 3, Episode 5 (Retaped as Episode 8 -- 8-8-21) Ray Hanania looks back at his fight with Jewish Comedian Jackie Mason when Hanania was booked to perform at Zanies Comedy Club in August 2002, nearly one year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Hanania explains how he turned to comedy as means of helping Americans to better understand Arabs, Palestinians and Muslims and talks about his background. He also discusses how humor is a fundamental talent of great journalists and one of the most powerful forms of effective communications. Zanies had been working with Hanania through 2001 and 2002 and his comedy performances were getting coverage from major news media including CNN, the Today Show and many regional newspapers. An Arab American performing comedy after Sept. 11, 2001 was a news story. In July 2002, Zanies informed Hanania that they were going to give him his own show, 9 performances over a six day period. Several weeks before the performance, Zanies owner Rick Uchwat called him to say that Jewish Comedian Jackie Mason needed a place to practice his comedy in preparation for a new Broadway show in late September and October. He asked if Hanania had a problem appearing with Mason, a Jewish comedian. Hanania said of course not. Zanies took 3 of Hanania's shows and made Mason the opening act and Hanania the feature act. When Mason finished the three shows, Hanania would return to be the opening major act for the remaining six shows. Hanania thought it was big break. But on the opening night on Tuesday, Mason's wife/manager Jyll Rosenfeld called to say that Mason did not want Hanania to open for him because "he is Palestinian." The performance had been filled with Hanania's friends, family, relatives and even the news media. Linda Moses, the Zanies Manager, called Hanania at home before he left for the show to tell him, only two hours before the opening, that Mason isn't want him to be on the show. In this audio podcast, Hanania talks about all that the media coverage, Mason's hypocrisy and lies, and why Zanies and the news media sided with Mason, a famous Hollywood comedian and actor rather than with him, a SouthSide Chicago former Vietnam Era Veteran and former City Hall Newspaper reporter. Subscribe to Ray Hanania's free eNewsletter and get the latest columns and podcasts and information on his public performances and comedy shows by visiting www.SuburbanChicagoland.com. Read Ray Hanania's column on this topic in the Arab News Newspaper by clicking here.

Sylvester Stallone Fan Podcast Network
Where There's A Willis There's A Way - The Siege

Sylvester Stallone Fan Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 72:43


This week we talk about a pre-9/11 story about terrorism, Arab-Americans, American imperialism, and more! Join us as we discuss how to critique a movie that seemed to bite off more then it could chew! Check us out at: williswaypod.com Josh's Ranking of Bruce Willis Films: https://letterboxd.com/cosmicjosh/list/bruce-willis-ranked/ Kendrick's Ranking of Bruce Willis Films: https://letterboxd.com/special_k/list/bruce-willis-ranked/ Email us: williswaypod@gmail.com https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-siege-1998

Where There's A Willis There's A Way - A Bruce Willis Podcast

This week we talk about a pre-9/11 story about terrorism, Arab-Americans, American imperialism, and more! Join us as we discuss how to critique a movie that seemed to bite off more then it could chew! Check us out at: williswaypod.com Josh's Ranking of Bruce Willis Films: https://letterboxd.com/cosmicjosh/list/bruce-willis-ranked/ Kendrick's Ranking of Bruce Willis Films: https://letterboxd.com/special_k/list/bruce-willis-ranked/ Email us: williswaypod@gmail.com https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-siege-1998

Ray Hanania on politics, media and life
Jackie Mason and how he missed the punchline of his life July 26, 2021

Ray Hanania on politics, media and life

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 22:47


Jackie Mason and how he missed the punchline of his life July 26, 2021 Season 3, Episode 5 Ray Hanania looks back at his fight with Jewish Comedian Jackie Mason when Hanania was booked to perform at Zanies Comedy Club in August 2002, nearly one year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Hanania explains how he turned to comedy as means of helping Americans to better understand Arabs, Palestinians and Muslims and talks about his background. He also discusses how humor is a fundamental talent of great journalists and one of the most powerful forms of effective communications. Zanies had been working with Hanania through 2001 and 2002 and his comedy performances were getting coverage from major news media including CNN, the Today Show and many regional newspapers. An Arab American performing comedy after Sept. 11, 2001 was a news story. In July 2002, Zanies informed Hanania that they were going to give him his own show, 9 performances over a six day period. Several weeks before the performance, Zanies owner Rick Uchwat called him to say that Jewish Comedian Jackie Mason needed a place to practice his comedy in preparation for a new Broadway show in late September and October. He asked if Hanania had a problem appearing with Mason, a Jewish comedian. Hanania said of course not. Zanies took 3 of Hanania's shows and made Mason the opening act and Hanania the feature act. When Mason finished the three shows, Hanania would return to be the opening major act for the remaining six shows. Hanania thought it was big break. But on the opening night on Tuesday, Mason's wife/manager Jyll Rosenfeld called to say that Mason did not want Hanania to open for him because "he is Palestinian." The performance had been filled with Hanania's friends, family, relatives and even the news media. Linda Moses, the Zanies Manager, called Hanania at home before he left for the show to tell him, only two hours before the opening, that Mason isn't want him to be on the show. In this audio podcast, Hanania talks about all that the media coverage, Mason's hypocrisy and lies, and why Zanies and the news media sided with Mason, a famous Hollywood comedian and actor rather than with him, a SouthSide Chicago former Vietnam Era Veteran and former City Hall Newspaper reporter. Subscribe to Ray Hanania's free eNewsletter and get the latest columns and podcasts and information on his public performances and comedy shows by visiting www.TheDailyHookah.com

MFA Writers
Tarik Dobbs — University of Minnesota

MFA Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 59:43


Drawing attention to American and Israeli occupation in the Middle East, Tarik Dobbs of the University of Minnesota crafts experimental poetry based on extensive research and personal experience. Tarik joins Jared to discuss the role of poetry in shaping political perspectives, writing as a collaborative process, and how universities can create a more inclusive and diverse academic community. Tarik Dobbs is an Arab American queer writer born in Dearborn, MI, on stolen land of the Chippewa, Ottawa, & Potawatomi people. Dobbs's poems appear in AGNI, APR, Best of the Net, Missouri Review Online, & Poetry Magazine. A 3rd-year MFA student at the University of Minnesota, Dobbs is Assistant Editor of Great River Review and founded Poetry Online, a nonprofit web magazine. Their poetry chapbook, "Dancing on the Tarmac," was selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi (Yemassee, 2021). Find them at tarikdo.com. MFA Writers is hosted by Jared McCormack and produced by Jared McCormack and Hanamori Skoblow. New episodes are released every two weeks. You can find more MFA Writers at MFAwriters.com. Twitter: @MFAwriterspod Instagram: @MFAwriterspodcast Facebook: MFA Writers Email: mfawriterspodcast@gmail.com

Chats from the Blog Cabin
194: Chatting with Weam Namou about the Cultural Stereotypes surrounding Arab Americans

Chats from the Blog Cabin

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 57:57


Weam Namou was born in Baghdad to an ancient lineage called the Chaldeans (Neo-Babylonians who still speak Aramaic). She's an award-winning author of 14 books, an international award-winning filmmaker, journalist, poet, and Ambassador for the Authors Guild of America (Detroit Chapter). She hosts a half-hour weekly TV show and founded The Path of Consciousness, a spiritual and writing community. She created Unique Voices in Films, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, and Namou's work has been published in many national and international publications. One of her best-known books, The Great American Family, won the Eric Hoffer Award, and she wrote, produced, and directed an award-winning documentary based on the same book. Additionally, she has written and directed Pomegranate the movie, which you can learn more about at www.PomegranateMovie.com. Very few stories represent Arab Americans in a positive light. Pomegranate is a refreshingly original, inspirational book that aims to help bridge cultural stereotypes through the relatable story of Niran, a young, liberal Iraqi Muslim immigrant struggling to balance ancestral traditions with the freedom of youth. Grab her book Pomegranate https://amzn.to/3vf1lqa { Affiliate Link} https://www.instagram.com/weamnamou/ https://twitter.com/weamnamou https://weamnamou.com/ https://www.facebook.com/weamnamou https://pomegranatemovie.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chatsfromtheblogcabin/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chatsfromtheblogcabin/support

Smart Women Talk Radio
Monetize Your Message, Monetize YOU! with Renée Ahee

Smart Women Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 49:44


 Why networking is NOT a lost art. How to determine your USP (Unique Selling Proposition) *P.S. Selling is NOT a 4-letter word! How to create your key messages, communicate your value; in other words, how to sell without selling.Renée Ahee is a public relations and marketing professional with more than 40 years in the corporate sector and private practice. Her career has also included successful executive management of non-profit organizations.In business since 1999, her company, In Other Words, LLC, provides public relations and marketing services to for-profit and non-profit clients like Marygrove College in Detroit, where she crafted and executed full marketing plans and told stories about the Marygrove experience in social and traditional media, through speech writing and media relations.She co-founded the Arab American Women's Business Council, a non-profit organization providing education, professional development and networking opportunities for Arab American business and professional women.To learn more about Renée, visit www.inotherwords-llc.com

2 Queer Arabz
Representing Palestinian Identity in the Arts with Arab-American Filmmaker Extraordinaire Cherien Dabis

2 Queer Arabz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 57:50


Cherien Dabis talks with Aisha Mershani, and stand-in cohost Roya Rastegar, about her Palestinian identity and how she represents Palestine in Hollywood. Cherien talks about the haters, and the supporters, in the industry and how she has navigated it all. She also gets personal about her queer identity and how that played a role in her work and life. The three discussed her films Amreeka and May in the Summer, the TV shows she's worked on, such as the original L Word, and Ramy, the latest violence by Israel and the subsequent online activism for Palestine. 

Taste Radio
From ‘Z' To A -- How This Fast-Growing Brand Flipped The Script To Win On Shelf

Taste Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 48:15


This week, we're joined by Alexander Harik, founder and CEO of Zesty Z, a brand of condiments, popcorn and seasonings inspired by the Mediterranean diet. Born in Brooklyn, Zesty Z debuted in 2017 and has attempted to introduce Middle Eastern flavors to American households via easily understood and accessible products, beginning with its flagship zaatar and olive oil blend, which gained national distribution at Whole Foods within a year of its launch. The company has since extended the brand via a three-SKU line of popcorn infused with Mediterranean flavors, such as thyme and feta, and a line of table seasonings, which includes everything bagel and zaatar varieties.  In an interview featured in this episode, Harik discussed the duality of Zesty Z as an authentic Mediterranean food brand whose products are designed to reach a broad set of consumers, how he initially won over independent retailers on his way to coast-to-coast distribution, the process of scaling from a single product to a platform brand and how he's navigated challenges and surprising roadblocks as an Arab-American food entrepreneur. Show notes:  0:48: Sipping Aguas Frescas Out Of A Trophy… It's A Thing. Also, You'll Want Your Microwave For This. -- NOSH reporter Erin Cabrey helped kick off this episode, which arrived just ahead of BevNET and NOSH's Virtually Live Summer 2021. The hosts discussed the agenda for the event, which is loaded with informative panels, interactive discussions and much more, along with the recently held New Beverage Showdown 21 competition, which was won by aguas frescas brand Agua Bonita. Later, they spoke about an innovative take on microwave popcorn, exquisite frozen desserts, better-for-you pantry staples and “electrifying” beverages. 18:51: Interview: Alexander Harik, Founder/CEO, Zesty Z -- Harik sat down with Taste Radio editor Ray Latif and spoke about the origins of the company, how its whimsical name differentiates Zesty Z from legacy Mediterranean food brands and the key elements of a first market-viable product. He also explained his process for landing the brand's first 25 retailers, how he built strong relationships with local and national Whole Foods buyers and how he chose popcorn as the brand's second and most scalable product line. Later, he discussed how the bigotry and racism he experienced in the wake of 9/11 impacted his journey as a food entrepreneur and why he's concerned that Arab-Americans are not classified as a minority group by some industry organizations.  Brands in this episode: Zesty Z, La Colombe, A Dozen Cousins, Agua Bonita, Olipop, Opopop, Dolcezza Gelato, Vybes, Electra, Unlit, High Road Craft Ice Cream, Incredo Spreads, Not Just Co., Nutella, Siete, Dang Foods

2 Queer Arabz
Episode 9 Teaser. Representing Palestinian Identity in the Arts with Arab-American Filmmaker Extraordinaire Cherien Dabis

2 Queer Arabz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 1:36


Episode 9 Teaser. Representing Palestinian Identity in the Arts with Arab-American Filmmaker Extraordinaire Cherien Dabis

USArabRadio
Dearborn Area City Election Heats Up

USArabRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 57:19


A record number of Arab Americans are running for office in the Dearborn area city elections in August. Three Arab Americans out of seven candidates are vying to replace retiring Dearborn Mayor Jacque O'Riley and 12 Arab Americans are running for city council. In Dearborn Heights, one Arab American is running for mayor and three are running for the city council. Who are the candidates for mayor in Dearborn and what do they expect to accomplish? Journalist Khalil Hachem hosted some of the candidates Hussein Berry, Gary Woronchak, Tom Tafelski and Kaletter Willis. Dr. Nahed Ghazzoul discussed the dire situation for refugees in Syria. The closure of the humanitarian crossing in northern Syria puts millions of Syrians at risk, who desperately need the relief. Dr. Ghazzoul is a researcher at Nanterre University, MoDyCo Research Centre in Paris, France. US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690 AM, WDMV 700 AM, and WPAT 930 AM. Please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/ Web site : arabradio.us/ Online Radio: www.radio.net/s/

Paseo Podcast
Episode 64: Puerto Rican & Palestinian Solidarity w/ Dr. Sara Awartani

Paseo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 63:32


On today's show we welcome Dr. Sara Awartani. We're going to talk about settler colonialism and armed struggle within the context of Puerto Rico and Palestine, examples of Puerto Rican and Palestinian solidarity, and hear some of her literary suggestions on where people can begin to educate themselves on Puerto Rico and Palestine independence. She is a Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. An interdisciplinary U.S. social movement historian, her research, publications, and teaching interrogate twentieth century Latinx and Arab American radicalism, interracial solidarities, policing, and American global power. Host, Joshua Smyser-DeLeon's Twitter ★ https://twitter.com/jsdeleon Donate: https://www.savechicagomedia.org Podcast Website ★ https://www.paseomedia.org YouTube Channel ★ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiErkggr7eqspgCfR9jUOZA Facebook ★ https://www.facebook.com/paseopodcast Twitter ★ http://twitter.com/PaseoPodcast Instagram ★ https://www.instagram.com/paseopodcast Direct Download ★ https://www.paseomedia.org/episodes Apple Podcasts ★ http://ow.ly/9Agz50COMEF Google Podcasts ★ http://ow.ly/u80T50COMF1 Spotify ★ http://ow.ly/2g8h50COMFo Pitch A Story ★ https://www.paseomedia.org/contact Block Club Chicago Feature on the Podcast ★ http://ow.ly/MWu550COMH ★ About Our Guest(s) ★ Dr. Sara Awartani ★ https://saraawartani.com ★ Partners + Additional Credits ★ Puerto Rican Cultural Center Website ★ https://prcc-chgo.org CIMA ★ https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/independent-media-alliance-about-cima/Content?oid=82156315 Sounds ★ MEINL Percussion Donate: https://www.savechicagomedia.org

Boyce of Reason
s03e92 | Through the Looking Glass: A Detrans Story, with Issa Ismail

Boyce of Reason

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 79:16


Issa Ismail speaks to me about her transition and detransition, her experience growing up as an Arab American, of her hardships with identity and sexuality, and how the transition and then detransition process have added to her understand of self and life. Her documentary can be found at https://www.ayearintransition.com Find her on instagram and tiktok @issaxismail Support this channel: PayPal.me/benjaminboyce

Inform & Connect: An American Foundation for the Blind Podcast
Inform & Connect, Season 2: Sara Minkara, Founder of Empowerment Through Integration and “Discovery in the Dark” Creator

Inform & Connect: An American Foundation for the Blind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 29:01


Melody's guest on this episode of Inform & Connect is Sara Minkara, founder and board member of Empowerment Through Integration and “Discovery in the Dark” series creator. Leveraging all aspects of her identity—as a blind, Muslim, Arab-American woman—Sara uses blindfolds as a tool to encourage guests to embrace their own and others' multiple identities, ultimately leading to true empowerment and inclusion. Sara has received multiple awards for her passionate advocacy, including Forbes' 30 Under 30, the Echoing Green Fellowship, and the Clinton Global Initiative Outstanding Commitment Award. “Sarah's Discovery in the Dark series is innovative and unique and contains teachable, empathetic moments to anyone with an open mind,” Melody Goodspeed, AFB Major Gifts Specialist. Transcript

Gravy
Syrian-ish: Damascus Meets Little Rock at Layla's Restaurant

Gravy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 22:56


Arab American and Middle Eastern immigrants have had a unique experience in the U.S. With a history that dates back more than 100 years, Arab Americans of every generation have brought their food and history with them, and have often used restaurants as a center of culture and a way to create their own American and Arab story. In Arkansas, one popular restaurant owner has married his love of his hometown Damascus, Syria, and his love of his present home of Little Rock. The result is delicious in taste, rich in history, and demonstrative of Arab American ingenuity that's existed for generations.  

Essential Dissent
Eyewitness Syria - Resisting US Imperialism

Essential Dissent

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 53:18


Audio from a webinar produced by the International Action Center (IAC): iacenter.org Buy Essential Dissent a coffee ($3): https://ko-fi.com/essentialdissent On May 26, 2021 14 million Syrians voted in Presidential elections, overwhelmingly reelecting President Bashar al-Assad. An independent, international delegation of observers called the election "the legitimate, democratic expression of the Syrian people" and noted that "for many Syrians, the election represents the imminent ending of the war, the defeat of foreign plots, and hope for the future." Join 4 participants from the delegation for an eyewitness account of the situation in Syria as the country continues to push back U.S. intervention, reassert its sovereignty, and rebuild after years of imperialist war. Panelists: Johnny Achi, E.E. Co-founder, Arab Americans for Syria Kobi Guillory Co-Chair, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Wyatt Miller Minnesota Anti-War Committee Ted Kelly International Action Center Co-Editor, Tear Down the Walls! Hosted by Scott Williams  International Action Center, Participant in 2014 Delegation to Syria Essential Dissent Online: iTunes podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yyq9w8sy YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yxz8ehks Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y64ufjeh a-Infos Radio Project: https://tinyurl.com/y5k6t4ub Twitter: @e_Dissent

COVID NoiseFilter - Doctors Explain the Latest on COVID-19
Arab-American Communities, Access to Prenatal Care, Russia's Struggles, and Drugs Targeting the Immune System

COVID NoiseFilter - Doctors Explain the Latest on COVID-19

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 10:01


Today our expert Infectious Disease and Community Medicine doctors discuss the latest on COVID-19. We talk about the hardships faced by Arab-American people during the pandemic, as well as how a non-profit is helping Indian parents access prenatal and infant care, how Russia has been struggling to vaccinate their population, and the promising results for drugs that target the immune system. As always, join us for all the COVID-19 information you need, explained in clear terms by health experts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/noisefilter/message

At the Core of Care
Vaccine Confidence Identifying Trusted Messengers

At the Core of Care

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 37:14


Vaccine Confidence: Identifying Trusted Messengers is the final episode in our six-part COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence series hosted by At the Core of Care. In this episode, we hear from nurses across the country about what it means to be a trusted messenger and how to address vaccine hesitancy in the communities they serve. We talk to nurse practitioner, Dr. Meriam Caboral-Stevens and nurses, Opeyemi Ogunniyi and Reglita Laput. Dr. Meriam Caboral-Stevens is a researcher and faculty member at Eastern Michigan University in the School of Nursing and faculty at the university's Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies. She shares with us what her vaccination rollout experience has been like so far in developing outreach efforts within Michigan's Asian and Arab American communities. We also speak to registered nurses Opeyemi Ogunniyi and Reglita Laput. Opeyemi Ogunniyi is a registered nurse in Houston, Texas, and is currently working in the medical-surgical unit. She shares her experience navigating vaccine hesitancy with patients and what she is hearing from family and friends in her hometown, Lagos, Nigeria. Reglita Laput is a community health nurse in Michigan and Director of Clinical Services for a homecare program. She also serves as the current president of the Philippine Nurses Association of in Michigan and has been active in helping organize community-based vaccination events. This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

Model Minority: Uniquely American
Ep 9 - Documenting Our Histories

Model Minority: Uniquely American

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 59:18


Stories. Histories. What differentiates one from the other? And, why are they so important to document? With so much going on right now - India’s coronavirus surge, the free Palestine movement, BLM, Stop Asian Hate, and so much more - sharing and saving our stories are more important to presenting history fairly, than ever before. In this episode, Nidhi speaks with the people who are documenting Asian, African and Middle Eastern stories in real-time. Join us as we meet the storytellers, the change-makers and the documenters of the world. Catch the people featured in this episode and their work using the links below: Malek and Anwar are documenting Arab American stories on their podcast, CommuniTea in Arabic, and just kicked off Season 2! Hana Baba is sharing stories from the Black diaspora and celebrating Black joy and diversity on her podcast, The Stoop. Jaki Yi’s studies have been published (woohoo!) , check them out here and here. Sangay Mishra’s book Desi’s Divided is on Amazon and also available at the University of Minnesota bookstore. Lakshmi Sridaran and the team at South Asians Leading Together (SAALT) have published new work here Randy Kim’s podcast, the Bahn Mi Chronicles, also just kicked off a brand new season centered on SE Asian LGBTQ+ stories. Thank you, shukriya, for listening. Please share this podcast episode with a friend if you enjoyed it, and give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ! Credit to Corky Lee’s full interview goes to BRIC TV (check it out here) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgRBKLSi_3k --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nidhi-shastri/support

Leading Equity
LE 193: Are We Complicit? The Palestinian Narrative and Untold Story with Dr. Sawsan Jaber

Leading Equity

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 36:34


About Sawsan Jaber, Ph.D. Dr. Sawsan Jaber is a global educator of 20+ years. She has held a variety of leadership positions both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Jaber is currently a high school English teacher at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park. She founded Education Unfiltered Consulting. She works with schools around the country on curriculum mapping, strategic planning, custom tailoring a social justice curriculum for schools, and anti-bias training. Dr. Jaber is a Board Director of Our Voice Alliance (OVA) charged with amplifying the voices of teachers of color to create more equity for students of color. She completed her Ph.D. with a focus on inclusion and belonging of students from marginalized communities. Additionally, Sawsan is one of the founders of the Arab American Education Network (AAEN). She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has focused most of her research on engaging students in equity work and advocating for Arab and Muslim students. She offers the experience of being a member of a minority group as the daughter of refugees from Deir Yasin, Palestine. Sawsan is a lifelong learner in an ever changing world. Dr. Jaber has been featured in several conferences and podcasts. Show Highlights Why we need to bring more awareness for our Palestinian families Misrepresentation of Arab Americans and Muslim students Historical significance regarding Israel and Palestine What educators can do regarding the Israel-Palestine Conflict Resources Connect with Sawsan educationunfiltered@gmail.com Twitter: @SJEducate Additional Resources Books to Understand the Israel-Palestine Conflict Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics Loss of Land Learn more about the Advocacy Room

USArabRadio
Arab Americans Protest The Carnage In Gaza

USArabRadio

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 59:15


Journalist Khalil Hachem discussed the attacks on Palestinians with Imad Hamad, Amer Zahr and Abdallah Hammoud Imad Hamad, executive director of the American Human Rights Council and a long time activist for justice and equality. Abdallah Hammoud is state representative for the 15th District that includes Dearborn and a candidate for Dearborn Mayor. Amer Zahr is a law professor at Wayne State University and a local activist. The episode was broadcast: 21/5/2021 US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690 AM, WDMV 700 AM, and WPAT 930 AM. Please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/ Web site : arabradio.us/ Online Radio: www.radio.net/s/

Axios Today
Pro-Palestinian protests in Michigan

Axios Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 10:54


Thousands of Arab Americans and Muslims took to the streets in Dearborn, Michigan yesterday to protest President Biden’s support for Israel. This was as Biden visited the city to talk about the electric vehicles from a Ford plant. Plus, why so many Hispanic people in the U.S. want vaccines but aren’t getting them. And, a call for better police training. Guests: Sarah Rahal, city reporter for The Detroit News, director of racial equity and health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Samantha Artiga, and Axios' David Nather. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The political ramifications of Israel’s actions Unvaccinated Hispanic Americans are more likely to say they want a shot ASAP The slow moves to improve police training Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
Osama Siblani, Publisher of Arab American News

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 10:46


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
Osama Siblani, Publisher of Arab American News

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 10:46


Standby for Places
In The Green Room, feat Dunya J. Karam

Standby for Places

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 47:46


Standby for Places' Director of New Works and Author of Woes of Just Another White Girl, Dunya J. Karam sits down with co-creator Margie Zarcone to discuss her play, her experience being an Arab American woman, and more.

USArabRadio
Eviction Sparks Israeli, Palestinians War

USArabRadio

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 58:46


journalist Khalil Hachem discussed the ongoing conflict with Dr. Hany Bawardi, Dr. Khalil Jahshan and Dr. Brad Roth Dr. Bawardi is an Associate Professor of History and Arab American Studies. Aside from developing and teaching a wide range of courses, Dr. Bawardi owns one of the most extensive archival collections and video recorded interviews of their kind from early Arab American immigrants. Publications include "The Making of Arab americans: From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship.” Dr. Jahshan is a Palestinian American political analyst and media commentator. He serves as Executive Director of the Arab Center Washington DC. Previously, Dr. Jahshan served as Executive Vice President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and Director of its government affairs affiliate, National Association of Arab Americans (NAAA)-ADC. Dr. Roth is a Professor of Political Science and Law at Wayne State University in Detroit. He holds a J.D. from Harvard University (1987), an LL.M. in international and foreign law from Columbia University (1992) and a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California at Berkeley (1996). He is the author of Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1999), Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement (Oxford University Press, 2011), and a wide range of book chapters, journal articles and commentaries dealing with questions of sovereignty, constitutionalism, human rights and democracy. The episode was broadcast: 13/5/2021 US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690 AM, WDMV 700 AM, and WPAT 930 AM. Please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/ Web site : arabradio.us/ Online Radio: www.radio.net/s/

Earth and Spirit Podcast
Life on the Edge: Gary Paul Nabhan on Borders, Margins, Empires, and Wildness

Earth and Spirit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 64:47


Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan is a first-generation Arab-American who has spent his life crossing borders. An agrarian ecologist and ethnobotanist whom Time magazine called the father of the local food movement, his work straddles both sides of America's southern border in Arizona. As a professed ecumenical Franciscan brother, his spiritual practice goes far beyond the walls of institutional religion, and his new book, Jesus for Farmers and Fishers, describes the struggles of those living on the margins of empire, in the ancient Middle East and today. In this conversation, Gary reflects on the richness and challenges of life that unfolds on the wild edges of places, societies, and religion. Book recommendation: Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System, by Gary Paul Nabhan Gary's website: https://www.garynabhan.com/ Borderlands Restoration L3C: https://www.borderlandsrestoration.org/borderlands-restoration-l3c.html Earth & Spirit Center website: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/

Breaking Pita With Zee
The Labeling of Mass Shooters: Terrorism Vs. Mentally Ill

Breaking Pita With Zee

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 31:11


Why is it that when Arab-Americans are involved in mass shootings, it's called terrorism? But when it's a white man, he has mental health issues? Host Zahra Huber is joined by Nadia Bryant as the two talk about the verbiage around mass shootings and attacks that draw different pictures depending on the skin color and ethnicity of the shooter.

We Are Photographers
Jessica Kobeissi - Creating YouTube Success

We Are Photographers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 58:17


Jessica Kobeissi is an Arab-American portrait and fashion photographer from Detroit, Michigan. With over 140+ million views, she is the #1 female photographer on YouTube and has created several popular viral photography series such as “4 Photographers Shoot The Same Model” and “Taking Pictures of Strangers”. Her photography has appeared in NBC News, BBC, CNN, Cosmopolitan, The Sun, Buzzfeed, DailyMail, and The Mirror. Fear of the unknown can be so overwhelming that it keeps us in a place where we don’t want to be. In this episode, Jessica talks about overcoming her fears and finding the courage to pursue her dream of being a full-time photographer. She also talks about her work as a Youtuber, how she deals with criticism, why she loves test-shoots and the difference between agency and freelance models. While facing many challenges and risks on her journey, Jessica is still a firm believer in collaboration over competition and is working hard to create a welcoming environment for other photographers. This is We Are Photographers with Jessica Kobeissi and this is her story.Connect with Jessica Kobeissi: jessicakobeissi.com | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeAt CreativeLive we believe there is a creator in all of us. If you’re looking to get fresh perspectives, inspiration or skills to boost your hobbies, business or life head over to creativelive.com and check out The Creator Pass, our subscription that gives you anytime on demand access to over 2000 classes taught by the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs.Connect with your CreativeLive community: creativelive.com | IG @creativelive | TW @creativelive | YT @creativelive | FB @creativeliveConnect with your host Kenna Klosterman: IG @kennaklosterman | TW @kennakphotoSubscribe, rate & review We Are Photographers wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts! We’d love to hear from you.

She's a Woman with Miz Cracker
Toni Breidinger: The Meaning of Drive!

She's a Woman with Miz Cracker

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 43:05


Toni Breidinger is an American professional stock car racing driver. She competes part-time for Young's Motorsports in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 82 Chevrolet Silverado, and the ARCA Menards Series, driving the No. 02 Chevrolet SS. With her first race in the truck series, she officially made history as the first-ever Arab American female driver to participate in any NASCAR national series, according to NASCAR. You can listen and subscribe to us on your favorite podcast platform https://bit.ly/ShesAWomanPodcast. If you wanna support the show, and get all the episodes ad free go to https://shesawoman.supercast.tech/. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/ShesAWomanPodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Play-Mates: Find Your New Favorite Play!
Off-White, or The Arab House Party Play by Alyssa Haddad

Play-Mates: Find Your New Favorite Play!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 51:54


In this episode, Brynn gets to talk to the playwright herself, Alyssa Haddad, about her play, Off-White, or The Arab House Party Play. We learn about the culture of early 2000s teens, the rise and fall of Myspace and AIM, and the racism that Arab-Americans faced after the events of 9/11, and we get a special treat from Breaking and Entering Theater Collective-- an audio clip from their recent production of the play! If you like Y2K nostalgia, heartbreakingly authentic accounts of teenager-dom, and effective discussions of racism in America, this one's for you! Alyssa Haddad: www.alyssahaddad.com Breaking and Entering Theater Collective: www.bethtrco.com ; @bethtrco on Instagram Arab-American Heritage Month: - https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/04/april-is-arab-american-heritage-month/ - https://www.insightintodiversity.com/national-arab-american-heritage-month/ - https://www.womansday.com/life/inspirational-stories/g27195411/arab-americans-in-history/ - http://arabstereotypes.org/who-are-arab-americans/arab-american-culture Email: playmatespodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @playmatespodcast Website: www.playmatespodcast.weebly.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brynn-hambley/support

Victory Lane
Episode 104: Toni Breidinger

Victory Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 74:00


Toni Breidinger has and continues to be a trailblazer in motorsports. Being the first female Arab-American in NASCAR and winningest female in USAC history, Breidinger doesn’t pay too much attention to her historic achievements, but rather is focused on the here and now of making it in NASCAR. She joins Davey this week (14:45) to discuss her upbringing in California and getting started go-karting with her twin sister and father. She also recalls how breaking her arm in a crash at a young age didn’t deter her from pursuing her passion. Breidinger details what being the first female Arab-American driver means to her personally, and why she was surprised that nobody came before her. She also explains how being a woman in racing doesn’t occupy her mind as much as it does others as well as her catchphrase: “the car doesn’t know gender.” Hear the coincidental story of how she got the opportunity with Young’s Motorsports, and why she didn’t expect to be moving up the ranks this quickly. She dives into her racing career on pavement (and a little dirt), the learning process she’s going through and how the pandemic provided her unforeseen opportunities on track. Plus, Breidinger’s appearances on The TODAY Show, The Ellen Show and others have introduced her to a national audience. Hear how Breidinger has navigated being in the national spotlight recently, how she deals with haters thinking she’s not truly a racer. How does she utilize social media (where she has over a combined 1 million followers) to her benefit? She explains, along with her experiences modeling and that leading to sponsorship on track, her struggles while moving to Charlotte and her pet bunny named Fetty Hop. Davey recaps Alex Bowman’s win at Richmond and questions what’s happened to the Virginia short track in recent years. He also briefly previews Talladega and Papa Segal gives an ode to a 93-year-old who stays young behind the wheel.

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
LOVE IS AN EX-COUNTRY by Randa Jarrar, read by Randa Jarrar

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 6:24


Throughout this absorbing memoir-in-essays, there are moments where you can hear laughter beneath author Randa Jarrrar’s narration. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this journey across the U.S., told by Palestinian American writer and professor Jarrar. Her warm, no-nonsense tone adds levity to the heavy subject matter, which includes domestic abuse and sexual violence. But her laughing voice, sly asides and obvious affection for friends and lovers also highlight what make this a memorable listen: her exuberance, self-love, and pride in her identity as a fat, queer, Arab American woman. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Random House Audio. Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com Religions of the World tells the remarkable story of some of the faiths which have helped to shape the way we live today. Aimed at younger listeners, it introduces the history and scriptures, beliefs and customs of some of humanity’s most enduring religious traditions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Queer Arabs
Episode 156 [in English]: Lena Harbali

The Queer Arabs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 0:49


Lena Harbali is an LA-based Syrian-American multidisciplinary artist working in fashion, writing, music, visual art, and more. Lena discusses how growing up in various places – Michigan, Belgium, and Japan – shaped her perspective on the world. She recounts her journey into designing, and eventually modeling, with the goal of making fashion for all body types and gender expressions. She also talks about recording her recent EP, embracing her voice, and releasing the throat chakra. We discuss how art can at once be a form of expression and something to hide behind – and learning to share ourselves more directly…

The Queer Arabs
Episode 154 [in English]: When We Were Arabs, part 2

The Queer Arabs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 0:43


  Massoud Hayoun is a Los Angeles-based journalist and writer. His book When We Were Arabs recounts his grandparents’ lives in Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, and Los Angeles as a decolonial reclamation of Jewish Arab identity. In part two of our two-part conversation, Massoud explains his decision not to include his queer identity in the book–with the intention of focusing on his grandparents’ stories and the anticolonial message, but also with some concern about making himself a singular voice on Queer Arab issues. We also discuss the challenges of writing for a mixed or unknown audience, where accounts of homophobia in…

The Queer Arabs
Episode 153 [in English]: When We Were Arabs, part 1

The Queer Arabs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 0:44


Massoud Hayoun is a Los Angeles-based journalist and writer. His book When We Were Arabs recounts his grandparents’ lives in Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, and Los Angeles as a decolonial reclamation of Jewish Arab identity.  In part one of our two-part conversation, Massoud explains the process of conceptualizing and writing this book alongside his grandmother. We discuss the challenges of balancing our cultural focus on the past with the need to imagine a better future, and how claiming an identity can be a political choice. We also talk about how concepts of gender play out in our personal and political lives,…

Between Two Worlds
Arab American Christian: Hadeel on Being a Third Culture Kid

Between Two Worlds

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 55:59


Change Management Specialist for an international company, Third Culture Kid, and American in Amsterdam, Hadeel McCall shares about how she can relate to being between two worlds on multiple fronts. Her dad was an American missionary serving in Jordan, and her mom is one of the .1% of Jordanians who are Palestinian Evangelical Christians, so she grew up half Arab in a post 9/11 America. This sensibility has helped her relate to others who lived in that tension too. Who find themselves not fully belonging wherever they live. But she has an answer to that homeless feeling. Other Topics Discussed: Scott and Hadeel talk about how they first met each other, including an intense mayor face off in the game Werewolf and standing and pointing at each other at their church in Amsterdam What it was like to grow up Arab American including the different parenting styles of her parents' cultures. She talks about how they had an arranged marriage and that Christmas was often like my big fat Greek wedding meets sarcastic small town Pacific Northwest family. The different ways we can feel like an outsider in our own culture. The "flying the coup moment" for Hadeel with an Arab mother. The fear her mom had of Hadeel moving to Amsterdam and not having a "male covering" to protect her. And how Hadeel argued that if we believe that Jesus is good, he can also be that covering for us. The white water outdoor summer camp that broke Hadeel and made her take more ownership of her faith in God and ultimately addressed her longing to belong. The frustration of being a woman in Christianity and wondering why the Bible only addresses men. Wondering if she is valued in Christian culture if she is not married. And the danger of putting her faith in her career and trying to never be dependent on others. The positive side of Covid in that it forced us to slow down, not make so many plans, and actualy deepen your connections with the people and place where you live Response vs Reacting: being intentional about taking our first raw thoughts to God and a trusted few. Being a non-anxious presence in an anxious world. Questions for the Community: Will we carry the resting rhythms and deep connections post Covid? How do you experience the difference between responding and reacting in life? How do you address that feeling of not fully belonging? Find Hadeel at: @hadeelmc Listen to her Podcast: Real With Hadeel Message Us: You can e-mail (https://betweentwoworldspodcast@gmail.com/) us your questions directly or follow us on Instagram or facebook (@betweentwoworldspodcast) and become part of the conversation. Also find us on YouTube: (BetweenTwoWorlds - YouTube) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/betweentwoworldspodcast/message