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The Takeaway
Tasers Kill

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 14:02


On January 3rd, Keenan Anderson returned to the familiarity of L-A for what was supposed to be a short visit. He'd recently set out to embark on a new professional career: that of educator as a high school English teacher in Washington, D-C. Kenan hoped to collect a few belongings left behind in the city after the move to his new home. Instead, the man remembered by his uncle for his fearlessness in the face of challenge and adversity, was killed by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. As tasers remain ubiquitous in police departments across the nation, and officers continue to kill using the weapon, we're left to wonder if they're truly “less lethal”. Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing joins for more.  

The Pakistan Experience
The Acting Process, Theatre and Joyland - Ali Junejo - #TPE 238

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 129:08


The star of Joyland, Ali Junejo, comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss his process, his thoughts on acting, Joyland, Waiting for Godot, Absurdism, and Equus. Why is Ali Junejo not on social media? How was he cast in Joyland? What does it take to be a proper actor? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Becoming an actor 13:38 Community spaces, creative process 28:40 Social media, focusing on the art 39:44 Absurdism and translations 49:36 Equus and the acting process 1:04:20 Method acting and characterization 1:15:43 Musicals and reading processes 1:25:43 Joyland and the Punjabi accent 1:38:26 Theatre Vs film 1:46:37 Audience Questions

KERA's Think
From the archives: Why does the government care about labeling your gender?

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 44:09


A person's sex designation on official documents has a lot to do with the state they live in. Paisley Currah is professor of political science and women's & gender studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the category of “sex” on government documents and what that says about the future of transgender rights. His book is “Sex Is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity.” This episode originally aired on August 16, 2022.

The Pakistan Experience
Why all of you must read The Murder of History by KK Aziz - Shehzad Ghias - Book Review

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 7:22


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89

The Pakistan Experience
Why PPP won Karachi Elections and the Lyari Gang War - Waqas Alam - #TPE 237

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 121:44


Waqas Alam comes on TPE for an explosive episode of the podcast from why PPP won the LB elections to insane stories of the Lyari Gang War. Baloch journalist Waqas Alam discusses democracy, student politics, Karachi's Urdu Speaking Crisis and Rigging. Waqas Alam Angaria is a journlaist associated with Geo News and used to be the President of Progressive Students Federation Karachi and NSF. He covers safari, heritage and disasters, and has been covering the floods in Sindh and Balochistan. Waqas is a Baloch born in Lyari, Maula Madad and moved out from Lyari in 2002 during the period of the Lyari gangwar, when the rivalry between Arshad Pappu and Rehman Dacoit became headlines The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Waqas's background, local elections, casual racism 11:59 Karachi elections: MQM and PPP 20:33 The Urdu speaking crisis 29:53 Land and colonial after effects 38:47 Democracy and student politics, election day and rigging 53:21 Lyari and Rehman Dakait 1:03:14 Tales of Lyari 1:19:08 Making of Uzair Baloch 1:29:39 The people's perspective and end of conflict 1:47:14 Audience Questions

In The Thick
A Civil Rights History Lesson

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 38:54


In this rebroadcast episode from 2021, Maria and Julio are joined by Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College, historian, author and co-editor of “Julian Bond's Time To Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.” They talk about the legacy of activist, politician and educator Julian Bond and the lessons from his lectures - compiled in the new book - on the civil rights movement and what it teaches us about the fight for racial justice and radical change. ITT Staff Picks:  “Critics of Black Lives Matter have held up King as a foil to the movement's criticisms of law enforcement, but those are views that King himself shared,” writes Jeanne Theoharis in this 2021 essay for The Atlantic.  Patrick Darrington spoke to the authors of “Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism,” about why Dr. King should be firmly situated within the Black radical tradition, for Teen Vogue.  “We cannot all those who continue to harm our communities preach peace and patience while profiting off our collective misery. Honoring King and the beloved community demands more of each of us and our contributions to the greater good,” writes Anoa Changa for NewsOne.  Photo credit: The Associated Press  

The Pakistan Experience
(REUPLOAD) Finding Mumtaz in Joyland - Rasti Farooq - Actor - #TPE 236

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 129:21


Some people were having issues playing the audio version of this podcast and the Nabil Gabol podcast. Reuploading this one to see if this works - if it does, will also reupload the Nabil Gabol podcast. Do let us know. Thanks! Rasti Farooq is an actor, writer and producer. She played Mumtaz in Joyland, the first Pakistani film to be shortlisted for the Oscars. She has also starred in several short films, theatre plays and cineplays, and has co-written and produced award winning animated short films, Swipe and Shehr-e-Tabassum at the Lahore based animation studio, Puffball. Rasti comes on the podcast to discuss writing, acting, Joyland, the guilt of being an artist in Pakistan, LUMS, fan theories about Joyland, the internet's reaction to the movie, theatre and finding joy in her art. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 The guilt of being an artist in Pakistan 9:00 Rasti's Journey 24:00 Shehzad's Journey 29:30 Art/Film/Drama ka kya point hota hay? 37:00 Problematic Movies 45:00 Online reaction to Joyland 1:00:00 Discussing Joyland and the guilt of Joy 1:05:00 LUMS 1:11:30 School Plays and Theatre in Lahore 1:22:00 Being cast in Joyland 1:25:00 Discussing Mumtaz and the Acting Process 1:32:00 *Film Spoilers* 1:47:00 Audience Questions

The Pakistan Experience
Finding Mumtaz in Joyland - Rasti Farooq - Actor - #TPE 236

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 129:29


Rasti Farooq is an actor, writer and producer. She played Mumtaz in Joyland, the first Pakistani film to be shortlisted for the Oscars. She has also starred in several short films, theatre plays and cineplays, and has co-written and produced award winning animated short films, Swipe and Shehr-e-Tabassum at the Lahore based animation studio, Puffball. Rasti comes on the podcast to discuss writing, acting, Joyland, the guilt of being an artist in Pakistan, LUMS, fan theories about Joyland, the internet's reaction to the movie, theatre and finding joy in her art. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 The guilt of being an artist in Pakistan 9:00 Rasti's Journey 24:00 Shehzad's Journey 29:30 Art/Film/Drama ka kya point hota hay? 37:00 Problematic Movies 45:00 Online reaction to Joyland 1:00:00 Discussing Joyland and the guilt of Joy 1:05:00 LUMS 1:11:30 School Plays and Theatre in Lahore 1:22:00 Being cast in Joyland 1:25:00 Discussing Mumtaz and the Acting Process 1:32:00 *Film Spoilers* 1:47:00 Audience Questions

Sessions With Mary Jane
Sessions With Mary Jane Ep 96 Richard Aviles of Rico Podcast

Sessions With Mary Jane

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 54:12


Jordan, Reena and Brendan have on comedian, podcaster and veteran Richard Aviles to talk about Missouri, Puerto Rico, Interviewing interesting people and much more. Find The Rico Podcast by going to https://www.youtube.com/@ricopodcast https://open.spotify.com/show/5XevSVVlPVlfHBcMK2azoS?si=59054efe32464395 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rico-podcast/id1584577877 https://www.instagram.com/rico.podcast/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/ricopodcast/ We have a bunch of Improv, Standup Comedy and Storytelling shows coming up. Please go to lnhstudios.com/shows to grab tickets We just released our short film, Knock, for free. go to lnhstudios.com/knock to watch Come take a Comedy class with Brendan or Jordan at lnhstudios.com/classes I am sending you 1π! Pi is a new digital currency developed by Stanford PhDs, with over 25 million members worldwide. To claim your Pi, follow this link https://minepi.com/jfreeeze and use my username (jfreeeze) as your invitation code. Free Crypto https://r.honeygain.me/JORFRFD773Definitely an app worth checking out. Lets you earn crypto free! https://coin.onelink.me/ePJg/9e29869acoinbase.com/join/fried_1w_ Tune in for unbiased and scrubbed news stories brought to you by Jordan Fried (@jfreeeze), Reena Ezra (@reenaezrahere) and Brendan O'Brien (@brendanohbrien) of Late Night Hump (@latenighthump). Other podcasts are found at lnhstudios.com/podcasts In early 2019, Reena Ezra, Brendan O'Brien and Jordan Fried met performing comedy in Suffern, NY. They realized they had a passion for comedy writing and decided to put on their Circuit Break Comedy Variety Show. After the success of that show, they looked for a new venue to put on a Wednesday night comedy show. The working title for the show that never was was Late Night Hump, and although the show never happened in its original form, Reena, Brendan and Jordan have been creating and producing together under the moniker @latenighthump ever since. Reena Ezra (@ReenaEzraHere) Reena Ezra is a performer, writer, and producer from Mahwah, NJ. She studied Biology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where she was a member of The Improv Technicians. She performed at the Del Close Marathon, Steel Stacks Improv Festival, the Hartford Improv Festival, Muchmore's, Montclair Film, Just Jake's, and Rhino Comedy, where she was a founding member of another improv troupe called The Hammerheads. She is also a co-founder of a video and comedy production company called LNH Studios. She currently produces and writes sketch comedy as well as the live, variety show, Circuit Break. Jordan Fried (@JFreeeze) Jordan Fried is a comedian and filmmaker from Warwick, NY. He studied Digital Media Production and English at Tulane University, where he was a member of Cat Mafia Comedy. He's performed at Rhino Comedy, Eastville Comedy Club, Hell Yes Fest, Binghamton Comedy and Arts Festival, New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival and Northern Virginia Comedy Festival. He produces the comedy variety show, Circuit Break; Late Night Hump at NJ Weedman's Joint; and he is a founding member of the improv troupes, Duly Noted and The Mutts. Portfolio Here Brendan O'Brien (@BrendanOhBrien) Brendan O'Brien is a writer, comedian, filmmaker and improv teacher from Warwick, NY. He received his B.A. in Screenwriting from Brooklyn College. He has over 9 years of improv experience having previously performed with the Rockland-based improv troupe "The Plan B Players". He is a founding member of The Rhinos improv troupe and Duly Noted musical improv troupe. He designed and taught the improv curriculum at Rhino Comedy. He is a writer and producer for Late Night Hump and the Circuit Break Variety Show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sessionswithmaryjane/message

The Pakistan Experience
Untold Stories about the Pakistan Cricket Team - Mirza Iqbal Baig - Sports Journalist - #TPE 234

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 91:12


Pakistan's foremost Cricket Journalist, Mirza Iqbal Baig, comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss the Pakistani Cricket Team, PCB, Pakistan's performance, Babar Azam, Sports Journalism, Negativity on the Media and Match-fixing. Listen to Mirza Iqbal Baig tell stories about the Pakistan Cricket Team you have never heard elsewhere. Was Ramiz Raja's tenure better or Najam Sethi's? Why did Pakistan lose the series to England? Which players were involved in match-fixing? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. Mirza Iqbal Baig is a Sports Journalist, Commentator and Host. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Rameez Raja and Najam Sethi's PCB tenure, PSL doubts, Sarfaraz Nawaz, Javed Miandad 14:28 England series and player attitudes 20:01 Sports hosts holding people and players back 31:16 Pakistan's fear of loss, ignored talent 39:52 Selection process, spot fixing, match fixing 56:02 Domestic fixing, investigations, journalistic biases 1:06:39 Stadium conditions, partying and security, team spirit 1:17:13 Audience Questions

Dear Abbie - The Non-Advice Podcast
Nostalgia and Yearning

Dear Abbie - The Non-Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 12:18 Transcription Available


For most of my life, I've lived under a low-hanging cloud of yearning. The Germans call it Sehnsucht. It's romantic longing for a fog-enshrouded, mystery-enfolded, beckoning future. . .Abigail L. Rosenthal is Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.  She is the author of A Good Look at Evil, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, now appearing in an expanded second edition and as audiobooks.  Dr. Rosenthal writes a weekly column for “Dear Abbie: The Non-Advice Column,”  where she explores the situation of women. She thinks women's lives are highly interesting. She's the editor of The Consolations of Philosophy: Hobbes's Secret; Spinoza's Way by her father, Henry M. Rosenthal.  She's written numerous articles that can be accessed at Academia.edu .They say you are what you eat, but it's been my experience that you are what you believe. People live and die for the ideas they believe to be true. What is more, people dress, work and play, experience nature, appreciate art, suffer life reversals or count themselves successful — all under the sheltering umbrella of what they believe.

The Pediatric Lounge
Dr. Munish Khaneja MD , Doing Good While Working on The Other Side of the Table

The Pediatric Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 53:20 Transcription Available


Dr. Munish Khaneja is the Chief Strategy Officer of CareAbout. Prior to joining CareAbout, Dr. Khaneja served as the Chief Medical Officer of Altruista Health, Inc., where he oversaw clinical strategy and regulatory innovation across all products and services. Prior to Altruista, Dr. Khaneja served as Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness and Pharmacy at EmblemHealth, where he was also the Corporate Clinical Lead for Population Health and Value-Based Purchasing. Dr. Khaneja has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Affinity Health Plan and the Greater Hudson Valley Health Center. He was also a Hospitalist at Kings County Health Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Khaneja presently maintains academic affiliation as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He is a board member and advisor to numerous national organizations and corporations and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.Dr. Khaneja graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry from Brooklyn College. He holds his M.D. from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Khaneja holds his M.S. in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is trained in Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics, is a board-certified internist, and is certified in Medical and Healthcare Informatics. Please subscribe to our podcast on apple or amazon and give us a great review. You can make suggestions for guests and topics on our website below. Thanks for listening. Follow us on social media YouTube, Instagram, WebPage The Pediatric Lounge - A Podcast taking you behind the door of the Physician's Lounge to get a deeper insight into what docs are talking about today, from the clinically profound to the wonderfully routine...and everything in between. The conversations are not intended as medical advice and the opinions expressed are solely those of the host and guest.

Dear Abbie - The Non-Advice Podcast
Birthday

Dear Abbie - The Non-Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 10:14 Transcription Available


The way you can tell that “I” don't choose these topics (but respond – as if to an inner prompt) is instanced here: why would anyone (over twenty one) choose that one?Abigail L. Rosenthal is Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.  She is the author of A Good Look at Evil, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, now appearing in an expanded second edition and as audiobooks.  Dr. Rosenthal writes a weekly column for “Dear Abbie: The Non-Advice Column,”  where she explores the situation of women. She thinks women's lives are highly interesting. She's the editor of The Consolations of Philosophy: Hobbes's Secret; Spinoza's Way by her father, Henry M. Rosenthal.  She's written numerous articles that can be accessed at Academia.edu .They say you are what you eat, but it's been my experience that you are what you believe. People live and die for the ideas they believe to be true. What is more, people dress, work and play, experience nature, appreciate art, suffer life reversals or count themselves successful — all under the sheltering umbrella of what they believe.

The Pakistan Experience
"Bilawal Bhutto is the next PM of Pakistan" - Nabil Gabol on the Lyari Gang War - #TPE 233

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 108:40


Nabil Gabol, former MNA and Federal Minister, comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss the Lyari Gang War, PPP, working with Altaf Hussain, Uzair Baloch, Sindh Police and why he sees Bilawal Bhutto as the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. Is Nabil Gabol a Gangster? Is Lyari Safe now? Who killed Benazir Bhutto? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. Nabil Gabol is a Pakistani politician who was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2015 and a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. He served as Minister of State for Ports and Shipping from 2008 to 2011 and as Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Assembly from 1993 to 1996. Additionally, he's the incumbent Chief Sardar (Nawab) of the Gabol, baloch tribe. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Is Nabil Gabol a Gangster? 3:00 Is Lyari Safe now? 4:45 Violence and the Lyari Gang War 13:30 Uzair Baloch 17:30 Extra Judicial Killings and the Legal System 21:30 Sindh Police 25:00 Imran Khan and Joining PTI 32:30 Bilawal Bhutto losing and elections in Lyari 36:30 Audio fake hai? 38:30 Agla Prime Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari 44:30 Condition of Lyari and Sindh 52:00 Perception and Performance of PPP in Karachi 58:00 Family History of Nabil Gabol 59:50 Joining MQM and leaving PPP 1:05:00 Discussing MQM 1:09:30 How the Establishment gets Politicians 1:11:20 How will Bilawal become PM? 1:13:30 Horse Trading 1:15:30 Zardari 1:17:50 Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? 1:20:30 Audience Questions

The Pakistan Experience
Everything you don't know about Breast Cancer - Zahra Khan - Her journey with Cancer - #TPE 232

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 117:42


Zahra Khan comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss her journey with Breast Cancer. This is the energy we all need to take into the new year - Zahra Khan talks about how manifestation, positivity, spirituality, and a strong support system, helped her battle Breast Cancer. Her Inspirational journey takes us from detection to radiation - there is so much we all don't know about Breast Cancer and the awareness campaigns rarely get into the details. Watch as Zahra Khan tells us everything we do not know about Breast Cancer and what we can do to help. Zahra Khan has completed her Bachelors from LUMS in 2015 after which she pursued a career in strategy and advertising. Majority of her professional journey has been spent with JWT and Grey (Pakistan & Bangkok). Alongside running her side business with the No Nonsense Cheesecake, she is currently working at JWTGREY in the capacity of a Senior Planner and has worked with esteemed organizations such as P&G, Unilever, Ufone & Continental Biscuits. Earlier this year, Zahra was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast cancer and her journey so far has been nothing short of remarkable. She has undergone 16 rounds of chemotherapy as well as a double mastectomy and 19 sessions of radiation. She is now using her voice to increase awareness about this disease as she continues to battle cancer with unparalleled strength and grace. Zahra talks about her experience, the BRCA gene test, the importance of having a strong support system and how early detection can help save lives. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Corporations and awareness, Zahara's diagnosis 10:36 The BRCA gene 21:50 Cancer stats and myths, having faith and spirituality 38:37 Zahras initial journey 50:16 Shehzad's hospital experience 1:00:10 Chemotherapy, bad experiences, and pushing through 1:13:46 Public reactions, taboos, and emotional support 1:22:14 Shaukat Khanum, surgery and after effects, radiation 1:32:36 New perspectives and healthier choices 1:37:47 QnA

Living Beyond 120
A Home Test to Balance Your Electrolytes

Living Beyond 120

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 55:52


Join Dr. Jeffrey Gladden and Melisa Karabeyoglu in this episode of Gladden Longevity. Melisa is a US registered dietician and holds an MSc in Nutrition from Brooklyn College and a BSc in Psychological and Brain Science from John Hopkins University. She is also Vivoo's Nutrition and Wellness Expert. In this episode, they talk about making biohacking much easier and quicker for customers and what an at-home pee test can tell you about your fitness. You also get to hear more about using self-tracking devices to understand our bodies better, why you want to monitor your vitamin C levels daily, and why it's so hard to naturally get minerals like iron, magnesium, and calcium. Are you familiar with what an at-home pee test can tell you about your fitness? Listen to learn more about evidence-based research supporting diet, nutrients, superfoods, and antioxidant-rich key elemental foods to restore and maintain health while avoiding harmful substances and how nutrition can help people excel in life and improve their well-being.  Listen to this episode to learn about making a hundred, the new thirty, and living beyond 120!    Dr. Gladden reveals that he enjoyed this episode as it shows people how they can get real-time feedback for what they take. (1:00)  Dr. Gladden welcomes Melisa to the show. (2:00)  Dr. Gladden explains what Vivoo is all about and that it's a home urine test. (4:03)  Melisa shares that she started out as a dietician and a chef but wanted to take on more and more initiatives. (6:04)  Melisa talks about the importance of hydration in our everyday life. (8:05)  Dr. Gladden says he exercises daily and drinks water daily. (10:20)  Melisa discloses that with Vivoo, it's great to have confirmation about your efforts to stay healthy. (12:00)  Dr. Gladden advocates eating your water and vitamin C. (14:23)  Melisa details how sodium is responsible for regulating fluids. (16:04)  Minerals are essential, and we must consume them constantly. (18:00)  Melisa expresses her thoughts about magnesium and how it is necessary for our muscles to function properly. (20:43)  Melisa states her enthusiasm for cultures around the world and passion for traveling. (22:00)  Melisa echoes Dr. Gladden's thought that most of our sensitivities are because we don't follow a balanced diet. (24:50)  Melisa emphasizes how Vivoo shows proof of what you need to know and helps with biohacking. (27:02)  Melisa reiterates that the results mean a lot when they are about you and when they are individualized. (29:40)  Dr. Gladden brings to our attention that traveling is a challenge for our hydration. (31:55)  Melisa promises to hydrate more on the plane or after a trip based on her observations. (32:40)  Dr. Gladden speaks of how Vivoo can help you take a preventive posture instead of a reactive posture when dealing with your health. (36:34)  Melisa mentions that with biohacking tools, you can just get to play around with different factors to see how your body is reacting. (38:56)  Dr. Gladden specifies that magnesium is good for muscle relation, sleep, and recovery from exercise. (40:40)  Melisa clarifies that men and women have different needs, which change over time. (42:44)  Dr. Gladden recollects how his kidneys were damaged when he was five years old. (46:00)  Melisa gives insight into how the test has helped her to know how important sleep is for her. (49:18)  Inflammation is damaging because it increases oxidative stress. (50:24)  Melisa sheds light on how many Vivoo strips you need and says that it depends on how often you want to test. (52:25)  Dr. Gladden thanks Melissa for coming on. (54:30)           Visit our website, www.gladdenlongevitypodcast.com, for more information on this episode and other episodes as well. Click on the link to let us know what you'd like us to talk about on the podcast too!            Follow us on social media!           Instagram: @gladdenlongevity           Twitter: @gladdenlongevit           Facebook: @GladdenLongevity    LinkedIn: @GladdenLongevity        For more information on our practice or how to become a client, visit:    www.gladdenlongevity.com     Call us: 972-310-8916    Or email us: info@gladdenlongevity.com     To learn more about Melissa, check out the following:  Website: https://vivoo.io/  FB: @Vivoo App  LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/vivoo/  Instagram: @vivooapp    Discount code:  code LONGEVITY at www.vivoo.io to get 30% OFF your Vivoo purchase   

The Pakistan Experience
The Struggles of a Musician in Pakistan - Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey - #TPE 231

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 117:14


Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey aka Alien Panda Jury / Kukido is a producer, singer-songwriter, audio engineer, multi instrumentalist, label head and chef. A career spanning over 20 years from 2000 with the thrash metal band Messiah to performing at the first ever Boiler Room session in Pakistan this year and everything else in between. Danny comes on the podcast to discuss the Electronic Music Scene in Karachi, the role of the Christian Community, Mental Health, Therapy and International Festivals. Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 The Karachi Christian experience 12:52 Music and shows: Then Vs Now, artistic venues 27:38 South Asian electronic music 40:36 International artists 50:03 Building communities 58:35 Electronic genres, emotions and performance 1:09:52 Active and passive relaxation 1:19:11 Therapy, closure, parents 1:34:03 Palliative care and suffering 1:41:36 Audience Questions

The Pakistan Experience
Mental Health, Joyland and Misogyny - Sajeer Shaikh - Shehzad Ghias -#TPE 230

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 130:19


Content creators Sajeer Shaikh and Shehzad Ghias sit for the monthly TPE episode where we discuss everything happening in Pakistan. Should Joyland have been banned? Why do we not give financial independence to women in Pakistan? Does Social Media destroy Mental Health? What is the meaning of life? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 looking back at 2022 27:00 Mental health & communities, Internalized misogyny, Social media & jealousy 47:45 Parhay likhay jahil, undermining movements like Aurat March, Joyland & changing times 1:08:35 How we don't feel joy, empathy, demonizing sexuality, financial independence for women 1:22:40 Audience Questions

The Pakistan Experience
How bad is the Pakistani Economy? - Dr. Asim Ijaz Khwaja - Micro Economic Solutions -#TPE 229

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 127:48


Asim Ijaz Khwaja, one of the world's leading Economist comes on the podcast to discuss the state of the Pakistani Economy and talk about Micro Economic Solutions. On this deep dive podcast we discuss Economics, Tax Collection, Education, Economic Research, Bureaucracy and the Pakistani state. Is the current Economic crisis unprecedented? How to empower the Pakistani people? Can removing frictions improve the Pakistani Economy? FInd out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. Asim Ijaz Khwaja is a Pakistani-American economist who serves as Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School, and director of Center for International Development at Harvard University since July 1, 2019. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 3:30 How bad is the Pakistani Economy? 12:00 Understanding frictions in Education 24:00 Empowering the Pakistani people 37:30 The Political Economy 53:30 Lack of Information 1:01:30 Tax Collection and the role of the State 1:20:00 The human element in the Pakistani Bureaucracy 1:28:30 Performance based incentives 1:33:00 State vs Private Enterprises and the role of the NGOs 1:44:30 Audience Questions

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2989 - FED RAISES RATES AGAIN; America's Fight Over Israel; Chaos In Peru w/ Eric Alterman & Javier Puente

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 100:07


In a pre-taped conversation, Sam's joined by Eric Alterman, Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College, writer of the "Altercation" newsletter at The American Prospect, to discuss his recent book We Are Not One: A History of America's Fight Over Israel. Then, Emma speaks with Javier Puente, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College, to discuss the recent civil unrest in Peru after former President Pedro Castillo threatened to dissolve the country's legislature and rule by decree before being removed from office.  First, Emma runs through updates on the Fed's newest interest rate hike, the House pouring more money into American policing, the return of free by-mail covid tests, Pulse Nightclub survivor Brandon Wolf's statements on Florida's transphobia, and the continued response to the Respect for Marriage Act. Then Sam and Eric Alterman join to tackle the history of American Jews and Zionism, first jumping back to the start of the 20th Century and the desire of the American Jewery to build America into their homeland, before shifting to the campaigning of Louis Brandeis in the 1920s for American Jews to push for the rights of their European brethren to colonize Palestine and return to Israel. Next, Professor Alterman and Sam tackle the mass shift in the American Jewish perspective on Zionism in the wake of the revelations of the Holocaust, particularly as it came after an era where the US (and its German-Jewish citizens) pushed against the immigration of Eastern European Jews. Moving to the wake of the Holocaust, Sam, and Eric explore the evacuation of the British from Israel leaving a colonial vacuum, and why the US saw it as an opportunity to build their power in the region, even with some conservative pushback from US politicians, before tackling the impact of the Six-Day War in bolstering the support for Israel among US Jews. They wrap up the interview by tackling the growing stratification between an increasingly conservative Israeli youth movement, and a more and more liberal American Jewish constituency, and where the future of Israel lies in US politics. Then Emma is joined by Javier Puente as attempts to contextualize the last week in Peruvian politics for us, from Pedro Castillo's coup attempt on the 7th to Dina Boluarte replacing him through similarly undemocratic means, before tackling why the hell he attempted the coup in the first place, and where the motivations of the protesters largely stand, feeling both betrayed by Castillo and wanting to push against a return for a far-right Peru. And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they explore Donald Trump's late arrival to the NFT game (and even later to the trading card one), discuss the Washington Posts' failed employee town hall, and take on Elon taking stock of his tanking stocks. They also dive into the continued fallout from Sam Bankman-Fried's fall from grace and FTX's massive collapse, plus, your calls and IMs!   Check out Eric's book here: https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/eric-alterman/we-are-not-one/9780465096312/   Check out Javier on Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2022/12/8/peru_political_crisis Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

The Pakistan Experience
Is Pakistan still important to the United States? - Tamana Salikuddin - USIP -#TPE 228

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 70:39


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Tamanna Salikuddin is director of South Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she oversees USIP's work in Pakistan and broader South Asia. Tamanna comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss Pakistan's importance to the United States, the future of South Asia, Talking with the Taliban, CPEC and Afghanistan. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Pakistan and US relationship, US aid 10:13 US and Afghanistan, a multi polar world 20:00 CPEC, Foreign US interference and policy 32:22 Diplomats, talking with the Taliban 42:41 Reaching peace with Taliban, problems with peace processes 52:17 Current US relations, USIP 58:51 QnA

Conversations from the Barn
A conversation with Kristi Cole and Max Coker

Conversations from the Barn

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 30:55


KRISTI COLE kristicole.com Kristi Cole (she/her) is a Queer, Queens-based performer and choreographer with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and Political Science from The George Washington University where she received the Elizabeth Burtner Theatre & Dance Award for her excellence as a performer, as well as a Luther Rice Research Fellowship. In 2019, she founded Kristi Cole & Guests with the mission of bringing together artists to create powerful and thought- provoking interdisciplinary work. Her stage and film work has been presented in the tri-state area and Atlanta, Georgia as well as in Toronto, Canada. MAX COKER Max Coker is a digital audio/visual performer and installation artist based in Brooklyn with a background in radio, sculpture, and software engineering. Education includes media studies, new media art, engineering and computer science from Stony Brook University and Brooklyn College. As an artist's assistant to collaborative duo LoVid based on Long Island, Max gained skills and knowledge of video technology and paradigms of video art performance. Performances fill spaces with improvised sound mixing and real time video composite projections using an amalgamation of custom software and a collection of found sound and video.

The Pakistan Experience
God, Islam, Spirituality, Fashion and Karachi - Yousuf Bashir Qureshi - #TPE 227

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 107:28


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Yousuf Bashir Qureshi is a fashion designer who has designed for the likes of Kenneth Cole, Bebe, BCBG and Christian Lacroix amongst others working in Nebraska and LA. YBQ comes on The Pakistan Experience for a spiritual discussion on the self, capitalism, religion, purity, drugs, love and Pakistan. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Creating a space and self ability 8:44 Unraveling yourself, captialism, and training your mind 19:33 The importance of others, surity of self, purity of work 26:47 Aurat March, ways of protest 36:40 Drugs, altered states, intoxicants, and living to your requirements 47:05 Love and prejudice, spirit and spirituality, self responsibility 59:49 Facing demons and trauma, modernity, historical wisdom and love 1:10:26 Return to Pakistan, living in America, and believing stories 1:21:16 Degrading traffic conditions, a changing Karachi 1:33:46 QnA

The Pakistan Experience
How Careem beat Uber in Pakistan - Junaid Iqbal - Founding MD Careem - #TPE 226

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 123:20


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Junaid Iqbal, the founding MD of Careem, comes on The Pakistan Experience to tell the story of how Careem beat Uber in Pakistan and how they sold Careem for over 3 billion dollars! On this deep dive podcast, we discuss the investment and start up culture in Pakistan. Junaid is an investor and entrepreneur with an excellent track record in executing growth and turnaround strategies. As the founding Managing Director of Pakistan, he was responsible for establishing and growing the company's presence in the country. By 2017, Careem Pakistan was the largest market in the network by rides. Between 2017 and 2019, he also served as Managing Director for Careem Saudi Arabia and Managing Director of Careem Pay from 2019 to 2020. Junaid led the turnaround and sale of Elixir Securities, a Pakistan-based global brokerage and investment banking advisory firm. Under his leadership, Elixir became the market leader in brokerage and volumes and led the secondary sale of HBL Bank, worth $1.01 bn, the single largest equity deal in Pakistan's history. Junaid's first stint as a CEO was at BMA Financial, where he built Pakistan's first digitally enabled mutual fund supermarket. Prior to BMA, he spent 5 years as a financial journalist producing and anchoring shows for Geo Tv and CNBC. He is also the co-founder of Salt Arts, a music, art and entertainment platform. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Intro 01:40 how Start Ups make money & how Careem came to be 14:25 dealing with the government & regulation 25:43 why Airlift & Swvl failed 29:44 what made Careem so nimble & staying ahead of Uber 43:50 dealing with cases of harassment, creating incentives for captains & customers 57:42 learnings from Junaid's time at Careem, and the importance of picking the right talent and interview tips 1:14:00 why food delivery failed, data, changing ways of marketing 1:22:32 losing talent to FMCGs, Pakistan's revenue problem, entrepreneurs solving problems 1:47:10 Q & A

The Pakistan Experience
What really happened on the podcast with Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi? - TPE Daily - Shehzad Ghias

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 21:37


Last week Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi of Thought Behind Things came on The Pakistan Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkMM0u_4cmM) and the podcast has ignited a fiery social media debate. Reluctantly, I have made this video addressing all the controversies surrounding the podcast. It was unrehearsed and unscripted so I forgot to mention that the screenshot is not from a private group chat, it is from the TBT group. I hope this puts all the matters and debates to rest and we can all move on. Did I do a podcast to settle scores? Did I put off the record things in the podcast? Did I say post an out-of-context clip? Here is a TPE daily update addressing all of that. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi is a content creator and a podcaster - he hosts the popular podcast 'Thought Behind Things'. Watch the podcast with him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkMM0u_4cmM&feature=youtu.beAnd Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89

The Pakistan Experience
Trolling online, Negativity and Hate - Tamkenat Mansoor - No Filters - #TPE 225

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 117:31


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Tamkenat Mansoor is a doctor, content creator, actress and Youtuber. She comes back on The Pakistan Experience for a podcast with one truth bomb after another. On this passionate episode of TPE, we discuss social media trolling, otherization, polarization, content creation, the drama industry, trolling, acting, negativity, toxicity, the use of religion, Shahrukh Khan, TikTok and Women's Rights. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Syed Muzammil Shah and Ali Aftab Saeed 4:00 Acting and the Pakistani Drama Industry 17:30 Joyland and the Use of Religion 22:00 Content Creators, Followers and Toxicity 30:00 Thick Skin, Trolling and Negativity 34:00 TikTok 48:00 Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Thinking Big 52:00 Fame and being in public 1:00:00 Shahrukh Khan, Govinda and Bollywood 1:09:00 Social Media Trolling and hate 1:14:00 Transphobia, Otherization and learning hate 1:26:30 Polarization 1:36:30 Pregnancy and women's lives 1:40:30 We can't talk about religion 1:47:30 Pervaiz Musharaf and Laal Masjid 1:51:00 Peoples QnA

JOWMA (Jewish Orthodox Women's Medical Association) Podcast
Speciality Spotlight: Dr. Devorah Segal, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

JOWMA (Jewish Orthodox Women's Medical Association) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 43:07


Dr. Devorah Segal was born in Baltimore and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Prospect Park Yeshiva and went to BJJ seminary, followed by Brooklyn College. She attended Mount Sinai Medical School, where she earned her medical degree and a PhD in neuroscience. She then completed a residency in child neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology at NYU. Dr. Segal practiced general child neurology and neurogenetics at Weill Cornell for several years, where she was also the director of the Child Neurology residency training program. She then returned to NYU, where she practices pediatric neuro-oncology and is the Associate Director of the Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center at NYU and the director of the pediatric neuro-oncology fellowship. Dr. Segal is the principal investigator or co-investigator of several clinical trials looking for new treatments for nervous system tumors. She is also the site principal investigator of a clinical trial studying a treatment for metachromatic leukodystrophy. Dr. Segal lives in Passaic, NJ with her husband and 5 children, all of whom were born while she was in medical school.

The Pakistan Experience
Defending PTI, Digital Media and Thought Behind Things - Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi - #TPE 224

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 173:10


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi is a content creator and a podcaster - he hosts the popular podcast 'Thought Behind Things'. Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi comes on The Pakistan Experience for a detailed discussion on Imran Khan, PTI, Digital Media, Podcasting, Mental Health, Cyber Trolling, Elite Privilege and the Aurat March. Does Syed Muzamil support PTI? Has he been a part of the PTI digital media wing? Does Muzamil regret trolling people? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 The importance of conversations and perspectives 10:55 Populists - the left, right and centre 22:06 Pakistani politics, policies, and programs 33:54 Defending Khan and PTI 47:10 Muzammil's early work, DMW 1:00:33 Political benefits, biases and the Imran Khan interview 1:19:30 Personal criticisms addressed 1:31:35 Twitter crisis, the dangers of social media, and mental health 1:50:44 Aurat March and online perspectives 1:56:16 QnA, analysing PTI and Khan

AJC Passport
Celebrating Mizrahi Heritage Month with The Forgotten Exodus: Iran

AJC Passport

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 37:56


Too few people know that parts of the Arab world and Iran were once home to large Jewish communities. This Mizrahi Heritage Month, let's change the story, with the final episode of the first season of The Forgotten Exodus, the first-ever narrative podcast series devoted exclusively to the rich, fascinating, and often-overlooked history of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewry. Thank you for lifting up these stories to celebrate Mizrahi Heritage Month. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to listen to the rest of The Forgotten Exodus, wherever you get your podcasts.   __ Home to one of the world's oldest Jewish communities, the story of Jews in Iran has been one of prosperity and suffering through the millennia. During the mid-20th century, when Jews were being driven from their homes in Arab lands, Iran assisted Jewish refugees in providing safe passage to Israel. Under the Shah, Israel was an important economic and political ally. Yet that all swiftly changed in the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which ushered in Islamic rule, while chants of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” rang out from the streets of Tehran.   Author, journalist, and poet Roya Hakakian shares her personal story of growing up Jewish in Iran during the reign of the Shah and then Ayatollah Khomeini, which she wrote about in her memoir Journey From the Land of No. Joining Hakakian is Dr. Saba Soomekh, a professor of world religions and Middle Eastern history who wrote From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture. She also serves as associate director of AJC Los Angeles, home to America's largest concentration of Persian Jewish immigrants.  In this sixth and final episode of the season, the Hakakian family's saga captures the common thread that has run throughout this series – when the history of an uprooted community is left untold, it can become vulnerable to others' narratives and assumptions, or become lost forever and forgotten. How do you leave behind a beloved homeland, safeguard its Jewish legacy, and figure out where you belong? __ Show notes: Listen to The Forgotten Exodus and sign up to receive updates about future episodes.  Song credits:  Chag Purim · The Jewish Guitar Project Hevenu Shalom · Violin Heart Pond5:  “Desert Caravans”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Beta (BMI), Composer: Tiemur Zarobov (BMI), IPI#1098108837 “Oud Nation”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Beta (BMI); Composer: Haygaz Yossoulkanian (BMI), IPI#1001905418 “Persian”: Publisher: STUDEO88; Composer: Siddhartha Sharma “Meditative Middle Eastern Flute”: Publisher: N/; Composer: DANIELYAN ASHOT MAKICHEVICH (IPI NAME #00855552512), UNITED STATES BMI Zarobov (BMI), IPI#1098108837 “Sentimental Oud Middle Eastern”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Beta (BMI), Composer: Sotirios Bakas (BMI), IPI#797324989. “Frontiers”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Beta (BMI); Composer: Pete Checkley (BMI), IPI#380407375 “Persian Investigative Mystery”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Beta (BMI); Composer: Peter Cole (BMI), IPI#679735384 “Persian Wind”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Sigma (SESAC); Composer: Abbas Premjee (SESAC), IPI#572363837 “Modern Middle Eastern Underscore”: Publisher: All Pro Audio LLC (611803484); Composer: Alan T Fagan (347654928) “Persian Fantasy Tavern”: Publisher: N/A; Composer: John Hoge “Adventures in the East”: Publisher: Pond5 Publishing Beta (BMI) Composer: Petar Milinkovic (BMI), IPI#00738313833. ___ Episode Transcript: ROYA HAKAKIAN: In 1984, when my mother and I left and my father was left alone in Iran, that was yet another major dramatic and traumatic separation. When I look back at the events of 1979, I think, people constantly think about the revolution having, in some ways, blown up Tehran, but it also blew up families. And my own family was among them.  MANYA BRACHEAR PASHMAN: The world has overlooked an important episode in modern history: the 800,000 Jews who left or were driven from their homes in Arab nations and Iran in the mid-20th century. This series, brought to you by American Jewish Committee, explores that pivotal moment in Jewish history and the rich Jewish heritage of Iran and Arab nations as some begin to build relations with Israel. I'm your host, Manya Brachear Pashman. Join us as we explore family histories and personal stories of courage, perseverance, and resilience. This is The Forgotten Exodus.  Today's episode: Leaving Iran MANYA: Outside Israel, Iran has the largest Jewish population in the Middle East. Yes, the Islamic Republic of Iran. In 2022. Though there is no official census, experts estimate about 10,000 Jews now live in the region previously known as Persia.  But since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Jews in Iran don't advertise their Jewish identity. They adhere to Iran's morality code: women stay veiled from head to toe and men and women who aren't married or related stay apart in public. They don't express support for Israel, they don't ask questions, and they don't disagree with the regime. One might ask, with all these don'ts, is this a way of living a Jewish life? Or a way to live – period?  For author, journalist, and poet Roya Hakakian and her family, the answer was ultimately no. Roya has devoted her life to being a fact-finder and truth-teller. A former associate producer at the CBS news show 60 Minutes and a Guggenheim Fellow, Roya has written two volumes of poetry in Persian and three books of nonfiction in English, the first of which was published in 2004 – Journey From the Land of No, a memoir about her charmed childhood and accursed adolescence growing up Jewish in Iran under two different regimes.  ROYA: It was hugely important for me to create an account that could be relied on as a historic document. And I did my best through being very, very careful about gathering, interviewing, talking to, observing facts, evidence, documents from everyone, including my most immediate members of my family, to do what we, both as reporters, but also as Jews, are called to do, which is to bear witness. No seemed to be the backdrop of life for women, especially of religious minorities, and, in my own case, Jewish background, and so I thought, what better way to name the book than to call it as what my experience had been, which was the constant nos that I heard. So, Land of No was Iran. MANYA: As a journalist, as a Jew, as a daughter of Iran, Roya will not accept no for an answer. After publishing her memoir, she went on to write Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, a meticulously reported book about a widely underreported incident. In 1992 at a Berlin restaurant, a terrorist attack by the Iranian proxy Hezbollah targeted and killed four Iranian-Kurdish exiles. The book highlighted Iran's enormous global footprint made possible by its terror proxies who don't let international borders get in the way of silencing Iran's critics.   Roya also co-founded the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, an independent non-profit that reports on Iran's human rights abuses.  Her work has not prompted Ayatollah Khameini to publicly issue a fatwa against her  – like the murder order against Salman Rushdie issued by his predecessor. But in 2019, one of her teenage sons answered a knock at the door. It was the FBI, warning her that she was in the crosshairs of the Iranian regime's operatives in America. Most recently, Roya wrote A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious about the emotional roller coaster of arriving in America while still missing a beloved homeland, especially one where their community has endured for thousands of years. ROYA: I felt very strongly that one stays in one's homeland, that you don't just simply take off when things go wrong, that you stick around and try to figure a way through a bad situation. We came to the point where staying didn't seem like it would lead to any sort of real life and leaving was the only option. MANYA: The story of Jews in Iran, often referred to as Persia until 1935, is a millennia-long tale. A saga of suffering, repression, and persecution, peppered with brief moments of relief or at least relative peace – as long as everyone plays by the rules of the regime. SABA SOOMEKH: The history of Jews in Iran goes back to around 2,700 years ago. And a lot of people assume that Jews came to Iran, well at that time, it was called the Persian Empire, in 586 BCE, with the Babylonian exile. But Jews actually came a lot earlier, we're thinking 721-722 BCE with the Assyrian exile which makes us one of the oldest Jewish communities.  MANYA: That's Dr. Saba Soomekh, a professor of world religions and Middle Eastern history and the author of From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture. She also serves as associate director of American Jewish Committee in Los Angeles, home to America's largest concentration of Persian Jewish immigrants. Saba's parents fled Iran in 1978, shortly before the revolution, when Saba and her sister were toddlers. She has devoted her career to preserving Iranian Jewish history.   Saba said Zoroastrian rulers until the 7th Century Common Era vacillated between tolerance and persecution of Jews. For example, according to the biblical account in the Book of Ezra, Cyrus the Great freed the Jews from Babylonian rule, granted all of them citizenship, and permitted them to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their Temple.  The Book of Esther goes on to tell the story of another Persian king, believed to be Xerxes I, whose closest adviser called Haman conspires to murder all the Jews – a plot that is foiled by his wife Queen Esther who is Jewish herself. Esther heroically pleads for mercy on behalf of her people – a valor that is celebrated on the Jewish holiday of Purim.  But by the time of the Islamic conquest in the middle of the 7th Century Common Era, the persecution had become so intense that Jews were hopeful about the new Arab Muslim regime, even if that meant being tolerated and treated as second-class citizens, or dhimmi status. But that status had a different interpretation for the Safavids. SABA: Really things didn't get bad for the Jews of the Persian Empire until the 16th century with the Safavid dynasty, because within Shia Islam in the Persian Empire, what they brought with them is this understanding of purity and impurity. And Jews were placed in the same category as dogs, pigs, and feces. They were seen as being religiously impure, what's referred to as najes. MANYA: Jews were placed in ghettos called mahaleh, where they wore yellow stars and special shoes to distinguish them from the rest of the population. They could not leave the mahaleh when it rained for fear that if water rolled off their bodies into the water system, it would render a Shia Muslim impure. For the same reason, they could not go to the bazaars for fear they might contaminate the food. They could not look Muslims in the eye. They were relegated to certain artisanal professions such as silversmithing and block printing – crafts that dirtied one's hands.  MANYA: By the 19th century, some European Jews did make their way to Persia to help. The Alliance Israélite Universelle, a Paris-based network of schools founded by French Jewish intellectuals, opened schools for Jewish children throughout the Middle East and North Africa, including within the mahalehs in Persia.  SABA: They saw themselves as being incredibly sophisticated because they were getting this, in a sense, secular European education, they were speaking French. The idea behind the Allianz schools was exactly that. These poor Middle Eastern Jews, one day the world is going to open up to them, their countries are going to become secular, and we need to prepare them for this, not only within the context of hygiene, but education, language.  And the Allianz schools were right when it came to the Persian Empire because who came into power was Reza Pahlavi, who was a Francophile. And he turned around and said, ‘Wow! Look at the population that speaks French, that knows European philosophy, etc. are the Jews.' He brought them out of the mahaleh, the Jewish ghettos, and said ‘I don't care about religion. Assimilate and acculturate. As long as you show, in a sense, devotion, and nationalism to the Pahlavi regime, which the Jews did—not all Jews—but a majority of them did. MANYA: Reza Pahlavi took control in 1925 and 16 years later, abdicated his throne to his son Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. In 1935, Persia adopted a new name: Iran. As king or the Shah, both father and son set Iran on a course of secularization and rapid modernization under which Jewish life and success seemed to flourish. The only condition was that religious observance was kept behind closed doors. SABA: The idea was that in public, you were secular and in private, you were a Jew. You had Shabbat, you only married a Jew, it was considered blasphemous if you married outside of the Jewish community. And it was happening because people were becoming a part of everyday schools, universities.  But that's why the Jewish day schools became so important. They weren't learning Judaism. What it did was ensure that in a secular Muslim society, that the Jewish kids were marrying within each other and within the community. It was, in a sense, the Golden Age. And that will explain to you why, unlike the early 1950s, where you had this exodus of Mizrahi Jews, Arab Jews from the Arab world and North Africa, you didn't really have that in Iran.  MANYA: In fact, Iran provided a safe passage to Israel for Jewish refugees during that exodus, specifically those fleeing Iraq. The Pahlavi regime considered Israel a critical ally in the face of pan-Arab fervor and hostility in the region. Because of the Arab economic boycott, Israel needed energy sources and Iran needed customers for its oil exports.  A number of Israelis even moved to Tehran, including farmers from kibbutzim who had come to teach agriculture, and doctors and nurses from Hadassah Hospital who had come to teach medicine.  El Al flew in and out of Tehran airport, albeit from a separate terminal. Taking advantage of these warm relations between the two countries, Roya recalls visiting aunts, uncles, and cousins in Israel.  ROYA: We arrived, and my mom and dad did what all visiting Jews from elsewhere do. They dropped to their knees, and they started kissing the ground. I did the same, and it was so moving. Israel was the promised land, we thought about Israel, we dreamed about Israel. But, at the same time, we were Iranians and, and we were living in Iran, and things were good.  This seems to non-Iranian Jews an impossibility. But I think for most of us, it was the way things were. We lived in the country where we had lived for, God knows how many years, and there was this other place that we somehow, in the back of our minds thought we would be going to, without knowing exactly when, but that it would be the destination. MANYA: Relations between the Shah and America flourished as well. In 1951, a hugely popular politician by the name of Mohammad Mosaddegh became prime minister and tried to institute reforms. His attempts to nationalize the oil industry and reduce the monarchy's authority didn't go over well. American and British intelligence backed a coup that restored the Shah's power. Many Iranians resented America's meddling, which became a rallying cry for the revolution. U.S. officials have since expressed regret for the CIA's involvement.  In November 1977, President Jimmy Carter welcomed the Shah and his wife to Washington, D.C., to discuss peace between Egypt and Israel, nuclear nonproliferation, and the energy crisis.  As an extension of these warm relations, the Shah sent many young Iranians to America to enhance their university studies, exposing them to Western ideals and values.  Meanwhile, a savvy fundamentalist cleric was biding his time in a Paris basement. It wouldn't be long before relations crumbled between Iran and Israel, Iran and the U.S,. and Iran and its Jews.  Roya recalls the Hakakian house at the corner of Alley of the Distinguished in Tehran as a lush oasis surrounded by fragrant flowers, full of her father's poetry, and brimming with family memories. Located in the heart of a trendy neighborhood, across the street from the Shah's charity organization, the tall juniper trees, fragrant honeysuckle, and gold mezuzah mounted on the door frame set it apart from the rest of the homes.  Roya's father, Haghnazar, was a poet and a respected headmaster at a Hebrew school. Roya, which means dream in Persian, was a budding poet herself with the typical hopes and dreams of a Jewish teenage girl.  ROYA: Prior to the revolution, life in an average Tehran Hebrew Day School looked very much like life in a Hebrew Day School anywhere else. In the afternoons we had all Hebrew and Jewish studies. We used to put on a Purim show every year. I wanted to be Esther. I never got to be Esther. We had emissaries, I think a couple of years, from Israel, who came to teach us how to do Israeli folk dance. MANYA: There were moments when Roya recalls feeling self-conscious about her Jewishness, particularly at Passover. That's when the family spent two weeks cleaning, demonstrating they weren't najes, or dirty Jews. The work was rewarded when the house filled with the fragrance of cumin and saffron and Persian dishes flowed from the kitchen, including apple and plum beef stew, tarragon veal balls stuffed with raisins, and rice garnished with currants and slivers of almonds.  When her oldest brother Alberto left to study in America, a little fact-finding work on Roya's part revealed that his departure wasn't simply the pursuit of a promising opportunity. As a talented cartoonist whose work had been showcased during an exhibition in Tehran, his family feared Alberto's pen might have gone too far, offending the Pahlavi regime and drawing the attention of the Shah's secret police.  Reports of repression, rapid modernization, the wide gap between Tehran's rich and the rest of the country's poor, and a feeling that Iranians weren't in control of their own destiny all became ingredients for a revolution, stoked by an exiled cleric named Ruhollah Khomeini who was recording cassette tapes in a Paris basement and circulating them back home.  SABA: He would just sit there and go on and on for hours, going against the Shah and West toxification. And then the recordings ended up in Iran. He wasn't even in Iran until the Shah left. MANYA: Promises of democracy and equality galvanized Iranians of all ages to overthrow the Shah in February 1979. Even the CIA was surprised.  SABA: I think a lot of people didn't believe it. Because number one, the Shah, the son, was getting the most amount of military equipment from the United States than anyone in the Middle East and in the Persian Gulf. And the idea was: you protect us in the Gulf, and we will give you whatever you need. So they never thought that a man with a beard down to his knee was able to overthrow this regime that was being propped up and supported by America, and also the Europeans. Khomeini comes in and represents himself as a person for everyone. And he was brilliant in the way he spoke about it. And the reason why this revolution was also successful was that it wasn't just religious people who supported Khomeini, there was this concept you had, the men with the turbans, meaning the religious people, and the you know, the bow ties or the ties, meaning the secular man, a lot of them who were sent by the Shah abroad to Europe and America to get an education, who came back, saw democracy there, and wanted it for their country.  MANYA: Very few of the revolutionaries could predict that Tehran was headed in the opposite direction and was about to revert to 16th Century Shia Islamic rule. For almost a year, Tehran and the rest of the nation were swept up in revolutionary euphoria.  Roya recalls how the flag remained green, white, and red, but an Allah insignia replaced its old sword-bearing lion. New currency was printed, with portraits bearing beards and turbans. An ode to Khomeini became the new national anthem. While the Shah had escaped on an Air France flight, corpses of his henchmen graced the front pages of newspapers alongside smiling executioners. All celebrated, until the day one of the corpses was Habib Elghanian, the Jewish philanthropist who supported all of Iran's Hebrew schools. Charged and convicted as a Zionist spy.  Elders in the community remembered the insurmountable accusations of blood libel during darker times for Iran's Jews. But younger generations like Roya's, who had not lived through the eras of more ruthless antisemitism and persecution, continued to root for the revolution, regardless of its victims. Meanwhile, Roya's Jewish day school was taken over by a new veiled headmistress who replaced Hebrew lessons with other kinds of religious instruction, and required robes and headscarves for all the students.  ROYA: In the afternoons, from then on, we used to have lessons in a series of what she called: ‘Is religion something that you inherit, or is it something that you choose?' And so I think the intention, clearly, was to convince us that we didn't need to inherit our religions from our parents and ancestors, that we ought to consider better choices. MANYA: But when the headmistress cut short the eight-day Passover break, that was the last straw for Roya and her classmates. Their revolt got her expelled from school.  Though Jews did not universally support Khomeini, some saw themselves as members of the Iranian Communist, or Tudeh Party. They opposed the Shah and the human rights abuses of his monarchy and cautiously considered Khomeini the better option, or at least the lesser of two evils. Alarmed by the developments such as Elghanian's execution and changes like the ones at Roya's school, Jewish community leaders traveled to the Shia holy city of Qom to assure the Supreme Leader of their loyalty to Iran.  SABA: They did this because they wanted to make sure that they protected the Jewish community that was left in Iran. Khomeini made that distinction: ‘I am not against Jews, I'm against Zionists. You could be Jewish in this country. You cannot be a Zionist in this country.'  MANYA: But that wasn't the only change. Right away, the Family Protection Law was reversed, lifting a law against polygamy, giving men full rights in divorce and custody, and lowering the marriage age for girls to nine. Women were banned from serving as judges, and beaches and sports events were segregated by gender.  But it took longer to shut down universities, albeit for only two years, segregate public schools by gender, and stone to death women who were found to have committed adultery. Though Khomeini was certainly proving that he was not the man he promised to be, he backed away from those promises gradually – one brutal crackdown at a time. As a result, the trickle of Jews out of Iran was slow.  ROYA: My father thought, let's wait a few years and see what happens. In retrospect, I think the overwhelming reason was probably that nobody believed that things had changed, and so drastically. It seemed so unbelievable. I mean, a country that had been under monarchy for 2,500 years, couldn't simply see it all go and have a whole new system put in place, especially when it was such a radical shift from what had been there before. So I think, in many ways, we were among the unbelievers, or at least my father was, we thought it could never be, it would not happen. My father proved to be wrong, nothing changed for the better, and the conditions continued to deteriorate. So, so much catastrophe happened in those few years that Iran just simply was steeped into a very dark, intense, and period of political radicalism and also, all sorts of economic shortages and pressures. And so the five years that we were left behind, that we stayed back, changed our perspective on so many things. MANYA: In November 1979, a group of radical university students who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seized hostages, and held them for 444 days until President Ronald Reagan's inauguration on January 20, 1981. During the hostages' captivity, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Iran. The conflict that ensued for eight years created shortages on everything from dairy products to sanitary napkins. Mosques became distribution centers for rations. ROYA: We stood in line for hours and hours for eggs, and just the very basic things of daily life. And then it became also clear that religious minorities, including Jews, would no longer be enjoying the same privileges as everyone else. There were bombings that kept coming closer and closer to Tehran, which is where we lived. It was very clear that half of my family that was in the United States could not and would not return, because they were boys who would have been conscripted to go to war. Everything had just come apart in a way that was inconceivable to think that they would change for the better again. MANYA: By 1983, new laws had been passed instituting Islamic dress for all women – violations of which earned a penalty of 74 lashes. Other laws imposed an Islamic morality code that barred co-ed gatherings. Roya and her friends found refuge in the sterile office building that housed the Jewish Iranian Students Association. But she soon figured out that the regime hadn't allowed it to remain for the benefit of the Jewish community. It functioned more like a ghetto to keep Jews off the streets and out of their way. Even the activities that previously gave her comfort were marred by the regime. Poetry books were redacted. Mountain hiking trails were arbitrarily closed to mourn the deaths of countless clerics.  SABA: Slowly what they realize, when Khomeini gained power, was that he was not the person that he claimed to be. He was not this feminist, if anything, all this misogynistic rule came in, and a lot of people realize they, in a sense, got duped and he stole the revolution from them. MANYA: By 1984, the war with Iraq had entered its fourth year. But it was no longer about protecting Iran from Saddam Hussein. Now the Ayatollah wanted to conquer Baghdad, then Jerusalem where he aspired to deliver a sermon from the Temple Mount. Meanwhile, Muslim soldiers wounded in the war chose to bleed rather than receive treatment from Jewish doctors. Boys as young as 12 – regardless of faith – were drafted and sent on suicide missions to open the way for Iranian troops to do battle.  SABA: They were basically used as an army of children that the bombs would detonate, their parents would get a plastic key that was the key to heaven. And the bombs would detonate, and then the army would come in Iranian army would come in. And so that's when a lot of the Persian parents, the Jewish parents freaked out. And that's when they were like: we're getting out of here.  MANYA: By this time, the Hakakian family had moved into a rented apartment building and Roya was attending the neighborhood school. Non-Muslim students were required to take Koran classes and could only use designated water fountains and bathrooms.  As a precaution, Roya's father submitted their passports for renewal. Her mother's application was denied; Roya's passport was held for further consideration; her father's was confiscated.  One night, Roya returned home to find her father burning her books and journals on the balcony of their building. The bonfire of words was for the best, he told her. And at long last, so was leaving. With the help of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Roya and her mother, Helen, fled to Geneva, and after wandering in Europe for several months, eventually reunited with her brothers in the United States. Roya did not see her father again for five years. Still unable to acquire a passport, he was smuggled out of Iran into Pakistan, on foot.  ROYA: My eldest brother left to come to America in the mid-70s. There was a crack in the body of the family then. But then came 1979, and my two other brothers followed. And so we were apart for all those very, very formative years. And then, in 1984, when my mother and I left and my father was left alone in Iran, that was yet another major dramatic and traumatic separation. So, you know, it's interesting that when I look back at the events of 1979, I think, people constantly think about the revolution having, in some ways, blown up Tehran, but it also blew up families. And my own family was among them.  MANYA: While her father's arrival in America was delayed, Roya describes her arrival in stages. She first arrived as a Jewish refugee in 1985 and found her place doing what she had always done – writing in Persian – rebuilding a body of work that had been reduced to ashes.  ROYA: As a teen I had become a writer, people were encouraging me. So, I continued to do it. It was the thing I knew how to do. And it gave me a sense of grounding and identity. So, I kept on doing it, and it kind of worked its magic, as I suppose good writing does for all writers. It connected me to a new community of people who read Persian and who appreciated what I was trying to do. And I found that with each book that I write, I find a new tribe for myself.  MANYA: She arrived again once she learned English. In her first year at Brooklyn College, she tape-recorded her professors to listen again later. She eventually took a course with renowned poet Allen Ginsberg, whose poetry was best known for its condemnation of persecution and imperial politics and whose 1950s poem “Howl” tested the boundaries of America's freedom of speech.  ROYA: When I mastered the language enough to feel comfortable to be a writer once more, then I found a footing and through Allen and a community of literary people that I met here began to kind of foresee a possibility of writing in English. MANYA: There was also her arrival to an American Jewish community that was largely unaware of the role Jews played in shaping Iran long before the advent of Islam. Likewise, they were just as unaware of the role Iran played in shaping ancient Jewish life. They were oblivious to the community's traditions, and the indignities and abuses Iranian Jews had suffered, continue to suffer, with other religious minorities to keep those traditions alive in their homeland.   ROYA: People would say, ‘Oh, you have an accent, where are you from?' I would say, ‘Iran,' and the Jews at the synagogue would say, ‘Are there Jews in Iran?' MANYA: In Roya's most recent book A Beginner's Guide to America, a sequel of sorts to her memoir, she reflects on the lessons learned and the observations made once she arrived in the U.S. She counsels newcomers to take their time answering what might at first seem like an ominous or loaded question. Here's an excerpt: ROYA: “In the early days after your arrival, “Where are you from?” is above all a reminder of your unpreparedness to speak of the past. You have yet to shape your story – what you saw, why you left, how you left, and what it took to get here. This narrative is your personal Book of Genesis: the American Volume, the one you will sooner or later pen, in the mind, if not on the page. You must take your time to do it well and do it justice.” MANYA: No two immigrants' experiences are the same, she writes. The only thing they all have in common is that they have been uprooted and the stories of their displacement have been hijacked by others' assumptions and agendas. ROYA: I witnessed, as so many other Iranian Jews witness, that the story of how we came, why we came, who we had been, was being narrated by those who had a certain partisan perspective about what the history of what Jewish people should be, or how this history needs to be cast, for whatever purposes they had. And I would see that our own recollections of what had happened were being shaded by, or filtered through views other than our own, or facts other than our own. MANYA: As we wrap up this sixth and final episode of the first season of The Forgotten Exodus, it is clear that the same can be said about the stories of the Jewish people. No two tales are the same. Jews have lived everywhere, and there are reasons why they don't anymore. Some fled as refugees. Some embarked as dreamers. Some forged ahead without looking back. Others counted the days until they could return home. What ties them together is their courage, perseverance, and resilience–whether they hailed from Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, or parts beyond. These six episodes offer only a handful of those stories–shaped by memories and experiences. ROYA: That became sort of an additional incentive, if not burden for me to, to be a witness for several communities, to tell the story of what happened in Iran for American audiences, to Jews, to non-Iranian Jews who didn't realize that there were Jews in Iran, but also to record the history, according to how I had witnessed it, for ourselves, to make sure that it goes down, as I knew it. MANYA: Iranian Jews are just one of the many Jewish communities who in the last century left their homes in the Middle East to forge new lives for themselves and future generations.  Many thanks to Roya for sharing her family's story and for helping us wrap up this season of The Forgotten Exodus. If you're listening for the first time, check out our previous episodes on Jews from Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan. Go to ajc.org/theforgottenexodus where you'll also find transcripts, show notes, and family photos. There are still so many stories to tell. Stay tuned in coming months. Does your family have roots in North Africa or the Middle East? One of the goals of this series is to make sure we gather these stories before they are lost. Too many times during my reporting, I encountered children and grandchildren who didn't have the answers to my questions because they never asked. That's why one of the goals of this project is to encourage you to find more of these stories.  Call The Forgotten Exodus hotline. Tell us where your family is from and something you'd like for our listeners to know such as how you've tried to keep the traditions and memories alive. Call 212.891.1336 and leave a message of 2 minutes or less. Be sure to leave your name and where you live now. You can also send an email to theforgottenexodus@ajc.org and we'll be in touch. 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The Wright Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 95:42


2:35 Eric's new book We Are Not One, about changing American Jewish attitudes toward Israel over the years 7:28 Jewish-American identity before its “Zionization” 10:01 Why fewer young American Jews are feeling the pro-Israel vibe 15:25 Israel in American politics 23:04 The “Israel as apartheid state” debate 35:28 How the 1960's defined Jewish visions of Israel 49:02 Is a “two-state solution” now the conservative position? 52:50 Zionism vs. social justice activism 1:04:22 Why Israel is fine with the Palestinian status quo 1:15:54 Does Israel really need US support? 1:20:32 Could international pressure help solve the Israel-Palestine conflict? Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Eric Alterman (The American Prospect, Brooklyn College, Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump is Worse). Recorded November 16, 2022. Comments on BhTV: http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/65294 Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloggingheads Facebook: https://facebook.com/bloggingheads/ Podcasts: https://bloggingheads.tv/subscribe This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit nonzero.substack.com/subscribe

New Books Network
Richard Fulco, "We Are All Together" (Wampus Multimedia, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 28:02


Today I talked to Richard Fulco about his novel We Are All Together (Wampus Multimedia, 2022). Stephen Cane is a guitarist – he's already walked out on one band to join another one that subsequently falls apart. He gets himself to New York City to try to rejoin his first band, the one headed by his best friend and former bandmate, Dylan John. It's 1967, drugs and girls are everywhere, Dylan is on the verge of becoming a rock n' roll star, and Stephen makes some extremely poor choices. When Dylan quits just before a big show, Stephen is given a huge opportunity, but it doesn't take long before he starts making more bad decisions. He's in turmoil, as is the entire country, and his choices in love and loyalty cause him to spiral into self-doubt. Is being a rock star worth losing everything he holds dear? Richard Fulco's first novel, There Is No End to This Slope (Wampus Multimedia) was published in 2014. He received an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College where he was the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship. His plays have either been presented or developed at The New York International Fringe Festival, The Playwrights' Center, The Flea, Here Arts Center, Chicago Dramatists and The Dramatists Guild. Richard's one-act play Swedish Fish was published by Heuer Publishing and his stories, poetry, interviews and reviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Failbetter, Across the Margin, Fiction Writers Review and American Songwriter (among others). Richard is a member of the Pen American Center where he is also a mentor in the Prison Writing Mentorship Program. For six years, he wrote about music on his blog, Riffraf. He teaches creative writing and English at an independent high school in New Jersey. Richard interviews writers for his “5 Questions” series at www.richardfulco.com. When he's not writing and teaching, Richard is playing basketball with his twins, Chloe and Connor, watching the Mets play, riding the Peloton bike, or listening to vinyl. G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
Richard Fulco, "We Are All Together" (Wampus Multimedia, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 28:02


Today I talked to Richard Fulco about his novel We Are All Together (Wampus Multimedia, 2022). Stephen Cane is a guitarist – he's already walked out on one band to join another one that subsequently falls apart. He gets himself to New York City to try to rejoin his first band, the one headed by his best friend and former bandmate, Dylan John. It's 1967, drugs and girls are everywhere, Dylan is on the verge of becoming a rock n' roll star, and Stephen makes some extremely poor choices. When Dylan quits just before a big show, Stephen is given a huge opportunity, but it doesn't take long before he starts making more bad decisions. He's in turmoil, as is the entire country, and his choices in love and loyalty cause him to spiral into self-doubt. Is being a rock star worth losing everything he holds dear? Richard Fulco's first novel, There Is No End to This Slope (Wampus Multimedia) was published in 2014. He received an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College where he was the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship. His plays have either been presented or developed at The New York International Fringe Festival, The Playwrights' Center, The Flea, Here Arts Center, Chicago Dramatists and The Dramatists Guild. Richard's one-act play Swedish Fish was published by Heuer Publishing and his stories, poetry, interviews and reviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Failbetter, Across the Margin, Fiction Writers Review and American Songwriter (among others). Richard is a member of the Pen American Center where he is also a mentor in the Prison Writing Mentorship Program. For six years, he wrote about music on his blog, Riffraf. He teaches creative writing and English at an independent high school in New Jersey. Richard interviews writers for his “5 Questions” series at www.richardfulco.com. When he's not writing and teaching, Richard is playing basketball with his twins, Chloe and Connor, watching the Mets play, riding the Peloton bike, or listening to vinyl. G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

The Pakistan Experience
Prosperity for All Nations - Raza Hasan - Democracy and Injustice - #TPE 223

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 79:48


The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Raza Hasan comes on TPE to discuss Democracy, Injustice, Corruption, and comparing life in the United States to life in Pakistan. Raza Hasan authored Prosperity for All Nations, demonstrating a breakthrough finding that democracy can only successfully function under a distributed governance structure. He launched the nonprofit, ProsperityWeb.org as a political network to curb corruption in third-world countries. Raza has a BS in Aerospace Engineering, an ME in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. During the early days of the internet, he recognized its potential. He changed his career from a future planning role as a senior analyst and software engineer at Northwest Airlines to work in product management and product marketing for web-based software product companies. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 What is Prosperity Web 3:30 Uncovering Myths - Comparing Nations 12:00 What causes poverty 21:00 Fixing the System 31:00 Comparing Way of living in the USA and Pakistan 37:30 Injustice and Corruption 44:00 Policing, Equality and Justice 56:00 Judiciary in Minnesota 59:00 Taxation and Representation 1:13:00 Prosperity for all Nations

The Pakistan Experience
Rescuing over 30,000 Animals - Ayesha Chundrigar - Animal Rescue - #TPE 222

The Pakistan Experience