REP: A Story About the Stories We Tell

REP: A Story About the Stories We Tell

2023 Webby Nominee: Best Limited Series * REP is a bold, wide-ranging podcast, brought to you by journalist Noor Tagouri. * Noor began by examining the misrepresentation of Muslims in US media and how this impacts American culture. She discovered a fuller exploration of the ever-evolving story of America, which challenges the stories we've known...and reveals how the stories we tell affect all of us. REP is a thoughtful investigation of our beliefs and understandings and how they exist within the dynamic of Politics, Pop Culture, and Public Opinion. * This is a story about the stories we tell


January 24, 2024 23 mins
Welcome back to REP. And more specifically – welcome to a guided REP Run. This is a story about what it means to stay in your body, to move through your life experiences, and for the women in this episode, what it really means to be Free. * Our guides for this story are three runners from Afghanistan. It’s been two years since the women in this story have seen each other. Their separation was unexpected as the Taliban took over Af...
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“Vanished” is how we started the Rep journey, and “Alive” is how we start again.

In our final chapter, Rep comes ALIVE in a surprising connection Noor makes during an event at Harvard University.

This is the story of how our stories lead to revolutions.


Story Guides include: Barbara Rosewicz, Dr. James Zogby, Jerry Seib, Tagouri family, Elyazgi family, and the ancestors. 


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Politics, Pop Culture, and Public Opinion. We call them the 3Ps; and they are at play in the stories that define our world and shape our beliefs.

Featuring an exclusive interview with Bella Hadid, we consider how Public Opinion affects the lives of Palestinian people, as well as the rest of us. To examine how Public Opinion determines what we think and feel, we focus on Palestine, not as an issue, but as a people.


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What do musicians Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam and Yuna, actor May Calamawy, and filmmaker Minhal Baig all have in common?

They are proof of what revolutionary representation can look like. These story guides have used their art forms to search for the deepest parts of themselves and connect their stories to the rest of the world. They show us what it can look like when we work to shift culture. 

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I’d like to introduce you to our framework for REP, The 3Ps: Politics, Pop Culture, and Public Opinion.

The 3Ps are a tool we use to track the power dynamics in the stories around us. First Up: Politics.

We think we’re talking about Politics, but are we? How do we decode the stories that create the politics we are living in today? In this chapter, we follow a few people and the stories that have led them to engage with politics t...

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July 4, 2022 57 mins

What is the United States’ *actual* greatest export? 

We have a theory — Story.

In this chapter, we re-examine why the United States began, check in on how Americans are telling and receiving their story, why some veterans fought or refuse to fight for the story, and we hear from people around the world on their relationship with our Greatest Export. 


Story Guides include: Nadine Naber, David Eisenbach, Mike Prysner, Jack Saul, a...

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This episode is simply a bridge, a pause, a moment to reflect on where we've been and where we are going. It is an intimate look behind the writers of Rep, Noor Tagouri and Zaron Burnett. These are recorded meeting sessions reflecting on intentions and how they hope to carry us into the second half of Season 1 of REP.

Welcome to The Interlude. 


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Do we even need representation? What does "telling the truth" actually mean and why do we do it? Does objectivity exist? Can our biases work in our favor?

These questions have come up over and over again throughout the journey of REP, and in this chapter, we face them head on.  


Our story guides include comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj, journalist Aymann Ismail, writer Najma Sharif and others.  

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This chapter is the turning point for REP. In a miraculous turn of events, Noor meets a group of Japanese American elders who were forced to live in US internment camps during WWII.

Their stories, some being shared for the first time, are a testament to our interconnectedness.  

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Conceptualized by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, the journey of Muslim Cool takes us on an exploration of Knowledge of Self through the lens of hiphop, Islam, and Blackness.

The stories we tell through our names, music, and the identities formed around us. Come for the music. Stay for the perspective you never thought you’d hear. 


Storytellers include Dr. Su’ad, Maimouna Youssef aka “Mumu Fresh,” Brother Ali, and Ilyasah Shabazz.



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April 18, 2022 48 mins

This is a story about a Bosnian Muslim refugee turned radio icon. Or so we thought.

In this next chapter of REP, Noor examines the art of listening, how to revisit the stories we've told before, and what happens when you really get to know your friends. 


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Follow on Instagram: ⁠⁠@noor⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠@ays⁠⁠ or Twitter ⁠⁠@ntagouri⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠@Zaron3 ⁠


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April 4, 2022 46 mins

This is a story told from the perspective of the “collateral damage.” The year is 1986 and the U.S. has ordered an air strike on Libya. An attack that will change the lives of award-winning journalist Noor Tagouri’s family forever. 

Here we are introduced to the dynamics of the 3Ps - Politics, Pop Culture, and Public Opinion. Welcome to our first stop on the journey of REP. 

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*2023 Webby Nominee: Best Limited Series*

Welcome to REP, a bold, wide-ranging investigative podcast, brought to you by award-winning journalist Noor Tagouri (Sold in America)

REP is an exploration into the concepts of Representation and Objectivity in Media.

Noor began by examining the misrepresentation of Muslims in US Media, and how this impacts American culture as a whole.

She quickly discovered a fuller exploration of the eve...

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