Arab American Café

Arab American Café

A podcast by Arab Americans about America and Arabs everywhere, bringing you a unique perspective, both in English & Arabic but mostly in "Arablish." Café patrons will discuss current affairs, politics, culture, and healthcare. Your hosts are two doctors, Hassan and Mouhanad, and sometimes other friends who are just hanging out. Please make sure to share and subscribe! For all episodes you can visit ArabAmericanCafe.com Contact us at podcasts@arabamericancafe.com or follow us on twitter @cafepodcasts

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June 29, 2022 17 min

So, it is summertime, and you need to stay well hydrated! 

The questions are: how much does your body need to function? And how much water should you consume? Two separate but inter-related issues which will be addressed by a doctor who’s asked to give an answer to those questions “all the time”!

We invite you to listen to the nephrologist, enjoy in the shade, and please support us by sharing this podcast.

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We are taking a small break, we are working on new episodes and will be back soon.
We are so appreciative of your support. Please subscribe and rate this podcast. For more episodes visit ArabAmericanCafe.com. You can also send your email to podcasts@ArabAmericanCafe.com, or connect with us on twitter @CafePodcasts

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Those who follow Lebanese politics find it fascinating, sometimes to the point of absurdity. The Lebanese general election was the topic of this conversation at the Café between Hassan and Robert. 
Our disclaimer: no one at the Café is a political pundit, we simply have an interest in politics, and most of us have been living in the US for several decades..

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Abortion is prohibited by most religions, hotly debated in many circles, and an issue of contentious political divide. In this podcast we talk to an Arab American OB/GYN: Dr. Leila Hajjar-Nolan to learn from her the medical indications of abortion, how and when abortion can and should be performed, and what potential complications are associated with this procedure. In the wake of the recent news about the possible overturn of Roe ...

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Yes, you will experience hair loss, if not already now, wait few more years!

While this isn’t particularly an “Arab-American” issue, it is certainly a “universal” one. In this episode, we will approach the topic from a scientific medical perspective, identifying causes and reviewing available treatment options. 

 فقدان الشعر، يحدث للعديد من الناس وله مسبباته وتبعاته. نتحدث اليوم عن هذه الموضوع بالتفصيل ونغطي الخيارات‏ العلاجية المتوف...

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 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been recognized as a leading public health problem worldwide. The global estimated prevalence of CKD is 13.4%, and in the US more than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults, are estimated to have CKD. Moreover, as many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have the disease. 

When people develop chronic kidney disease, their kidneys become damaged and over time may not clean the blood as well as hea...

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 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been recognized as a leading public health problem worldwide. The global estimated prevalence of CKD is 13.4%, and in the US more than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults, are estimated to have CKD. Moreover, as many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have the disease. 

When people develop chronic kidney disease, their kidneys become damaged and over time may not clean the blood as well as hea...

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April 13, 2022 24 min

Certain foods are universal, most however have been locally prepared and adopted reflecting a key component of the culture and society in which they are consumed. Today’s conversation is about those food items and meals which have evolved and are widely available across communities and borders. We talk about zaatar croissant, pineapple pizza and chocolate hummus among many other things. We invite you to listen and enjoy. 

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Today’s episode is about dating and relationships. 

Boys and girls, men and women, young and old, met, dated, and had relationships. They met though, and that's usually when it all starts! In this podcast Hassan and co-host Mira talk with Leila Muhaizen about this topic. Leila is the founder and CEO of Baklava, the only Arab dating app out there. Leila studied Media & Communication in her native Lebanon before moving to the ...

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With music and melody from the Arab American band Mazaj playing “A better war” in the background, Hassan talks with Mohamad Hasan,  a Journalist and Foreign Correspondent based in Moscow. In this conversation, you’ll hear a political analysis addressing many questions about the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Can Russia still accomplish the declared (and undeclared) objectives? Did Putin miscalculate? why it went that w...

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In order to learn who is Zelensky and how he ended up becoming the President of Ukraine, you’ll need to know a bit about former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych,  billionaire and former President Petro Poroshenko, billionaire and oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, TV personality Vasiliy Goloborodko, and a TV show called Servant of the People.

In this episode we go over all of this and give you the short biography (it is really short!) o...

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March 16, 2022 29 min

The Aleppo cuisine deserves its own podcast. The culinary art of this ancient city evolved over centuries as culture after culture settled-in and flowed through. In this conversation, listen to Mouhanad passionately talking about the fine food his beloved city of Aleppo is famous for.

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March 9, 2022 28 min

Ever wondered how to find a good doctor? In general, a google search in not the best way to do so. 
The formula is the 3 As rule: you want a doctor who is Available, Able, and Affable. 
In this episode we will talk about what really matters when selecting a doctor. We invite you to listen and enjoy.

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The City of Dearborn in Michigan has long been the place with the highest number of Arab American residents. They arrived at the turn of the last century, worked, prospered and raised their families. Dearborn has a different flair where one can feel the tangible impact of the Arab American community. A city who’s officials are Arab Americans, with businesses and store signs in Arabic, and street after street where people know each ...

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The military build-up and potential war between Russia and Ukraine has refocused our attention on Russia’s strong man, Valdimir Valdimirovich Putin.

In this episode, you will hear about Putin’s early life and career, and his ascent to the highest office in Russia. One day this will make a pretty interesting movie to watch, but for now let’s start with this podcast. 

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According to Wikipedia, the Qudoūd Ḥalabīya, literally means “musical measures of Aleppo” and are based on old religious melodies collected mainly by Aleppine musicians. Their themes are most often love, longing and spirituality. The lyrics vary according to the type of event, be it for religious or entertainment purposes. Singers use deep vocals to reach a peak while holding a long note or repeating a phrase, sending their audienc...

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The military build-up and potential for a war between Russia and Ukraine, and by default the west, was the topic of discussion with Mohamad Hasan. Mr. Hasan is a veteran journalist who has worked in many Arabic TV stations as a correspondent based in Moscow. We will hear the narrative from Russia’s perspective. Will there be war? There is an answer, we invite you to listen and enjoy. 

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In total, the World Health Organization has collected data from more than 5,900 studies surrounding Covid-19 from all over the world. But despite the data, pandemic falsehoods are still circulating. In this episode, we will go over few of the questions sent to us, debunk some of the myths and counter with scientific facts about the disease and vaccines.

‏الإشاعات والأخبار الخاطئة حول فيروس كورونا تواصل الانتشار وخاصة عبر وسائل الاتص...

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In this podcast, we host Mr. Amer Zahr, an Arab American activist, community organizer, stand-up comedian, writer, lawyer, and university professor. Hassan and Nabil tackle with Amer issues related to identity, activism, and politics. He will share with us his impressions and encounters in an entertaining conversation which, we promise, will inform you and keep you engaged.
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The great Edward Said wrote: “I have never known what is Arabic or English, or which one was really mine beyond any doubt. What I do know, however, is that the two have always been together in my life, one resonating in the other, sometimes ironically, sometimes nostalgically, most often each correcting, and commenting on, the other. Each can seem like my absolutely first language, but neither is”. 

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