Yalla! Let's Talk. Podcast

Yalla! Let's Talk. Podcast

A podcast designed to change the narrative. In each episode, host Hani Dajani invites special guests to provide insights on a wide range of topics, from politics, to business, to even relationships. Listen anywhere you get your podcast, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it.

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May 14, 2024 45 mins

The controversial video of Hayley Bayley's "let them eat cake", followed by her apology, raised the questions: "should celebrities be speaking up on Gaza?" And if not: "should we just block them for their silence?" (And also, "are we in District 12, living real life hunger games right now?") Today, helping us answer these questions, we have with us TV personality: Dom Gabriel. You migh...

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Today's guest is Dr. Yipeng Ge. A Canadian resident Doctor who was suspended from the University of Ottawa for his social media posts (might I add, he was suspended without due process or fair investigation). When the University of Ottawa decided to re-instate him, he chose to decline their offer. Instead, Dr. Yipeng Ge went to Rahaf in Gaza to provide his medical services to those in need. At the time of this episode, more tha...

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April 24, 2024 56 mins
What is it like to be a Palestinian from Gaza? Was it like to be a Palestinian diaspora, which means you have left your homeland for another country. For us to be better allies, we need to hear people's stories. In this episode, we are joined by Farah Qaddan. Farah is an avid storyteller, published writer and creative that centres her Arab Palestinian identity in everything she does. Episode Breakdown: (0:00) Intro (0:39) growi...
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April 23, 2024 12 mins
Amid protests at Columbia University and other academic institutions, the tensions rising between Israel and Iran, we feel that it's necessary to re-republish this episode in a short-format for viewers to understand the difference between anti-semitism and anti-zionism. Our guest in this episode is Jilian Rogin. Jillian identifies as Anti-Zionist Jewish Canadian. Jilian is an Associate Professor and a criminal defence lawyer. Her...
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In celebration of Arab Heritage Month, we are bringing you an episode that dissects deep into an important part of Arab culture - the language! In this episode of the YLT Podcast, we have Diana Al-Dajani, entrepreneur of the Arabic learning plafrom,  @eduTechnoz  and the app, Loogha. Diana is a momtrepreneur who turned an idea to help her children to learn Arabic into the top edtech company for Arabic education. Diana and I discu...
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In this episode, we dive into a discussion on being your true and authentic self. The conversation is through the lens of culture, religion, parents' expectations, and how to reconcile those forces in order to move forward, heal, and lead an authentic life. The conversation is with our season regular, Najwa Zebian. Najwa is a best-selling author, speaker, and a thought-leader on healing. She recently released her book, "The Only C...
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Authenticity and curiosity are some of the most underrated characteristics of leadership. Join the conversation as we discuss entrepreneurship, mindsets, and leadership with Rami Helali, the Co-Founder and CEO of Kotn, a B-Corp on a mission to bring lasting, sustainable products to our community. WHAT WE DISCUSS 00:00 Intro 02:01 what inspired Kotn? 07:21 how to evaluate your business ideas? 12:45 what does connecting the dots e...
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We can't keep talking about Palestine without discussing mental health. First and foremost, we need to distinguish the mental health of those who live in Gaza to those in the rest of the world. This episode starts off by discussing the mental health crisis of the children in Gaza, and then proceeds to discuss the mental health impact of the rest of the world. We discuss vicarious trauma, activism burnout, survivor's guilt and the i...
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Everyone seems to want to become a content creator these days. But how do you actually build a sustainable career? In this episode, we sit down with Jessie Jaurji ( @jaurji ) and in this conversation, we learn how you can build a sustainable career as a content creator on social media. Episode Breakdown (00:00:00) - Introduction (00:01:45) - Intro to Jesse - His Story (00:11:10) - How can content creators make money? (00:14:35)...
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In this episode, we talk about what dating looks like today. In other words, situationships and mixed signals. We answer questions like, "how to get over someone you haven't really dated?" or "should you be platonic friends after a situationship"? Our guest today is content creator and internet personality Sahar Dahi (also known as saharroo on social media). With millions of subscribers, Sahar creates content that help people navi...
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Have you found it very difficult to let go of someone who cheated? Have you dated a narcissist before? And do YOU want to heal and start dating again? Listen to this episode! In the first episode of season 2, I had the pleasure to sit down with  @NajwaZebian . Najwa is no stranger to Yalla! Let's Talk., where her previous episode "Buy Yourself Flowers, Trust Your Heart, and Start Healing" was among the top listened episode of our...
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In the midst of the atrocities unfolding in Gaza, there are a lot of debates on what exactly is anti-semitism. This podcast episode dives into questions on what is zionism and its historical context, anti-semitism vs. anti-zionism, and whether or not antisemitism is being weaponized in order to silence critics and bully people into compliance. The episode also gives perspective on identity politics, and how the Jewish identity has ...
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Here are the 5, important pieces of relationship advice for men that are discussed in this episode: 1. Avoid double standards - they're toxic. For example, with your sisters, you should not expect her to do less simply because she is a woman. 2. Control does NOT equal protection 3. You need to be clear about consent. It's always better to ask than assume. 4. If you're sexually active, you can get an STD/STI. You have an obligati...
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In this episode, I interview Dr. Marc Dagher, an addiction Doctor and expert in treating all kinds of substance addictions. Whether you choose to do drugs or feel like you're addicted to a person, this episode will give you insights on the world of addiction, human behaviour, as well as interesting facts on substances. This episode is important for anyone struggling with an addiction of any kind (be it substances or love addict...
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September 20, 2023 33 secs

Next week, we launch the new season of #yallaletstalk. The first few episodes is going to be around relationships! I don't know about you but I see way too many stay in situationships for months, telling themselves that the connection is rate and doing all they can, hoping things will change. People treating mixed signals as "chemistry" and a "chase", waiting to be validated. People begging cheaters to come ...

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In this episode on Yalla! Let's Talk., we have content creator who shares her reality as a content creator and why she decided to both stop and then come back. Diana, also known as @Ironno, has been featured on Cosmopolitan and Vice News, and has grown quite a following since she began her journey on TikTok. In this episode, Diana and I discuss her heartwarming relationship with her fans, and her online friendship with Mia Khalifa....
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In this episode of the Yalla! Let's Talk. Podcast, we have Samir Mourani. Samir is an entrepreneur, co-founder of the men's lifestyle publication, Gent's Post, and host of popular podcast, #gentstalk on YouTube channel, @GentsPost. Samir and I discuss redefining masculinity in the modern man and how we can break down barriers of toxic masculinity that plague the world today. We further discuss Samir's journey on becoming more vulne...
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In this episode, host Hani Dajani has a conversation with rising superstar Dana Salah, a Jordanian-Palestinian artist who has become known as the queen of Fala7i pop. Together, they reflect on the expectations and barriers that society places on women creatives, particularly in regards to age. Dana shares her personal experiences with ageism, even when she was in her early 20s, and discusses the harmful effects of putting women aga...

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In this Ramadan Special, we have Forbes 30 under 30, MENA mental health ambassador, and host of popular podcast, "Empathy Always Wins,"  @AllySalama . We discuss how one can become more empathetic in the month of Ramadan and how we can improve our emotional intelligence. Further, we talk about dealing with narcissistic individuals and how setting boundaries for your well-being does not make you less empathetic. This episode is al...
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In this episode of the Yalla! Let's Talk. Podcast's Ramadan Special, we have content creators Sana and Will of the  @SalehFamily . The  @SalehFamily  focuses on creating content to humanize the Muslim community and unite them all regardless of their differences. We discuss unity and learning to be accepting of one another's beliefs. We further talk about the infamous "Haram Police" and the negative implications they have that doe...
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