Ethnically Ambiguous

Ethnically Ambiguous

A podcast about being Middle Eastern and immigrants in America, hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.... Show More

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January 27, 2020 71 min

In episode 131, the girls are joined by correspondent and comedian Francesca Fiorentini. They talk about her experience growing up in the Bay Area with an Italian father and Chinese mother, finding her place in New York after 9/11, what brought her to comedy, living abroad, creating Newsbroke with AJ+, and so much more! WE LOVE FRANCESCA!! Watch her show “Red White and Who?” on MSNBC and Read more

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January 20, 2020 78 min

In episode 130, the girls are joined by comedian Matt Lieb. He may be a white guy but they explain why they let him on the show! Basically because he is a fighter for human rights in Palestine and does a lot of great work with Newsbroke to inform every one about what is going on! And he is the boyfriend of our favorite Francesca Fiorentini so he gets a pass for being a cis white man! Follow him on Twitter at Read more

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January 13, 2020 73 min

In episode 129, the girls are joined by comedian Lydia Popovich to talk all about her life and upbringing in the Bay Area, how she got into comedy, along with a great conversation about religion and how it has influenced them. Plus they discuss love marriages versus practical marriages. It's a fun conversation! We love Lydia! Follow her on Twitter Read more

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January 6, 2020 69 min

In episode 128, the girls are joined by Surina Khan, the CEO of the Women's Foundation of California. They discuss her immigration to the United States from Pakistan, finding her career path, coming out to her family, how she found herself at the Women's Foundation, and so much more! Follow the Women's Foundation to learn more about their work with gender justi... Read more

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December 30, 2019 52 min

In episode 127, the girls get into Arab revolutions and if they're back and Bashar Al-Assad speeches that paved way for the modern dictator. They end the show reading nice reviews and emails sent in from fans. WE LOVE Y'ALL AND ARE EXCITED FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH Y'ALL! GET READY FOR MORE EXCITING INTERVIEWS WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE!

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  • December 23, 2019 62 min

    In episode 126, the girls talk about astrology in the context of the middle eastern world! They also take an astrology quiz to see who they would be compatible with! They also read a review and emails from nice listeners! It's a fun time! Happy holidays to all our wonderful listeners!

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  • December 18, 2019 64 min

    In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by video artist and Buzzfeed video producer Sohan Judge! She is from Sydney Australia but stopped by on a trip to LA to chat with the ladies about growing up in Sydney with her single mother, what inspires her work, having a cool brown girl crew, and more! Follow her video work on Instagram at @lunarsequen... Read more

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    December 16, 2019 62 min

    In episode 125, the girls decide to take on the Afghanistan papers. They spend the entire episode breaking down the first part of the report. The rest are below!! It's IMPORTANT! WAR IS NO GOOD!

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  • WATCH: Ali G - Pat Buchanan and WMD/BLT's
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  • December 11, 2019 65 min

    In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by Palestinian-American urban planner and designer Daleen Saah. They talk about Palestine and Israel, her work at the downtown art space Navel LA and the Sofra Daymeh event and curating the Read more

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    December 9, 2019 60 min

    In episode 124, the girls get into updates on Israel and Palestine and how the European Union feels about the United States claiming settlements are no longer illegal, the women and wives of ISIL/ISIS, and more! We make a special announcement! LISTEN UP! ((Buy our merch!))

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  • December 4, 2019 69 min

    In this amazing bonus episode, the girls are joined by the legend SOPHIA CHANG aka THE BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM! They discuss what lead her to writing her new book (The Baddest Bitch In The Room), growing up with im... Read more

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    December 2, 2019 65 min

    In episode 123, the girls get into Trump's conflict of interest with Turkey through a network of shitty son-in-laws, whether we should be celebrating thanksgiving, and more! BUY OUR MERCH - THERE IS A SALE GOING ON!

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  • Trump’s Turkey Corruption Is Way Worse Than You Realize
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  • November 27, 2019 64 min

    In this special bonus episode, the girls are joined by Night Call podcast's Emily Yoshida! We talk about her upbringing with her mother, moving around the US, her work as a film critic, coming back to LA after going to New York for a few years, and more! We have a lot of out of context quotable in this episodes! Don't ruin us by clipping them out! Whoops! Check out the Read more

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    November 25, 2019 78 min

    In episode 122, the girls get into their experience watching a screening of Fleabag, the play, in a movie theater, interpretation of dreams through the lens of middle eastern culture, US claiming Israeli settlement's are now 'chill,' Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu being indicted, and much more!! ALSO OUR MERCH IS ON SALE ON TEE PUBLIC SO GO BUY IT NOW!!

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  • November 20, 2019 66 min

    In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by Syrian-American actor and activist Jay Abdo! They discuss his upbringing in Syria, getting into the performing arts, coming up as an actor in Syria, his activism and what lead him to defecting to the United States, and more! Find him on Twitter at @JayAbdoActor and on Instagram at Read more

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    November 18, 2019 57 min

    In episode 121, the girls get into how we all must suffer in America cause of our social choices, the European Court Justice wanting all Israeli settlement products labeled so consumers can make informed choices while shopping, the Uber CEO saying some wild shit, updates on what is going on with the Lebanon protests, and more! By more we mean we read some reviews and recommend things to watch.

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  • November 13, 2019 71 min

    In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and one third of Facial Recognition Comedy's Zahra Ali to discuss her upbringing, growing up in New Jersey, how she got into comedy, her day job, dealing with immigrant parents, and more! It's a real therapy session! We think y'all will relate to this episode a lot!! Follow Zahra on Read more

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    November 11, 2019 74 min

    It's time for episode 120 and it's ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS LIVE FROM THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL!! The girls take turns telling stories and then invite an audience member to come on stage and be a guest on the show!

    WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES AND AUDIO ISSUES IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE EPISODE. WE DID OUR BEST TO FIX IT SO WE COULD STILL RELEASE IT FOR OUR FANS TO HEAR.

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    November 6, 2019 77 min

    The amazing Abby Martin joins us today! We discuss her incredible work as a journalist, creating her documentary series The Empire Files, her important debut film Gaza Fights for Freedom and the ongoing struggle of the Palestinian people. We also talk about what it means to be a true ally and utilizing your privilege to help others! Follow Abby on Twitter at @AbbyMarti... Read more

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    November 4, 2019 64 min

    In episode 119, the girls are recording on Halloween so they recorded a spo0o0o0ooky episode! They get into different facts about the Djinn, talk about known haunted buildings in the Middle East (so spoo0o0oky that Anna kinda of bails on the story and insists y'all go read further below in our footnotes) and then they end on some ghosts who have haunted the Middle East for years (not the type of ghosts you're thinking!)<... Read more

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