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.

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August 2, 2021 66 min

In episode 210, the girls are joined by author Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi! They talk about Azareen's upbringing all over the world, her family dynamics, what influences her writing, and of course her books Call Me Zebra and Savage Tongues. Savage Tongues is currently available for pre-order and drops tomorrow, August 3rd! Get your self a copy and follow Azareen on Instagram at @azareen.vandervlietoloomi and check out her ...

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In episode 209, the girls are joined by comedian Gabe González! They get into his upbringing in Florida, being raised in a Puerto Rican family, how he gotten into hosting and comedy, his podcast Queerty, and so much more! It's a great discussion! Follow Gabe on Instagram and Twitter at @gaybonez Also check out his monthly show The Lavender Scare' at Caveat in NYC.

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July 19, 2021 67 min

In episode 208, the girls are joined by activist and comedian Seán Devlin. They get into his upbringing in Canada, his mixed background, his activism, and more! Also his new special Airports, Animals is out now so go buy that and listen to it! Plus check out his film When The Storm Fades and ASOG (which you can support on GoFundMe!) You can follow Seán on Instagram at @seany.devlin and check out his website here!

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July 12, 2021 79 min

In episode 207, the girls are joined by comedian Anna Seregina! THIS IS SUCH A FUN EP!! We get into her upbringing, immigrating from Russia to Canada and then San Diego, how she went from dramatic improv to comedy, and so much more! Plus we get into her new podcast with Kyle Mizono (former guest!) entitled Truth Hounds. Follow Anna on Twitter at @touchingcheeses and on Instagram at @cashmoneygrandpa. Also check out Truth Ho...

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July 5, 2021 87 min

In episode 206, the girls are joined by writer and performer Sydney Battle! What a fun episode! They talk about her upbringing, having her race constantly questioned, DNA tests, how she got into performing, going viral for a hilarious character, and so much more! Follow Sydney on Twitter at @SydneyBattle and on Instagram at @sydbattle. Don't miss this episode! Also you must follow Sydney cause she is THE BEST!

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June 28, 2021 63 min

In episode 205, the girls are joined by comedian Kyle Mizono to talk about her upbringing in San Francisco's, how she started comedy, how she feels about her family watching her comedy, and more! Plus they go in-depth about her new podcast at iHeart with Anna Seregina entitled Truth Hounds! The show is out now and you should check it out! Follow Kyle on Twitter at @kylemizono and on Instagram at @jylemizono. Also check ...

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June 21, 2021 71 min

In episode 204, the girls are joined by actor and writer Clark Moore to talk about his upbringing, how he found himself acting and auditioning, his arrival to Los Angeles, his experience getting the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, and so much more! They also talk about his podcast Soul Balm which is very soothing for the girls. Listen to his podcast, you will not regret it! Follow Clark on Twitter and Instagram at @mrcl...

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June 14, 2021 58 min

In episode 203, the girls are joined by writer and podcaster Aaron Thorpe to talk about his upbringing in New York, finding a place to talk about politics within his podcasts, the dirtbag left, moving to Atlanta, and so much more! Follow him on Twitter at @thotteusstevens and check out this writing on his Substack. Also listen to his podcasts: Trillbilly Worker's Party and A Time Of Monsters. So much shit talking was cut ou...

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June 7, 2021 64 min

In episode 202, the girls are joined by writer and Editor-in-Chief of RaceBaitr Hari Ziyad to discuss their upbringing, growing up with a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and a Muslim father, being one of nineteen children, coming out to their family, their new book Black Boy Out Of Time, and so much more! Follow Hari on Twitter and Instagram at @HariZiyad to keep up with their work. And go get their book! It's truly a lovely read.

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May 31, 2021 72 min

In episode 201, the girls are joined by television writer and podcaster Jessica Gao! They talk about her upbringing, how her parents sent her back to China to live with family at a young age, how she got started in writing, her immigrant parents not being impressed by Rick & Morty, and more! Follow Jessica at @ChairmanGao on Instagram and Twitter. #PickleRick (for good measure!!) Also check out Jessica's new show She-Hu...

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May 24, 2021 60 min

In episode 200, the girls are joined by Iraqi novelist, filmmaker, and visual artist Mortada Gzar. They talk about his upbringing in Iraq, his experience as a gay man in Iraq, his immigration to Seattle, and so much more. And, of course they discuss his new memoir I'm in Seattle, Where Are You? which is a story about love and his journey to the US. It's a beautiful read and we recommend! Follow Mortada on Twitter at @Gz...

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May 17, 2021 107 min

In episode 199, the girls are joined by rapper/poet/author/Hood Politics podcast host Prop to discuss the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, his upbringing and how hip hop got him interested in culture and politics, plus the importance of speaking up for Arab lives, and so much more! Follow Prop on Instagram and Twitter at @prophiphop. #FREEPALESTINE #GazaUnderAttack #SaveSheikhJarrah

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    May 10, 2021 63 min

    In episode 198, the girls are joined by podcaster and documentary filmmaker Sharilyn Vera. They talk about her upbringing in Florida, how she took an internship across the country with only a few days notice, making a documentary in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria, and so much more! Check out her documentary Boricua here and also check out her podcast We Live In A (Film) Society. Follow Sharilyn on Instagram at @sharilyn_vera ...

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    May 3, 2021 74 min

    In episode 197, the girls are joined by comedian and writer Eric Owusu. They get into his upbringing in Maryland and how he ended up in Ghana, how he got into writing and performing comedy, how he got his first writing gig on Raven's Home, and more! Follow Eric on Twitter at @owusukid and on Instagram at @eric.kay.owusu.

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    April 26, 2021 64 min

    In episode 196, the girls are joined by Peabody Award-winning Portuguese journalist Mariana van Zeller. They get into her upbringing, her determination to get into the Columbia University's Graduate School Of Journalism, how her career took off after 9/11, her experience in Syria, her current show Trafficked on National Geographic, and so much more! Follow Mariana on Twitter and Instagram at @MarianaVZ.

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    April 19, 2021 74 min

    In episode 195, the girls are joined by chef, activist, and entrepreneur Reem Assil to discuss her upbringing, her experience traveling through Syria and Lebanon and how that lead to her being a chef, her activism within the community, the colonization of food, and so much more! Follow Reem on Instagram at @reem.assil and on Twitter at @assil_reem. And then follow Reems California on Instagram at @reemscalifornia and on...

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    April 12, 2021 81 min

    In episode 194, the girls are joined by investigative journalist Cerise Castle to talk about her upbringing, how she got into journalism, her experiencing working at KCRW, her recent investigative report on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's departments deputy gang, and more! Follow Cerise on twitter at @cerisecastle and on Instagram at @yourmajestcee. Please read her 15 part piece about the LASD Deputy gangs here: A Trad...

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    April 5, 2021 72 min

    In episode 193, the girls are joined by filmmaker Jibrael Younes to talk about his upbringing in small town Nebraska as a Palestinian-American, the lack of representation around him, pursuing filmmaking and photography, his current job at Headspace directing audio, and so much more! Follow Jibrael on Instagram at @jibraelyounes and check out his website www.jibraelyounes.com to see more of his work!

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    March 29, 2021 71 min

    In episode 192, the girls are joined by the Chief Information Security Officer for North Dakota and cyber security expert Kevin Ford to talk about Anna's twitter hacking at the beginning of this new year. They also give tips on how to protect yourself online! Use 2-Factor Authenticator! Get an authenticator app! Be safe! Be aware! Don't re-use passwords! Follow Kevin on Twitter at @KFHax to learn more about cyber securi...

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    March 22, 2021 67 min

    In episode 191, the girls are joined by comedian Dalia Malek! They talk about Dalia's upbringing, how and why her parents immigrated to America, why she decided to get a Ph.D, living abroad, how she discovered stand up comedy, and more! Follow Dalia on Instagram on @DaliaMalek and Twitter at @DALIA and check out her website www.daliamalek.com to follow her work.

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