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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March 23, 2020 78 min

In episode 139, the girls are joined by comedian Ester Steinberg. They talk about her upbringing in Tampa, Florida, finding her place at Jewish camp, starting comedy at a young age, growing up with an Israeli mother, pregnancy, and so much more! Follow Ester on Twitter at @EsterKay and Instagram at @ester.steinberg. Also check out her album Hebrew School Drop Out - out now!

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March 16, 2020 83 min

In episode 138, the girls are joined by comedian, writer, and enrolled member of the Cowlitz Indian tribe Joey Clift. They talk about his upbringing on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington state, finding his place in comedy, his work to bring Native Americans stories to the forefront, and much more. You can follow Joey on Twitter at @joeytainment and on Instagram at @joeycliiiiiift. Also check out his award winning short f...

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March 9, 2020 64 min

In episode 137, the girls are joined by comedian and actor Ali Ghandour. We get into his upbringing in the LA area, growing up in two religions, finding his place in comedy, cutting his beautiful fro, and so much more! Follow Ali on Instagram at @ali_ghandour and Twitter at @A___L___i. Do yourself a favor and go see him do improv if you're in the LA area!

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March 2, 2020 69 min

In episode 136, the girls are joined by the new Head of Content of Big Money Players network Hans Sahni! They talk about his Indian / Iranian heritage, upbringing on the east coast, his parents frowned upon union (we will explain why!), deciding to go to film school, and so much more! Follow Hans on Twitter and Instagram at @HansSahni. Also check out the upcoming shows coming soon on the Big Money Players network!

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February 24, 2020 75 min

In episode 135, the girls are joined by musician and comedian Open Mike Eagle. They talk about his upbringing in the south side of Chicago, discovering music and his rap crew, coming out to LA, finding comedy, and so much more! It's a great episode with a true legend! LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC AND WATCH HIS MUSIC VIDEOS! We ride out on his song Very Much Money. Follow him on Twitter at @Mike_Eagle and on Instagram at @open_mi...

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February 17, 2020 70 min

In episode 134, the girls are joined by urban planner, community advocate, and mother of two Nithya Raman! She is running for city council in the District 4 of Los Angeles. We talk about her upbringing, growing up in Boston, her college experience, her work in India with homelessness, some of her policies with homelessness in Los Angeles, and much more. Listen to understand what she stands for and why she is needed in the city of L...

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February 10, 2020 71 min

In episode 133, the girls are joined by twitter royalty and comedian Dana Donnelly to talk about her family, growing up in Palo Alto, getting into comedy, figuring out she wanted to be a comedy writer, her sister's ASMR work, and so much more! Follow her on twitter YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! She is @danadonly on Twitter and @hottestdana on Instagram. KEEP UP WITH HER WORK Y'ALL!! SHE IS THE BEST!

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February 3, 2020 72 min

In episode 132, the girls are joined by You People podcast host Kareem Rahma to talk about his upbringing in Minnesota, his father inventing jogging, his many name changes, moving to New York and finding his place in life, being a poet, going viral on TikTok and so much more! It's a fun episode with a very fun guy! Follow him on Twitter @Kareemy and on Instagram at @kareem. Also check out the Nameless Network and on TIK...

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January 27, 2020 73 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 check out her website here! Follow her o...

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January 20, 2020 81 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 @MattLieb and on In...

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January 13, 2020 76 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 and Instagram on @hatertuesday. Also find her tour dates on her website!

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January 6, 2020 71 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 justice by going to their website or their Twitter page at @W...

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December 30, 2019 54 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!

FOOTNOTES:

  • Are the Arab revolutions back?
  • Assad's speech: Key quotes
  • While Qaddafi Bombs His...
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    December 23, 2019 65 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!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World
  • A thread on the signs in Islamic astrology
  • Zodiac Compatibility Quiz
  • Ethnically Ambig...
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    December 18, 2019 67 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 @lunarsequence! And find her YouTube page here!

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    December 16, 2019 65 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!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • WATCH: Ali G - Pat Buchanan and WMD/BLT's
  • AT WAR WITH THE TRUTH
  • STRANDED WITHOUT A STRATEGY
  • BUILT TO FAIL
  • CONSUMED BY CORRUPTION
  • UNGUARDED NATION
  • OVERWHELMED BY OPIUM
  • A SECRET HISTORY OF THE WAR
  • Responses from people featured in Th...
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    December 11, 2019 68 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 Sofra Daymeh zine, her family, and much more! Follow all her work and check out her zine and events!

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    December 9, 2019 63 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!))

    FOOTNOTES:

  • EU stance in focus after US decision on Israeli settlements
  • Israel planning new settlement in flashpoint city of Hebron
  • Illegal settlements: Israel starts...
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    December 4, 2019 72 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 immigrant parents in Vancouver, what lead her to the music industry, how she met the Wu Tang Clan, her favorite artist she's ever signed, and so much more! It's an empowering conversation about what it means to be...

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    December 2, 2019 68 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!

    FOOTNOTES:

  • Trump’s Turkey Corruption Is Way Worse Than You Realize
  • Reminder: Trump Has a Massive Conflict of Interest in Turkey
  • The Daily 202: Trump’s ‘little conflict of interest’ in Turkey draws scrutiny as he offers ...
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