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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October 26, 2020 71 min

In episode 170, the girls are joined by writer and performer Korama Danquah to talk about her upbringing around the world, her relationship with her mother, pursuing writing, and the podcast she co-hosts entitled Popcorn Book Club (also on iHeart!) Check out her podcast and also follow Korama on Twitter and Instagram at @koramadrama.

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October 19, 2020 66 min

In episode 169, the girls are joined by writer and performer Bushra Burney to talk about her upcoming show The Kulfi Paradox, growing up in the Bay Area as the child of Pakistani immigrants, deciding to get into writing and performing, working with Zahra Noorbakhsh and more! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @BushraWriter and then go to her website to get tickets to her virtual shows here! Her show runs October 20th to the...

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October 12, 2020 63 min

In episode 168, the girls are joined by legendary guest: Maz Jobrani! They get into his upbringing, coming to America, how and why he decided to pursue comedy, if he feels like he has to represent Iranian-Americans, how the Axis of Evil comedy tour came about, his podcast Back To School with Maz Jobrani, and more! Follow Maz on Twitter and Instagram at @MazJobrani and check out his podcast.

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October 5, 2020 57 min

In episode 167, the girls are joined by comedian Langston Kerman! What a joyous treat! They talk about growing up biracial with a black mother and Jewish father in the suburbs AND city of Chicago, his foray into poetry and then comedy, being a teacher, his podcast My Momma Told Me, and more!. Follow Langston on Instagram and Twitter at @LangstonKerman and listen to his podcast, out now on the Big Money Players network!

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September 28, 2020 64 min

In episode 166, the girls are joined by comedian Steve Hernandez to talk about his upbringing in Covina, growing up in religion, his work has a youth pastor and then his move to comedy, and so much more! Follow him on Twitter at @BigHern and on Instagram at @hernia. Listen to his podcasts Who's Your God?, Views From The Vista, and The Male Gaze! Steve is so great!!

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September 21, 2020 73 min

In episode 165, the girls are joined by Fatima Iqbal-Zubair aka Fatima For Assembly! They get into her upbringing and living in New Jersey after 9/11 and her experiences with that, what being Muslim means to her, her career and what brought her to run for state assembly of California’s District 64, and so much more! Follow her on Twitter at @fatima4assembly and Instagram at @fatimaforassembly and go to her website: fatimafo...

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September 14, 2020 67 min

In episode 164, the girls are joined by Stuff Mom Never Told You co-host Samantha McVey to discuss being adopted from South Korea by a conservative family in Georgia, the racism she witnessed growing up, her career in social work, getting into podcasting, and so much more! It's an interesting discussion about identity and family. Follow Samantha on Twitter at @mcveysamantha and on Instagram at @mcveysam and check out he...

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September 7, 2020 71 min

In episode 163, the girls are joined by Anna's friend from home, Blain Snipstal, who is a sustainable farmer and builder. They talk about his upbringing moving around to a bunch of different places from Northern California to Los Angeles to the south, being raised by his grandmother and other family members, finding his way into farming and sustainable building, his work with Earthbound Building Collective, and more! You can fo...

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August 31, 2020 67 min

In episode 162, the girls are joined by comedy writer Sudi Green to talk about her upbringing by an Iranian mother and white father in Delaware, finding comedy and improv, literally achieving her goal of writing on Saturday Night Live, and so much more! It's so fun and we love Sudi!! Follow Sudi on Twitter at @Sudi_Green and on Instagram at @sudigreen. SHE IS THE BEST, DAMMIT!

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August 17, 2020 68 min

In episode 160, the girls are joined by comedian, writer, podcaster Dave Schilling! They get into his upbringing in a red bubble in California, getting into comedy and writing, finding his voice, and more! Follow Dave on Twitter and Instagram at and check out his podcast Full Court Chat.

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August 10, 2020 64 min

In episode 159, the girls take the whole episode to discuss the genocide being committed against the Uyghur Muslims in the East Turkistan region of China at the hands of the Chinese government.

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  • Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained
  • China is currently exploiting disruptive technologies to create a high-tech police state in East Turkistan, allowing them to further repress and antag...
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    August 3, 2020 76 min

    In episode 158, the girls are joined by producer and podcaster Gabrielle Horton to talk about growing up in Inglewood but going to a mostly white school, hiding who you are to try and fit in, coming back to your culture, her work in politics and how that lead her to podcasts, being influenced by strong women, and more! Check out her podcast NATAL about having a baby while Black. Also follow Gabrielle on Twitter and Instagram at ...

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    July 27, 2020 50 min

    In episode 157, the girls are joined by long time coming guest Ify Nwadiwe!! We talk about Ify's upbringing in South Los Angeles, the on going argument with his immigrant father over his career moves, finding comedy, and so much more! But we need more so look out for a part two coming soon! Listen to Ify's podcast Nerdificent and follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @IfyNwadiwe. And check out Ify on Twitch at @IfD...

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    July 20, 2020 64 min

    In episode 156, the girls are joined by creator and host of White Homework podcast Tori Williams Douglass! They talk about her upbringing in Portland, Oregon, finding her way to history and data research, how she came up with White Homework, doing the work to learn and hold yourself accountable to what is going on in this country, and more! Listen to her podcast White Homework and check out her patreon where you can do your own Whi...

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    July 13, 2020 80 min

    In episode 155, the girls are joined by comedian Carl Tart! They talk about his upbringing in the south and what brought him out to Los Angeles, playing basketball, finding comedy, doing improv at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, dealing with blatant racism abroad, his improv team White Women, and so much more! Follow Carl on Twitter and Instagram at @dammitcarl. Also check out his patreon podcast The Flagrant Ones.

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    July 6, 2020 79 min

    In episode 154, the girls are joined by comedian, Las Culturistas co-host, and Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang! They get into all the different places he lived before settling down in Colorado, growing up with immigrant Chinese parents, how he ended up at NYU, discovering comedy, coming out to his family, and so much more! Follow Bowen on Instagram at @FayeDunaway and on Twitter at @BowenYang.

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    June 29, 2020 73 min

    In episode 153, the girls are solo and talking about the Black lynching victims around the country and the police deeming them 'suicides,' the Black women being murdered around the US, the death of Andres Guardado, how the police who murdered Breonna Taylor are still free, the FBI having quietly investigated white supremacy groups infiltrating law enforcement for years, and more! Black Lives Matter.

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    June 22, 2020 69 min

    In episode 152, the girls are joined by comedian, drag queen and host of the Ghosted podcast Roz Drezfalez! They get into Roz's upbringing in Michigan as a Mexican-America, discovering their joy in performing, finding their way to Los Angeles, the paranormal, and so much more! Follow Roz on Instagram @rozdrezfalez and on Twitter at @RozDrezfalez. And check out Roz's podcast GHOSTED! BY ROZ DREZFALEZ!

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    June 15, 2020 67 min

    In episode 151, the girls answer questions from listeners that they received on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Fun! Remember to keep the Black Lives Matter momentum going! We can't back off now. Changes are being made but there is a lot more to do!

    Note: this episode was recorded on May 18th.

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