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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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 @jay.abdo. Follow his work and watch his movies!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://new... 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. FOOTNOTES: Poll: 62% of Trump support... Read more

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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 Twitter and Instagram at @ReallyZahra. SHE IS THE BEST! Learn more about your ... 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. GO BUY Ethnically Ambiguous Merch on Tee... Read more

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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 @AbbyMartin and check out our footnotes for more of her work! FOOTNOT... 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!) FOO... Read more

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October 30, 2019 65 min

In this bonus episode the girls are joined by comedian Sasheer Zamata! They talk about her upbringing, learning about being a public speaker from her father, how she got into comedy, how her friendship with Nicole Byer started, and so much more! Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @TheSheerTruth. Also listen to her podcast with Nicole called BEST FRIENDS! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-... Read more

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October 28, 2019 54 min

In episode 118, the girls go deep into the protests in Lebanon and break down what the citizens want in their reforms and how the government is responding. Special reporting from former guest Afeef Nessouli! FOLLOW HIM NOW!!! FOOTNOTES: Lebanon protests: Five things you need to know Lebanon protesters weigh army's role amid political crisis As Lebanon protests rage, political elite in a bind 'Change the system': Leb... Read more

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October 23, 2019 68 min

In this special bonus episode the girls are joined by comedian Tamara Yajia! They get into her upbringing in Argentina and being a child star, her ethnic background (she's from all over!), how she got into comedy and Twitter, her family, and much more! WE HAVE FUN! Follow Tamara on Twitter at @DancesWithTamis and on Instagram at @tamarayajia. Also listen to her podcast Chorizo Talk! and check out her website now! Learn... Read more

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October 21, 2019 59 min

In episode 117, the girls catch up and then discuss how ISIS prisoners escaped from a prison in Northern Syria, the connections between ISIS and Turkey, displaced Syrian refugees hoping to get back to the 'safe-zone' aka their home, and more! Thanks to all who came out to our live show in Chicago! FOOTNOTES: 1. Isis militants break out of prison in Syria after bombing by Turkey 2. Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links 3. Turkis... Read more

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October 16, 2019 76 min

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by the hilarious star, writer, and co-creator of Southside on Chicago: Sultan Salahuddin! It's a joyous episode that is more fun if you have watched the entirety of season one of the show Southside to really enjoy SO GO WATCH IT AND THEN COME BACK AND LISTEN! Other than laughing at Southside jokes, we talk about Sultan's upbringing, his path to comedy, how he came up with his non-... Read more

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October 14, 2019 70 min

In episode 116, the girls spend time discussing the situation where Trump backed a Turkish military operation to take out the American-backed Kurdish forces at the northeast Syrian border. Plus they spend the second half of the episode talking to Robert Evans about his experience in Syria and his thoughts on the situation. COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!! PLUS A SPECIAL DISCOUNTED... Read more

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October 9, 2019 65 min

In this special bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and Facial Recognition Comedy co-host Fizaa Dosani! They discuss her upbringing in Florida, coming from a family of doctors, how her parents met, her experience in a dangerous and emotionally abusive relationship and how to recognize the signs of these kinds of relationships, and more! It's an important discussion on life, love, and being true to yourself! Follow h... Read more

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October 7, 2019 73 min

In episode 115, the girls take a break from the heavy stuff! They give an update on the suspicious orphan from Ukraine situation and then talk a little about Shereen's experience photographing an event for Rosh Hashanah. THEN the girls call their parents!! Anna calls her dad and asks his thoughts on the current impeachment situation and then Shereen calls her mom to ask how her Spanish classes are going and her feelings on her ... Read more

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October 2, 2019 56 min

In this special bonus episode, the girls are joined by the wonderful Bryan Safi! They discuss his upbringing in El Paso, Texas, growing up with a Syrian background, coming out to his grandparents, finding his place in comedy, and more! Bryan is a real joy and this is a fun episode where we all bond over how frustrating it is to drive with our parents!! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @BryanSafi and listen to his podcast ... Read more

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September 30, 2019 64 min

In episode 114, the girls talk about their exhaustion and then get into Mohammad Bin Salman's comments about the Jamal Khashoggi murder on a PBS documentary, a timeline of events of the whistleblower complaint from the White House, compassion fatigue and what that means, and more! COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!! FOOTNOTES: 1. EXCLUSIVE: 'She tried to kill us!' Indiana... Read more

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September 25, 2019 69 min

In this fun bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and NBA Twitter king Josiah Johnson! They get into his upbringing in LA, how he got into comedy, his Comedy Central show Legends of Chamberlain Heights, and more. They mostly talk about basketball though so it's a nice change of pace for the show! Who is your favorite player based on their Instagram presence alone??? Follow Josiah on Instagram and Twitter at @KingJ... Read more

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September 23, 2019 70 min

In episode 113, the girls talk SURVEILLANCE! They get into the US border patrol working with an Israeli military contract to surveil  a Native American reservation, the city of San Diego targeting communities of color, how the FBI finds its informants and busts their local terrorists, and more! COME SEE US AT THE CHICAGO PODCAST FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 16TH!!! TICKET LINK BELOW!!! FOOTNOTES: 1. THE U.S. BORDER PATROL AND AN ISRAELI MI... Read more

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September 18, 2019 79 min

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian and actor Dan Ahdoot to get into how his parents met, his upbringing in a Jewish Iranian family in Great Neck, New York, how he decided to get into comedy, and more! We also do some impressions of their parents - it's fun! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram at @StandUpDan. Check out his website here and listen to his new podcast Green Eggs and Dan! It's all about ... Read more

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September 16, 2019 55 min

In episode 112, the girls discuss the firing of John Bolton, the death of an Iranian woman who set herself on fire in protest of women not being allowed in football stadiums, Israeli Netflix show Spy causing outrage, Israeli' television show's propaganda, and more! If you love this show, tell a friend! Also give us a five star review! We are lonely! FOOTNOTES: 1. Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser 2. Whi... Read more

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