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.

Episodes

January 23, 2023 62 min

In episode 285, the girls are joined by Amy Choi & Rebecca Lehrer AKA The Mash-Up Americans! They talk about their experiences creating their own company, how Amy and Rebecca met, the experiences of family and being a mother, and so much more! It's a nice conversation and we really recommend you check it out! Check out more of Amy and Rebecca's work on their website mashupamericans.com. Follow Amy on Twitter at @awe...

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In episode 284, the girls are joined by podcaster and activist Saadia Khan! We get into Saadia's upbringing in Pakistan, her choice to immigrate to the United States, her podcast Immigrantly, and so much more. It is a fun conversation!! Check our her podcast and also follow Saadia on Twitter at @swkkhan and follow Immigrantly on Twitter at @Immigrantly_pod and on Instagram at @immigrantlypod.

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January 9, 2023 56 min

In episode 283, the girls are joined by Next Up fellow Maria Diez. They get into her upbringing, her interest in theater, her parents support, moving away to NYC to go to college, her podcast When You're Invisible (out now!) on MyCultura and so much more! Follow her on twitter at @diez_mariaf and on instagram at @marifer_diez_b and go listen to her podcast now! 

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December 19, 2022 52 min

In episode 282, the girls are joined by advocate, activist, and podcast host Oya L. Sherrills to talk about her time in the Next Up Initiative, her work with survivors of crime, her own experiences surviving crime, and so much more. They also discuss her new podcast on iHeart entitled Survivors Heal with Oya L. Sherrills. The show unfolds the impacts of the New Survivors Movement through narrative, interviews, policy and strategies...

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December 12, 2022 59 min

In episode 281, the girls get into Shereen's appendix saga! It's a wild ride - make sure your seatbelt is on! 

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December 5, 2022 64 min

In episode 280, the girls talk about season 3 of Ramy! Don't you love our television recap episodes? We do!! Enjoy! 

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November 28, 2022 69 min

In episode 279, the girls are joined by producers Becca Ramos and Trisha Mukherjee to talk about some old news. Sorry!! 

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November 21, 2022 59 min

In episode 278, the girls are joined by radio, television and online journalist, and personal finance expert Carmen Rita Wong! They get into her upbringing, colorism, the politics of assimilating into American culture, her family dynamics, and of course her new memoir Why Didn't You Tell Me? It's a wild ride of an episode! Go buy her book now! You won't regret it. Check out Carmen's website here and also follow her ...

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November 14, 2022 58 min

In episode 277, Shereen is solo and joined by Ibtesam Barazi. Ibtesam is a Syrian-American Muslim activist in Charleston, West Virginia. Shereen sits down to talk to her about her work for the ACLU, the value of interfaith organizing, and the importance of community. 

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November 7, 2022 57 min

In episode 276, the girls continue down a spoo0o0ooky path. They talk about the terrifying job of being a gravedigger in the Middle East and frightening not-benefits that come with it. It's creepy! No thanks! 

FOOTNOTES:

Gravediggers claim ghosts haunt world’s largest cemetery in Iraq

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October 31, 2022 57 min

In episode 275, the girls celebrate Halloween by having a spo0o0o0o0oky episode about Djinn hunters and cemetery ghouls in the Middle East / Palestine. It gives them the heebie-jeebies! Happy Halloween you ghoulies!! 

FOOTNOTES:

Jerusalem supernatural: Meet the Palestinian man hunting ghouls, ghosts and jinn

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October 24, 2022 57 min

In episode 274, the girls are joined by producer Becca to chat about the Ramy Youssef produced Netflix show Mo starring comedian Mo Amer ! They really get into it! Free Palestine! 

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October 17, 2022 66 min

In episode 273, the girls are joined by producers Becca and Trisha to chat on the day of the Queen of England's funeral. So naturally they had to play a game called Queen or Queef. They also get into some other stuff. What a time to be alive!! 

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October 10, 2022 57 min

In episode 272, the girls are joined by Next Up fellow Kay-B! They talk about her upbringing in Texas, choosing to work as a scientist over being a doctor, her love of television and movies, her work on the side as a culture critic, and so much more! Plus they discuss her new podcast On Call With Kay-B which is out now on iHeart! Follow Kay-B on Twitter and Instagram at @TheLadyKayB and check out her new podcast now! 

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October 3, 2022 73 min
September 26, 2022 61 min

In episode 270, the girls are joined by comedian Joy Mamey. They get into her upbringing in Los Angeles, her parents background and their support of her work in the arts, her Lebanese heritage, and so much more! Follow Joy on Instagram and Twitter at @joymamey and check out her website to keep up with her work and see her live! 

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September 19, 2022 56 min

In episode 269, the girls are solo and recap their adventures abroad. Anna doesn't care for Heathrow Airport and talks ALL ABOUT IT. Shereen had a nice time in Vancouver but brings back all the Arab community tea. This was recorded before the Queen died so no mention of her while talking about the UK. GET INTO IT! 

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September 12, 2022 66 min

In episode 268, the girls guest on Trisha's show. Hilarity ensues. 

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September 5, 2022 59 min

In episode 267, the girls are joined by Next Up fellow Neha Aziz! We get into her upbringing in Pakistan and Texas, her new podcast Partition, her experience learning about the 1947 partition of Pakistan and India, and so much more! Listen to her podcast Partition now and also follow Neha on Twitter at @NehaAziz13 and on Instagram at @nehaaziz. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @1947Pod and on Instagram at &...

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August 29, 2022 67 min

In episode 266, the girls are joined by Next Up fellow and professor X’unei Lance Twitchell! They talk about his show Tongue Unbroken, his work with language decolonization and revitalization, his upbringing and learning of the Tlingit language from his grandfather, and so much more! Check out his show Tongue Unbroken and follow X'unei on Twitter at @x_unei and on Instagram at @duaanikawdinook

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