Laila Al-Arian is a journalist and the Executive Producer of AJ Fault Lines, a Peabody and Emmy award-winning documentary series covering the US and its role around the world. The conversation mainly focuses on the controversy surrounding the NYTimes Podcast "Caliphate" and how journalists in the US present one-dimensional narratives about marginalized communities esp Muslims.
Nov 17, 2020
Krish O Mara has spent decades in public service, including being a clerk for Chief Judge Michael Boudin, advisor for Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry, & Michelle Obama as the First Lady’s policy director. Her work has largely focused on public and foreign affairs concerning immigration and refugees. That has carried over to her current role as the President and CEO of the Lutheran Immigrant Refugee Services. She is the first non-Lutheran and second refugee to lead this organization.
Nov 10, 2020
Susanna Barkataki is a renowned yoga speaker, teacher, and therapist. Her mission is to explore and integrate yogic values into our every day and build awareness, equity, and diversity within the yoga community. Susanna Barkataki is the Director of Education for Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute and the creator of the Honor (Don't Appropriate) Yoga Summit.
Oct 27, 2020
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Vaibhav is a dental surgeon and public health researcher who grew up in Delhi, India. He currently works as an independent consultant on global health issues & language access for Asian American minorities, primarily working with U.S. Census Bureau and nonpartisan organizations that mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) electoral and civic participation. Vaibhav is an openly gay and a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility within the South Asian and larger AAPI community.
Oct 27, 2020
Imam Khalid Latif is University Chaplain at NYU. He was the first Muslim chaplain at both NYU and Princeton. He was nominated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to be the youngest chaplain for the NYPD in history. Khalid has consulted with the U.S. State Department, various institutions, corporations, mosques, and other communities worldwide. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, the first organic and humane halal butcher shop in NYC.
Oct 20, 2020
Hari Kunzru is a British-Indian novelist and journalist. He is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men, and White Tears. His most recent work is Red Pill, a novel that explores the idea of searching for order in a world that frames madness as truth. His podcast "Into the Zone" talks about opposites. Produced & Hosted by Saadia Khan; Written: Sarah Doh, Saadia Khan; Editing: Tom Whelan; Music: Evan Ray Suzuki
Oct 13, 2020
Shafi Hossain is a Bangladesh-born comedian who moved to the United States for college. Now, he calls New York City his home. He’s been navigating the comedy scene for years, with features on festivals like World Series of Comedy and 208 Comedy Fest. His humor and comedic style address cultural dichotomies through personal anecdotes. Produced & Hosted: Saadia Khan; Written: Sarah Doh, Saadia Khan; Editing: Tom Whelan; Music: Evan Ray Suzuki
Oct 6, 2020
Shariq Ahmad is the Chairman of the Edison Democratic Organization, the fifth-largest municipal Democratic party in NJ & representative of the group, South Asians, for Biden. Saadia & Shariq talk about why we must vote in the 2020 Election, Joe Biden’s political approach, & how to engage young people and progressives. Produced & Hosted by Saadia Khan Written by Sarah Doh, Saadia Khan Edited by Tom Whelan Music by Evan Ray Suzuki
Sep 29, 2020
Dr. Meera Shah is the Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, in New York. Meera is a tireless advocate for accessible, safe abortions. She has recently published a book called “You’re The Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion,” which aims to humanize abortions. Each experience reflects the uniqueness of circumstances of the person seeking an abortion. Produced & Hosted by Saadia Khan Written by Sarah Doh, Saadia Khan Edited by Tom Whelan Music by Evan R
Sep 22, 2020
Paola Mendoza is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, author, a human rights activist who carries her Colombian heritage and immigrant identity with pride and perspective. She knows what it is like to feel exhausted and disillusioned as if this country is not for her but against her. But she also knows resilience like it’s her middle name. She recently co-authored a YA novel "Sanctuary". Our conversation was deep, profoundly honest, and introspective.
Sep 15, 2020