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Ethnically Ambiguous

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A podcast about being brown in America hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.

A podcast about being brown in America hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.
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United States

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A podcast about being brown in America hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.

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English


Episodes

We Are In Crisis

6/18/2018
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In episode 47, the girls talk about the deceased Palestinian medic who is being slandered by Israel, a break down of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979, the work Anthony Bourdain did to humanize Middle Easterners and Palestinians on his television shows, traditional Syrian food, plus they go over five star reviews left by great fans! Also check out their article in Subvrt Magazine. Link in our footnotes, twitter, and Instagram bio! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts...

Duration:01:08:54

We Are Related

6/11/2018
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In episode 46, the girls start with catching up on some news (like a certain Saudi Arabian fashion show involving drones) then they get into their ancestry DNA results! The show starts off a little slow as they try and figure out how the website works - stick with us! They reveal all their origins to their listeners and then discuss their paternal and material extended families and how mental illness has into their blood through genetics. It's an interesting discussion about suicide, lack...

Duration:01:03:54

We Are Not Aware of Israel's Nuclear Program

6/4/2018
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In episode 45, the girls break down the Israel's nuclear program - that's right, it exists! But the United States government doesn't want you to know they know about it. Does that make sense? No! It's the mother of all double standards. They also get in to the world of Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli whistleblower who sure wanted us to know about the Israeli nuclear program! It's a crazy story that deserves to be its own movie. They girls also get personal at the end and talk about how...

Duration:01:34:39

We Are Summer Farah

5/28/2018
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In episode 44, the girls are joined by student and Palestinian poet Summer Farah to discuss her experiences growing up as a Palestinian-American in the USA. They also discuss her poetry and use of Arabic words in her work and how it has contributed to her art. A lot more is discussed and we really recommend you listen NOW! Find Summer Farah on Twitter at @summabis and on Instagram at @bordersbookstore. Yay! Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:24:27

We Are The Unibrower

5/21/2018
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In episode 43, the girls discuss Gaza a little, then get in to the Middle East fatigue they have been experiencing from everything going on, then they go on to talk about how they met and how the podcast came to be. Anna wants to know which Wild Wild Country character listeners think the are so tweet that in! It's a personal episode about personal things with discussions about Shereen's upcoming microblading appointment, their 23 and me results, and much more. Check out the twitter...

Duration:01:10:11

We Are Raj Desai

5/14/2018
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In episode 42, the girls are joined by comedian and television writer Raj Desai to talk about his upbringing, what got him into comedy, his law school years, his first writing gig, working with Sarah Silverman on 'I Love You, America,' his comedy influences, his experience writing for the White House Correspondents Dinner, and much, much more! Find him on Twitter at @_rajdesai and find more info at www.rajdesai.tumblr.com. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Duration:01:08:32

We Are The Gaza Strip

5/7/2018
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In episode 41, the girls break down what they've learned about the Gaza Strip protests in Palestine/Israel. They start by discussing Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents Dinner jokes, Netanyahu's new evidence that Iran is secretly building nuclear weapons, and then get in to the Great March of Return protests happening. They talk about what it stands for, who is involved, and why it's happening. It's all very complicated - who knew? Rate, review, and tell a friend! Learn more about...

Duration:00:58:04

We Are The Bomb

4/30/2018
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In episode 40, the girls discuss their past week's and then get in to their topics. Anna attempts to break down the Iran Nuclear Deal aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It's a confusing one cause science is hard to explain for her. What's new? Shereen then talks about the history of the Syrian Joan of Arc: Naziq al-Abid who fought heavily for women's right's in the Middle East. She's a real bad-ass! They then discuss their experiences traveling with their families to their...

Duration:01:11:10

We Are Syria

4/23/2018
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In episode 39, the girls decide to dedicate the entire show to Syria. Why? Because they felt it's necessary to break down why the airstrikes on chemical weapon facilities by the US, UK, and France happened and why it's important. It's an emotional episode as usual and they go through Theresa May's speech about what happened and break it down. They also get into how the West may not be able to solve the problems of the Middle East and why. A lot is covered so feel free to pause, take a...

Duration:01:03:19

We Are Dani Fernandez

4/16/2018
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In episode 38, the girls are joined by comedian Dani Fernandez to talk about her early life and how she got to LA, her experience auditioning in Los Angeles and getting hosting gigs as a woman of color, representation of minorities in media, a leak of some problematic comments from an acting teacher in Los Angeles, immigrant families lack of discussion of mental illness, her new podcast on How Stuff Works called 'Nerdificent,' and much more. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at...

Duration:01:13:46

We Are Spicy

4/9/2018
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In episode 37, Anna & Shereen get spicy. Anna wants to talk about yodeling boy meme but Shereen isn't having it. Oh well! They start by talking a little about the Iranian woman who injured some people at YouTube headquarters and then turned the gun on herself. Then they get into rapper Vic Mensa's essay on his trip to Palestine and Muslim artists who represent from where they came from like SZA, K A R Y Y N, & more. Anna then breaks down Iranian New Year aka Nowruz and all that comes with...

Duration:01:02:42

We Are April Fools

4/2/2018
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In episode 36, the girls talk about that immigrant parent cleaning lifestyle - do not leave a mess! Then they get into their stories - Anna talks about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and why the war originally started and what would possibly be keeping it going. Shereen then discusses Syrian New Year and how it happens to fall on her birthday as well as April Fool's Day. It's not a joke! The girls then shout out some folk who sent in nice emails. Please rate & review!!

Duration:01:12:28

We Are Fahim Anwar

3/26/2018
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In episode 35, the girls are joined by comedian Fahim Anwar to discuss his immigrant parents and their reaction to him leaving his full time job as a engineer at Boeing to becoming a full time comedian, career choices he made and why, the roles he chooses to audition for, his origins in comedy with his sketch group GoatFace, how his name got the part in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, & more. It's a fun episode that we don't recommend missing! Also find Fahim on Twitter & Instagram at @fahimanwar...

Duration:01:35:08

We Are Sexual Beings

1/29/2018
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In episode 27, Anna and Shereen start the show by catching up about their weeks - Shereen met Nathan Fielder, Anna sold bitcoin to pay rent. Then Anna does a little segment called 'Anna's Investment Corner' which may or may not be helpful. Then they get into the recent news over the founder of Muslimgirl.com turning down an award from Revlon due to Gal Gadot's involvement in the company and her love of the IDF. Shereen then discusses sexuality as it pertains to the middle east and shouts...

Duration:01:05:37

We Are Dreamers

1/22/2018
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It's Episode 26 and the girls are back to talk DACA with guest Ali Torabi, one of the many "Dreamers" living in the US. They start with Anna giving a break down of the US withholding money from the UN and Palestinian refugees cause they petty. Anna then ties that into a story she read about a man named Fathi Shaqaqi who started a militant group to combat Israel's occupation and had a very mysterious death. Then Ali tells the girls all about his experience coming to America, struggling with...

Duration:01:03:31

We Are Brownface

1/15/2018
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Wow episode 25! The silver anniversary! That's right, yes? No idea! Anyway the girls are back at it again! Woohoo! In this episode the girls share their stories one by one to each other. Shereen discusses Aladdin and the weird brown face thing they're doing with extras, and that leads her to talk about representation of Middle Easterners in video games like Call Of Duty. Shereen also shouts out Jenna Jihad for all her work as a young journalist in Palestine! Then Anna discusses Benjamin...

Duration:01:08:09

We Are Mentally Ill

1/8/2018
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We are back baby! That's right episode 24 is alive and well and kicking it. The girls discuss some big news and how things are changing in the new year, including the show's format (a little... not really.) Anyway Anna starts by telling the history of Iran's former prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and how America basically created a monster in Iran by interfering way too much. Then Shereen get's in to the stories of young activists in Palestine, namely Ahed Tamimi and her family, and the...

Duration:00:57:58

We Are Wearing Wrists

12/25/2017
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In this Episode 23, Anna and Shereen truly start to lose their minds as they try to figure out what this podcast episode is really about. They decide to go the casual-personal-talk route instead of getting deep in to the news; since it's the holidays they've decided to keep it light as much as they can. They talk about how Josh Brolin and Daniel Day Lewis are basically the same person, the Goofy movie and how great it is, how Anna's father is always laying on the ground, Shereen missing...

Duration:01:02:17

We Are Our Mothers

12/18/2017
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Episode 22 is here! This one is all about our lovely mamas. The girls sit down and gush over their amazing moms and their experiences with the American holiday season. Then they each call their moms - one of them is friendly and one of them is sassy as fuck - who is who? You'll have to listen to find out! #weloveourmamas

Duration:01:03:01

We Are Marcella Arguello

12/11/2017
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It’s episode 21 and the girls get their drank on finally! Just kidding, kind of. Special guest Marcella Arguello joins the show this week to talk about being a woman in comedy, growing up Salvadorian in California, how her parents met, representation of women of color on television and stage, and so much more. They talk a little politics at the beginning but then really get in to the meat of it all. It’s a damn good time. Shereen allows Anna to drink a beer in studio as well! It’s a real...

Duration:01:15:22