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A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups. Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups. Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)
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A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups. Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

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English


Episodes

The Abbas Kiaorostami Mixtape

5/17/2019
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It's been almost three years since the death of Abbas Kiarostami, one of the titans of modern cinema. Included in this episode is a tribute by Martin Scorsese as well as a portion of a long sit-down interview with Kiarostami at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016.

Duration:01:03:21

The Edward Said Mixtape (Vol. 4) - The Nakba

5/15/2019
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Edward Said sharing his memories of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine (Nakba, catastrophe), marked annually by people around the world on May 15th. Music Credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiRcMrcMHTk

Duration:00:38:12

This is a not a podcast w/ Celeste Barry, Scout Hutchinson, Caleb Sherman

5/14/2019
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A very special episode produced by three students at Whitman College as part of Arash Davari's Middle East Politics course. This episode explores both the overwhelmingly negative portrayal of Iranians in American pop culture/news media and how to undo it by engaging Iranians both as individuals and a national culture. Thank you to Arash Davari and Whitman's Politics Department for their support of this experimental project. If you are an educator and want to try teaching your students about...

Duration:00:43:05

Isa Blumi - "Yemen: Beyond the Mainstream" (2018)

5/13/2019
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Dr. Isa Blumi is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University. This talk was given at a public event at the University of Copenhagen organized by The Turban Times in May 2018

Duration:01:00:00

(Preview) Bonus Episode 19 - Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

5/13/2019
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A sneak preview of Reza Zia-Ebrahimi's bonus episode. Sign up for the Patreon to gain access to this and other great bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:05:20

Citizen of Nowhere w/Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

5/7/2019
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Reza Zia-Ebrahimi is Senior Lecturer in History at King's College, London. Please consider supporting the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:01:07:45

A seminar on the Franklin Book Program w/ Levi Thompson

5/1/2019
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This episode of The East Is A Podcast is brought to you by students from Levi Thompson’s University of Colorado Boulder course Representing Islam. In it, they cover the operations of the Franklin Book Program, an American book-publishing and translation initiative that operated in the Middle East from 1953 to 1979. Levi and his students examine the program as an instance of American soft power within the context of Cold War cultural imperialism and give listeners a number of bibliographical...

Duration:00:46:03

Ilan Pappé on Apartheid Israel and settler colonialism (January 2019)

4/30/2019
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Ilan Pappé is one of the world's leading historians of Israel and the Zionist colonization of Palestine. With an introduction by Dima Khalidi. Lecture organized by the Lannan Foundation from January 2019

Duration:03:31:43

(Preview) Bonus Episode 17 - Paul A. Bové on Edward Said

4/29/2019
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A sneak preview of Paul Bové's bonus episode. Sign up for the Patreon to gain access to this and other great bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:08:14

Malcolm X on the murder of Ronald Stokes (1962)

4/25/2019
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Ronald Stokes was an activist and community leader connected to the Nation of Islam. He was murdered by the Los Angeles Police Department on April 27, 1962. Malcolm X gave a powerful eulogy, a long sample of which is included in this episode. Please support the show.

Duration:01:43:43

(Preview) Bonus Episode 16 - Star Wars and Orientalism

4/25/2019
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Sign up for the Patreon to gain access to this and other great bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast

Duration:00:06:01

Saudi Arabia crucified a man yesterday w/As'ad AbuKhalil

4/24/2019
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As'ad AbuKhalil teaches at California State University, Stanislaus. Please support the show https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:25:18

Political Prisoners and the American Carceral State w/ Chase Madar

4/18/2019
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Chase Madar is an attorney, author, and journalist in New York. He is the author of The Passion of [Chelsea] Manning: The Story Behind the WikiLeaks Whistleblower (Verso, 2013) and part-time faculty at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Please support the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:58:21

Indians and Cowboys w/ Sonja Thomas

4/16/2019
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Sonja M. Thomas is Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Colby College. Please support the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:51:47

The Task of the Critic in the Era of Austerity w/Paul A. Bové

4/12/2019
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Paul A. Bové is distinguished professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and editor of boundary 2, published by Duke University Press. Please support the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:01:21:19

(PREVIEW) Bonus Episode 13 - Nations and Nationalisms w/ Nasser Mufti

4/9/2019
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A sneak preview of Nasser Mufti's second bonus episode. Sign up for the Patreon to gain access to this and other great bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:07:37

(PREVIEW) Bonus Episode 11- Sara Salem

4/5/2019
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A sneak preview of Sara Salem's bonus episode. Sign up for the Patreon to gain access to this and other great bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:05:16

Shlomo Sand "On Nations and Nationhood" (2011)

4/5/2019
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From February 2011, Shlomo Sand speaks in London at an event organized by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Writer and historian Shlomo Sand interrogates the foundations of nationhood, placing the idea of 'invention' above race, religion, and language.

Duration:00:28:33

Moloq Sampler : "Beau Village" + "Beau City"

4/2/2019
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Jake Aron is one half of Moloq and one of the earliest boosters of this podcast. I interviewed him recently ("No one is born angry") and we talked about Arabic, music, and American identity post-9/11. Support his work and check out these two tracks from Moloq's latest album. Buy their album Moloqmusic.com Follow Moloq: @moloqmusic Twitter & Instagram Please support the show https://www.patreon.com/east_podcast created by Sina Rahmani...

Duration:00:03:07

Fortress Eco-nationalism w/ Max Ajl

4/1/2019
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Max Ajl recently completed his doctorate in Development Sociology at Cornell University. Read his article, Beyond the Green New Deal Please support the show created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist) eastisapodcast@gmail.com www.eastpodcast.com

Duration:00:43:27