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Hearing Hafez

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A father-son collaboration bringing the beauty and wisdom of Hafez’s poetry to English.

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United States

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A father-son collaboration bringing the beauty and wisdom of Hafez’s poetry to English.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Ep. 31 - Another World

5/16/2024
The most grand and quintessential Hafez poem we’ve read.

Duration:01:09:09

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Ep. 30 - Daughter of Grape

3/31/2024
Happy Norooz 1403!!! This one is dedicated to our friend Jamshid.

Duration:00:52:02

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Ep. 29 - My Clothes

2/10/2024
Swamps, nightingales, and mythical kings. Even in exile, Hafez is ready to serve up some wicked bars. (Recorded during an atmospheric river)

Duration:01:01:07

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Ep. 28 - Stone-hearted

1/5/2024
I know we’re publishing this very late but Happy New Year! Happy Yalda! Happy Holidays! And happy 3-year anniversary of Hearing Hafez!

Duration:01:00:13

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Ep. 27 - The Lonely Zealot

11/28/2023
Happy Thanksgiving! This was a tough one to decode, but that’s what we would expect for a poem that explains the evolution of Hafez’s philosophy in life.

Duration:00:52:16

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Ep. 26 - Broken

8/24/2023
What did the red flower say to the purple flower?

Duration:00:34:47

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Ep. 25 - Sayeh

5/23/2023
Yadi and I are casual fans of Hafez, but in this episode we discuss one of the eminent Hafez scholars of the 20th and 21st century, Houshang Ebtehaj. Better known by his pen name “Sayeh”.

Duration:00:57:16

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Ep. 24 - Rudaki

3/14/2023
In this episode, Yadi and I take a detour from Hafez to talk about one of his predecessors and influences, the legendary poet Rudaki. Plus, hang around until the end of the episode for a treat.

Duration:01:02:35

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Ep. 23 - Black Eyes

2/12/2023
In this poem, Hafez reconciles with the loss of a loved one and offers perspective on the things we can’t always change, such as ourselves.

Duration:00:45:57

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Ep. 22 - Curled Bangs

12/26/2022
Happy (Late) Yalda! In this episode, Hafez talks to us about how it feels to outlast the night and the love that awaits on the other side. Plus (a podcast first) Yadi finally reads us one of his own poems!

Duration:00:44:20

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Ep. 21 - I Don’t Tell You to Release Me From the Cage

11/6/2022
زن، زندگی، ازادی

Duration:00:44:34

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Ep. 20 - Bride of the World

6/21/2022
Happy Father’s Day! Coming to you from the picnic table in Kia’s Corner, Hafez has us discuss the physics and philosophy of what it means to “get close”.

Duration:00:53:59

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Ep. 19 - Beheaded

5/13/2022
Ever lose your head over someone?

Duration:00:42:56

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Ep. 18 - Good News

3/20/2022
Happy Norooz! Today we read a random poem by Hafez and, in typical Norooz tradition, divine a good omen for the new year.

Duration:00:36:31

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SPECIAL EPISODE: Omar Khayyam

3/7/2022
We take a quick break from Hafez to sneak a peek into the perplexing perspectives and existential wisdom of Omar Khayyam’s rubaiyats.

Duration:00:52:54

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Ep. 16 - Wake Up

2/17/2022
Recorded on Zoom

Duration:01:11:22

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Ep. 15 - When the Time Comes

12/22/2021
Happy Yalda! Thanks to all of our listeners for following along with us. We made it to our one-year anniversary!

Duration:00:57:36

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Ep. 14 - Venus’s Song

11/23/2021
Hafez gets the “mean girls” treatment and Jesus busts a move. Tune in to learn more.

Duration:00:32:48

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Ep. 13 - The Trail to You

10/13/2021
Hafez doles out some absolutely effusive lines for a special someone.

Duration:00:38:10

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Ep. 12 - Freedom’s Feet

9/4/2021
Fixed some bugs. And yeah, we’re pretty sure Hafez was in love with Shah Shoja.

Duration:00:42:11