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Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.

Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.
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Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.

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Episodes

Preview: Zak Ebrahim, "The Terrorist's Son"

10/13/2017
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Amna and Alyssa break down last week's chat with Obama speechwriter David Litt, tackling your feedback on privilege in America, and share a preview of next week's interview with Zak Ebrahim, the son of imprisoned convicted terrorist El Sayyid Nosair. Ebrahim talks about how he rejected the hate in which he was raised, and is now paving a path towards peace. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an...

Duration: 00:08:03


"This isn't going to be like this forever"

10/6/2017
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Former Obama speechwriter David Litt talks about landing a White House gig, making fun of Donald Trump, and his new book, "Thanks, Obama." Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and to better understand how we move past them. Follow...

Duration: 00:55:09


Preview: Former Obama speechwriter on his 'hopey changey White House years'

10/3/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap comments from last week's episodes featuring Michael Medved, and LZ Granderson. Plus, a preview of next week's conversations with former Obama speechwriter, David Litt. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and...

Duration: 00:10:04


Bonus: "We're supposed to be talking about what they're protesting"

9/28/2017
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ESPN's LZ Granderson joins Amna for a bonus episode to talk about President Trump's reaction to NFL players protesting racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and to better...

Duration: 00:22:46


"I Want and Pray for President Trump's Success"

9/26/2017
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Conservative talk radio host Michael Medved's criticism of President Trump has put him squarely in the crosshairs of many among his millions of fans. In this episode, Amna and Medved dig into his political beliefs, and discuss how he remains a "thoughtful conservative" in the era of Trump. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S....

Duration: 01:03:03


Preview: Michael Medved On Being an Anti-Trump Conservative

9/19/2017
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Amna and Alyssa discuss listeners' reactions to last week's interview with Jihad Turk, and preview next week's episode featuring the conservative radio host, Michael Medved. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our country, and to better...

Duration: 00:10:23


"Islam Has a Lot of Work To Do"

9/12/2017
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Jihad Turk, president of the Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, sits down with Amna and opens up about his mission to help Islam find its place in America with imams and religious leaders who are trained in the United States. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle...

Duration: 01:00:41


Preview: Jihad Turk on Islam in America

9/5/2017
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Amna and Alyssa discuss listener feedback in response to last week's episode with Sophia Nelson. Next week, Jihad Turk, president of the first graduate school for Islamic study in America sits down with Amna to talk about his mission to desegregate theological study in America. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the...

Duration: 00:05:01


"There's Something Wrong with This Party"

8/29/2017
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Sophia Nelson -- a conservative, African-American attorney -- spent years working inside the Republican Party before ultimately turning her back on it. Now an independent, Nelson shares with Amna the reasons behind her belief that there is no room for people of color in the GOP. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around...

Duration: 00:44:32


"How Far We Haven't Come"

8/22/2017
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Filmmaker Adam Hootnick on the untold story of the Carter Cowboys, a Texas high school football team at the center of a national controversy in 1988. Adam and Amna talk about how race, power and a state championship forever scarred this Dallas community -- and how little has changed in the last 30 years. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from...

Duration: 00:37:26


"I'm Betting On Something Different"

8/15/2017
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"He may be a plus-size black woman on the inside." That’s what one style blogger had to say about James Rhee, CEO of Ashley Stewart and an unlikely leader for the brand. Rhee sat down with Amna to explain why he -- a Korean-American son of immigrants, working in finance -- took the helm of a plus size retail company aimed at African-American women and decided to save it. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital...

Duration: 00:56:21


Preview: Ashley Stewart CEO James Rhee

8/8/2017
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Amna and Alyssa break down some of the feedback from last week's episode that featured the hosts of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast. Plus, an introduction to next week's guest, James Rhee, CEO of the retailer Ashley Stewart and an unlikely advocate for African-American plus size women. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and...

Duration: 00:05:55


"That's Not My Community"

8/1/2017
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Amna sits down with the hosts of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh. The women open up about their motivation behind the show, and their definition of being Muslim-American. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle the issues that divide our...

Duration: 01:06:02


Catch Up: Comedian Maysoon Zayid Talks Health Care

7/18/2017
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Maysoon Zayid calls into the show to talk about her concerns over the proposed health care bill and the effects she says it could have on millions of disabled Americans. Amna also recaps listener feedback from last week's episode. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle...

Duration: 00:10:29


"I Want to Mainstream Disability"

7/11/2017
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Maysoon Zayid has never let her disability to stop her from setting off to conquer the world through comedy. The star of big screen and stand-up stages across the world, Zayid opens up to Amna about life with cerebral palsy, discrimination in Hollywood casting calls, and learning how to be funny from her Palestinian aunties. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who...

Duration: 00:40:13


Preview: Comedian Maysoon Zayid

7/4/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap some listener feedback from LZ Granderson's interview and preview next week's conversation with Maysoon Zayid, a Muslim-American comedian with cerebral palsy, who is advocating for more acceptance for people living with disabilities. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched...

Duration: 00:04:34


"I Had to Reconcile My Faith with My Sexuality"

6/27/2017
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ESPN's LZ Granderson gets candid about living his life as a straight man before he made the decision to come out as gay. Granderson shares the challenges he faced as an aspiring sports journalist, and how he ultimately made his decision to come out because he wanted to be a good role model for his young son. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from...

Duration: 00:51:11


Preview: LZ Granderson on Finding the Freedom to Be Himself

6/20/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap some of the feedback from last week's episode with Kerry O'Grady and offer a preview of next week's episode with ESPN's LZ Granderson, who describes how living his life as a straight man felt like drowning. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle...

Duration: 00:07:18


"You Have the Wrong Person"

6/13/2017
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Communications professor Kerry O'Grady recounts her case of mistaken identity and how she acted quickly to preserve her reputation and integrity when online trolls incorrectly made her the target of their fury. O'Grady was confused with a Secret Service agent of the same name, who was permanently removed from her position because she shared anti-Trump sentiments online. In this episode, O'Grady reflects on how social media has gone from a platform to share ideas and opinions, to a place...

Duration: 00:33:58


Preview: NYU Professor Talks Online Trolling

6/6/2017
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Amna and Alyssa dive into some of the recent reviews of the podcast; and a preview of next week's conversation with Kerry O'Grady, a professor at New York University who was mistaken for a secret service agent and attacked online. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy-award winning journalist who has reported from across the U.S. and around the world. Amna launched "Uncomfortable" to tackle...

Duration: 00:03:00

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