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Episode 68 in English: Gems of New York City

We got to talk to the absolutely incredible comedians Eman El-Husseini and Jess Salomon!  As their website says, it’s most likely hummus that brings them together.  Eman (who’s Palestinian) and Jess (who’s Jewish) joined us to talk about how they met, their comedy both in Canada and the U.S., and their lives in New York City.  They also have gorgeous comics that are illustrated by the talented Jesse Brown; you can get more slice-of-life glimpses into the couple’s daily adventures together.  You will probably find yourself laughing during this episode, not surprisingly!  We were also thrilled to have our guest co-host (she has been a guest on an episode, as well as a guest co-host on other episodes), Nadia Khayrallah.  It is thanks to Nadia that we got connected with Jess and Eman.  Listen to the episode to hear how that happened!

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Dance competition mentioned: Dancify That

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As promised, here is the Halloween photo mentioned in the episode – it goes above and beyond what we could have even hoped for.

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Episode 21 in Arabic: Amir of IraQueer!

الحلقه ٢١ بالعربي: لقاء مع امير عاشور (مؤسس و المدير التنفيذي لمنظمه عراق كوير). تكلمنا عن اوضاع #مجتمع_الميم في #العراق، نشاطات منظمه #عراق_كوير و تجربه امير من دراسه حقوق الانسان في #جامعه_كولومبيا في نيويورك.

Arabic Episode 21: An interview with Amir Ashour (IraQueer’s executive director). We talked about the queer movement in #Iraq, IraQueer’s activities, and Amir’s experience studying human rights at #ColumbiaUniversity

Instagram/Twitter: @amirlemina

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Episode 67 in English: The Game is Rigged

It was so good talking with Neda Shaheen, who works for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee ( in Washington, DC.  We talked about the organization and the role Neda has within it.  We also talked about the asylum process in the United States, the overall justice system, and so much more.  Neda is incredibly brilliant and we are so grateful to her cousin Leila (check out Leila Khoury’s episode, which is episode 57!) got us in touch with Neda.  We learned a lot from talking with her and we hope everyone will support the ADC in any way they can.  Follow Neda on Instagram @neda_marie.

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