Episode 51: Everything Is Horrible It’s Getting...
Episode 50: Stop Reading Bad Rumi Translations...
Episode 49: The White Terrorist Double Standard
Episode 48: A Very Afghan New Year
Episode 47: Break The Writer’s Room
Episode 46: Why The Group Chat Is A Holy Space
Episode 45: Let’s Talk About Sex, Habibi
Episode 44: “There’s Jojoba Oil in the Wind”
Episode 43: 2/2 Mullahs Agree
Episode 42: The Best (?) Of 2017
Episode 41: Running, Not Hiding
Introducing: Thirst Aid Kit
Let your lust live out loud.
Episode 40: The Problem With Celebrity Sheikh C...
Episode 39: Halaloween
Episode 38: Beauty Is The Splendor Of Truth, Wi...
Episode 37: Happy Birthday From All The Aunties
Episode 36: Every Day Is Ashura And Every Land ...
Episode 35: Banned Again
Episode 34: Ghee Something Say Something
Episode 33: A 91-Year-Old Imam Still Finds Joy ...
Episode 32: "A Dope Lyric Over A Tight Beat? Th...
Episode 31: “Sorry I Ate You”
Everyday People and Everyday Psychopaths (The L...
We're Coming To Michigan!
What Time Is It? Summertime…
Episode 30: What Do You Think A Soul Is?
Episode 29: God Giveth Biryani And God Taketh A...
Episode 28: #BlackMuslimRamadan
Episode 27: Prayers Over Here, Kidz Bop Over There
Episode 26: The Fast And The Furious
“It Was Cheese Stick Day”
Episode 25: From Zero To Pork
Episode 24: PROM?
Episode 23: Muslim Girls Hoop Too
Episode 22: The Third-Act Nuke
Lost In The Sauce — Part 2
Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce
Episode 20: In Conclusion...
Episode 19: Do Better
Episode 18: Wallah Bros And A Staff Gorilla
Episode 17: What About The Revolution, Baby?
Episode 16: Of Minder And Meeting People
Episode 15: What Did We Miss?
Banned Together — Part 3
We sit down to process what it feels like to be a Muslim in America right now, or to hold a passport from one of the countries targeted by the President's immigration and travel ban.
Banned Together — Part 2
Can the courts overturn President Trump's executive order?
Banned Together — Part 1
Annnd we’re back! The previous episode (our live show) was supposed to be the end of Season 1. Then, President Trump issued an executive order blocking refugees, immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Episode 14: Banned In NYC (The Live Show)
With Trump's Muslim ban looming, we throw all your favorite things into one episode: Halal or Not! Khutbahs! Politics! Memes! Thirst! Ahmed’s Abu!
Episode 13: Self-Care And Salt Bae
Donald Trump’s inAGGHHHHHguration is this Friday, so Ahmed invites guests to talk about coping strategies.
Episode 12: Heems
Rapper and activist Heems stops by the BuzzFeed offices to talk about movies, identity, and Swet Shop Boys, his collaboration with Riz Ahmed and Redinho.
Episode 11: RAD BROWN DADS
This week, Ahmed talks immigration, work, and movies with two Rad Brown Dads: Jamil Ali, who has worked in the Taxi industry since the ‘80s, and Dr. Waheed Akbar, Ahmed’s dad. Plus: Ahmed tries to speak Urdu and it is very bad. Please do not drag him o...
Happy New Year! On this mini episode, Ahmed invites a real-life meme into the studio. You’ve probably seen Daniya Sayed's hilarious photo from prom on your Tumblr or Twitter dashboard. Ahmed talks to Daniya about her rise to virality, how memes ca...
Episode 10: Jingle Bells Mubarak
It’s the most hegemonic time of the year and Ahmed wants to complain about it. But Christmas deserves a fair shake too, so he brings Eid Elfs Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Salimah Fatimah Mohamed to explain why they love the holiday season. They play some ga...
Episode 9: Zayn
This week Ahmed brings on BuzzFeed news editor Sara Yasin as cohost to talk about Zayn Malik, pop icon. They’re joined by Zayn Malik scholar Fariha Roisin and twitter badass Farwa Zaidi to talk about Zayn’s zolo career, what it means to them to have a ...
Episode 8: Why Are Samosas In Every Single Book?
Youth Lit authors Hena Khan and Sara Farizan talk about writing young Pakistani and Iranian characters, and wonder why every single book set in South Asia includes samosas. Plus, they give Ahmed some writing advice and read from their own work. Hena sh...
Episode 7: Wookies Are Muslim
Reza Aslan no longer wants to go on cable news and have to answer questions like "Does Islam promote violence?" Instead, he wants to focus on making a new sitcom for ABC, among other things. Hear why he thinks pop culture and storytelling is ...
Episode 6: College
NYU freshmen Romaissaa Benzizoune and Zainab Babikir talk about what it feels like for them to be visibly Muslim on a college campus right now. Plus, Tabir really wants to know what cool things teens like. Follow Zainab at @freethelioness. Read Rom...
Episode 5: Parents
Stories about the secrets we keep from our parents, featuring comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, and Ahmed's dad, Dr. Waheed Akbar. Plus: a plea for white people to talk to other white people about Trump. Listeners: We want to hear from young people and...
How Michigan Muslims Voted
Michigan just went red for first time since 1988. Ahmed calls up BuzzFeed reporter Talal Ansari, who has been following the organizing efforts of Arab-Americans to get out the vote in the Michigan cities of Dearborn and Hamtramck, to reflect on how peo...
Episode 4: Where Do We Go
We share our thoughts and feelings on the outcome of the election, the role of the internet, and what we think we can do next.Follow Sara Yasin and her fire tweets at @missyasin. Follow Hind Makki at @hindmakki and sideentrance.tumblr.com. Follow D...
Episode 3: Fandom
BuzzFeed's Bim Adewunmi and Abid Anwar join Ahmed to talk about seeing yourself represented in pop culture, and to reflect on the power of cosplay at Comic Con. Plus: play along with a couple rounds of Halal or Not: Fandom Edition, and find out ab...
Episode 2: Jinn
Ahmed is joined by spooky experts Basim Usmani, Tabir Akhter, and Deonna Kelli Sayed to talk about folklore and fear. They’ll swap Jinn stories and get goth.Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow Basim at @BasiRoti. Follow Deonna at @deonnakelli. F...
Episode 1: Saying 'Nah'
On the new BuzzFeed podcast, Ahmed Ali Akbar gathers folks to get personal about what it feels like to be Muslim in America right now.Nabiha Syed and Johana Bhuiyan join to talk about being asked to speak on behalf of Muslims. Plus: chai, a few round...
On the new BuzzFeed podcast, Ahmed Ali Akbar will gather folks together to get personal about what it feels like to be Muslim in America right now.
In this preview, Ahmed talks about why it’s so hard for Muslims to represent themselves, and plays a ...