125 episodes

Award winning podcast where two friends explore what it’s like being Arab women, unpacking their multifaceted identities through conversations between themselves and with other (wo)men from across the region and the world. Winner of Moment of Comedy Gold at the International Womens Podcast Awards. 

Who Run the World Reyzin Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Award winning podcast where two friends explore what it’s like being Arab women, unpacking their multifaceted identities through conversations between themselves and with other (wo)men from across the region and the world. Winner of Moment of Comedy Gold at the International Womens Podcast Awards. 

    Rhea Freezes Her Eggs! (w/ Marilyn and Rhea)

    Rhea Freezes Her Eggs! (w/ Marilyn and Rhea)

    In an October 2023 episode with OB/GYN and fertility specialist Dr. Gaël Abou Ghannam, Marilyn and Dr. Gaël encouraged Rhea to freeze her eggs. Well, listeners…drum roll, please…she did it! Not only did she do it – she’s also ready to tell you all about it. In this episode, Marilyn sits down with Rhea to understand what led to her making this decision, as well as break down the egg freezing process from A to Z. Of course, our best friends share (often funny) stories and anecdotes from the journey, including one that involves a butt injection. Curious? You’ll have to listen to find out more. It’s called suspense, baby!

    Things My Mother Didn’t Tell Me (But My Best Friend Did) is a spinoff of Who Run the World, a production of Reyzin Media. Hosted by Rhea Chedid and Marilyn Zakhour. Produced by Ahmed Ashour. Follow Who Run the World on Instagram and Tik Tok at @whoruntheworldpod.

    • 48 min
    Motherhood in the Entertainment Industry (w/ Rabab Hashim)

    Motherhood in the Entertainment Industry (w/ Rabab Hashim)

    Choosing to pursue a career as an actor and media personality is hard. Choosing to pursue such a career as someone of South Asian or SWANA descent is hard. Becoming a mother is…you guessed it, also hard. Doing all three? That’s just awe-inspiring. In this episode, Marilyn and Rhea sit down with Dubai-based Pakistani actor and media personality Rabab Hashim. Rabab shares how she fell in love with the stage and screen at a young age, her experience navigating motherhood in the entertainment industry, and how her partner and community have supported her in this chapter of her life. Rabab also reflects on Pakistani/global south representation in the media, and what her next career moves are.

    Rabab Hashim is a Dubai-based Pakistani actor and media personality who has appeared on stage, television, web series, and many other media formats. Her major credits include Ishqaway (2015), Enaaya (2019), and Tinkay Ka Sahara (2022).

    Who Run the World is a production of Reyzin Media. Hosted by Rhea Chedid and Marilyn Zakhour. Produced by Ahmed Ashour. Follow Who Run the World on Instagram and Tik Tok at @whoruntheworldpod.

    • 55 min
    Turning 5 on Valentine’s Day (w/ Marilyn and Rhea)

    Turning 5 on Valentine’s Day (w/ Marilyn and Rhea)

    On Valentine’s Day 2019, a little show by the name Who Run the World was released into the world. 5 years later, that little show is thriving! Who would’ve thought? Marilyn and Rhea certainly did. In this 5th anniversary special, Marilyn and Rhea look back at the show and its (humble) beginnings, before sharing their favorite episodes. But what about Valentine’s Day? No worries, our girls got you. In classic WRTW fashion, our best friends completely dismantle the capitalist celebration that is Valentine’s Day, then naturally indulge in a conversation about their romantic types, ideal dates, and thoughts on love. Get your heart-shaped box of chocolates and your bev of choice so we can celebrate WRTW’s birthday together!
    Got a favorite WRTW episode? Share it with us on sayhi@whoruntheworldpodcast.com or on @whoruntheworldpod! You can also just wish us a happy birthday. We’ll appreciate it.
    Here’s a list of episodes Rhea and Marilyn mention in the episode. Copy them into your podcast search bae and listen now:
    It’s Labor to LaborMarilyn's Birth StoryStruggling with the Skin You Are InFeelings and Thoughts of LonelinessThe Bumble edit - We’re Swiping Left, We’re Swiping Right | Who Run The Time Online Dating & How to Be Flirty and Mysterious | Who Run the TimeDealing with our Anxiety & Mental Health with Dr. Saliha Afridi | Things My Mother Didn’t Tell MeWho Run the Time is a spinoff of Who Run the World, a production of Reyzin Media. Hosted by Rhea Chedid and Marilyn Zakhour. Produced by Ahmed Ashour. Follow Who Run the World on Instagram and Tik Tok at @whoruntheworldpod.

    • 45 min
    Understanding the ICJ Ruling (w/ Human Rights Watch’s Omar Shakir)

    Understanding the ICJ Ruling (w/ Human Rights Watch’s Omar Shakir)

    In the wake of the International Court of Justice's ruling on January 26th, 2024 stating that Israel must do all it can to prevent genocide, Marilyn and Rhea sit down with the Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch Omar Shakir to understand the dimensions of South Africa’s landmark case. What are the provisional measures that the world’s highest court ruled on? What does the ruling mean for the international community grappling with the efficacy of international law, especially given the senseless violence we are still witnessing? And, most importantly, what does the ruling mean for Palestinians?
    Omar Shakir is the Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, where he investigates human rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. He has authored several major reports, including a 2021 report comprehensively documenting how Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution against millions of Palestinians. He’s also investigated other human rights violations both regionally and globally.
    Who Run the World is a production of Reyzin Media. Hosted by Rhea Chedid and Marilyn Zakhour. Produced by Ahmed Ashour. Follow Who Run the World on Instagram and Tik Tok at @whoruntheworldpod.

    • 40 min
    What's Your Word of the Year? (w/ Marilyn and Rhea)

    What's Your Word of the Year? (w/ Marilyn and Rhea)

    WRTW is back! As the show approaches its fifth birthday (stay tuned), Marilyn and Rhea sit down to reflect on the year that was and the year to come. How did they do when it came to their 2023 words of the year? What words did they select for 2024? And how can you, our dear listener, choose your own word of the year instead of new year's resolutions? This episode was recorded in January, so you cannot argue that it’s too late to wish everyone a happy new year!
    Have you selected a 2024 word of the year? Share it with us on sayhi@whoruntheworldpodcast.com or on @whoruntheworldpod and let us know how and why you chose it!
    Who Run the Time is a spinoff of Who Run the World, a production of Reyzin Media. Hosted by Rhea Chedid and Marilyn Zakhour. Produced by Ahmed Ashour. Follow Who Run the World on Instagram and Tik Tok at @whoruntheworldpod.

    • 53 min
    Christmas at Hogwarts (w/ Ahmed Ashour)

    Christmas at Hogwarts (w/ Ahmed Ashour)

    What are the holidays if not the most magical time of the year? After a few months that lacked magic (to say the least), Rhea and Marilyn take the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9-3/4 towards Hogwarts (duh) for a bit of Christmas (and other non-secular holiday) cheer. Along for the scenic trip is their producer Ahmed Ashour, a notable HP-films-over-books advocate and sworn enemy of the dark witch named J.K. Rowling. Together, they share their favorite HP memories, discuss the 4 houses, and hand out free (yes, free!) tips for dealing with family members from different houses over the holidays (especially that one Slytherin uncle). 5 points to you, the listener, for sticking around as we wrap up 2023! We’ll be back in the new year!
    What are your favorite HP/holiday/HP over the holidays memories? Share them with us on sayhi@whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
    Who Run the Time is a spinoff of Who Run the World, a production of Reyzin Media. Hosted by Rhea Chedid and Marilyn Zakhour. Produced by Ahmed Ashour. Follow Who Run the World on Instagram and Tik Tok at @whoruntheworldpod.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Todeh ,

Love it, couldn’t wear it but I could listen to it all day

Who Run The World is one of my fave poddies. It’s an honest, open space where we (listeners) along with Rhea and Marilyn can just explore who we are and learn about the world together.

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