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Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

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Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

    Underground Aams Trade Part 2 (via America's Test Kitchen)

    Underground Aams Trade Part 2 (via America's Test Kitchen)

    This month, we’re sharing with you  part two Ahmed’s reporting for America’s Test Kitchen where he followed the Pakistani mango trade in the United States. The story first started on SSSS and eventually moved to ATK’s PROOF podcast.  Find more info on PROOF here: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/proof.
    “In part two of this investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar explores the underbelly of the secretive mango distribution industry. He uncovers the historical and economic reasons that importing mangoes from Pakistan has been so difficult — from regulation to irradiation. And he finally traces product to supplier.”
    Our show is crowdfunded and made possible by our beloved listeners. Subscribe our Patreon for as little as $1 a month to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. At $10, you get access to behind the scenes content like a newsletter and bonus episodes. You can find other ways to support here: https://moneyyy.me/$ahmedaliakbar Your support means the world to us.
    Plus, we’re doing a live-show in collaboration with BRIC! Find info on the show and RSVP at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/m-train-live-podcast-recording-brooklyn-podcast-festival-tickets-84651961295
    Follow Ahmed on Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Find the show’s website at seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email the show at info@seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com.
     
     

    • 30 min
    Underground Aams Trade, Part 1 (via America's Test Kitchen)

    Underground Aams Trade, Part 1 (via America's Test Kitchen)

    This month, we’re sharing with you Ahmed’s reporting for America’s Test Kitchen where he followed the Pakistani mango trade in the United States. The story first started on SSSS and eventually moved to ATK’s PROOF podcast.  Find more info on PROOF here: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/proof.
    “Pakistani-American communities in the U.S. rely on dealers on WhatsApp to gain access to their most coveted treasure: Pakistani mangoes. And they pay a premium for it. In part one of this two-part investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar searches for answers. Why are Pakistani mangoes so hard to find? And why is the Pakistani community resorting to deals on WhatsApp to procure them?”
    Our show is crowdfunded and made possible by our beloved listeners. Subscribe our Patreon for as little as $1 a month to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. At $10, you get access to behind the scenes content like a newsletter and bonus episodes. You can find other ways to support here: https://moneyyy.me/$ahmedaliakbar Your support means the world to us.
    Plus, we’re doing a live-show in collaboration with BRIC! Find info on the show or the following link: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/m-train-live-podcast-recording
    Follow Ahmed on Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Find the show’s website at seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email the show at info@seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com.

    • 35 min
    Jack Ryan and Terrorism on TV

    Jack Ryan and Terrorism on TV

    Jack Ryan, Amazon’s TV show based on the Tom Clancy character of the same name, features drone strikes, a Black American “good Muslim” character, and many of the tropes that have been around since Homeland and 24. So Ahmed decided to swallow his pride and try to watch it to see what he could learn. First, we talk to Salimah about the appeal of the show for your average Muslim TV binge watcher. Then, we speak with Professor Evelyn Alsultany, author of "Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11," to help give historical context to the depiction of Muslims in Terrorism TV. Also featured:  the return of Halal or Not!
     
    Our show is crowdfunded and made possible by our beloved listeners. Subscribe our Patreon for as little as $1 a month to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. At $10, you get access to behind the scenes content like a newsletter and bonus episodes. Last month, we released a bonus jinn episode. You can find other ways to support here: https://moneyyy.me/$ahmedaliakbar Your support means the world to us.
    Find Professor Alsultany on her website: https://evelynalsultany.com/.
    Follow Ahmed on Instagram and Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Find the show’s website at seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email the show at info@seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com.
     
     

    • 53 min

    Long-Term Recovery

    Long-Term Recovery

     
    You know that catchy jingle that starts our show? That’s by The Kominas, a punk band that’s been influential in South Asian and Muslim scenes. One of the guitarists, Shahjehan Khan, is a longtime friend of the show who has been open about his issues with mental health and addiction. There's a new Kominas album too this month, "The Systems Are Down," so we bring on Shahj to discuss about his struggles with addiction, how he’s turned around his life, and releasing the album on September 11th. Warning: we discuss include depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, and related topics.
    Also--We’re bringing “Halal Or Not?” back, but this time we’re helping our listeners make halal not decisions. Call (646) 50-HALAL and tell us what you need help figuring out--we may call you back to figure it out live on the show. 
    Follow Ahmed on Instagram and Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Buy the new Kominas album here: https://kominas.bandcamp.com/album/the-systems-are-down
    Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas.
    Fill out this survey so we can get some advertising revenue: http://survey.libsyn.com/seesomethingsaysomething.
    Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email Ahmed at radbrowndads@gmail.com.

    • 41 min
    Teaching Uyghur in America

    Teaching Uyghur in America

    Over the past few years, China has increased its internment and surveillance of the Uyghur people for expressing their culture and Muslim religion. This has spread to the diaspora, where the community lives in fear of retaliation for family members back home, even for something as basic as teaching the Uyghur language itself. So, Ahmed talks to journalist Megha Rajagopalan about her groundbreaking reporting and the context for China’s growing surveillance state. Then, he talks to activist and teacher Irade Kashgary, co-founder Ana Care and Education, a Uyghur cultural and linguistic after-school program for kids and young adults in Northern Virginia. 

    Special thanks to Munawwar Abdulla for production support and guidance on this episode.
    Donate to the Patreon to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. Your support means the world to us. $10 donors get access to exclusive content
    Follow Ahmed on Instagram and Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Follow Megha @Meghara
    Follow Irade @IradeKashgary
    Links from the episode: thetarimnetwork.com, https://www.norightsnogames.org, and https://www.anacareeducation.com/.
    Fill out this survey so we can get some advertising revenue: http://survey.libsyn.com/seesomethingsaysomething.
    Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email Ahmed at radbrowndads@gmail.com.
    Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com.

    • 55 min

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