Welcome to Yalla Bye Podcast, where we'll be discussing all things Arab related (sometimes non-Arab related). Hear us go on and on about dating, growing up in the west, 3ozoomas, why the word "3o2balek" is so triggering.
51 | Rotana | Let's talk about pleasure, sexuality and our bodies!
on today's episode, we have a fulfilling conversation with rotana about something we rarely openly talk about: women's sexual pleasue! rotana is a saudi-born, la-based singer and songwriter, and host of the show, f*d + blessed. with her, we go into the misconceptions taught to us about sexuality and eroticism, what makes us feel most loved by ourselves and in our bodies, the importance of sex education and why it's totally okay (encouraged!) for us to explore and see ourselves as sexual beings.
50 | Let's talk about our friends and their partners!
on this episode, we talk about tattoos and about the friendship faults and fails that happen when your friend has a partner that you really don't get along with. we discuss our own fallouts with friends we've lost and about how our understanding of how to deal with these situations has evolved throughout the years. but we mainly talk about tattoos.
49 | Let's get back to this!
on this episode, we finally make a comeback! it's been an emotional few months; new jobs, new addresses, new ambitions, but more importantly we've been focusing on what we hope is a global awakening to the injustices that Palestinians have seen for decades. we miss you all and can't wait to get talking again.
48 | Mna's Diaries | Let's talk about books and breakups!
on this episode, it's just mna. i talk about a book that broke my heart and stayed with me for months. i also answer your questions about dating outside of my religion and vent about breakups and the aftermath of long relationships.
47 | Let's talk about superiority complex in the arab world!
on this episode, we tackle the big elephant in the room: superiority complex in the arab world! we talk about times when we've encountered people making others feel inferior, whether based on financial status, beauty standards, color of skin, social "class" or the many, many other factors that play into this problem. we talk about the times it's been done to us and even when we've caught ourselves thinking in a way that hints at superiority. we also retell the stories you've sent us and break down why this is a habit/culture we all need to completely say goodbye to!
46 | Let's talk about faking it till you make it!
on this episode, we tackle the question: is "fake it till you make it" good advice? when does it work? when does it come back to bite you in the ass? is it better to reveal your "shortcomings" with confidence than to lie about them? we talk about moments when we've faked it, moments when we've been brutally honest and all the other moments in between the two.