24 episodes

Tell Them, I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim. With a new episode every weekday this Ramadan, host Misha Euceph opens a window into the lives of Tan France, Alia Shawkat, Ramy Youssef, Reza Aslan, Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.

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    • Society & Culture

Tell Them, I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim. With a new episode every weekday this Ramadan, host Misha Euceph opens a window into the lives of Tan France, Alia Shawkat, Ramy Youssef, Reza Aslan, Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.

    Episode 22: Akbar

    Episode 22: Akbar

    Akbar Ahmed is an academic, poet, former diplomat, and all-around renaissance man. In Tell Them, I Am’s final story of the season, Ahmed recounts how a single train ride when he was 4 years old changed his life’s direction forever.
    Hosted by Misha Euceph.
    Written by Misha Euceph.
    Edited by Arwen Nicks.
    Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
    Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
    Music by David Linard.
    Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
    Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
    Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
    Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you. 

    • 19 min
    Episode 21: G. Willow

    Episode 21: G. Willow

    G. Willow Wilson is a novelist and comic book writer, known for her run on the Ms. Marvel series. When 9/11 happened, the world seemed chaotic to say the least — but Willow found that sometimes all you need is a little Neil Gaiman to put you back on track.
    Hosted by Misha Euceph.
    Written by James Kim, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
    Edited by Arwen Nicks.
    Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
    Sound designed by James Kim.
    Music by David Linard.
    Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
    Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
    Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
    Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you. 

    • 19 min
    Episode 20: Munazza

    Episode 20: Munazza

    Munazza Alam is a Harvard-educated astrophysicist. When she was in college, her dad’s complicated liver replacement opened her eyes to how the universe can feel so full and so empty at the same time.
    Hosted by Misha Euceph.
    Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
    Edited by Arwen Nicks.
    Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
    Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.
    Music by David Linard.
    Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
    Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
    Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
    Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you. 

    • 16 min
    Episode 19: Layla

    Episode 19: Layla

    Layla Shaikley is a tech entrepreneur and Instagram influencer. When she was young, she discovered two things. One: that how you dress holds more meaning than you think. And two: that you can definitely use this to your advantage.
    Hosted by Misha Euceph.
    Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
    Edited by Arwen Nicks.
    Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
    Sound designed by Mary Knauf.
    Music by David Linard.
    Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
    Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
    Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
    Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you. 

    • 13 min
    Episode 18: Mercedes

    Episode 18: Mercedes

    Mercedes Iman Diamond has been participating — and dominating — drag competitions and performances since she was 21. She speaks about how a stage became her safe place.
    Hosted by Misha Euceph.
    Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
    Edited by Arwen Nicks.
    Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
    Sound designed by Mary Knauf.
    Music by David Linard.
    Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
    Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
    Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
    Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you. 

    • 16 min
    Episode 17: Omar

    Episode 17: Omar

    Omar Offendum is a rapper and poet. When he was 15 years old, his affinity for Arabic poetry came to life while reciting a piece during Nizar Qabbani’s memorial at Georgetown University in 1998.
    Hosted by Misha Euceph.
    Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.
    Edited by Arwen Nicks.
    Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
    Sound designed by James Kim.
    Music by David Linard.
    Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
    Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
    Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
    Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you. 

    • 14 min

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