50 episodes

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

Identity Politics Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali

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Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

    Episode 57: We Said We’d Never Talk About Hijab

    Episode 57: We Said We’d Never Talk About Hijab

    Ikhlas, Makkah and Hibba chat about hijab and modesty. 

    • 51 min
    Episode 56: The Fabric of Our Lives (ft. Hoda Katebi)

    Episode 56: The Fabric of Our Lives (ft. Hoda Katebi)

    We chat with Hoda Katebi, of Blue Tin Production Co-op, about how our clothes and our spirituality are connected, and steps we can take towards becoming more responsible consumers. We also share our first modest fit and whether or not we’d wear Nike’s new swimsuit. Guest Hoda Katebi is a Chicago-based Iranian-American creative and community […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 55: When Food Taste Like Home (ft. Reem Assil)

    Episode 55: When Food Taste Like Home (ft. Reem Assil)

    We talk about food and community with Reem Assil of Reem’s bakery in Oakland.

    • 43 min
    Episode 54: We Man Up (ft. Aymann Ismail)

    Episode 54: We Man Up (ft. Aymann Ismail)

    On this episode, Aymann Ismail, host of Slate’s Man Up podcast joins the show to discuss what it means to be a man in today’s world, what positive masculinity can look like, and how men can achieve it. Plus Makkah brings on a special guest, Rizwaan Akhtar, to learn about the spaces some men are […]

    • 44 min
    Episode 53: A Birth Story

    Episode 53: A Birth Story

    To kick off season 7 we invited our producer Hibba Meraay on the show to talk our birth stories and how we got our names. Plus Ikhlas shares details about becoming a mom! https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/53_Episode_53_A_Birth_Story.mp3

    • 43 min
    Episode 52: Hibba Takes the Mic

    Episode 52: Hibba Takes the Mic

    Ikhlas had a baby! So yah this episode is a little late. Hibba turns the tables as we celebrate some podcast milestones. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/52_Episode_52_Hibba_Takes_the_Mic.mp3

    • 50 min

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