23 episodes

The afikra | عفكرة Podcast features conversations and community presentations about the history and culture of the Arab world.
afikra is a global educational and content platform aimed at promoting intellectual curiosity and understanding about the history & culture of the Arab world.

Most episodes are recorded over zoom during our live events.
Learn more about joining our community at http://afikra.com
Follow us on IG @afikra_

The afikra | عفكرة Podcast Michael Muhanna

    • Arts
    • 2.9 • 57 Ratings

The afikra | عفكرة Podcast features conversations and community presentations about the history and culture of the Arab world.
afikra is a global educational and content platform aimed at promoting intellectual curiosity and understanding about the history & culture of the Arab world.

Most episodes are recorded over zoom during our live events.
Learn more about joining our community at http://afikra.com
Follow us on IG @afikra_

    Journalist and Editor Zahra Hankir [afikra Conversations]

    Journalist and Editor Zahra Hankir [afikra Conversations]

    Journalist and writer Zahra Hankir talks about her work and publishing the fantastic collection "Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World."

    • 45 min
    ‎“What is Khufu's Solar Barge?” [afikra Community ‎Presentation from Farrah Berrou]

    ‎“What is Khufu's Solar Barge?” [afikra Community ‎Presentation from Farrah Berrou]

    Farrah shares with us her deep dive on the 5000 year old Khufu ship. It was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC.
    Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra
    Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
    Theme music by: Tarek Yamani
    About afikra Community Presentations:
    Every Saturday a community member delivers an in-depth presentation on a ‎topic related to the Arab world’s history and culture during a one-hour online event. The presentation is the ‎culmination of a month-long afikra coaching process to help identify a topic, find research and develop the ‎presentation. The goal is to showcase the presenter’s curiosity, research and share some knowledge. Each ‎presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom.  ‎Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp ‎
     
    Follow afikra:‎
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/afikra/
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/afikra
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afikra_/‎
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afikra.official/‎
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/afikra
    Website: afikra.com
    About afikra:‎
    afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and ‎culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and ‎to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on ‎topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our ‎programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open ‎community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global ‎community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal ‎knowledge of the Arab region.‎

    • 30 min
    Artist Yazan Halwani [afikra Conversations]‎

    Artist Yazan Halwani [afikra Conversations]‎

    We interviewed acclaimed street artist and calligraphist Yazan Halawani to talk about his background and ‎how he started and the technical challenges he faces while working on large scale murals. 
    Connect with Yazan:  https://www.instagram.com/yazanhalwani/‎
    ‎Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra
    Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
    Theme music by: Tarek Yamani
    About the afikra conversation series:
    Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, featuring academics and arts ‎and media experts who are helping document and/or shape the history and culture of the Arab world through their ‎work. Our hope is that by having the guest share their expertise and story, the community still walks away with new ‎found curiosity - and maybe some good recommendations about new nerdy rabbit holes to dive into head first. ‎Following the interview there is a moderated town-hall style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp 
     
    Follow afikra:‎
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/afikra/
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/afikra
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afikra_/‎
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afikra.official/‎
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/afikra
    Website: afikra.com
    About afikra:‎
    afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and ‎culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and ‎to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on ‎topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our ‎programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open ‎community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global ‎community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal ‎knowledge of the Arab region.‎

    • 54 min
    “What’s So Special About Arabian Horses?” [afikra Community Presentation from Bader Alsaad]

    “What’s So Special About Arabian Horses?” [afikra Community Presentation from Bader Alsaad]

    Bader shares his passion and research with us as he explores how different breeds of horses are classified, focusing on the Arabian horses. 
    Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra
    Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
    Theme music by: Tarek Yamani
    About afikra Community Presentations:
    Every Saturday a community member delivers an in-depth presentation on a ‎topic related to the Arab world’s history and culture during a one-hour online event. The presentation is the ‎culmination of a month-long afikra coaching process to help identify a topic, find research and develop the ‎presentation. The goal is to showcase the presenter’s curiosity, research and share some knowledge. Each ‎presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom.  ‎Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp ‎
     
    Follow afikra:‎
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/afikra/
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/afikra
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afikra_/‎
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afikra.official/‎
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/afikra
    Website: afikra.com
    About afikra:‎
    afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and ‎culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and ‎to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on ‎topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our ‎programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open ‎community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global ‎community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal ‎knowledge of the Arab region.‎

    • 48 min
    Designer Rana Salam & “The Confused Arab” Sofiane Si Merabet [afikra Conversations]‎

    Designer Rana Salam & “The Confused Arab” Sofiane Si Merabet [afikra Conversations]‎

    Under the title “Nostalgia in Art” we talked to designer and Studio owner, Rana Salam, and the cultural cartographer behind “The confused Arab”, Sofiane Si Merabet. 
    Connect with Rana: https://www.instagram.com/ranasalam/
    Connect with Sofiane: https://www.instagram.com/theconfusedarab/
    Created & Hosted by:  Mikey Muhanna , afikra
    Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
    Theme music by: Tarek Yamani
    About the afikra conversation series:
    Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, featuring academics and arts ‎and media experts who are helping document and/or shape the history and culture of the Arab world through their ‎work. Our hope is that by having the guest share their expertise and story, the community still walks away with new ‎found curiosity - and maybe some good recommendations about new nerdy rabbit holes to dive into head first. ‎Following the interview there is a moderated town-hall style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp 
     
    Follow afikra:‎
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/afikra/
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/afikra
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afikra_/‎
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afikra.official/‎
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/afikra
    Website: afikra.com
    About afikra:‎
    afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and ‎culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and ‎to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on ‎topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our ‎programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open ‎community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global ‎community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal ‎knowledge of the Arab region.‎

    • 41 min
    “How Do You Write a Middle Eastern Sci-Fi Epic?” [afikra ‎Community Presentation from Mazen Jomaa]‎

    “How Do You Write a Middle Eastern Sci-Fi Epic?” [afikra ‎Community Presentation from Mazen Jomaa]‎

    Mazen looks into Sci-Fi epics, mentioning examples of the different Arab epics that have passed ‎throughout history and how they used to write them and how middle-eastern sci-fi epics are written today. ‎
    Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna & Rami Abou-Khalil
    Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
    Theme music by: Tarek Yamani
    About afikra Community Presentations:
    Every Saturday a community member delivers an in-depth presentation on a ‎topic related to the Arab world’s history and culture during a one-hour online event. The presentation is the ‎culmination of a month-long afikra coaching process to help identify a topic, find research and develop the ‎presentation. The goal is to showcase the presenter’s curiosity, research and share some knowledge. Each ‎presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom.  ‎Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp ‎
     
    Follow afikra:‎
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/afikra/
    Patreon: https://patreon.com/afikra
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afikra_/‎
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afikra.official/‎
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/afikra
    Website: afikra.com
    About afikra:‎
    afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and ‎culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and ‎to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on ‎topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our ‎programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open ‎community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global ‎community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal ‎knowledge of the Arab region.‎

    • 1 hr 1 min

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