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My name is Saadia Khan. I am a social entrepreneur and the founder and host of Immigrantly. Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that deconstructs the archaic stereotypes of what it means to be an immigrant, a child of immigrants, a person of color, and everything in between. Each episode brings a fresh perspective on the issues we address. Our conversations are complex, challenging, and often messy. But I wouldn’t trade the messiness for anything, because what we have created instead is a new, ongoing dialogue full of rich nuances.

Immigrantly Saadia Khan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 106 Ratings

My name is Saadia Khan. I am a social entrepreneur and the founder and host of Immigrantly. Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that deconstructs the archaic stereotypes of what it means to be an immigrant, a child of immigrants, a person of color, and everything in between. Each episode brings a fresh perspective on the issues we address. Our conversations are complex, challenging, and often messy. But I wouldn’t trade the messiness for anything, because what we have created instead is a new, ongoing dialogue full of rich nuances.

    Representation in Media: A Look Back

    Representation in Media: A Look Back

    In this Season on Immigrantly, we explore the narratives that haven’t been widely covered across media.
    Why are we still coming up short in telling fully inclusive stories? What does representation look like in an increasingly digital age? But before we dive into this new theme, we thought we should look back at how we have explored media representation on Immigrantly in the past.

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    • 19 min
    Hip Hop & Religion

    Hip Hop & Religion

    Today's guest is Professor Josef Sorett. He is an expert in religious and African American studies at Columbia University. We talked about the boundaries between secular and sacred, how religion has influenced Black culture from hip hop music to social movements, and why returning to the junctions of religion and culture can be a source of reconciliation and investment in what is common.

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    • 52 min
    Living Unapologetically Intersectional

    Living Unapologetically Intersectional

    Marla Louissaint, whose performance credentials include “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You", sits down with host & producer, Saadia, along with Marla's longtime friend & Immigrantly associate producer, Kylee, to reflect on the road to becoming an ex-Jehovah’s Witness and the Founder/President of an abolitionist nonprofit called "Claim Our Space Now."

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    • 42 min
    A Holy Place to Rave, Eat, and Workout

    A Holy Place to Rave, Eat, and Workout

    This week on Immigrantly, we explore the relationship between the environment and religion through a physical vessel that is the Church of Holy Communion on West 20th & 6th Ave New York. The episode reviews the Churches many past lives, including a fitness center and an elite nightclub.
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    Producer & Host: Saadia Khan
    Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts
    Content writer: Yudi Liu
    Editor: Tom Whelan

    • 21 min
    Reflecting On The Different Landscapes of Islam

    Reflecting On The Different Landscapes of Islam

    Today's guest Nouri Sardar is a Muslim poet, filmmaker, & co-host of the 786 Boulevard podcast. Additionally, he stands as a change agent at the intersection of religion and social justice at a more fundamental level. 

    This episode is sponsored by Citizenpath.

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    Producer & Host: Saadia Khan
    Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts
    Content writer: Yudi Liu
    Editor: Tom Whelan 

    • 40 min
    History of Religion & Violence

    History of Religion & Violence

    Our today's guest is Faisal Devji. Faisal is a historian who specializes in studies of Islam, globalization, violence, and ethics. He is a professor at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. His multidisciplinary work grounds empirical historical issues in philosophical questions.
    This episode is sponsored by Indiana University's (IU) "Muslim Voices Project" & IU Inner Asia and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC)

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

triptirari ,

Validating

Words cannot describe how validating this podcast has been for me. I could relate to issues of colorism, racism,classism , accent, religious taboos, mental health, assimilation etc.

Lola Luffnaigle ,

An important podcast

Thank you for making space for the immigrant experiences, stories we don’t hear much. Would love to hear more from African and Black immigrants :)

SingularGirl ,

Learning from lived experiences

Immigrantly provides a deep dive into issues not commonly discussed in our society. These stories provide a counter narrative to what we often hear shared by mainstream media. If you live in an area where you don’t get to see the vastness of the immigrant experience or have the opportunity to learn about the issues that are most important to immigrant communities, then this podcast is an excellent resource to expand your understanding and knowledge about communities outside of your own.

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