Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation teaches you conversational Persian in a fun and casual manner in weekly lessons of about 15-20 minutes each. Check out our website chaiandconversation.com for more information.
Growing Up Irooni- House of Pod's Kaveh Hoda on being Iranian-American in Medicine
Kaveh Hoda is a physician, musician and host of the medical podcast House of Pod in San Francisco. His expertise is in gastroenterology, hepatology and, according to him, making fun of medical grifters. He cohosts the humor adjacent medical podcast, the House of Pod, which is how I first learned ...
Growing Up Irooni- Persian Poetics, Growing Up in Detroit and Discovering the Love of Persian Poetry
My name is Leyla Shams, host of the Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation podcast. Today’s interview is with Mohammad Ali, better known as Persian poetics on both Instagram and twitter. He went viral just a few months ago on a twitter thread where he talked about the bestselling poetry book in...
Ahmad Shamlou - Raz, Part 2
In this lesson, we go over the first half of Ahmad Shamlou's poem, Rāz. Here is the Persian script and English transliteration of this section: با من رازی بودکه به کوه گفتمبا من رازی بودکه به چاه گفتمتو راه درازبه اسب سیاه گفتمبیکس و تنهابه سنگای راه گفتم bā man rāzee bood,stron...
Ahmad Shamlou - Raz, Part 1 with Tehran von Ghasri
In this lesson, we introduce the iconic Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou, and talk about his poem ‘Raz’ or راز, meaning ‘the secret’. Shamlou was born in 1925 in Rasht, and he died in 2000, after a few years of health problems. He went through a few revolutions, he was put in jail and he was a journali...
Ahmad Shamlou - Raz, Part 3
In this lesson, we continue our study of Ahmad Shamlou's poem, Rāz. We learn the words and phrases in the second half of the poem.با رازِ کهنهاَز راه رِسیدَمحَرفی نَروندَمحَرفی نَروندیاَشکی فِشوندَماَشکی فِشوندیلَبامو بَستَماَز چِشام خوندی bā rāzé kohné,az rāh reseedam,/...
Growing Up Irooni- John Ghazvinian on America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present
John Ghazvinian joins us to talk about his new book, America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present, a comprehensive new survey of the bilateral relationship, based on years of archival research in both Iran and the United States, which he has been working on since 2008. For the past many decad...
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My Farsi tutor suggested I check this out, and I’m glad I did! It really helps with the pronunciation which I can spend hours on using the podcast. Looking forward to checking out the other materials on the website. Thank you! متشکرم
I’ve been trying to find a resource to learn conversational Farsi from a background of just knowing a couple phrases, and this has helped me so much! Thank you guys!!