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Conversations from, to, and about the Iranian diaspora.

Roqe is hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

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    • 4.6 • 77 Ratings

Conversations from, to, and about the Iranian diaspora.

Roqe is hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

    Roqe Ep. 327 - Ali Hamedani, IRGC (finally) on the Terrorist List

    Roqe Ep. 327 - Ali Hamedani, IRGC (finally) on the Terrorist List

    A new episode of Roqe including a feature interview with Iranian-British journalist, broadcaster, and activist. Ali Hamedani, who made history as the first Iranian gay journalist to report on the LGBTQI community and underground life in Iran for an international media platform, BBC. Plus a conversation with Iranian-Canadian activist and lawyer Ardeshir Zarehzadeh about the big news of the Canadian government (finally) putting the IRGC on the terrorist list. And of course, Jian and Pegah convene for the Roqe Roundup to discuss the latest implications of the IRGC decision.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Roqe Ep. 326 - Salar Gholami, Roundup, "The Tarof Loop"

    Roqe Ep. 326 - Salar Gholami, Roundup, "The Tarof Loop"

    A brand new episode of Roqe including a feature interview with Iranian-Canadian professional boxer, Salar Gholami - Canada's Cruiserweight Champion. Salar joins Jian live in the Roqe Studio to talk about how boxing became his path to a better life, his sacrifices, his father, and his time as the Captain of the Iranian National Team. Plus, Pegah and Jian convene for the Roqe Roundup to discuss the nuances of Tarof, Jian’s newly coined phrase “the tarof loop,” more Gemini birthdays, and the latest from inside and outside Iran.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Roqe Ep. 325 - Yasmine Naghdi, Roundup

    Roqe Ep. 325 - Yasmine Naghdi, Roundup

    A new episode including a feature interview with superstar British dancer Yasmine Naghdi, Principal Ballerina of The Royal Ballet. Yasmine returns to Roqe and joins Jian from London to discuss her recent international performances and her new book, the first in an upcoming series entitled “Ballet Besties.” Plus, Pegah is in studio for the Roundup to discuss the latest news surrounding the upcoming election in Iran, new horrifying statistics regarding executions in the Islamic Republic, and an imminent Netflix show chronicling the life of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Roqe Ep. 324 - Ali Azimi, Roundup: "All Eyes on Iran"?

    Roqe Ep. 324 - Ali Azimi, Roundup: "All Eyes on Iran"?

    A new episode of Roqe featuring an in-depth and intimate interview with returning guest, Ali Azimi, a leading light in Persian alternative music, who joins Jian, this time in the Roqe studio. Jian and Ali discuss and preview his forthcoming album “Madineye Fazelab,” his personal life and journey, and more - including a special in-studio acoustic performance. Plus, Pegah joins Jian for a Roundup to discuss the latest laughable commemoration of Raisi at the UN, Khamenei’s twitter rant and letter to student protesters, and the “All Eyes on Iran” campaign and whether it is the way forward.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Roqe Ep. 323 - Special Edition: Will the Death of Raisi Change Anything?

    Roqe Ep. 323 - Special Edition: Will the Death of Raisi Change Anything?

    A special edition of Roqe with a roundtable focused on the implications of the the deaths of IR President Raisi, Foreign Minister Abdollahian and others. Jian is joined by Kayhan-London Managing Editor, Nazenin Ansari in London, UK, Policy Director for the National Union for Democracy in Iran, Cameron Khansarinia, in Washington DC, YouTuber and regular Roqe panelist Bahador Alast, as well as Roqe Producer Pegah, in the Roqe Studio in Toronto. The panel discusses everything from the conspiracy theories surrounding the crash, the implications of the death of the president and foreign minister and the future of Iran and more.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Roqe Ep. 322.5 - Roqe Live 2! (Part 2) - Soley, Babak Amini, Najmeh Tansaz, Soheyl Bastami, Roundup

    Roqe Ep. 322.5 - Roqe Live 2! (Part 2) - Soley, Babak Amini, Najmeh Tansaz, Soheyl Bastami, Roundup

    Part two of the latest live Roqe show recorded in front of a sold-out audience at Theatre Aurora in Aurora, Ontario, Canada on May 7th, 2024, featuring the presentation of the inaugural Roqe Media Icon award. Jian is joined by Najmeh Tansaz & her daughter Janan (better known as the new Roqe special correspondent) to discuss everything from boxing, mental health and the women life freedom movement. Then there is the presentation of the Icon Award with sculptor Soheyl Bastami presented to legendary singer and songwriter Soleyman Soley Vaseghi and the night ends with a performance by Soley and virtuoso Babak Amini.


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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I’m actually in tears for realizing we have you guys as our voice while we have none here…I’m in tears and thankful for technology and humanity … thanks Zhian
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I’m an english language learner and have been busy finding a worth listening podcast to improve my english.
I’ve just listened to your 4-5episodes from when I searched for Max Amini and your interview was one of the results.
By the way hopefully Gian has a native like accent and topics are related to Iran, so beside learning english, we listen to the topic which may be interesting for us too.
Wish you all the best

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