121 episodes

Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 513 Ratings

Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.

    Dislocation (with Basim Usmani)

    Dislocation (with Basim Usmani)

    Ahmed and Basim spend some time catching up with all the changes in 2022 from babies to injuries.
    Basim’s band does our theme song: hear their music here: kominas.bandcamp.com
    Our show is crowdfunded and made possible by our beloved listeners. Subscribe our Patreon for as little as $1 a month to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. You can find other ways to support here: https://moneyyy.me/$ahmedaliakbar Your support means the world to us.
    Follow Ahmed on Instagram and Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Follow Basim @BasiRoti
    Follow the show @seesomething and youtube.com/ahmedaliakbar. 
     
     

    • 44 min
    80s South Asian Dance Music from Naya Beat Records (featuring Raghav Mani and Basim Usmani)

    80s South Asian Dance Music from Naya Beat Records (featuring Raghav Mani and Basim Usmani)

    Ahmed brings on Basim to discuss South Asian disco and dance music with Naya Beat record’s Raghav Mani. 
    Download Naya Beat Vol1: https://nayabeat.bandcamp.com/
    Basim’s band does our theme song: hear their music here: kominas.bandcamp.com.
     
    Due to an injury, this season of SSSS has been delayed, but we are releasing the best we can — subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ahmed
     
    Our show is crowdfunded and made possible by our beloved listeners. Subscribe our Patreon for as little as $1 a month to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. You can find other ways to support here: https://moneyyy.me/$ahmedaliakbar Your support means the world to us.
    Follow Ahmed on Instagram and Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Follow Basim @BasiRoti
    Follow the show @seesomething and youtube.com/ahmedaliakbar.

    • 58 min
    Swimming and Reporting as a Muslim Woman, with Rowaida Abdelaziz

    Swimming and Reporting as a Muslim Woman, with Rowaida Abdelaziz

    Ahmed speaks with Huffington Post national reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz about her work covering American Muslims and her piece on swimming while a Muslim woman.
    Due to an injury, YouTube uploads are delayed, but subscribe for a video version of this podcast soon: youtube.com/ahmed
    Follow Rowaida: @Rowaida_Abdel
    Read Rowaida's piece "When Swimming as Muslim Woman Becomes a Political Act": https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muslim-women-are-fighting-to-swim-in-america_n_5d5594d1e4b056fafd08aa70
    Read Zainab Iqbal's piece, "I'm a Muslim woman covering the diversity of Brooklyn. Sometimes all people see is my hijab.": https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2021/im-a-muslim-woman-covering-the-diversity-of-brooklyn-sometimes-all-people-see-is-my-hijab/

    • 55 min
    The Mosque in America, A National Portrait (with Dr. Ihsan Bagby)

    The Mosque in America, A National Portrait (with Dr. Ihsan Bagby)

    We’re back from hiatus and to our regularly scheduled programming with an interview with Dr. Ihsan Bagby on his work polling American mosques for two decades.
    Find the mosque survey from Dr. Bagby here: https://www.ispu.org/public-policy/mosque-survey/
    Also: our big new announcement is that we’re now on YouTube thanks to a grant from the Google News Intiative! Look forward to some YouTube exclusive content covering halal food in America. 
    Like and subscribe below. Video podcasts will be coming soon.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn2EbFxKx-a9Bee3UqKWIwg
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    "Saving the Seeds" (by the Self-Evident podcast)

    "Saving the Seeds" (by the Self-Evident podcast)

    This week, we wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite podcast partners: Self-Evident: Asian American Stories. They do incredible work showcasing the wide-ranging stories of Asian Americans. And: we've picked up Pakistani mangos together!
     
    Subscribe to Self-Evident on iTunes or Spotify and support them here: https://selfevidentshow.com/supporters

    • 40 min
    [BONUS] Pakistani Chicken Hutt (via America's Test Kitchen)

    [BONUS] Pakistani Chicken Hutt (via America's Test Kitchen)

    Another bonus! We’re sharing with you Ahmed’s story for the PROOF podcast by America’s Test Kitchen. It's a personal essay about growing up a picky eater in a Pakistani family. Subscribe to PROOF and find more info on their show here: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/podcasts/proof.
    PLUS: a bonus interview with Madhur Jaffrey, desi cookbook author and icon, will be on the Patreon will be up later today.
    Our show is crowdfunded and made possible by our beloved listeners. Subscribe our Patreon for as little as $1 a month to help support the show: https://www.patreon.com/ahmedaliakbar. At $10, you get access to behind the scenes content like a newsletter and bonus episodes. You can find other ways to support here: https://moneyyy.me/$ahmedaliakbar Your support means the world to us.
    Follow Ahmed on Twitter: @radbrowndads.
    Find the show’s website at seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Follow the show @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email the show at info@seesomethingpodcast.com.
    Our music is by The Kominas, follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

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Love the host!

Great energy and brings insightful guests :)

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love this host!

His unrepressed enthusiasm is so fresh and his laughter infectious. I could take in this playful energy anytime.

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I am always impressed

I am always impressed by the genuine thoughtful and inclusive, joyful and respectful, funny and serious nature of this podcast.

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