100 episodes

A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.


Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

The East is a Podcast Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist)

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    • 5.0, 63 Ratings

A critical lens on the history of the present of the modern Middle East and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.


Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

jkhazaie ,

you should have subscribed yesterday

The guests are incredibly insightful and dedicated to their work. The memes and merchandise are on point. Looking forward to the continued growth!

UhhMealYuhh ,

Clearly a Labor of Love

I can't remember how I found this podcast, but Sina does an incredible job breaking down complicated, (often controversial) topics in a way that's always both immediately relatable on a human level and thought provoking. From the archival mashups, to the interviews - this show delivers!

Some episodes are gut wrenching, some are hilarious, all of them seriously challenge the listener (without being preachy or inaccessable) on a level that's hard to achieve without seriously being good at what you do.

This podcast is probably my go-to recommendation when friends ask me for resources on Orientalism and broader West Asian solidarity, do NOT pass this show up!

cinema-nerd ,

A must listen!

As a black/non white listener, this is an absolutely refreshing podcast on issues that just aren’t tackled on many other Leftists pods I listen to. The Edward Said mixtapes are an absolute gem as well as their other episodes. I’m constant learning and unlearning through this podcast. Comes highly recommended!

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