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Welcome to The No Fly List, where comedians Atheer Yacoub and Amamah Sardar talk to America's least favorite minorities about what it's like to be profiled, detained and stereotyped. Each week, we'll talk to brown comedians, artists, writers, and other interesting people about everything from suing Donald Trump to avoiding deportation. So sit back, relax, and make sure you've got a valid ID on you. And NSA, if you're listening, we promise we're totally joking. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-no-fly-list/support

The No Fly List The No Fly List

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Welcome to The No Fly List, where comedians Atheer Yacoub and Amamah Sardar talk to America's least favorite minorities about what it's like to be profiled, detained and stereotyped. Each week, we'll talk to brown comedians, artists, writers, and other interesting people about everything from suing Donald Trump to avoiding deportation. So sit back, relax, and make sure you've got a valid ID on you. And NSA, if you're listening, we promise we're totally joking. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-no-fly-list/support

    77 - Ali-Asghar Abedi: Political Prankster

    77 - Ali-Asghar Abedi: Political Prankster

    This week, Atheer (@AtheerYacoub) and Amamah (@Amamah Sardar) are joined by comedian and writer Ali-Asghar Abedi (@AbediAA). We talk about life pre-pandem where Ali-Asghar used to have a talk show at UCB and now started a website for a satirical look at the news. He tells us what it’s like growing up in the UK & the difference in integration of brown people between there and the US. Ali-Asghar is smart, funny, and a cool dad! Follow him for more hilarious content.
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    • 49 min
    76 - Lili Michelle Koohestani: Say My Name

    76 - Lili Michelle Koohestani: Say My Name

    This week, Atheer (@AtheerYacoub) and Amamah (@Amamah Sardar) are joined by comedian Lili Michelle Koohestani (@lilsmichelle). We talk about Lili growing up in Canada and moving to the states, the racism she experienced then and now, and how Lili's dad reacted when he found her raunchy tweets. Lili is so funny and has a great vibe so enjoy this episode! 

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    • 52 min
    75 - Reggie Conquest: Chill AF

    75 - Reggie Conquest: Chill AF

    This week, Atheer (@AtheerYacoub) and Amamah (@Amamah Sardar) are joined by comedian and actor Reggie Conquest (@ReggConquest) seen on TruTV & season 4 of Insecure (@InsecureHBO). We talk about Reggie growing up in Philly, his first interactions with white women in NYC, and our side hustles for comedy. Reggie is a hilarious comedian and chill AF friend. Sit back and relax with this episode!

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    • 45 min
    74 - Oscar Aydin: The Chosen Child

    74 - Oscar Aydin: The Chosen Child

    This week, Amamah (@AmamahSardar) and Atheer (@AtheerYacoub) are joined by the absolutely hilarious comedian and writer, Oscar Aydin (@itsoscaraydin). Oscar tells us about his experience being adopted, reconnecting to his birth family, and some other wild stories. This is an episode you'll want to listen to anytime you're having a bad day! 

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    • 53 min
    73 - Merete Fields: Super Mom

    73 - Merete Fields: Super Mom

    This week, Amamah (@AmamahSardar) and Atheer (@AtheerYacoub) are joined by Amamah's co-worker, friend, and all around badass, Merete Fields (@MereteFields). In addition to being an amazing mom to her own kids, Merete empowers younger black women through her career advice podcast Career Gems. Merete also gave us some great relationship advice and makes some confessions in Keeping Up with the Caucasians!

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    • 54 min
    72- Arti Ishak: Total Knockout

    72- Arti Ishak: Total Knockout

    This week, Atheer (@AtheerYacoub) and Amamah (@AmamahSardar) are joined by Arti Ishak (@artiishak) actress, director, and boxer who talked about creating more opportunities for POC, what its like to be a jack of all trades, and how to navigate interracial relationships. Arti has such warm and calming energy which made the episode even better! Follow us @noflylistpod or drop us a line at noflylistpod@gmail.com. Please consider supporting the show by subscribing to our @Patreaon:patreaon.com/noflylistpod Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Bart Ranger ,

One of the best podcasts ever!

I stumbled across the podcast after watching a stand up sketch by Atheer Yacoub with Dean Obeidallah. I loved it so very much that I wanted to know more about her. She and cohost Leila are funny and very engaging with their guests. As a recent immigrant from Africa - I can relate to the stories of Atheer and Leila. I see myself in their parents and the inevitable conflict that arises from raising children in culture other than that of the parents. There's a constant tension between the values of the mother country vis-a-vis the new, adoptive country. It's always a challenge for such parents to know where to draw the line between these two cultures. In a way, I see my daughter and son in the experiences of the hosts and the guests. Always fun and engaging and educational. I've learned a lot and look forward to the new season

Bananas4sushi ,

Amazinggggg

Atheer and new host Amamah have such a cool dynamic. They’re so real and hit deep topics, and I feel so inspired and happy after each episode.

teamnosleeves ,

Great Show!

Atheer is super funny and this is a great show. Highly recommend!

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