See Something Say Something

  • Episode 11: RAD BROWN DADS

    32:53
    This week, Ahmed talks immigration, work, and movies with two Rad Brown Dads: Jamil Ali, who has worked in the taxi industry since the ‘80s, and Dr. Waheed Akbar, Ahmed’s dad. Plus: Ahmed tries to speak Urdu and it is very bad. Please do not drag him on Twitter. For more adventures with Jamil Ali, follow our search for the best $1 chai in NYC: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ahmedaliakbar/chai-battle Join us for a live taping of See Something Say Something in New York on January 25th! Get your tickets here: http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2017/jan/25/buzzfeeds-see-something-say-something-live/ Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething.
  • Meme Squad

    20:27
    Happy New Year! On this mini episode, Ahmed invites a real-life meme into the studio. You’ve probably seen Daniya Sayed's hilarious photo from prom on your Tumblr or Twitter dashboard. Ahmed talks to Daniya about her rise to virality, how memes can change perceptions of Muslims, and why she’s so SHOOK to be in the studio. Also! We have a live show coming up at The Green Space at WNYC on January 25th! Buy tickets at this link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10134929 Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Daniya at @daniyasaur.
  • Episode 10: Jingle Bells Mubarak

    42:49
    It’s the most hegemonic time of the year and Ahmed wants to complain about it. But Christmas deserves a fair shake too, so he brings Eid Elfs Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Salimah Fatimah Mohamed to explain why they love the holiday season. They play some games, discuss the differences between Christmas and Eid, and talk about Christmas music. Plus: we’re gonna have a liveshow! Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Salimah at @salimahfm, Follow Taz at @@TazzyStar. Get Taz’s Christmas mixtape here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mishthimusic/the-cool-coolies-present-parathas-for-santa-a-mixtape/
  • Episode 9: Zayn

    45:30
    This week Ahmed brings on BuzzFeed news editor Sara Yasin as cohost to talk about Zayn Malik, pop icon. They’re joined by Zayn Malik scholar Fariha Roisin and twitter badass Farwa Zaidi to talk about Zayn’s zolo career, what it means to them to have a brown Muslim sex symbol, and the significance of power couple Zayn and Gigi. Plus, Sara brings Ahmed a special surprise. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Sara at @missyasin, Follow Fariha at @fariharoisin, Follow Farwa at @farwzz
  • Episode 8: Why Are Samosas In Every Single Book?

    50:18
    Youth Lit authors Hena Khan and Sara Farizan talk about writing young Pakistani and Iranian characters, and wonder why every single book set in South Asia includes samosas. Plus, they give Ahmed some writing advice and read from their own work. Hena shares an excerpt from her forthcoming novel "Amina's Voice," and Sara reads from "Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel". Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads Follow Hena at @henakhanbooks Follow Sara at @SaraFarizan Find a list of books recommended by Hena and Sara at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething
  • Episode 7: Wookies Are Muslim

    41:59
    Reza Aslan no longer wants to go on cable news and have to answer questions like "Does Islam promote violence?" Instead, he wants to focus on making a new sitcom for ABC, among other things. Hear why he thinks pop culture and storytelling is the real key to helping change American minds about Muslims. Follow Reza at @rezaaslan. Check out Secret Life of Muslims: https://www.facebook.com/SecretlifeofMuslims/videos/604688596385413/ Our music is by The Kominas. Listen to "Stereotype" and more at kominas.bandcamp.com. Find past episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething
  • Episode 6: College

    37:56
    NYU freshmen Romaissaa Benzizoune and Zainab Babikir talk about what it feels like for them to be visibly Muslim on a college campus right now. Plus, Tabir really wants to know what cool things teens like. Follow Zainab at @freethelioness. Read Romaissaa's writing: "I’m Muslim, but My Roommate Supports Trump": nytimes.com/2016/11/12/opinion/im-muslim-but-my-roommate-supports-trump.html "At the Beach in My Burkini": nytimes.com/2016/08/28/opinion/sunday/at-the-beach-in-my-burkini.html Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow Tabir at @tabir. Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Find past episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething
  • Episode 5: Parents

    47:49
    Stories about the secrets we keep from our parents, featuring comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, and Ahmed's dad, Dr. Waheed Akbar. Plus: a plea for white people to talk to other white people about Trump. Listeners: We want to hear from young people and college students about how it feels to be Muslim right now, in the wake of the election. Send a voice memo to saysomething@buzzfeed.com, or leave a voicemail at (929) 265-2758. Follow Zahra Noorbakhsh at @zahracomedy. She is the host of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. Read "The Birds, the Bees, and My Hole" in the book Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women, and read "Coming Out as Bi When You're Muslim and Married" here: https://bitchmedia.org/article/you-can-be-both-bisexual-and-muslim%E2%80%94im-proof Find more episodes of the show at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething
  • How Michigan Muslims Voted

    17:46
    Michigan just went red for first time since 1988. Ahmed calls up BuzzFeed reporter Talal Ansari, who has been following the organizing efforts of Arab Americans to get out the vote in the Michigan cities of Dearborn and Hamtramck, to reflect on how people voted and why. Plus, Ansari speaks briefly with Abdullah Hammoud, who, at 26, would go on to be elected to Michigan's House of Representatives. Follow Talal at @TalalNAnsari and his reporting at buzzfeed.com/talalansari. Muslim Americans Fearful That “Islamophobia Is A Winning Message”: buzzfeed.com/talalansari/islamophobia-is-a-winning-message Muslims Are Asking What Place They Have In President Trump’s America: buzzfeed.com/talalansari/muslims-are-asking-what-place-they-have-in-president-trumps
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