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Tell Them, I Am

KPCC | Southern California Public Radio

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Tell Them, I Am

Tell Them, I Am

KPCC | Southern California Public Radio

50
Followers
115
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Tell Them, I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim. With a new episode every weekday this Ramadan, host Misha Euceph opens a window into the lives of Tan France, Alia Shawkat, Ramy Youssef, Reza Aslan, Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.

Latest Episodes

Akbar

Akbar Ahmed is an academic, poet, former diplomat, and all-around renaissance man. In Tell Them, I Am’s final story of the season, Ahmed recounts how a single train ride when he was 4 years old changed his life’s direction forever.

19 MIN2019 JUN 4
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19 MIN2019 JUN 3
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Munazza

Munazza Alam is a Harvard-educated astrophysicist. When she was in college, her dad’s complicated liver replacement opened her eyes to how the universe can feel so full and so empty at the same time.

16 MIN2019 MAY 31
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Layla

Layla Shaikley is a tech entrepreneur and Instagram influencer. When she was young, she discovered two things. One: that how you dress holds more meaning than you think. And two: that you can definitely use this to your advantage.

13 MIN2019 MAY 30
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Mercedes

Mercedes Iman Diamond has been participating — and dominating — drag competitions and performances since she was 21. She speaks about how a stage became her safe place.

16 MIN2019 MAY 29
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Mercedes

Omar

Omar Offendum is a rapper and poet. When he was 15 years old, his affinity for Arabic poetry came to life while reciting a piece during Nizar Qabbani’s memorial at Georgetown University in 1998.

14 MIN2019 MAY 28
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Omar

Maz

Maz Jobrani is, and apparently has always been, a comedian and actor. As a kid, he was a natural performer, but had a habit of stifling that part of himself.

17 MIN2019 MAY 27
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Maz

Emmen

Emmen Ahmed is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for Tell Them). Her grandfather had a huge influence on her, and when he passed away a few years ago, she struggled to maneuver through life without him.

19 MIN2019 MAY 24
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Emmen

Reem

Chef Reem Assil owns Reem’s California and Dyafa, two popular middle eastern eateries in Oakland, California. But growing up, she had a knack for filmmaking, and at 12 years old she premiered her first (and only) film on her local public access station.

14 MIN2019 MAY 23
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Reem

Iqbal

Television actor Iqbal Theba gives us an inside look on a career that many in the entertainment industry know well — service. And this probably won’t come as a surprise, but he was really good at it.

16 MIN2019 MAY 22
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Latest Episodes

Akbar

Akbar Ahmed is an academic, poet, former diplomat, and all-around renaissance man. In Tell Them, I Am’s final story of the season, Ahmed recounts how a single train ride when he was 4 years old changed his life’s direction forever.

19 MIN2019 JUN 4
Comments
Akbar

G. Willow

G. Willow Wilson is a novelist and comic book writer, known for her run on the Ms. Marvel series. When 9/11 happened, the world seemed chaotic to say the least — but Willow found that sometimes all you need is a little Neil Gaiman to put you back on track.

19 MIN2019 JUN 3
Comments
G. Willow

Munazza

Munazza Alam is a Harvard-educated astrophysicist. When she was in college, her dad’s complicated liver replacement opened her eyes to how the universe can feel so full and so empty at the same time.

16 MIN2019 MAY 31
Comments
Munazza

Layla

Layla Shaikley is a tech entrepreneur and Instagram influencer. When she was young, she discovered two things. One: that how you dress holds more meaning than you think. And two: that you can definitely use this to your advantage.

13 MIN2019 MAY 30
Comments
Layla

Mercedes

Mercedes Iman Diamond has been participating — and dominating — drag competitions and performances since she was 21. She speaks about how a stage became her safe place.

16 MIN2019 MAY 29
Comments
Mercedes

Omar

Omar Offendum is a rapper and poet. When he was 15 years old, his affinity for Arabic poetry came to life while reciting a piece during Nizar Qabbani’s memorial at Georgetown University in 1998.

14 MIN2019 MAY 28
Comments
Omar

Maz

Maz Jobrani is, and apparently has always been, a comedian and actor. As a kid, he was a natural performer, but had a habit of stifling that part of himself.

17 MIN2019 MAY 27
Comments
Maz

Emmen

Emmen Ahmed is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for Tell Them). Her grandfather had a huge influence on her, and when he passed away a few years ago, she struggled to maneuver through life without him.

19 MIN2019 MAY 24
Comments
Emmen

Reem

Chef Reem Assil owns Reem’s California and Dyafa, two popular middle eastern eateries in Oakland, California. But growing up, she had a knack for filmmaking, and at 12 years old she premiered her first (and only) film on her local public access station.

14 MIN2019 MAY 23
Comments
Reem

Iqbal

Television actor Iqbal Theba gives us an inside look on a career that many in the entertainment industry know well — service. And this probably won’t come as a surprise, but he was really good at it.

16 MIN2019 MAY 22
Comments
Iqbal
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