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Muslim in Plain Sight

15 EpisodesProduced by Anisa Khalifa and Khadija KhalilWebsite

Twenty years after 9/11, producers and hosts Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil explore what it meant to come of age in that moment. With a lineup of amazing guests who, like us, grew up Muslim in the shadow of 9/11, we’ll dig into how that changed the trajectories of our lives, and how the experience… read more

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Lost and found at Guantánamo with Mansoor Adayfi

April 14th, 2022

1:53:05

Mansoor Adayfi is a former Guantánamo detainee, coordinator of CAGE’s Guantánamo Project, and author. In his unforgettable, haunting memoir, Don’t Forget Us Here, he recounts his 14 years of detention, torture, …

A little less fearful, a little more fierce with The Qarawiyyin Project

March 13th, 2022

1:15:28

The Qarawiyyin Project is a global initiative aimed at reviving Islamic discourse among Muslim women. Through their work, they analyse contemporary challenges through an Islamic lens. We talk to Aisha and Sarah of TQP, …

Bonus: ISIS with Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb

February 21st, 2022

28:18

This week we bring you a bonus episode from Me and My Muslim Friends, a podcast about Muslim identity and experiences hosted by our friend Yasmin Bendaas, and partially produced this season by Anisa at WUNC.

In this …

Do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way with Chaplain Joshua Salaam

February 7th, 2022

1:36:32

Joshua Salaam is the Muslim Chaplain at Duke University and a member of iconic musical group Native Deen. He has a Doctorate of Ministry from Hartford Seminary and has mentored youth throughout his career. He talked to …

Fake personas and real surveillance with Johana Bhuiyan

January 25th, 2022

1:08:20

Johana Bhuiyan is a senior tech reporter and editor at The Guardian. A born and raised New Yorker now residing in San Francisco, she's been a journalist since 2013, and has previously worked at the Los Angeles Times, …

Every little thing can create a change with Senator Mehreen Faruqi

January 3rd, 2022

1:17:03

Dr. Mehreen Faruqi is the Greens Senator for New South Wales in the Australian Parliament and the first Muslim woman to hold public office in the …

At armslength, under a miscroscope with Dr. Khadijah Elshayyal

December 20th, 2021

1:18:16

Dr. Khadijah Elshayyal, Associate Fellow at the Alwaleed Centre (University of Edinburgh) and specialist in contemporary British Muslim history, joins us this episode to trace the changing relationship of British …

Making space for the discourse of justice with Dr. Jasmine Gani [Part 2]

December 6th, 2021

1:02:03

Dr. Jasmine Gani, a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, sits down with us for a deeply moving conversation about her journey through the academy, as a student and a teacher, as …

Putting the humanity into history with Dr. Jasmine Gani [Part 1]

November 22nd, 2021

1:11:30

Dr. Jasmine Gani, a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, sits down with us for a deeply moving conversation about her journey through the academy, as a student and a teacher, as …

A brief history of American Islamophobia post-9/11 with Anisa Khalifa

November 1st, 2021

59:43

Anisa presents a brief oral history of Islamophobia in the US in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. We often reference "what Muslims went through" but …

You need to have breakdowns to have breakthroughs with Dr Mona Masood

October 18th, 2021

1:15:08

Dr Mona Masood is a psychiatrist and founder of the Physician Support Line. She talks to us about the emotional fallout of our post-9/11 lives and the power of going small, whether western psychiatry has the answers for …

Good is not a thing you are, it’s a thing you do with G. Willow Wilson

October 4th, 2021

53:55

G. Willow Wilson, author and co-creator of Ms. Marvel, joins us to talk navigating Muslim identity over the last twenty years, as some things have changed and others have stayed the same. We cover how her journey to …

How the Patriot Act stole our civil rights with Zahra Billoo

September 20th, 2021

1:07:38

Zahra Billoo is a civil rights lawyer, activist and Executive Director of CAIR-SFBA, where she leads a team dedicated to the empowerment of American Muslims through legal services, legislative advocacy, and community …

Into the Terrorverse

September 11th, 2021

53:51

In this first episode, we relive that terrifying day twenty years ago, and discuss why we’re doing this oral history/sociology project/group therapy …

Introducing: Muslim in Plain Sight

September 7th, 2021

1:25

Coming September 11: Twenty years after 9/11, producers and hosts Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil explore what it meant to come of age when we did. With a lineup of amazing guests who, like us, grew up Muslim in the …

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