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The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem

12 EpisodesProduced by Ayesha AleemWebsite

Welcome to The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem - a podcast that celebrates all kinds of knowledge. "Ilm" is an Arabic and Urdu word that means knowledge. The more we know, the more we learn about people, places, issues, we’re richer for it. Because the more information we have, we’re less fearful of what’s di… read more

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Bonus Episode - End of Season 1

April 1st, 2019


Ayesha Aleem speaks to The Ilm's audio editor, Sharad Joshi, about Season 1 - just a fun chat about learnings, challenges and favourite parts. 

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Episode 10 - A cool woman doing a cool thing in the world - SEASON FINALE of Season 1

March 8th, 2019


For the final episode of Season 1, Ayesha Aleem spoke to Kim of The Picha Project based in Malaysia, an organisation that helps refugee families rebuild their lives by supporting them to build sustainable food business. …

Episode 9 - Women and the law

March 7th, 2019


If there's anything more frustrating than figuring out how to file taxes, it's probably managing legal formalities. Even at the best times, the law …

Episode 8 - Women and their minds

February 23rd, 2019


On the previous episode, we talked about women and their bodies. This time, we're talking about women and their minds - because mental health isn't talked about nearly enough. Therapist Aakriti Joanna is using Instagram …

Episode 7 - Women and their bodies

February 16th, 2019


An entire book can written about it. And maybe followed by an entire series. How women feel about their bodies has had us thinking about the topic …

Episode 6 - Women and personal safety

February 9th, 2019


There isn't a single woman who hasn't at some point in her life felt physically threatened either because of how someone looked at her, by what someone did to her or what they said to her. Every woman recognises those …

Episode 5 - Women and hate

February 2nd, 2019


There are plenty of theories about why hate is directed at women, at their bodies, at their choices and minds - for control, for cultural and social …

Episode 4 - Women and love

January 26th, 2019


It's on all our minds, often always on our mind. And yet it doesn't seem like we're any closer to figuring it out. It's complicated and not, simple and not. Why does it seem like we're always at a loss for words when it …

Episode 3 - Women and the media

January 19th, 2019


Women and the media, women in the media. How does mainstream media affect women? How does access to certain kinds of information influence their decisions? And who are some of the women shaping media organisations …

Episode 2 - Women and work

January 12th, 2019


As women's careers get longer and more complex, we could all use a little help to be our best professional selves. Hena Mehta, CEO of Basis and Divya …

Episode 1 - Motherhood

January 5th, 2019


We all have a "mom" story. Maybe you love her to pieces but she still finds a way to drive you nuts. Or maybe the relationship is more complicated than that. It's such a tricky, interesting thing - motherhood. Ayesha …

The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem - an introduction

January 5th, 2019


Ayesha Aleem, an independent journalist, talks to women about motherhood, money, the media and so much more. Welcome to the first season of The Ilm with Ayesha Aleem. 

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