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The RizTest Podcast

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The RizTest Podcast - a monthly (or so) podcast discussing the protrayal of Muslims on Film, TV and the arts. #riztest

15 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

S2 E5: Muslim Representation in Video Games // RizTest Podcast

May 14th, 2020


Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan Kareem! 🕋

We geek out and level up this week with the amazingly talented Osama Dorias and discuss the topic of representation of Muslims in Video Games🕹. 

Osama is Lead Games Designer at …

S2 E4: Muslim Representation in Bollywood with Asim Burney

April 23rd, 2020


It’s been a long time in the making but here we are with our Bollywood special. 

We sit down (in our own homes) with the talented Mr Asim Burney, …

S2 E3: Daniel York Loh // RizTest Podcast

April 14th, 2020


Hey hey Mary J ✊🏽

We’re back after a hiatus working on personal projects (both of us dabbling in a bit of writing on the forthcoming book, I Refuse To Condemn – edited by the talented Asim Qureshi) with a brand new …

S2 E2: On Set with Youssef Kerkour and Shibbir Ahmed // RizTest Podcast

October 31st, 2019


Sup homeslice! ✊🏽
This episode we spend the day on set of Channel 4 comedy/drama Home Season 2 and have a chat with the wonderful Youssef Kerkour …

S2 E1: Iranian Cinema Special with Dr Zahra Khosroshahi // RizTest Podcast

October 11th, 2019


We’re back with Season 2!💥✊🏽

Did you miss us? We’re back with an amazing deep dive into Iranian cinema with the wonderful Dr. Zahra Khosroshahi, …

S1 E10: News Round Up // RizTest Podcast

July 21st, 2019



Sadia and Shaf catch up on what has been going on in the world of representation, what we've been up to in the little break we've had and …

S1 E9: Off Screen Diversity with Nina Bhagwat // RizTest Podcast

June 21st, 2019



We meet with long time supporter and ally of the RizTest, Nina Bhagwat to discuss the nuances and importance of Off Screen Diversity. Nina is an accomplished TV professional having established, commissioned and …

S1 E8: Tez Ilyas // RizTest Podcast

June 9th, 2019


Eid Mubarak! 🌙🎉

We link up with the hilarious Tez Ilyas who is currently living his best life co-starring in the second season of Man Like Mobeen (recommissioned for a third - boom!) and smashing it on all fronts. We …

S1 E7: Professor Evelyn Alsultany // RizTest Podcast

May 23rd, 2019


This Ep is *next* level 💯

We are huge super-fans of our guest, Professor Evelyn Alsultany who is an Associate Professor in the Department of …

S1 E6: Ramy Special with Sahar Jahani // RizTest Podcast

May 9th, 2019


It’s Ramadan 🌙 and this episode is ALL about the hit Hulu show Ramy, devised by and starring Ramy Youssef.

💥Spoiler Alert💥

Shaf and Sadia are …

S1 E5: Eaten By Lions // RizTest Podcast

April 26th, 2019


This episode is sick.

Sadia and Shaf kick off by catching up about holidaying in Bosnia, Aziz Ansari's new live show and the problematic Fatwa …

S1 E4: Sopan Deb - Comedy Special // RizTest Podcast

April 12th, 2019


New episode who dis?

Sadia (@educ_research) and Shaf (@shaftag) are delighted to be joined by the super talented New York Times culture & NBA …

S1 E3: KDrama Special // Dramas Over Flowers x RizTest Collab

March 31st, 2019


It's April and this episode we're all about Korean Dramas (KDrama)

We're so excited to present a collaboration with the KDrama experts - the amazing …

S1 E2: Anime Special // RizTest Podcast

March 19th, 2019


It’s March! Sadia and Shaf kickoff the podcast with a news roundup; New Zealand, CBBC and the Living with the Lams controversy and the latest updates from the RizTest. We’re Joined by Naeem Ibn Farooq (@IFNaeem - we …

S1 E1: Introducing The RizTest // RizTest Podcast

February 13th, 2019


Introducing The RizTest. Founders Shaf (@shaftag) and Sadia (@educ_research) talk through how the project came about, what our goals are and what …

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