Tell Them, I Am

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Brittany
 Jun 10, 2019
Loving this podcast! So many funny, warm, heartfelt stories.

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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.


Episode Date
Akbar
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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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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Jun 04, 2019
G. Willow
1083
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by James Kim, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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Jun 03, 2019
Munazza
1008
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 31, 2019
Layla
729
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you
May 30, 2019
Mercedes
1015
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you

May 29, 2019
Omar
866
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 28, 2019
Maz
1071
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 27, 2019
Emmen
1084
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you
May 24, 2019
Reem
773
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 23, 2019
Iqbal
1017
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.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 22, 2019
Salman
910
Salman Agah is a legendary skateboarder and owner of Pizzanista, a popular L.A. pizza joint. But back when he was a teen in San Jose, he had no reference for what his future might look like or where his ambitions were taking him.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 21, 2019
Alia
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Alia Shawkat is known for her role as Maeby Fünke on Arrested Development, and in between shoots, she loved smoking weed and pushing her dad’s buttons. One trip to Jordan changed that and helped her realize who her father was in the world.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by James Kim, Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by James Kim and Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 20, 2019
Ahamed
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Ahamed Weinberg is a comedian with a series on Comedy Central. Once he hit school age, he started realizing that his parents’ values weren’t the same as his peers’. As a result, deciding his own beliefs proved, well, complicated.
Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf, Misha Euceph, Arwen Nicks and James Kim.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 17, 2019
Sahar
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Sahar Jahani is a TV writer whose relationship to her heritage changed during one agonizing road trip in a Paykan through the Iranian countryside. 

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you
May 16, 2019
Ryan
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Ryan Harris is an NFL Super Bowl champion who, in one moment, was forced to redefine what it meant for him to be a man in a culture of toxic masculinity.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 15, 2019
Amirah
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Amirah Sackett is a hip-hop dancer who learned the art of forgiveness from a swarm of bees.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf, Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Mary Knauf and James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 14, 2019
Wazina
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Wazina Zondon is a sex educator and co-founder of the show Coming Out Muslim. She’s been able to understand herself better because of her relationship with one person.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you
May 13, 2019
Reza
971
Reza Aslan is the author of No God But God and Zealot, as well as a known TV personality. His political education and distrust of authority began with a game of chess when he was just 7 years old.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 10, 2019
Ramy
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Ramy Youssef has his own show on Hulu, but it wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been for one single moment brushing his teeth when he was 19 — and half his face went totally numb.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 09, 2019
Najma
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Najma Sharif is a writer with bylines in Vice, Teen Vogue, and Broadly — but as a teenager, she was just Najmalicious1000, a player trying to get with as many boys as possible and creating a whole romantic life on the internet.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by James Kim, Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by James Kim and Mary Knauf.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

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May 08, 2019
Deana
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Deana Haggag is the CEO of United States Artists, but her parents still think she’s an interior designer. One moment in college stopped her from ever trying to explain her world to them again.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.
Support Tell Them, I Am






May 07, 2019
Tan
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Tan France is the Queer Eye fashion guru to whom people would pay good money to get advice. His love for giving advice traces back to one hot afternoon watching his siblings play Game Boy.

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.
Sound designed by Mary Knauf and James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed.
Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

You can get the Tell Them, I Am t-shirt here


May 06, 2019
Misha
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Misha Euceph heard Maz Jobrani’s stand-up comedy when she was 12 years old. One line stuck with her so much that it’s the reason she’s making this show today: “I want to show a Muslim baking a cookie.”

Hosted by Misha Euceph.
Written by Misha Euceph.
Edited by Arwen Nicks.
Produced by Misha Euceph.
Sound designed by Misha Euceph and James Kim.
Music by David Linard.
Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.
Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.

If you'd like to get your hands on a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt you can do that here



May 03, 2019
Trailer
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Tell Them, I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The voices are all Muslim. The stories are universal.  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.
Apr 10, 2019