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.

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Episode 22: Akbar
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Akbar Ahmed is an academic, poet, former diplomat, and all-around renaissance man. In <em>Tell Them, I Am</em>’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.<br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Misha Euceph. <br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.<br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
Jun 04, 2019
Episode 21: G. Willow
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G. Willow Wilson is a novelist and comic book writer, known for her run on the <em>Ms. Marvel</em> 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by James Kim, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by James Kim. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
Jun 03, 2019
Episode 20: Munazza
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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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Arwen Nicks. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 31, 2019
Episode 19: Layla
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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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Mary Knauf. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 30, 2019
Episode 18: Mercedes
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/mercedesimandiamond/?hl=en">Mercedes Iman Diamond</a> has been participating — and dominating — drag competitions and performances since she was 21. She speaks about how a stage became her safe place. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Mary Knauf.<br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>
May 29, 2019
Episode 17: Omar
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<a href="https://offendum.bandcamp.com/">Omar Offendum</a> 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by James Kim.<br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 28, 2019
Episode 16: Maz
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<a href="https://twitter.com/MazJobrani?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Maz Jobrani</a> 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph.<br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 27, 2019
Episode 15: Emmen
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a> is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for <em>Tell Them</em>). 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Mary Knauf. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 24, 2019
Episode 14: Reem
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Chef Reem Assil owns <a href="https://www.reemscalifornia.com/">Reem’s California</a> 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Arwen Nicks. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 23, 2019
Episode 13: Iqbal
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Television actor <a href="https://twitter.com/iqbaltheba">Iqbal Theba</a> 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Arwen Nicks. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 22, 2019
Episode 12: Salman
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Salman Agah is a legendary skateboarder and owner of <a href="http://www.pizzanista.com/">Pizzanista</a>, 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Mary Knauf. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 21, 2019
Episode 11: Alia
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<a href="https://twitter.com/ShawkatAlia?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Alia Shawkat</a> is known for her role as Maeby Fünke on <em>Arrested Development</em>, 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by James Kim, Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by James Kim and Mary Knauf. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 20, 2019
Episode 10: Ahamed
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<span style="background-color: highlight;">Ahamed Weinberg</span> 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.<br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Mary Knauf, Misha Euceph, Arwen Nicks and James Kim.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 17, 2019
Episode 09: 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.&nbsp; <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by James Kim. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 16, 2019
Episode 08: 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
May 15, 2019
Episode 07: Amirah
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/amirahsackett/">Amirah Sackett</a> is a hip-hop dancer who learned the art of forgiveness from a swarm of bees.<br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Mary Knauf, Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Mary Knauf and James Kim.<br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 14, 2019
Episode 06: Wazina
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<a href="https://twitter.com/wazinazondon">Wazina Zondon</a> is a sex educator and co-founder of the show <em>Coming Out Muslim</em>. She’s been able to understand herself better because of her relationship with one person. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 13, 2019
Episode 05: Reza
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<a href="http://rezaaslan.com/">Reza Aslan</a> is the author of <em>No God But God</em> and <em>Zealot</em>, 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.<br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;
May 10, 2019
Episode 04: Ramy
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Ramy Youssef has his own <a href="https://www.hulu.com/series/ramy-4bcb6c3a-3d9a-4d49-b8e0-57fb7de9c8d6?&amp;cmp=10966&amp;utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=SEM&amp;utm_campaign=CM_SEM_Ramy%20S1&amp;utm_term=+hulu%20+ramy&amp;ds_rl=1251123&amp;ds_rl=1251123&amp;gclid=CjwKCAjwqqrmBRAAEiwAdpDXtFFehsrbIoC1nfuoXtsDxTZOLo9--nEuNaxhZLL9jagrI1x31CHXlBoCKz0QAvD_BwE&amp;gclsrc=aw.ds">show on Hulu</a>, 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">We got you</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
May 09, 2019
Episode 03: 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. <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by James Kim, Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by James Kim and Mary Knauf. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br><a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">Support Tell Them, I Am! </a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 08, 2019
Episode 02: Deana
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Deana Haggag is the CEO of <a href="https://www.unitedstatesartists.org/">United States Artists</a>, 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.<br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by James Kim. <br>Music by David Linard.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">Support Tell Them, I Am</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 07, 2019
Episode 01: Tan
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Tan France is the <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80160037"><em>Queer Eye</em></a> 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.<br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph. <br>Written by Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph. <br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. <br>Sound designed by Mary Knauf and James Kim. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>. <br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. <br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>.<br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>You can get the Tell Them, I Am t-shirt <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">here</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
May 06, 2019
Episode 00: 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.” <br><br>Hosted by Misha Euceph.<br>Written by Misha Euceph.<br>Edited by Arwen Nicks. <br>Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf.<br>Sound designed by Misha Euceph and James Kim. <br>Music by <a href="https://www.davidlinard.com/">David Linard</a>.<br>Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera.<br>Illustration by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emmenjaan/?hl=en">Emmen Ahmed</a>. <br>Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft.<br><br>If you'd like to get your hands on a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt you can do that <a href="https://scprcontribute.publicradio.org/contribute.php?refId=tellthemiam">here</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 03, 2019
Coming Soon: Tell Them, I Am
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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.&nbsp; 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,&nbsp; Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.
Apr 10, 2019