See Something Say Something

A weekly Society, Culture and Religion podcast featuring Ahmed Ali Akbar
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This week, we wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite podcast partners: Self-Evident: Asian American Stories. They do incredible work showcasing the wide-ranging stories of Asian Americans. And: we've picked up Pakistani mangos together!
Another bonus! We’re sharing with you Ahmed’s story for the PROOF podcast by America’s Test Kitchen. It's a personal essay about growing up a picky eater in a Pakistani family. Subscribe to PROOF and find more info on their show here: https://w
Here's episode 2 of the new podcast, "The Universal Title: Muhammad Ali's Spiritual Journey." Ahmed served as editor and co-writer of the series along with the team at America Abroad Media, PRX, and the Ali Center. Subscribe to hear the rest of
We're hard at work on the new season of SSSS, but in the meantime, we're excited to share episode 1 of the new podcast, "The Universal Title: Muhammad Ali's Spiritual Journey." Ahmed served as editor and co-writer of the series along with the t
In this episode, an important announcement — we’re moving to a seasonal model! And stay tuned for the first 15 minutes of our Patreon bonus zoom call with our guests . So this will be the last episode for a little bit — our next drop of episode
Happy New Year! We’re BACK after a COVID19 hiatus. Our most popular episode every year is our jinn episode. This year, we’re doing an anthology, a JINN OPEN MIC, a JINNTHOLOGY. Our former guests Shamira Ibrahim, Taz Ahmed, Basim Usmani, and Mar
Welcome to part two of…. MUSLIMS ON TV!!!! (now featuring an echo effect, naturally). We’re focusing on a web-series made with an antiracist model from Break the Room, Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, and Powderkeg Media. “East of La Brea” foc
It’s time to talk about…. MUSLIMS ON TV!!! again. We’re joined by the host of the new Netflix science travel show, “Connected,” Latif Nasser. He’s also the Director of Research at Radiolab, so we talk to him about the shift from podcasts to vid
Eid Mubarak! M Train has wrapped (thanks to BRIC!) and we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. In this episode, Ahmed talks to poet to Dalia Elhassan about antiblackness, the meaning of Eid when quarantined in an intergenerational fa
CW: Police Violence Abolitionists protests are sweeping the nation as the COVID19 pandemic continues to ravage Black communities. Black Muslims in all fields are at the forefront during this historical moment. We spoke to Black Muslim Covid Coa
Burying a loved one is never easy. But for Muslims New Yorkers, the price of land, gentrification, and ritual practices complicates an already difficult process. As a result, most Muslims in the 5 boroughs tend to be buried hours away from thei
Corona has thrown M Train (and all of society) for a bit of a loop. So we threw the script out for this episode and called up Dr. Ahmed Hozain, a surgical resident and researcher currently working in NYC, to talk about COVID-19, convincing your
This episode, we head to Brooklyn to eat some Trinidadian food and talk about the dialogue between Black, Desi, Carribbean, and Muslim cultures within the island and its diaspora. We pick up some dhalpuri, buss-up-shot, and doubles and then was
We’re coming to you live! For the second episode of M-Train —the new six-part miniseries from See Something, Say Something and BRIC Radio — we hosted a panel discussion at the BRIC Ballroom centered on Muslims in politics. Our guests for the ni
Welcome aboard the M Train! A new six-part miniseries from See Something, Say Something and BRIC Radio– a Brooklyn-based audio network that amplifies community with podcasts ranging from LGBTQ stories and radio plays to a monthly audiovisual ma
This month, we’re sharing with you  part two Ahmed’s reporting for America’s Test Kitchen where he followed the Pakistani mango trade in the United States. The story first started on SSSS and eventually moved to ATK’s PROOF podcast.  Find more
This month, we’re sharing with you Ahmed’s reporting for America’s Test Kitchen where he followed the Pakistani mango trade in the United States. The story first started on SSSS and eventually moved to ATK’s PROOF podcast.  Find more info on PR
Jack Ryan, Amazon’s TV show based on the Tom Clancy character of the same name, features drone strikes, a Black American “good Muslim” character, and many of the tropes that have been around since Homeland and 24. So Ahmed decided to swallow hi
Happy Halloween! Jinn, those mischievous beings made of smokeless fire, are one of three races featured in the Qur’an (humans and angels being the others). They’re important figures in folklore too and a common indicator of the religion’s adapt
  You know that catchy jingle that starts our show? That’s by The Kominas, a punk band that’s been influential in South Asian and Muslim scenes. One of the guitarists, Shahjehan Khan, is a longtime friend of the show who has been open about his
Over the past few years, China has increased its internment and surveillance of the Uyghur people for expressing their culture and Muslim religion. This has spread to the diaspora, where the community lives in fear of retaliation for family mem
The July 30th and 31st Democratic debates had 20 (TWENTY!) candidates on stage. So, what do Muslim folks working in PR think about how the candidates fared? We invited on Firdaus Arastu, political consultant and activist, to discuss her work, h
Ahmed talks to Ramy Youssef, the writer and creator behind the Hulu show “Ramy” and the HBO Comedy Special “Feelings.” They discuss representation, future Muslim TV shows they hope to see, and why it’s important to resist being “the first.”   D
Journalist Hussein Kesvani’s new book, “Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims” covers the many ways British Muslims use the internet. So Ahmed invites Hussein on for a cross-Atlantic conversation on growing up online. They talk a
Ramadan and Eid zoomed by and in the meantime, Ahmed watched the new live-action Guy Ritchie Aladdin movie… and turns out kind of enjoyed it?  Controversial, yes, but you have to speak your truth. So we’re joined this week by Nida Abbasi and Ma
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