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Remade in America with Bassem Youssef

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Join Bassem Youssef, formerly an Egyptian satirical talk show host often called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt" who recently arrived in the United States, as he explores being an outsider in America figuring out what it means to belong.

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Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer and activist who has worked at The Onion and The Daily Show. He is the author of "How to Be Black," a satirical guide to better understanding issues around race. Baratunde talks with Bassem about being Black in America, the different stories that Americans tell themselves about their country, and how he has been able to tell his own story, on his terms. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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Preet Bharara is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which made him one of the most powerful lawyers in America. Preet was the first Indian-American ever appointed U.S. Attorney in that district. After being fired from that job by President Trump, Preet began hosting a podcast, “Stay Tuned with Preet,” on which he explores issues of justice and fairness with his guests. Preet is also a CNN commentator, teaches at NYU Law School, and is almost done with his first book. Preet talks with Bassem about growing up in two cultures, prosecuting criminals and hosting a podcast, among many other topics. At the end of the episode, Bassem and Preet answer listener voicemails together. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor, and immigrant from Iran. He talks with Bassem about becoming an entertainer over his parents' protests, dealing with typecasting in Hollywood, and raising his own children. Do you have a question for Bassem? Tweet them at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave Bassem a voicemail.

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Sheila Nevins was the longtime President of HBO Documentary films. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Sheila has also won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person. Sheila talks to Bassem about being an outsider both in her childhood and also as a woman in Hollywood. They discuss Sheila's philosophy of storytelling and her favorite documentary. And, Sheila asks Bassem a few questions, too. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail. Go to sunbasket.com/remade today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

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Jason Ross is a comedian and writer best known for his work on “The Daily Show” and “The President Show.” Kendrick Sampson is a comedian and actor who has been on shows like “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Flash.” Guy Branum is a comedian, actor, writer and producer best known for “Talk Show The Game Show” and “Chelsea Lately.” Bassem and his guests talk about whether certain jokes are funny or tasteless, what counts as hate speech and how to deal with it, and the effect of President Trump on comedians in America. There is also some discussion of Bassem’s beautiful blue eyes. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail. Go to SUN BASKET dot com slash REMADE today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

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Kiran Deol is a filmmaker, comedian and actor. She tours regularly as a stand-up comedian and has appeared on TV shows like “Modern Family” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Kiran is currently working on “Arranged,” a half-hour comedy pilot on which she plays one of the leads. Kiran has produced films including “Woman Rebel,” which was shortlisted for an Oscar, and “American Haze,” which she made for Sundance. Kiran talks with Bassem about immigrant patriotism, filmmaking, and her experiences as a South Asian woman in Hollywood. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail. Go to sunbasket.com/remade today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

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Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist, professor, and self-help guru. He has become a controversial new voice of the conservative movement. Jordan recently published a book called "12 Rules for Life" and hosts "The Jordan B Peterson Podcast." Jordan talked with Bassem about the origins of his ideology, identity politics, transgender pronouns, Ukrainian farmers, and white privilege. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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Cameron Esposito is a comedian, actor and writer. She hosts a weekly standup show, "Put Your Hands Together," at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She and her wife, Rhea Butcher, co-starred in critically acclaimed television series "Take My Wife." Cameron has been named a Comic to Watch by The New York Times, Variety, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Cameron talks with Bassem about figuring out she was gay, leading with her queer identity, being married to another comic, and how she hopes to help those who come next. Cameron also asks Bassem a few questions about dancing in Egypt. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and Executive Producer of NPR's "Latino USA," the longest-running Latino-focused program on public media. She also hosts "In The Thick," Futuro Media Group's political podcast. Over the past three decades, Maria has reported for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN and NPR, and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award. Maria talks with Bassem about embracing two cultures in her childhood as an immigrant from Mexico, being the first Latina at NPR, and what she's done to further the diversification of journalism in America. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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Join Bassem Youssef as he explores being an outsider in America by talking to people like actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, activist and comedian Baratunde Thurston, and journalist Maria Hinojosa.

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Join Bassem Youssef, formerly an Egyptian satirical talk show host often called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt" who recently arrived in the United States, as he explores being an outsider in America and figuring out what it means to belong.

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