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Tell Them, I Am

KPCC | Southern California Public Radio

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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, ...Show More
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Episode 22: Akbar

19:53 | Jun 4th

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 Euc...Show More
Episode 21: G. Willow

19:33 | Jun 3rd

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 ...Show More
Episode 20: Munazza

16:47 | May 31st

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 ...Show More
Episode 19: Layla

13:09 | May 30th

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 Euc...Show More
Episode 18: Mercedes

16:40 | May 29th

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...Show More
Episode 17: Omar

14:55 | May 28th

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 E...Show More
Episode 16: Maz

17:53 | May 27th

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. Produc...Show More
Episode 15: Emmen

19:33 | May 24th

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...Show More
Episode 14: Reem

14:23 | May 23rd

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 stati...Show More
Episode 13: Iqbal

16:42 | May 22nd

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 ...Show More
Episode 12: Salman

15:39 | May 21st

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 Euce...Show More
Episode 11: Alia

16:39 | May 20th

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 ...Show More
Episode 10: Ahamed

14:59 | May 17th

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 Eucep...Show More
Episode 09: Sahar

16:23 | May 16th

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 ...Show More
Episode 08: Ryan

16:53 | May 15th

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...Show More
Episode 07: Amirah

11:15 | May 14th

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 Mar...Show More
Episode 06: Wazina

17:11 | May 13th

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 Nic...Show More
Episode 05: Reza

16:57 | May 10th

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 Mis...Show More
Episode 04: Ramy

13:56 | May 9th

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...Show More
Episode 03: Najma

19:50 | May 8th

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...Show More
Episode 02: Deana

13:49 | May 7th

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 Euce...Show More
Episode 01: Tan

16:03 | May 6th

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...Show More
Episode 00: Misha

05:53 | May 3rd

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.E...Show More
Coming Soon: Tell Them, I Am

02:22 | Apr 10th

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,...Show More