Civil War and Beginnings of Sunni & Shia

Civil War and Beginnings of Sunni & Shia

Picking up from the death Umar, this podcast explores the evolution of the divisive caliphate of Uthman and the rise of a more dynastic imperial structure. We discuss beginnings of sectarianism ...

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Otherkin, Han Solo, Philando Castille & Nabra

Otherkin, Han Solo, Philando Castille & Nabra

We start our podcast off with a new segment called Tumblr Ethnographies. Vy decided to go down the rabbit hole that is tumblr and explore the world of “otherkin.” We discuss the ...

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The First Muslims & First Caliphs

The First Muslims & First Caliphs

With the death of Muhammad the nascent religious community faces its first major upheaval. In this podcast we explore how the community of believers fractured and how the question of leadership ...

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Adam West, Superhero Role Models, & Black Panther

Adam West, Superhero Role Models, & Black Panther

In honor of one of our favorite Batmen, we talk about the passing of Adam West and the impact he had on the series. We discuss the evolution of the Batman series and his influence in the nerd ...

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Muhammad and the Believers

Muhammad and the Believers

Unlike other religious figures of the ancient world, Muhammad is born in the full light of history. While there is little doubt he existed, what is known about his life is shrouded by time. This ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, and Feminist Icon

Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, and Feminist Icon

After being behind for a while, we finally catch up on our favorite nerd movies. Vy gives us a review of Guardians of the Galaxy and we discuss the success of the series in comparison to other ...

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Red Sea Wars & Pre-Islamic Arabia

Red Sea Wars & Pre-Islamic Arabia

To understand the rise of Islam, you have to first understand its historical context. In the first official episode of Head On History, Ali talks about the international wars on the eve of Islam ...

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Exiting news! New Podcast: Head On History

Exiting news! New Podcast: Head On History

Exciting news from the Currently Nerdy team! We’ve launched a new podcast, Head On History hosted by Ali A. Olomi. For all the history nerds out there, this podcast is a must. Subscribe to ...

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Intro: Head On History

Intro: Head On History

Welcome to a new podcast presented by Currently Nerdy and hosted by Ali A. Olomi. Head On History will consist of multiple seasons with ten episodes each covering a wide range of historical ...

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The New Racists

The New Racists

A rash of new cellphone videos have emerged revealing racist in their natural habitats. From a man berating someone for speaking Spanish, to a woman in cellphone store using racial epithets ...

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Master of None and Generational Changes

Master of None and Generational Changes

We start the podcast with our usual banter and teasing before talking about Aziz Ansari’s Master of None. We talk a bit about brown comedy and which brown comedians are accepted and which ...

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Cultural Appropriation and Cinco De Mayo

Cultural Appropriation and Cinco De Mayo

Fresh from a trip to our capital, Diz and Ali regale us with tales of the Afghan American Conference and Diz’s secret act of heroism at the embassy. Our discussion of DC leads us to talking ...

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Childhood Grudges & Great Scandals

Childhood Grudges & Great Scandals

In our latest podcast we spend the beginning reminiscing about our childhood, specifically about childhood grudges. We talk about the people we hated and why we hated them. We reflect on ...

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The Last Jedi, Flip the 6th, & Afghanistan

The Last Jedi, Flip the 6th, & Afghanistan

Today’s powerhouse episode covers a wide breadth of topics. We start with a discussion of the special elections in Georgia’s 6th district. We predict what this means for politics in ...

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Thor Ragnarok & Death

Thor Ragnarok & Death

Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer is out and we couldn’t be more excited. In our latest podcast we break down the trailer and take a closer look at what it reveals. We surmise that it likely ...

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Pepsi & Advertisement

Pepsi & Advertisement

Hey kids, all you need is Pepsi. In our latest episode we take a look at the latest Pepsi ad and the backlash it spawned. We talk about the new trend among corporations in co-opting social ...

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Trailers, Death Note, & Anime Culture

Trailers, Death Note, & Anime Culture

A whole new rash of trailers have been released. We talk about the new Spiderman movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Justice League, and the Transformers: The Last Knight. We talk about what we are ...

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Surveillance, Spying, & Espionage

Surveillance, Spying, & Espionage

Building off our last episode we dive deeper into the history of espionage. We talk about how spying has developed over the years and the relationship with the state. We talk about intelligence ...

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School Madness, Microwave Cameras, & Conspiracy Theories

School Madness, Microwave Cameras, & Conspiracy Theories

We start this episode off with a bit of reminiscing about our school years, talking about the various mischief that we got into in the past; From Vy’s sordid past, to Ali’s ...

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Logan and Gamer Subculture

Logan and Gamer Subculture

Old Man Logan is a hit. We start our episode with a quick review of Logan and what we thought made the movie stand out. As avid fans of the X-Men we were excited about the film and it did not let ...

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