Weinstein, #MeToo, Black Panther & Ta Nehisi Coates

Weinstein, #MeToo, Black Panther & Ta Nehisi Coates

In a heavy Hollywood and media episode we tackle the difficult topic of sexual assault *trigger warning* in the recent Weinstein scandal. We discuss the details of the case and the reality that ...

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Technology Fail, NFL, & Star Wars

Technology Fail, NFL, & Star Wars

Ali has done the unthinkable and updated his software on his iPhone. We start this episode off with his rants and raves against technology as he’s dragged kicking and screaming into the ...

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Twitter, Las Vegas, & the Gifted vs Lucifer

Twitter, Las Vegas, & the Gifted vs Lucifer

After a short break we are back to our usual antics as we discuss the latest news from twitter and their increased word count. We analyze the problems with the platform and discuss the real ...

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Emmy’s, Identity Politics, & Young Justice

Emmy’s, Identity Politics, & Young Justice

In a heavy media-oriented episode we discuss the Emmy’s with the appearance of Sean Spicer. We discuss how establishment and institutional inclination is to always normalized. We talk about ...

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9/11 and Rohingya

9/11 and Rohingya

In this episode we put on our political nerd hats and dive into some serious conversation, but first start off with our usual banter which involves a debate about whether you can claim to have ...

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North Korea, DACA, & Harry Potter

North Korea, DACA, & Harry Potter

The world is about to end again so we discuss what got us into this predicament. We talk about the tension with North Korea and its latest hydrogen bomb test. This leads us to talking about the ...

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McGregor & Mayweather, Deathnote, & Game of Thrones Finale

McGregor & Mayweather, Deathnote, & Game of Thrones Finale

We start this podcast with a quick report on the McGregor-Mayweather match which leads to a deep rant about combat sports and spectator sports in general. Vy and Ali tease Diz about his ...

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Phoenix, Laguna Beach, & Beyond the Wall

Phoenix, Laguna Beach, & Beyond the Wall

This episode ends up being a random city tour as we talk about the events of Charlottesville leading up to Trump’s speech in Phoenix, Arizona. We break down the political speech, it’s ...

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Special: Charlottesville, Race, and Nazi America

Special: Charlottesville, Race, and Nazi America

In this Head On History Special we move away from our season outline and discuss the current events of Charlottesville, Virgina. We use history to help explain how we got to this moment with ...

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Taylor Swift, Inhumans, & Charlottesville

Taylor Swift, Inhumans, & Charlottesville

In this episode we cover the Taylor Swift trial, her responses, and the reaction from the internet, before going on to nerd news and discussing Marvel’s endeavors into TV world. We talk ...

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Wahhabism, Modernism, & Political Islam

Wahhabism, Modernism, & Political Islam

In our final episode of the season we talk about how Islam is shaped by the decline of the gunpowder empires and the coming of European colonialism. We talk about the rise of Wahhabism and its ...

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Fidget Spinner, Nuclear War, and Game of Thrones

Fidget Spinner, Nuclear War, and Game of Thrones

We start this episode with a quick review of the weekend’s events. From our former co-host, Mustafa’s wedding to the Summer Leadership Initiative with ADEP. Vy gives us an interesting ...

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The Mughals and Indo-Persian Islam

The Mughals and Indo-Persian Islam

In our penultimate episode we discuss the Indo-Persian world and the establishment of the Mughal Dynasty. We talk about the particular expression of Islam that flourishes in South Asia and how it ...

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Lizard People, Scaramucci, & Politicon

Lizard People, Scaramucci, & Politicon

Time to dig deep in our political podcast. We start with a discussion of a conspiracy theories in light of Bo Dalls on Talk is Jericho. We talk about hollow earth, lizard people, the Illuminati, ...

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Popular Sufism, Ottomans, and Safavids

Popular Sufism, Ottomans, and Safavids

In this episode we explore how Muslims experience the fall of the Caliphate and how in turn Islam is shaped by the historical circumstances. Building upon the scholarly Islam developed by the ...

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Comic Con, Game of Thrones, HBO’s Confederate

Comic Con, Game of Thrones, HBO’s Confederate

We start the podcast with a quick recap of the recent political developments from the tension between Donald Trump and Jeff Session to the resignation of Sean Spicer. We discuss Vy’s ...

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Crusades, Jihad, & End of the Caliphate

Crusades, Jihad, & End of the Caliphate

This episode focuses on the way Islam was shaped by the experience of the crusades. We talk about the historical development of the concept of “jihad” and how it was defined over ...

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Game of Thrones, D23, & Movies: Fact vs Fiction

Game of Thrones, D23, & Movies: Fact vs Fiction

In this week’s podcast we begin with some nerd news from D23. We talk about the upcoming movies like Wrinkle in Time, Marry Poppins, Aladdin, Lion King and all the latest developments from ...

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Shariah, Orthodoxy, & Cultural Islam

Shariah, Orthodoxy, & Cultural Islam

Like all religions, Islam took several hundred years to develop its orthodoxy. This episode is dedicated to the history behind how sharia and orthodoxy developed in Islam. We discuss the ...

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Cheating, Hollywood vs Bollywood, SpiderMan, & Casting

Cheating, Hollywood vs Bollywood, SpiderMan, & Casting

In a heavy movie oriented episode we start with a discussion on romantic comedies and the difference between Hollywood and Bollywood when it comes to depictions of love. We talk about how they ...

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