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 many women face in male-dominated societies. As ...

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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 21st century. This leads us to talk about the recent ...

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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 the cozy relationship between media and politics, ...

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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 visited a state if you had a layover in it’s ...

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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 major political news, the Trump administration ...

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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 obsession. We turn to the release of Deathnote and why it ...

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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 implications, and also discuss the so-called new ...

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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 about Inhumans and some of the struggles with the ...

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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 history of the fidget spinner and the controversy ...

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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, and why people believe in conspiracy theories. We ...

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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 different ideas behind otherkin, the origins, its ...

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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 about the recent local controversy with a bar, ...

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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 Vy’s preoccupation with revenge. This leads us to a ...

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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 2018. Next we talk about the new Star Wars trailer, ...

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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 gathering and how it has becoming something ...

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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 instigating insurrections, to Diz’s fights with other ...

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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 us down. This leads us to do a quick summary of ...

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Revolution & Protest

Revolution & Protest

To get us started we listen to Ali’s elitist rant on education before discussing successful protests. We talk about protests throughout the years and which have been successful from personal experience and that we’ve been taught. Vy ...

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Dystopian Society

Dystopian Society

Given how crazy the world has been, we thought a discussion on the genre of dystopian societies was ideal. We talk about how the genre emerged, its roots in the 20th century, and the effect it has had on pop culture. We discuss different ...

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Executive Order and Protest

Executive Order and Protest

Over the weekend Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders and immediately faced backlash. We break down the orders and what they hoped to achieve. Then we discuss the immediate response to them. We talk about the spontaneous mass ...

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