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The Fourth Podcast
52 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Episode 23: Eyad Al-kobri on American Mosques and Communities
Immigration to the United States from Muslim-majority regions began in earnest one or two generations ago. Join us and Shaykh Eyad Al-kobri as we talk about the challenges mosques in America face, and the colonized mentality Muslim communities continue to exhibit.
47 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode 22: Muslim Representation in the Western Mainstream
Should we have seen hijabis at the Met Gala? How important is it for Muslims to be represented in mainstream Western media? Can an immoral system be fixed with more diversity? We discuss this and more in this episode.
54 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Episode 21: Ustadh Isa on Imperialism's Islamic Implications
The War in Afghanistan has finally ended after 19 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Join us and Ustadh Isa in breaking down the impact of imperialism on the daily lives of Muslims, and in sharing our thoughts on anti-imperialist efforts within the Muslim community.
52 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Episode 20: Abuse Allegations in Our Community
With the FACE report out on Fatih Seferagic, a new era of dealing of abuse allegations has dawned for the minority Muslim community. We talk about the ramifications of the report, as well as how we can mitigate abuse in our communities as insignificant individuals.
44 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Trillion Dollar Problem: EP.4 | Haleh Banani on Campus Life
Trillion Dollar Problem is our conversation on the issues surrounding campus life. In episode four, we interview Haleh Banani and have a conversation with her about student debt, cultural expectations, and mental wellbeing while in university.
62 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Chronic: EP.4 | Ustadh Isa on Islam and Drugs
In Chronic, we talk about drugs. In this interview with Ustadh Isa ibn Matta, we unfold how Islam treats drugs—its users, dealers, and societal consequences.
29 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Chronic: EP.3 | Wellness: Alcohol vs. Marijuana
In Chronic, we talk about drugs. In episode three, we discuss the differences in perceptions of alcohol and marijuana in popular discourse, and the actual societal and medicinal impacts of both.
34 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Chronic: EP.2 | Decriminalizing and Legalizing Drugs
In Chronic, we talk about drugs. In episode two, we debate in detail decriminalizing and legalizing drugs, and the impacts of both of those processes on our culture and society.
55 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Chronic: EP.1 | The War on Drugs and Cannabis Legalization
In Chronic, we talk about drugs. In episode one, we look at the history of the War of Drugs, the Nixon and Reagan administrations, and debate the legalization of drugs today in the United States.
40 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Trillion Dollar Problem: EP.3 | College Sports and Fraternities
Trillion Dollar Problem is our conversation on the issues surrounding campus life. In episode three, we talk about campus life through the lens of physical and social wellness, about exploitation in college sports and rape culture in fraternities.
45 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Trillion Dollar Problem: EP.2 | Cultural Expectations
Trillion Dollar Problem is our conversation on the issues surrounding campus life. In episode two, we talk about campus life through the lens of culture: specifically about cultural expectation in immigrant communities in the United States that everyone must go to college, no matter how impractical or unnecessary.
37 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Trillion Dollar Problem: EP.1 | Rising Tuition and Student Loans
Trillion Dollar Problem is our conversation on the issues surrounding campus life. In episode one, we look at campus life through the lens of current issues and speak about the problem of rising college tuition, student loans in the United States, and the "racial gap" in student loan repayment.
32 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Spotlight: Supplemental EP
In this episode, we sit down and have a discussion with Mariyah Abdullah about the discriminatory CAA and NRC policies currently being implemented in India. Mariyah is an Indian Muslim rights activist who is very involved with on campus activism.
32 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
In season 3 we discuss how marginalized groups of people in our society have less visibility when it comes to issues that pertain to them. In this episode we discuss the plight of Muslims living in India. Specifically, we discuss how the ruling political party of India has implemented discriminatory laws, and how these laws impact marginalized Indian Muslims.
44 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
We are joined by Heraa Hashmi, founder of Muslims Condemn and the first recipient of the Muhammad Ali Confident Muslim Award. She showcases issues with one-dimensional representation of minority groups in the media and entertainment, the difference between national and local community involvement, and what privileged members of society can do to create a better environment for others, in real life and online.
47 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
We are joined by Zeba Khan, a writer on MuslimMatters for over a decade, an advocate for disabled people, and a prominent board member at her mosque. She talks about the importance of low-visibility groups participating in community spaces in real life and online, the importance of women in leadership roles, and what privileged members of society can do to create a better environment for everyone around them.
56 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Silent Messages: EP.4
The theme of season 2 was “Silent Messages”. We have discussed the illicit messages being voiced by the marginalized and how we can better empathize with them in order to bring about a positive change within our society. Join us as we wrap up season 2 by interviewing Sheikh Mikaeel Smith. We ask him how we can better implement empathy in our lives to bring a positive change in our society. This is the season finale! Thank you all for listening to this season, and be sure to tune in again in two weeks when season three starts!
33 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Silent Messages: EP.3
Mental health is a societal issue that impacts a large number of people in every class of society. Join us as we discuss how we can implement empathy between ourselves, and in our society in order to help improve our overall mental wellness.
35 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Silent Messages: EP.2
Social media keeps us informed but desensitizes us to atrocities at the same time. Join us as we discuss how to better social media's influence on culture while keeping our empathy levels high.
39 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Silent Messages: EP.1
The plight of the working class has been long been overlooked. Join us as we discuss the hardships of the working class and how we can empathize with them.
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