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The Halal Gap
67 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 22 - Ahamed Weinberg
This week, Sofia and Sikandar get comfy with Ahamed Weinberg - and we mean really comfy. Catch the final episode of season 2 of the Halal Gap now.
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 21 - Sue Obeidi
This week on the podcast Sofia and Sikandar had a chance to speak with Sue Obeidi - the director of Muslim Public Affairs Council, Hollywood Bureau, to discuss the nitty gritty of advocacy and the landscape of Muslim representation in media.
71 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 20 - Omar Regan
Joining us all the way from London, this week's guest is none other than the host of the 2018 Mosquers Film Festival - Omar Regan! Sofia and Sikandar had the opportunity to catch up with the actor, comedian, and musician to dive into his journey and find out what he's been up to across the Pond.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 19 - Misha Euceph
Podcasters, unite! This week Sofia and Sikandar chat with Podcasting Powerhouse Misha Euceph to discuss all of the incredible things she is doing, and all the sleep she is missing out on.
64 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 18 - Omid Qaderi (Qashus)
This week, Sofia and Sikandar sat down with one of the co-founders and hosts of Edmonton's own 2nd Floor Podcast, Omid Qaderi to discuss hustling towards fulfilling a dream, getting into a mindset for success, and what it takes to be a self-starter.
68 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 17 - Ismael Loutfi
This week, catch comedian, writer, and actor Ismael Loutfi as he takes Sofia and Sikandar through the worst part of the apocalypse, the process behind Patriot Act, dissecting the comedy scene, and some talk about mustaches and russet potatoes.
58 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 16 - Hamza Haq
This week on the Halal Gap, join Sofia and Sikandar as they chat with Hamza Haq - star of the most-watched Canadian series this year, CTV's "Transplant"!
65 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 15 - Feraz Shere
We're back! This week, Sofia and Sikandar chat with comedian Feraz Shere to talk celebrity impersonations, grinding on (financial) models, and cracking the WhatsApp Aunty Circuit.
93 minutes | 9 months ago
Black Lives Matter.
As an organization, we have always been focused on sharing Muslim stories. A story that is not heard enough, but told too often, is the story of how our Black brothers and sisters are treated in our society. There are injustices taking place that need to be addressed.In this episode, hosts Sofia and Sikandar are joined by Omar Farah and Bashir Mohamed as they sit down to discuss the critical issue of institutional racism that exist both on a global and national scale, but also locally within our own communities.NOW is the time to amplify Black voices. NOW is the time to rally and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. This is not the time to claim ignorance. Read. Learn. Speak. Act.#BlackLivesMatter
56 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 14 - Tasneem
The latest episode of the Halal Gap is here, and this week featured guest Tasneem joins the show to break down her experiences in the music scene.
70 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 13 - Salma Hindy
On the latest episode of the Halal Gap, find Sofia and Sikandar as they catch up with Salma Hindy - a Toronto-based Comedian and the incredible host of the 2019 Mosquers Film Festival!
71 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 12 - Adeel Alam (Mustafa Ali)
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, joining Sofia and Sikandar this week: A WWE Superstar and the first openly Muslim character in WWE history as Mustafa Ali, the one, the only, Adeel Alam!
77 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 11 - Saagar Shaikh
This week, catch Shaikh's Hot Takes as Sofia and Sikandar talk acting, collaboration, and improv with Saagar Shaikh!
48 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 10 - Waseem Stark
On this episode of the Halal Gap, Sofia and Sikandar talk music production, family time, and juggling multiple personas with the one and only Waseem Stark!
68 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9 - Omar Farah
On this week's episode, Sofia and Sikandar are joined by Omar Farah, a Somali-Canadian poet and community builder from Edmonton, Canada.
59 minutes | a year ago
Episode 8 - Maaz Ali
This week on the Halal Gap, Sofia and Sikandar hop on the phone with Maaz Ali, an Indian-Pakistani-American actor in LA who has trained at the renowned Beverly Hills Playhouse and the Upright Citizens Brigade.
71 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7 - Sahar Jahani
We're back! Kicking off season 2 of The Halal Gap, all the way from social isolation Sofia and Sikandar are joined by accomplished writer and director, Sahar Jahani! Sahar's incredibly impressive resume includes script development at YouTube Originals, being a writer on the Golden Globe winning show “Ramy”, a writer on the hit Netflix show "13 Reasons Why", and the mastermind behind the Mosquers award-winning short film "Just One Night". She’s currently working on her original pilot, "Uncovered", executive produced by Eva Longoria and is working on the film adaptation of "Ayesha at Last" with Hollywood powerhouse Amy Pascal.
2 minutes | a year ago
Teaser - Season 2
The Halal Gap returns with hosts Sofia Alani and Sikandar Atiq for an exciting new season featuring creatives from around the world. Tune in weekly as Sofia and Sikandar have open and candid conversations with individuals from a variety of disciplines, discussing their journeys, goals, and insights.The first episode of Season 2 drops this Monday, April 6, 2020 - join us as we continue our mission to Close the Gap!
54 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6 - Live From the 2019 Mosquers Film Festival
On this week's episode of The Halal Gap, join Ash and Sara as they cover the 2019 Mosquers Film Festival, live from the red carpet at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 21, 2019! Hear stories from some of the featured filmmakers, former Mosquers organizers, artists, and community members, and relive the hype behind the biggest Mosquers Film Festival event to date!
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 5 - Omar Mirza & Khurram Mehtabdin
This week on The Halal Gap, join Sikandar and Hamada as they sit down with the creative masterminds behind the world-renowned comics "Zindan" and "The Incapable Trump", Omar Mirza and Khurram Mehtabdin. Tune in to listen to the origins of these incredible works as Omar and Khurram provide details and anecdotes about creating these stories one step at a time, all while balancing their lives as physicians.
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