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The Watering Hole
23 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
Episode 7.6 – Loneliness
This week, Barâa and Buraidah chat about loneliness and how it relates to the people, places and experiences (such as education) that are constantly changing around us.
31 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Episode 7.5 – Solidarity & Change: A Conversation About New Zealand
Barâa and Buraidah reflect on and discuss the tragedy in New Zealand and some of the changes that happened in the days that followed.
28 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Episode 7.4 – Interview With Uzma Jalaluddin
This week, Barâa and Buraidah chat (virtually) with the wonderful Uzma Jalaluddin. Teacher, Toronto Star columnist and author, Uzma has popped by The Watering Hole to talk about her first novel, Ayesha At Last, and more!
30 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Episode 7.3 – Interview With Jamaal Jackson Rogers
This week, Barâa and Buraidah sit down and chat creative entrepreneurship, mentorship and more with acclaimed poet and arts educator Jamaal Jackson Rogers, who also brought along some of his own work to share.
24 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Episode 7.2 – Political Satire & Misrepresentation
Barâa and Buraidah tap into their thoughts on political satire and what they think about people forming their ideologies and opinions based on these many satirical soundbites.
24 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Episode 7.1 – Cultural Appropriation
Barâa and Buraidah are back for Season 7 of The Watering Hole! On the season premiere, they discuss the question of cultural appropriation, and what it means to take on a culture that is not one’s own.
27 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
Season 6 Finale – 2018 Reflections
Happy New Year – and we’ve got a season finale for you to enjoy as you start it! In this final episode of Season 6, Barâa and Buraidah reflect on their experiences and perspectives from throughout 2018.
32 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Episode 6.6 – Useless Degrees, Part 2
A few years ago, we discussed the notion of useless degrees when Barâa began studying at Carleton University. Fast forward to now, and Barâa has graduated with her degree in-hand! This week, Barâa has Rosa – one of our lovely producers – join her to continue the discussion about useless degrees, and what it means to the two of them to look back after graduating from university.
26 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Episode 6.4 • Interview with El Jones
16 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Episode 6.3 • Warping Space And Time
And we’re onto Season 6, Episode 3! This week, Barâa and Buraidah chat about what it would be like if they took The Watering Hole on the road – and through time – to embrace the different perspectives, social contexts and locations that inspire them.
15 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
Episode 6.2 • The Essence of Water and Journalism
Season 6, Episode 2 is here, with Barâa and Buraidah discussing the roots – and the essence – of The Watering Hole and the value of communities uniting. Join us #ByTheWater – and don’t forget to let us know what your thoughts are and what stories you want amplified!
15 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
Season Six Premiere: Updates, changes and a call for ideas
We’re excited to launch season six with some new team members and new ideas! Disclaimer: We’re recording this episode from the comfort of our home.
31 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
Our all time favorite movies: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
In which Buraidah and Baraa talk about their favourite movies, find out that Baraa lives under a rock, and that they both share a passionate dislike for a certain jazzy musical rom-com.
31 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
An interview with Elizabeth May
Baraa interviews the leader of the Green party, Elizabeth May, and they discuss what drew her to politics, why young people should care about the environment, and how they can become more politically active.
39 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
Muslims and the media: An interview with Myriam Francois
We are very excited to share with you this week’s episode of The Watering Hole. Dr. Myriam Francois joins us from the UK through the power of the Internet to talk Muslims, media, and academia. She gives us her hot takes on depictions of Muslims and challenges of wearing Hijab. You can find her on Twitter here. Let us know what you think!
29 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
Important Life Decisions with Baraa: Medical School
In this episode, Buraidah questions Barâa about applying to medical school and how to dare to make decisions in unconventional ways. We hope you enjoy the episode. Let us know how you make decisions?
24 minutes | Oct 17, 2017
Season Five Premiere: Is the glass half full or empty?
The Watering Hole team welcomes you back to a fifth season of the podcast! In this episode, Barâa and Buriadah question each about about optimism- is it worth it? Is it useful? Does it have the power to change the world? Listen to find out about Barâa’s heartbreak (naturally involves brownies) and why Buriadah doesn’t say “everything happens for a reason.” Do you identify as an optimist? Let us know!
35 minutes | May 23, 2017
One hot minute: Season Finale
In which we learn about Barâa’s experience on public transportation, Rosa’s awkward small talk, and Buriadah’s jellyfish encounters. For this sea, The Watering Hole plays a hot minute (a made up game) where they tell one-minute anecdotes about a random subject. We hope you enjoy and stay tuned for Season Five in September 2017.
31 minutes | Feb 14, 2017
Chai, Memes, and Tangents: A Conversation with Ahmed Ali Akbar
We speak to Buzzfeed staff writer and podcast host Ahmed Ali Akbar about finding a new place to live, Muslim shenanigans, and how memes can change the world.
30 minutes | Feb 7, 2017
Let’s talk shit: An interview with Jack Sim
We talk about making toilets sexy, why you should do things that matter to you, and why it’s never to late to make a difference.
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