Identity Politics

Identity Politics

Latest Episodes

Episode 51: Heyyy Auntie! (ft. The Village Auntie)
July 09, 2019

The Village Auntie herself, Angelica Lindsey-Ali, joins us to discuss the importance of owning your sexual health and finding spaces to explore issues around intimacy, pleasure and womanhood. GUEST: Angelica Lindsey-Ali, @villageauntie,

Episode 50: 30 Feet From Stardom (ft. Dalia Mogahed)
June 26, 2019

This week, we talk about what it feels like to be recognized in public and the special brand of online vitriol that is reserved just for women. Plus Dalia Mogahed chats with us about whether the costs of being a Muslim woman with a public profile outwe...

Episode 49: Taking Up the Spiritual Path (ft. Joshua Abdul Haqq)
June 03, 2019

When you’re looking to get deeper in your faith there a lot of options out there from meditation to yoga to spiritual retreats, how do you navigate it all? Reoccurring guest Joshua Abdul Haqq (aka Ikhlas’ husband) comes on the show to talk about his fo...

Episode 48: Do the Ramy-dan (ft. Ramy Youssef)
May 22, 2019

To mark the halfway point of Ramadan we check in on how we’re doing on those #RamadanGoals and chat with actor, comedian, and writer Ramy Youssef about how his Ramadan has been going in the wake of the release of his new Hulu show Ramy,

Episode 47: Black Iftar (ft. Samira Abderahman)
May 15, 2019

Ramadan Mubarak! To kick off this year’s series, we reflect on the last decade of summertime fasts and our girl Samira Abderahman joins us to talk about Black Iftar, why she created it and the importance of leaving room for Black joy in Ramadan.

Episode 46: What’s Really Good for the Muslims? (ft. Besheer Mohamed)
April 30, 2019

Ikhlas and Makkah chat about how Muslims talk about Muslims, how Hollywood talks about Muslims and have Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center, to tell us what the data says about Muslims.

Episode 45: Birth Werk (ft. The DC Doula)
April 16, 2019

What should you expect if you are a Black Muslim woman who is expecting? And how might a doula be able to help? On this episode, we discuss these questions and more with The DC Doula herself, Malika Hook Muhammad.

Episode 44: It’s Been a Long Time, We Shouldn’t Have Left You
March 25, 2019

We kick off  season 6 with some life updates–Ikhlas has some big news!  We also talk about the highlights and challenges of podcasting–especially in the changing media landscape–and the importance of taking time for retreat.

Episode 43: Movie Trivia w/ Nijla Mu’min
December 12, 2018

We list our favorite films from 2018 and filmmaker Nijla Mu’min comes back on the show to chat about her debut feature film “Jinn” and we play a game of movie trivia. Guest: Nijla Baseema Mu’min is an award-winning writer and filmmaker from the East Ba...

Episode 42: Friendsgiving
November 22, 2018

We come up short on Friendsgiving invites so we play a game of friends trivia instead. Action item: call a friend you love today.