Identity Politics

Identity Politics

Latest Episodes

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.

Episode 41: Vote or Die (ft. Mohamed Gula and Aysha Ahmed)
November 02, 2018

Is there any reason to still believe in our political system? Mohamed Gula and Aysha Ahmed of Emgage USA join the show to answer this question and more. We discuss our favorite civic engagement commercials, why representation matters,

Episode 40: Learning to Breathe (ft. Tariq Touré)
October 17, 2018

Writer and poet Tariq Touré sits down with us to talk vulnerability, fatherhood and what we owe Black women. Plus we share what’s on our bookshelves, shoutout some of our favorite poets and discuss the role poetry can play in imagining a better world.

Episode 39: When It’s Time to Pack Your Bags
September 28, 2018

We’re back with Season 5 and Makkah is in a new city! We talk moving—the good apartments, the bad apartments, what comes, what goes and how to create a home and community.

Episode 38: Late (Late) Twenty-Somethings
August 31, 2018

For the last episode of the season, Ikhlas and Makkah lament the last year of their 20s. They look back at what went right, what went allll the way left and what’s to come. How do you prepare for the big 3-0? http://media.blubrry.

Episode 37: 21 Questions
August 06, 2018

While Makkah is on vacation, Ikhlas is joined by guest co-host, Joshua Wilkerson. In honor of their two-year wedding anniversary, Ikhlas and Joshua play a game of 21 questions.

Episode 36: Please Don’t Stop the Music (ft. Naeem Muhammad)
July 18, 2018

Naeem Muhammad of Native Deen joins us to chat about the connection between music and faith. In this episode, we shoutout our favorite songs of summer, try to figure out what gospel music is doing right, and get real about what Black artists have to co...