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Back To School with Maz Jobrani

Back to School with Maz Jobrani is a new podcast on the All Things Comedy network. Maz and his co-hosts Tehran and Kaitlin will be talking to professors and experts from all walks of life who will educate them on a plethora of subjects, from God to fashion to Russian politics and more. The show was inspired by Maz’s 10 year-old son who asked Maz a question that he didn’t have an answer for. Rather than facing the embarrassment of turning to Google to answer his son yet again, Maz decided it was time to bring in the experts to help expand his knowledge once and for all. Join Maz and his pals as they audit the classes of esteemed experts and try to learn something while also being funny. Don't spend thousands of dollars to get a graduate degree - just go back to school with Maz Jobrani!

Tous les épisodes

  • 19.10.2020
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    Russian Interference in the 2020 Elections and Trump's Tax Returns with David Corn of Mother Jones

    This week David Corn of Mother Jones and MSNBC joins us to talk about Trump's tax returns, why it’s okay to preach to the choir, and how Russia is hacking our elections again!

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  • 12.10.2020
    76 MB
    01:19:13
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    The Threat of Right Wing Extremist Violence After the Elections with Former Asst. Dir. of Counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

    This week, we're joined by Frank Figliuzzi, MSNBC analyst and former Asst. Director of Counterintelligence at the FBI, who stops by to tell us that if you work for the FBI, "you never embarrass the Bureau," why he's worried about potential violence after the election, and who Q from Qanon is.

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  • 05.10.2020
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    56:07
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    Running for Congress with Sima Ladjevardian

    This week, we're joined by Sima Ladjevardian, who is running for US Congress in Texas. She tells us about how if she wins she will be the first Iranian-American Congress Member ever, why it is so important for each and every one of us to vote, and that every immigrant grandmother hides treats in her closet!

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  • 28.09.2020
    62 MB
    01:04:41
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    What is it Like to Run for City Council? with Yassamin Ansari

    This week, we're joined by Yassamin Ansari who is running for City Council in Phoenix, Arizona. She talks to us about how she plans to address climate change, growing up in Phoenix as an Iranian-American, and how she got asked out on a date while canvassing!

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  • 22.09.2020
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    Being a Mom, an LGBTQ Ally, and a Woman of Color in the World of Comedy with Debi Gutierrez

    This week, we're joined by Debi Gutierrez (the first comedian Maz ever toured with!) who talks to us about the struggles of being a female comedian, how everyone should find a cause they care about and step up and be a part of it, and that if you end up marrying a marine, they may try to kill you with the lid of a ketchup bottle!

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  • 15.09.2020
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    Lessons From a Life as a Foreign Correspondent with Reese Erlich

    This week, we're joined by Peabody award-winning journalist Reese Erlich who talks to us about why Cuba is handling the COVID crisis much better than America, why he travels wherever the government tells him not to, and that the two things you can find anywhere in the world are Coca Cola and the Kardashians.

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  • 08.09.2020
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    Why Immigrants and Refugees Gotta Vote with Anahita Panahi from We Are All America

    This week, we're joined by Anahita Panahi from We Are All America, an organization dedicated to helping refugees. We talk about why the US is slowing down admitting refugees, how important it is for immigrants to vote and, and that if you're planning on voting for Trump, Election Day is November 4th!

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  • 01.09.2020
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    Writing About the Immigrant Experience with Iranian-American Novelist Parnaz Foroutan

    This week, in a special throwback episode of Back to School, we're joined by author Parnaz Fourotan who talks to us about her novel, Home is a Stranger, tells us that you have to get rid of your inner critic if you're pursuing a creative endeavor, and that if you're ever in Iran, don't wear a red bikini!

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  • 25.08.2020
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    How to Have Compassion for Others Amidst a Global Pandemic and National Unrest with Dr. Nelly

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Nelly, psychologist and founder of Mom Talk, who talks about how suffering allows us to cultivate compassion, how to talk to your family about anti-racism, and tells us about yoga protests!

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  • 18.08.2020
    63 MB
    01:06:09
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    Designing Iconic Homes with Award Winning Architect Chad Oppenheim

    This week, we're joined by Chad Oppenheim, founder of Oppenheim Architecture, who tells us that grit is what you need to be successful in your career, speaks to us about his book Lair which shows that movie villains always have the coolest homes, and warns that renovating your house could lead to a divorce!

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  • 11.08.2020
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    01:08:13
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    How to Help Your Children Succeed in Life with Dr. Sarah Haynes

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Sarah Haynes, clinical psychologist and former Georgetown professor, who tells us how not to be a helicopter parent, why it's important to go easy on yourself and your kids (especially during COVID!) and why your kids need to get a job!

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  • 04.08.2020
    61 MB
    01:04:07
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    Writing About the War on Drugs, the Trump Presidency, and More with NYT Best-Selling Novelist Don Winslow

    This week, we're joined by novelist Don Winslow who tells us how he became a bestselling author, how he's using his platform to speak out against Trump and how racism isn't a left or right issue, it's a wrong or right issue!

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  • 28.07.2020
    57 MB
    01:00:11
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    Dr. Garth Walker on Being an ER Doctor During COVID and Racism in the Medical Industry

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Garth Walker, an emergency medicine doctor in Chicago and Chief Equity Officer with IMPACT4HC, who talks to us about how COVID disproportionately affects communities of color, how some medical students think Black people feel less pain than white people, and that if you want to become a doctor, you can start by being a failed athlete.

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  • 21.07.2020
    68 MB
    01:11:15
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    Food, Immigrants and America with Padma Lakshmi

    This week, we're joined by special guest Padma Lakshmi, who tells us about her new Hulu series, Taste the Nation, why Persian cuisine is one of her favorites, and that Donald Trump once had a Black girlfriend!

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  • 14.07.2020
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    01:03:24
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    How to Sustain a Lifelong Career in Acting with Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts

    This week, we're joined by Academy Award Nominee,Eric Roberts, who tells us about his lifelong acting career, how you'll meet the love of your life when you least expect it, and that sometimes you have to meet a real genius to realize you're not one!

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  • 07.07.2020
    70 MB
    01:13:14
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    What is the US Doing to the Middle East? With Vali Nasr

    This week, we're joined by Vali Nasr, Professor of Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University, who talks to us about the Iran Nuclear Deal, why sanctions only work if you give the country a way out, and why Iranians love America!

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  • 30.06.2020
    61 MB
    01:03:43
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    What’s Going On With Our Democracy? With David Litt

    This week, we’re joined by former speechwriter for Obama, David Litt, who talks to us about his book “Democracy in One Book or Less,” why DC should have statehood, and how the best way to get a job is by being the only applicant!

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  • 23.06.2020
    68 MB
    01:10:56
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    Stories from Tom Dreesen’s Life in Comedy

    This week, we’re joined by legendary comedian Tom Dreesen, who stops by to tell us about his new book, touring with Frank Sinatra, and why comedians are actually doctors!

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  • 17.06.2020
    70 MB
    01:13:22
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    What It Means to Say Defunding the Police, Black Lives Matter and Racial Justice with Prof. Jody Armour

    This week on Back to School with Maz Jobrani, we are so lucky to be speaking with USC Law Professor Jody Armour who talks to us about his upcoming book, N*gga Theory, how the current racism in America is a bipartisan issue, why prison reform is part of the solution, and what happened to Kanye!

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  • 17.06.2020
    56 MB
    58:41
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    The Importance of Making Sure You’re Registered to Vote with Vote Riders

    This week, we’re joined by Kathleen Unger, founder and president of Vote Riders, who talks to us about the many hoops you have to jump through to vote, that women are still victims of voter suppression, and how you just can’t trust Congressmen in North Carolina.

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  • 17.06.2020
    66 MB
    01:09:27
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    How Rob Paulsen Became the Voice of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

    This week, we're so excited to be talking to voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has voiced iconic characters like Yakko, Donatello from TMNT and Pinky, about his book Voice Lessons, how you should work for the joy of it, not just for the money, and how you can get so successful at voice acting that you can buy a Porsche!

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  • 17.06.2020
    72 MB
    01:15:37
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    Islamophobia, Refugees and the Coronavirus with Oxfam Activist Isra Chaker

    This week on Back to School, we are joined by Oxfam activist Isra Chaker who is here to tell us about the Islamophobia she has experienced as an American! She also tells us how refugees and immigrants are affected by Coronavirus and if you want to make a lot of money you shouldn’t be an activist.

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  • 17.06.2020
    57 MB
    59:58
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    Why Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories, Especially About Coronavirus and Politics? With Dr. Parham Holakouee

    This week, we're joined remotely by Dr. Parham Holakouee, who talks to us about the danger of spreading conspiracy theories, why you should never make career decisions based on fear, and how the easiest way to lose your audience is by talking about statistics!

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  • 17.06.2020
    66 MB
    01:08:54
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    The Internet is Watching You, Pt. 2 with Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan

    #TBT to pre-Coronavirus when Professor Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Beyond the Valley, came back on the show to talk to us about how tech companies are profiting off of our data, why we need a digital bill of rights, and why you should tip your Uber driver (if Uber ever comes back after lockdown!)

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  • 17.06.2020
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    33:46
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    Talking Nutrition and Health in a Pandemic with Dr. Michael Greger

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org who talks about his book, How Not to Diet, why lockdown is the perfect time to start eating well, and why you should never circumcise your oatmeal!

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  • 17.06.2020
    49 MB
    51:22
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    Learning About the Foster Care System and Court Appointed Special Advocates with Wendelyn Julien of CASA

    This week, we're joined by Wendelyn Julien, CEO of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), who stops by to tell us about the work that CASA does for kids in foster care, why getting involved with the CASA organization can change kids' lives and help society as a whole, and that the Trump administration finally did something good for once!

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  • 17.06.2020
    52 MB
    54:50
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    Why is the Census Important? With USC Professor Colin Maclay

    This week, we're joined by Colin Maclay, professor and executive director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC, who tells us how you can save the government millions of dollars by filling out your 2020 Census online, that there's no citizenship question on the census, and why it's important that babies get counted too!

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  • 17.06.2020
    57 MB
    59:35
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    How to Protect Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis with Dr. Elle Sajed Connor

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Elle Sajed Connor, a therapist and mental health expert, who tells us why she's offering 2 free sessions to people during the Coronavirus pandemic, that it's okay to not be okay right now and why we should not tell our wives they look cute when they're angry!

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  • 17.06.2020
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    42:55
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    How the Coronavirus Became a Catastrophe with Journalist Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic

    This week, we are lucky to be joined by Alexis Madrigal, staff writer at The Atlantic and founder of the COVID Tracking Project, who talks to us about why testing for the Coronavirus is so important, why every US state needs to take social distancing seriously, and why even the CDC needs help sometimes!

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  • 17.06.2020
    58 MB
    01:00:38
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    Becoming a Successful DJ with Grammy Award Winner Dubfire

    This week we're joined by Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire who tells us how the coronavirus has affected the live touring business, encourages parents to foster their kids imaginations, and teaches us how daydreaming can lead to a career in the arts.

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  • 17.06.2020
    65 MB
    01:07:43
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    Coronavirus, Social Distancing and More with Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lillibridge

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Scott Lillibridge, epidemiologist at the International Medical Corps, who tells us the importance of washing our hands, keeping our distance, and not going to coffee shops!

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  • 17.06.2020
    65 MB
    01:07:46
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    How Dr. Pimple Popper Went From One Instagram Post to TV Star

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Sandra Lee who stops by to talk to us about her hit TLC show Dr. Pimple Popper, how you should be using cream in the winter and lotion in the summer, and why white people are a dermatologist's dream!

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  • 17.06.2020
    71 MB
    01:14:20
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    How to Succeed in Stand-up Comedy with Paul Virzi

    This week Paul Virzi stops by to talk about being a touring comedian during the Coronavirus, how you have to live your life if you want to be a good performer, and why you shouldn't be afraid to park far away when you go to Target.

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  • 17.06.2020
    73 MB
    01:16:10
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    The Forty-Year Rivalry Between Saudi Arabia and Iran with Kim Ghattas

    This week, we're joined by journalist and author Kim Ghattas who talks to us about her book, Black Wave, how the Middle East is a lot more diverse than most Americans think, and why we need to let women do whatever they want!

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  • 17.06.2020
    69 MB
    01:12:45
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    How to be a Successful Celebrity Photographer with Storm Santos

    This week, we're joined by celebrity photographer Storm Santos who stops by to tell us how to shoot pictures with intent, to be ready to take advantage of opportunities, and how your chicano grandfather can be your guardian angel!

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  • 17.06.2020
    64 MB
    01:07:29
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    What’s Going On with John Bolton, Lt. Col. Vindman, and Trump’s National Security Council? with John Gans

    This week, we're joined by Professor John Gans, who joins us to talk about his book about Donald Trump's National Security Counsel, White House Warriors, the Ukraine scandal, and why nobody likes John Bolton!

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  • 17.06.2020
    61 MB
    01:03:45
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    Sobriety and the Struggle to Overcome Addiction with Siamak Afshar

    This week, we're joined by Siamak Afshar, founder of the Transforming Life Center, who talks to us about addiction, how families and friends can help their loved ones struggling with addiction, and why you it's never a good idea to run from the cops!

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  • 17.06.2020
    65 MB
    01:07:48
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    The Trump Impeachment with Jessica Yellin

    This week, we're joined by Jessica Yellin, former White House Correspondent for CNN, for a special Impeachment episode! We talk about what exactly is going on with the Impeachment, how Rudy Giuliani is walking around with his zipper down, and how if you want to get Americans to care, make a 30-second commercial!

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  • 17.06.2020
    75 MB
    01:18:09
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    Discrimination Against Iranian-Americans, the Travel Ban, Guantanamo Bay, and More with Advocates from the Center for Constitutional Rights

    This week, we're joined by Darius Charney, Nahal Zamani, and Pardiss Kebriaei, attorneys and advocates from the Center for Constitutional Rights, who tell us about Iranian Americans being detained at the US border, how there are still prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and that if you ever get deported, make sure they send you to Portugal.

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  • 17.06.2020
    68 MB
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    Are America and Iran Going To War? Pt. 2 with Karim Sadjadpour

    This week, Karim Sadjadpour joins us once again to talk about everything going on in Iran, the downing of the Ukrainian plane, the killing of Qasem Soleimani, and much more.

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  • 17.06.2020
    70 MB
    01:13:33
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    Why People Don’t Trust Experts Anymore and How It’s Ruining Us with Prof. Tom Nichols

    This week, Professor Tom Nichols stops by to talk to us about his book, The Death of Expertise, why incompetent people are unable to recognize their own incompetence, and why everyone should be thanking their wives more.

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  • 17.06.2020
    60 MB
    01:03:03
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    How Do We Make College Affordable for Everyone? With Erin Thiemann

    This week, we’re joined by Erin Thiemann who stops by to talk to us about the student debt crisis, why college should be free, and how the only way to escape your student loans is to die!

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  • 17.06.2020
    55 MB
    57:27
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    How to Actually Be Happy with Dr. Elizabeth Dunn

    This week, happiness expert Dr. Elizabeth Dunn stops by to explain the importance of mentors, why volunteering is better for you than donating to charity, and why you need to hit “do not disturb” on your group texts.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    57:53
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    How Do You Become a Professional Cave Diver? with Jill Heinerth

    This week on Back to School with Maz Jobrani, we're talking to Jill Heinerth, a professional cave diver and underwater explorer. She tells us about her book Into the Planet, how to face your biggest fears, and the importance of buying your own domain name!

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  • 20.10.2020
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    01:07:18
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    Why We Should All Be Doing Yoga with Tabay Atkins

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  • 17.06.2020
    74 MB
    01:17:27
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    Adjusting to Life After Prison: The Honest Struggle with Justin Mashouf and Sadiq Davis

    This week, we're joined by Sadiq Davis and Justin Mashouf, who stop by to talk about their film The Honest Struggle, how Islam saved Sadiq's life, and that if you really want to stay out of prison, don't be black in America!

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  • 17.06.2020
    69 MB
    01:12:37
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    What Americans Can Do to Help Refugees with Miry’s List Founder Miriam Whitehill

    This week, we're joined by Miry Whitehill, the founder of Miry’s List, who stops by to tell us how she has helped settle refugee families from Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere. She also explains how doing a mitzvah will make you feel better, and that instead of living by the philosophy of “fake it 'til you make it," you need to “be it 'til you are it!"

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  • 17.06.2020
    68 MB
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    The Internet is Watching You and What You Can Do About It with Professor Ramesh Srinivasan

    This week, Professor Ramesh Srinivasan stops by to talk about his book, Beyond the Valley, why we need a digital Bill of Rights, and how the internet is watching and recording everything we do!

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  • 17.06.2020
    64 MB
    01:06:47
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    The Importance of Art and Following Your Passion with Azadeh Shladovsky

    This week, we're joined by artist Azadeh Shladovsky, who teaches us how to encourage our kids to be creative and reminds us it's never too late to pursue your passion.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    Domestic Terrorism, Disgruntled White Men and the Story of the Alphabet Bomber with Dr. Jeffrey Simon

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Jeffrey Simon who stops by to tell us about Lone Wolf Terrorists, the unbelievable story of the Alphabet Bomber, and why you should always ask if the previous tenant of your apartment was a domestic terrorist.

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