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This Being Human is a new podcast by the Aga Khan Museum. In every episode, host Abdul-Rehman Malik interviews an incredible person at the top of their game on Muslim art, culture, history, and society. They'll explore everything from prayer and pilgrimage, politics and pop culture, love and education, feminism, and film, sports and music, and so much more. Through deep, thoughtful conversation, this one-of-a-kind podcast hopes to bridge divides, dispel myths, and learn things we didn’t know ...
 
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Leah V made her name as a Black, Muslim, plus-size model. She has worked on major campaigns for companies like Dove and Fitbit, while also being outspoken around issues she sees in the industry. Now, she's also a sci-fi author. She recently released her debut novel, The Union, a dystopian thriller that turns contemporary notions around race and bod…
 
Shanaaz Majiet was a promising young student on the verge of highschool graduation, when she was accidentally shot by a friend. The incident left her in a wheelchair. Throughout a difficult recovery, she pushed forward, determined to return to her goals. She has since become a leading voice for the rights of people with disabilities in South Africa…
 
Artist and filmmaker Mariam Ghani joined AR in 2021 to talk about her movie "What We Left Unfinished," which explores Afghanistan's film industry during the Soviet Era. She also discusses "Index of the Disappeared," a long-running project focusing on people who went missing during the U.S.'s War on Terror, and a pre-COVID movie she made about pande…
 
Charles Kettaneh and Nicolas Fayad are the founders of EAST Architecture Studio. Their work is innovative and intellectual, with projects that take into account local history, culture, and encourage a connection with nature. They are among the winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. They won for their renovation of The Niemeyer Guest H…
 
Anida Yoeu Ali's art mixes humour, public confrontation, and science fiction to explore issues of identity. As a Muslim Khmer woman, Anida is a minority whether she's in her native Cambodia or in the United States, where her family relocated to escape the regime of Pol Pot. She talks about her work across disciplines, from absurdist poetry to publi…
 
Virtuoso sarod player Soumik Datta blends classical Indian music with genres like R&B, drum and bass, and European orchestral music. He talks about the fluke incident that set him down a musical path, working to empower refugees through the arts, and what it was like performing with Jay-Z and Beyonce. Soumik is one of the winners of this year's Aga…
 
Malak Mattar was born and raised in the Gaza Strip. She started to paint as a teenager while taking shelter from an attack on her city. Before long, her paintings were being sold and exhibited around the world. She talks about her drive to document life in Gaza, access to art in Palestine, and how leaving her home country affected her work and pers…
 
Yazz Ahmed's trailblazing music blends new strains of jazz with music from the Gulf. She has released several acclaimed albums as a trumpeter, flugelhornist and band leader, as well as working with artists including Radiohead, These New Puritans, The London Jazz Orchestra and Lee "Scratch" Perry. She talks about being introduced to jazz by her gran…
 
Karimah Hassan is a London-based artist whose work includes murals, paintings, poetry, NFTs and community events. She talks about using art to create connections during lockdown in her project The Strangers Yearbook, her connection to her ancestors, and her recent experiments with NFTs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Tasneem Alsultan is a photographer whose work has captured major changes in Saudi culture. She has worked with The New York Times, National Geographic and others. But she also documents the more ordinary aspects of life. She won first prize in the 2017 World Photography Organisation Awards for Saudi Tales of Loves, a series showcasing love stories …
 
Brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have composed some of the biggest anthems in India, as the film composing duo Salim-Sulaiman. They've also produced major pop songs, devotionals, a sports anthem, and remixed Lady Gaga. We revisit our conversation from 2021, where they talk about the chance meeting that led them from a career writing jingles to …
 
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is one of the directors of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. We revisit our 2020 interview, where she talks about her earlier career, exposing social injustices in unflinching documentaries like Saving Face and A Girl in the River. It's a journey that took her from a childhood in Karachi, Pakistan, to the offices of The New York …
 
Uzma Jalaluddin reimagines classic loves stories in a contemporary, urban, distinctly Muslim setting. She is the author of the novels Ayesha at Last and Hana Khan Carries On, both of which have been optioned to be made into movies. Uzma talks about the enduring qualities of romance stories, why she has no plans to quit her day job as a high school …
 
Ali Hassan is a stand-up comic, actor, and host of both 'Canada Reads' and the CBC Radio show 'Laugh Out Loud.' He talks about Canadian fame, being forced by his children to face difficult questions about his identity, and why he came to think of himself as a "cultural Muslim." His upcoming memoir is called 'Is There Bacon In Heaven?' If you enjoye…
 
Under the name Aerosol Arabic, Mohammed Ali became a pioneer in blending street art with Arabic script and imagery. He has made murals, installations, and theatrical productions around the world, from his native Birmingham, UK, to the US, Australia, and even the Vatican. He talks about developing his style and why he believes graffiti is both an an…
 
With her band Alsarah and the Nubatones, Alsarah brings a modern sensibility to the music she grew up with in Sudan. She talks to host Abdul-Rehman Malik about developing her unique sound, the music she carried with her when she left home, and how the public library played a crucial role in her artistic awakening. If you enjoyed this episode and wa…
 
Elamin Abdelmahmoud's new book "Son of Elsewhere" is about struggling to find a place between two worlds: his birthplace of Sudan and his home in Canada. He talks to host Abdul-Rehman Malik about what it was like to show up in an Ontario town as an African pre-teen who spoke no English; how WWE wrestling gave him an entry point to Canadian society;…
 
Gulshan Khan talks about her path from advocacy to becoming an acclaimed photojournalist. She also discusses her ongoing project documenting Muslim culture in South Africa, and how apartheid, which ended in her childhood, continues to affect her country. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, go to agakhanmuseum.org/thisbeinghuman ADDI…
 
Mark Gonzales is chair of the Department of the Future, a future design firm, but much of his work involves looking to the past. He believes the key to a better society is not just about the latest technology, but also about things like ancestral wisdom and sharing meals. Mark talks about what he calls "empathy technology," how he overcame trauma i…
 
Yasir Khan has covered wars, revolutions, and has chased camels through the Australian Outback. As a journalist and documentary filmmaker, he has worked for outlets including CBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and Euronews, and is currently editor-in-chief of Thomson Reuters Foundation. He talks about lessons from his career, including how he avoided becoming th…
 
Aïda Muluneh's photographs are almost like paintings, featuring women in majestic outfits and facepaint, set against vivid, stylized backdrops. She talks about developing her artistic voice, the role of spirituality in her work, her series on Islam in Ethiopia, and what she thinks Westerners get wrong about African art. Aïda Muluneh is the founder …
 
Farah Alibay often sounds more like a philosopher than an engineer. She works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she helps operate the Perseverance Rover, which searches for evidence of ancient life on Mars. She talks about how her job has changed her views of Earth, her rise through a male-dominated field, and why she thinks the prospect o…
 
Zarqa Nawaz is going through a bit of a rebirth. It's been roughly decade since the end of her hit show 'Little Mosque on the Prairie'. Recently, Zarqa got into stand-up comedy, she's about to star in the web series ZARQA, and she is on the verge of releasing her first novel, 'Jameela Green Ruins Everything', a dark comedy about American interventi…
 
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