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Learn Persian with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at PersianPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
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This is an independent, non-partisan podcast for discussing Iran-related topics, hosted by Saman Askari, an Iranian-American professional from the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Listen to conversations with scientists, CEO's, comedians, entrepreneurs and others who are 'hyphenated' Americans. These are people who at some point in their lives immigrated to the United States in search of the American Dream and achieved it. The topics range from the guests' life stories to subjects within their fields of expertise. Being an immigrant himself, the host asks questions that are informed by his unique experiences. Subscribe now and be inspired by these truly American stories!
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Shirin Conversations

Marjaneh Peyrovan

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A tribute to her late grandmother Shirin, her podcast Shirin Conversations exists to empower younger and future Iranian Americans on an accessible platform. Host, Marjaneh Peyrovan, fills the vacancy in the digital space to include Iranian women in the collective conversation by creating a directory of "sweet" interviews that highlight Iranian women's triumphs through trials within their careers, education, upbringing, and their connection through their heritage.
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The church in Iran is one of the fastest-growing evangelical movements in the world today. Join us as we hear stories from Iranian men and women about how the church is growing in unprecedented ways, fueled by the simple belief that Jesus is alive.
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Iran has a history that is steeped in poetry, music and art, an identity that has spread far beyond its borders. Time & Again considers Iran’s potent history through the epic poem, the Shahnama. No matter what gender, generation, class, religion or political inclination, every single Persian knows about the Shahnama. It is a text that tells tales of warriors and kings, love and betrayals and that has lasted for thousands of years, the resonance of which remains. This podcast explores this te ...
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Rantology

Raam + Mani

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Welcome to Rantology! A show about two people who have nothing better to do but rant about everything from culture, politics, philosophy, current affairs and most importantly first world problems.
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MigrAsians

Nisha Mody

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MigrAsians is a podcast about creative and political Asians and how their story of migration informs what they do and their path to healing. The Asian diaspora runs far and wide, as does Asian immigration history. All of this has birthed the model minority myth as well as a myriad of stereotypes that don't consider nuance or the vastness of this continent. Meet artists, activists, writers, advocates, and other creatives and politicos that are deeply affected by their path of immigration. Hos ...
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On Wandering

Clarissa Marks

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Jews are culturally, religiously, politically, and ethnically unique yet diverse. This podcast aims to explore all of the intricacies and intersectionalities that come with being Jewish. Sometimes we go broad and sometimes we go deep, sometimes it's heavy and sometimes it's light, but it's always eye-opening. Episodes include conversations with academics, scientists, artists, creatives, people who all bring a different lens to the question, “what does it mean to be Jewish in the 21st century ...
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The Silk Narratives is the first podcast dedicated to the talented, intellectually versatile, and beautiful women of the Arab region and its neighbors. As the world is increasingly turning towards inclusivity, a fair representation of Arab and Middle Eastern women in still lacking. I created this podcast to inspire my audience and prove that these incredible, yet ordinary women are not the exceptions but perhaps the rule. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solel ...
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Taking Back the Narrative is a Zionism education initiative (www.tbtnisrael.com), which aims to fill in the historical 2,000 'gap' proving Jews have had a continuous presence in Israel. This podcast delves deeper into topics relating to Israel, Jews as a people, and current events relating to Taking Back the Narrative.
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Iran is often talked about but poorly understood with the conversation bound by misinformation and tired cliches. Our hosts, FDD Senior Fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad and NUFDI Policy Director Cameron Khansarinia, together with experts, activists, and newsmakers will bring you Iran Uncovered. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nufdiran/support
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It Do Take Nerd

WOW Podcast Network

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Fresh off her her-storic run on Season 12, the Persian Princess of Drag, Jackie Cox is unleashing her NERDY side as she explores all things Nerdy on a new weekly podcast – because while it takes Charisma, Uniqueness, and Talent... It Do Take Nerd! From sci-fi to fantasy, to video games – no four-eyed subject is off-limits as Jackie discusses the Queer impact that nerdy fandoms have had on her and her special guests!
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The Delicious Legacy

The Delicious Legacy

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Imagine yourself dining with Socrates, Plato, or Pythagoras... maybe even Cicero and Julius Caesar...being a soldier marching with Alexander's the Great army in the vast Persian empire discovering new foods... or try and picture the richness of fruits and vegetables in the lush Hanging Gardens of Babylon...what foods did our ancestors ate? How did all begin? Why am I so hooked on ancient recipes and ingredients? Is the food delicious? Wholesome? Do you need to know? I think so! Recipes, ingr ...
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The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library - the Bodleian Library - which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 28 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold more than 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections inclu ...
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In today’s episode, Chrissy and Hannah have a conversation with our resident historian Tom Hawksley on the story of Iran’s church through the ages. They also explore why so many Iranians are responding to the Gospel in recent decades. Tom, a British missionary, has served the Iranian church for 40 years alongside his Iranian wife Mojdeh, who serves…
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Hello! Welcome to part two of our exploration of the foods of Aztecs. Corn, food of the Gods and humans. The ceremonial drink cacao and the alcoholic drink pulque All here. Plus the importance of the Florentine Codex, a document with descriptions of many native plants and animals and customs of the Aztecs. Here is the Florentine Codex, digital edit…
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Hello! Season 5, has landed! Episode one, part one is out and it's all about the amazing, delicious and perhaps unique foods and farming methods of the Aztecs, and the other indigenous people of Mesoamerica, the area that roughly today covers the country of Mexico, itself a massive area with many unique ecological niches and diverse nature. The foo…
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As we kickstart the podcast back into a new season, this first episode features a conversation with Magda, an Iranian woman who works in ministry to Persian-speaking women. From all the stories we’ve shared on this podcast, we know that persecution is a very real threat for Christians inside Iran, but we can mistakenly think that that only means th…
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Lilly Schwartz, a Program & Resource Coordinator at Nevut (https://nevut.org/), was instrumental on the podcast to share the importance of lone soldiers and their role in the IDF. What motivates someone to join the army that does not have to? What are the challenges? As a former lone soldier herself, Lilly answers all these questions and much more!…
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Hello! Excite about Part2 of our Irish Food History! The Irish palette, is coarse like an oat cake. Fatty from butter and meat, and salty from preservation of food. What animal shaped the culture of Ireland more than any other? I'll give you a clue with this amazing myth and story. Táin Bó Cúailnge, the story of the cattle raid of Cooley! What's th…
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Pomponius Mela, a Roman geographer, who hailed from the Roman province of Baetica (now Andalusia) in southern Spain writing in 43AD, he described the Ireland and Irish people as “a people wanting in every virtue, and totally destitute of piety”. And yet this country was so “luxuriant in grasses” that if cattle were “allowed to feed too long, they w…
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No one can make sense of the senseless that happened on October 7th. One cannot comprehend the mass murder in horrific ways of 1200 people and the taking hostage of so many innocents. Join Daniella and I as we weave through dissecting the policies and politics of both Israel and the U.S, what needs to be done to ensure safety, and what fuels Jew-ha…
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...Ninkasi, you are the one who pours out the filtered beer of the collector vat, It is (like) the onrush of the Tigris and the Euphrates. Hello! The lines above are from a brilliant Assyrian hymn to the Goddess of the brewing process: Ninkasi. Also a good set of instructions on how to make beer! Aside from beer, there are many other inventions tha…
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Deep in a mountain in the Pontic Alps, North-East Turkey, there's a monastery reminiscent of Tolkien's Minas Tirith; the seven-walled fortress city built on the spur of a mountain. Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) and facing a beautiful wooded mountain valley is Panayia Soumela Greek Orthodox monastery, dedic…
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Hello....! Who hasn't heard of feta cheese among us? Now I'm not saying that you necessary need to like it, but most of us know about this white, tangy & salty Greek cheese served with your Greek salad on your favourite holiday destination. But is the feta cheese we eat a "fait accompli"? (or feta accompli?) What is Sfella or "Feta of the Fire"? On…
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It was an honor to speak with Kobi Koren, who is not only an expert on International Relations, but also has extensive knowledge on the history of the Middle East, and the Jewish people. Together, Kobi and I discussed the history of Muslim terrorism going back centuries, and addressed what many others seem to miss: just 'freeing Gaza from Hamas' wi…
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Helloooooo...! Easter in UK and Western Europe (Catholic or otherwise) is nearly upon us! Traditionally the most important celebration of Christianity. On this episode from the archives, from April 2020, I'm re-publishing the episode about Eastern Orthodox Easter where I describe in some general terms what is happening during the Lent and Easter Su…
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Hello! What is Greek Cuisine today? How do we define the food of the modern Greek nation? Clear and in many ways transparent cuisine. can it be defined from the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients, and her frugal, austere or thrifty nature? Is it just this though? And how Greek is mousaka, a dish that is considered so Greek throughout the w…
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Hello! Today I have the pleasure to interview historian Dr Eleanor Barnett about her new book, "Leftovers". The interview was conducted in January, in anticipation of her new book which is coming out on Thursday 14th of March, as a hardback from Head of Zeus. Preservation of food, and waste management isn't a new problem for our globalized societie…
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162 days since the barbaric genocide against Israelis, the Jewish world is still coming to grips with our new reality. Hate coming from all directions, our very homeland in potential jeopardy of survival long-term, and the incomprehension of our missing people, stolen by Arab occupiers in Gaza. It has also been 162 days of sheer resilience of Israe…
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Hello! Welcome back to another archaeogastronomical adventure! I think you'll enjoy this one! Sweet and complex and full of myths, legends and symbolism! Honey is a revered food the world over and bees a sacred and important insect. Let's find out about the first ever apiary, the ancient egyptian practises, mesopotamian myths and ancient greek myth…
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Hello! I have a genuinely exciting episode from the archives of The Delicious Legacy! Even though this is a re-run I have added some extra bits on the intro and outro with bonus ancient recipes! And it's massive! Labyrinth, Minotaur, Talos, and many other myths and legends, Gods and kings and pirates and poets! This is the sun-kissed, sea-guarded C…
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Hello! Self-Exploding nuts! Now this is fact for the ages! Sadly they haven't been used as a weapon in the ancient past so I can't claim it's known for millennia.. But...Pistachios! Evidence so far points to farmers having domesticated the pistachio during the first millennium BCE “somewhere within its wild range,” which spanned southern Central As…
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A huge volcanic explosion... An city buried under tonnes of pumice and ash... No, we are not talking about Pompeii or Herculaneum, but another place and volcano, at least one thousand five hundred years before... An island civilization destroyed by a cataclysmic eruption around 1600 BCE, roughly 3600 years ago! Akrotiri, a town on the Greek island …
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