Identity Politics

Identity Politics


Latest Episodes

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. http://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.

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. http://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.

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...

Episode 35: Spiritual Survivor
June 14, 2018

In the final episode of our 5 Pillars Series, “Hajj Pro” Shahidah Sharif joins us to discuss what this ritual means to her and how to prepare for the experience of a life time. Guest: Shahidah Sharif is the Program Director of the Faith Institute of th...

Episode 34: Conver(t)sations (ft. Palmer Shepherd)
June 12, 2018

So you’ve just converted to Islam. Now what? On this episode, Palmer Shepherd joins us to discuss how becoming Muslim means trying to be the best you can be, what unique challenges converts face and the importance of community in navigating it all.

Episode 33: The Fast and the Furious (ft. Hazel Gomez)
June 08, 2018

How can women get the most out of Ramadan when we are unable to fast? We sit down with Hazel Gomez about female bodies, spiritual development and what it might take to change how we think about our periods. Guest: Hazel Gomez, @Palunquita,

Episode 32: Praying for Candy and Good Grades (ft. Yusufi Vali)
June 04, 2018

In Part 2 of our “5 Pillars Series” this Ramadan, we discuss praying for candy, struggling to keep up in taraweeh and the potential benefits of being elbowed in the ribs. Plus we chat with Yusufi Vali, Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Bosto...