Salaam, dorood and hello! Welcome to the website of the #1 English-language Iran-based podcast. We tackle tricky questions on occasionally taboo topics, with the aim of helping you get comically clued up on Iran, Iranians, and the Iranian take on things.
Well, we see it like this: Iran and Iranians are not short of media attention, and although you might not be surprised to hear that there’s a lot of hate, you will be surprised to hear that there’s a lot of the opposite. Great, right?! Well, Iranophiles have their place, but for the ‘average Jamshid’, there’s little out there in the English-speaking world that represent his views. Yes, ‘average Jamshid’ eats, sleeps and poops like you, but that strange watering can he uses after his poops, make him a little different. We find those differences interesting, and our audience does too, and that’s why we bother. So, until we run out of those sorts of things to talk about, or until we get are forced to stop, we’ll keep doing this.
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Who’s behind the Ask An Iranian podcast?
We are currently two whole people that make up a combined amount of 75% Iranian. We do this out of love, or maybe out of stupidity — it’s all self-funded and we have regular day jobs. We kinda hide our identities, because… you know. We go by the names of David and Mohammad, but we identify as ‘Persian girls’.
Listen to learn about Iranian culture, history and languages
We cover a wide variety of Iran related topics in our weekly English-language podcast and often have guests on the show to help tackle them. Highlighted below are few episodes that we’ve helpfully categorised for you.
Podcast episodes about Iranian culture
- What’s the best way to greet an Iranian?
- What souvenirs should I bring for my Iranian friends?
- Why can’t Iranians get through doors?
- What should I know before dating a Persian girl?
- Why do Iranians blackface? (feat. Tehran Von Ghasri)
Listen to our first episode on Iranian culture
Podcast episodes about Iranian history
- Who are the most famous Iranians?
- What do Iranians think of America?
- Persians vs. Iranians… who wins?
- What’s the deal with Iran?
- Which Iranian national anthem is which?
Listen to an episode on Iranian history
Podcast episodes about Iranian languages
- Do Iranians have daddy issues?
- Why do Iranians think I am tired all of the time?
- Why won’t Iranians take my money?
- Am I also expected to die for an Iranian?
- Why do Iranians “hamash” code-switch?