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Iranians are not ones for saying no, but when they do say no, they don’t actually say no. Listen to learn about the Iranian “noch” — when to do it, and how to do it.
Traditionally, Iranians show their intent to marry, with a “khaastegaari”. In times past, this moment may have been the 1st time the potential partners would have met. Listen to how Amir did it differently though.
Ask two Iranians to sing the Iranian national anthem and you’ll likely get two differing results. Also, they’ll probably both be wrong. Listen to us explain why.
Join us for Iftar as we taste-test foods for the faster and “fakefaster” all between explaining almost everything you need to know about Ramadan in Iran.
Nooruz, Nowrouz, Noruz… Bah! Humbug! Listen to learn about the many bizarre ways by which Iranians mark the measurement of the concept commonly known as ‘time’.
In this episode, we get schooled by comedian-great, Tehran Von Ghasri. He/They joined us for a chat, and a chuckle on subjects such as Iranian black-facing, racial intersectionality and contemporary changes in comedy.
“Khob”, UI expert, Reza joins us to discuss how and why Iranians “hamash” alternate between languages, “va” we also read listener examples of this practice, also known as code-switch, “kholaaseh”.
Learn from tech expert, Mostafa, as to why Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are beneficial to visitors to Iran, as well as Iranians traveling abroad.
Listen to us give translations of the many peculiar Persian insults, innuendos and inappropriate words used by Iranians around the world.
Listen to Shanay as she joins us to discuss how living in Iran affects the choices made by you and others in restricting expression.
Learn about the weird, the wonderful and the unpronounceable names used by Iranians. Also — bonus content! — listen to learn what you shouldn’t call your Iranian child.
Listen to Michael Hilliard, of The Red Line podcast, discuss his Iran visit, the JCPOA ‘nuclear deal’, the complex regional geopolitics, and Iranian ice-cream.
Listen to us, and friends of the show, give their examples of ‘beshkans’ and listen to learn how you, too, can do the Iranian finger-snap.
The Persian Girl Podcast joined us to discuss what it means to be Persian and why some Iranians identify as such.
We called various places in Tehran, and ask stupid questions… but in English. Listen to see how Iranians responded.
We discuss the defining points in the decades of drama between Iran and America, while reading what Iranians think about America.
We invite our guests from 2020 to tell us went right for them in 2020, while giving a summary of what happened in Iran, in 2020.
Could the epic annual battle of Light over Dark, take an unexpected twist in 2020? Listen to us discuss the Iranian occasion of the Night of Yalda, while also telling your fortune for 2021.
Iranians never can say goodbye, no, no, n’, noo, no! Listen to learn how to do a “soft Irexit”, and to politely escape any Iranian gathering.
‘Tehran Taster’, Fareed, joins us to discuss Tehran’s hunger for international cuisine, as well as how to make it as an influencer in Iran.
“Eshgham”, listen on to learn the sweetest of Iranian sweet-talk and why this “mush” is such an important part of the culture.
Shanay joins us to talk taxis — the crazier cars, the crazy drivers, and the crazy conversations found on the streets of Tehran.
Katya, a Russian who married an Iranian, helps us understand what’s involved in moving to Iran.
Neema Naz chats about Iranian humour, the contemporary comedy scene and his recent role in The Boys.