Tag: Humor

Fingilish, or is it Pingilish?

Learn what Pingilish (or Fingilish) is. Learn how to use it. Then learn how how you’ll upset people by simply trying to use it.

How do Iranians see other people?

Do you have gaping wall-space that is begging to be filled? If so, buy yourself an over simplistic visual representation of how Iranians see other people.

Flight stories… what’s Iran got?

Listen to weird and wonderful Iran related flight stories and learn what to expect and what to be aware of when travelling with Iranians.

Which Iranian national anthem is which?

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.

Why do Iranians “hamash” code-switch?

“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”.

What $#!± should I not say in Persian?

Listen to us give translations of the many peculiar Persian insults, innuendos and inappropriate words used by Iranians around the world.

What $#!± should I not say in Persian?

Listen to us give translations of the many peculiar Persian insults, innuendos and inappropriate words used by Iranians around the world.

[redacted] in Iran?

Listen to Shanay as she joins us to discuss how living in Iran affects the choices made by you and others in restricting expression.

What are the weirdest Iranian names?

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.

What’s the deal with Iran?

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.

Do Iranians do it louder?

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.

Persians vs. Iranians… who wins?

The Persian Girl Podcast joined us to discuss what it means to be Persian and why some Iranians identify as such.

How much English can Iranians e’speak?

We called various places in Tehran, and ask stupid questions… but in English. Listen to see how Iranians responded.

How much English can Iranians e’speak?

We called various places in Tehran, and ask stupid questions… but in English. Listen to see how Iranians responded.

How do I move to Iran?

Katya, a Russian who married an Iranian, helps us understand what’s involved in moving to Iran.

Are Iranians funny?

Neema Naz chats about Iranian humour, the contemporary comedy scene and his recent role in The Boys.

Are Iranians funny?

Neema Naz chats about Iranian humour, the contemporary comedy scene and his recent role in The Boys.