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Norooz, Norouz, Nowruz?

Norooz, Norouz, Nowruz… Bah! Humbug! Listen to learn about the many bizarre ways by which Iranians mark the measurement of the concept commonly known as ‘time’.

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.

When and how should I use Persian sweet-talk?

“Eshgham”, listen on to learn the sweetest of Iranian sweet-talk and why this “mush” is such an important part of the culture.

How deep will an Iranian uncle’s love go?

Iranians feel differently about paternal uncles and maternal uncles, while honourary uncles feel all sorts of things. Why?! Iranian aunts, however… Shhh!

WTF are NFTs and why are Iranian artists into them?

Iranian NFT artist, Nightwatcher, joins us to talk about Iran’s emerging NFT scene, the promise of Web 3.0, and the launch of our collaborative NFT art piece.

WTF are NFTs and why are Iranian artists into them?

Iranian NFT artist, Nightwatcher, joins us to talk about Iran’s emerging NFT scene, the promise of Web 3.0, and the launch of our collaborative NFT art piece.

What’s it like being Christian in a Muslim nation?

German priestess, Kirsten Wolandt joined us to discuss life as a Christian in Iran, as well as sing a Christmas carol.

Are all Iranian men mummy’s boys?

In Iran, we won’t refer to a boy as a “special child” of a family — we’ll say he’s the “golden willy”. The reference can result in the creation of mummy’s boys. Listen to Shanay help us unpeel this tricky topic.

Are all Iranian men mummy’s boys?

In Iran, we won’t refer to a boy as a “special child” of a family — we’ll say he’s the “golden willy”. The reference can result in the creation of mummy’s boys. Listen to Shanay help us unpeel this tricky topic.

What MUST you do in Iran?

No, this isn’t about tourist stuff — this one is about what you’re kinda forced to do in Iran. You’d be forgiven for thinking that a list for Iran would be longer than other nations — but is that strictly true?

What MUST you do in Iran?

No, this isn’t about tourist stuff — this is about what you’re kinda forced to do. Listen to us answer “what MUST you do in Iran?”

What is the most Iranian thing?

Listen to learn why the most Iranian things are the most Iranian things, while also learning about Iranian food and culture.

What is the most Iranian thing?

Listen to learn why the most Iranian things are the most Iranian things, while also learning about Iranian food and culture.

Why do Iranians think we’re better than them?

Iranians can be kinda racist — but the good kind! They will hold certain peoples in high esteem. With the help of “khaarejis” we discuss why this happens and with who it happens.

How much do Iranians tip?

You do it. We do it. Even educated Iranian PhDs do it. Let’s do it. Let’s show a little extra gratitude. So yes, Iranians do have a culture of tipping, but there are difference.

What doesn’t happen at Iranian birthday parties?

Birthdays are about making a fuss for the ones we love. Yes, every culture makes its own fuss, in its own way. Listen to us, make a fuss, about how Iranians make their fuss.

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.

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.

No? “Noch”!

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.

No?

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.

How do I propose to a Persian girl?

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.

How do I propose to an Iranian girl?

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.

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.

How do I “fakefast”?

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.