There’s beef; there’s a whole lot of beef; and there’s a meat-feast, at a carvery, on a Sunday, at the Annual Cannibal Conference, level of beef. This is the level of beef that we’ve arrived at between Iran and America. In this episode, we discuss some of the defining points in the decades of drama between these two nations. We also touch upon how things were once very much the other around. To help see how modern-day Iranians feel about America and Americans, following all this beefery, we read responses from our listeners. Our listeners provided us with a surprising range of responses, so if you’re curious to know, “what do Iranians think about America?”, be sure to listen to this episode.

Questions we also get answers to in this episode

  • What is up?
  • When did relations start going sour between Iran and America?
  • Who is Haji Washington and what does he do for Iran?
  • What is the most common photograph you’ll see of Iran?
  • How is the former American Embassy in Iran being used these days?
  • What is the McFarlane Scandal?
  • How did the Americans first feel about the Iranian revolution?
  • What do our Iranian listeners think of America

If you’re Iranian, tell us what you think of America

We’d like to thank all of our followers that kindly responded to us for this episode. If you, yourself, would like to have your say, please leave a comment below, or on our Twitter page or Instagram page.

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Translations of Persian (Farsi) words used during this episode

PersianEnglish translation
Haji:The title given to respected figures who have visited Mecca
22nd Bahman:‘Bahman’ is the Iranian month between January and February — the Islamic Revolution in Iran is celebrated on 12th of February
Chaakerim: “I am your paid servant” – a term use by an Iranian OG

Image credit: picture of Huji Washington, edited by Ask An Iranian