Ask An Iranian - What went right in 2020, in Iranian - Empty pistachio nuts on white background

We’re “glass-half-full” kinda people, which is why we never look at an empty pistachio shell with a frown. No, no! There are many applications for an empty pistachio shell, and we’re sure that we’ll find them soon. For those that aren’t us though, the year 2020 was like finding that empty pistachio shell — an expected nutty experience. For this episode, we wanted to reflect on the year that has passed, by asking our previous guests, and our audience to reflect on what went right for them. We listen to their positive reflections while we ourselves reflect on what happened in Iran during 2020. So, wanna know what went right in 2020, for Iranians? Listen on, to learn more.

Questions that we also get answers to in this episode

  • What happened in Iran during 2020?
  • What possessed the Iranian President, Rouhani, to wear that mask?
  • Why have Iranians become resilient to hard times?
  • Where do I go to buy Ask An Iranian merchandise?
  • Will Majid Laboo Foroosh get out on bail?

Thanks to all the Ask An Iranian guests of 2020

We’d like to thank all of the guests that joined us during 2020. We really appreciate them sharing their time, and expertise with us and our listeners. If you’d like to listen to their answers to “what went right in 2020?”, check out this episode. While you’re here, why not check out what they have to say on other episodes of ours, by following the links below.

Translations of Persian (Farsi) words used in the episode

PersianEnglish translation
Besmellaah:“In the name of God” – Arabic term, used to begin things in Iran
Aakhey:“Bless” – used to imply that something is cute
Pedar sag:“Father of a dog” – a derogatory term
“a” appearing alone, will be pronounced as a short-a — double ‘aa’s are long, as used in the word “water”

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