Tying Up Loose Ends: Part 1

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A Malaysian woman, a Vietnamese man and a Pakistani man walk into a podcast….

We got Carina Ice, Hau Chu and Suhaib Khan together on the same episode where we talked about food (a lot of talk about food), cultural superstitions, traditional items on the dinner table (again, food), not going to a movie theatre as a child, what time you eat dinner (more food talk) among other topics!

As we wrapped up Season 1, we found that we loved so many of our guests from their individual episodes so much that we decided to bring them together! This three part series is called “Tying Up Loose Ends”– pretty self explanatory. We get a couple guests together from vastly different parts of the world to talk about their unique experiences, what makes them different (in terms of their cultures, traditions, religions, etc.) but then find some things that are similar between all three.

Episode 9: Pakistan, with Suhaib Khan

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Suhaib (on the right) with his mom and brother in Kashmir.

Suhaib (on the right) with his mom and brother in Kashmir.

We talked about week-long elaborate Pakistani weddings, Noble Prize-winning 20-something Malala Yousafzai, comparing Pakistani and India food, and other topics when we sat down with Pakistani-American Suhaib Khan in our last episode of season 1!

 

 

Episode 8: Palestine, with Razan Azzarkani

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Razan at the Dead Sea in Jordan (left) and Razan and her dad on the plane ride to the US in September 1999

Razan at the Dead Sea in Jordan (left) and Razan and her dad on the plane ride to the US in September 1999

We found out where to get the world’s best falafel, the correct way to say Palestine and what the decades-long conflict is all about.  We talk with Jordanian-Palestinian-American Razan Azzarkani in our newest episode of Just to Clarify.

 

 

Episode 7: UkRussia, featuring Alec Lyubomirsky

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Alec, sporting a Ukraine jersey, with his dad at the Euro Cup in Kiev, Ukraine.

Alec, sporting a Ukraine jersey, with his dad at the Euro Cup in Kiev, Ukraine.

We talk about Russian spies, “the” Ukraine and Mila Kunis with our Ukrainian-Russian-Jewish friend Alec Lyubomirsky in this newest episode of Just to Clarify.

 

 

Episode 4: Malaysia, featuring Carina Ice

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Four-year-old Carina at Deer Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Four-year-old Carina at Deer Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We talk stinky fruit, censorship laws and the mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 in this episode of Just to Clarify with Malaysian-American Carina Ice.