Tell Them, I Am Tell Them, I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim. With a new episode every weekday this Ramadan, host Misha Euceph opens a window into the lives of Tan France, Alia Shawkat, Ramy Youssef, Reza Aslan, Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.
Tell Them, I Am

Tell Them, I Am

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Tell Them, I Am is about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim. With a new episode every weekday this Ramadan, host Misha Euceph opens a window into the lives of Tan France, Alia Shawkat, Ramy Youssef, Reza Aslan, Mercedes Iman Diamond and others.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 22: Akbar

Akbar Ahmed is an academic, poet, former diplomat, and all-around renaissance man. In Tell Them, I Am's final story of the season, Ahmed recounts how a single train ride when he was 4 years old changed his life's direction forever. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 21: G. Willow

G. Willow Wilson is a novelist and comic book writer, known for her run on the Ms. Marvel series. When 9/11 happened, the world seemed chaotic to say the least — but Willow found that sometimes all you need is a little Neil Gaiman to put you back on track. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by James Kim, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by James Kim. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 20: Munazza

Munazza Alam is a Harvard-educated astrophysicist. When she was in college, her dad's complicated liver replacement opened her eyes to how the universe can feel so full and so empty at the same time. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Arwen Nicks. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 19: Layla

Layla Shaikley is a tech entrepreneur and Instagram influencer. When she was young, she discovered two things. One: that how you dress holds more meaning than you think. And two: that you can definitely use this to your advantage. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Mary Knauf. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 18: Mercedes

Mercedes Iman Diamond has been participating — and dominating — drag competitions and performances since she was 21. She speaks about how a stage became her safe place. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Mary Knauf, Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Mary Knauf. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 17: Omar

Omar Offendum is a rapper and poet. When he was 15 years old, his affinity for Arabic poetry came to life while reciting a piece during Nizar Qabbani's memorial at Georgetown University in 1998. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by James Kim and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by James Kim. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 16: Maz

Maz Jobrani is, and apparently has always been, a comedian and actor. As a kid, he was a natural performer, but had a habit of stifling that part of himself. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Misha Euceph and Arwen Nicks. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Misha Euceph. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 15: Emmen

Emmen Ahmed is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for Tell Them). Her grandfather had a huge influence on her, and when he passed away a few years ago, she struggled to maneuver through life without him. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Mary Knauf and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Mary Knauf. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 14: Reem

Chef Reem Assil owns Reem's California and Dyafa, two popular middle eastern eateries in Oakland, California. But growing up, she had a knack for filmmaking, and at 12 years old she premiered her first (and only) film on her local public access station. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Arwen Nicks. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

Episode 13: Iqbal

Television actor Iqbal Theba gives us an inside look on a career that many in the entertainment industry know well — service. And this probably won't come as a surprise, but he was really good at it. Hosted by Misha Euceph. Written by Arwen Nicks and Misha Euceph. Edited by Arwen Nicks. Produced by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf. Sound designed by Arwen Nicks. Music by David Linard. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Illustration by Emmen Ahmed. Graphic Design by Stephanie Kraft. Want a Tell Them, I Am t-shirt? We got you.

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