Today, the18th of Farvardin 1399/2479, you are very welcome to meet Dr. Ilan Abecassis from the podcast "the Chronicles" and our patron Ahaz Israeli, and hear us talk about the 5 millennium war between the beer drinkers and the wine drinkers around the Forever-Persian Gulf, recently known as "the Iran-Iraq war"
Today, the 11th of Farvardin 1399 or 2579, we are delighted and extatic to talk to Dr. Ori Goldberg again, and more or less complete the timeline series, with post-war and post-Khomeini Iran (or: Iran under Khamenei). As usual in this time of Coronavirus outbreak, we recorded thruogh Zoom.
Today we're talking with Prof. Shalom Goldman, Pardon Tillinghast professor of religion at Middlebury College, about the best selling poet in the United States. Would you like to guess who that is?
Today, the 3rd of Day 2577/1397, you get to listen to my friend and colleague Nahid Ghani and me talking about language purism in Persian. We ended up talking about Hebrew and English as well…
For me it was 7:30-9 in the morning, for Nahid in Vancouver is was 21:30-23:00, so I was not awake yet and she was already tired, but I think we managed to do quite well 🙂
Today, Azar 12th 2577/1397, we are at last exposed to Siavash Safavi's life and political activity – the opposition movement Farashgard. Those of you who haven't listened yet to Part 1- about human rights in Iran, might want to do it before listening to this episode, but you can also listen after. It breaks nicely.
Today, Aban 28th 1397/2577, we were supposed to have one episode about Farashgard movement, but it was so interesting, we ended up recording more than 2 hours, so here's the first half, dealing mostly with human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
You will hear about Siavash's life and political activity, including Farashgard, in episode 42, which is released 2 weeks after the current one (on December 3rd 2018).
We met Holly Dagres, a freelance Iran analyst and curator of The Iranist newsletter (subscribe if you haven't already!) to discuss possible implications of Trump's announcement on May 12th 2018, Telegram blockage in Iran, and some other current affairs issues. And to hear about being an American adolescent in Iran. She cracked us up!
הפעם ניצלתי את התירוץ של יום האישה כדי לדבר עם חברתי הטובה ד"ר נאהיד ע'ני על נשים באיראן ועל עוד דברים שמעניינים את שתינו. נאהיד היגרה מאיראן לקנדה לפני שבע שנים, היא היום אזרחית קנדית ולא יכולה לחזור לאיראן אפילו לביקור. כלומר, יכולה, אבל הסיכון גדול מדיי. חוץ מזה, ד"ר ע'ני היא מחברת הפרסום היחיד בשפה הפרסית שעוסק בפרסית יהודית קדומה (כך הכרנו), חוקרת איראן, ופעילה פוליטית לפחות במרחב הווירטואלי.