A Sisterhood For Peace: Muslim And Jewish Women Building Bridges

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Amanda Quraishi in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Amanda Qureshi, a digital media professional and diversity activist and Advisory Board Member for the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom. In this episode, she talks about her work with this unique national grassroots […]

Behind The Scenes Of Music Video Free

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Rapper Narcy & Director Ridwan Adhami in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week’s episode takes listeners behind the scenes of the newly released music video, Free. Featured by big names such as Billboard and iTunes, the project was the result of a special […]

The Impact And Challenges Of International Relief Work

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Naser Haghamed from Islamic Relief Worldwide in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Naser Haghamed, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide. Naser has travelled across 35 countries to help deliver aid where it is needed the most. He shares his insights with […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

As this episode of the Raw Islam Podcast opens Imam Azhar talks about his relationship with Robert “Bob” D. Gary, a former Department of Justice lawyer, who feels that a better understanding of Islam is truly needed, because it is the misinterpretation of Islam and what Muslims believes that leads to hate and feeds into […]

Breaking Barriers With Comedy: A Talk With Tazzy Phe

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Tazzy Phe in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome none other than YouTube comedy sensation, Tazzy Phe. If you have never heard of her, now is the time to get hip and join her over 40,000 subscribers. The description […]

Raw #Islam #Podcast 5: Are You a Good #Infidel, or a Bad Infidel?

In this episode of Raw Islam Podcast, B.C. Dodge and Imam Azhar discuss a scary word: kafir. B.C. starts by sharing a Twitter exchange he had with a fellow Navy veteran who was shocked to find out he was Muslim. The man asked, “Are you a sharia Muslim or a Quranic Muslim?” B.C. says, “In […]

Continuing to Uphold American Ideals

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Scott Cooper and Joe Jenkins from Veterans for American Ideals in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, B.C. & Mordant welcome two special guests: Scott Cooper and Joe Jenkins from Veterans for American Ideals. They were introduced to the show when IRUSA was […]

Raw #Islam #Podcast 4: Beyond #Haram, What is Better?

Imam Azhar opens this episode of Raw Islam podcast with the question “A man in white suit falls in a hole, what do you do?” Do you help that person? Do you just call 911? Do you offer to clean them up? If we accept that we are in this hole in our nice white […]

Aww! One Year Old!

IRUSA staff member Lina Hashem turns the tables on hosts B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon and interviews them for the first birthday of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Can you believe it? It’s been one year now since hosts B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon got this thing started—one year since they interviewed their first […]

Raw #Islam #Podcast 3: Are You Holding Your Values Close to Your Heart?

As we swore in the 45 President, there were many changes that took place in only the first 6 days, including the normalization of Islamophobia. This week on the Raw Islam podcast we review these first 6 days and the use of the phrase Radical Islam and we ask, are you holding your values close […]