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 […]

For By Taking This Step, We Will Bridge the Void

From the Venn Network, where communities are brought together and gaps are bridged, comes another scintillating episode of the Raw Islam podcast with Imam Azhar Subedar, hosted by B.C. Dodge. A vandalism incident at a mosque located in New Tampa, Florida, where Imam Azhar resides, is reported by our host, who calls it an atrocious […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Islam in Spanish: Empowering an Underserved Community Part II

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Jaime Mujahid Fletcher in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, B.C. & Mordant continue their talk with Jaime Mujahid Fletcher from Islam in Spanish. He shares more detailed insight on how his organization is making strides to bring knowledge about Islam to the […]

Raw #Islam #Podcast 2: The Ummah – Victims of the Kneejerk Reaction

Imam Azhar opens this podcast with the comment that “we are not here to debate what was said, we are here to open a dialogue,” which is what Raw Islam is all about. When we hear that someone said something about Black Live Matter or another topic, we tend to go back and watch the […]