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 […]

Islam in Spanish – Empowering an Underserved Community

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 welcome Jaime Mujahid Fletcher from Islam in Spanish to share his groundbreaking efforts in making Islam accessible to the Spanish-speaking community. The idea was sparked when Mujahid became Muslim and […]

Raw #Islam #Podcast 1: Welcome to Raw Islam, now let’s hug

On this, the premier episode, of Raw Islam with Imam Azhar, we are introduced to the Imam, we learn about his back ground growing up in Canada and we get to understand what the Raw Islam Podcast is all about. In the 1980s resources to learn and study Islam, and what it means to be […]

Addressing MENA’s Youth Employment Crisis

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon to Taleb Salhab and Saro Nakashian in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, B.C. & Mordant chat with Taleb Salhab and Saro Nakashian from Education for Employment. The organization started in 2006 in Gaza and now spans eight countries with a mission of creating job […]

…In Which We Interview Our First Unicorn

B.C. Dodge & guest co-host Chancey Gannett talk to author Susan Dennard in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Susan Dennard is an author who writes young adult novels that have nothing to do with humanitarian aid. But when she came across an article about Islamic Relief USA last fall, she decided to use […]

Muslim Youth and the Religious Literacy Gap

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Hadia Mubarak in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Hadia Mubarak. Hadia is a lecturer on religion and gender at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and works with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). She joins […]