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I Interviewed My Dad For BuzzFeed's New Podcast "See Something Say Something"

Also featuring comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh!

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On Episode 5 of the BuzzFeed podcast See Something Say Something, host Ahmed Ali Akbar talks to his dad, Dr. Waheed Akbar, and comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh about American Muslim parents.

Zahra is also a writer and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast.

Zahra talks to Ahmed about the first time her parents found out she started wearing makeup...

Sneak peak of episode 5! I ask @ZahraComedy about the first secret she ever kept from her parents. (I ask my dad t…

...and the complications of being a Muslim woman and comedian.

.@ZahraComedy also talked to me about how much thought goes into her comedy routines compared to your average white…

Meanwhile, Ahmed and Dr. Akbar do some father-son bonding.

Listen to me talk to my dad —the ORIGINAL rad brown dad —about how he came to see me as more than just his son.

How to listen:

1. Search for See Something Say Something in your podcast app of choice, like Overcast, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Acast, Apple’s built-in Podcast app, and more.

2. Or, click the above embedded link to stream the show directly from this page.

3. Be sure to subscribe, so you never miss a new episode!

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