217 Taz Ahmed | Pod-Activist

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Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast activist, storyteller and podcaster, Taz Ahmed. Taz is one of the co-hosts of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, a monthly show that aims to share the good and the bad of the American Muslim female experience. In this episode, Harry and Taz discuss Taz’s work as a political activist and the work she’s done for the Asian-American community. Taz talks about the plans to wrap up her wildly successful podcast after five years and what she plans to do next.

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What We Covered:

  • 00:15 – Harry discusses the timely topic of coronavirus and wishes everyone the best of health
  • 02:30 – Harry thanks today’s sponsor, Focusrite 2i2
  • 04:07 – Harry takes a moment to recap his conversation with James Cridland
  • 04:38 – Harry welcomes to the podcast, Taz Ahmed
  • 05:26 – Harry thanks the second sponsor of today’s podcast, FullCast
  • 05:51 – Taz’s podcasting origin story and the inspiration to start her show, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim
  • 14:15 – The visibility and public response to #GoodMuslimBadMuslim
  • 17:42 – Taz’s educational background and her decision to become an activist
  • 23:25 – The work Taz has done to enhance political consciousness among Asian-Americans and what has changed over the years
  • 33:57 – Trends Taz has observed about the political engagement among younger generations
  • 39:33 – What continues to drive and motivate Taz
  • 41:07 – The decision to wrap up the podcast after five successful years and Taz’s plans for the future
  • 52:49 – What is something that Taz has changed her mind about recently
  • 53:23 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Taz
  • 54:10 – Harry thanks Taz for joining the show and lets listeners know where they can follow her
  • 56:38 – Harry thanks his sponsors once more
  • 57:44 – Harry announces the retention hashtag for today’s episode


Links Mentioned

FullCast Website

Focusrite Website

Focusrite’s $2500 Podcast Studio Makeover Contest

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

Taz’s Twitter – @TazzyStar

Taz’s Instagram – @TazzyStar

Taz’s Websites – http://www.goodmuslimbadmuslim.com/tazandzahra & https://www.tazzystar.me/

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