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Aug 30, 2019

Maria and Julio are joined by the journalist and feminist author, Mona Eltahawy to discuss her new book, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls. They also talk about #MeToo, the power of fighting back, feminist activism through hashtags on social media and the importance of women’s voice in defying the...


Aug 27, 2019

Since Ilhan Omar was elected to Congress, she’s faced consistent attacks from the GOP and Donald Trump, even as far as the president telling her and three other Congresswomen to “go back to their country.” These attacks illustrate the greater struggle of being a black Muslim woman in this country today. Maria and...


Aug 23, 2019

Originally from Benghazi, Libya, Mohanad Elshieky has found in comedy a space to discuss and laugh about immigration, politics and white privilege in the United States. Maria and Julio talk with him about Hollywood, bidets and his encounter with immigration officers in a Greyhound. 

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Aug 20, 2019

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones led a team of black journalists, writers and poets to create The 1619 Project, a deep and thoughtful look into the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in this country. But a lot of the response has been predictably critical. Maria and Julio are joined by ITT All-Stars, Wajahat...


Aug 16, 2019

From the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Christchurch, New Zealand, to the Charlottesville car attack in 2017, it’s clear that white nationalists and the “alt-right” are not just living on the dark corners of the internet, but actually carry out deadly violence in the world. Maria and Julio talk with