Posts tagged #Zahra Noorbakhsh

Homework Links for Episode #29


For this very special episode of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, Zahra and Taz went to the Japanese American 1940s internment camp known as Manzanar, It was part of the annual pilgrimage that has been happening at the site for the pas 48 years.  Thank you to all the friends that allowed us to join in on this experience and a special well of love to the the Japanese American elders who were incarcerated and the activists that did the work to make sure this wasn't forgotten. 

Posted on May 27, 2017 and filed under Links.

We're on the front lines...

Other than Buzzfeed giving us another shoutout, we’ve been busy with our own personal projects. Taz got to sit down with a few other Californians to talk about her post-election thoughts, and Zahra went on NPR for an essay on prayer. Taz, too, went on another podcast: Sporkful, where she discussed love and pork. She's also performed at an event called Harness.

Besides Eid, there’s one holiday that Taz can’t get enough of… Valentine’s Day. If you’re into really kinky things like “heavy vetting” and using “unpresidented” as your safe word, then step right up to Taz’s Etsy shop. She almost always sells out.

Zahra also had her own sort of holiday: six performances of “On Behalf of All Muslims,” her new comedy special at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. The San Francisco Chronicle even mentioned her special! Every night was sold out. Looks like we might have to do a live performance of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim too...

Posted on February 9, 2017 .

Homework Links for Episode #17

Recording from inside the White House - photo by Les Talusan

Recording from inside the White House - photo by Les Talusan

HOLY MOLY, they let us in to record from INSIDE the White House! Here are the links so you can follow along:

Taz & Zahra at the White House. Photo by Les Talusan.

Taz & Zahra at the White House. Photo by Les Talusan.

BONUS: Check out this White House AAPI Heritage Month Playlist! Mishthi Music (Taz's music site) helped curate this list! 

Zahra Gets Heaven Points on Snap Judgement

On this week's Snap Judgement, you can hear our very own Zahra talking about heaven points, eating pork, wearing hijab and religious farts! She took the stage at the Snap Judgement LIVE Oakland show earlier this year. Take a listen! And for those of you coming to our website for through listening to Snap Judgement - thanks for stopping by! And be sure to subscribe to the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast! 

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim Take On SXSW!

The ladies of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim are ready to take on the land of hooking longhorns, Whole Food, and keeping it weird! That's right, Zahra & Taz are coming to Austin, Texas to record a live episode at South By Southwest! Please come by and be a part of our live studio audience - listen to some fatwas, get creeped on with some shahria, and stay after for a little Q&A by Austin's own Amanda Quraishi!

March 15th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Dropbox Podcast Studio

Lustre Pearl, 94 Raine St. Austin, Texas

Facebook Event Page

There will be limited seating for this event, so be sure to get your tickets now. RSVP at this link:

Thank you to Dropbox Podcast Studio who will be hosting this event - as well as a series of podcasting shows and workshops over March 14th & March 15th - be sure to check out their entire schedule! 

Zahra & Taz Performing Near You!

Join Zahra on Feb 27th as she joins Glynn Washington and rest of the team of the awesome Snap Judgement Live! for a performance at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA! Get your tickets now! 

Join Taz on Feb 25th at Los Angeles' Almost All Asian Family Reunion Storytelling Show hosted by Angry Asian Man at Echoes Under Sunset. Get your tickets here! 

Join Taz on Feb 24th as she releases her third poetry chapbook "Emdash & Ellipses" at Stories Cafe in Echo Park, Los Angeles! Can't make it the show? You can buy your copy on Amazon right here

Homework: Links for Episode #14

In our sexy episode of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim we talk about a lot of fun fun stuff. Special thanks to Ellen & Eric for making this show happen this month! Follow the hot links below:

In case you needed to know what a Jinn looks like. (Source: Al-Jinn by Ahmad Sakr)

In case you needed to know what a Jinn looks like. (Source: Al-Jinn by Ahmad Sakr)

Careful - a shaitan might be in your man's urethra (Source: Al-Jinn by Ahmad Sakr)

Careful - a shaitan might be in your man's urethra (Source: Al-Jinn by Ahmad Sakr)

Homework: Links for Episode #13

Thank you so much to University of Michigan's South Asian Awareness Network for hosting us for this episode of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim! Check out the following links to follow along to Episode #13 - Live From University of Michigan:

Awesome crowd at SAAN!

Awesome crowd at SAAN!

Magic Lamp from Dearborn, MI

Magic Lamp from Dearborn, MI

The Seige.

The Seige.

Media Roundup: Bring on 2016

We can't believe that it's only been a year since we started the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast - and what a ride it's been! Check out some of our wonderful media hits from the second half of 2015. Thank you for spreading that #GoodMuslimBadMuslim love! Keep using that hashtag and sending us your questions& topics! And if you are in the media, do hit us up - we'd LOVE to talk to you! 

Homework: Links for Episode #12

Can you believe it has been a year of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim-ing? Thanks to the SF Grotto for hosting us for this recording! Check out the following links to follow along to Episode #12: Muslim Christmas:


Zahra's Muslim Funny

This past week the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim team was on the road for the Muslim Funny Fest in New York City. The festival was great - there were some amazing comedians that had us laughing and cringing. Our very own Zahra did an awesome set on the second day of the festival - and you can check it out right here. Watch, laugh, enjoy! Thanks to the organizers of the event for creating a much needed space.

And stay tuned for our New YorK City podcast which will be uploaded very very soon!

Posted on August 4, 2015 and filed under Projects.

Zahra and Taz Take on the Big Apple

Zahra and Taz are coming to New York City, and we need you to LAUGH! 

Join us at the Asian American Writers Workshop on Thursday, July 23rd at 7pm to be a part of the studio audience for the recording of Episode #7 of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast! 

RSVP for FREE right here!

Facebook Event Page right here!

You are promised an evening of conversation and laughter as the quirky yet controversial duo of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast record a live show for their next episode from the heart of the Big Apple. Stay tuned as co-hosts Zahra Noorbakhsh and Taz Ahmed declare fatwas, creep Sharia and hand out Good Muslim awards. The show will be recorded. As is all of their conversations. Stick around for the Q&A Aftershow, moderated by Deepa Crash of the Good Cha Podcast. Co-sponsored by the Mipsterz - Muslim HipstersMuslim Writers CollectiveBrown Girl Magazine, & South Asian Women's Creative Collective - SAWCC.

BONUS - if you want to laugh even MORE, catch Zahra doing standup at the Muslim Funny Fest on July 22nd! You can get tickets for the show right here at this link. 

Posted on July 19, 2015 and filed under Projects.

Media Roundup: Summertime 2015

We've had an exciting time this summer! And an exciting time with media. Thank you so much to everyone that's been listening to our podcast, sharing it, covering it, and giving us some love. We read all of your emails and tweets, even if we don't respond. We love you, we really do. 

Here's a summary of some of our funnest media hits this summer. We love talking to media. So if you are in the media, do hit us up! We would love to talk to you! And to follow the conversation, please be sure to use the hashtag #GoodMuslimBadMuslim!

Homework: Links for Episode 6






Ramadan Mubarak! We know how slow everything can get when it's hot outside and you are fasting long hours - so we're here to make it easy for you. Follow along to our latest episode with the following links!

Guest host Saqib Keval of The People's Kitchen

Homework: Links for Episode #5

We have been shamed! And we talk about it in this podcast. Here's the list of links so you can follow along.

Animated Awkward Ask A Muslim

This has got to be one of our most favorite forms of flattery - having a story from our podcast turned into an animation. This cartoon was sent to us by Kulsum, a Pomona College student who had to create a piece of animation for a class project. The story is Taz's Awkward Ask a Muslim moment from episode #4. For the record, the guy that approached Taz was not White, but it is an interesting conversation on how to interpret race in a narrative when race isn't explicit - though Taz can guarantee the story would have gone a lot differently if he was white.  And thank you so much to the animator for making Taz looks skinny. 

We like fan mail of all kinds - especially with words! Please continue to tweet us using the hashtag #GoodMuslimBadMuslim and send us emails! We are reading them and using them to shape our podcast. Thank you for listening! 

Posted on May 22, 2015 and filed under Press, FanMail.

Code Switching Muslim w/ Arun Rath

Wow, what an incredible month - we are super excited to have been invited to the All Things Considered Weekend Edition with Arun Rath. We had a great conversation which you can listen to at the audio below and be sure to read the article too (excerpt below!). 

Media Roundup: Early 2015

It has been a media whirlwind for the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim duo for the past four months. Here's a list so you can follow along and catch up! We also want to take this time to thank all of you who have been listening and sharing our podcast!

And of course, to follow the conversation - on twitter follow @tazzystar and @zahranoo join the conversation with the hashtag #GoodMuslimBadMuslim.

Homework: Links for Episode #4

In our fourth podcast LIVE from Pomona College Taz and Zahra interview each other and have a conversation about Muslims in the news. And spiders. Here's a list of links so that you can keep up:

*No spiders were harmed in the recording of this podcast

    Posted on April 23, 2015 and filed under Links.