True Talk

Thursday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
True Talk Podcast

True Talk is a global affairs talk radio show hosted by Samar Jarrah. The show focuses on the Middle East and the Muslim world. The show also discusses issues that Muslims face world wide, as well as for American Muslims who are seeking to live as peace-loving Americans in a nation that often has only seen stereotypical portrayals of Islam.

Leave a message for TrueTalk at 813-238-8001 ext. 619.

Studio line: 813-239-9663

Listen latest episodes

  • Ahmed and Samar spoke with Susan Darraj and Laura Albast about the Palestine Writes Literature Festival, the largest Palestinian Literature Festival gathering in North America. Sadly, some Zionist organizations tried to shut the festival down. Susan and Laura explain what happened next. Listen to the show here
  • Samar spoke to American Arab novelist Aisha Abdel Gawad about her new novel Between Two Moon. Set in the Arab immigrant enclave of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, following three siblings coming of age over the course of one Ramadan. Watch the interview: Listen to this show:        
  •   Samar spoke with Palestinian human rights lawyer from occupied Jerusalem Rafat Al-Khalili. He describes how Israeli settlers seized the Sub Laban family’s home in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. The family fought a legal battle that lasted 45 years. Rafat’s mom was born in the home, which her family began renting in…
  • Samar spoke to Loay Elbasyouni about his fascinating journey with the NASA team especially with the groundbreaking helicopter flight Loay and his team achieved on Mars in April 2021. He spoke about his childhood in a refugee camp  in Gaza and how he struggled to make it in the USA as a student with limited…
  • Palestinian journalist Nour Odeh @nour_odeh discusses how Israel carried out a military invasion of Jenin destroying up to 80% of the homes there. Odeh also explains how Israel enforces apartheid policies on Palestinians.
  • On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha (festival of Sacrifice) we replay Ahmed Bedier’s conversation with Imam Derrick peat on faith and the Imam’s unusual journey to Islam.
  • Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah discuss food cultural appropriation and the Israeli occupation with Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan.
  • This week on True Talk, we will have guest speaker, Mongi Dhaouadi. We will be discussing Tunisia. Tune into the show on Thursday.
  • We talked with our cohost, Samar Jarrah. This week we talked about Hurricane Ian and what she went through during the storm.
Hosted by
Samar Jarrah
Hosted by
Ahmed Bedier

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