This episode of Palestinians Podcast features Hani Tawfiq Azzam and his son Moneer Hani Azzam, two generations of men from the same family. We are introduced to the Azzam family home in Mt. Carmel and learn about the family's perilous escape to Lebanon in 1948. Throughout, we hear family stories and share a few laughs remembering Hani's childhood and learning more about what it was like to grow up in Haifa and in Lebanon. We also learn about Hani's difficult transition as a Palestinian immigrant to the United States of America. This is the first episode in a multi-episode journey featuring three generations of men from the Azzam family. To learn more about Hani Tawfiq's college years visit our blog.
This episode of Palestinians Podcast features Moneer Tawfiq Azzam and his son Hani Nicholas Azzam, two generations of men from the same family. We continue our series with the Azzam family and learn of Moneer and Hani Nicholas' experience with their father and grandfather's home on Mt. Carmel. We also learn a bit about what it was like for both Moneer and Hani Nicholas to grow up in the diaspora. Listen past the credits to hear Moneer's wife Sara's connection to the story!
This is the second episode in a multi-episode journey featuring three generations of men from the Azzam family. The first episode in this series is #14: The Azzams, Home on Mt. Carmel.
In the final episode of our series on the Azzam family, we hear from Hani Nicholas Azzam and learn about his experiences with and reflections on Palestine. Despite growing up near Boston, Hani found his way to Palestine after college. In his story, told live on stage at Palestinians, Live! in October of 2016, Hani relates his adventures in Palestine to the Chronicles of Narnia in a wonderful and captivating manner. "Like any good story, this one's a trilogy!"
To hear more about the Azzam family story listen to Episodes #14 and #15. To learn more about the women in the Azzam family visit our blog.
What do Broadway plays, theology school, and a book club have to do with Palestine? You'll find out in this week's episode of Palestinians Podcast when we hear from Gloria Olivier. This dynamic episode features an in depth interview with Gloria at her home in New England and also includes a story she told at Palestinians, Live! in October of 2016 in Boston. Gloria's life journey is filled with unexpected twists and turns, and we hope that you enjoy listening to this episode.
To read more about Gloria's Broadway days visit our blog.
In this special Father's Day episode of a two-episode series featuring and honoring the legacy of Dr. Shouki Kassis, we hear about distinct memories of Amo Shouki's childhood and father in Palestine. We also hear from Amo Shouki's children and grandchildren about what their father meant to them. Happy listening!
This episode is the second in a two-episode series featuring Dr. Shouki Kassis. As a note, you'll enjoy this episode more if you go back and listen to #18: Shouki, Arak with Baba. In this episode, we hear a bit more about Dr. Shouki's post-1948 experience in Palestine and listen to some of his deep reflections on the future of Palestine and the Arab world in general. To read more about Dr. Kassis and his daughter Laila, visit the blog.
In this episode of Palestinians Podcast we hear from Hasheemah Afaneh about her "reverse diasporic" experience. Hasheemah shares her experience of being a Muslim woman in the United States with a unique Arabic name and also about her experience of growing up in both the United States and Palestine. To read more about Hasheemah read our blog.
In this episode of Palestinians Podcast we go back to school with Prof. Dana Sajdi. Dana tells us about living her early years of life under occupation, her struggles with her Palestinian nose, and how she figured out she wanted to pursue history. She also describes the historical figures in her own family who she wishes she had the opportunity to spend more time with. You'll be laughing, crying, and thinking through this episode of Palestinians Podcast.