The Maydan Podcast

The Maydan Podcast is a production of Maydan, with dedicated themes around Islamic Studies and related fields. Maydan is an online publication of theAli Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, offering expert analysis on a wide variety of issues in the field of Islamic Studies for academic and public audiences alike.

Project Team: Ahmet Tekelioglu- Editor-in-Chief | Micah Hughes- Project Coordinator | Sophie Potts – Post Production and Audio Editor. Contact: publish@themaydan.com

The Maydan Podcast is made possible by generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

EXPLORE OUR STREAMS:

History Speaks

Connecting conversations across disciplines on gender, law, and theology in Islamic history and how they speak to contemporary issues today.

History Speaks

Islam on the Edges

Islam on the Edges with Ermin Sinanović features conversations on global Islam, highlighting themes and experiences from the geographical and other edges of Muslim thought and life.

Islam on the Edges

Knowledge and its Producers

Knowledge and its Producers is a limited podcast series from the Maydan hosted by N.A. Mansour, featuring people who are at the forefront of knowledge production, typically away from the traditional educational power structures.

Knowledge and its Producers

On The Square

On the Square is a podcast from Sapelo Square in collaboration with the Maydan Institute exploring the dynamics of race and Islam in the Americas.

On The Square

RECENT EPISODES:

Knowledge and Its Producers EP3- M. Lynx Qualey

N.A Mansour’s guest for this episode of Knowledge and Its Producers is M. Lynx Qualey. “We’re going to be talking about everything from translation to KDrama, to work-life balance to the idea of guilty pleasures....

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On The Square EP3- Umi’s Archive

In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square History Editor Zaheer Ali speaks with Sapelo Square Senior Editor and On The Square curator Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer about her latest work, Umi’s Archive. The...

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Islam on the Edges EP2 – Ramadan on the Edges

In this episode, Islam on the Edges curator-host Ermin Sinanovic interviews four scholars and activists about Ramadan fasting in their countries and communities. The episode reveals many similarities across the four continents – North America,...

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History Speaks EP2 – Local Traditions of Islamic Law

In this episode of History Speaks, Saadia Yacoob speaks with Matthew Steele and Mahmood Kooria about the Islamic legal traditions in Africa, South and Southeast Asia.  They discuss the life of legal texts as they...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP2 – Vanessa Taylor

Our guest today on Knowledge and its Producers is Vanessa Taylor. She is the founding editor of the Drinking Gourd magazine, and she edits a newsletter called Nazar, which tackles issues of surveillance and the...

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On The Square EP2- Black Maternal Health and the Black Midwifery Tradition

In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square Arts and Culture editor Ambata Kazi-Nance speaks with renowned midwife, birthwork historian, and doula educator Shafia Monroe, founder of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, the...

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On The Square EP1- Being Muslim on Turtle Island

In this episode our host, Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer talks with Siddeeqah Sharif Fichman an Afro-Native Muslim and community advocate and Hazel Gómez, a faith-based community organizer, about Being Muslim on Turtle Island. This deep...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP1 – Sato Moughalian

Sato Moughalian is one of those people who can do drastically different things well. She is, to my mind, everything a professional historian should be. Sensitive. Kind. Fearless. Detail-oriented. She’s also a professional flutist and...

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History Speaks EP1 – Retrieving Silenced Voices

In this episode, I speak with Pernilla Myrne and Laury Silvers about the limits of historical sources, the methods historians employ to uncover the lives of the marginalized in society, and the role of the...

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Islam On The Edges EP 1 – Muslim Cosmopolitanism with Khairudin Aljunied

Ermin Sinanović hosts Dr. Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied, an associate professor of history and Malay studies at the National University of Singapore on the theme of Muslim cosmopolitanism. What is Muslim cosmopolitanism and why is...

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