Hey! That’s My Hummus!

We’re the only hummus-themed podcast which is not a cooking show.

[103] Death, Mourning, and … that’s pretty much it.

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Another episode! And it was recorded right as Faiqa and Mike were getting over nasty colds that make our voices sound all throaty and our throats sound all voicey. (No, I don’t know what that means either. But there’s a good deal of Sudafed in my system right now making me a bit loopy, so let’s just go with it.

Our condolences go to Faiqa’s father-in-law who passed away last week. Our thoughts are with her family. Faiqa opens up about the experience — explaining what happens when someone Muslim dies. And Mike recalls the passing of his mother years before, and how a Jewish family experiences the funeral and mourning periods. These are the types of things many people don’t learn about growing up in traditional households or educational institutions. So both of our discoveries and stories were quite powerful.

We’d love to hear about your experiences and traditions surrounding death and mourning. Please let us know your thoughts on our Facebook Page or on Twitter: @thatsmyhummus. Also be sure to get on iTunes and rate and review us!

Our podcast today is brought to you by our Amazon page (just click the banner!) and Zipcar. Use our link to sign up (http://www.joinzipcar.com/hummus) for a $25 credit!

Oh — and a heads up to Zencastr, a new recording platform we’ve started using which makes remote podcasting and post-producing much easier. Hopefully it sounds just as good (if not better!)

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Durood Shareef (Yusuf Islam)

[102] Interfaith Relationships: Not Really a Controversial Episode

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I really should write a script which says “Sorry for the delay in posting; ________ got in the way.” Because that’s what happened this time. This podcast was recorded on February 15 — the day after Valentine’s Day! The day after the day celebrating love (which technically is also a day to celebrate love. Like the other 363 days of the year. But anyway…)

So: We finally get around to talking about interfaith relationships and what our respective communities think about them. And why. Are attitudes changing? Are there certain challenges when a relationship or marriage crosses cultural or religious boundaries? We take a look at some of the relationships of those close to us and discuss.

We want you to support us in so many ways: of course there’s the Amazon Banner at http://www.heythatsmyhummus.com/amazon. Click on it and shop like you normally would on Amazon.com. We just get a little help. Also? Warby Parker’s great deal is still on! You can click here for further info: http://www.warbyparkertrial.com/hummus .

But enough about helping us: I mentioned a company which I decided to plug because they’re awesome and they’re going through a rough time: Blüprint Chocolatiers is a local business in Alexandria, VA which has absolutely delicious treats. They happen to, by no fault of their own, be in the spotlight as they now share a building with professional hater Rich@rd Spencer. And some people have gathered that there is a connection between the chocolate shop and the racist tenant (which there is not). So — they deserve a lot of love. (And they’re working on an efficient means for delivery!) Check them out…

And, naturally, you can reach us at the usual places: https://www.facebook.com/HeyThatsMyHummus/ and @ThatsMyHummus on Twitter. And our iTunes page is searchable. And begging for your five star reviews.

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Invisible Light (Instrumental Version) (Josh Woodward) CC BY 3.0

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