Hey! That’s My Hummus!

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[93] From the Back of the Fridge: Old Hummus

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This week we’re taking a look waaaay back into the depths of our collective HTMH refrigerator — to pull out some hummus that’s been sitting there for a looong time…

(Figuratively speaking, of course. Maybe.)

We took a pretty long hiatus after recording a good 74 episodes or so from 2011 through 2013. And some of these older episodes discuss some fascinating subjects which relate to what’s going on nowadays. For instance — we discussed the riots in Great Britain following the police shooting of a Black man which outraged a nation in our episode #22 recorded in August 2011. This was before the world had heard of Michael Brown, Eric Gardner or Tamir Rice. And with the latest episodes of African-American men being shot and killed by police officers as well as the tragic assassination of police officers in Dallas following a Black Lives Matter march, listening to what we discussed back then was rather interesting.

Hillary Clinton’s email investigation remains a hot topic in 2016. It stemmed from emails subpoenaed regarding the Benghazi attacks on the American Embassy to Libya in September of 2012 in which four Americans were killed — and where there was some initial confusion as to the nature of the events leading up to the attack. A parallel protest was occurring at the American Embassy in Cairo and it was thought that something similar was happening in Benghazi when initial assessments were made. In episode #58 we talk about “The Innocence of Muslims,” the inflammatory film which outraged Muslims in the Middle East and worldwide. You can listen to our analysis before we knew that this would become a talking point against Secretary Clinton for the next several years.

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Music Credits:

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

Interstitial Music:  King of Pain – The Police

Best of Hey! That’s My Hummus! – Vol. 2

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We’ve hit the 50 show mark! Woo hoo!

And since we’ve made it to that point, we’re taking a quick break this week — no new show. However, we’re re-packaging an old show. Well, two, actually.  We’ve taken segments from two of our earlier shows (from all the way back in 2011) and repackaged them. Why? Because it’s a great way to hear us talk about topics which fascinated us back then (and still do now.)

Our first segment is from April 2011 — we talked about “Whitewashing Hollywood,” which is what happens when a white actor plays the part of an ethnic character.  It’s one of the best kinds of segments — which are the ones where Faiqa and Shiny vehemently disagree.

And then we move to the end of last summer — when we had a story about a woman who was in the middle of a controversy when she was denied access to an amusement park ride because she was wearing a hijab.  We talked about our own outward religious/cultural identities — as well as our own theme park experiences.

Even if you’ve heard these before — listen again! Nostalgia is cool. 🙂

And after you’ve finished with this episode? Listen to our last episode featuring Rachel Reynolds again. It’s one of the best we’ve done.

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Music Credits:

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

Interstitial Music:  We’re in a Cloud, I’m Sure of It (Father Sleep) / CC BY 3.0

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