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Welcome to "We’re Just Talking About It" (WJTA)

Islam 101: for non-Muslims...

This is an informal conversation about Islam and Muslim cultures.  It's the conversation America should have started on 12 September 2001.  

We talk about everything.  Send us your questions:

We talk to people from every Muslim culture...send us an email if you want to be on our show.

The host of “We’re Just Talking About It” is Major (retired) Jason Criss Howk. He is the author of a double award winning Modern English Qur'an interpretation and speaks nationally about Islam. He holds a masters in Middle East studies, is a Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies, studied Dari and Arabic, and teaches introduction to Islam courses at numerous institutions.

Your producer and co-host is Hollie Fleck owner of Candid Light Films. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is an Emmy-award winning television news reporter and now runs her own video company. Hollie is curious by nature and always asking questions in hopes of learning and understanding the world we live in. 


Oct 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 3 of We're Just Talking About It


Today we start a 3 part journey to get to know Saber.

He grew up in Kabul Afghanistan and Pakistan and eventually came to the United States.

I hope you enjoy getting to know him and the role Islam plays in his life.

Yet another perspective, you might...

Sep 27, 2019

Welcome to our 3rd and final episode with Angie Gad, our first in-studio guest, on We're Just Talking About It!

In this episode we talk about how Angie confronts people who use ISIS-like propaganda to recruit terrorists.

We also discuss what it is like when conservative Egyptian culture clashes with American ways of...

Sep 13, 2019

Welcome to our 2nd episode with Angie Gad on We're Just Talking About It!

We continue this week with our first in-studio guest.

In this episode we learn about Angie's work in the Homeland Security field and discuss how she was received in the office. Find out who became her mentor and how they learned to...

Aug 30, 2019

Welcome to Season 3 of We're Just Talking About It!

We kick off our 3rd season of the show with our first in-studio guest,  Angie Gad.

Angie was born in the U.S. but moved to Egypt with her family when she was 16. She describes what it was like being a Muslim in Egypt verse the U.S.

Plus she explains how her unique...

Aug 16, 2019

We dive right in to episode S2 E15 to discuss the Islamic misconception that, "All Jihad is terrorism." 

Salma breaks down the difference between terrorists claiming to use Jihad and individuals who are "Jihadist." 

"Jihad is a noble struggle for God. It is a struggle that is pleasing to Allah."

Another misconception we...