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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:

The host of “We’re Just Talking About It” is Major retired Jason Criss Howk. He is the author of an award winning Modern English Qur'an interpretation and speaks nationally about Islam. He holds a masters in Middle East 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. 


Aug 7, 2018

Welcome to episode 7 of We're Just Talking About. We figured after six episodes, it was time to explain how our host got started talking about Islam in America and why he continues to travel and educate non-muslims about Islam.

It's interesting to note that host, Jason, is a white-male, raised in the South and grew up...

Jul 27, 2018

In episode #6 of WJTA, we take a deep dive in to observations that host, Jason, has made while living and spending time in Muslim majority countries.

A few observations we discuss are:

  • The kindness between strangers
  • The high regard for cleanliness
  • You can be sober but still joyful
  • Prayer should be humble
  • Education is...

Jul 13, 2018

In episode 5 of We're Just Talking About It, we take a deeper look at what it's like for women in Muslim cultures.

From having a guardian, to wearing a head dress to social media and going to college-- we talk about it all. 



Jun 29, 2018

In episode #4 of We're Just Talking About It (20 min) we wanted to take a look at some of the news headlines we saw in June. More specifically, the stories pertaining to Muslim society and culture. 

We talk about 3 top stories and break down "what it means":

  • Afghanistan President orders a ceasefire with Taliban...

Jun 13, 2018

Thanks for checking out Episode #3 of We're Just Talking About It.

In episode #1 we discussed the terms you should know to help you better understand Islam. In this episode, we put those terms to use and learn how to get the conversation started. 

As non-muslims, Americans may be uncomfortable or scared to get the...