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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. 


Dec 7, 2018

Welcome to Episode #15! Jason had a busy November traveling to speak and teach in D.C., New Mexico, North Carolina, New Jersey, D.C. and back to NC.

Today, Jason talks about being a guest host at the Associations of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America, in Virginia last month. 

The conversation turned to one...

Nov 23, 2018

Thanks for checking out Episode #14 of We're Just Talking About It!

In this episode we tackle the topic of entertainment vs. news in America, in particular to Muslims in America. 

  • We discuss the common question: Where are all the muslims speaking out against terrorism?
  • How the September 11th terrorist attacks got...

Nov 2, 2018

Welcome to Episode #13! We continue our enlightening conversation with Munim Deen, epidemiologist, writer, photographer.


  • Religion's power to unite and divide and how we go beyond it. 
  • The idea that the more time you spend with people that are different than you, the better. 
  • How social media plays a...

Oct 19, 2018

Welcome to episode #12!

This week we continue our candid conversation with Munim Deen. A young Muslim man who was born in Bangladesh and moved to Oklahoma when he was 8-years old.

We talk about how his life and his families' were impacted by the September 11th terrorist attacks and what they dealt with in the days...

Oct 5, 2018

Welcome to episode #11. This week we have our 2nd guest on the show!

Munim was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Oklahoma, where his parents still live. He is finishing a doctoral degree in epidemiology, and is a published researcher and photographer. Munim spends way too much time on Wikipedia.
It's a laid-back and...