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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. 


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...

Sep 21, 2018

Welcome to episode #10 of WJTA. In this episode, Muslim-American writer and activist Shireen Qudosi shares her thoughts and ideas on what Muslim reform looks like in our country. 

She also brings us into the world of #hateImams which is part of her campaign to stop using the religion of Islam as a means...

Sep 7, 2018

Thanks for tuning in to episode No. 9 of WJTA. 

We continue our conversation with Muslim American writer, Shireen Qudosi. In this 20 minute episode we talk about what it's like for her, raising her son in a post 9-11 world and how she lets her son explore his own identity and beliefs. 

Shireen talks about "breaking the...

Aug 24, 2018

Welcome to Episode No. 8. We have our first guest on the podcast!

Shireen Qudosi is a Muslim American writer on faith, identity, and belonging. She comes from a family of refugees and has hopscotched across the world from Pakistan to Iran, Germany, and finally the United States. 

She's now known as a top 10 Muslim...

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...