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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. 


Jun 21, 2019

We are back with Khalil from Season 2 Episode 10. In Episode 11, we talk about his interactions with the Taliban and how he survived the violence and Taliban prisons. 


  • Taliban takeover
  • Khalil is put in prison
  • How to escape the Taliban 
  • Creating their own Enlightenment Movement on...

Jun 7, 2019

This is S2E10 of WJTA.This week we have a brand new guest for you, his name is Khalil. 

Khalil was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Khalil shares his remarkable stories of what it was likeā€”the day the Taliban arrived in his city and how his walk to school would never be the same.

Plus he shares the amazing work...