Premium Episode 1: Watching Seinfeld as Arab Millennials w/ Ayman Makarem

This is the first ever premium episode on The Fire These Times, part of the drive to get more supporters to make this project more long-term.

In which I talk about Seinfeld with fellow Arab millennial and writer (and previous guest of the podcast) Ayman Makarem. It’s that simple! What made that sitcom so special to Ayman as a queer kid from Lebanon? And what is it like to watch shows that don’t have you in mind as their target audience?  

You can listen to it on Patreon.

Here’s a sample:

Check out Ayman’s project Bizri#5 and his comic series with Hisham Rifai for Unicorn Riot:

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Host: Joey Ayoub
Producer: Joey Ayoub
Sound editor: Joey Ayoub
Music: Rap and Revenge
Main theme design: Wenyi Geng
Episode design: Joey Ayoub

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