“ What A Relief Podcast ” 104 : An Introspective Look at the Refugee Crisis in Lesvos

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 104 : An Introspective Look at the Refugee Crisis in Lesvos

In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, hosts B.C. Dodge and Nouf Samarkandi sit down with representatives from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Vassilis Kerasiotis and Miriam Bensky are the respective Greece Country Director and Senior Development Officer for Institutional Giving for HIAS. They were also joined by IRUSA’s Director of Public Affairs, Christina Tobias-Nahi.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 103 : More than a comic book: An interview with educator extraordinaire Tim Smyth

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 103 : More than a comic book: An interview with educator extraordinaire Tim Smyth

On this episode of the What a Relief Podcast, B.C. Dodge has an inspiring conversation with Tim Smyth, an educator and innovator in the classroom. Smyth is using comics to reach kids who otherwise wouldn’t read or care about certain subject matters. His innovative pedagogical efforts bring forth a fresh look into literature for many students.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 102 : The Importance of Storytelling for Muslim Children

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 102 : The Importance of Storytelling for Muslim Children

This flashback episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief!” podcast looks back to when host B.C. Dodge and IRUSA’s Nouf Samarkandi discuss the Ilyas and Duck children's books with acclaimed author Omar Khawaja. The stories in the series are technically children’s books, but we won’t blame you if you’re an adult and want to read them too.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 101 : Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition on World Food Day

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 101 : Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition on World Food Day

In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, host B.C. Dodge and IRUSA’s Nouf Samarkandi sit down with Mr. Vimlendra Sharan, who is the Director of the Liaison Office for North America for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This is a particularly impactful episode, as it is dedicated to World Food Day, which takes place every year on October 16

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 99: Nightmares in Myanmar

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 99: Nightmares in Myanmar

This throwback episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief!” podcast is full of raw stories from Myanmar’s border. Our host B.C. Dodge talks with Imam Khalid Latif and IRUSA’s Ridwan Adhami about a trip that they recently returned from to document the crisis and IRUSA’s response.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 98: We Talk With Abdul-Malik from Native Deen #Throwback

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 98: We Talk With Abdul-Malik from Native Deen #Throwback

In this throwback episode of the What A Relief Podcast, hosts B.C. Dodge and Mordant sit down Abdul-Malik Ahmad as part of the annual 24-Hour Podcast.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 97: Tech Girls That Will Knock Your Socks Off

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 97: Tech Girls That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Recorded in front of a live audience, this special episode of the What a Relief Podcast features B.C. Dodge and co-host Nouf Samarkandi as they chat with a special group of inspiring guests who are part of a program known as Tech Girls. This is one episode you don’t want to miss!

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 96: Growing Up With Muslim Artists

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 96: Growing Up With Muslim Artists

On this episode of the What a Relief Podcast B.C. Dodge and Mordant sit with Islamic Relief USA’s very own US Programs coordinator and international recording artist Naeem Muhammad stopped past give a live performance and brought us into how grew in to his birthed his musical talent.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 95: How We Work With Neighbors…and Why

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 95: How We Work With Neighbors…and Why

This flashback episode of the “What a Relief!” podcast is chock full of great information about how Islamic Relief USA works together with partners across the United States to care for our neighbors.

“ What a Relief Podcast ” 94: Superhero Talk with Tala Ashe

“ What a Relief Podcast ” 94: Superhero Talk with Tala Ashe

On this episode of the What a Relief Podcast B.C. Dodge takes a dive into the comic book world with guest Tala Ashe from CW’s superhero drama DC’s Legends of Tomorrow