What happens when your NGO has a passion for changing the world and podcasting about, you guessed it, changing the world? An IRUSA podcast is born!

Every week, B.C. Dodge sits down with humanitarian influencers, Islamic Relief staff members, dedicated volunteers and people who serve humanity to talk about important issues that affect us all.

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In this episode of Islamic Relief USA’s “What a Relief!” podcast, Jeff Schlegelmilch and Jackie Ratner from Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) chat with host B.C. Dodge. They comment on using technology to help vulnerable populations who have experienced trauma and disasters, particularly refugee children.

March 12, 2019“ What a Relief! ” Podcast 109: Using Technology to Support Refugee Children

In this episode of Islamic Relief USA’s “What a Relief!” podcast, Jeff Schlegelmilch and Jackie Ratner from Columbia University’s...

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In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, host B.C. Dodge welcomes Islamic Relief USA CEO Sharif Aly to hear firsthand about his recent travels to visit IRUSA programs in Turkey and Lebanon in January 2019, which mainly serve refugees.

February 26, 2019“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 108: IRUSA’s CEO Sharif Aly Shares About His Visit with Refugees in Turkey and Lebanon

In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, host B.C. Dodge welcomes Islamic Relief USA CEO Sharif Aly to...

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In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, host B.C. Dodge sits down with Ali Baluch, an accomplished filmmaker and a producer for MTV. Baluch accompanied Islamic Relief USA on a trip to Afghanistan in November 2018.

February 12, 2019“What a Relief!” Podcast 107 : Finding Hope in the Midst of Drought and Winter in Afghanistan

In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, host B.C. Dodge sits down with Ali Baluch, an accomplished filmmaker...

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On this episode of the  “What a Relief!” podcast B.C. Dodge talks to Rasha AbuLahoom and Said Durrah  — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this week’s episode, your host welcomes Rasha AbuLahoom to talk about the world’s largest humanitarian crisis: Yemen.

December 31, 2018“ What A Relief Podcast ” 106 : Embracing Families with Special Needs in the Muslim Community

On this episode of the  “What a Relief!” podcast B.C. Dodge talks to Rasha AbuLahoom and Said Durrah  —...

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B.C. Dodge talks to Linda Sarsour and Said Durrah in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast.

December 25, 2018“ What A Relief Podcast ” 105 : Keeping A Promise – Linda Sarsour on Palestine and More

B.C. Dodge talks to Linda Sarsour and Said Durrah in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official...

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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.

December 4, 2018“ 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...

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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.

November 13, 2018“ 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...

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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

October 16, 2018“ 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....

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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.

September 25, 2018“ 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...

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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.

September 11, 2018“ 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...

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