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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July 30, 2019“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 113: Andrew Hanauer on bringing hearts and minds together 

Andrew Hanauer talks about a goal to bring a very challenged American society together with B.C. Dodge in this...

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Dr. Suzy Ismail sits down to chat about interventions for healthier communities and aid delivery with host B.C. Dodge in this 112th episode of Islamic Relief USA’s “What A Relief!” podcast.

July 16, 2019“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 112: Dr. Suzy Ismail Chats about Transforming Aid

Dr. Suzy Ismail sits down to chat about interventions for healthier communities and aid delivery with host B.C. Dodge...

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In this episode of Islamic Relief USA’s “What A Relief!” podcast, host B.C. Dodge is joined by special guests Jibreel Salaam and Mohamed Hassan, who are the hosts of The Young and Muslim Podcast. If you haven’t heard their most listened to podcasts, you definitely want to check them out (along with all the episodes!)—their commentary on what it means to be young and Muslim in America is intriguing, contemporary, hilarious, and refreshing.

July 2, 2019“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 111: Jibreel Salaam and Mohamed Hassan from The Young and Muslim

In this episode of Islamic Relief USA’s “What A Relief!” podcast, host B.C. Dodge is joined by special guests...

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On this episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief! Podcast, our host, B.C. Dodge sits down with One Journey Festival founders Vanda Berninger and Wendy Chan to talk about the upcoming festival and what one journey is all about!

June 18, 2019“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 110: One Journey

On this episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief! Podcast, our host, B.C. Dodge sits down with One Journey Festival...

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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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