A feature interview with Afghan-American actress,
Azita Ghanizada.

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A feature interview with Afghan-American actress,
Azita Ghanizada

An interview with iconic Iranian filmmaker in Tehran about censorship, mortality, and speaking out.

Bahman Farmanara

An interview with iconic Iranian filmmaker
in Tehran about censorship, mortality, and speaking out.

Bahman Farmanara

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An interview with Farinaz Lari

An Iranian kickboxer. She was the first Iranian woman to win the World Kickboxing Championships.

 

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Historian Dr. Abbas Milani

 

On the evolving legacy of the Pahlavi Dynasty. The acclaimed author of “The Shah” joins Jian to discuss revolution, revisionism and revelations, as well as recounting pivotal moments from his personal story of activism, imprisonment, and academia.

“WHY PINK FLOYD” – A ROQE ORIGINAL SERIES

Exploring the deep and surprising connection between Iranians and the legendary British rock band.

 
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  • Part one is entitled, “Fandom and Context” and features Ali Azimi (London), Dara Daraee (Tehran), Ramin Sadighi (Tehran) and Roya Arab (London).
  • Part Two  is entitled, “Sonics, Class, and Connection” and features Reza Moghaddas (Toronto), Amir Bahari (Tehran), and Sepp Osley (London).
  • Part Three  is entitled, “Drugs, Access and Melancholy” and features Arash Sobhani (Stockholm), Siamak Shirazi (Portland), Maral Mohammadi (London), and Ehsan Sadigh (Toronto)
  • Part Four  is entitled, “Storytelling, Classics and Conclusions” and features Loga Ramin Torkian (Los Angeles), Anoush Saboktakin (New York), Sanaz Sotoudeh (Dubai), and Arash Mitooie (Tehran).
 
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The special recap and summary of the full 4-part Roqe seriesWhy Pink Floyd: An Iranian Obsession.

Jian presides over a countdown of the top ten elements discovered upon evaluating the deep connection between the Iranian people and the legendary British rock band, Pink Floyd.

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San Diego broadcaster Shally Zomorodi.

The award-winning journalist, known for her ebullience, joins Jian to discuss identity, feeling like an outsider, balancing work and family, and being a proud Iranian despite growing up in the diaspora.

 

prolific Iranian-American actor,

Navid Negahban

 

avid recounts his journey from living in a car when he first came to America, to being one of the most busy actors in Hollywood. He joins Jian to talk representation, roles, and responsibility when it comes to portraying Middle Eastern characters on screen.

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“Mother Miracle”, Shahla Ettefagh

Shahla tells Jian of her indulgent early adult life, a momentous decision to abandon her lush California lifestyle for India and build a school for children in need, making peace with her father before his death, and her spiritual evolution into Mother Miracle.

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Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam

Actor, dancer, inventive artist and creative sprite

He  joins Jian to talk about everything from career highs, to the energetic art of performance, to acting in different languages and the history of Persian dance.

 

Fay Arjomandi

Entrepreneur and tech leader

She left Iran as a teenage refugee. Now she is a successful CEO. She Jian to discuss disruption, determination, development and a new invention for containing the Covid19 pandemic. Click Here