A Roqe Moment #73

Mountaineer and Professor Sara Safari on surviving an avalanche while climbing Mt. Everest…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode.69

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #71

Acclaimed “Green Wave” filmmaker Ali Samadi Ahadi on why Iranians have issues with trust…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode.68

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #69

Afghan rapper and activist Sonita Alizadeh…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode.63 

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #68

Car guys Ali Bekhradi and Vahid Amiri…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 133

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #67

Entrepreneur and billionaire Ali Parsa on what he looks for when hiring…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 132

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #66

Legendary sculptor Parviz Tanavoli on still striving for his “masterpiece”…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 62

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #65

Afghan rapper and activist Sonita Alizadeh on compassion for her mother who tried to sell her as a child bride…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 63

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #64

Neurologist Dr. Shahin Nouri on the need for a stem cell bank for Iranians…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 122

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #63

Neurologist Dr. Shahin Nouri on keeping faith for finding a donor with three months to live…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 122

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #62

Singer and Actor Liraz Charhi…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 60

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #61

Acclaimed musical duo Niyaz on lamenting the term, “world music”…

به همراه زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 56

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #60

Tahdig Lover founder Sahar Fatemi on there being no fast-track to great tahdig… با زیرنویس فارسی

Episode. 116

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #59

Folk music supergroup Rastak…

Episode. 113

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #58

Maz Jobrani on navigating the “stay in your lane” criticism…

Episode. 50

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #57

Persian TRAP music pioneer Danny Asadi…

Episode. 48

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #56

Disney Animation designer Mehrdad Isvandi on overcoming dyslexia and finding his expression through drawing…

Episode. 110

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #55

Tennis star Aravane Rezaei on walking alone for miles to find her focus…

Episode. 52

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #54

Actor and dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam

Episode. 47

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #53

Max Amini on being an American kid moving to Iran in the 1980s…

Episode. 46

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #52

Farid Zoland on the anger that comes with years of getting zero compensation…

Episode. 44

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #51

Bita Milanian on how her immigrant experience inspired her to give back…

Episode. 43

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #50

Mayor Jimmy Delshad on defending Iranian culture and unifying as a community…

Episode. 42

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #49

Homa Sarshar on rejecting an ‘exilic’ mindset as an Iranian outside of Iran…

Episode. 40

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #48

Groundbreaking Iranian-American political satirist, actor, TV/radio broadcaster, and monologist, Kambiz Hosseini. : “Happy People Are Stupid…”

Episode. 99

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #47

Acclaimed actor Navid Negahban on typecasting and being told he was “not Iranian enough” to be cast in a film…

Episode. 34

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #46

NASA scientist Firouz Naderi on the latest Mars mission and what to come next…

Episode. 35

 

 
 
 3

A Roqe Moment #45

Musical virtuoso Babak Amini on losing everything upon returning to Iran…

Episode. 32

 

 
 
 3

A Roqe Moment #44

Human rights attorney Banafsheh Akhlaghi on the resistance of Iranians in being seen as minorities or “the other” …

Episode. 31

 

 
 
 3

A Roqe Moment #43

Musician and producer Erwin Khachikian on the limited nature of the Iranian music industry…

Episode. 30

 

 
 
 3

A Roqe Moment #42

Actress Shiva Negar on pursuing your passion with determination and resilience…

Episode. 9

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #41

Broadcaster Shally Zomorodi on growing up Iranian and wearing it with pride now…

Episode. 28

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #40

Filmmaker Babak Payami on the authoritarian vision of “unity” in the Iranian diaspora community…

Episode. 26

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #39

Iconoclastic artist Ebrin Bagheri on how censorship can sometimes feed creativity…

Episode. 25

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Moment #38

Ahmad Kiarostami on his legendary father’s depression in the final year of his life…

Episode. 22

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #37

Iranian-German Journalist Natalie Amiri on Iranian government duplicity and Covid-19…

Episode. 22

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #36

Write/Translator Orly (Mojgan) Noy on needing to change her name upon moving from Iran to Israel as a kid…

Episode. 21

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #35

Tennis Icon Mansour Bahrami on Being bullied as a kid, and the destruction of his first tennis racket…

Episode. 20

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #34

Naghmeh Samini Screenwriter Naghmeh Samini on the “Tall poppy syndrome” culture of Iranians taking each other down…

Episode. 19

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #33

Music critic Amir Bahari on the class dimensions of the Iranian obsession with Pink Floyd…

Why Pink floyd an Iranian obsession

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #32

Maral Mohammadi on the exuberant Iranian experience of a Roger Waters concert…

Why Pink floyd an Iranian obsession

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #31

Ramin Sadighi (Hermes Records Founder) on the rise of Pink Floyd, and a lack of better options in the period preceding revolution in Iran…

Why Pink floyd an Iranian obsession

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #30

Dara Daraee on Pink Floyd and why Iranians love ‘Progressive Rock’ music…

Why Pink floyd an Iranian obsession

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #29

Erfan on the ‘fucked up’ reality of censorship, music and hip hop in Iran…

Episode. 18

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #28

K-von on using comedy to undermine ethnic and political generalizations…

Episode. 17

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #27

Layla Ramezan on coming to terms with finding her home outside of Iran…

Episode. 17

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #26

Tehran Von Ghasri on the need for us to wake up and speak out about injustice…

Episode. 15

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #25

Ali Azimi on loving Iran but not nationalism…

Episode. 14

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #24

Cyrus Nowrasteh on the industrious nature of Iranians consuming banned cultural materials…

Episode. 45

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #23

Kaveh Madani on First world privilege and environmentalism…

Episode. 13

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #22

Bahman Farmanara on mortality and not fearing death…

Episode. 12

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #21

Mehrzad Boroujerdi on the critical role on intellectuals in contemporary society…

Episode. 7

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #20

Jane Lewisohn (Director of Golha project) on not talking Persian culture for granted…

Episode. 53

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #19

Mandana Karimi on a message she would want to send to Iranians back in Iran…

Episode. 8

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #18

Reza Rohani on constructive criticism and collaboration with his legendary dad, Anoushirvan…

Episode. 54

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #17

Reza Khandan on current health of Nasrin Sotoudeh…

Episode. 57

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #16

Tina Parsamand on Iranians and “Learned helplessness”…

Episode. 53

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #15

Hooman Khalatbari on Maestro Shajarian as a man of the people…

Episode. 51

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #14

Erfan Paydar on Shajarian being the G.O.A.T

Episode. 51

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #13

Babak Amini on Shajarian being a universal teacher…

Episode. 51

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #12

Hamed Nikpay on how Shajarian gave him singing advice…

Episode. 51

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #11

Arsalan Kamkar on the untouchable voice of Shajarian…

Episode. 51

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #10

Abbas Milani on how Shajarian was inspiring him on a daily basis…

Episode. 51

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #9

Shahrnoush Parsipour on the terrifying sounds of executions…

Episode. 45

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #8

Shahrnoush Parsipour on refusing to be intimidated by Khomeyni…

Episode. 45

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #7

Behdad Esfahbod on the Iranian regime using fear as a weapon…

Episode. 41

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #6

Behdad Esfahbod on the IRGC puppets…

Episode. 41

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #5

Mohammad Amini on regrets and the end of the Shah… 

Episode. 39

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #4

A Roqe Minute #4 – Nassim Varasteh on final words with her father…

 

Episode. 33

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #3

Abbas Milani on Iran, if the revolution never had happened…

Episode. 38

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #2

Abbas Milani on the Islamic regime, deception and propaganda…

Episode. 38

 

 
 
 

A Roqe Minute #1

Hamed Esmaeilion on the need for justice…



Episode. 1 

 

 
 
 
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