Roqe moment - Comedian and commentator Sahar Golshani on why Iranians (disproportionately) care what others think... بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
The Iranian-Canadian comedian, commentator and host of the podcast, “Unfiltered,” Sahar Golshani. Sahar has become a popular online presence for her funny posts and poignant observations on being Persian in the diaspora. She joins Jian in the Roqe Studio for a wide-ranging discussion about cultural practises, (not) caring what others think, destructive attitudes of Iranians, her clothing line, and very candid personal reflection on growing up with a dangerous and absentee father.
Roqe moment - Doctor Angie Sadeghi on how giving up dairy and meat changed her life... بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
What are the benefits of cutting dairy and meat from your diet? Popular Iranian-American gastroenterologist and vegan diet advocate Dr Angie Sadeghi joins Jian for a feature interview about her journey from dreaming of being a doctor as a kid in war-ravaged Iran, to becoming a medical professional, and then embarking on a mission to share her story of giving up meat and dairy and dramatically transforming her life for the better.
Roqe moment - Poet and activist Hila Sedighi... بازیرنویس انگلیسی؛ به زبان فارسی
A feature interview with Iranian poet, painter and social activist, Hila Sedighi. Hila joins Jian from Dubai for a rare long-form interview discussing her journey from young writer, law student, and organizer in Tehran, to becoming the symbol of youth resistance and power during the Green Movement protests after the disputed presidential election of 2009.
Roqe moment - Comedian Neema Nazeri on opening up about mental health, and finding his focus in recovery…. با زیرنویس فارسی
A fun-filled episode including a feature interview with Iranian-Canadian comedian and actor, Neema Nazeri. Neema has become an internet sensation with his zany characters, funny accents, and dancing videos with mom.
Roqe moment - Comedian and Actor Peter Banifaz ... با زیرنویس فارسی
Iranian-American actor and comedian Peter (Payam) Banifaz. Peter is a familiar face to many from his appearances in dozens of popular TV shows including Veep, Silicon Valley, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as his recurring role on the hit series, Shameless.
Roqe moment - Singer-Songwriter Rana Mansour... با زیرنویس فارسی
Iranian-American singer-songwriter Rana Mansour. Rana joins Jian for a very frank conversation about being a musical child prodigy growing up in Washington DC, early years at Berklee College of Music and releasing English records, her move into the Persian music marketplace, frustrations at lack of industry recognition and self-criticism, working with her father as a songwriting partner, and the interesting paradox of being celebrated for her sublime voice and captivating performances in Persian, despite being born and raised in the USA and never having actually been to Iran.
Roqe Video Moment - Shirin Nasseri: My Outlet is Dance... با زیرنویس فارسی
The popular Iranian-British TV personality, documentarian, and social media influencer, Shirin Nasseri.She joins Jian from London for a very frank interview about her nomadic childhood, her lifelong love affair with dance, her years as a broadcaster at Manoto Television (and her difficult final days at that network), and her commitment to being genuine and refusing to submit to culturally-mandated expectations.
Roqe Video Moment - Bahman Ghobadi on not having a phone and detaching from social media...
The acclaimed Iranian-Kurdish film director, producer, and writer, Bahman Ghobadi. The award-winning creative force behind films including, “A Time for Drunken Horses,” “Turtles Can Fly,” and “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” joins Jian for a rare long-form conversation about his life journey, lessons learned, his rejection of material goods, his mission to support Kurdish youth, and new projects with Martin Scorsese and Roger Waters.
Roqe Video Moment - Pedram Shojai: Overcoming Our Screen Time Addiction
A Roqe Video Moment with with Iranian-American author, Qigong master, and filmmaker, Pedram Shojai, also popularly known as The Urban Monk – which serves as the title of his New York Times Bestseller. Pedram is the founder of Well.Org and the Urban Monk Academy, as well as a director and podcaster
Roqe Video Moment - Bahar Eslami: How I became a "threat" to the Iranian government.
A Roqe Video Moment with Popular Iranian-Canadian fashion blogger and journalist Bahar Eslami explains how her career was halted by Iranian authorities in 2018 when she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly “corrupting the minds of young people” before fleeing to Canada.