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September 22, 2020  

Juliana Jendo

Episode 118 - Juliana Jendo was born in Syria and educated in a French school run by nuns in her city. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Aleppo in French Literature on a full-ride scholarship from Syria’s Department of Education. She later immigrated to the United States with her family, where she continued her French Literature studies, earning a Master’s Degree from University of Illinois, Chicago. She then began her singing career, which flourished quickly and led her to eventually work with George and John Homeh on the feature film, Wardeh Deesheh. In this episode, we talk about her upbringing, her visit to the old Soviet Union, and what it was like to work with the legendary John Homeh.  

 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.  

September 15, 2020  

Ashur Sada

Episode 117 -Ashur Sada

Before there was social media as a way for Assyrians to digitally connect, there was the Assyrian Voice Network (AVN). In 1999, Ashur Sada of Toronto, Canada created the AVN and since then has helped thousands of Assyrians virtually connect with one another from friendships to marriages. 

www.assyrianvoice.net 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516. 

September 8, 2020  

Michael Atniel

Episode # 116 - Michael Atniel 

Michael E. "Mike" Atniel grew up in Southern California, and found a way to turn his love for drawing into his dream career. He began his first internship animating when he was only 18 years old and since then he has worked as one of the main animators for major video game creators as well as the hit show The Simpsons. In this episode, you’ll hear about his upbringing, background, love for animation and how he got his start on the Simpsons. 

 

Instagram: @idrawhomer 

Twitch: twitch.tv/idrawhomer

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

September 1, 2020  

Lanah Hadad

Episode 115 - Lanah Haddad is a young Kurdish-Iraqi archaeologist, who grew up in Germany and recently moved back to Erbil, to reconnect with her roots. She studied the ancient history of Mesopotamia and worked in several archaeological projects in Iraq, Germany, Syria, Egypt and Jordan. Moved by her desire to bring back the Iraqi people more in touch with their own heritage, she created a strategy board game called “Urbilum - The Assyrian Empire”, which is based on archaeological background information. Her game got fully sponsored by Spotlight Iraq, which is a support program for cultural creators living in Iraq by the Goethe Institute and German Federal Foreign Office. In this episode, you’ll hear about her background in archaeology, her motivation to create the boardgame, and her thoughts on bringing different communities together and embracing diversity.

Instagram: @_urbilum_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbilum/

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516. 

August 25, 2020  

Ron Susek

Episode 114 - Ron Susek is best-selling author, evangelist, and television and radio Bible teacher, with fifty years in Christian ministry. A resident of Pennsylvania, he and his wife, a musician and recording artist, have appeared together on TV ministry and spoken at many conferences around the world. His latest book, "The Assyrian Prophecy: A Betrayed and Broken Nation Destined to Rise Anew from the Martyr’s Blood ", explores the often painful history of our people, our current plight, and the Biblical prophecy in Isaiah 19:23-25, which describes a future of unity between the nations of Assyria, Egypt, and Israel. In this episode we discuss Ron’s interest in this cause, what he believes the real world applications of the Isaiah prophecy would look like, and how he thinks His Western readers can be encouraged and challenged to become participants in helping to positively impact the future of the Assyrian people. 

 

https://theassyrianproject.org/ 

https://www.facebook.com/ron.susek.5 

https://seaministries.org/ronsusek 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXk8GEbYQLE

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by @TonyKalogerakos and the @InjuryLawyersofIllinois and New York.

August 18, 2020  

Peter Esho (ܦܵܛܪܘܿܣ ܝܼܫܘܿܥ)

Episode 113 – Peter Esho was born in Sydney but spent some of his childhood in Kuwait. He is a market commentator and has ventured out on his own to run a real estate investment firm. In this episode he talks about the how and why of investment and business, his religious roots and family’s involvement in the Assyrian community, and his message for young Assyrians in diaspora.

https://www.wealthi.com.au/

Instagram: @peter_esho

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognised as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

August 11, 2020  

Adnan Rasho

Episode 112 - Adnan Rasho was born in Baghdad, Iraq and came to Chicago, Illinois at the age of thirteen. Growing up, Adnan experienced seasons of low self-esteem and shyness. He began self-medicating by drinking alcohol and experimenting with drugs. Over time, his drug use began to escalate until he found his drug of choice, crack cocaine. According to Adnan, the first time he used crack cocaine, he became hooked. After twenty years of drug addiction, homelessness and hardship, he turned his life around for good by the grace of God. 

Currently, Adnan is gainfully employed at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois and is in the early stages of scaling his product, QuaPops, a protein powerball. In his spare time, he plays the flute and shares his testimony with churches and prayer groups. 

 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by @TonyKalogerakos and the @InjuryLawyersofIllinois and New York.

 

Facebook: Adnan Rasho

 

floutiest@gmail.com

 

www.quapops.com

 

Drug Addiction Hotline: www.samhsa.gov, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

August 4, 2020  

Dr. Ramina Jajoo-Frindrich

Episode 111 - Dr. Ramina Jajoo-Frindrich is a retired Rheumatologist residing in Phoenix where she has been a partner at Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, She is currently serving as a strategic consultant and Chairwoman of Seyfo Center, Arizona Chapter where she and her team worked tirelessly to help pass the Assyrian Genocide Rememberence Day Proclamation in the House of Representatives for the state of Arizona. In this episode, you’ll hear about her upbringing in Tehran, her med school experience in Australia, and her involvement with various Assyrian organizations in Boston and her current home state of Arizona. 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramina.jajoo 

Email: rjajoo@seyfocenteraz.com 

 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516. 

July 28, 2020  

Shlimon Betshmuel

Episode 110 - Shlimon Betshmuel is a singer, composer, and songwriter who began his singing career at an early age. He sought refuge in Iran when he was in his early 20’s, after singing a patriotic Assyrian song about Simele caused the Iraqi government to be displeased with his work. In Iran, he recorded his first album and continued to perform until he moved to the United States at the start of the Iranian Revolution. In this episode, we discussed his love for books and literature, took a deep dive into 4 of his most famous songs, and learned about the Mesopotamian origins of the piano. https://shlimonbetshmuel.com

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

July 21, 2020  

John Badal

Episode 109 - John Badal A third generation Assyrian-Chicagoan, John Badal has never had a full connection with the Assyrian community, but that doesn’t mean he’s never known his roots. Just like his Grandfather before him, John is leaving his culinary footprint @northbranchgourmet in a city that prides itself heavily on their world famous food scene.

 

IG: @jbadal4 @northbranchgourmet @northbranchfriedchicken

 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.  

 

https://chicago.eater.com/2019/10/17/20919053/urbanspace-loop-north-branch-gourmet-barbece-john-badal

 

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