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October 15, 2019  

Kinda Haroun

Episode 83 - Kinda Haroun and her family left Syria in 2015 and settled in Melbourne, Australia. Kinda has quickly become a volunteer superstar making headway in helping many Assyrians settle in Melbourne following the Syrian war. She won Melbourne’s citizen of the month award. Listen to this episode to learn more about how Kinda helped women and children who fled ISIS and how she has introduced Assyrians to different communities in Melbourne.

Kindaharoun7@outlook.com

October 8, 2019  

Marc Stevens

Marc “Stevens” Afshar is a communicator, minister & rapper. Marc has been leading a ministry for university students for the past ten years. He often speaks at youth camps, conferences, churches, college students, athletes and many more platforms. Marc is also a hip-hop artist and has recently released his debut EP “Marc Stevie Wonder” under his artist name Marc Stevens. Marc is originally from San Jose, CA & currently resides in Sacramento with his wife and two boys.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1fmn2V2H1bqmwk9SCdnuCd?si=xji4DtAmTiWEQFkfZ-Fp5w 

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

Instagram: @marc.stevie 

Twitter: @marc_stevie 

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.

October 1, 2019  

Juliana Taimoorazy

Episode 81 - Juliana Taimoorazy is a leading international advocate, speaker and writer advancing awareness of persecution of Christians in the Middle East.  She is the founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and a senior fellow of the Philos Project.

In 2007, Juliana founded the Iraqi Christian Relief Council to shine a light on the plight of Iraqi Christians and raise funds to deliver food, shelter and medicine to Iraq.  Her own unique story as a refugee has made her a strong leader and an unshakable voice for Christians in Iraq today.

She has been featured on FOX News, BBC, Wall Street Journal Live, Newsmax, Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), and Christian radio programs including CBN.

In 2016, Taimoorazy was nominated for the prestigious Nansen Award through the United Nations Higher Commission on Refugees (UNHCR).

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 24, 2019  

Jordan Jonas

Episode 80 - Jordan Jonas is the winner of History Channel’s, “Alone in the Arctic” season 6. Jordan grew up on a farm in Idaho and spent his 20s living a nomadic life with the Evenki in Siberia herding reindeer. His skills of hunting, trapping, fishing, and his Assyrian family’s background allowed him to survive 77 days in the Arctic. In this episode you will hear how Jordan killed a moose, battled a wolverine, and now lives to tell about this arctic adventure. 

Instagram: hobojordo
Facebook: Jordan Jonas - Alone 

YouTube: hobojordo 

Website: www.jordanjonas.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.

Whether you are thinking about buying or selling Real Estate in Arizona or California, put John's proven track record to work. John’s focus is residential, multi-units and commercial properties. Check John out on Facebook.com/johnoushanarealtor or Instagram @John.oushana. Contact him today at (209) 968-9519.

September 17, 2019  

Robert Oshana

Episode 79 - Robert Oshana is the creator of www.learnassyrian.com, a website that serves as a resource for those interested in learning the Assyrian language through creative avenues like the translation of Assyrians songs as a way to build vocabulary and much more! Listen to learn about how Robert combines his background in Computer Science with his love for the Assyrian language to produce resources that are easy to absorb and learn from. 

Email: robertoshana@outlook.com

Resources:

www.learnassyrian.com

www.assyrianlibrary.com

Youtube channel: Loop oo Malip

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 10, 2019  

Michael Badal

Episode 78 - In 2007, 17-year-old Michael Badal first saw success in dance music when he was discovered by Tiesto, whose support of the single, “Colours” established Michael as a serious contender early in his career. He has since had the honor of officially remixing for Grammy nominated artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Timbaland, Kelly Rowland, Nadia Ali, Above & Beyond, and many others. In 2015, Michael released his debut artist album, “Now That We’re Human” on Tiesto’s label, which spawned Michael's first headlining USA tour. The album also saw him tie for a Grammy nomination that year for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Over the years, Michael has had the opportunity to play across the country at festivals and clubs, including EDC Las Vegas and Kaskade’s Sun Soaked festival.

Most recently, Michael co-founded a record label with YouTube star and entrepreneur, Matthias. Unlike other record labels, Chill Records brings together traditional music business practices, while also innovating how fans interact with the artists they love.

Instagram: @michaelbadal

Twitter: @michaelbadal 

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 3, 2019  

Nardin Sarkis and Akadina Yadegar

Episode 77 

Nardin Sarkis and Akadina Yadegar co-curated Diaspora in Bloom, an art exhibit featuring the work of contemporary Assyrian artists who focus on bringing Assyrian art into the modern times. In this episode we hear from them about how this exhibition came into fruition. We also discuss art, digital content, and what it means to be an Assyrian in diaspora with Nardin.

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 27, 2019  

Paul and Sargon Benjamin

Episode 76 - Paul and Sargon Benjamin are brothers and founders of Base 2 Applications, a start-up that created mobile applications and led to partnerships with companies like Google, Verizon, AT&T, and more. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, they fully immerse themselves as leaders in the tech world! In this episode, you’ll learn about their upbringing and entrepreneurial spirit, how they have taken their talents and invested them back into the community with Assyrian apps and search engines like SargonSays.com, as well as their active lifestyles that include triathlons and Spartan races. 

Bonus: tune in to the end to hear a surprise musical performance!  

www.assyrianapp.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.

 

August 20, 2019  

Ashor Chamoun

Episode 75 - Ashor Chamoun is the current Western Regional Director for Assyrian American National Federation. He has previously served as the Vice President of AANF, and he has been involved in various national and local Assyrian organizations from Detroit, MI to his current hometown of Phoenix, AZ. In this episode he talks about what activism means to him, the loss of his father, and bridging the gap between the older and younger generation of Assyrian activists. 

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 13, 2019  

Lilea Eshoo Takvorian

Episode 74 - Lilea Eshoo Takvorian helps run her family’s wholesale bakery known as California Lavash (soon to be Atoria’s Family Bakery) in Gilroy, California. Through lavash, Lilea and her family share a piece of their Assyrian heritage with consumers across the United States. In this episode, you’ll learn about the lineage of inventors, what led her family to bake lavash for the masses, Lilea’s life as a new mother, and her hopes for her daughter.

https://www.californialavash.com/atoriasfamilybakery

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 6, 2019  

Wilfred Bet-Alkhas

Episode 73 - Wilfred Bet-Alkhas is an Assyrian activist, political observer, and a lecturer of the Assyrian language and history at San Jose State University.  He was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the United States in 1979. He joined the Assyrian American Association of San Jose when his family moved from Connecticut to San Jose in 1982.  It was here when he met his Assyrian mentors "Dr. Ashur Moradkhan" and "Raabi William Daniel".  

Wilfred was a founding member of the Cultural Wave of Nisibin in 1985 and served on the executive committee of the AAA of San Jose.  Between 1990 and 1994 he was twice appointed as the Assyrian American National Federation's Secretary of Education.   

Episode 73- In 1994 Wilfred founded the online newsletter ZINDA, which by 2005 was enjoyed by over 30,000 subscribers from 45 countries.  The last issue of Zinda Magazine was published in 2009. Since August 2015 Wilfred has been teaching the Assyrian language and history class at San Jose State Univ.

Wilfred is a Director of HR Operations at a high-tech start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He and his wife, Nina and two children, Inanna and Enlil, live in Sacramento, California.

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 30, 2019  

Joseph Danavi

Episode 72 - 

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Joseph Danavi is the Director at GISHRU where he is responsible for steering the operations of the organization. He has been active in the Assyrian community since his undergraduate years when he co-founded the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Movement based in Chicago.

Since then, he has held a variety of leadership roles for Assyrian organizations and events including the current chair of education programming for the annual Assyrian American National Convention.

Through GISHRU, Dr. Danavi envisions the rising generation in the Diaspora to not only be tangibly connected with the Assyrian ancestral homeland and become effective leaders for Assyrian advocacy, but also one day reside there.

We’ll talk about his personal connection to the Assyrian Genocide of 1915, his thoughts on Assyrian advocacy and community empowerment. But what struck me the most were his closing remarks to all of you listeners around the globe.

July 23, 2019  

Atorina Zomaya

Episode 71 - Atorina Zomaya is the founder of Assyrian Kitchen. Through food, art, language, and family style settings, Assyrian Kitchen displays so much of our culture for people who are unaware, and offers the familiarity and comfort Assyrians have grown up knowing. Listen to how Atorina got this wonderful idea started, and evolved it into what it is today.

Web: AssyrianKitchen.com

FB: Assyrian Kitchen

IG: @AssyrianKitchen

 

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 16, 2019  

Dr. Ashurina Ream & Nicole Shamon

Episode 70 - The topic of drug addiction is a stigma in our community, but there are people coming together to change that. Dr. Ashurina Ream is a licensed psychologist and Nicole Shamon is an affected family member of drug addiction. Together, they join us in this week’s episode to talk about the opioid epidemic and how to help a loved one that is battling with drug addiction. 

Dr. Ashurina Ream

Instagram: psychedmommy

Nicole Shamon 

Instagram: WoodUBMineDesigns

Drug Addiction Hotline: 

WWW.SAMHSA.GOV 

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

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 9, 2019  

Akkad Saadi

Episode 69 – Akkad Saadi is a software engineer and lives in Qamishly, Syria. He is the president of BET KANU, an organization that aims to build a foundation to advance the endangered dialects of the Syriac language, by creating all types of media products.

In this podcast Akkad talks about life in Syria and the difficulties our people face in the Syrian conflict. He also explains why he returned back to Syria from the US and how important the existence of an organization like BET KANU is for the people in the homeland.

Social Media: BET KANU
YouTube Channel: BET KANU
Website: www.betkanu.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 2, 2019  

Sargis Sangari

Episode 68 - Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari turned a twenty-plus year US military career into his own project, the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement (NEC-SE). Listen and find out what motivated him to enlist, and what drives him to work for a free and independent Assyrian nation.

Website: https://nec-se.com/about/ceo-biography/

June 11, 2019  

Francis Dinha

Episode 67 - Francis Dinha

This week we meet a highly accomplished visionary Executive with domestic and international experience in operations, P&L management, strategic product positioning, technology development, business planning, and fundraising with both startup and growth organizations! Francis Dinha is a decisive leader with proven success in new market identification, strategic thinking, and problem solving. Proven track record of syndication, joint ventures, product development, and exploring new markets and business opportunities. Tendency to thrive in dynamic and fluid environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.

www.openvpn.net

pr@openvpn.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.  

June 4, 2019  

Andrew Nosrati

Episode 66 - This week we meet Andrew Nosrati. He grew up in Turlock, CA and after living in Los Angeles and New York City, he decided to move back to Turlock and get involved in local politics. He was elected as a council member in November of 2018 for a four year term. In this episode, he talks about his decision to run for office, politics, governing, leadership, and where he thinks humanity is headed.

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.  

May 28, 2019  

Dr. Georges and Gary Daniels

Episode 65 - Dr. Ramon Georges is the son on Murassa Daniels - the first Assyrian to produce a record in 1929. Born in 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, he along with his cousin Gary E. Daniels join us to retell the story of their family’s journey starting from Iran, fleeing to the British internment camp of "Baaquba" in Iraq, travelling by boat with stops all over, before finally settling in the U.S.

Family history:https://www.geni.com/people/Murassa-Georges/6000000007273176756

Murassa’s music: https://www.qeenatha.com/artists/MurassaUrshanDaniels/3872/

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.

May 21, 2019  

Yasmeen

Episode 64 - Yasmeen is a rising singer-songwriter currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Her powerful vocal range and impressive songwriting have been on display with the release of her first 5 singles. She has been featured prominently on multiple Spotify Curated playlists and her current single Half of Me (Acoustic) is fast approaching 2 Million Streams on Spotify. She has also garnered great press during the past year including Earmilk, MissInfo, Vibe Magazine, Singers-Room, TIDAL, and Huffington Post. Apple Music has also proven to be a fan featuring her on Ebro’s Discovered on Beats1 Radio as well as their Chart Extra Show with Brooke Reese. Grammy winning superstar Ne-Yo took notice of Yasmeen, posting a video of Yasmeen to his Facebook page garnering over 500k views.

Facebook: Yasmeen

Instagram: yasmeen_music

YouTube: Yameen Music

Website: www.yasmeenonline.com

Email: info@YasmeenOnline.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.

May 14, 2019  

Marian Kaanon

Episode 63 - This week, we feature Marian Kaanon, President & Chief Executive Officer, of the Stanislaus Community Foundation. A first generation Assyrian-American, Marian Kaanon grew up in Modesto, California and graduated from UC Davis. In this episode she talks about her passion for community engagement, overcoming a language barrier and how the Assyrian nation has a call to action.

Based in Modesto, Marian joined Stanislaus Community Foundation as their CEO in 2012. Stanislaus Community Foundation is a place-based funder that provides grants and scholarships to community organizations in Stanislaus County. To date, the organization has invested nearly $15 million in local nonprofits and over $2 million in scholarships to students.

 

Marian’s Facebook: Marian Kaanon

Marian’s Instagram: Marian Kaanon

Email: mkaanon@stanislauscf.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StanislausFoundation or www.stanislauscf.org

May 7, 2019  

Adrenna Alkhas

Episode 62 - Adrenna Alkhas is an author, college professor, wife, and mom. She has recently teamed up with Maryam Shamalta of Shamiram Media to offer a talk series aimed at serving women in various cities, bringing together Maryam’s work to empower Assyrian women and Adrenna’s book aimed at empowering young women, based on her book EmpowHer. In this episode she talks about family, feminism, and her hope for the future of the Assyrian nation. 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 can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

 

April 30, 2019  

David Younan

Episode 61 - David Younan

Australia’s David Younan is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), winning and placing in competitions  all over the world, including the Australian and State Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, World Abu Dhabi Pro and the European Open.

While David confesses he wasn’t the “perfect” student at school (in fact, far from it), he speaks about the people who changed and influenced his life, including another Assyrian champ @Beneil Dariush, and how they got him to where he is today - at the top of his sport and owner of Legends MMA & Fitness in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Social media handles:

Instagram: @Davidyounan

Facebook: Legends MMA & Fitness https://www.facebook.com/legendsmmafitness/

April 23, 2019  

Dr. Robby Edo

Episode 60 - Dr. Robby Edo is the founder of Rinyo Inc. You’ve likely heards the songs of Rinyo Toons on YouTube, filling the ears and mind of a child nearby with the sounds of our language in both dialects. Find out how the creative process behind Rinyo works, the inspiration behind it, and what you can expect to see and hear from them in the near future.

Facebook: Rinyo

YouTube: Rinyo Inc and Rinyo Toons

Website: www.rinyo.org

April 16, 2019  

Eidit Choochage

Episode 59 - On this episode we meet Eidit Choochage!@eidit_live2align She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. She received a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. She’s an expert at treating depression, anxiety, trauma, including grief and loss. Eidit helps interrupt patterns of psychological pain and suffering. She is passionate about helping people heal and transform their lives. After experiencing her own depression following multiple losses she transformed her pain and started her own business, LIVE 2 ALIGN. She offers counseling, coaching and mental health training services. Eidit will help you release the emotional pain you have been carrying and get you closer to the life you have always imagined for yourself! She is now accepting new clients. Follow her on social media for daily mental health and wellness tips and inspiration.

Website: https://live2align.com/

Instagram: @eidit_live2align

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.

April 2, 2019  

Mark Elisha

Episode 57 - Mark Elisha, who was diagnosed with MS at the age of 24. Born and raised in Dubai, Mark’s family moved to Australia after his diagnosis to seek the best possible course of treatment for him. Mark is an advocate for people with MS and is involved with a peer support group that helps Australians with MS find others who have the same struggles and provide support to each other. In this episode, he also talks about his job, his family, and what he’s looking forward to doing the most now that he lives in Australia.

Link to the fundraising page:

https://www.mswalk.org.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.team&TeamID=8395

MS Get Involved Video

https://www.facebook.com/MSGetInvolved/videos/542404892946800/

March 26, 2019  

John Alamshaw

Episode 56 - John Alamshaw is a retired lieutenant of the Las Vegas police department and a retired private investigator. He tells us about his career in law enforcement and how he became the hero of the national bestselling book by John Huddy called “Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars.”

Email: ja56@cox.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.

March 19, 2019  

Malek Younan

Episode 55 - Malek Younan has been recognized as 2018’s number one residential real estate agent in Australia. This is a massive accomplishment, considering Malek was up against more than 53,000 other real estate agents across the country! Most recently, Malek’s accomplishments also saw him become director of his own agency. Find out what drives Malek to succeed both in his professional and personal life and what’s next in store.

Facebook: Malek Younan Ray White

Instagram:  @Malekyounan01

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.

March 12, 2019  

Mona Antwan

Episode 54: Ever since she was a child herself, Mona Antwan has spoken up for other children. In 2017 she took another step toward her calling by establishing Mindfulness Leader. Currently a High School elective in Chicago, the program teaches students the art of mindfulness, to help students achieve a clear, and positive mindset. You can learn more at mindfulnessleader.org and follow Mindfulness Leader on Facebook and on IG @mindfulness_leader

Support for this podcast comes from 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.

Support also comes from John Oushana with HomeSmart International.
Whether you are thinking about buying or selling Real Estate in Arizona or California, put John's proven track record to work. John’s focus is residential, multi-units and commercial properties. Check John out on Facebook.com/johnoushanarealtor or Instagram @John.oushana. Contact him today at (209) 968-9519

March 5, 2019  

Maryam Shamalta

Episode 53 - Maryam Shamalta is an Assyrian media personality and the founder of Shamiram Media, LLC: an independent Assyria media platform and video production company dedicated to promoting and preserving Assyrian heritage in diaspora and in Assyria. In this episode you’ll learn about Maryam’s life growing up in Iran and the Netherlands, how her talent was discovered, her journey in media and her plans for Shamiram Media.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBFjDUdo_BxyI3SBUg_0XPQ/

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

Instagram: @shamirammedia

Sponsors: 

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.

John Oushana with HomeSmart International. Whether you are thinking about buying or selling Real Estate in Arizona or California, put John's proven track record to work. John’s focus is residential, multi-units and commercial properties. Check John out on Facebook.com/johnoushanarealtor or Instagram @John.oushana. Contact him today at (209) 968-9519

February 26, 2019  

Adessa Kiryakos

Episode 52 - Adessa Kiryakos is the co-founder of the Assyrian Podcast and serves on the board of the Bet Nahrain Assyrian Heritage Centre. In this episode you’ll learn about her educational journey and how it led to her relocation and career path, her love for music, and how her journey to Bet Nahrain changed the course of her life in more ways than one.

Email: aekiryakos@gmail.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.

Support also comes from John Oushana with HomeSmart. Whether you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home either in Arizona or California, contact John Oushana Real Estate Professional at 209-968-9519, on Facebook @JohnOushanaRealtor, or @John.Oushana on Instagram.

February 19, 2019  

Steve Netniss

Episode 51 - Steve Netniss is the founder of the Assyrian Podcast and the author of, “Potential: The Assyrian Quest for Identity: What Does It Mean to Be an Assyrian from a Christian Perspective?”. He currently resides in the Bay Area, California and works as a technology specialist. In this episode you will learn about life growing up in Turlock, Steve’s spiritual journey, and what led him to create his book and the podcast.

Email: steve@stevenetniss.com

Website: www.stevenetniss.com

Book: https://www.amazon.com/POTENTIAL-Assyrian-Identity-Christian-perspective/dp/0692500626

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.

Support also comes from John Oushana with HomeSmart. Whether you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home either in Arizona or California, contact John Oushana Real Estate Professional at 209-968-9519, on Facebook @JohnOushanaRealtor, or @John.Oushana on Instagram.

February 12, 2019  

Reliving the 1st Year Assyrian Podcast

How did the Assyrian Podcast get started? What are we about? Find out on this episode as we tell the story of the first year of the Assyrian Podcast. We’ll learn from our co-founders, Steve & Adessa, how this thing got started, where it went, and where it will go. Thank you to everyone who has been apart of this amazing journey. It has been a blast and we look forward to more episodes of the Assyrian Podcast.

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.

Thank you to John Oushana from HomeSmart for sponsoring the Assyrian podcast. Whether you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home either in Arizona or California, contact John Oushana Real Estate Professional at 209-968-9519, on Facebook @JohnOushanaRealtor, or @John.Oushana on Instagram.

www.assyrianpodcast.com

February 5, 2019  

Brother Awgin

Episode 49 - Brother Awgin is one of the first monks of the Assyrian Church of the East since over 700 years ago. Brother Awgin resides in Phoenix, AZ where his monastic life at St. Peter’s Sub-committee Charity Missionary and Education Center includes prayers, woodwork projects, meditation, fasting, discipleship, ministry, refugee assistance, drug addiction support, prison ministry, healing ministry, family counseling, Assyrian language classes, and religion and history of the church classes.

Facebook: @ALmashraqe

Facebook Group: The Light from the East

YouTube: The Light from the East

Email: acaw81@gmail.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.

January 29, 2019  

Mariana Markos

Episode 48 - Dr. Mariana Markos is an Assyrian Artist and Dentist who is originally from Ankawa but is currently living in Bonn Her family left Iraq because of the political situation and has been living in Germany since 1997. For her, both Dentistry and Painting, are forms of Art.

Especially the destruction of ancient Assyrian artifact inspire Mariana to preserve her heritage by painting Assyrian symbols.

January 22, 2019  

Alexander David

Alexander Paul David – Has been an active member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (Zowaa) since 2009. He is the Illinois Sector Director of the Movement, and participated in the 8th conference of the Assyrian Democratic Movement, which took place on March 2017 in Dohuk, Iraq. He is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Nineveh Plain Defense Fund, a direct funding organization for the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU). Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Alex graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Accountancy and is an avid golfer in his spare time.

Email: apdavid0330@gmail.com

Twitter: @APDavid33

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.

January 15, 2019  

Kathryn Pauline

Episode 46 - Kathryn Pauline, of Cardamom and Tea, is a world-renowned food blogger. Her blog was a 2018 finalist for Saveur’s Best Food and Culture Blog award and was featured on Amsterdam Diary’s Top 20 Up and Coming Food Blogs in 2018. In this episode you will learn about Kathryn’s life in Hong Kong and how her passion for baking and cooking led her to create Cardamom and Tea, where she shares Assyrian inspired dishes with the world.

Website: www.cardamomandtea.com

Facebook: cardamomandtea

Instagram: @cardamom.and.tea

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.

January 8, 2019  

Lisa & Jacob David

Episode 45 - Lisa and Jacob David are siblings who own/operate the Nineveh Assyrian Food Truck in Olympia, Washington. In this episode, you’ll learn about their family lineage and growing up Assyrian and Jewish, life in Toledo, Ohio and the move to Olympia, and their experiences running their business that allows them to share a piece of our culture with people every day.

www.nineveholympia.com

IG: @ninevehassyrianfoodtruck

FB: www.facebook.com/nineveholympia

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.

December 18, 2018  

Abboud Zeitoune

Episode 44 - Abboud Zeitoune is the author of the Assyrian books,“Music Pearls of Bethnahrin”, “Modern Assyrian Music” and others. He has properly documented modern Assyrian music spanning over the last 100 years - an invaluable gift for our nation. He was born in Syria, grew up in Lebanon and fled to Germany as a young man, where he currently resides. He is in the process of working on a book about the Father of Assyrian Nationalism, Naum Faik. He is the chairman of the Mor Afrem Foundation, former chairman of the Assyrian Beth-Nahrin Culture and Sport Association in Wiesbaden and a long time member of the Assyrian Democratic Party. In this episode you will learn about Abboud’s life, what has led him to produce such books, and their importance.

Website: www.abboudzeitoune.com

Buy Christmas gifts for children in Nineveh: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/christmas-in-nineveh

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.

December 11, 2018  

Evan Yako

Episode 43 - Evan Yako is a multi-talented session drummer, drum teacher, and recording artist. He is the founder of the “Healing Through Evan Yako’s Drumming” program, that helps to heal the trauma of school-aged refugees through music. He owns his own recording studio in Fairfield, Sydney, Real Rhythm Studio, where he has produced music for national and international artists, records and teaches music, does community work, and holds dance classes in his studio. In this episode you will learn more about how Evan’s passion for drumming led him to creating this therapy music program.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evan.yako.3

YouTube: Evan Yako

Twitter: evan_yako

Instagram: evanyako

Website: https://www.realrhythmstudio.com/evan-yako/

Buy Christmas gifts for children in Nineveh: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/christmas-in-nineveh

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.

December 4, 2018  

Christina Abraham

Episode 42 - A vivid tale of up-close, government injustice in Bahrain is just one of the highlights in our discussion with immigration lawyer Christina Abraham. We discuss her path into law, and choosing a perhaps less glamorous, yet satisfying field of law. You can read more about Christina and her law practice at abrahamlaw.co

Support the Etuti institute by buying Christmas gifts for children in Nineveh: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/christmas-in-nineveh

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalagorakos 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.  

November 27, 2018  

Nardin Hermiz

Episode 41 - Nardin Hermiz, RN, BSN, Certified Medical Aesthetic Injector. Live longer by listening to today’s episode. Nardin is committed to creating a unique environment where her clients can explore different aspects of medical aesthetics. She tailors each service to her client’s distinctive features in a manner that will enhance their natural beauty.   

Nardin graduated with honors from nursing school in the Chicago-land area. Since then she has worked alongside a prestigious team of healthcare providers at Banner University Medical Center’s Trauma and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Her advanced experiences have allowed her to meet each of her client’s individual needs through empathetic appreciation.

Now as the owner of Uptown Medispa – Arrowhead Nardin is excited to bring her talents and expertise to the northwest valley.

Phone: 224.678.8526

https://www.facebook.com/uptownarrowhead

The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalagorakos 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.

November 20, 2018  

Ramos Jakob

Episode 40 - Ramos Jakob is a musician and producer who’s talent has gotten him to perform in front of millions on Australia’s hit TV show, “All Together Now.” Ramos has performed in and produced several music videos reaching over 500,000 views on YouTube. He just finished wrapping up a tribute video, “Made for Now” which led him to get a shoutout from the iconic Janet Jackson. In this episode you will learn more about Ramos’ work that he has done in the past years by combining his talent with music and the Assyrian culture.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramosj.ramosj.50

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClWVROhhAUGxHlbvGj_AM4A

Instagram: ramosjofficial

Twitter: ramosjofficial 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalagorakos 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.

November 13, 2018  

Dr. Helen Malko

Episode 39 - Dr. Helen Malko is an Archaeologist and Anthropologist, working at Columbia University in New York City. In this episode you’ll learn about her life growing up in Iraq and the circumstances that brought her to the US, her love for history, archaeology, and anthropology and how it led to her vocation, as well as how acts of cultural genocide affect our collective and cultural memory. You can connect with her at h_malko@yahoo.com.

November 6, 2018  

Demeel Khananishoo

Episode 38 - In the first Assyrian Podcast recorded in Australia, we speak to Demeel Khananishoo, co-founder of @TheCryptoClass. Demeel left the corporate world to kick start a career in all things cryptocurrency, including his media channel which focuses on spreading awareness of blockchain and communicating great cryptocurrency projects to the world.

For more information visit:

https://www.facebook.com/TheCryptoClass1/

October 30, 2018  

Patrick Bet-David

Episode 37 - Patrick Bet-David is an entrepreneur who has launched several businesses. He launched a financial firm (PHP Agency) that has over 8,000 agents in roughly 49 states. He’s the host of the #1 channel on youtube for Entrepreneurs called Valuetainment. His video “The life of an Entrepreneur in 90 seconds” has over 31,000,000 views. He’s interviewed Mike Ditka, Mark Cuban, Ric Flair, Vanilla Ice, Jordan Belfort, Kevin Hart, and Magic Johnson. Now he’s on the Assyrian podcast. Enjoy the show!

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalagorakos 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.

Sponsor John Oushana from HomeSmart International.

Whether you are thinking about buying or selling Real Estate in Arizona or California, put John's proven track record to work. John’s focus is residential, multi-units and commercial properties. Check John out on Facebook.com/johnoushanarealtor or Instagram @John.oushana. Contact him today at (209) 968-9519.

October 23, 2018  

Rabel Betshmuel

Episode 36 - Rabel Betshmuel is an artist who blends modern design with ancient Assyrian art. We discuss his early journey to the United States, his beginnings in art, what inspires him, and what he is doing to nurture and grow the next generation of Assyrian artists. His work can be found on Facebook and Instagram @rabelbetshmuel and at rabelbetshmuel.com

October 16, 2018  

Dan Shomon

Episode 35 — Dan Shomon is a government consultant and strategist in Illinois. He served as an aide and advisor to then Senator Barack Obama from 1997 to 2006. In this episode, we talk about his grandfather’s migration story, his parents, politics, and his week long trip across Illinois with Obama.

https://www.danshomon.com/

October 9, 2018  

Julian Ibrahim

Episode 34 - Julian Ibrahim is the co-founder of Assyrian Dishes, alongside her husband, Fadi. She is passionate about preserving and providing resources to an important part of Assyrian culture: food! Her goal is to make Assyrian cooking as easy as possible, and to help anyone from young Assyrians moving out of their home to experienced cooks looking to try a new dish, and everyone in between.

To access her recipes in both text and short step by step videos, visit: www.assyriandishes.com

Thank you Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York for sponsoring this episode. 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.

October 2, 2018  

Hannibal Travis

Episode 33 - Hannibal Travis teaches and conducts research in the fields of cyberlaw, intellectual property, antitrust, international and comparative law, and human rights. He’s written numerous books about Assyrians and in this episode we talk about his latest book: Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations: Exploring the Causes of Mass Killing Since 1945.

For more information visit: https://www.routledge.com/9781138284950 (use 20% discount code FLR40)

To order a review copy please visit http://pages.email.taylorandfrancis.com/review-copy-request

Here is a link to his contact information: https://www.amazon.com/Hannibal-Travis/e/B0030G6KR8

Thank you Tony Kalogerakos and the Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York for sponsoring this episode. 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.

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