April 29, 2024
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#984 In the Shadow of the Shadow War
As the conflict in the Middle East continues to heat up, many Canadian diaspora communities have been affected and talked about in recent months. But as Iran starts to take a more central role, what is the temperature around the dinner table of Iranian-Canadians?
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Bruce Thorson
Senior Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief
André Proulx
Production Coordinator

Canadian media coverage of the war in the Middle East has, unsurprisingly, focused on the impact on diaspora communities here in Canada. We have heard about Jewish Canadians, Palestinian Canadians, and we have heard in general terms about the many Muslim communities across Canada and how this is affecting them. But there’s one diaspora community that is increasingly at the center of this conflict, who we have heard very little about. And that is the Iranian community.

Today on the show, three members of the Iranian-Canadian community, Amir Attaran, Samira Mohyeddin, and Kahve Shahrooz, join Jesse to talk about their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences about what is going on in their community.

Editor’s note: In the introduction to this episode, Jesse says, “Canada is home to the second largest Iranian diaspora community in the world. There are 400,000.” 

According to Tehran, Canada is home to 400,000 Iranian-Canadians but Statistics Canada puts the number at closer to 200,000. In either case, Canada is still home to one of the largest Iranian diaspora communities in the world.

 

Host: Jesse Brown 

Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Jonathan Goldsbie (News Editor), André Proulx (Production Coordinator), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

Featured guests: Amir Attaran, Samira Mohyeddin, Kahve Shahrooz

 

Additional music by Audio Network

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