What's in a name?

Two Iraqi brothers move to the United States as young boys in the early 1960s. They face a public that can't pronounce their Arabic names, so, they change them. What ensues is confusion, comedy, and some healthy soul searching. Today on Kerning Cultures, we explore the weight names carry. 

KC Listener Mashup: What’s in Your Name?

A mashup from our listening community exploring the literal meanings and experiences of your Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew names.


the shallal family

From the Shallal family photo albums, with captions written by Tara Shallal:

Episode Credits
Produced by Tara Shallal, Yahya Abou-Ghazala, and Hebah Fisher, with editorial support from Percia Verlin and Lilly Crown. Sound design by Mohamed Khreizat.