The #MahsaAmini Protest and Iran’s Fight for Freedom

The #MahsaAmini Protest and Iran’s Fight for Freedom

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This week we’re talking about the #MahsaAmini protests in Iran with Rana Rahimpour, an Iranian-British journalist with BBC Persian. Jon is also joined by staff writer Alexa Loftus and our Iranian supervising producer Reza Riazi. It’s a fascinating discussion about why this uprising is different from anything that’s come before, what comes next for the people of Iran, and what the U.S. can do to help. (The bad news is it involves Elon Musk.) And if that’s not enough, they go down a Lord of the Rings rabbit hole you simply will not see coming.

For more information on the protests in Iran, you can follow Rana Rahimpour, Amnesty International, or MiddleEastMatters on social media.


Hosted by: Jon Stewart

Featuring, in order of appearance: Reza Riazi, Alexa Loftus, Rana Rahimpour

Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. 

Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson

Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik

Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos

Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal 

Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez 

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek 

Head Writer: Kris Acimovic

Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson

Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm

Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch 

Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr.

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