Reza Aslan

The Brian Lehrer Show

Heat 101; Reza Aslan; An Hour With Gail Collins

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What you need to know to stay healthy and hydrated during the heat wave. Plus: Steven Dennis of Roll Call talks about what’s going on with food stamps, and the potential for limits on filibusters in Congress; Reza Aslan, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside joins us to talk about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, and the next installment of this week's series on the Five Pillars of Islam; and New York Times columnist Gail Collins spends an hour on the show. 

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Reza Aslan Talks to Brian Lehrer About Faith

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This segment originally aired live on July 16, 2013. That original audio is posted here, although an edited version was included as part of a best-of Brian Lehrer Show episode on December 27. 

It's Five Pillars of Islam week on The Brian Lehrer Show. Every day this week, we're hosting an interfaith conversation based around the Five Pillars: Shahadah (faith), Salat (prayer), Sawm (Ramadan), Zakat (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage). Today: we'll talk to our guest and take calls on Shahadah (faith) in relation to Islam and all the major monotheistic religions. Reza Aslan, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside and author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Random House, 2013), talks about his book on the "historical" Jesus. 

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Contemporary Authors Say Literature Had A Hand In Recent Uprisings

Friday, February 25, 2011

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter may get most of the credit for fueling the recent uprisings in the Middle East and Africa, but a group of authors is making the case that contemporary literature also has a hand in creating change in the region.

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Studio 360

Persepolis and Iran

Friday, December 21, 2007

Studio 360 looks at the other Iran –- not the “rogue state,” but the nation with a 4,000-year-old cultural history and flourishing contemporary film, literature, and music. Kurt Andersen talks to graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi about her youth as an Iranian punk; her new animated film is an adaptation of her illustrated memoir "Persepolis." Writers Reza Aslan and Roya Hakakian read Persian poems that fly in the face of Iran’s oppressive government.


Studio 360

Iran, Censors, Cinema

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Most Americans have heard about Iran's repressive government, human rights abuses, and burgeoning nuclear program, but this week in Studio 360, Kurt Andersen and guests Reza Aslan and Roya Hakakian explore Iran's rich cultural heritage and the ways in which Iranian artists struggle to express themselves in the face ...