This is Democracy – Episode 216: Iran Protests

This week, Jeremi and Zachary discuss the ongoing protests in Iran with Professor Nahid Siamdoust. Zachary recites his poem "Worth Waiting For." Nahid Siamdoust is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran (Stanford, 2017). Professor Siamdoust has also published in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, and Jadaliyya, among others, and she often appears in English, German and Iranian media. This episode of This is Democracy was mixed and mastered by Morgan Honaker.

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