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“A Muslim & A Jew Go There” is a brand new podcast produced by Instinct Productions, hosted by comedian David Baddiel (author of “Jews Don’t Count”) and politician Sayeeda Warsi (“Muslims Don’t Matter”) who will take on whatever controversy hits the headlines each week, providing context and discussion around current political and cultural events involving and affecting British Muslims and Jews. 

 

Covering topics from antisemitism in the Labour party and Islamophobia in the Conservative Party to debating concepts like “racism hierarchies”, “non-visible minorities” and “victim olympics”, as well as tropes and stereotypes, and the Middle East and its impact on Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain, this topical, often funny podcast will go there in a way others might not dare.



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21 Episodes
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It’s polling day! Sayeeda and David consider what this election means for Muslims and Jews in the UK & discuss who they are voting for.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel BalmerProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruResearch, fact check and social media production: Philip BermanContact us via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Humza Yousaf, who resigned as Scotland's First Minister in May, was the first Muslim to lead a Western democracy. Sayeeda and David talk to him about his faith, his identity and growing up in a Jewish neighbourhood. He talks movingly about his in-laws in Gaza, and how knowing that condemning Hamas's actions on October 7th could have had fatal repercussions for his family. Also - his views on other more right-wing politicians with South Asian heritage, Sunak and Braverman, and on the need for more empathy in politics.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel BalmerProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruResearch, Fact check and Social Media Production: Philip BermanSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This Wednesday marked the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, and David and Sayeeda discuss the way that reports of sexual violence on and since 7 October by Hamas and by the Israeli army have been denied and weaponised by governments, the media and tribalism. Closer to home, Sayeeda and David turn to the general election campaign trail, as two MPs of colour have been hounded and harassed on the streets about their voting record on Gaza. Who would ever want to be a politician?This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel BalmerProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruFact check and Social Media Production: Philip BermanSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sir Mark Rowley goes there… from pro-Palestine marches to far right protests and bad faith actors, the Metropolitan Police and its Chief have faced enormous challenges over the last 8 months. Sayeeda and David ask him about accusations of ‘two tier policing', of being too ‘woke’ as well as too 'fascist' and what the next government might look at in terms of policy changes.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
As the election campaign ramps up, Labour have got themselves into hot water over the deselection of candidate Faiza Shaheen. Is Labour guilty of double standards on antisemitism and Islamophobia in the party, and is there a cynical attempt to weaponise racism for factional political purposes?Sayeeda and David discuss Biden’s ceasefire plan and whether it’s what Israel and Hamas really want. Hay Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival have all cut ties with their sponsor over links to the fossil fuel industry and alleged links to Israel. Has this been an effective strategy in the cultural fight against Israel or is the boycott bonkers?This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A General Election has been called, and David & Sayeeda discuss the Muslim vote and whether Gaza will be top of the agenda for voters, and whether the election campaign will be dominated by divisive rhetoric. David & Sayeeda then reflect on the terrible images that have been coming out of Rafah this week, as well as the screening of a documentary about the horrors of October 7th which led to accusations of 'artwashing' and violent protests in East Finchley, North London. But what were the protests about and how have the far right somehow managed to co-opt them again? Also Spain, Norway and Ireland have recognised the state of Palestine. It is high time the UK followed suit?This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
David’s away, so Sayeeda is joined by journalist and new Jew for the week Hugo Rifkind. They discuss Hugo's Scottish Jewishness, Jews as an ethnic minority and those against multiculturalism, as well as the International Criminal Court’s recent application for arrest warrants for the Israeli PM, defence minister and three Hamas leaders. Are war crimes inevitable in any conflict? Does Israel care how it’s viewed on the world stage? And Sayeeda tests Hugo’s Scottish-Yiddish.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
After receiving so many great questions, David and Sayeeda are bringing you another Q&A.Listener Questions (with approximate timecodes)Were British Muslim institutions silent after October 7th? (0:22)Who gets to be the arbiter of whether a person, work or character is perpetuating racist tropes? (13:10)Are Muslims and Jews judged equally for their ‘dodgy connections’? (23:42)This podcast is produced by Instinct ProductionsExecutive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week David and Sayeeda again take on your questions. Listen in as they go there!Q&A with timecodes (approximate)Is it correct to refer to the West Bank and Gaza as 'The Occupied Territories'? (0:26)Is it harder to leave the faith as a Muslim than it is for a Christian or Jew? (14:07)Can there ever be a Muslim equivalent to the Book of Mormon? (23:30)Is Dawkins' criticism of London's Ramadan lights Islamophobic? (34:16)This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
With David in India and Sayeeda heading to Pakistan, they discuss India’s ongoing elections and what they mean for the country's 200 million Muslims. They ask whether Modi and Netanyahu are kindred spirits, and look at Pakistan and Israel’s surprisingly similar history. After that, they tackle Christian Zionism in the US and how it influences Trump and politics worldwide.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
David and Sayeeda discuss the pro-Palestinian protests in London where the head of the Campaign Against Antisemitism clashed with police, as well as chaos on campus at Columbia University across the pond.Are antisemitism and Islamophobia being ‘weaponised’ to shut down debate about Israel and Islam? And is having an ‘Islamophobia’ definition doing more harm than good, asks a top think tank?This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer and Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week David and Sayeeda tackle Tuesday's High Court judgment on the prayer ban enforced by Britain’s strictest headteacher. Then they go there again on the Middle East and this time on Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel, the two stabbings in Sydney and the rush to identify a culprit on social media.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week David and Sayeeda take on your questions for the first time. Listen in as they go there!Q&A with timecodesAre Muslims exposed to more racism in the UK today versus Jews? (0:54)How can Israel protect itself from Hamas without causing a catastrophe in Gaza? (10:55)Could every Jew or Muslim who has the potential for dual citizenship potentially be deprived of their citizenship if the government of the day decides they have committed a crime incompatible with British citizenship? (23:22)Why don't British Muslims and Muslims worldwide collectively mourn for the 377, 000 Muslims recently killed in the current war in Yemen or China, or Pakistan or Myanmar in the same way that they mourn the deaths in Palestine? (33:30)If I condemn Israeli policy regarding settlements, does that make me an anti Semite? (45:28)If David believes in the continued right of Israel to exist, does that not make him a Zionist? (55:20)This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruSend in your questions via email: podcast@instinctproductions.com or via X: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week our hosts tackle the Queers for Palestine led boycott of Eurovision, gay rights in the Middle East and accusations of Israeli “pink-washing”, as well as the government's anti-BDS bill. And then they go there on an even thornier topic - the Taliban's announcement it will reintroduce public stoning for adultery and women's rights in Islam.This podcast is produced by Instinct ProductionsProducers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith & Simona RataExecutive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith & Sarah LintonProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.comX: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
David and Sayeeda discuss Jewish conspiracy theories, as well as Muslim ones, explore the contentious notion of “Jewish Power” and Sayeeda responds to her attackers. This podcast is produced by Instinct ProductionsProducers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith & Simona RataExecutive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith & Sarah LintonProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.comX: @amuslimandajew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
David and Sayeeda tussle with accusations thrown at the beleaguered broadcaster from all sides and then tackle the thorny subjects of freedom of speech and blasphemy. Should anything be off-limits in comedy and culture?This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.comX: @amuslimandajewInstagram:@amuslimandajewgothere Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Academy Awards were mired in controversy last weekend as the conflict in Gaza took centre stage. David and Sayeeda discuss director Jonathan Glazer’s speech and why there’s still a way to go when it comes to Jewish and Muslim representation on screen, from Oppenheimer to Borat. And, as Ramadan begins, Sayeeda explains why it’s taken on a new poignancy this year due to the conflict and starvation of civilians in Gaza. David explains why Jews in Britain must not be held accountable for Israel’s actions. Things got so heated, Sayeeda had to cool down...This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith & Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha VeluruEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.comX: @amuslimandajewInstagram:@amuslimandajewgothere Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A week on from George Galloway’s victory in Rochdale, Sayeeda Warsi and David Baddiel discuss why Gaza seems to be THE issue for so many British Muslims. And in a week when the Prime Minister made his state of the nation speech about extremism, is the government ready to act on threats against Jews? Or is this just a way to muzzle Muslims?This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producers: Jemima Khan Goldsmith and Sarah LintonSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithProduction Manager: Sangeetha Veluruhttps://instinctproductions.comEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
From the use of the phrase “From the River to the Sea”, the Rochdale by-election and antisemitic comments made by Labour's candidate, to the Tory party’s failure to condemn Islamophobic comments and its reluctance to use that term, David Baddiel and Sayeeda Warsi discuss some of the most radioactive issues in last week’s news, through a Muslim and Jewish lens.This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producer: Jemima Khan GoldsmithSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithHead of Development: Sarah LintonProduction Manager: Sangeetha Veluruhttps://instinctproductions.comEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Politician Sayeeda Warsi and comedian David Baddiel come together to discuss the topical issues affecting British Muslims and Jews in a way that others might not dare.  In this introductory prologue, Baroness Warsi, who wrote the keynote speech “Muslims Don’t Matter”, and David Baddiel, author of “Jews Don’t Count”, discuss their own experiences of prejudice and their own racial identity. Sayeeda, Baroness Warsi, Britain's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, is also a lawyer, businesswoman and racial justice campaigner and has been consistently voted one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.  Warsi is author of The Enemy Within, A Tale of Muslim Britain and author of the keynote speech “Muslims Don’t Matter”.David Baddiel is a comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter. Recently he published the Sunday Times bestselling polemic “Jews Don’t Count” and has also written and presented a documentary under the same title for Channel 4.  This podcast is produced by Instinct Productions Executive Producer: Jemima Khan GoldsmithSeries Producer: Rachel Balmer & Jemima Khan GoldsmithHead of Development: Sarah LintonProduction Manager: Sangeetha Veluruhttps://instinctproductions.comEnquiries: podcast@instinctproductions.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Comments (7)

Adrian Crago-Graham

I've love every episode. so insightful

Jul 6th
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weezilwolf

yes! I agree! this is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm really looking forward to hearing what they have to say.

May 14th
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Adrian Crago-Graham

this is really needed at the moment, my mind has been opened.

Mar 25th
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Fayaz Khatri

Loving the show you guys need to take over the BBC. And what Trump would say make BBC great again!

Mar 21st
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Michelle Finesilver

My mind is utterly blown that the other side (eg people against Israel) totally refuse to address the Hamas situation. Do they honestly think If Israel didn't exist or they laid down arms, there would be peace for the Palastinians under this demonic regime! I'm sick and tired of the constant spotlight on Israel when peace talks have been scuppered multiple times because the other side simply don't want peace. Spending aid on tunnels and no shelters or iron dome. How is that protecting their own!

Mar 16th
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Fayaz Khatri

amazing god bless ❤️

Mar 15th
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Neil Ingle

Really enjoyed this, two sensible, rational (and funny!) people on "different sides" talking in an adult manner on a huge subject of our times, a breath of fresh air! Shkoyach / Mubarak!

Mar 1st
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