Videos

Clips and opinionated audio snapshots from our favourite episodes.

Shally Zomorodi

Broadcaster and author Shally Zomorodi on being bullied as an Iranian kid growing up in California...

Peyman Salimi

Singer-songwriter and producer Peyman Salimi performs "Shab" live in the Roqe Studio...

Dr. Shahin Shahab

Professional coach and branding expert Dr. Shahab Anari on the importance of self-promotion and marketing in the 21st Century…

Nikki Naghavi

Iranian-American violinist Nikki Naghavi performing a spontaneous and improvised version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody...

Ali Dorani

Award-winning Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani on how Australia's "immigrant detention facilities" are actually more like prison camps...

KIOSK

ROQE EXCLUSIVE: Iranian rock band Kiosk performing “Rooze Azadi” live in the Roqe Studio…

Dr. Shauheen Etminan

Scientist and futurist Dr. Shauheen Etminan on the connection between Persian dried herb Esfand and psychedelics...

Nikki Naghavi

Violinist Nikki Naghavi on being an American woman with proud Iranian identity...

Golshid Mola

Alangoo founder and director Golshid Mola on the importance of being persistent with your goals...

Kayvon Zand

Psychologist and philosopher Dr. Soroush Dabbagh on how 'tarof' complicates honest dialogue amongst Iranians...

Dr. Soroush Dabbagh

Psychologist and philosopher Dr. Soroush Dabbagh on how 'tarof' complicates honest dialogue amongst Iranians...

Houshang Touzie

Playwright and actor Houshang Touzie on how Fereydoun Farrokhzad would do in the 21st Century...

KIOSK

Members of the rock band Kiosk on the fragility of “hope” for youth in Iran…

KIOSK

Iranian rock band Kiosk performing “Mah” live in the Roqe Studio…

Alisa Vaseghi

Award-winning fashion designer Alisa Vaseghi on inventing clothing made out of glue...

Dr. Iman Taheri

Surgeon and social media star Dr. Iman Taheri on the ego of being a doctor…

Anahita Eskandari

YouTube documentarian Anahita Eskandari on facing stereotypes about Iran and Iranians while living in China...

Ali Azimi

Popular rock musician Ali Azimi on the title and theme of his brand new album...

Captain Behnam

Political analyst and crypto enthusiast Maysam Behravesh on winning over the cryptocurrency non-believers...

Maysam BEhravesh

Political analyst and crypto enthusiast Maysam Behravesh on winning over the cryptocurrency non-believers...

Awin Tavakoli

Lawyer and NFT enthusiast Awin Tavakoli on the value of owning a jacket you cannot wear in the physical world...

Alireza Ghorbani

Virtuoso vocalist Alireza Ghorbani on how he trained his voice by singing in the mountains...

Ashkan Roayaee

Coveted photographer Ashkan Roayaee on his finding dancers as his creative muse...
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Hossein Amini

Award-winning screenwriter and director Hossein Amini on his approach to writing...
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Ash Koosha

Multidisciplinary artist and innovator Ash Koosha on the future of music...

Kimia Yousefi

British-Iranian cultural commentator Kimia Yousefi on dating a Persian guy for the first time…

Shahrzad (Sherry) Kazemi

Popular online English teacher Shahrzad (Sherry) Kazemi on how to engage audiences on social media platforms…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Alireza “Razor Ali” Ghadiri

Rising star boxer Alireza “Razor Ali” Ghadiri on how living on the streets of London felt ‘safe’ after his rough life in Tehran…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Cameron Cartio

Swedish-Iranian singer and songwriter Cameron Cartio on the “dark side” of becoming a pop star…

JAVID JABARI

Persian Drag Show founder Javid Jabari on the support he received to identify as a gay man while still in Iran…

Sara & Nima (Rhythm and Vibes)

Sara & Nima (Rhythm and Vibes) playing “Seda kion Mara” live in the Roqe Studio!
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Yasamin Karimi & Neda Bayat

Psychologists Yasamin Karimi and Neda Bayat on the deep confusion in Iranian immigrant relationships…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Erfan Nouraee

Award-winning inventor Erfan Nouraee on finding his passion for scientific inventions as a child…

Hadi Partovi

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Code.org Hadi Partovi on teaching himself computer coding as a kid in 1980s Iran…

Dr. Pedram Shojaei

Dr. Pedram Shojaei, The Urban Monk on the “attention economy” and why we have so much trouble with focus…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Banafsheh Taherian

Writer and actor Banafsheh Taherian on the importance of discovering Nezami…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Tina Talebi

Instagram and YouTube luminary Tina Talebi on the plight of Bahai people in Iran…

DJ Aras

Renowned performer and producer DJ Aras on the challenges of working in the Persian entertainment business…

Behnaz Sarafpour

Acclaimed designer Behnaz Sarafpour on not changing her name when she launched her brand…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Tara Ghazanfar

Designer Tara Ghazanfar on how a trip to Iran inspired her successful brand…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Arash Sobhani

Rock Musician and TV Producer Arash Sobhani on Iranians outside of Iran to speaking out politically…

Pooneh Ghoddoosi

Award-winning journalist Pooneh Ghoddoosi on trying to stay sane whilst covering global crises…

Faramarz Aslani

Legendary singer-songwriter Faramarz Aslani on having his newfound stardom supplanted by the revolution in 1979…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Dr. Fathali Moghaddam

Psychologist and author Dr. Fathali Moghaddam on the current global backward slide into authoritarianism…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Dr. Sheila Nazarian

Surgeon and Netflix star Dr. Sheila Nazarian on calling out unrealistic images posted on Instagram…

Hoda Jarrah

Iranian-American pioneer bodybuilder and social media influencer, Hoda Jarrah: I Am Not Afraid to Die…

Firooz Zahedi

Legendary photographer Firooz Zahedi on what he most learned from Elizabeth Taylor…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Keyvon Zand

Queer Musician and Actor Kayvon Zand on gender pronouns, identity and finding a space to fit in…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Sahar Golshani

Comedian and commentator Sahar Golshani on why Iranians (disproportionately) care what others think…

Neema Nazeri

Comedian Neema Nazeri on opening up about mental health, and finding his focus in recovery….

Hila Sedighi

Poet and activist Hila Sedighi on the brief glimpse of hope during the Green Movement election of 2009…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Angie Sadeghi

Doctor Angie Sadeghi on how giving up dairy and meat changed her life…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Peter (Payam) Banifaz

Comedian and Actor Peter Banifaz on the high expectations of Iranian parents…

Bahman Ghobadi

Bahman Ghobadi on not having a phone and detaching from social media…

Shirin Nasseri

Shirin Nasseri: My Outlet is Dance…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Rana Mansour

Rana Mansour on the different focus of English vs Persian pop songs…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Faramarz Aslani

Faramarz Aslani: I First Fell in Love at Six Years Old…

Arghavan

Arghavan: Why I No Longer Belong to One Country.

Kimia Yousefi

Kimia Yousefi: My Law Degree Didn’t Prevent Me Getting Judged for Being a Waitress.
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Faramarz Aslani

Faramarz Aslani: I Was Told I Should Not Write My Own Lyrics…
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Bahador Last

The Iranian-Canadian engineer and YouTube sensation, Bahador Alast: When a Language Game Becomes Political.​

Bahar Eslami

Popular Iranian-Canadian fashion blogger and journalist Bahar: How I became a “threat” to the Iranian government.

Bahar Eslami

Iranian-American author, Qigong master, and filmmaker, Pedram Shojai: Overcoming Our Screen Time Addiction.
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Sussan Deyhim

Acclaimed Iranian-American singer, composer and performance artist, Sussan Deyhim on the pros and cons of being Iranian….
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Armin Amiri

Armin joins from Los Angeles to recount his wild journey from Iran as a kid dreaming of being in the movies, his fateful encounter with Michael Jackson…

Armin Amiri

Armin recalls his journey into the soul: Sharing his Personal Ayahuasca Experience, something he has done about 20 times.

Hoda Jarrah

ranian-American pioneer bodybuilder and social media influencer, Hoda: I was forced out, but I won’t give up on Iran.
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles

Hoda Jarrah

Iranian-American pioneer bodybuilder and social media influencer, Hoda: My Iranian role model was…Arnold Schwarzenegger!
بازیرنویس زبان فارسی
With Farsi Subtitles
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