Inside Islam’s first radio show: Here’s how you can listen and join the conversation

Heavy Metal Islam on Here on Earth (25 Sept 2008)

Today the first Here on Earth radio program for Inside Islam airs at 3 p.m. Central Time. There are several ways you can participate in this exciting initiative.

Update: Podcast of the show posted 10-10-2008

Listen to the Show

  1. Listen live on your radio (only available in Wisconsin Public Radio broadcast areas) The show will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. Central Time.
  2. Listen to a live webcast of the show on National Public Radio’s Ideas Network (available worldwide).
  3. Listen to the show on the archives page for a permanent link to the show’s podcast.
  4. Subscribe to the series podcast on iTunes.

Heavy Metal in Baghdad Documentary

Chat Online with the Guest

After the show at 4 p.m. Central Time, join host of Here on Earth Jean Feraca, host of Here on Earth, author of Heavy Metal Islam Mark LeVine, and me in an online chat. Click on the “Chat” tab on the top of this page to enter an online forum hosted on meebo, a universal instant messaging service. When you click on the chat to enter, it will ask you for login information like name, age and location. While it would be helpful to create a nickname, joining the Inside Islam chat does not require you submit any of this information. Feel free to join as a guest.

Enter the Chat Inside Islam With Mark and Jean

Join the Discussion

One of our main hopes for this project is the creation of an online community and an ongoing discussion around topics raised on the radio show and in this blog. We are getting recognition in the blogosphere and among our peers. The public radio show and project was picked up by ReadWriteWeb today. You can read their article about Inside Islam here. We also really want to hear from you, our listeners and readers. You can comment on today’s show, suggest other ideas, or comment on the project in general in the comment section for this post.

2 thoughts on “Inside Islam’s first radio show: Here’s how you can listen and join the conversation

  1. Hosting “Heavy Metal Islam” with Mark Levine and Suroosh Alvi was an exhilarating experience for me yesterday. Apart from gleaning an eye-opening insight into Islamic youth culture which seems so startlingly similar to our own, it also, most susprisingly, turned me into a fan of heavy metal! I like the intensity and the sense of catharsis. I was also greatly appreciative of the callers who added so much fresh information to the discussion. One question which remains in my mind – we touched on it in the program – calls for fuller exploration: Is music in the Muslim world haram?