Ep 11.1 Bonus Track: The Story of Palestine with Eman Askar (@emmasworld.101)

Instagram sea shanty on the ‘Story of Palestine’ was viewed 10 MILLION times in 48 HOURS! In honour of Palestine, especially for our audience, from the singer/songwriter herself, Tiktoker Eman Askar, an Egyptian mother of two, who became an overnight sensation when she sang an adaptation of “The Wellerman” sea shanty, shares her own story for you. 


Her song went viral after she replaced the lyrics to explain the history of Palestine and how the illegitimate Israeli occupation came about, resulting in 10 million views!. She has a special message for our listeners and talks about her story of how this song came about from a picture from her childhood.

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Eman Askar @emmasworld.101, Egyptian mother of two, singer, songwriter, copywriter, video creator. 

Discussion points: 

Nafisa: Salaams and welcome to Not Another Mum Pod.

In honour of Palestine, especially for our audience from the singer songwriter herself Eman Askar, an Egyptian mother of two, who became an overnight sensation.


Eman went viral and was covered by various news outlets. Listeners do follow her on Insta and tech talk. Username is emmasworld.101


Eman Askar: Hello, everyone, assalamualaikum! My name is Eman Askar, and I just wanted to introduce myself to Not Another Mum Pod and Muslim Mama’s listeners.


Eman continues to share her story about how she thought of this song, going back to her childhood, the thought process and aftermath of when she released the song. Tune in to listen to her unique story – truly an honour that Eman has taken the time to do this for NAMPOD and MM listeners. Thank you Eman!



There once was a land called Palestine

Where Christians, Muslims and Jews lived fine

In the 1800s

It was ruled by The Ottoman Empire

Meanwhile, a bearded guy

Founded Zionism for Jews to aspire

A land that becomes their home, and safe

Only for their kind

Then there was World War I

That ended when the Allies won



Ep 11. LIVE from the Gaza Strip: the untold story behind the horror (with Nisreen Al-Khatib from Quds News Network)

Today’s episode is hard-hitting and at times emotional, but really, really important. As the world dissects what’s happening in Palestine, we’re putting aside the politics for now, and focussing on the humans of Palestine: the souls behind the statistics, the reality on the ground, what it’s really like to live and grow up in the Gaza Strip, and what life is like under occupation and under siege.
In this episode we talk to Nisreen Al-Khatib, a married, 27 year old mother to a one year old baby boy, living in the Gaza Strip since she was 5 years-old. She is the Co-Founder of Quds News Network and tells her story from the heart.

WARNING: This episode has themes of war, violence and terror. 

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 Due to the recent attacks in Palestine, we decided to change our schedule to include this special episode.
This was probably one of the most important conversations we have ever had. It was a privilege and an honour, and to be honest, sometimes a little bit scary. We just didn’t know if our guest would live long enough to have this conversation. We recorded this on the day of the ceasefire after Eid.
Have a listen, and do leave a comment. Nisreen will be reading and responding. Share this episode and let’s get this story out there.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on these podcasts are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Not Another Mum Pod’s management or of any sponsors. Any content provided by our contributors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, identity (gender or sexual) club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.


Nafisa: We’ve decided not to release our planned episode due to the recent horrendous attacks on our fellow brothers and sisters in Palestine. Today, we will be focussing on the human stories of Palestine, the face behind the souls, the reality on the ground with a view to mobilise our communities to support Palestine