Misha Euceph

Producer & Host, On-Demand

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Misha Euceph is a podcast producer and host at KPCC, where she produced "The Big One: Your Survival Guide," called “riveting,” “strangely reassuring,” and “fascinating listening” by The New Yorker. She's currently producing and hosting "Tell Them, I Am," a podcast about the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim.

Before coming to KPCC, she created "Beginner," a series about her learning to belong as an immigrant in America. "Beginner," top 200 on Apple Podcasts, was featured on NPR and WIRED. The Guardian’s Rowan Slaney said it brought her week “oodles of joy.”

In 2016, Misha helped pilot USA Today’s "The City" with Robin Amer. The New York Times declared the show “a mesmerizing listen.”

If you’re new to podcasts, Misha wrote "How to Make a Podcast" for you, a guide for making a show from beginning to end. You can read an excerpt on Los Angeles Times’ Podcast Review.

Misha got her Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University, where she hugged Michelle Obama as a White House Correspondents’ Association scholar. When she's not making podcasts, Misha writes funny things for McSweeney’s, serious things for the Wall Street Journal, and guest lectures at USC Annenberg.

Stories by Misha Euceph

Episode 22: Akbar

Akbar Ahmed is an academic, poet, former diplomat, and all-around renaissance man. In Tell Them, I Am’s final story of the season, Ahmed recounts how a single train ride when he was 4 years old changed his life’s direction forever.

Episode 21: G. Willow

G. Willow Wilson is a novelist and comic book writer, known for her run on the Ms. Marvel series. When 9/11 happened, the world seemed chaotic to say the least — but Willow found that sometimes all you need is a little Neil Gaiman to put you back on track.

Episode 20: Munazza

Munazza Alam is a Harvard-educated astrophysicist. When she was in college, her dad’s complicated liver replacement opened her eyes to how the universe can feel so full and so empty at the same time.

Episode 19: Layla

Layla Shaikley is a tech entrepreneur and Instagram influencer. When she was young, she discovered two things. One: that how you dress holds more meaning than you think. And two: that you can definitely use this to your advantage.

Episode 18: Mercedes

Mercedes Iman Diamond has been participating — and dominating — drag competitions and performances since she was 21. She speaks about how a stage became her safe place.

Episode 17: Omar

Omar Offendum is a rapper and poet. When he was 15 years old, his affinity for Arabic poetry came to life while reciting a piece during Nizar Qabbani’s memorial at Georgetown University in 1998.

Episode 15: Emmen

Emmen Ahmed is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for this podcast). Her grandfather had a huge influence on her, and when he passed away a few years ago, she struggled to maneuver through life without him.

Episode 14: Reem

Chef Reem Assil owns Reem’s California and Dyafa, two popular middle eastern eateries in Oakland. But growing up, she had a knack for filmmaking, and at 12 years old she premiered her first (and only) film on her local public access station.

Episode 13: Iqbal

Television actor Iqbal Theba gives us an inside look on a career that many in the entertainment industry know well — service. And this probably won’t come as a surprise, but he was really good at it.

Episode 12: Salman

Salman Agah is a legendary skateboarder and owner of Pizzanista, a popular L.A. pizza joint. But back when he was a teen in San Jose, he had no reference for what his future might look like or where his ambitions were taking him.

Episode 11: Alia

Alia Shawkat is known for her role as Maeby Fünke on Arrested Development, and in between shoots, she loved smoking weed and pushing her dad’s buttons. One trip to Jordan changed that and helped her realize who her father was in the world.

Episode 10: Ahamed

Ahamed Weinberg is a comedian with a series on Comedy Central. Once he hit school age, he started realizing that his parents’ values weren’t the same as his peers’. As a result, deciding his own beliefs proved, well, complicated.

Episode 9: Sahar

Sahar Jahani is a TV writer whose relationship to her heritage changed during one agonizing road trip in a Paykan through the Iranian countryside.

Episode 8: Ryan

Ryan Harris is an NFL Super Bowl champion who, in one moment, was forced to redefine what it meant for him to be a man in a culture of toxic masculinity.

Episode 7: Amirah

Amirah Sackett is a hip-hop dancer who learned the art of forgiveness from a swarm of bees.