Category Archives: Season 3

20 [Eng/Darija] “I Wouldn’t Mind” / Sufi Lodges and the Hajj

In this episode:

We explain the term “ماكرهتش” literally “I don’t hate…”

Matt and I discuss his research on the role of Sufi orders in organizing Hajj caravans, which maintained the link between Maghreb and Mashriq.


17 [Eng] Happy Valentine’s: The Legendary Fertility of Moulay Ismael, Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Oberzaucher

Shownotes at:

Transcript and additional notes coming later this week!

“The Case of Moulay Ismael – Fact or Fancy?” by Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer

The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize Winners (see: Mathematics)


Figure 2. The potential reproductive outcome is related to the harem size. Oberzaucher E, Grammer K (2014) The Case of Moulay Ismael - Fact or Fancy? PLoS ONE 9(2): e85292. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085292


16 [English/Darija] Season 3: Shal Hadi شحال هادي

MBS016 In this episode, we make some announcements about Season 3 and introduce the Darija term “شحال هادي,” which roughly means “way back when” or “…شحال هادي ما” meaning “I haven’t … in a forever” or “It’s been a long time since I’ve…” And it’s been a long time since we’ve given you an episode, so thanks to all our listeners for sticking with us.