Category Archives: Season 2

August 2015 – ?

15 [English/Darija] Mazyan Bizaf Show: Live From the University of Maryland AKA Shabab Bizaf Show

MBS015 Our live episode was recorded at the University of Maryland.  Chad Ratashak and Mourad Benboussetta discuss the similarities and differences between Moroccan and Algerian Darija.DSC_7484
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Here’s an article about the event.
Mazyan Bizaf Show Live Taping poster
Original Announcement:
Special Event Announcement:
   Mazyan Bizaf Show Live Taping and Q&A
December 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM
University of Maryland, College Park
Jimenez Hall Room 220
Hosted by the Arabic Flagship Program
This event is open to all students.
Chad Ratashak, creator of the Mazyan Bizaf Show podcast, will be live taping an episode on campus with special guest Mourad Benboussetta, an Arabic Flagship Program language partner. Topics include the dialectical and cultural differences and similarities between Morocco and Algeria with examples from everyday life, music, and more. There will also be a Q&A portion when you can ask any questions you might have about Morocco, Algeria, linguistics, culture, podcasting, or anything else you can think of!

14 [Darija] Same Difference كيف كيف و بحال بحال

MBS014 In this episode, we discuss the meaning and usage of the terms “Kif Kif – كيف كيف” and “Bhal bhal – بحال بحال”

These terms both me “same thing,” or “it’s the same to me.” You can use them to politely express no preference between two or more options, like:
-“Coffee or tea?”
-“Kif kif”

-“Do you like apples or bananas”
-“Bhal bhal”

We also announce our schedule for the rest of the calendar year and the addition of Matt and Dallas to our Mazyan Bizaf Show team. We will have one more regular episode, one episode introducing Matt and Dallas, and one episode recorded at the University of Maryland.

13 [English] Moroccan Holidays: Eid el-Kebir

MBS013 Eid al-Adha (“the Feast of Sacrifice”), also known as Eid el-Kebir (“the Big Holiday”) in Morocco, is an important celebration in the Muslim world. Today, Chad and Abdessamad are back in the same episode to discuss some important traditions for celebrating Eid.

In this episode:

-Livestock markets

-Charities related to Eid


-Sheep poop


-Supermarket livestock layaway

-Grilled sheep livers

-Khlie (the delicious Moroccan meat-and-eggs breakfast)

-Sheep brain couscous

12 [Darija] حوار: بحث عن مول الحانوت

MBS012 يناقش الاستاذ عبد الصمد و الطالبة الأمريكية كايلي بحثها عن دور مول الحانوت في       المجتمع المغربي و دور الحوانت في التسويق المعربي و الأقتصاد و العلاقة بين الحوانت و العولمة

10 [English] Souq: Rials


MBS010 In this episode, we discuss the rial and it’s role in traditional markets and chaabi accounting of money. We are starting a series on the souq in Moroccan society.Real


9 [Darija] حوار بين الأستاذ عبد الصمد و الطالب لوقاس

MBS009 في هذه الحلقة، يتخدث الأساذ عبد الصمد و الطالب لوقاس عن الدارجة المغربية و الثقافة المغربية و المأكولات إلخ


Harira oranaise

For more information:

معقودة – Maakouda Batata |

حريرة – Harira | Wikipedia

8 [Darija] Season 2 and Recap of Summer بداية الموسم الجديد

MBS008 Chad and Abdessamed talk in Darija about their summer and some of their plans for the new season.

Stay tuned for a lot of new content during Season 2 in our podcast and on our website. We have big plans!

7 [Eng/Darija] “Greetings in Darija” التحيات بالدارجة

MBS007 Darija terms for various greetings. We discuss body language, multiple meanings of “la bas,” and tricks to help you fake it ’til you make it. Using proper greetings can help you get out of the French sand trap and start learning Darija.

This episode was recorded during Season 1. It is the companion episode for Episode 6 (in which we described the cultural importance of greetings in Morocco).