From satire to narrative, my guests this week tackle politics in compelling and controversial ways.
Up first is Karl Sharro, architect by day and political and cultural blogger at Karl reMarks by night. Sharro comments on growing up during the Lebanese Civil War and the complexities of the Middle East. He discusses using humor to challenge fatalism about the Middle East and to encourage optimism and dynamism.
My second guest this week, award-winning screenwriter and director Cyrus Nowrasteh, covers the art and politics of storytelling. He shares how he’s navigated political attacks by ideologues on the right, left, and even the Ayatollah for his films The Day Reagan Was Shot, The Path to 9/11, and The Stoning of Soraya M. Nowrasteh reflects on being the son of Iranian immigrants and the inspiration for his latest film, The Young Messiah.
You can hear the discussion by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.