Welcome back for our second instalment of ‘let me count the ways in which Fatuma and I can bring pain to your ears’ or better known as our weekly podcast sessions. This week will be a tad bit controversial to say the least, as we will be discussing one of the most polarizing figures to come out of Somalia since the samosa. We’ve decided to tackle the Ayan Hirsi Ali (a tired conversation, but hardly addressed by Somalis) and really wanted to dissect and engage that silence. We would like to invite you to partake in this conversation, and give us your input, your frustrations, and your analysis on not only this discussion, but on the entire concept of the’ native informant’. A few disclaimers; Firstly, the internet wouldn’t let us be great, and attempting to coordinate a podcast session from two different continents is a lesson in sado-maschocism, so patience is appreciated. Secondly, I (@idiauslander) am notorious for my desecration of the english language with generous usage of profanity, and odd sentence structures. It’s my fancy way of saying ‘I swear alot and talk beaucoup shit) and that we want this project to be as authentic to our real voices and reduce usage of academic jargon (I used paradigm three times, sue me), and hope this set up does not take away from our arguments and conversation. With that said, enjoy, and look forward to your comments, critics, insight, trolling, etc. Bon Appetit!