Misha Euceph

Producer & Host, On-Demand

Contact Misha Euceph

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 6: Wazina

Wazina Zondon is a sex educator and co-founder of the show Coming Out Muslim. She’s been able to understand herself better because of her relationship with one person.

Episode 5: Reza

Reza Aslan is the author of "No God But God" and "Zealot," as well as a known TV personality. His political education and distrust of authority began with a game of chess when he was just 7 years old.

Episode 4: Ramy

Ramy Youssef has his own show on Hulu, but it wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been for one single moment brushing his teeth when he was 19 — and half his face went totally numb.

Episode 3: Najma

Najma Sharif is a writer with bylines in Vice, Teen Vogue, and Broadly — but as a teenager, she was just Najmalicious1000, a player trying to get with as many boys as possible and creating a whole romantic life on the internet.

Episode 0: Misha

Misha Euceph heard Maz Jobrani’s stand-up comedy when she was 12 years old. One line stuck with her: “I want to show a Muslim baking a cookie.” It resonated so much that it’s the reason she’s made our new podcast, “Tell Them, I Am.” In the debut episode, Misha tells her story.

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