Sketchnotes of On Being Interview with Rami Nashashibi+Enlarge image

The unexpected response to last week's sketchnotes of the Seth Godin interview prompted us to reach out to Doug Neill and ask him if he'd be willing to do a series for us. He said yes, and now here's the second installment in our series of sketchnotes. The subject this time is Krista's interview with Rami Nashashibi, an American Muslim activist who founded the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) on the South Side of Chicago.

As an editor and producer who has listened to the show many times during the production process, I'm finding it a great feedback loop from an external set of ears. And Doug hit on some of the key points that we hoped our listeners might take away from the conversation: hip hop and the arts as a way of humanizing and connecting our stories, the "incredibly diverse American Muslim experience" of dignity and disparities, and the importance of African-American narrative in the story of Islam in the U.S.

Listen in. Comment here and tell us what take-away phrases and ideas you might have added to the graphic record. And, please, continue to share your feedback about this medium and if you find it a gateway to the podcast.

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A excellent, concise speaker, one of the few I have heard able to express ideas on a topic that is usually inundated , in narrow minded hate,and foolishness that misleads people wanting to learn about Islam.

I view these sketchnotes as a remarkable gift -- to me, a listener who finds great value in the interviews, but who nonetheless does not retain it all.

The big picture that Doug Neill captures with the quality of these sketchnotes is just what I need for the ideas to gain traction in my memory. For me, the "picture" works really well.

As an aside, creating Sketchnotes could be an interesting exercise for middle school students, for some of their school subjects. Some would be great at creating them; others would benefit from their peers' creations.

Anyway, thanks!

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Just as fyi, thought I'd mention that I look at the sketchnotes after the podcast, not as a gateway.

I like the way an interview unfolds; wouldn't want the overview in advance.

I love the idea of sketchnotes. Having interviewed Rami myself, Doug's summary is fantastic.