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The Nightingale of Iran
The Nightingale of Iran
Danielle Dardashti, Galeet Dardashti

It was a golden age for Jews in Iran. In the 1950s, a religious Jew – Younes Dardashti – became a national... more

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Episodes

Bonus Pod #4 - New York Launch

One of the first events to celebrate the release of The Nightingale of Iran was with Danielle and Galeet's home... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Bonus Pod #3 - Reclaiming Identity

Danielle and Galeet speak with Drora and Dalya on this episode of the Reclaiming Identity podcast. They discuss growing up... more

07 May 2024 · 43 minutes
Bonus Pod #2 - Can We Talk?

Danielle and Galeet were recently interviewed on Can We Talk?, the podcast of the Jewish Women’s Archive. We loved our... more

09 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Bonus Pod #1 - History Daily

Thank you for listening to The Nightingale of Iran! All six episodes are out now. For those of you who have... more

26 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Episode 6 - Where I am From

Growing up, Danielle didn’t know many families like hers in mainstream Jewish America. These days, there’s growing awareness about the... more

12 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
Episode 5 - Savta’s Dream

Houri Dardashti had long dreamed of moving to Israel from Iran. Eventually, she and her radio star husband Younes made... more

05 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Episode 4 - Ashkenormalization

On his way from Iran to America for college, Farid spent the summer in Israel. A man recognized him from... more

27 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Episode 3 - The Tehran Teen Idol

Danielle and Galeet’s father, Farid Dardashti, was born in Tehran in 1942, the oldest of Houri and Younes Dardashti’s five... more

20 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Episode 2 - Singing in the Dark

Danielle and Galeet's granfather Younes Dardashti grew up an orphan in Tehran's Jewish ghetto. He was gifted with a gorgeous... more

13 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Episode 1 - The Time Machine

Danielle and Galeet grew up in a family band. They sang in 12 languages, but not Persian. This seems odd... more

06 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
The Nightingale of Iran
Bonus Pod #4 - New York Launch
The Nightingale of Iran