Back to One, Episode 123: Ramy Youssef
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Ramy Youssef won the Golden Globe for Leading a Comedy Series for his work on Ramy, the Hulu series he helped create. The second season came out in May, and the struggles of being a devout young Muslim man in America that fueled the first season deepened, grew and expanded into peripheral characters in the second season, highlighted by the addition of Mahershala Ali as Ramy's sage and loving sheikh. Youssef has shot more episodes this season (he's an Emmy nominee, both as a director and an actor). We talk about this and the general behind-the-scenes collaboration, the origins of the Ramy character, and how the fear associated with the sitter helps them play that stripped-down version of themselves. Plus, he shares some surprising reactions to the show from Egyptian Muslims to American Christians and so much more!

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