Jilleen Barrett

  • September 10, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    For the last episode of Volume 4, Minhaj chose to discuss police brutality and the system that’s causing it. He decided to cover this topic because recently, the anniversary of Michael Brown, Laquan McDonald and Eric Garner’s deaths passed. Brown, McDonald and Garner were just three victims of police brutality and unsurprisingly, they were all black. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-broken-policing-system-in-the-united-states-a-review-of-patriot-act-volume-4-episode-6/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 26, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week on Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Minhaj chooses a seemingly lighter topic to discuss – the real price of taking a cruise. Not to ruin your next vacation, but you might want to hear what Minhaj has to say about the cruise industry. Minhaj decided to do this topic because he actually wanted … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-real-cost-of-cruises-a-review-of-volume-4-episode-4-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 19, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    As always, this week’s episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj was well thought out and comically delivered. However, instead of seeing the regular opening to the show, this episode opens with a messy-haired Minhaj waking up in bed to an alarm blasting his show’s theme song. Donning a Supreme night mask and dark blue pajamas, Minhaj … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-your-public-transportation-sucks-a-review-of-patriot-act-volume-4-episode-3/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 12, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week on Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Minhaj introduced one of the most serious topics I’ve seen him cover: the opioid epidemic. Recognizing that last week’s episode was based on a more lively matter compared to this week’s, Minhaj jokes, “…if we get through this, next week, I’m gonna do the whole episode while jumping … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/fentanyl-and-the-opioid-epidemic-a-review-of-volume-4-episode-2-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 5, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

      After a two month hiatus, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj has returned for Volume 4! For the first episode, Minhaj chose to draw his viewers’ attention toward what he stated was the “dark side,” of the world of gaming. Video games, Minhaj recollects, were a large part of his childhood. “Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, and my … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-dark-side-of-gaming-a-review-of-volume-4-episode-1-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 20, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week’s episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focused on something we all take for granted: the Internet. If you’re reading this article, or if you were able to catch this week’s episode, it means you have some way of accessing the Internet. What some of us, including myself, forget is that some people … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-your-internet-sucks-a-review-of-volume-3-episode-6-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 12, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week’s episode of Patriot Act focused on Sudan, a country which is plummeting into complete chaos. Police opened fire on protestors last week and at least one hundred are dead, but the numbers are rising. The protests that have been prevalent in the country have been a fight for democracy, partly because the economy … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/we-need-to-talk-about-sudan-a-review-of-volume-3-episode-5-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 5, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week on Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, the focus of the episode was on both the Indian elections and the Goldman Sachs scandal in Malaysia. The Indian election was the topic of discussion on volume two, episode one of the show and Minhaj chose to devote part of this episode to it because of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/whats-the-deal-with-goldman-sachs-a-review-of-volume-3-episode-4-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 29, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week’s episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj was about something that’s not often discussed, especially in relation to global power- cricket. The popular sport is practiced almost everywhere in the world- it originated in Great Britain and was spread by the imperialistic nation throughout the world. Initially, it was played by unprivileged countries … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-cricket-world-cup-and-the-ipl-a-review-of-volume-3-episode-4-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 21, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    This week’s episode of Patriot Act focuses on a topic that needed to be discussed: The National Rifle Association (NRA) and their international impact. The NRA is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for the Second Amendment: the right to bear arms. As an American, I typically only think about the impact of the NRA’s … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/gun-control-across-the-globe-a-review-of-volume-3-episode-2-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 14, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj has returned! The first episode aired on Netflix yesterday and it started Volume 3 off with a topic that has been at the top of many people’s minds lately — the environment. It wasn’t specific to climate change, but it was focused on a problem that’s been making a comeback … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/brazil-deforestation-the-golden-shower-president-a-review-of-volume-3-episode-1-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 20, 2019By Jilleen Barrett

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from Volume Two Episode 5 of “Patriot Act”. Hasan Minhaj takes the focus of his show to Southeast Asia this week, discussing the upcoming Indian elections. However, he opens the episode with snippets of conversations he has with older Indians, who strongly advised him not to discuss the topic … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/mother-india-modi-muslims-a-review-of-volume-2-episode-5-of-patriot-act/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read