Best Desi podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Desi Vibes
Weekly
 
Spend your Tuesday evening jamming to the finest in Bhangra beats, new and old with Desi Vibes, a veteran on the airwaves in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.Bhangra is one of the fastest growing musical genres in the world, originating from the valleys and fields of Punjab, a powerful region located in northwestern India. The dominating beat of the Dhol, catchy tunes of the Tumbi and evocative vocals combine to create melodies that captivate listeners from all corners of the world in celebration of ...
 
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Brown Pundits
Weekly
 
A discussion about all things brown, aka desi or South Asian.
 
Six minutes of nationally-syndicated independent green news, politics, analysis and snarky comment!
 
Curry Smugglers is a free podcast that plays you upbeat and sometimes, Chill Bollywood / Desi music, showcasing the work of the best DJs across the globe. We enjoy listening to the work of these producers so much, that this is simply a way for us to show our respect and appreciation back to them. We are your hosts, the Curry Smugglers
 
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Queering Desi
Monthly
 
Queering Desi is a podcast that celebrates the unique experiences of South Asian LGBTQ+ people. Each week, a guest will chat with long-time community activist and writer, Priya Arora, about their journey and what it means to be true to who you are.To help us share our stories in our own words, and take the burden of representation off each individual, this podcast aims to be a breeding ground for discussion and a platform for being loud and proud, no matter who you are!(Music: Chetan Davdra; ...
 
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Desi Geek Girls
Monthly
 
Swapna Krishna and Preeti Chhibber, two Indian lady nerds, talk geek pop culture, with some Bollywood thrown in for good measure.
 
Desi Jedeikin and Rachel Fisher discuss true tales of crime and scandal involving celebrities.
 
Just Thinking Out Loud is a video and audio series hosted by Desi-Rae, giving social and political commentary - a reasoned voice on tough topics.
 
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Desi Outsiders
Monthly+
 
A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes. Meenal is an Indian who was raised outside of India in a very traditional Indian household while Ankita was raised in India in a more liberal household. So when these two girls get together, the conversation gets rolling.
 
Listen to highlights and extended interviews in the "Ears Edition" of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. From Comedy Central’s Podcast Network.
 
A true desi and a proud Mumbai girl, 5 years ago I moved out of home and have been going from one country to another and have changed more houses and cities than I can remember. This is a podcast about life abroad, trying to make sense out of different cultural norms and a whole new way of living. My confusions and the stories that arise from this chaos while I try to hold on to my culture, identity and life as I know it...
 
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The Angel of Vine
Weekly
 
A present day journalist uncovers the audio tapes of a 1950s private eye who cracked the greatest unsolved murder mystery Hollywood has ever known... and didn’t tell a soul. Starring Joe Manganiello, Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, Alan Tudyk, Camilla Luddington, Mike Colter, Misha Collins, Khary Payton, Nolan North, and Oliver Vaquer. "Angel Eyes" performed by Desi Dennis-Dylan. Directed by E. Ryan Martz. Written by Oliver Vaquer. Story by E. Ryan Martz, Jason Zumwalt and Oliver Vaquer. Fo ...
 
Carolina Desis Gurtej Singh and Rashmili Vemula explore life as the children of Desi immigrants in today’s America. Constantly immersed in and inspired by two contrasting cultures, these South Asians raised in the American South discuss their experiences with “living a double life” and the challenges in reconciling the cultural and societal differences surrounding them daily.Thought-provoking, sharp, and occasionally silly, Gurtej and Rashmili question and flesh out the South Asian experienc ...
 
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Urban Desi's
Monthly
 
Bollywood music new and old from around the world for you to dance, workout or just drive to
 
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Chuski Pop
Monthly
 
Welcome to Chuski Pop, a podcast starring Sweety & Pappu. Two desi chicks riding the fourth wave of feminism in our salwar kameez and golden heels, while flipping birds to aunties and bringing you stories from far-away lands and from our own motherland. Tune in to our podcast every second Saturday to hear us share our adventures, staying woke and generally not going gentle into the night. And oh, we love rainbows, glitter stickers, cats, man buns, dudes with impressive facial foliage, and wo ...
 
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Desi @ Heart
Monthly+
 
Desi @ Heart is an audio podcast about every little thing that revolves around our lives. Here, you will lose yourself into a mesmerizing world of stories with a desi tinge. We prefer to call it ‘Desi Storytelling’.
 
In a nod to the protest albums of the 1960s and 70s, Bhi Bhiman’s Peace of Mind finds inspiration in the chaos that is modern American life. So much so that he had to release the album as a podcast and dig deeper on everything from immigration to religion, racism to Russia with experts, activists and artists like author Dave Eggers, religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney & advocate Rabia Chaudry, LaDoris Cordell, and more. Part politics, part Behind the Music, all fascinating, Peace of Mind ...
 
The World Famous Wrath of Kahn Podcast. A mixture of music from East to West mixed by the world famous North American South Asian DJ of The Decade BABA KAHN. As heard on THE FIX Sunday G98.7FM 11pm-2am.
 
Empowering you to live a life of abundance, wealth, and vitality. We grow up with a scarce money mindset. What if you could manifest all the things that the universe has been waiting to give you? Hosted by Award-Winning Filmmaker and Founder of Monawar Studios, Arsalan Monawar shares his wisdom, knowledge and hacks into the world of living a life of abundance (through the Law of Attraction). Through each episode, you will be able to apply this wonderful knowledge to your business, your finan ...
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, qu ...
 
The time has come for a new era in the history of Indian Dance Music which will prove a landmark for generations to come. DJ NYK steps into the most state of the art way to bring his vibe to dance music fans around the world. Presenting " ELECTRONYK PODCAST " - A free to download, power packed mix tape of some of the best Electronic Music & Bollywood Remixes , handpicked by DJ NYK himself including segments like Electronyk Maestro featuring latest tracks from young, upcoming dj's/music produ ...
 
Born from The Gaysian Project, this podcast aims to create a space in which we can explore the Queer Asian experience. Hosted by The Gaysian Project founder Maya Reddy, an American Born Confused Queer Desi, this podcast embarks on conversations with folx both within the Queer Asian community and outside of the community in an effort to empower our stories and experiences, and understand the assumptions and attitudes placed upon us. visit The Gaysian Project website for more info about upcomi ...
 
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Generasian Radio
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcast of the most incredible fusion of world music and beats. Exploring the underground genres of modern dance music with the ancient sounds of the world. This is music you will not hear anywhere else!
 
Desi Women Diaspora is a podcast about women of South Asian origin who grew up around the world. Subscribe and listen for free on SoundCloud, iTunes, Apple podcast, Google Play and Stitcher. Visit malakumar.com/podcast for a list of upcoming episodes. Official sponsor: http://sakhi.org.
 
We discuss anything affecting young Pakistanis (and South Asians as a whole) across the globe, and generally chit-chat about brown people things! In each episode, our guests discuss both serious and mellow topics. Our episodes are primarily in English, but we have some Urdu-heavy episodes as well. This podcast started from our Pakistan discord server. Join Discord to get involved with our online community!Listen to the podcast on these apps:- iTunes- Google Play- SpotifyCome follow us at @pa ...
 
Vik Toreus presents the #LoveFridayMix series as heard on BBC Asian Network's breakfast show.World music fused with the biggest desi anthems in one of the most craziest and cleverest radio mix series.Enquires/bookings:www.viktoreus.com | bookings@viktoreus.comwww.hventertainment.co.uk
 
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Desi American Life
Daily+
 
 
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Desi has a podcast
Daily+
 
Welcome to the Desi’s got a podcast, where amazing things happen. Cover art photo by http://instagram.com/ben_neale
 
Talk Shows in Hindi and Urdu on different issues affecting our lives
 
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DESIblitz
Monthly
 
Welcome to the audio home of DESIblitz.com! UK's award-winning Desi web magazine providing you a unique collection of interviews with Bollywood and Film Stars, Popular Singers and Podcasts!Listen to: 'The Melting Pot' ~ The gaming podcast with a difference. Produced by Amo, Fatima and Thomas - our residential trio gaming and technology writers.Exclusive interviews with celebrities, stars and everyday people who make a difference.Special reports produced to reveal news, views and discussions ...
 
Desi Rap , Hip Hop , Music , Underground Rap.
 
Terry Mardi is a former Music and Media Exec & who has now become a nomadic monk.Desi Circus produces Terry Mardi's Mind Camp Podcast which focuses on Mindful Innovation; highlighting solutions to big problems. Terry interviews mindful innovators from all disciplines about solving big problems. Topics of creativity, innovation, philosophy, science, psychology and so much more. Visit @desicircus on Instagram for posts and follow my personal page @terry_mardi Mindful awakening for a better world.
 
क्रिकेट की कहनियो का आपकी पसंदीदा भाषा हिंदी में. इंटरनेट पर बेजोड़ प्रसारण. **The story of ODI Cricket through World Cups****एक दिवसीय क्रिकेट की कहानिया, विश्व कप की नज़रो से**On #OnCricketOffTopic, Rahul Bhaskar (aka Oranjee), Ujjwal Grover, and Abhishek Deshpande (aka Desi) share their memories of growing with Cricket during the 1990s and 2000s. Each episode explores a World Cup in great detail, through stories, facts, and quirky details, taking you through a nostalgic journey of growing u ...
 
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Desi Diaspora
Monthly
 
A storytelling podcast that will weekly share narratives written and submitted by South Asian Americans on abuse, shame, love, confusion, resilience, and redefinition. To submit your story, email: desinarratives@gmail.com
 
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Kabhi Lit
Rare
 
Tanvi (@tgurazada) & Varshini (@varshini_ini) are finally taking the loud convos you’ve probably had to overhear in deeply inappropriate places to a semi(?) productive platform. Also it might worry our parents if we did this as a real ~thing~ after college. Sorry we swear @mom&dad. Tune in as we discuss politics, pop culture, and all tings Desi (non-Desis welcome too!!)
 
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Desi India
Daily+
 
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de·si/?d?s?/ a person of Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladeshi birth or descent who lives abroaddi·as·po·ra/d??asp?r?/ a dispersion of individuals and communities outside of their land of originJoin Yousuf Mustan and Bill Alexander as they explore the ways in which South Asia and the world are coming together in ways that they never have before.Yousuf, born in Pakistan, is an American who sees life through a unique cultural lens. Bill, an American by birth, has lived in India and spent time in S ...
 
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Mango Bae
Weekly+
 
Stand-up comedians and badmaashi boys Usama Siddiquee and Pranav Behari go way off the rails in this podcast about issues affecting the South Asian diaspora as well as immigrants in general. Rambunctious, irreverent, and incisive, Mango Bae is by desis but for everyone (even whites).
 
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Beginner
Rare
 
In 2003, I came to America with my family. Beginner trails me, a 24 year old Pakistani-American immigrant, as I learn to do the things I never did as a kid, and that are integral parts of an American childhood.
 
Hollywood Handbook is an insider's guide to achieving your showbiz dreams from two A-List it-boys who are living theirs. Hayes and Sean provide an exclusive VIP backstage pass into Tinseltown politics, answer questions from unsuccessful listeners, and bring in famous guests to discuss their craft and how they became what they are (famous).
 
Charmed Life is a live Internet radio/video broadcast focusing on spirituality, wellness, metaphysics, magic, Gaia love and the unconditional love of the Universe! Your host, Tricia Carr – Medium, Animal Communicator and Energy Healer – interviews experts such as authors, healers and consciousness teachers. Additionally, we take live calls from the audience to answer spiritual questions and to offer readings and advice.
 
Listen to A Closer Look and more in the audio edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers, weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.
 
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FOB & Friends
Monthly+
 
Join us as we talk, argue, joke, and gupshup about our lives as desis in the US. New episodes every week!
 
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Desi Outsiders
Weekly
 
A podcast by two young Indian women who want to be the voice of reason that fails to be heard in certain Indian households. The podcast is designed to bring meaningful conversations on relationships, dating, education, and feminism into Indian homes. Meenal is an Indian who was raised outside of India in a very traditional Indian household while Ankita was raised in India in a more liberal household. So when these two girls get together, the conversation gets rolling.
 
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with Brad Friedman & Desi DoyenBy Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen.
 
DESI LYDIC helps The Boys make their new TV show. This episode is sponsored by Quip (www.getquip.com/THEBOYS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
Desi Lydic heads to Spain, the birthplace of machismo, to discover how a historically patriarchal society is reducing toxic masculinity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
Playlist: diljit - gobind de laal guru randhawa - suit lembher - hawawan diljit - 5 taara gunjan - narm kalja badhshah - kala chasma navyinder - wakhra swag falak - ijazat akhil - khaab bilal saeed - heeriye akhil - gani
 
In this episode, I reflect on how things have changed so drastically over the last 12 months. Working hard isn't just about passing my state exams in medical school anymore - it's a whole new dimension in this new phase of my life. One of my biggest learning points over the last few months is that you shouldn't pat yourself on the back for achi ...…
 
There is a beautiful story in the book, "Chop Wood, Carry Water", that holds a profound and relatable lesson in life for you, myself and all of us! This is the story of a Japanese house architect who is ready to retire after 30 years, but he has one last task that he never imagined would be his most important. Hosted by Award-Winning Filmmaker ...…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s standoff with Congress as some Democrats call for his impeachment. Then, Desi Lydic talks about how other countries view gender equality in the US, Namibia’s progress toward gender equality and her aunt’s dirty wedding gift. She also sticks around for a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G excl ...…
 
In this episode, we discuss Avengers: Endgame and talk a bit about the Battle of Winterfell on Game of Thrones. Additionally, we discuss Legends of Tomorrow and K-dramas Romance is a Bonus Book and Strong Girl Bong-soon. Spoiler alert: Avengers Endgame: 5:05 to 53:11 Game of Thrones (The Battle of Winterfell): 53:11 to 57:40 Links: Captain Amer ...…
 
President Trump spars with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Dulce Sloan gives her take on whether Ben Carson will be fired from HUD, and Wyatt Cenac discusses "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
Also available as a podcast. Search for Just Thinking Out Loud in your favorite podcast directory. Homepage https://icmi2019.icmi.info/ ********Ways to Support: ▸ http://JUSTTHINKINGOUTLOUD.TV/DONATE Patreon: https://patreon.com/justthinkingoutloud Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/justthinkingoutloud BUY MY ART: http://ow.ly/3ghY30gGAj ...…
 
Over 130 tornadoes wreak havoc in the Midwest, tThe U.S. and China fight over 5G, Ronny Chieng reacts to New York's proposed ban on texting while crossing the street, and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder discusses her book "No Visible Bruises." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Details: In the second episode of the podcast, hosts Ujjwal Grover, Rahul Bhaskar (Oranjee), and Abhishek Deshpande (Desi) discuss the 1996 World Cup. From the clouds of terrorism in Sri Lanka, to their emergence as a cricketing powerhouse, the hosts dive into this roller coaster of a World Cup. They talk about the India-Pakistan playing in the ...…
 
Razib and Zach talk to a white British graduate student studying in China on race, religion, and privilege. https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/05/22/browncast-ep-40-wael-taji-on-the-topology-of-privilege/
 
Seth takes a closer look at the president threatening Iran on Twitter as the people around him push for a conflict. Then, Ann Beattie discusses her writing process, reveals how she came up with the title for her book A Wonderful Stroke of Luck and talks about getting mistaken for other writers. She also takes a few more questions backstage at S ...…
 
For Asian American poets, what is the relationship between bearing witness to history and giving voice to marginalized communities? At the 2019 AWP Conference and Bookfair held in Portland in March, AAWW hosted a panel titled Poets vs. Community vs. History, moderated by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello with E.J. Koh, Yanyi, Emily Jungmin Yoon, & ...…
 
U.S.-China trade tensions cause a "Game of Thrones" blackout, 2020 Democratic candidates take different approaches to Fox News, and Ava DuVernay discusses "When They See Us." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
In this month's Culture Chaos letters series - I share Hanik's story who is the 3rd generation of his NRI family. Having been away from the homeland for over a century - his family has beautifully preserved and carried forward the heritage and culture. Hanik continues this quest to discover his roots and reconnect with his people back in India. ...…
 
This week we talk about legendary comic Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman.
 
This week we talk about legendary comic Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman.
 
This week we talk about legendary comic Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman.
 
This week we talk about legendary comic Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman.
 
with Brad Friedman & Desi DoyenBy Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen.
 
Carl Zha opines on the controversy around Pakistani women marrying men from rural China https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/05/21/modi-has-failed-us-but-at-least-he-put-the-muslims-in-their-place/
 
DESI LYDIC helps The Boys make their new TV show. This episode is sponsored by Quip (www.getquip.com/THEBOYS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
State Republicans pass extreme anti-abortion laws, Bill de Blasio joins the Democratic presidential field, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discusses her 2020 White House bid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
@usamabinlaughin and @pranahaha go buck wild talkin' DRUGS--what, when, why, and how. Also: Jews, Islamic Blink 182, and a whole lot of other reckless beauty.By Mango Bae.
 
Trevor talks with writer, director and producer Janet Mock about her groundbreaking series "Pose," which focuses on transgender women of color in the 1980s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher and A Closer Look supervising writer Sal Gentile talk to Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy director for New Consensus, about the Green New Deal.
 
Zack, Vidhi, MK, and Kushal "pre-game" discussion (Razib pipes up in ignorance now and then).
 
Details: In the first episode of the podcast, hosts Ujjwal Grover, Rahul Bhaskar (Oranjee), and Abhishek Deshpande (Desi) discuss the first cricket world cup of their life (or the first they remember clearly). From the innovations in this world cup to Pakistan's victory, the hosts dissect interesting aspects of the first world cup in color. The ...…
 
In this episode of Charmed Life, Tricia Carr welcomes Musician and Healer, Michelle Vezilj. Michelle joins us to talk about her #MeToo inspired song, Fire Goes to Die. Michelle is a channel of healing energy, song and lyrics. Find Michelle Vezilj: www.michellevezilj.com/ www.firegoestodie.com @michellevezilj Los Angeles Mystic Arts Academy with ...…
 
In this episode we talk to Dr Ahmed Al Jallad, Sofia Chair of Arabic Studies at Ohio State University. Dr Jallad is an expert on the languages and scripts of pre-Islamic Arabia. We talk about the origins of Arabic, the development of the Arabic script, and the inscriptions of the region..
 
First we talk Game of Thrones, some news updates, then we answer some listener questions, and more!
 
First we talk Game of Thrones, some news updates, then we answer some listener questions, and more!
 
First we talk Game of Thrones, some news updates, then we answer some listener questions, and more!
 
First we talk Game of Thrones, some news updates, then we answer some listener questions, and more!
 
Trevor comments on how a story about a U.S. woman's kidnapping during a safari in Uganda was reported in a way intended to be newsworthy to an American audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
Seth takes a closer look at the president arguing in court that Congress can’t investigate him as Republicans wage a war on reproductive rights. Then, Michael Bennet talks about his run for president. He takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.
 
This week we have two really badass guests from APAIT, an API AIDS/HIV resource and activism group in Los Angeles, Robin and Daisy! This is a fantastic conversation about the stigma of HIV/AIDs in API communities, the performance of masculinity and fear of femininity amongst Asian men, and RuPaul’s Drag Race! Amongst the work that APAIT does in ...…
 
with Brad Friedman & Desi DoyenBy Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen.
 
Razib talks to Karl Smith, an economist and public commentator about his ideological journey from Communism to capitalism.
 
Desi Lydic travels to Namibia -- one of the youngest countries on the planet, which was ranked 13th on the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report -- to investigate the steps it's taken toward equality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
Seth takes a closer look at the president meeting with the leader of Hungary and feuding with China while his lawyer was trying to get Ukraine to meddle in the 2020 election. Then, Jason Mantzoukas talks about people wanting to touch him, getting typecast as a homeless or insane person and his very small role in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellu ...…
 
How our culture and beliefs came to be embraced by the west an interesting story that has it's roots in the early 1960s. In today's episode, I explore how indian music and musicians like Pt. Ravi Shankar have played an important role in creating a beautiful musical fusion of the eastern sounds with the western sensibilities. Check out more epis ...…
 
In the 1930s and 40s, Robert Lees was one of Hollywood's most sought after comedic screenwriters. By 1951 he was blacklisted.
 
In the 1930s and 40s, Robert Lees was one of Hollywood's most sought after comedic screenwriters. By 1951 he was blacklisted.
 
In the 1930s and 40s, Robert Lees was one of Hollywood's most sought after comedic screenwriters. By 1951 he was blacklisted.
 
In the 1930s and 40s, Robert Lees was one of Hollywood's most sought after comedic screenwriters. By 1951 he was blacklisted.
 
with Brad Friedman & Desi DoyenBy Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen.
 
In search of ways to increase U.S. gender equality, Desi Lydic visits Iceland to learn how this tiny nation led the way in electing female leaders and closing the wage gap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Comedy Central.
 
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