Best south asian podcasts we could find (Updated September 2017)
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New Books in South Asian Studies
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Interviews with Scholars of South Asia about their New Books
 
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Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health
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MannMukti.org is a one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other.MannMukti translates to “mental liberation" in Hindi. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care. Together, let’s #SpeakUp.
 
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Aliens with Visas
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Aliens with Visas is a podcast about studying/living abroad, and all that comes with it. Career pains, financial strains, and cultural assimilation are some of the topics discussed on the show. What are the seeds of motivation, driving this quest for success and what is the internal journey of a student immigrant through it all?
 
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Simmer Brown Podcast
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Simmer Brown is a South Asian comedy collective featuring Sameena Mustafa and Prateek Srivastava. Join them as they break down topical and personal issues. Hopefully, along the way, they learn to "simmer brown" and enjoy all that life has to offer.
 
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Totally Filmi Podcast Episodes
 
West meets East - the musings of a Canadian fan of Hindi (a.k.a. Bollywood) and other Indian cinema.
 
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DesiVibe.com Podcast
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Feel the vibe with DesiVibe.com, keeping you up to date with the latest in South Asian music including Bollywood, Bhangra, Indian and Pakistani pop and lots more!
 
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Community Cast - The Pride Foundation Podcast
 
Stories of strength from the Pride Foundation
 
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Asian Studies Centre
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The Asian Studies Centre was founded in 1982 at St Antony's College and is primarily a co-ordinating organisation which exists to bring together specialists from a wide variety of different disciplines. Geographically, the Centre predominantly covers South, Southeast and East Asia. The Asian Studies Centre works closely with scholars in the Oriental Institute, the Oxford China Centre, the Contemporary Indian Studies Programme and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies (in premises at St An ...
 
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SAJA
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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association
 
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Buddha Magic
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Thai and South East Asian Occult and Buddhist documentary Media Channel and publications. www.buddhamagic.tv
 
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DJ BABA KAHN PODCAST
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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.
 
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KLUB KULCHA
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KLUB KULCHA plays urban asian, bollywood remixes and other forms of dance music presented by DJ ELVIS from south africa n u can listen live 1st friday of every month at 9pm GMT +2 hours on www.sky.fm/clubbollywood
 
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S ASIAN INTL
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S ASIAN INTL is an editorial video bulletin documenting the global affairs of today for the South Asian Internationalist. These short cinematic documents, visually preserves and bring forth glimpses, of all aspects of the modern story, that deserves to be recorded and exhibited.
 
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Politics and Spice Podcast
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Connecting South Asian Youth With State and Local Government
 
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CrossOver Sounds Podcast
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Check out mix's from the CrossOver Sounds artists Upcoming sneak previews of tracks and much much more
 
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American Desis Podcast
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Formerly titled "Indian, American", American Desis is a podcast geared to discovering what it means to be a South Asian in this country today. The hosts, comedian Akaash Singh and actor Arjun Gupta, employ a fresh, funny, and vulnerable style as they investigate who we are today and the issues we will face tomorrow through engaging interviews and compelling discussions.The interview guests range from professional young South Asians in diverse, new, exciting fields to established veterans of ...
 
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CHIASMOS: The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source [audio]
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
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Yashtra's Podcast
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South Asian Arts & Entertainment
 
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Carolina Desi Podcast
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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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The Art of War by Sun Tzu
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The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and stra ...
 
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Bethlehem Punjabi Church - Touching Lives, Changing the World
 
Serving South Asian Communities locally & Globally.
 
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Bethlehem Punjabi Church - Touching Lives, Changing the World
 
Serving South Asian Communities locally & Globally.
 
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CHIASMOS: The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source [video]
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
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Jugni Style Podcast
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Welcome to the Jugni Style Podcast, where Nimritta Parmar, Manjot Bains and Rumnique Nannar chat about everything from pop culture, style and race to politics, bad movies and food - all with a South Asian focus. Produced in Vancouver, Canada by online South Asian lifestyle magazine, Jugni Style. Visit us at www.jugnistyle.com.
 
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Raksha Radio
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Hear from nonprofit professionals about issues that impact the South Asian community and effective ways of countering these issues.
 
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Samosa Caucus
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A crispy brown show where Raghav (brwnchnl) and Salas (@salasks) discuss savory spiced world politics from a South Asian viewpoint
 
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The Subcontinental - SAV Podcast
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The Subcontinental is a podcast of South Asian Voices (SAV). SAV is an online magazine hosted by the Stimson Center featuring analysis and commentary from rising strategic South Asian analysts and scholars. www.southasianvoices.org
 
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LunchWithRikhi's Podcast
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What is your identity? South Asian or American? South Asian-American or American-South Asian? The once fine distinction is now blurring and here we are reaping the benefits…supposedly. Instead, we find ourselves fixed in the everlasting quandary, a juxtaposition of sorts: blending that eastern tradition with the western culture.Rest assured, you are not alone in your internal conflict. Have Lunch With Rikhi and realize this. Finally an interactive program to discuss the issues uniquely perti ...
 
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No Nazar
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No Nazar is a podcast, hosted by Zainab Hameed, that's created for South Asian women, men, non-binary and trans folk and everyone else. We are here to hear your stories, share your experience, and to feel empowered by each other. No story is too big or too small.You can follow Zainab on twitter @thenonazarshow or on instagram @barepengOur website is www.nonazar.com
 
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Glamour Of Sport Strive for the Best in Incheon Asian Games
 
The Asian Games, abbreviated as “Asiad”, is a major event in the Asian sporting world. Held once every four years, it is also an important goal for Hong Kong athletes. At the last Asian Games in Guangzhou, Hong Kong team won a record-breaking eight gold medals, showing that Hong Kong athletes have established an increasingly important position in the Asian sporting world.For the sports world in Hong Kong, the focus of this year, of course, falls on the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, ...
 
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South East Asia on ChapmanRadio.com
 
South East Asia (SEA) consists of a mix of songs from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Thai. I will try to update the newest hit albums and singles that come out so that you will always know what is new in the asian entertainment. This is a great show for you to explore the different kinds of music out there in the world and become a more diverse being.Wednesdays 4-5pm
 
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WiseUp
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Hello! I'm Azra and I'm an attorney who is passionate about politics. I am currently hosting a podcast on Radio Azad regarding the 2016 Elections and the impacts the South Asian community can make. I want people to realize that learning about politics is an investment in you and your children's futures. So come join me on this quest as we navigate and understand the intricate process of American Politics!Get Educated. Get Wiser. Start Giving a Hoot.
 
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Adnan Rashid
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Ustadh Adnan Rashid is active in dawah and has visited over 30 countries for this purpose. Adnan Rashid has attained a number of ijazas in hadith from reputable hadith authorities. His chains of hadith go back to the Prophet (sllallahu alaihy wa salaam)… via Shah Waliullah Dehlawi as well as Imam Shawkaani. He attained his BA with honors in history from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in history at the same university. He has appeared on ...
 
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Desiclub.com Podcast
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Eccentric Top 10 - The name says it all... the top 10 tunes rocking charts around the world! AsianFX Big Breakfast Show - The wackiest breakfast show to ever hit the UK airwaves! No need for that double shot espresso when Sam Sam is in the house! Deep Dishin with Deeps - A weekly segment on the AsianFX Big Breakfast morning show... where American pop culture invades the UK airwaves with Deeps! Sexy Time - Ready to find your happy button? How do you achieve a mind blowing orgasm? Turn ons? Tu ...
 
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Struggle for a Name: Women in the Namantar Andolan
 
"Struggle for a Name: Women in the Namantar Andolan" is a podcast about the Namantar Andolan, a movement in India to change the name of Marathwada University to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University. It was a simple demand, but the reaction from opponents was immediate and violent. Facing this violence, interviewees waged their campaign for seventeen years, from 1978 to 1994. Their stories tell us about the changes in caste, class, and gender in the 1980s that led to the India of today. This pod ...
 
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"F. L. I. C. K. S.": The NNP/MMM Podcast
 
"F. L. I. C. K. S." is a podcast by filmmaker and journalist Jason Verney, in collaboration with his production company, NativeNomadPictures.com (NNP) and his movies & music website, MiniMiniMovie.com (MMM), and stands for:FilmsLifeInterviewsCameraKoreaSounds'FLICKS' SERIES DESCRIPTION:An Odd Plod, Nod & Pod to "NO-MADe-land"...This podcast can be seen as an apology perhaps, to those who may be awaiting the yet to be completed South Korean documentary by Mr Verney. Jason talks about various ...
 
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This episode explores The Christian Science Monitor’s recent five-part series on famine in Africa. Senior Staff Photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman follows up on our our previous conversation with Editor Mark Sappenfield, in an interview discussing how the Monitor pursues its core founding purpose in today’s changed media landscape. Along with ...…
 
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: This episode is dedicated to the NEW Korean film, "THE VILLAINESS" ("악녀") and in which I praise, critique and analyse [perhaps a little too much!] the movie, as well as touch on the announcement and 'launch' of the upcoming London Korean Film Festival [2017].Recorded on 17th September 2017.SERIES DESCRIPTION:"F. L. I. C. K. ...…
 
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Fanthropological
 
Oh no! We’ve been transported into a world inside the computer where we need to defeat big bads with the help of our monster pals! That’s right, we’re in China talking about the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft! Why is it so popular after more than a decade? Next week, we’re gonna ge ...…
 
How has western vegetarianism risen, within living memory, from fringe to mainstream choice? And how has veganism gone from nowhere to everywhere? Episode 15: Liberation This final episode recounts the growth of veganism, vegetarianism, and the modern animal advocacy movement. Ian treads in the footsteps of the handful of pioneers who set up th ...…
 
Many of you have probably heard of Brown Girl Magazine, the online publication that focuses on the South Asian youth diaspora in the United States. The all volunteer staff write about everything from Culture to Beauty and Style to Entertainment, and now even have a “Brown Boy” section. They feature articles such as “Bollywood’s Unfair and Ugly ...…
 
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this film review episode, and from a week where I saw a film on the big screen for 4 consecutive nights (1 'Hollywood' movie: "DUNKIRK" and 3 Korean films: "A TAXI DRIVER", "BATTLESHIP ISLAND" and "GARAK MARKET REVOLUTION"), I focus mainly on "A Taxi Driver", my trips to Gwangju, Korea in general and more.Recorded on 1st ...…
 
What can we do to stop NK's nuclear ICBM program? Also, South Asian flooding.
 
The Myth of Universality: The Geopolitics of Human RightsThe fourth IPS-Nathan Lecture will expose some of the conceptual complexities and complications of the ideas of human rights and democracy and examine their evolving role in international relations. Simplistic views of the concepts and their imprudent application have added to post-Cold W ...…
 
E330 | When did Muslims first come to the South Asian subcontinent? The answer to this question has formed a crucial part of nationalism in both India and Pakistan, where the story begins with the conquest of Sind by Muhammad ibn Qasim in 712 AD. In this episode, we speak with Manan Ahmed Asif about his book, A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama a ...…
 
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The Subcontinental - SAV Podcast
 
The Subcontinental is a South Asian Voices (SAV) podcast on strategic issues in South Asia. SAV is an online policy platform featuring emerging South Asian analysts. It aims to foster free-flowing, critical debate on South Asia’s security, economic, and political issues with a special focus on nuclear issues.This episode of The Subcontinental p ...…
 
Rabia Siddique is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, trainer, MC, facilitator and published author. In 2006 Rabia was awarded a Queen’s commendation for her human rights work in Iraq and in 2009 was the Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Ye ...…
 
Sports are good for the body, mind and spirit. Participating in sports boosts self-esteem, team-work and leadership skills, and provides a channel for young people to relieve stress. Five years ago, the Korean Ministry of Education launched an initiative to encourage sports club activities in schools. In support of this initiative, Donga Otsuka ...…
 
In this episode, writer and perfumist Tanwi Nandini Islam chops it up about how reading Arundhati Roy helped her claim her space as a South-Asian writer, patronizing white teachers, her debut novel, Bright Lines and her perfume and cosmetic company Hi Wildflower. Produced by: Pink Pig Productions Music by: Cyril Jewels…
 
South Asians are the top minority in the Trump White House- with Ajit Pai, Seema Verma, and Nikki Haley among the most prominent. Shalabh Kumar was one of Trump’s “mega donors” – donating almost $1 million to Trump, getting Trump to mimic Modi’s famous “Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkaar” line. And finally, there were a number of well publicized Hindu ra ...…
 
Sports channel ESPN says it has pulled an Asian announcer from a game at the University of Virginia for having the same name as Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Confederate symbols have become increasingly controversial since a white supremacist opened fire at a black church in South Carolina in 2015, killing 9 people. The violence at the ral ...…
 
We explore the unique pearl of Asian American culture that is boba/bubble tea. We’ll take a look at its origins, hear folks from all over the country sharing their experiences with it, learn about some cool boba businesses and projects, and figure out what people across the country are calling it: from boba to bubble tea and a slew of other nam ...…
 
Welcome to the next interview in the Kini Interview Series with Pritha Hariram. Pritha is an experienced water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialist having worked on humanitarian relief and development projects in the Asia Pacific region. She has technical experience in the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation ...…
 
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this film review episode, and from a week where I saw a film on the big screen for 4 consecutive nights (1 'Hollywood' movie: "DUNKIRK" and 3 Korean films: "A TAXI DRIVER", "BATTLESHIP ISLAND" and "GARAK MARKET REVOLUTION"), I focus mainly on the latter, "Garak Market Revolution", the Korean Cultural Centre & the London ...…
 
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Politics and Spice Podcast
 
Today we sit down with someone that has had many “firsts” in her electoral career. Shanti Narra is a Freeholder in Middlesex County, in which she was the first freeholder of South Asian descent in New Jersey, as well as being the first female South Asian elected when she was a councilwoman in North Brunswick just eight years ago. We chat with F ...…
 
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WEEKLY READER
 
Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, which received the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature and is a finalist for the California Book Award. O, The Oprah Magazine called it a "stunning debut." She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Founda ...…
 
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Struggle for a Name: Women in the Namantar Andolan
 
Taibai Mawade's husband, Janardhan Mawade, was killed by upper-caste men during the 1978 violence in Marathwada. Taibai survived and joined the Namantar Movement, to fight for and win the university renaming that had sparked the violence. After the white supremacist terrorism that occurred in my hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia, Taibai's sto ...…
 
His story is that of his own culinary awakening and how it drove his mission to create a product that answers a consumer need. He didn’t know what it was going to be exactly, but he knew there was a different way to deliver flavors in a quick, healthy and innovative way. Five years ago Nate started collecting pieces to the puzzle that would lea ...…
 
Aneeka Patel is the founder, chief matchmaker and dating expert behind Project 143, an elite matchmaking agency that specialises in handpicked introductions for hopeful romantic South Asian professionals. Key points you will learn An introduction to Aneeka Patel What does Project 143 stand for? Aneeka shares how long it would take to launch her ...…
 
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The Subcontinental - SAV Podcast
 
The Subcontinental is a South Asian Voices (SAV) podcast on strategic issues in South Asia. SAV is an online policy platform featuring emerging South Asian analysts. It aims to foster free-flowing, critical debate on South Asia’s security, economic, and political issues, with a special focus on nuclear matters.This special short podcast on The ...…
 
We turn the tables and interview Arun Venugopal, a reporter at WNYC. He’s also a host of Micropolis, in which he helps to examine race, sexuality, and identity. Arun is also a regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and has previously been published in The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. His commentary on I ...…
 
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Struggle for a Name: Women in the Namantar Andolan
 
Why are people willing to sacrifice themselves and their families for social movements? How did the naming of a university lead to violence and ignite a sixteen year movement? Emily Hays and guest host, Tommy Tang, take a step back to introduce the Namantar Andolan, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, caste, and the stories of the series, in under ten minu ...…
 
Get Lost Racing Episode #12 Get lost in the endurance sport of XTERRA Triathlon by explaining how it works, what gear you need, and where you can go to get lost racing it. What the heck is XTERRA Triathlon? The XTERRA Triathlon is a brand named version of a Cross or Off-Road triathlon series raced around the world. The XTERRA is officially the ...…
 
EPISODE DESCRIPTION:In this film review episode I chat about the Istanbul set documentary about street cats, their relationships with the city-folk, the film's technical aspects, yet fail to mention that the those felines and their spiritual - or 'God-Gateway' - qualities, which the documentary itself touches on.Recorded on 31st July 2017.SERIE ...…
 
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Please Explain (The Leonard Lopate Show)
 
In a pickle over how to make the best preserves? Don't worry! Our latest Please Explain is all about preserving with Emily Paster, author of The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--for Holidays and Every Day. Melissa Clark guest hosted this segment of "The Leonard Lopate ...…
 
Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes or so of the show comprise of Bhangra tracks fast and slow, classic and new. The of style of Bhang ...…
 
EPISODE DESCRIPTION:Part Two of a little 'podcast on the go' review of the documentary "Oyster Factory" by Japanese director Kazuhiro Soda, and as I was 'on the move' please forgive the quality in the audio and gaps in the explanation - Call it 'Live from Leicester Square', if you like!Recorded on 15th July 2017.SERIES DESCRIPTION:"F. L. I. C. ...…
 
EPISODE DESCRIPTION:Part One of a little 'podcast on the go' review of the documentary "Oyster Factory" by Japanese director Kazuhiro Soda, and as I was 'on the move' please forgive the quality in the audio and gaps in the explanation - Call it 'Live from Leicester Square', if you like!Recorded on 15th July 2017.SERIES DESCRIPTION:"F. L. I. C. ...…
 
Welcome to Flex Your Heart Radio! This podcast is about body, fat and gender positivity, fitness, feminism, recovery, risk, and crushing it at life. On this episode, we talk to Kulsoom Abdullah of Lifting Covered! Kulsoom Abdullah is a Pakistani-American competitive Olympic Weightlifter and was Crossfit Level I certified. She attended the Unive ...…
 
"I imagined coming out would cleanse the guilt — it didn't. It just highlighted internal schisms and tacked a few more hyphens to my identity."By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
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The World Wanderers Podcast: Travel | Adventure | Lifestyle
 
Our last stop on our Asian adventure was the South Korean capital of Seoul, where we spent one week. The city exceeded our expectations with its cool neighbourhoods, delicious food, and beautiful scenery and architecture! We started our visit staying in the Dongdaemun neighbourhood from where we visited the Seoul Tower and Seoul Fortress Wall, ...…
 
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