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The Birdy Num Num Indian podcast is all about inspiring the creative Indian.With over 35M views online spanning a career in IT and Stand Up Comedy, Indian-American comedian Sanjay Manaktala is the epitome of "because life begins after engineering." A good chunk of his guests also live by this philosophy. Every Monday and Thursday Sanjay talks creativity, dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the w ...
 
Facial Recognition Comedy is a group of stand-up comedians who identify as women of Indian, South Asian, or Arab descent. It was founded to dispel the myth that “there can only be one,” as well as to emphasize that “we are not the same person.” In our podcast, FRC founders Fizaa Dosani, Pallavi Gunalan, and Zahra Ali sit down with a new guest each week to probe their unique perspectives, as well as discuss our own history, culture, and challenges as women of color.
 
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).
 
The Right Room Podcast is a weekly podcast where Stand-up Comedian, Rupen Paul has conversations with people whom he considers as accomplished, entertaining and inspiring. Guests include comedians, authors, filmmakers, musicians, artists, actors, thinkers and sometimes if he can't find a guest he records an episode by himself. These conversations are funny, honest and inspiring.
 
From holding court in drawing rooms they have moved on to the much wider canvas of Whatsapp forwards. Who are these people who confidently squeeze out rubbish from everything they have read on twitter? On this podcast, Editor and Creative Producer Joel Pereira along with the Writer and Stand-up Comedian Tushar Abhichandani, attempt to counter them, along with the barrage of misguided opinions we are often inundated with from all sides. As Joel and Tushar peel the layers and misinformation of ...
 
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Pallavi and Fizaa catch up after a month! They talk about everything ranging from mullet queens to getting dumped. Who is currently long distance dating? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker to find out! And don’t forget to commen…
 
This week, Joel and Tushar are joined by stand-up comedian, and AIB co-founder Rohan Joshi. The three of them discuss toxicity in Indian pop culture and the reasons behind it. From showcasing regressive values to negatively stereotyping progressive ideals, many aspects of Indian pop culture appear to be deeply problematic. What is the reason behind…
 
This man needs no introduction. It’s Nigel Ng aka UNCLE ROGER y’all! Nigel walks us through his comedy journey all the way from trying stand up on college at Northwestern University to getting 14 Million views on his comedy sketch video and making a living as a content creator. Fumi accidentally calls him an “influencer” during this ep and Nigel ge…
 
Dominic Franks is a writer and author of Nautanki Diaries which chronicles his 22 day Bicycle Trip from Bangalore to Delhi on a common man's cycle. In this episode he tells me stories from his trip, about how and why we take fewer risks as adults, about his sports teacher who inspired him and what the human body is capable of. If you want to buy hi…
 
On a brand new episode of “Uncle, Please Sit!”, Joel and Tushar are joined by senior journalist, Sejal Mehta. With her extensive experience in environmental and wildlife reportage, Mehta helps shed light on this week’s topic: The Environment: Are we doing enough? The panel discusses how despite our best intentions, most of us are very poorly inform…
 
What’s up my lovely ANALs! Hope you spent your long weekend blasting “Reflections” from the Mulan soundtrack at your homes. Jay Jurden (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) joined the ANA boys this week to talk… Giving Christina Aguilera a temporary Asian card for killing the Mulan theme song How Mike Pence hates Mulan Sponge Bob’s homo-romantic relatio…
 
Comedian, writer, and Roast Battle savant, Greg Roque joins Zahra for a deeper discussion on the minority often overlooked; the disabled. Greg talks about hacks he’s uncovered since becoming disabled, being an advocate for himself, and genuinely being nice to people because we all need each other! Dive into this very real and inspiring episode of t…
 
This week, on a fresh new episode of Uncle Please Sit, former journalists and comedy writers Joel Pereira and Tushar Abhichandani have yet another special guest - senior print and broadcast journalist and founder of the fact-checking initiative, Boom Live and Indiaspend.in, Govindraj Ethiraj. We've had the Covid pandemic since March, but if there's…
 
Michelle Obama started a podcast which means we technically have the same job as Michelle Obama! Wow! ANA’s Young People correspondent Terry Nguyen (Vox) joins the boys this week to talk about why transplant New Yorkers aren’t really part of the “community” and if the “racist” Trader Joe’s brand extensions for foreign foods is really just a distrac…
 
Comedian Curtis Cook joins Pallavi to talk about their dark yet somehow optimistic views on the world, how Curtis’ marriage makes him not like the other male comics, how to handle people who don’t believe what you believe, and why every societal issue ties together. Find out their brutally honest takes on each other’s social media in this episode o…
 
Ramya Ramapriya is a stand up comedian who starred in the comedy series, Comicstaan on Amazon Prime Video. In this video we talk about her life before comedy, about writing an hour from scratch, about writing longer bits vs writing short jokes, about learning how to register audience response and in the end we talk about what we've learned from doi…
 
On this week’s episode of “Uncle, Please Sit!”, Joel and Tushar are joined by the host of “Storytellers and Storytellers”, Vineet Kanabar. With his extensive experience in the media landscape as a content creator and senior executive, Kanabar helps shed light on this week’s topic - Digital Content: Is this the TV we’ve been waiting for? In an attem…
 
We hope you’re quarantine relationships are going well! Fumi spent a week in a hotel in Manhattan to give his girlfriend some “space”! Smash the like if this is relatable! This week Sierra Katow (Earth to Ned) joins the ANA boys to discuss Fumi’s reluctance to join online Asian communities, why Asian people don’t understand sarcasm, and what it was…
 
Social Media is a jungle especially for anyone approaching it from a traditional career mindset. As the lockdown continues our digital consumption, Richard Sarvate shares his advice on stand up comedy, digital marketing, creativity and his own mental hacks to not go crazy. How do you get work done in such a noisy world? BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel:…
 
Scholar, activist, and Mayor of Montgomery Township, New Jersey, Sadaf Jaffer joins Zahra for an inspiring discussion on politics during these chaotic times. Find out how Mayor Jaffer made history as the first Muslim woman to serve as mayor in the U.S. and first South Asian woman to serve in her state. What does this elected official have to say ab…
 
This week, in a fresh new episode of Uncle, Please Sit, former journalists and comedy writers Joel Pereira and Tushar Abhichandani are joined this time by not one, but two special guests. Former entertainment journalists and current content creators Aniruddha Guha and Janice Sequeira drop by to chat with the guys about celebrity culture. From the r…
 
Have you been dining outside? Doesn’t it seem like things are slowly returning to the way it used to be? WRONG! Elena Yamamoto (VICE Munchies) joins us on the pod this week to give us an inside look at the future of the restaurant industry and her insane journey trying to open up a restaurant during a global pandemic. Shit is bleak my friends but w…
 
Marketing gets a bad reputation especially amongst artists who think "well if my art or app is just that good, I won't need to market." BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the nee…
 
Zahra, Pallavi, and Fizaa take a deep dive into the juicy WAP discussion! They also talk about cat-calling dudes, Napoleon complex, women of color on TV, and more! Who are they obsessed with when it comes to working out? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartR…
 
On an all-new episode of Uncle, Please Sit, former journalists and comedy writers Joel Pereira and Tushar Abhichandani have yet another special guest - a medical doctor who’s a clinical scientist and a liver specialist, Dr. Abby Philips. We’re right in the middle of a global pandemic and if there’s one thing that's spreading quicker than Covid 19, …
 
Picture your dream man. Is he related to Bruce Lee? Does he have an Australian accent? Was he in Crazy Rich Asians and more recently in Andy Samberg’s new movie Palm Springs going down on a woman in an infinite timeloop? If so, then you’re in luck! Certified hot Asian guy Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians & Palm Springs) bless the ANA boys with his pre…
 
Raunaq Rajani is a comedian from Mumbai who has starred in Comicstaan 2019 and is the creator of a hilarious comedy relationship show, Relationshit. In this episode, I sit with him and talk about his beginnings into comedy, about making comics laugh, about how he came up with the idea to his show, about why relationships don't work for a lot of peo…
 
These are some of the most important, non tech skills you need to focus on from a computer science engineer and comedian who knows the nuances of both worlds. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R…
 
The talented Rama Vallury joins the ladies to talk about staying in character for 6 months, TV network diversity programs, being able to do hundreds of impressions, and more! Who has an interesting new idea for Only Fans? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeart…
 
On an all-new episode of “Uncle, Please Sit!” Joel and Tushar talk to – energy, land, and agriculture researcher– Nikhil Goveas, who also manages a farmer produce organization in rural Bihar. The topic of discussion this week is rural India. For decades, there has been an idyllic, romanticised image associated with the villages of India. Is this a …
 
This one is all about INDIAN MATCHMAKING on NETFLIX! Let’s face it. If we’ve learned anything from the white women takeover of yoga and astrology, it’s that they are only a few years away from appropriating arranged marriages. This is our conversation with Indian Matchmaker Pranav from Bed-Stuy. Check out his parody of Indian Matchmaking here: http…
 
This is part 2 of the Conversation that I had with Punit Pania. In this video we talk about staying back in India, about how Punit wrote his blog in obscurity, about drawing inspiration from artists that resonate with us, about the inside journey of an artist, the need for art to improve the quality of life and about coming to terms with reality.…
 
Actor and activist Behzad Dabu returns to the podcast to hang out with Fizaa, Pallavi, and Zahra. We cover a lot, from bad cops to twerking! How’s Behzad handling quarantine? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, Spreaker, or Youtube to find o…
 
If you take the time to learn these things in 2020, on top of a normal education in whatever field you're in, you will probably have the best 2020 ever. Doctors and engineers, you also need to figure out these things! BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq plea…
 
On an all new episode of “Uncle, Please Sit!” Joel and Tushar have yet another special guest – documentary filmmaker and founder of Agents of Ishq – Paromita Vohra. The topic of discussion this week is sex education. We grapple with questions like: How important is sex education? What aspects should sex education cover? What are its benefits? And h…
 
Once in a blue moon, Fumi and Mic will drop a solo episode and do what they REALLY want to do — give motivational speeches. This week Fumi opens up about an insecurity he has about playing too much by the rules to be a creative person. Mic poses the question — do Asian people stick too much to the “playbook”? U P C O M I N G E V E N T S ! - RSVP ht…
 
Pallavi, Zahra, and Fizaa discuss Indian Matchmaking, colorism, details from Mary Tr*mp’s new book, and more! Who submitted themself and their ex for an audition, unbeknownst to the ex? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, Spreaker, or Youtub…
 
Your boys go OFF on one of their favorite things in the world—video games!!! We dish on the dark secrets of Super Mario, Video games and Hinduism, our favorite games of all times, and a bunch of wild wild mango fire—hilarious episode! Write us an5 star review on iTunes and subscribe across all channels(youtube, spotify, iTunes)—-and go get some man…
 
This week Usama Siddiquee and the ANA boys trade stories about their experiences shooting America’s Got Talent — it turns out Usama had a great time and Fumi may have been molested. We also talk J.K Rowling and how the only way to cancel “cancel culture” is to find cancel culture’s inappropriate tweets from 2012. U P C O M I N G E V E N T S ! - RSV…
 
Lockdown and Quarantine might do wonders for the long term dating game. BirdyNumNum YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2Voafjh My comedy sketches and standup on SanjayComedy YouTube http://bit.ly/2rHtsiq please do the needful and review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2R4ARmr kindly do the needful and review on Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2Hn7H24 review and li…
 
In this episode I sit down with Rajasekhar Mamidana a Brilliant comedian from Hyderabad who wrote a comedy show on Mental Health called, 'Clap Your Hands'. In this episode we talk about why the number of mental health breakdowns have peaked, about the undermined value of community, about the need for discipline and about how flexibility and happine…
 
Fizaa and Zahra talk about the possibility of life with multiple husbands, De Niro running out of dinero, Jada’s recent entanglement, how they’ve been navigating abrupt changes in the entertainment industry, and more. What type of personal transportation is hotter than ever? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTun…
 
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