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Pillow Fight is a comedy and culture podcast hosted by Yamini Nambimadom. Every week, Yamini will be joined by a guest or two and gossip like it's a high school slumber party. The Pillow Fight will start off with a little game of fuck marry kill, where the choices are buzz-worthy moments in pop culture. Then, it'll move into a couple rounds of would you rather based on world news. They'll finish the night off with some juicy truth or dare. Feel free to grab a friend and play along in this Pi ...
 
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.
 
Every week, sex educator Raya Carmona talks about sex and relationships openly and honestly with guests. Whether it’s the most common porn search terms, navigating interracial dating, or normalizing kinks in the bedroom, no topic is off-limits. Some things are uncomfortable to talk about, so let us talk about them for you! Listen to the podcast guaranteed to leave you hot and bothered. Got a comment or question related to all things sex, or simply want to request a topic? Drop Raya an email ...
 
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Subscribe to our show and leave a five-star review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! This week, I invited Anjali Chakra to come gossip with me! Anjali is a New York-based event planner and content creator. Her work is informed by her outspoken advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting for NY's best Banh Mi, visiting lo…
 
Subscribe to our show and leave a five-star review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! This week, I invited Dove Clarke to come gossip with me! Dove is a California-based business owner and content creator famous for their fabulous outfits and incredible commentary. You can find more of Dove on Twitter and Instagram @lovedoveclarke. In this episode, D…
 
Subscribe to our show and leave a five-star review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! This week, I invited Missy Martinez to come gossip with me! Missy is a former world renowned pornstar, radio host, centerfold and AVN award winner. Now, she is a writer for Hustler Magazine and she loves manatees. You can find her on twitter @MissyXmartinez. In this…
 
Subscribe to our show and leave a five-star review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! This week, I invited Jeremy Scheck to come gossip with me! Jeremy is a TikTok culinary creator with 2.5M followers across all social platforms as well as a student at Cornell University double majoring in Spanish and Italian. He has been featured in such media outle…
 
Subscribe to our show and leave a five-star review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! This week, I invited Hannah Chaddha to come gossip with me! Hannah is a 21-year-old graduate student who is most notable for appearing on the historic 23rd season of Big Brother where she was also a member of the well-known Cookout alliance. She is all about sharing…
 
This week, I invited writer, comedian, award-winning filmmaker, and my frequently shirtless roommate Zavior Phillips to come gossip with me. Zavior is LA-based & Nashville raised, and still a good ole Southern boy at heart. Follow him on Instagram @zavior.jpeg. In this episode: - Will Smith's tantric sex trip - Bernie and Elon should just kiss alre…
 
This week, I invited award winning comedian, writer, podcast host, and speaker Jenny Yang to come gossip with me. Jenny is based in LA and performs regularly. You can find more of her on Twitter and Instagram @jennyyangtv. In this episode, we discuss: - Warren Buffett's windowless dorm - Mark Zuckerberg's frontal lobe - How guys who can't fuck are …
 
This week, I invited Serena Shahidi to come gossip with me. Otherwise known as glamdemon2004, Serena is a NYC-based influencer, comedian, and struggling socialite. She currently hosts the podcast Let Me Ruin Your Life while also making TikToks that ruin her own life. You can find more of her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @glamdemon2004. In this…
 
This week, I invited Maggie Winters (@saggiesplinters on Twitter & Instagram) to come gossip with me. Maggie is a Chicago-based comedian whose hilarious character videos have been featured on Buzzfeed, Time Out, and Vulture. We discuss messy marriages, why we'd rather be famous than happy, and bad improv. Subscribe to our show and leave a review if…
 
This week, I invited Marianna Nascimento (@itsmariannnna on Twitter & Instagram) to come gossip with me. Marianna is a Toronto-based Brazilian-Canadian actor, comedian, and writer. This episode, we talked about the Olympics, the new OLD movie, and sexy potters. Subscribe to our show and leave a review if you listen on Apple Podcasts. Please help us…
 
This week, I invited Harper-Rose Drummond (@harperrosed on Twitter & Instagram) to come gossip with me. Harper-Rose is a comedian who performs across the country. She currently co-hosts the hilarious podcast Clowncast with Niles Abston. This episode, we talked about Nick Cannon's infinite babies, Bezos in space, and feeling bad for Khloe Kardashian…
 
This week, I invited Jack Atkins (@jackatkins21 on Twitter & Instagram and @jatkins21 on TikTok) to come gossip with me. Jack is an Economics student at the University of Chicago who recently appeared on Netflix's "The Circle" (which included pretending to be a sorority girl, fucking up makeup, and ending up a jolly old Santa). This episode, we tal…
 
This week, I invited Mohanad Elshieky (@mohanadelshieky on Twitter and @mohanad.elshieky on Instagram) to come gossip with me. Mohanad is a New York City based stand up comedian and writer who has been featured on Conan, Comedy Central and currently works for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. This episode, we talked about public sex scandals, Usher's…
 
Zahra and Fizaa talk about getting back into real life, the future of social audio, assimilating into white culture, and more! Who got flashed during their IRL comedy set? 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!…
 
This week, I invited Shelby Wolstein (@shelbywolstein on Twitter and Instagram) to come gossip with me. Shelby is a Los Angeles-based comic and actor and current co-host of the Keeping Records podcast. This episode, we talked about how Snooki prepared for motherhood, why we'll never excel as rock climbers, and some rashes we've had recently Subscri…
 
Comedian, friend, and fellow Jersey kid, Ibrahim Khalif joins Zahra to talk about his #1 ranked comedy album, Placebo. Go get it on Apple Music! They talk about paving their own paths when gatekeepers play favorites. Who wins the debate on women vs. men? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher…
 
This week, I invited Mat George (@matchu_chutrain on Twitter and Instagram) to come gossip with me. Mat is an LA based content creator known on the internet for pretending to be straight and co-hosting She Rates Dogs: The Podcast. This episode, we talked about ethical paparazzi, pride flag discourse, and Kim vs. Taylor. Subscribe to our show and le…
 
This week, I invited Katherine Ryan (@kathbum on Twitter and Instagram) to come gossip with me. Katherine is a Canadian comedian who lives and works primarily in the UK. Her specials ‘In Trouble’ and ‘Glitter Room’, as well as her sitcom ‘The Duchess’, are streaming on Netflix. Pre-order her upcoming book, 'The Audacity' in advance of its September…
 
This week, I invited Liva Pierce (@realchoppedliva on Twitter and @choppedliva on Instagram & TikTok) to come gossip with me. Liva is a is a Chicago-based comedian known for their iconic video sketches and even more iconic 6 foot 2 stature (It's true, you should see a picture of the two of us together). We talked about Zoey 101's baby, how Disney S…
 
This week, Raya is joined by Christina Kim - an LA-based sugar baby, entrepreneur, and founder of Agency LA. Christina and Raya discuss the misconceptions around sugaring and the importance of giving the right information for women interested in seeking arrangements. Christina explains why she decided to become a sugar baby herself, as well as how …
 
This week, Raya is joined by LA-based comedian and podcast host Yamini Nambimadom. Yamini takes Raya through her almost year-long relationship that started during the pandemic and has been entirely had via Zoom, texting & FaceTime. They also chat about how quarantine has helped people learn to be more honest, set boundaries, and possibly may even l…
 
This week, Raya is joined by Portia - the founder & creator of Froetic Sexology. Portia and Raya discuss the ways in which they were taught about sex as well as how it can be improved for generations going forward. Portia explains how to bring mindfulness and meditation practices into sexual experiences, and how it can lead to even better orgasms. …
 
Comedian, actor, writer, and bisexual icon, Yamini Nambimadom joins Pallavi to talk Twitter, the false fear surrounding cancel culture, and how to hold people accountable. We talk about how social media helps us and hurts us and how to separate our personalities from what our parents projected on us. What insecurities do Desi women have to unlearn …
 
This week, Raya is joined by Charles & Shelley Wininger. Over the past 20 years, Charley, 71 years old, and Shelley, 69 years old, have found MDMA to act as a kind of romantic glue for them. They've used it intentionally to enhance and deepen their bond, with its positive effects on their marriage accumulating over time. They explain that they’ve d…
 
Fizaa vibes with God from the God Pod. They shoot the sh*t about cognitive dissonance, commandments that aged well, extremists, and more! How long can pigs c*m for? 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!…
 
This week, I invited Vinny Thomas (@vinn_ayy on Instagram & Twitter) to come gossip with me. Vinny is a is a Chicago-based comedian, actor, and writer who you may know from his sketches featuring aliens, animals, and even the occasional human. He has performed all over Chicago and has been featured by outlets like Al Jazeera, WGN, Buzzfeed UK, and …
 
For the season 3 premiere of Was That Good For You?, Raya chats with porn collage artist Lisa Be and photographer Rina Mov to discuss what it means to be a "nasty woman." They debate the best time to start being open about bodily functions with a new partner as well as the standards women are held to when it comes to those things. They also discuss…
 
This week, I invited Bridget Foley (@bridgetmfoley on Instagram & Twitter) to come gossip with me. Bridget is a New York based comedian and actress who apparently throws incredible parties. We talked about celebrity homewares, Netflix reality shows, and working in retail. Subscribe to our show and leave a review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! Pil…
 
This week, I invited Ely Kreimendahl (@elykreimendahl on Instagram & Twitter) to come gossip with me. Ely is a queer comedian, writer, and actor based in NYC. They studied improv, sketch writing and acting at Upright Citizens Brigade, HB Studio NYC, the Second City Chicago and Brooklyn Comedy Collective. She is currently an artist -in-residence at …
 
We’re back after our FIRST break in 2 years! Zahra, Pallavi, and Fizaa return after a two-week hiatus to talk about getting canceled, the difficulties of sharing a bed, what we’ll miss about quarantine, and more! Who is our surprise guest? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, G…
 
This week, I invited Kylie Brakeman (@deadeyebrakeman on Instagram & Twitter) to come gossip with me. Kylie is an LA based comedian recently named to Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott's Great Performers issue for the New York Times. She has previously written and performed for UCB's Maude, Mess Hall, and Characters Welcome; as well as The Pack Theater's…
 
This week, I invited NYC-based comedians and Best Mistakes podcast co-hosts Nika Lomazzo (@nikalomazzo on Twitter & Instagram) and Anya Volz (@anyavolz on Twitter & Instagram) to come gossip with me. We talked about Twitter feuds, how Scientology is going to get Charli D'Amelio, and high-profile celebrity romances. Best Mistakes (Nika & Anya's Podc…
 
This week, I invited comedian, actor, and musician Dylan Adler (@dylanadler6 on Twitter & @dylanadler_ Instagram) to gossip with me. We talked about insider trading, reality show villains, and the horrors of improv. Keep an eye out for Dylan's upcoming podcast with Kelly Bachman, Cue Music! Subscribe to our show and leave a review if you listen on …
 
Comedian, writer, and actor Yedoye Travis joins Pallavi to talk capitalism, communism, and comedy. How has the work mentality invaded every aspect of our existence? What does control and power really mean? And how has the BLM movement utilized these ideas? Think about what it means to be human and what rights you have on this episode of the Facial …
 
This week, I invited scientist & comedian Pallavi Gunalan (@pallavigunalan on Twitter & Instagram) to gossip with me. We talked about women in the music industry, "cancel culture", and the bad takes we used to have. Check out Pallavi's Impostor Bear web comic as well! Subscribe to our show and leave a review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! Pillow …
 
Zahra and Fizaa discuss cancel culture, multi-level marketing scams, octogenarians creating policy, Valentine’s Day updates, and more! Who’s getting a foot massage while recording? 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!…
 
Fizaa and Zahra talk about support groups for Clubhouse app users, gender equity, male fragility, Britney Spears, and more! Who’s turning into a “manizer”? 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!…
 
This week, I invited my friend Isabella Zanobini (@burratababe on Twitter) to gossip with me. We talked about entry-level consumer scams, our favorite healthy snacks, and bad fashion choices we've made. Subscribe to our show and leave a review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! Pillow Fight Podcast: Twitter Yamini Nambimadom: Twitter & Instagram Catc…
 
This week, I invited writer & performer Sydney Battle (@sydbattle on Instagram & @sydneybattle on Twitter) to gossip with me. We talked about mediocre white men scoring out of their league, the ins and outs of Scientology, and phallic vegetables. Subscribe to our show and leave a review if you listen on Apple Podcasts! Pillow Fight Podcast: Twitter…
 
Zahra Ali and Fizaa Dosani discuss third culture kids, ethical non-monogamy, physical manifestations of stress, being the oldest child in your nuclear family, the allegations against TI and Tiny, and lots more! Who keeps knocking on Zahra’s door? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundC…
 
Comedian and active volunteer in his community, Dan Donohue joins Pallavi to talk about how Indiana Jones is actually GOOD for the perception of Indians. Dan also talks about how he’s been handling the pandemic and the work he’s been doing with the unhoused community. How do you convince people in a city run by Democrats that the policies enacted d…
 
(THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS FOR PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. IF YOU DON'T WANT IT SPOILED, SKIP TO THE 7 MIN MARK) This week, I invited Dana Donnelly to come gossip with me. We talked Disney adults, mean alt girls, and Affirmative Action For White People (nepotism). Check out Dana's podcast, YoungOld as well as some of her stand-up. Play along w…
 
Animator Dustin Romero and comedian Jil Chrissie join their roommate Fizaa Dosani to talk about what it’s like living together, irrational fears, acknowledging privilege, and more! Who is afraid of getting lost in space? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartR…
 
Thanks for listening to Pillow Fight, a comedy and culture podcast hosted by me, Yamini Nambimadom. This week, I invited Niles Abston to come gossip with me. We talked political scandals, The Bachelor, and spilled some stories. Check out Niles' stand-up special, Girls Don't Twerk To Jokes as well as his podcast, Clowncast. Play along with us by sha…
 
Comedian Subhah Agarwal joins Fizaa to chat about the historic Georgia senate wins, the insurrection at the Capitol that followed, white nationalists on the “No Fly List”, and more! Which companies profited off radicalizing people? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Pl…
 
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