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    Pod#80 - Chalant Crew Catchup XVII - Raahi Pehelwan!

    Pod#80 - Chalant Crew Catchup XVII - Raahi Pehelwan!

    Back after a week off, this is the Chalant Crew episode that was recorded in a rush so that we could get Rizwan's story about his epic road trip from Lahore to Karachi. Recorded in right between Rizwan's schedule got busy and Ali got tied up with moving houses, this is a rollercoaster of a ride down the country and in the end we have our brand new life-advice section!

    Things discussed in this episode:

    1. 00:00 Intro
    2. 02:56 Rizwan's roadtrip: Driving Through Punjab
    3. 11:03 Rizwan's roadtrip: Entering Sindh
    4. 15:06 Rizwan's roadtrip: Nearly falling into the Indus River
    5. 23:10 Rizwan's roadtrip: The Nooriabad Interchange of Death
    6. 26:15 Rizwan's roadtrip: The Pano Aqil Controversy
    7. 29:51 Rizwan's roadtrip: Karachi Food Highlights
    8. 41:59 Pandemic interlude: Sleeping Poorly in 2020
    9. 45:28 Rizwan's roadtrip: Returning Home & an Ugly Goodbye
    10. 51:34 Chalant Crew Advice Section For Our Fans!

    Find all our previous episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify & Apple Podcasts and follow us all on Twitter! Links to everything below!

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tprpod
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6PvTahp...
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tprpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPRPod

    Ali: https://twitter.com/themaholupper
    Rizwan: https://twitter.com/RizwanPehelwan
    Sarkhail: https://twitter.com/Sarkhail7Khan

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pod#79 - All About Easypaisa Raahi! (feat. Umair Jaswal & Zeeshan Parwez)

    Pod#79 - All About Easypaisa Raahi! (feat. Umair Jaswal & Zeeshan Parwez)

    Easypaisa Raahi has concluded recently and we're big fans. An amazing and, in multiple ways, groundbreaking feat; we were really looking to discuss it on the podcast. As our luck would have it, friend of the podcast Zeeshan Parwez, and the protagonist and guy-responsible-for-the-basic-concept-who-also-happens-to-be-a-rockstar Umair Jaswal are BOTH on the show this week! Sit back, relax and join the conversation as both the creator and the director talk through the ideas that drove them, the discoveries they made and the dreams they realized in the process. Episode breakdown below as always and also, check out our brand new look!

    Things discussed in this episode:

    1. 00:00 Intro
    2. 04:28 How the initial idea came about & how it developed
    3. 17:34 Letting emotions guide the episodes
    4. 25:24 How were things planned & how they changed in real time
    5. 30:39 The role of Easypaisa in all of this
    6. 40:17 The team (feat. Abu Bakar!), the trailer & the timeline
    7. 44:55 COVID-19, changing plans & inspirational content
    8. 51:56 How different each episode FELT from the other
    9. 1:00:02 The series' impact on them, the brand, the audience
    10. 1:07:15 Why Umair wanted to focus on Pakistan's motorbike scene
    11. 1:11:35 Lessons learned
    12. 1:13:53 THAT hoodie
    13. 1:14:40 A perfect outro

    LINKS:
    Easypaisa Raahi: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeyAkY5m9OSSWnTJjPsuofN2HsFECCZ7h
    Umair's Twitter: https://twitter.com/umairjaswal
    Umair's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umairjaswalofficial/
    Zeeshan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zparwez
    Zeeshan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zparwez/

    Find all our previous episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify & Apple Podcasts and follow us all on Twitter! Links to everything below!

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tprpod
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6PvTahp...
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tprpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPRPod

    Ali: https://twitter.com/themaholupper
    Rizwan: https://twitter.com/RizwanPehelwan
    Sarkhail: https://twitter.com/Sarkhail7Khan

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Pod#78 - Chalant Crew Catchup XVI - Restaurant Racism, Cheating, Stories & more!

    Pod#78 - Chalant Crew Catchup XVI - Restaurant Racism, Cheating, Stories & more!

    THAT TIME OF THE MONTH AGAIN. The Chalant Boys are back on the channel and we have some BS to talk about. Chill vibes, good times, Sarkhail got a haircut, Ali's hoodie is green and RIZWAN. HAS. STORIES. Check out the breakdown below and dive right in!

    Things discussed in this episode:

    1. 00:00 Intro
    2. 01:24 Sarkhail's haircut, Junejo's million, birthdays and tragedies
    3. 04:31 Stop taking pictures at weddings!
    4. 15:00 Sarkhail ordered a PS5!
    5. 17:24 Rizwan's Baloch restaurant experience in the UAE
    6. 24:46 TikTok should/will be banned??
    7. 27:37 Fan Story 1: Jamming jinn story
    8. 34:43 INSANE Joota Chhupayi scenes
    9. 42:44 Do all men want to cheat??
    10. 48:56 Fan questions we're not qualified for
    11. 53:47 Fan Story 2: Drug Lord in Germany!
    12. 58:00 Gaming plans & Sarkhail is the 1%!

    Find all our previous episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify & Apple Podcasts and follow us all on Twitter! Links to everything below!

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tprpod
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6PvTahp...
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tprpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPRPod

    Ali: https://twitter.com/themaholupper
    Rizwan: https://twitter.com/RizwanPehelwan
    Sarkhail: https://twitter.com/Sarkhail7Khan

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pod#77 - Kashmir! The Band!!

    Pod#77 - Kashmir! The Band!!

    Kashmir (the band) is on the show! Following right up with last week's episode with Faraz Anwar, here's another episode around Pakistan's music scene! The lads were kind enough to spend an hour with the show talking about a whole bunch of things spanning their +8 year long career. From being relative unknowns, to their explosive debut on the national/international stage and eventually winning the 2017 Pepsi Battle of Bands, to all about what an act has to do to succeed as full-time musicians without the structure of a real music industry in the country and much more! Zair Cam! Aatank Chords! Great chat. Check out the breakdown below and also all the links to them and their work!

    Things discussed in this episode:

    1. 00:00 Intro
    2. 01:33 Surviving Karachi's recent flooding
    3. 04:40 Kashmir before Pepsi Battle of Bands 2017
    4. 08:33 How they got into the competition
    5. 13:24 Immediate aftermath of the show
    6. 16:50 Crazy music video stories
    7. 25:10 What the band is working on now
    8. 30:30 The impact of brands on the music scene
    9. 35:29 How do you work as a band without a real industry?
    10. 45:52 Can bands create their own industry?
    11. 51:39 Fan Question 1: A funny story they have never told anyone
    12. 53:13 Fan Question 2: All about #AatankChords
    13. 53:52 Fan Question 3: Did the band ever expect their success
    14. 55:56 Message & advice for "youngsters"

    LINKS:
    Kashmir YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KASHMIRtheband/
    Kashmir Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kashmirtheband/
    Ali: https://www.instagram.com/syedalirazanasir/
    Bilal: https://www.instagram.com/officialbilalali/
    Shane: https://www.instagram.com/shanejanthony/
    Usman: https://www.instagram.com/usmansiddiquee/
    Vais: https://www.instagram.com/vaiskhan117/
    Zair: https://www.instagram.com/zairzaki/

    Their album box at Daraz: https://www.daraz.pk/products/kashmir-album-box-i147082799-s1310164019.html?spm=a2a0e.8553159.0.0.3e7e54ffZw13ir&mp=3

    Find all our previous episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify & Apple Podcasts and follow us all on Twitter! Links to everything below!

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tprpod
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6PvTahp...
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tprpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPRPod

    Ali: https://twitter.com/themaholupper
    Rizwan: https://twitter.com/RizwanPehelwan
    Sarkhail: https://twitter.com/Sarkhail7Khan

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pod#76 - Faraz Anwar!

    Pod#76 - Faraz Anwar!

    It's been a while, and it took some effort, and there was also that time when all the rain came to Karachi and the whole city flooded. But, we made it. One of the biggest names in Pakistani music and especially in the Pakistani rock & metal scene, Faraz Anwar, is on the show.

    Faraz was kind enough to give us his time and we've had a long ranging conversation stretching all the way from his musical beginnings in the late 80's to his very latest album. We talked about how he got into the scene, how he started Mizraab, all the pitfalls faced along the way especially with Pakistan's non-existent music industry and ended with his plans for the future and philosophy on life. Check out the episode, it'll also be up on his channel and find all the links to his work and website below!

    Things discussed in this episode:

    1. Intro
    2. Early life and introduction to music
    3. Getting introduced into the Pakistani music scene
    4. Formation of Mizraab
    5. First album & difficulties of being a musician in Pakistan
    6. Recording the second album on his own
    7. His guitar & relationship with Amir Zaki
    8. Ujalon Mein, new sounds & postponing the 3rd album
    9. Coke Studio's role & impact in Pakistani music
    10. Third album & looking towards the future
    11. Lessons learned & his philosophy on approaching life

    Faraz's website: https://www.farazanwar.com/
    Faraz's album: https://www.farazanwar.com/store
    His YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCByLqmxN9m5rTq1SIwgirdA
    His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefarazanwar/
    His Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefarazanwar

    Find all our previous episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify & Apple Podcasts and follow us all on Twitter! Links to everything below!

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tprpod
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6PvTahp...
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tprpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPRPod

    Ali: https://twitter.com/themaholupper
    Rizwan: https://twitter.com/RizwanPehelwan
    Sarkhail: https://twitter.com/Sarkhail7Khan

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pod#75 - Why Does Karachi Keep Drowning?? - Climate Change 3

    Pod#75 - Why Does Karachi Keep Drowning?? - Climate Change 3

    Once again, Karachi has drowned. The August 2020 rainfalls have been record-breaking and brutal. Perfect time to put the Climate Change series band back together, with some new faces, and talk about why this has been happening for TEN YEARS, why the city never manages to prepare or plan for it, what the future holds and how bad it'll get and also some fan questions! Check out the breakdown below and links to all the very cool people invited and the data we refer to!

    Things discussed in this episode:

    1. Intro & Lahori Disclaimers for talking about Karachi
    2. How bad was the rain and what was the impact?
    3. Why does this keep happening to Karachi?
    4. Climate Change is here
    5. Why is Karachi unable to cope with the rain?
    6. Is Karachi too large for us to manage?
    7. The history of Karachi's DHA and the protests
    8. Naya Nazimabad & Bahria Karachi's flooding
    9. Future of Karachi with Rising Sea Levels & Heavy Rain
    10. Imran Khan's PKR1.1Trillion Plan
    11. Sinkholes and Burning Supermarkets
    12. Fan Question 1: Is It Possible to Fix Karachi's Drainage?
    13. Fan Question 2: How to Engage in Local Activism?
    14. Fan Question 3: What do Other Pakistani Cities Need to Look Out For?
    15. Does Rafay Hate Trees & Pakistan's Reality in the Global Changing Climate

    ALL THE LINKS:
    Dawar: https://twitter.com/theLahorewala
    Mahim: https://twitter.com/Mahim_Maher
    Rafay: https://twitter.com/rafay_alam

    Origins of Karachi's DHA: https://www.samaa.tv/news/2020/09/the-origins-of-karachis-dha-and-its-spectacular-legal-creativity/
    Japanese Study on Karachi's Water Supply: https://www.jica.go.jp/english/our_work/social_environmental/archive/pro_asia/pakistan_1.html
    Sinkholes in Karachi: https://www.samaa.tv/news/pakistan/2020/08/karachi-motorists-beware-of-sinkholes/
    Poor Planning Floods Karachi: https://www.dawn.com/news/1577236/poor-planning-poor-governance-poor-monitoring-flood-karachi
    Imran Khan's Plan: https://www.dawn.com/news/1577011/centre-sindh-to-act-immediately-for-resolution-of-major-problems-facing-karachi-imran
    Oil Pipelines Under Karachi!: https://www.dawn.com/news/1528745

    Find all our previous episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify & Apple Podcasts and follow us all on Twitter! Links to everything below!

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tprpod
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6PvTahp...
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tprpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPRPod

    Ali: https://twitter.com/themaholupper
    Rizwan: https://twitter.com/RizwanPehelwan
    Sarkhail: https://twitter.com/Sarkhail7Khan

    • 1 hr 15 min

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