65 episodes

We discuss anything affecting young Pakistanis across the globe, and discuss both serious and mellow topics. In each episode, we bring new guests from around the world to tell stories, discuss issues, and crack jokes! Our episodes are primarily in English, but we have numerous Urdu-heavy episodes as well.

Best way to reach us is via Instagram (@pakcord) or email (hello@pakcord.com). Follow us to stay up to date!

Listen to the podcast on these apps:
- iTunes
- Google Play
- Spotify

Come follow us at @pakcord on Twitter, on Facebook, and pakcord.com!

Pak-Cord: a Pakistani Podcast Pakcord

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We discuss anything affecting young Pakistanis across the globe, and discuss both serious and mellow topics. In each episode, we bring new guests from around the world to tell stories, discuss issues, and crack jokes! Our episodes are primarily in English, but we have numerous Urdu-heavy episodes as well.

Best way to reach us is via Instagram (@pakcord) or email (hello@pakcord.com). Follow us to stay up to date!

Listen to the podcast on these apps:
- iTunes
- Google Play
- Spotify

Come follow us at @pakcord on Twitter, on Facebook, and pakcord.com!

    #65 - The NewsRun

    #65 - The NewsRun

    Meet Anam Khan, a Pakistani American currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S. She has moved back and forth between Pakistan and U.S. and spent a significant time living in both countries.

    Anam is here to talk about her startup effort, called The NewsRun, which is a free daily newsletter providing short and simple summaries of all the top news in Pakistan. In the episode Anam discusses how she came up with idea, her daily work process, managing work-life balance, and working in Pakistan vs. U.S.

    You can sign up for free emails from The NewsRun via their website, thenewsrun.com !

    You can also follow them on Instagram, where they also share tidbits of news: @thenewsrun

    • 34 min
    #64 - The History Buff

    #64 - The History Buff

    Warning: this episode contains a few sexual jokes / mature conversations at certain points. Please listen with caution.

    Satir Ahmed is a 22 year old history buff (fan) currently living in Newfoundland, Canada, for his studies. He has also lived the majority of his life in Qatar.

    Newfoundland is an island off the east coast of the North American mainland. The capital of Newfoundland is St. John's. The island got global coverage earlier in 2020 when a historic blizzard pounded the city with 30+ inches of snow (dubbed "snowmageddon").

    In the episode Satir talks about life in Newfoundland, and shares his perspectives on history and modern issues, challenging some mainstream opinions.

    To see the pictures from Satir's phone of the 2020 winter storm in Newfoundland, visit pakcord.com/historybuff

    • 47 min
    BONUS - a video discussion

    BONUS - a video discussion

    Here's our first discussion captured in video form and uploaded to our YouTube channel (search for Pak-Cord). Mostly discussed in Urdu, in this episode we (guest: Hamza Farooq from Miami, FL) explain the pros and cons of an audio podcast and a video podcast, and why Pak-Cord is primarily an audio-only podcast. We discuss current events including the flood situation in Karachi and some relief causes that you can donate to; we also share tips on pursuing education and careers.

    YouTube link for the video form of this episode: https://youtu.be/Je1BMdSNNxc

    • 53 min
    #63 - The Ertugrul Conundrum

    #63 - The Ertugrul Conundrum

    We bring back our old "Do Takkay" squad from episodes 48 and 49 - Myrah Shafiq, Manahill Shafiq, and Hamza Farooq, to discuss the great Elephant surrounding Pakistan's entertainment industry: Ertugrul. Ertugrul is a popular Turkish show based on the rise of the Ottoman Empire. After PM Imran Khan promoted the show to Pakistanis, the government-owned PTV channel started airing episodes of the show in Urdu dubbing. The show became instantly popular, and extremely well-received by the majority of watchers. Needless to say, the show's quick rise to fame in Pakistan also attracted critcisim. In this discussion, our guests share their feedback on the show and address much of the controversy around it.

    The Episode widely switches between Urdu and English; but if that's no issue and you are up to date on Ertugrul and Pakistani pop culture, this will be a very entertaining listen.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #62 - Love Letters to Pakistan

    #62 - Love Letters to Pakistan

    Several old and new guests come together to share monologues ("love letters") to Pakistan, to celebrate August 14, 2020. Celebrate with us by tuning in !

    • 40 min
    #61 - PUBG Ban and Teen Mental Health

    #61 - PUBG Ban and Teen Mental Health

    In this episode we want to shine a light on teen mental health.

    3 teenager suicides took place around June of this year, one after another. All of these suicides were linked by authorities to a popular video game called Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) responded by putting a temproary bank on the game on July 1st, calling it "addictive, and waste of time". The ban was lifted a few weeks later, but it had already started a flurry of discussions and feedback on the internet.

    This episode's guest: Aisha Sanober.

    Aisha is a child psychiatrist in Pakistan, and one of very few people in the country to have completed a fellowship in adolescent psychiatry. She is a much-needed expert in a starving field that doesn't get enough focus in Pakistan - the mental health of our youth. The focus of this discussion is to answer the question : are video games the actual problem here, or is it something else ? And what can we, both parents and children, do to mitigate this issue?

    Follow / Contact Aisha
    - Email: asccamhpk@outlook.com
    - Instagram: aishasc87
    - Twitter: @AishaSChachar
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-aisha-sanober-chachar/

    Gulf News Article:
    https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-banned-in-pakistan-following-spate-of-suicides-1.72382025

    • 35 min

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