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A podcast that brushes the dust off of local politics, art, and culture. A podcast by Nina Bhattacharya and Sheela Lal.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A podcast that brushes the dust off of local politics, art, and culture. A podcast by Nina Bhattacharya and Sheela Lal.

    Aerogram #2: Rising Voices

    Aerogram #2: Rising Voices

    In this little missive from Sheela -- an aerogram, if you will! -- we hear about some Asian American movers and shakers.

    Find Nina on Instagram at @radio.rani and Sheela on all social at @queenofblah. Follow Rising Voices of Asian American Families at @risingvoices_aaf.

    Want to tell us what's on your mind? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you!

    Music by Saraswathi Jones. Art by Mili Sethia.


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    Tracklist for Tenderness (ft. Ava Sophia)

    Tracklist for Tenderness (ft. Ava Sophia)

    We're delighted to have the effervescent singer-songwriter Ava Sophia join us for a conversation about voice, biracial identity, Boston’s creative landscapes, and her favorite quarantine recipes. We are verklempt! You can find Ava on all social platforms at Ava Sophia Music. 

    Want to suggest a topic for an uninformed hot take? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you!

    As always, find Nina online at @radio.rani and Sheela at @queenofblah. 

    Related Links:


    Read: Have We A Dusky Peril? (SAADA)
    Learn: Radical South Asian Timeline (Payal Kumar)
    Listen: Don't Take It From Me (ft. Guyclaude) (Tashawn Taylor)






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    Aerogram #1: COVID Contemplation

    Aerogram #1: COVID Contemplation

    In this little missive from our listeners -- an aerogram, if you will! -- we hear how COVID-19 is feeling more real, the perks of boredom, some imagined futures, and a song.

    Find Nina on Instagram at @radio.rani and Sheela on all social at @queenofblah.

    Want to tell us what's on your mind? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you!


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    Uninformed Hot Takes

    Uninformed Hot Takes

    Nina and Sheela are back in with a new season of Almirah Radio Hour, fresh with commentary about dragonfruit, labor organizing, succulent scams, telework disparities and more. Find Nina online at @radio.rani and Sheela at @queenofblah.

    Want to suggest a topic for an uninformed hot take? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you!

    Related Reading:


    True/False Films Currently Streaming
    The Inequality of Telework (Journalist's Resource)
    Unerased Book Club
    Mango and Marigold Press


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    • 36 min
    Leave Us A Message!

    Leave Us A Message!

    Hello, friends! Long time, no see. We just recorded our first episode of 2020 the other day, and it felt so good to laugh together. As we bring back new episodes, we would love to hear from you! What are  you feeling? How are you navigating your day to day? What are you  wrestling with? What brings you joy? Leave us a voice message from your phone or computer.


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    The False Hope of Sunshine

    The False Hope of Sunshine

    This week, Nina and Sheela talk about the role of community during hardship, do a quick friendship inventory, and discuss why April was the worst month.

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AMustafa0 ,

Great Podcast

I first heard of this podcast from the Taz Ahmed interview--she runs one of my favorite podcast, GoodMuslimBadMuslim,-- and I figured I would check out the rest of their episodes. I'm glad I gave it a chance. The episodes are interesting, they cover a plethora of topics from a nuance perspective; humorous, dating in Missouri is hard; and all around just great. I definitely recommend giving this podcast a chance!

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