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Recorded in Karachi and Lahore in the summer of 2011, Another Pakistan offers a unique view of a complicated country. Host Christopher Lydon interviews singers, story-tellers and artists to paint a picture rarely seen in mainstream media.

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    • 4.5, 11 Ratings

Recorded in Karachi and Lahore in the summer of 2011, Another Pakistan offers a unique view of a complicated country. Host Christopher Lydon interviews singers, story-tellers and artists to paint a picture rarely seen in mainstream media.

    Another Pakistan: 'Roots of Resilience'

    Another Pakistan: 'Roots of Resilience'

    Here’s the short form of the Another Pakistan podcast: Nearly a month of strong conversation in Pakistan this past summer, distilled to two radio hours. This is part two.

    • 53 min
    Another Pakistan: 'The Country That Could Kill the World'

    Another Pakistan: 'The Country That Could Kill the World'

    Here’s the short form of the Another Pakistan podcast: Nearly a month of strong conversation in Pakistan this past summer, distilled to two radio hours. This is part one.

    • 53 min
    Another Pakistan: Ashis Nandy and Pakistan's 'Latent Potential'

    Another Pakistan: Ashis Nandy and Pakistan's 'Latent Potential'

    After 1500 interviews with survivors of Partition, leading scholar Ashis Nandy offers another perspective on the tragedy. This is the 21st installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

    • 37 min
    Another Pakistan: Rashid Rana's Pakistan: 'A Mini-Version of the Globe'

    Another Pakistan: Rashid Rana's Pakistan: 'A Mini-Version of the Globe'

    Both formally stunning and idea-driven, Rashid Rana's art seems to say: "Look again at Pakistan; it's not a world apart." This is the 20th installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

    • 28 min
    Another Pakistan: Local, Global, Classical, Pop

    Another Pakistan: Local, Global, Classical, Pop

    Lahore-based superstar singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan embodies the dynamism inside South Asian music. This is the 19th installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

    • 26 min
    Another Pakistan: Imtiaz Alam: So You Want to Be a Journalist in Pakistan...

    Another Pakistan: Imtiaz Alam: So You Want to Be a Journalist in Pakistan...

    In the wake of Saleem Shahzad's murder, veteran journalist Imtiaz Alam says it's time to establish ground rules for news reporting in Pakistan. This is the 18th installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sjinjeon ,

Culturally educational via storytelling style

I was looking for a podcast so I could learn more about Pakistan. My boyfriend is Pakistani and immigrated to the States as a child. I am of mixed ethnicity and my family is American and Korean. I appreciated this podcast because the storytelling in all the interviews invoked such a humanness that the cultural nuances took back seat, and the feeling to relate and empathize was overwhelming. It was enlightening and I felt like I had a better understanding of Pakistan culturally and socially as an American and someone who comes from an Asian background. It ultimately concentrates on how Pakistan is progressing as a collection of communities that are trying to find ways to reconcile political turmoil. Very addicting and effortlessly causes you to think critically and thoughtfully via voices of art.

OutOnAWeekend ,

Worth subscribing to

Looks like an excellent podcast, listened just to the Zeb and Haniya episode and was convinced it is worth trying.

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