99 episodes

A discussion about all things brown, aka desi or South Asian.

Brown Pundits Razib Khan

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 86 Ratings

A discussion about all things brown, aka desi or South Asian.

    The origin of Indo-Europeans and Indians

    The origin of Indo-Europeans and Indians

    Amey and Razib talk about a new paper, The Genetic Origin of the Indo-Europeans, and its relevance to the origins of Indians.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Brown Pundits Talk to Indic Explorer

    Brown Pundits Talk to Indic Explorer

    Mukunda and Omar talk to Vineet on Indic Modernity.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Brown Pundits on 2024 Elections in India.

    Brown Pundits on 2024 Elections in India.

    Omar, Mukunda, Maneesh, Gaurav and KJ have a freewheeling chat on the upcoming elections in India.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Conversation on Politics in Tamil Nadu

    A Conversation on Politics in Tamil Nadu

    Omar and Maneesh talk to K Jayaraman on political movements and the political parties in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

    • 57 min
    Dr Omar Ali on the latest in Pakistan

    Dr Omar Ali on the latest in Pakistan

    It's election time in and Maneesh speaks to Dr Omar Ali on the latest in Pakistan

    • 51 min
    Bangladesh 2023 status update

    Bangladesh 2023 status update

    On this episode of the Browncast Amey and Razib talk about Bangladesh with Karol, our Polish economist South Asia expert who lived in Bangladesh for two years and is fluent in Bengali. Karol discusses the upcoming elections, the role of party politics in Bangladeshi life, and Bangladesh's role in the geopolitics of the region.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

sooty chat ,

Interesting content but audio is…

Four stars for the host and the few episodes I have listened to.
But the audio quality is poor. For example, in the September 13th ‘A Maratha on Sri Lankan Genetics …’ the guest portions were not at all clear nor even entirely audible.
One thing I did hear and agree with is the guest’s observation on Tom Holland. Why, oh why, is TH, otherwise brilliant, so much taken with “Willy” Dalrymple !! The latter along with other so called Western experts (pronouncers, really) on India proves the adage, “in the land of the blind…”

an Archy ,

The Razib Khan Show

First off, this review is mostly for the episodes that Razib hosts/leads. I often don’t have enough background to understand the South Asia-centric episodes unless they are pitched at Americans so I don’t want to judge those.

Razib is brilliant and I could basically listen to him expound on anything (I also love his genetics podcast The Insight). He gets some of the most interesting guests from the heterodox-Twittersphere, with a variety of interests and political perspectives. However, the actual discussions are not always the most engaging — the questions are sometimes pretty generic or it doesn’t feel like Razib is actually interacting with the guest all that much. The ones with a focus on world history or cultural dynamics are generally more interesting than the ones about contemporary politics.

Also the audio quality often fluctuates, fading in or out seemingly at random. Not a big annoyance, just pointing it out.

arunsinhmar ,

Unique set of guest

This podcast explores dimensions not found on other channels by inviting unique set of guests

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