A discussion about all things brown, aka desi or South Asian.
Ruchir Sharma, Marxism and Hindutva
Akshar, Mukunda and Omar talk to Ruchir Sharma on Modian Socialism. https://ruchirsharma.eu/
Devang Mehta on fixing science
Razib talks to plant geneticist Devang Mehta and his problems with science, and how to fix it https://twitter.com/drdevangm?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Michael Fortner and the Black Silent Majority
Mukunda and Jahanara talk to Michael Fortner, professor at CUNY, and author of Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment
Abhinav Praksh on the Hathras rape and Dalits in UP
Razib talks to Abhinav Praksh on the Hathras rape case, its relationship to UP politics, and Dalit communities in the Gangetic Plain, and the tension between caste and region.
Vietnam: Coronavirus, white supremacy, K-Pop, and minorities
Razib has a wide-ranging discussion with repeat guest Jasper Gregory on the recent coronavirus wave in Vietnam, the fact that Vietnamese are white supremacists, as well as the impact of K-pop on the culture.
Origins of South Asian Islamism
Akshar and Mukunda talk to two members of the Middle East Forum on the origins and development of South Asian Islamism, in particular its connection to the Deobandi movement.
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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.
Interesting unpredictable (a compliment) pod cast. Very much liked interview with Fortner
A wonderful podcast, a must listen for everyone interested in Indian topics
Listened to a couple of episodes, found intelligent and perceptive conversations. Keep it up guys 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻