100 episodes

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

Brown Pundits Razib Khan

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    • 4.5 • 63 Ratings

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

    Ruchir Sharma, Marxism and Hindutva

    Ruchir Sharma, Marxism and Hindutva

    Akshar, Mukunda and Omar talk to Ruchir Sharma on Modian Socialism. https://ruchirsharma.eu/

    • 58 min
    Devang Mehta on fixing science

    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

    • 51 min
    Michael Fortner and the Black Silent Majority

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Abhinav Praksh on the Hathras rape and Dalits in UP

    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.

    https://twitter.com/Abhina_Prakash

    • 31 min
    Vietnam: Coronavirus, white supremacy, K-Pop, and minorities

    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.

    • 42 min
    Origins of South Asian Islamism

    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. 

    https://www.meforum.org/

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

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.

Powellmh ,

Michael Powell

Interesting unpredictable (a compliment) pod cast. Very much liked interview with Fortner

PushkarRanade ,

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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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