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Chaivory Tower is a podcast about public policy, urban planning, pop culture, and more. Hosted by Sidra and Zainab, drinking chai & reporting live from the ivory tower.

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Chaivory Tower is a podcast about public policy, urban planning, pop culture, and more. Hosted by Sidra and Zainab, drinking chai & reporting live from the ivory tower.

https://linktr.ee/chaivorytower Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chaivorytower/support

    Dev Dive: The Dev Patel Episode

    Dev Dive: The Dev Patel Episode

    This episode we're doing a deep dive into Dev Patel's career and why we love him. We talk Skins, Slumdog Millionaire, and more! Dev Patel please come on our podcast.


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    • 33 min
    Sisterhood/Behnchara with Saleha

    Sisterhood/Behnchara with Saleha

    This episode, we talk to Saleha (@soleha.777) the creator of @behnchara a virtual gathering space for women to come together in community. We discuss South Asian sisterhood and creating avenues for holding space for one another and healing. You can learn more and sign up to participate in behnchara gatherings at behnchara.com.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Minisode: Suez Canal for Dummies

    Minisode: Suez Canal for Dummies

    Bonus Episode Alert!!! Tune into our new segment "chaivory tower breaking down the news", a possibly recurring series where we read news stories and discuss them without doing any research. Join us as we talk about the ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal and ask the stupidest possible questions about it so that you don't have to. Sidra tries to figure out maps, and Z tries to remember what she learned about in her middle eastern history class ten years ago. It's not drunk history, it's just dumb bitch history. The boat might be free but we're still stuck in the aftermath of the American education system so it's not our fault. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts!


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    • 11 min
    Tinfoil Hats & WhatsApp Chats - Exploring Conspiracy Theories

    Tinfoil Hats & WhatsApp Chats - Exploring Conspiracy Theories

    We’re kicking off 2021 with Zainab telling Sidra about her favorite conspiracy theories. 2020 was a wild ride, and we’ve seen the rise of things that are stranger than fiction, so we looked into what makes people believe in conspiracy theories. From croissants, to #FreeBritney, to the royal family, join us as we try to find the truth about some of our favorite conspiracy theories from the internet, whatsapp groups, and the Islamic school rumor mill. 


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    • 48 min
    The Brain Fog Diaries: Dealing with Burnout in 2020

    The Brain Fog Diaries: Dealing with Burnout in 2020

    Sidra and Zainab wrap up 2020 by talking about what the collective is feeling: burnout. Sidra shares some research about her most recent affliction. We talk about what burnout feels like, causes and systemic issues that spur burnout, and share some ideas on how to do less in 2021. 

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    Symptoms of Burnout (1:29-6:10)
    Causes of Burnout (6:10-10:00)
    Of course it's the system (10:00-16:45)
    Burnout: pandemic edition (16:45-38:44)
    How to deal (38:44-end)

    References:


    The Ultimate Burnout Cure - Daily Om
    Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle 
    Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A
    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne
    How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
    Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris
    How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen

    You can get in touch with us by emailing chaivorytower@gmail.com or DMing us on Instagram/Twitter


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    • 50 min
    Dreaming of the Future We Deserve

    Dreaming of the Future We Deserve

    We’re not Raven-Symoné but we have a vision for the future that’s better than whatever this shit is. We're taking a break from cynicism and despair to talk about hope and imagination! Also, we're sharing some resources on the upcoming election and talking about some candidates that inspire us. What are your visions for the future? Let us know! 


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    • 37 min

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Funny, informative, and engaging! A great podcast for people who like to stay up to date on social issues & hear fresh perspectives on all the hottest topics!

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