148 episodes

Facial Recognition Comedy is a group of stand-up comedians who identify as women of Indian, South Asian, or Arab descent. It was founded to dispel the myth that “there can only be one,” as well as to emphasize that “we are not the same person.” In our podcast, FRC founders Fizaa Dosani, Pallavi Gunalan, and Zahra Ali sit down with a new guest each week to probe their unique perspectives, as well as discuss our own history, culture, and challenges as women of color.

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    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

Facial Recognition Comedy is a group of stand-up comedians who identify as women of Indian, South Asian, or Arab descent. It was founded to dispel the myth that “there can only be one,” as well as to emphasize that “we are not the same person.” In our podcast, FRC founders Fizaa Dosani, Pallavi Gunalan, and Zahra Ali sit down with a new guest each week to probe their unique perspectives, as well as discuss our own history, culture, and challenges as women of color.

    Episode 148: Class Consciousness with Yedoye Travis

    Episode 148: Class Consciousness with Yedoye Travis

    Comedian, writer, and actor Yedoye Travis joins Pallavi to talk capitalism, communism, and comedy. How has the work mentality invaded every aspect of our existence? What does control and power really mean? And how has the BLM movement utilized these ideas? Think about what it means to be human and what rights you have on this episode of the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast found on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker!

    The books Yedoye referenced during the episode:

    Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire
    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney
    Post-Scarcity Anarchism - Murray Bookchin
    The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 147: Baking to Cope

    Episode 147: Baking to Cope

    Zahra and Fizaa discuss cancel culture, multi-level marketing scams, octogenarians creating policy, Valentine’s Day updates, and more! Who’s getting a foot massage while recording? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker to find out!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 146: AOL Chatroom For Your Ears

    Episode 146: AOL Chatroom For Your Ears

    Fizaa and Zahra talk about support groups for Clubhouse app users, gender equity, male fragility, Britney Spears, and more! Who’s turning into a “manizer”? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker to find out!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 145: Eat the Rich

    Episode 145: Eat the Rich

    Zahra Ali and Fizaa Dosani discuss third culture kids, ethical non-monogamy, physical manifestations of stress, being the oldest child in your nuclear family, the allegations against TI and Tiny, and lots more! Who keeps knocking on Zahra’s door? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker to find out!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 144: Unlearning the Divide with Dan Donohue

    Episode 144: Unlearning the Divide with Dan Donohue

    Comedian and active volunteer in his community, Dan Donohue joins Pallavi to talk about how Indiana Jones is actually GOOD for the perception of Indians. Dan also talks about how he’s been handling the pandemic and the work he’s been doing with the unhoused community. How do you convince people in a city run by Democrats that the policies enacted do not embody progressive ideas? What tricks do politicians use to cover up more insidious policies and what pushes grassroots organizations to go above and beyond? Tune in to this episode of the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast to find out how you can get started by just buying an extra water bottle. Found on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker!

    Links to the organizations and resources Dan shared with us are here:
    https://streetwatchla.com/
    https://ktownforall.org/links
    https://theshowerofhope.org/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 143: We Are Human Beings

    Episode 143: We Are Human Beings

    Animator Dustin Romero and comedian Jil Chrissie join their roommate Fizaa Dosani to talk about what it’s like living together, irrational fears, acknowledging privilege, and more! Who is afraid of getting lost in space? Tune in to the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast on your podcast app, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, or Spreaker to find out!

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Bklynight27 ,

Dynamic Points of Views

I assumed the podcast was going to be only comedy related but found how refreshingly relevant the commentary among the Fizaa, Zahra, and Pallavi was.
You get a broad spectrum of views that hits home on different levels. Nothing is off the table and they dig deep.

Chessloco ,

Intelligent woman of color

The pod cast is awesome, the ladies talk about current events and concerns that we all can relate too. You will definitely enjoy tuning in and listening to current topics with their intelligent sense of humor. Definitely a 5 star rating.

Bobby_Lloyd ,

Fresh!

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll ignore phone calls! Maybe develop a crush or two! Learn something! Give it a shot!
Equal parts interesting and funny, this show is definitely a must.

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