21 episodes

In the Faith & Chai podcast, Caroline Lancaster and Kevin Wilson have real conversations at the intersection of faith and South Asian culture. They give voice to the experiences of many South Asian young adults and simultaneously highlight the diversity of the South Asian experience. You will laugh and possibly cry as they talk about everything from childhood experiences, their relationship with their parents, what it means to be South Asian and Christian, cultural expectations, and much more! Be inspired to take next steps in your personal faith and cultural identity journey. Make yourself a cup of chai, get some biscuits, and lets hang out!

Faith & Chai South Asian InterVarsity

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

In the Faith & Chai podcast, Caroline Lancaster and Kevin Wilson have real conversations at the intersection of faith and South Asian culture. They give voice to the experiences of many South Asian young adults and simultaneously highlight the diversity of the South Asian experience. You will laugh and possibly cry as they talk about everything from childhood experiences, their relationship with their parents, what it means to be South Asian and Christian, cultural expectations, and much more! Be inspired to take next steps in your personal faith and cultural identity journey. Make yourself a cup of chai, get some biscuits, and lets hang out!

    What should I do with my life? (season debrief)

    What should I do with my life? (season debrief)

    Join Kevin and Caroline as they unpack some of their favorite moments, learnings, and hot takes from season 3 of the Faith and Chai Podcast! Chai time!Credits:Brought to you by South Asian InterVarsity (@intervarsity.sa)Follow us on instagram @faithandchaiHosts: Caroline Lancaster (@carolinesusie) & Kevin Wilson (@crossculturekev)Production: Arul Karunanidhi, Divya Putty & Alex WatersDesign: Lisa Matsui & Caroline Lancaster

    • 45 min
    feat. Maryanne J. George (musician & songwriter)

    feat. Maryanne J. George (musician & songwriter)

    Grab your chai and listen to our convo with Grammy Award-winning artist Maryanne George!Maryanne is multi-faceted artist, Christian musician and songwriter. Maryanne grew up in New York, the child of Malayalee immigrants. She graduated from University of Missouri - St. Louis with her Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Afterwards Maryanne decided to pursue music full-time. She was a member of the Maverick City Music collective. In 2021, Maryanne recorded and released her...

    • 45 min
    feat. Bilal Bhatti (food influencer)

    feat. Bilal Bhatti (food influencer)

    In this episode we are talking with social media influencer Bilal Bhatti! Bilal is a Toronto-based culinary content producer and social media celebrity. Bilal has accumulated nearly 7.5 million followers and billions of views and impressions across his library of content. He draws his inspiration for recipes from his Pakistani heritage, often including members of his family in his content.Credits:Brought to you by South Asian InterVarsity (@intervarsity.sa)Follow us on instagram @faithan...

    • 51 min
    feat. Taiba Zahir (Epidemiologist & Global Health Professional)

    feat. Taiba Zahir (Epidemiologist & Global Health Professional)

    In this episode we welcome Taiba Zahir to the living room!Taiba is a Muslim Pakistani-American, born in New York and raised in Massachusetts where she currently lives. She did her undergrad studies as Boston University and completed a Masters of Public Health from George Washington University. She is currently an epidemiologist and the Global Health Coordinator at Butterfly Network and a Health Equity Advisor for the Maine CDC.Credits:Brought to you by South Asian InterVarsity (@intervarsity....

    • 40 min
    feat. Shreya Ramachandran (writer, poet, speaker)

    feat. Shreya Ramachandran (writer, poet, speaker)

    On this episode we talk with Shreya Ramachandran!Shreya is a second generation, Indian American. She was born in Chennai and moved to the United States at the age of 2. She grew up in a Hindu family and became a Christian in middle school. She has a BA in Linguistics and is currently pursuing her MA in Theological Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary at the intersection of race, post colonialism, and Asian diaspora studies. Recently, Shreya published her first poetry book, Revival, refle...

    • 44 min
    feat. Nabeela Iqbal (activist)

    feat. Nabeela Iqbal (activist)

    On this episode we invite Nabeela Iqbal to join us in living room! Nabeela is an activist in peacebuilding and works in the intersection of women’s rights and minority rights in Sri Lanka. She co-directs a civil society organisation for young Muslim women which she founded called Sisterhood Initiative. Her work for human rights is recognized by Amnesty International and the UN Youth Envoy as a young human rights defender in the face of the pandemic. Currently, she is pursuing her postgraduate...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Joshua_Kumar ,

Didn’t know how much I needed this

I don’t come across a lot of Christian desis in my life so getting the chance to listen and hear the conversations I’ve long been thinking about is incredibly affirming and powerful. Much love to both the hosts and can’t wait for them to start dropping again!

leah.rebecca ,

My favorite podcast :’)

This podcast has been an answer to an unsaid prayer. I’ve laughed and cried while listening to this and have genuinely felt so seen. It’s amazing being able to relate to Kevin and Caroline’s experiences which has helped me better understand the relationship and intersectionality of my faith and culture!

Dhdhdhdhfjx ,

Long time coming!

The conversations on this podcast have been a long time coming, and I’m so grateful for these episodes! Can’t wait for season two.

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