73 episodes

We discuss anything affecting young Pakistanis across the globe, and discuss both serious and mellow topics. In each episode, we bring new guests from around the world to tell stories, discuss issues, and crack jokes! Our episodes are primarily in English, but we have numerous Urdu-heavy episodes as well.

Best way to reach us is via Instagram (@pakcord) or email (hello@pakcord.com). Follow us to stay up to date!

Listen to the podcast on these apps:
- iTunes
- Google Play
- Spotify

Come follow us at @pakcord on Twitter, on Facebook, and pakcord.com!

Pak-Cord: a Pakistani Podcas‪t‬ Pakcord

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

We discuss anything affecting young Pakistanis across the globe, and discuss both serious and mellow topics. In each episode, we bring new guests from around the world to tell stories, discuss issues, and crack jokes! Our episodes are primarily in English, but we have numerous Urdu-heavy episodes as well.

Best way to reach us is via Instagram (@pakcord) or email (hello@pakcord.com). Follow us to stay up to date!

Listen to the podcast on these apps:
- iTunes
- Google Play
- Spotify

Come follow us at @pakcord on Twitter, on Facebook, and pakcord.com!

    #73 - Kennedy's Time in Pakistan

    #73 - Kennedy's Time in Pakistan

    Watch this Episode on YouTube!
    https://youtu.be/AckWixGbzdQ

    Kennedy Horton was born in America, but from the ages of 7 to 15, he moved with his family to Sindh, Pakistan. Afterwards he moved across Thailand, China, and he now resides in Ireland. In this episode Kennedy shares a bit about his life in Pakistan, going to school and growing up there, and more.

    Any questions / feedback for us? Email us at hello@pakcord.com
    Remember to follow us on Instagram! - @pakcord

    Each episode of Pak-Cord takes several hours of recording, editing (during which we carefully cut and tune-up the conversations for the best possible listening experience), promotional content, images and videos. There are also various operating expenses: hosting fees, advertising fees, subscriptions, paid artwork, etc. We want you to be part of our journey to unite more young Pakistanis across the world - we really appreciate your help! Become a monthly patron of Pak-Cord, at patreon.com/pakcord

    • 46 min
    #72 - Religiosity

    #72 - Religiosity

    A fantastic conversation with Dr. Shabana Mir, from Chicago, U.S., who is here to unpack some of her knowledge and thoughts about various issues affecting Muslims and Muslim women today.

    Shabana Mir is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the American Islamic College, based in Chicago, IL. She teaches Islamic Studies, Gender Studies, Research Methods, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Muslim American and Muslim World Literature. She is the author of the award-winning book Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity, published by the University of North Carolina Press (2014). The book has received the Outstanding Book Award from the National Association for Ethnic Studies and the Critics’ Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association (2014).

    Follow Shabana on Twitter: @ShabanaMir1

    Any questions / feedback for us? Email us at hello@pakcord.com
    Remember to follow us on Instagram! - @pakcord

    If you enjoy listening to Pak-Cord, please consider supporting us on Patreon!
    patreon.com/pakcord

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #71 - Resilience

    #71 - Resilience

    A really thought provoking discussion about the most common challenges that affect our Pakistani youth today - lack of opportunities, fear of failure, family and parental pressure, anxiety, and more. Our guest, Mehmooda Shah from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, breaks this down with her own story, and shares her experience on dealing with obstacles, failure, and disadvantages in life.

    Email Mehmooda: mehmoodashah11@gmail.com

    Any questions / feedback for us? Email us at hello@pakcord.com
    Remember to follow us on Instagram! - @pakcord

    If you enjoy listening to Pak-Cord, please consider supporting us on Patreon!
    patreon.com/pakcord

    Each episode of Pak-Cord takes between 4 to 7 hours of editing, during which we carefully cut and tune-up the conversations for the best possible listening experience, and promotional content, images and videos. There are also various operating expenses: hosting fees, advertising fees, subscriptions, paid artwork, etc. We want you to be part of our journey to unite more young Pakistanis across the world - we really appreciate your help! Become a monthly patron of Pak-Cord, at patreon.com/pakcord

    • 58 min
    #70 - Ko-Ko-Korea

    #70 - Ko-Ko-Korea

    Ayesha Wahidi was born and raised in the midwest, U.S. Earlier in 2020, she moved to Korea for a teaching-abroad program. She shares her experiences in and out of Korea and her perspectives on common life struggles.

    Feel free to reach out to Ayesha !
    Wahidi.ayesha@gmail.com

    Any questions / feedback for us? Email us at hello@pakcord.com
    Remember to follow us on Instagram! - @pakcord

    If you enjoy listening to Pak-Cord, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Each episode of Pak-Cord takes between 4 to 7 hours of editing, during which we carefully cut and tune-up the conversations for the best possible listening experience, and promotional content, images and videos. There are also various operating expenses: hosting fees, advertising fees, subscriptions, paid artwork, etc. We want you to be part of our journey to unite more young Pakistanis across the world - we really appreciate your help! Become a monthly patron of Pak-Cord, at patreon.com/pakcord

    • 43 min
    #69 - Engaged at 12

    #69 - Engaged at 12

    Watch the video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/5NSALKYBjz0

    21 year old Noor-ul-Ain from Dubai went viral on TikTok after sharing her personal traumatic story of an ordinary wedding / shaadi visit to Pakistan gone wrong. Essentially , Noor and her family flew to Pakistan from dubai to attend her cousin's wedding, and unexpectedly, she found that she was getting engaged against her consent, at the age of 12, by her parents. Her TikTok video has over 1.5 million views as of this recording, and now, Noor is here to share her full story in detail with us, as well as her thoughts and learnings from this story of her life.

    Forced marriage of children (particularly girls) under the age of 18 is still a major issue in many countries, including Pakistan. Lawmakers and activists have made efforts over the last several years to alleviate this issue, with some (but not nearly complete) success.

    Noor's TikTok Username : @noor.ul.aiin
    Noor's Instagram: @noor.ul.aiin
    Noor's TikTok Part 1 : https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJAx7SuR/
    Part 2: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJAxxTSA/

    Questions? Feedback? Email us at hello@pakcord.com!

    New - support Pak-Cord at Patreon. We are not generating revenue with this podcast currently, and would love to get your support to keep this show running and bring you more and more awesome episodes with interesting guests! Visit patreon.com/pakcord

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #68 - Life in Southern Africa

    #68 - Life in Southern Africa

    Bilal Junejo was born in Pakistan, but grew up living in the southern region of Africa, namely the countries of Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Bilal gives us a glimpse of his life over there, including the people, the food, and the places.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Farhan_Iftikhar ,

Great job keep it up

Heyy brother .. thanks for making these podcasts. You're absolutely doing a fantastic job here. I really miss these kinds of podcasts where someone engage overseas pakistanis together and we get to know their experience. Keep it up brother and our support is with you.

Shani Noor ,

Great Podcast

Great conversation, different perspectives, and healthy information. Of course, sometimes bias comes in depending on the host/guest experiences regarding different aspects (i.e., religion, politics, and work/life). Anyhow, great work! Keep it up!!

mayasupafly96 ,

Really well done and enjoyable!

Like listening to a small piece of home. Compelling interviews and thoughts from from others across the world. Well edited, nice music, good ideas, and fun episodes. Subscribed after the first listen! Keep up the amazing work!

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