56 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

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 16 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!

    #55 - Can you count in Urdu?

    #55 - Can you count in Urdu?

    We speak to a number of Pakistani youngsters from Islamabad, Karachi, U.K., and U.A.E. to ask them : can you count to 100, in Urdu? Turns out, it's not so easy, and as we collectively become more efficient with English, it seems we are losing the edge on our native tongues (Urdu, Punjabi, etc.) overall.

    • 32 min
    #54 - Lockdown Madness

    #54 - Lockdown Madness

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns across the world, we wanted to catch up with our Pakistani community on Discord and ask them how they're doing. As you might have heard from previous episodes, we run a discord server which is basically a modern online chatroom service, that allows both text and voice chats. We speak to several people from various places, including UK, Canada, Dubai, Pakistan, and combined their thoughts to create this episode. We ask them questions about their work/school/sleep schedules, how their communities are responding, and what they're doing to pass the time.

    Want to join our discord server? Get your invite links at pakcord.com/discord !

    • 37 min
    #53 - Zamana

    #53 - Zamana

    Guest: Aisha Khan, 19 year old from Toronto, Canada

    Aisha is here to talk to us about poetry, among other things. Aisha is a published writer and last year she released a book called Zamana, under her pen name Anaa Gulzar. We talk to her about her inspiration, why poetry is important, what are the habits for creativity, is rap real music, and a dissection of one of her poems.

    Follow Aisha on Instagram: @akhancept (personal) and @anaagulzar

    You can find her book Zamana via Amazon :
    pakcord.com/zamana
    (contains the link)
    or
    https://www.amazon.com/-/en/Anaa-Gulzar/dp/1796772070

    Here's the synopsis of the book , on the back cover:

    "Zamana is a collection of poetry about time and the world. It is a realization of self told through the prism of time, revealing the multiple facets of existence, love, and culture. It embraces south aisan language and identity through its creative and clever use of Urdu and English.

    The words await and nothing is more patient than the world's clock always ticking forward in the same way."

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #52 - PSL 2020 Breakdown

    #52 - PSL 2020 Breakdown

    This group discussion features 4 guests, with the topic being Cricket, especially with a focus on PSL 2020 which was suspended on March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We discuss the progression of PSL, the T20 cricket format, the status of the Pakistani international cricket team and memorable moments of victory and disappointment from the eyes of hardcore Pakistani cricket fans.

    At the time PSL was suspended, the order of teams by points looked like this: Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, and Islamabad United. The first semi final would be Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, and the second semi final would be between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. Let's hope that the matches can be resumed sometime in 2020!

    Guests: Sarah Malik from U.S., Hamza Qureshi from U.K., Hassan Raza from U.K., and Hamza Farooq from U.S. All big Cricket fans!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    #51 - Desibility

    #51 - Desibility

    Our guest is 24 year old Adil Ghani from London, UK. Adil is the older brother of our previous guest, Aqil Ghani. He is also disabled, and in this episode he walks us through his life story – being diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy at age 3, not being able to walk since age 9, and going through other very difficult transitions in his life. He also shares what it's like to be disabled in the desi community, and his beliefs on how disability should be interpreted by others. A must-listen episode!

    How did you like this episode? Email us at hello@pakcord.com or drop a comment at pakcord.com/desibility

    Adil's Contact: adilghani95@gmail.com

    Music Credit : C418 - Beton

    • 1 hr
    PSA: Coronavirus

    PSA: Coronavirus

    There is no shortage of information on the internet about the coronavirus; in fact, it's tough to avoid. Let's talk about the Coronavirus from our angle, as a Pakistani community, and let's talk mostly in Urdu. No guests in this episode, just Habib and you.

    - Status update from Habib and his life dealing with the Coronavirus situation in the U.S.
    - Should you be worried about this virus, and how much?
    - Are the measures being taken by the government effective?
    - Is this virus a 'punishment' from God to Chinese people - and other racist sentiments
    - Is it safe to eat wild animals? Where did the virus come from?
    - What about the Pakistani students stuck in China at this time

    pakcord.com/coronavirus

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

yasyas54611 ,

So enjoyable!

I got hooked from igeneration episode. These episodes are addicting !

Meggiesss ,

Awesome!

Really had fun listening to this pod cast! Keep it up.

Hareem88 ,

Interesting!

I love how different this is from the other Pakistani stuff on here

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