75 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 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!

    #75 - Crisis in Bosnia

    #75 - Crisis in Bosnia

    Katie Finn is a philanthropist from the United States who has traveled with volunteer organizations through different countries. During her travels, she visited Bosnia and met refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other countries, who are living in life-threatening conditions. These individuals are engaged in a perilous endeavor known as "the game," where they risk their lives attempting to cross into Europe in search of better opportunities.

    This episode was recorded in early 2021, but was only published in 2024. THe situation in Bosnia has not changed much, Katie says, and the crisis remains unresolved.

    Want to help? Here are some resources from Katie:

    Katie worked for No Name Kitchen in Bosnia. "They help People on the Move all over Europe with medication, first aid, critical supplies, food and advocacy, all for free. They are awesome, grassroots and do everything through donations. "
    https://www.nonamekitchen.org

    "The next link is to my nonprofit in Tennessee that helps refugees and immigrants who are brought here or who settle here and need any kind of help. We deliver food, home goods, translation, diapers, transport, English classes and spiritual support to Muslim immigrants by connecting them to mosques and providing transport. "
    https://tennesseeresettlementaid.org

    Katie is also happy to help you directly! Feel free to email her Katie.finn@tennesseeresettlementaid.org

    • 38 min
    #74 - Balochistan

    #74 - Balochistan

    Sheraz Baloch discusses his background and perspective as a Pakistani American with roots in Balochistan. We talk about issues impacting Balochistan today, the history of the region, and what must be learned and done for a brighter future.

    • 53 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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