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This podcast is an open space for us to explore issues of colonialism and appropriation. Return the Jewels is a reference to the crown jewels which were stolen and appropriated to back a global empire's wealth. On this podcast, we talk with remarkable guests about how we can contextualize the oppressive past to explain the hopeless present. We are building a community and movement to de-sanitize the carefully curated history that constrains us.

Return The Jewels Luv Agrawal

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This podcast is an open space for us to explore issues of colonialism and appropriation. Return the Jewels is a reference to the crown jewels which were stolen and appropriated to back a global empire's wealth. On this podcast, we talk with remarkable guests about how we can contextualize the oppressive past to explain the hopeless present. We are building a community and movement to de-sanitize the carefully curated history that constrains us.

    Episode 9: She's such a killjoy at parties with Nataly Aukar

    Episode 9: She's such a killjoy at parties with Nataly Aukar

    This week we have a very special episode for you featuring a really good friend of the podcast, Nataly Aukar. She is a Lebanese born comedian, writer and all around great person. We had a very heady conversation about moving to NYC, being on the road, awkward encounters with racist hecklers, and much more.  This one is a must watch!   

    Find out more about Nataly on her website www.natalyaukar.com and follow her on social media @natyourcolor  

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 8: When do you know you're ready | Katherine Ella Wood

    Episode 8: When do you know you're ready | Katherine Ella Wood

    -This week we have a very special episode for you featuring a really good friend of the podcast, Katherine Ella Wood. She is a Juliard trained jazz singer, actress, activist, and all around great person. We had a very heady conversation about artistic discretion, tokenism as a vestige of colonialism, protecting your peace, the significance of Kamala Harris' election, and Katherine shared a lot of musical wisdom. This one is a must listen! 

    Find out more about Katherine on her website www.katherineellawood.com and follow her on social media @katherine.ella.wood

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 7: Let's Get Linguistical with Sonal Aggarwal

    Episode 7: Let's Get Linguistical with Sonal Aggarwal

    We have the incredible Sonal Aggarwal on this one. Sonal is a multi-talented comedian, actress, podcaster, and free spirit from Chicago.  You can find her in Code-Switched: A comedy-drama about a group of South Asian-Americans juggling love, work, and family in Chicago. We are proud to say that Sonal is a very close friend of the podcast because she gives back to the community and is always doing more. Whether its a series of concerts for kids of every age and every time zones, fundraising for charities, or organizing hula hoop birthday parties...she's there! Please follow her on IG @sonalmedia, listen to her podcast @ranirageradio, and definitely check out her new show @codeswitchedseries   

    Don't forget to enjoy our tokenized or fetishized segment on this one: Sonal brings up an interesting take on traveling for spirituality on a budget. Also, we have a new segment on this one: Appreciation or Appropriation, where we discuss the realities of Yoga and awareness.     

    We covered a lot of topics in this one from: Sonal's travels to India and South America and her encounters with spiritual guides.  Also, this was a really fun episode that you can watch over and over.    

    Please like and share this episode with all your family and friends. Let us know your thoughts on this conversation in the comments. We appreciate your support and look forward to your help in building this community. #returnthejewels #SonalAggarwal #code-switched

    • 59 min
    Episode 6: Get Off Your Ancestor's D**k with the Son of Haiti | Tanael Joachim

    Episode 6: Get Off Your Ancestor's D**k with the Son of Haiti | Tanael Joachim

    We have the incredible Tanael Joachim on this one. TJ is a man of many talents and is an incredible person with a lot to say. He is a comedian, writer, filmmaker and trader.   His album “Son of Haiti” is currently available on all audio platforms and he has a brand new special called “January 3rd” dropping on Election Day (next Tuesday. Preorder it now but watch it after you vote)! We are proud to say that TJ is a very close friend of the podcast because he stays true to his roots and spreads awareness    

    Don't forget to enjoy our tokenized or fetishized segment on this one: TJ brings up an interesting take on Haitians being requested to speak French in bed.     

    We covered a lot of topics in this one from:  TJ’s beginnings in Haiti to how moving to America and watching George Carlin influenced his comedy. Also, this was a really fun episode that you can watch over and over.  Please like and share this episode with all your family and friends. Let us know your thoughts on this conversation in the comments. We appreciate your support and look forward to your help in building this community. #returnthejewels

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 5: The Narrative of Flavor Profiles and the Entrepeneurial Spirit with Chef Francis Maling

    Episode 5: The Narrative of Flavor Profiles and the Entrepeneurial Spirit with Chef Francis Maling

    We have the incredible Chef Francis Maling on this one. Francis is a chef and brand ambassador for a global food service conglomerate.  He has a pop up kitchen called Bad for Business where he introduces Filipino hybrid food to the world. We are proud to say that Chef Francis is a very close friend of the podcast because he stays true to his roots and spreads awareness

    Don't forget to enjoy our tokenized or fetishized segment on this one: Francis brings up an interesting take on moving to Queens, NY. Also, we have a new segment on this one: Appreciation or Appropriation, where we discuss the top ramen chef in Japan.

    We covered a lot of topics in this one from:

    Chef Francis’ beginnings in Queens to how his Filipino identity influences his cooking. Also, this was a really fun episode that you can watch over and over.

    Please like and share this episode with all your family and friends. Let us know your thoughts on this conversation in the comments. We appreciate your support and look forward to your help in building this community. #returnthejewels

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 4: Corporate Code-Switching and Multi-Culturalism with Electra Telesford

    Episode 4: Corporate Code-Switching and Multi-Culturalism with Electra Telesford

    We have the incredible Electra Telesford on this one. Electra is a comedian and content consultant. She has operated in an editorial and creative capacity in her professional life for the last decade or so. We are proud to say that Electra is a very close friend of the podcast because she fights for representation in narrative crafting.  Don't forget to enjoy our tokenized or fetishized segment on this one: Electra illuminates the issue of tokenizing creative comedic voices.  We covered alot of topics in this one from Electra's beginnings in Flatbush to how her multicultural identity influences her decision calculi. Also, this was a really fun episode that you can watch over and over.   Please like and share this episode with all your family and friends. Let us know your thoughts on this conversation in the comments. We appreciate your support and look forward to your help in building this community. #returnthejewels

    • 1 hr 10 min

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