18 episodes

Two very unqualified Desi college friends and self described haters discuss Indians (and Indian Americans) in Pop Culture.

The Brown Burndown: An Indian American Pop Culture Pod Rabs and Tars

    • Society & Culture

Two very unqualified Desi college friends and self described haters discuss Indians (and Indian Americans) in Pop Culture.

    The Brown Burndown Episode 17 - Megxit and the Commonwealth

    The Brown Burndown Episode 17 - Megxit and the Commonwealth

    Meghan and Harry decided to peace out, and we're here to break it ALL down. This week, we dive into #Megxit and try to understand what exactly the Commonwealth is/does (spoiler: it's shady, and we don't understand it). We'll also cover a Golden Globes recap, #nickyankawatch2020, and a SHOCKING discovery that we made live while recording. It's a doozy!

    As always, email us with thoughts, comments, and critiques at thebrownburndown@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter (!!!) @brownburndown.

    • 42 min
    The Brown Burndown Episode 16 - The Citizenship Amendment Act

    The Brown Burndown Episode 16 - The Citizenship Amendment Act

    Happy New Year! The year is 2020, and things are, well, not so great. This week, we're filling you in on the dangerous laws and scary events that have been happening in India over the past couple months. Our thoughts are with all of the people affected by these laws and the brave protesters who are risking their lives for what is right. If you have thoughts to add, reading to improve our knowledge, or ways to help, please email us at thebrownburndown@gmail.com.

    On a lighter note, it's also our anniversary episode! So, in true TBBD fashion, we'll give ya the update on #nickyankawatch2020 (!!!), Kumail's thirst trap, and the dirt on which celeb is a huge diva from a first-hand source. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners for tuning in for over a year!

    • 46 min
    The Brown Burndown Episode 15 - The Royals Part 2

    The Brown Burndown Episode 15 - The Royals Part 2

    We're back and here to spread holiday cheer by taking down the monarchy, part deux. Of course, we'll first fill you in on #nickyanka2k19 shenanigans, NYT Cooking fails, and how we mastered the art of inception (lit not kidding). And while our hot take may be a little tardy, our point still stands! Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating, and many many thanks to all our loyal listeners. We are so grateful for you!

    • 44 min
    The Brown Burndown Episode 14 - White Saviors

    The Brown Burndown Episode 14 - White Saviors

    WE BAAAAAACK!!!!! Sincere apologies for the extended hiatus but...we did warn you. This week we bask in the joy of being BACK and skip over the "how was your summer?" niceties (if you wanna know, email us) to get to the MEAT. This week we tackle all that #nickyanka have been up to (spoiler: a lot and also nothing), gush about Fed for another few hours (we edited it, don't worry), and spend a serious portion of the episode discussing mission trips, the white savior complex, and why it's still so prevalent in western media.

    Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and EMAIL US @ thebrownburndown@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    The Brown Burndown Episode 13 - Our Friends Have Thoughts

    The Brown Burndown Episode 13 - Our Friends Have Thoughts

    It's our season finale, featuring only the coolest, greatest, most intelligent people on the planet...our loyal listeners! We're dedicating this episode to YOU by sharing allll of the thoughts you've shared with us. And obvs, it wouldn't be a true Burndown episode without updates on #nickyankawatch2k19 , so tune in for the goss, the laughs, and (of course) the shade. Much love and thanks to all our listeners this year -- we'll be back with season 2 very soon!

    And as always, to have your thoughts included in a future ep, email us at thebrownburndown@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    The Brown Burndown Episode 12 - Late Night

    The Brown Burndown Episode 12 - Late Night

    Anddddd, we're back! This week, we're talking about Mindy Kaling's new film "Late Night" (a.k.a. Another Tale of Mindy + Her Exclusively White BFs lol). We also share some VERY hot takes from our most dedicated listeners and fill you in on some shocking celebrity wedding news. As a special bonus, Rabs reveals her secret childhood crush, and it's #embarrassing. Tune in now!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Aussieplace92 ,

Thank you, yes.

I’m so freaking grateful for this podcast. These ladies are the bomb dot com. They have peered into my soul and spoken my truth. Continue to preach, friends.

jayccceeeeeee ,

Woke

Rabs and tars are clever, charismatic and creative. Love the unique perspective on brown people in the media.

NGAngie ,

Refreshing new perspective

Really respect what this podcast is doing! We tend to only hear one side of the story when it comes to brown people in pop culture, and a lot of the times coming from non-SA sources. The discussions are relevant, funny and really well thought out!

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