63 episodes

*As seen in The Times of India*

With lives in New York and San Francisco, the ladies of The Woke Desi came together for one reason: to give South Asians a voice, a place to call home and a friend to empower them as they make their badass way through life. Talking about fun issues like dating and marriage, to the heavier ones like infertility and desi stigmas, The Woke Desi explores the topics South Asians have only whispered about until now, lending itself to a generation unafraid of being bold and fearless. Join hosts Annika (an author) and Nehal (an influencer) as they take a fun, unfiltered, thoughtful approach to all things Desi.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 88 Ratings

*As seen in The Times of India*

With lives in New York and San Francisco, the ladies of The Woke Desi came together for one reason: to give South Asians a voice, a place to call home and a friend to empower them as they make their badass way through life. Talking about fun issues like dating and marriage, to the heavier ones like infertility and desi stigmas, The Woke Desi explores the topics South Asians have only whispered about until now, lending itself to a generation unafraid of being bold and fearless. Join hosts Annika (an author) and Nehal (an influencer) as they take a fun, unfiltered, thoughtful approach to all things Desi.

    Unmatched Reality Pt. 2 (feat. Nadia Jagessar)

    Unmatched Reality Pt. 2 (feat. Nadia Jagessar)

    Closing out the second half of this two-part series is Nadia Jagessar, the breakout star and lovable heroine of her own love story on Netflix' Indian Matchmaking. Did she have some realities strike after filming? How did she adjust to her heartbreaks being played out on screen? What were her stories? Find out now on this episode of TWD!

    • 36 min
    Unmatched Reality Pt. 1 (feat. Vinay Chadha)

    Unmatched Reality Pt. 1 (feat. Vinay Chadha)

    Indian Matchmaking, the #1 show on Netflix in recent weeks, has taken the world by storm. From problematic themes regarding colorism, casteism, sexism, to being the train wreck you can't turn away from, one cast member has become a person people love to hate. Vinay Chadha, the man who stood up fan favorite Nadia, speaks to TWD about his story in part one of two surrounding the show in this double-feature week.

    • 39 min
    Brown Girl Wonder

    Brown Girl Wonder

    Brown Girl Magazine CEO Trisha Sakhuja-Walia joins TWD to discuss her journey as an entrepreneur, buying out her partners, how there is space for all South Asians on the world stage, the identity of BGM and her plans to expand. This episode is a must listen-to for emerging entrepreneurs and those who aspire to think outside the box.

    • 47 min
    Sexuality Mentality

    Sexuality Mentality

    Two of the four founders of the South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance join TWD to discuss colonized health, minority stress theory, stigmatization and expectations around sexuality, and how full body health has to include both mental health and sexual health in the conversation.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Pass Me A Pink Ladoo

    Pass Me A Pink Ladoo

    Pink Ladoo Project's Raj Khaira joins the ladies of TWD to explore gender inequality in South Asian communities. From women propagating sexism, to how on earth we expect women to stand up for themselves after a lifetime of inferiority, to how feminism needs to be intersectional, this conversation is a must-listen when it comes to dismantling thousands of years of toxic behavior toward women in the South Asian community.

    • 58 min
    End-o Pelvic Pain

    End-o Pelvic Pain

    The rate of chronic pelvic pain across the world varies from 14-32%. This stat is likely underreported because women, particularly those in South Asian cultures, assume pain is normal--and it isn't! Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed joins TWD to go over sociocultural factors, endometriosis, pain during sex, why South Asian women's sexual activity is associated with pain, and the differences between Europe and the US when it comes to pelvic floor health. 

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Jerseyshoredesigal ,

Outstanding

Kudos to these two young ladies who started a podcast to bring light upon issues South Asian Americans tend to ignore or are afraid to discuss. The quality of episodes, the topics and speakers are nothing short of excellent. High quality content. Keep up the great work!

zpr601 ,

LOVEEE

Not going to lie but didn’t really care for season 1. I loveeee season 2 and how funny and engaging these ladies are. I can’t wait more content and excited for new episodes

Suchitra G ,

Great content

I have listened to every episode and I have loved all of them. I have just recently moved out of my childhood home and unlearning a lot to toxic ideas and behavior. This podcast questions my values and makes me wonder if I was taught this or if I genuinely believe them. The hosts are very knowledgeable and ask great questions. I’m hooked. Great job tackling South Asian issues.

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