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The Woke Desi

By ANS Entertainment LLC

*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.

  1. 1.
    With Love, Mani (feat. Mani Jassal) | Interview with South Asian Fashion Designer Mani Jassal01/19/2021
    44:41
  2. 2.
    Traffick Warning (feat. Arpita De and Pallavi Pundir of Vice World News) | South Asians and Sex Trafficking01/12/2021
    1:06:38
  3. 3.
    Loss for Words (feat. Pooja Mehta) | South Asians & Grief and Loss12/15/2020
    47:10
  4. 4.
    Tales with Tanuja (feat. Tanuja Desai Hidier) | South Asian Author Interview12/08/2020
    1:05:59
  5. 5.
    Locking Down Boundaries (feat. Anjali Chakra) | South Asians & Boundary-Setting During Quarantine12/01/2020
    40:17
  6. 6.
    Acting Up with Aasif Mandvi | South Asian Actor Interview on Creative Processes11/24/2020
    1:20:32
  7. 7.
    Just Kaushal with TWD (feat. Kaushal) | Interview with British-South Asian Influencer Kaushal11/17/2020
    59:09
  8. 8.
    Woke and Tired | A Recap with Annika Sharma and Nehal Tenany11/10/2020
    22:43
  1. 9.
    Brown Therapy (feat. Sahaj Kohli of Brown Girl Therapy) | South Asians, Mental Health, and Therapy09/01/2020
    46:33
  2. 10.
    Pro-Choice Voice (feat. Dr. Meera Shah) | South Asians and Abortion08/25/2020
    1:00:05
  3. 11.
    System Failure (feat. Ryan Budhu) | South Asians, Criminal Justice, Police Brutality, and Race08/18/2020
    1:05:52
  4. 12.
    The F*ck It Diet (feat. Sonalee Rashatwar) | South Asians, Fatphobia, Body Acceptance, and Sex08/11/2020
    54:29
  5. 13.
    Unmatched Reality Pt. 2 (feat. Nadia Jagessar) | South Asians and Indian Matchmaking08/06/2020
    36:04
  6. 14.
    Unmatched Reality Pt. 1 (feat. Vinay Chadha) | South Asians and Indian Matchmaking08/04/2020
    39:55
  7. 15.
    Brown Girl Wonder (feat. Trisha Sakhuja-Walia of Brown Girl Magazine) | An Interview with South Asian Magazine BGM Founder07/28/2020
    47:43
  8. 16.
    Sexuality Mentality (feat. SASMHA) | South Asians and the Sexuality-Mental Health Connection07/21/2020
    1:03:55
  9. 17.
    Pass Me a Pink Ladoo (feat. Raj Khaira of Pink Ladoo Project) | South Asians and Gender Inequality07/14/2020
    58:18
  10. 18.
    End-o Pelvic Pain (feat. Dr. Tay Ahmed) | South Asians, Pelvic Pain, and Endometriosis07/07/2020
    50:59
  11. 19.
    Woman of Influence (feat. Diipa Khosla) | Interview with South Asian Influencer Diipa Khosla06/30/2020
    49:19
  12. 20.
    Activism to Action (feat. Liya Thachil) | South Asian, Civic Duty, and Political Activism06/23/2020
    58:20
  13. 21.
    COMPLEXion Issues (feat. Nina Davuluri) | South Asians and Colorism06/16/2020
    56:20
  14. 22.
    Never Have I Ever Related So Much (feat. Richa Moorjani) | Interview with South Asian NEVER HAVE I EVER Actress Richa Moorjani05/12/2020
    50:25
  15. 23.
    South Asian, Twice Removed (feat. Nandani Bharrat and Shanita Liu) | South Asians and Indo-Caribbean History/Identity05/05/2020
    1:03:16
  16. 24.
    A Global CTZN (feat. Aleena, Aleezeh, Naseeha Khan) | Interview with South Asian Beauty Brand Entrepreneurs04/28/2020
    43:32
  17. 25.
    Don't Be Clothes Minded (feat. Aditi Mayer and Karen Desai) | South Asians and Sustainable Fashion04/21/2020
    50:22
  18. 26.
    The Breast Chance (feat. Roshni Kamta and Dr. Anjali Malik) | South Asians and Breast Cancer04/14/2020
    1:08:04
  19. 27.
    The Art of Sexcaping04/07/2020
    25:15
  20. 28.
    Dishonorable Violence (feat. Jasvinder Sanghera CBE) | South Asians and Worldwide Honor-Based Violence03/31/2020
    1:04:53
  21. 29.
    Unheard Voices (feat. Pooja Mehta) | South Asians, Mental Health, and Schizoaffective Disorders03/17/2020
    41:26
  22. 30.
    Acting South Asian (feat. Melanie Chandra) | Interview with South Asian Actress Melanie Chandra03/10/2020
    54:17
  23. 31.
    Between Us and God (feat. Farzeen Syed, Neehar and Nadia Swali) | South Asians and Hindu-Muslim Relationships02/25/2020
    55:53
  24. 32.
    Brown Girl Burnout (feat. Shanita Liu) | South Asians and Burnout02/18/2020
    52:50
  25. 33.
    Yoganna Wanna Hear This (feat. Tejal and Jesal from Yoga is Dead Podcast) | South Asians and the Appropriation of Yoga by the West02/11/2020
    48:53
  26. 34.
    The Beauty Balance (feat. Dr. Usha Rajagopal) | South Asians and Plastic Surgery02/04/2020
    42:18
  27. 35.
    An Eggsciting Journey (feat. Dr. Saya Nagori) | South Asians, Fertility, and Egg Freezing01/28/2020
    48:10
  28. 36.
    Life is What You Bake It (feat. Hetal Vasavada) | An Interview with South Asian Chef Hetal Vasavada01/21/2020
    57:10
  29. 37.
    When Dils Mil (feat. KJ Dhaliwal) | South Asians, Dating Apps and an Interview with Dil Mil's CEO and Founder01/14/2020
    54:52
  30. 38.
    12 Days of TWD: Sleighin' the Holidays12/24/2019
    23:34
  31. 39.
    12 Days of TWD: Making Us Blush12/23/2019
    22:39
  32. 40.
    12 Days of TWD: Booked for the Weekend12/22/2019
    22:08
  33. 41.
    12 Days of TWD: A Momumental Problem12/21/2019
    26:09
  34. 42.
    12 Days to TWD: Bollywood vs. Reality12/20/2019
    22:43
  35. 43.
    12 Days of TWD: Work It!12/19/2019
    27:12
  36. 44.
    12 Days of TWD: PC Out?12/18/2019
    25:11
  37. 45.
    12 Days of TWD: Masc-ing the Toxicity12/17/2019
    22:46
  38. 46.
    12 Days of TWD: Hey, U Up?12/16/2019
    26:17
  39. 47.
    12 Days of TWD: Bad Luck Club12/15/2019
    17:21
  40. 48.
    12 Days of TWD: Fa-Shunning the BS12/14/2019
    21:31
  41. 49.
    12 Days of TWD: Date/Able12/13/2019
    34:58
  42. 50.
    Time to Get Sexcited (feat. Dr. Sonia Bahlani) | South Asians, Sex, and Pelvic Pain12/03/2019
    33:35
  43. 51.
    Adapting to Adopting (feat. Sarah Corley and Malea Hetrick) | South Asians and Adoption11/19/2019
    1:06:26
  44. 52.
    Blacking Out The Truth | South Asians and Anti-Blackness11/12/2019
    30:00
  45. 53.
    LGBTQurious about Health? (feat. Dr. Navin Dargani) | South Asians and LGBTQIA+ Healthcare11/05/2019
    50:02
  46. 54.
    When Do You Draw The Line? (feat. Rupal Patel and Nimrat Bindra) | South Asians and Drug Addiction 10/29/2019
    1:02:58
  47. 55.
    Namast'ay In Your Lane | South Asians and Cultural Appropriation10/15/2019
    31:14
  48. 56.
    Let Divorce Be With You (feat. Syeda Neary and Divani Nadaraja) | South Asians and Divorce10/08/2019
    1:03:56
  49. 57.
    Trauma to Treasure (feat. Jitna Bhagani and Ragini Chatterjee) | South Asians and Sexual Violence10/01/2019
    54:50
  50. 58.
    Not A Disg-race (feat. Disha Smith and Padma Richardson) | South Asians and SA-White Interracial Relationships09/24/2019
    1:05:24
  51. 59.
    Nourish to Flourish (feat. Vaidehi Gajjar and Rachita Sharma) | South Asians and Disordered Eating09/17/2019
    1:06:06
  52. 60.
    Spillin' the Anxietea (feat. Ravina Wadhwani) | South Asians, Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health09/10/2019
    53:18
  53. 61.
    Let's Get Cliterate (feat. Srushti Mahamuni) | South Asians and Sexual Pleasure09/03/2019
    39:08
  54. 62.
    Men-tality Shift (feat. Abhijith Ravinutala and Adarsh Satish) | South Asian Men's Mental Health08/27/2019
    46:08
  55. 63.
    Are We "Move-In" Too Fast?07/30/2019
    28:57
  56. 64.
    Aziz An-Sorry or Not? & Other Controversies07/23/2019
    29:16
  57. 65.
    It's Not All Rainbows and Unicorns (feat. Priya Arora) | South Asians and LGBTQ Rights07/16/2019
    48:44
  58. 66.
    Love & Abuse (feat. Shikha Patel and Anonymous) | South Asians and Domestic Abuse07/09/2019
    48:34
  59. 67.
    The Inconceivable Truth (feat. Shreeda Tailor and Dr. Rashmi Kudesia) | South Asians, Miscarriage/Child Loss, and Infertility06/25/2019
    1:16:57
  60. 68.
    It's Not You, It's Me.06/18/2019
    35:32
  61. 69.
    Just Go With the Flow. Period.06/11/2019
    36:31
  62. 70.
    Until Society Do Us Part06/04/2019
    27:16
  63. 71.
    Unfair and Always Lovely (feat. Nehal Mehra) | South Asians and Beauty Standards05/28/2019
    44:05
  64. 72.
    Swipe Left or Find Mr. Right05/21/2019
    25:44
  65. 73.
    Bonus: Nehal05/14/2019
    0:39
  66. 74.
    Bonus: Annika05/14/2019
    1:14
  67. 75.
    Episode 0: Welcome to The Woke Desi!05/08/2019
    4:01

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