The Woke Desi

By ANS Entertainment LLC

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.
    Mira, Mira, on the Wall (feat. Mira Patel) | South Asians, Self-Love, and Sexuality
    41:55
  2. 2.
    Snapping Back, Baby (feat. Dr. Pinkey Patel) | South Asians and Postpartum Depression
    42:43
  3. 3.
    Divorcing Expectations (feat. Punita Mangat) | South Asians and Divorce
    37:48
  4. 4.
    Countering Islamophobia (feat. Aysha Qamar) | South Asians and Islamophobia
    58:35
  5. 5.
    Make Money Make Cents (feat. Parween Mander) | Financial Literacy and Empowerment for South Asian Women
    36:33
  6. 6.
    With Love, Mani (feat. Mani Jassal) | Interview with South Asian Fashion Designer Mani Jassal
    44:41
  7. 7.
    Traffick Warning (feat. Arpita De and Pallavi Pundir of Vice World News) | South Asians and Sex Trafficking
    1:06:38
  8. 8.
    Loss for Words (feat. Pooja Mehta) | South Asians & Grief and Loss
    47:10
  1. 9.
    Tales with Tanuja (feat. Tanuja Desai Hidier) | South Asian Author Interview
    1:05:59
  2. 10.
    Locking Down Boundaries (feat. Anjali Chakra) | South Asians & Boundary-Setting During Quarantine
    40:17
  3. 11.
    Acting Up with Aasif Mandvi | South Asian Actor Interview on Creative Processes
    1:20:32
  4. 12.
    Just Kaushal with TWD (feat. Kaushal) | Interview with British-South Asian Influencer Kaushal
    59:09
  5. 13.
    Woke and Tired | A Recap with Annika Sharma and Nehal Tenany
    22:43
  6. 14.
    Brown Therapy (feat. Sahaj Kohli of Brown Girl Therapy) | South Asians, Mental Health, and Therapy
    46:33
  7. 15.
    Pro-Choice Voice (feat. Dr. Meera Shah) | South Asians and Abortion
    1:00:05
  8. 16.
    System Failure (feat. Ryan Budhu) | South Asians, Criminal Justice, Police Brutality, and Race
    1:05:52
  9. 17.
    The F*ck It Diet (feat. Sonalee Rashatwar) | South Asians, Fatphobia, Body Acceptance, and Sex
    54:29
  10. 18.
    Unmatched Reality Pt. 2 (feat. Nadia Jagessar) | South Asians and Indian Matchmaking
    36:04
  11. 19.
    Unmatched Reality Pt. 1 (feat. Vinay Chadha) | South Asians and Indian Matchmaking
    39:55
  12. 20.
    Brown Girl Wonder (feat. Trisha Sakhuja-Walia of Brown Girl Magazine) | An Interview with South Asian Magazine BGM Founder
    47:43
  13. 21.
    Sexuality Mentality (feat. SASMHA) | South Asians and the Sexuality-Mental Health Connection
    1:03:55
  14. 22.
    Pass Me a Pink Ladoo (feat. Raj Khaira of Pink Ladoo Project) | South Asians and Gender Inequality
    58:18
  15. 23.
    End-o Pelvic Pain (feat. Dr. Tay Ahmed) | South Asians, Pelvic Pain, and Endometriosis
    50:59
  16. 24.
    Woman of Influence (feat. Diipa Khosla) | Interview with South Asian Influencer Diipa Khosla
    49:19
  17. 25.
    Activism to Action (feat. Liya Thachil) | South Asian, Civic Duty, and Political Activism
    58:20
  18. 26.
    COMPLEXion Issues (feat. Nina Davuluri) | South Asians and Colorism
    56:20
  19. 27.
    Never Have I Ever Related So Much (feat. Richa Moorjani) | Interview with South Asian NEVER HAVE I EVER Actress Richa Moorjani
    50:25
  20. 28.
    South Asian, Twice Removed (feat. Nandani Bharrat and Shanita Liu) | South Asians and Indo-Caribbean History/Identity
    1:03:16
  21. 29.
    A Global CTZN (feat. Aleena, Aleezeh, Naseeha Khan) | Interview with South Asian Beauty Brand Entrepreneurs
    43:32
  22. 30.
    Don't Be Clothes Minded (feat. Aditi Mayer and Karen Desai) | South Asians and Sustainable Fashion
    50:22
  23. 31.
    The Breast Chance (feat. Roshni Kamta and Dr. Anjali Malik) | South Asians and Breast Cancer
    1:08:04
  24. 32.
    The Art of Sexcaping
    25:15
  25. 33.
    Dishonorable Violence (feat. Jasvinder Sanghera CBE) | South Asians and Worldwide Honor-Based Violence
    1:04:53
  26. 34.
    Unheard Voices (feat. Pooja Mehta) | South Asians, Mental Health, and Schizoaffective Disorders
    41:26
  27. 35.
    Acting South Asian (feat. Melanie Chandra) | Interview with South Asian Actress Melanie Chandra
    54:17
  28. 36.
    Between Us and God (feat. Farzeen Syed, Neehar and Nadia Swali) | South Asians and Hindu-Muslim Relationships
    55:53
  29. 37.
    Brown Girl Burnout (feat. Shanita Liu) | South Asians and Burnout
    52:50
  30. 38.
    Yoganna Wanna Hear This (feat. Tejal and Jesal from Yoga is Dead Podcast) | South Asians and the Appropriation of Yoga by the West
    48:53
  31. 39.
    The Beauty Balance (feat. Dr. Usha Rajagopal) | South Asians and Plastic Surgery
    42:18
  32. 40.
    An Eggsciting Journey (feat. Dr. Saya Nagori) | South Asians, Fertility, and Egg Freezing
    48:10
  33. 41.
    Life is What You Bake It (feat. Hetal Vasavada) | An Interview with South Asian Chef Hetal Vasavada
    57:10
  34. 42.
    When Dils Mil (feat. KJ Dhaliwal) | South Asians, Dating Apps and an Interview with Dil Mil's CEO and Founder
    54:52
  35. 43.
    12 Days of TWD: Sleighin' the Holidays
    23:34
  36. 44.
    12 Days of TWD: Making Us Blush
    22:39
  37. 45.
    12 Days of TWD: Booked for the Weekend
    22:08
  38. 46.
    12 Days of TWD: A Momumental Problem
    26:09
  39. 47.
    12 Days to TWD: Bollywood vs. Reality
    22:43
  40. 48.
    12 Days of TWD: Work It!
    27:12
  41. 49.
    12 Days of TWD: PC Out?
    25:11
  42. 50.
    12 Days of TWD: Masc-ing the Toxicity
    22:46

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