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Almirah Radio Hour

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A podcast that brushes the dust off of local politics, art, and culture. A podcast by Nina Bhattacharya and Sheela Lal.

Latest Episodes

Aerogram #2: Rising Voices

In this little missive from Sheela -- an aerogram, if you will! -- we hear about some Asian American movers and shakers. Find Nina on Instagram at @radio.rani and Sheela on all social at @queenofblah. Follow Rising Voices of Asian American Families at @risingvoices_aaf. Want to tell us what's on your mind? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! Music by Saraswathi Jones. Art by Mili Sethia. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

2 MINMAY 5
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Aerogram #2: Rising Voices

Tracklist for Tenderness (ft. Ava Sophia)

We're delighted to have the effervescent singer-songwriter Ava Sophia join us for a conversation about voice, biracial identity, Boston’s creative landscapes, and her favorite quarantine recipes. We are verklempt! You can find Ava on all social platforms at Ava Sophia Music. Want to suggest a topic for an uninformed hot take? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! As always, find Nina online at @radio.rani and Sheela at @queenofblah. Related Links: Read: Have We A Dusky Peril? (SAADA) Learn: Radical South Asian Timeline (Payal Kumar) Listen: Don't Take It From Me (ft. Guyclaude) (Tashawn Taylor) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

46 MINAPR 13
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Tracklist for Tenderness (ft. Ava Sophia)

Aerogram #1: COVID Contemplation

In this little missive from our listeners -- an aerogram, if you will! -- we hear how COVID-19 is feeling more real, the perks of boredom, some imagined futures, and a song. Find Nina on Instagram at @radio.rani and Sheela on all social at @queenofblah. Want to tell us what's on your mind? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

4 MINAPR 5
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Aerogram #1: COVID Contemplation

Uninformed Hot Takes

Nina and Sheela are back in with a new season of Almirah Radio Hour, fresh with commentary about dragonfruit, labor organizing, succulent scams, telework disparities and more. Find Nina online at @radio.rani and Sheela at @queenofblah. Want to suggest a topic for an uninformed hot take? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! Related Reading: True/False Films Currently Streaming The Inequality of Telework (Journalist's Resource) Unerased Book Club Mango and Marigold Press --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

36 MINMAR 30
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Uninformed Hot Takes

Leave Us A Message!

Hello, friends! Long time, no see. We just recorded our first episode of 2020 the other day, and it felt so good to laugh together. As we bring back new episodes, we would love to hear from you! What are you feeling? How are you navigating your day to day? What are you wrestling with? What brings you joy? Leave us a voice message from your phone or computer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

1 MINMAR 22
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Leave Us A Message!

The False Hope of Sunshine

This week, Nina and Sheela talk about the role of community during hardship, do a quick friendship inventory, and discuss why April was the worst month. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 MAY 30
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The False Hope of Sunshine

Genrebending Justice ft. Saraswathi Jones

This week, Nina sits down with musician and organizer Saraswathi Jones for a conversation that spans artistic colonialism, genre labels, the history of Bangladesh, and her own first memories of music. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 APR 25
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Genrebending Justice ft. Saraswathi Jones

What To Do With Discomfort?

This week, Nina and Sheela wrestle with everything that is uncomfortable, especially the topics where they still feel like they are learning…. Whew. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 APR 1
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What To Do With Discomfort?

To See and Be Seen ft. Nafisa Isa

This week, Nina interviews organizer and advocate, Nafisa Isa. Nafisa is the Program Manager at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and the brains behind some of the most intentional, creative, and intersectional museum and community work we've seen. They discuss accessible art spaces, growing up in the South, Bengali things, and their diaspora wishlist. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 MAR 8
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To See and Be Seen ft. Nafisa Isa

Welcome to Season Two!

In this week's episode, Nina and Sheela catch up on their creative projects and discuss the impact of the new film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 FEB 19
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Welcome to Season Two!

Latest Episodes

Aerogram #2: Rising Voices

In this little missive from Sheela -- an aerogram, if you will! -- we hear about some Asian American movers and shakers. Find Nina on Instagram at @radio.rani and Sheela on all social at @queenofblah. Follow Rising Voices of Asian American Families at @risingvoices_aaf. Want to tell us what's on your mind? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! Music by Saraswathi Jones. Art by Mili Sethia. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

2 MINMAY 5
Comments
Aerogram #2: Rising Voices

Tracklist for Tenderness (ft. Ava Sophia)

We're delighted to have the effervescent singer-songwriter Ava Sophia join us for a conversation about voice, biracial identity, Boston’s creative landscapes, and her favorite quarantine recipes. We are verklempt! You can find Ava on all social platforms at Ava Sophia Music. Want to suggest a topic for an uninformed hot take? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! As always, find Nina online at @radio.rani and Sheela at @queenofblah. Related Links: Read: Have We A Dusky Peril? (SAADA) Learn: Radical South Asian Timeline (Payal Kumar) Listen: Don't Take It From Me (ft. Guyclaude) (Tashawn Taylor) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

46 MINAPR 13
Comments
Tracklist for Tenderness (ft. Ava Sophia)

Aerogram #1: COVID Contemplation

In this little missive from our listeners -- an aerogram, if you will! -- we hear how COVID-19 is feeling more real, the perks of boredom, some imagined futures, and a song. Find Nina on Instagram at @radio.rani and Sheela on all social at @queenofblah. Want to tell us what's on your mind? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

4 MINAPR 5
Comments
Aerogram #1: COVID Contemplation

Uninformed Hot Takes

Nina and Sheela are back in with a new season of Almirah Radio Hour, fresh with commentary about dragonfruit, labor organizing, succulent scams, telework disparities and more. Find Nina online at @radio.rani and Sheela at @queenofblah. Want to suggest a topic for an uninformed hot take? Drop us a voice message from your phone or computer. We'd love to hear from you! Related Reading: True/False Films Currently Streaming The Inequality of Telework (Journalist's Resource) Unerased Book Club Mango and Marigold Press --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

36 MINMAR 30
Comments
Uninformed Hot Takes

Leave Us A Message!

Hello, friends! Long time, no see. We just recorded our first episode of 2020 the other day, and it felt so good to laugh together. As we bring back new episodes, we would love to hear from you! What are you feeling? How are you navigating your day to day? What are you wrestling with? What brings you joy? Leave us a voice message from your phone or computer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

1 MINMAR 22
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Leave Us A Message!

The False Hope of Sunshine

This week, Nina and Sheela talk about the role of community during hardship, do a quick friendship inventory, and discuss why April was the worst month. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 MAY 30
Comments
The False Hope of Sunshine

Genrebending Justice ft. Saraswathi Jones

This week, Nina sits down with musician and organizer Saraswathi Jones for a conversation that spans artistic colonialism, genre labels, the history of Bangladesh, and her own first memories of music. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 APR 25
Comments
Genrebending Justice ft. Saraswathi Jones

What To Do With Discomfort?

This week, Nina and Sheela wrestle with everything that is uncomfortable, especially the topics where they still feel like they are learning…. Whew. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 APR 1
Comments
What To Do With Discomfort?

To See and Be Seen ft. Nafisa Isa

This week, Nina interviews organizer and advocate, Nafisa Isa. Nafisa is the Program Manager at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and the brains behind some of the most intentional, creative, and intersectional museum and community work we've seen. They discuss accessible art spaces, growing up in the South, Bengali things, and their diaspora wishlist. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 MAR 8
Comments
To See and Be Seen ft. Nafisa Isa

Welcome to Season Two!

In this week's episode, Nina and Sheela catch up on their creative projects and discuss the impact of the new film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/almirah-radio-hour/message

--2019 FEB 19
Comments
Welcome to Season Two!
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