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Mirchi Minutes

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Mirchi Minutes is a podcast that explores topics that may not traditionally be talked about amongst the South Asian American community. The podcast highlights South Asian American experiences navigating sexual health, mental health and more through conversations with young adults, community organizers, and experts in the field.

Location:

United States

Description:

Mirchi Minutes is a podcast that explores topics that may not traditionally be talked about amongst the South Asian American community. The podcast highlights South Asian American experiences navigating sexual health, mental health and more through conversations with young adults, community organizers, and experts in the field.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Model Minority Myth

6/3/2020
In Episode 7 we unpack the Model Minority Myth and explore how it has been used to promote anti-blackness in the Asian community, dismiss the need for structural change, and encourage Asians to uphold the status quo.

Duration:00:13:27

Reproductive Justice & South Asian Community Building - Payal Kumar

5/11/2020
We are joined by Payal Kumar who shares their experiences working at Planned Parenthood and insight from their work with intergenerational community activism.

Duration:00:24:32

5. Indian Cinema, Gender, and Sexuality - Rochona Majumdar

5/4/2020
We interview Rochona Majumdar, a professor from the University of Chicago, about the representation of women and sexuality in Indian cinema over time and its impact of Indian culture. We think about the relationship between sexuality and family values, the normalization of female sexuality, and more.

Duration:00:26:57

4. P----d

4/29/2020
In Episode 4, Shruthi and Rhea explore stigma related to periods. How does stigma carry across generations and practices? How does this impact the health of South Asians? How can we begin to separate tradition from the stigma that they carry?

Duration:00:17:31

3. Let's Talk About Sex: Birth Control, Stigma, and Sex Positivity

4/19/2020
We are joined by 3 others as we discuss our experiences getting birth control and talking about sex with our family and doctors. We talk about the difference between advocating for yourself vs advocating for others, the ways that the lack of conversations about sex has caused shame, explore the role of Eastern medicine, and more.

Duration:00:28:18

2. Identity, Raas, and Cultural Spaces

4/13/2020
In this episode, we interview members of Chicago Raas to explore how the national intercollegiate dance circuit impacts the identity of those who participate in it. We ask, what makes something a South Asian American space and how do these spaces impact one’s relationship with themselves and their culture?

Duration:00:21:32

1. Welcome to Mirchi Minutes

4/2/2020
Shruthi and Rhea introduce Mirchi Minutes, a podcast based on their experiences navigating sexual and mental health while being brown.

Duration:00:05:20