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A 28-year old Australian/Indian Man, Mooli, struggles with his parents’ expectations of traditional arranged marriage and works through it every week with his sister, Star, and best friend, Bobby.

A 28-year old Australian/Indian Man, Mooli, struggles with his parents’ expectations of traditional arranged marriage and works through it every week with his sister, Star, and best friend, Bobby.
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Australia

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A 28-year old Australian/Indian Man, Mooli, struggles with his parents’ expectations of traditional arranged marriage and works through it every week with his sister, Star, and best friend, Bobby.

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English


Episodes

Episode 22 - On Cousins and Caste

11/8/2018
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An extra long episode this week, where we start off talking briefly about Mooli's match updates and his concerns about his Parents' reactions to any failures in his arranged marriage. Star and Mooli's cousin has a controversial marriage planned to someone outside of their caste and we discuss the reactions to this from their extended family. Finally, we read a listener's letter about her own experiences with caste and the role it plays in relationships in modern India (45:53). Audio player...

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 21 - How Not to Get an Arranged Marriage

10/24/2018
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With little to no action on the matches front, Star and Bobby try to give Mooli some (unrequited) advice in improving communication and to make better first impressions with his matches. Mooli has some objections on using their experience from dating verbatim in the Arranged Marriage arena, but there is no doubt that he has room to improve! We also discuss potential Honeymoon periods in arranged marriage and if this is really going to be an issue for our Mooli (39:06). Opening/closing...

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 20 - Matches Deux and Parental Relaxation

10/19/2018
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This quick episode comes after some effort to get us all together whilst being in three different time zones. Mooli catches everyone up on his two new matches and his conversations (or lack thereof) with them. His parents have also been unexpectedly chilled towards these two matches, but nobody thinks this will last! (20:08) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:21:58

Episode 19 - Swoon Time and Healthy Outlets

10/15/2018
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After some false starts, the gang's all back together for Season 2. After catching up on how everyone has been, we move on to Mooli's updates with Meena and the pressures they faced when they were speaking. Mooli's dramas around his relationship with his parents also continue with some negotiation around his original conditions. We round things off with a small discussion about healthy outlets when going through stressful times. (36:06) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:00:39:57

Episode 18 - Family Drama and Tinder Trauma

7/31/2018
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Bobby's back for our season finale! Mooli and Star's extended family continues to provide great drama, this time in the form of a cancelled engagement. Mooli also talks us through his failed attempt at ghosting an old match, conversations with a hopeful new match and some Tinder mishaps. We round off the episode with a look to the next season (42:14). Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:42:14

Episode 17 - Ghosting Times Two

7/11/2018
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Bobby's absence continues as Star talks to Mooli about his interactions with his last two matches. Their parents have been busy hunting for more matches and have noticed a strange behaviour in the online matrimonial world (38:01). Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:31:11

Episode 16 - The Other Side and Long-term Matches (Part 2)

7/5/2018
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Radhika, who is also being matched by her Parents, joins Mooli and Star to talk about her experiences so far in the Arranged Marriage world. We also hear about her previous long-term match and how things ended between them. This is Part 2 of 2. (26:13) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:23:09

Episode 15 - The Other Side and Long-term Matches (Part 1)

6/28/2018
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Radhika, who is also being matched by her Parents, joins Mooli and Star to talk about her experiences so far in the Arranged Marriage world. We also hear about her previous long-term match and how things ended between them. This is Part 1 of 2. (30:12) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:31:48

Episode 14 - A deal is (not) a deal

6/21/2018
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The parents have decided to push back against Mooli's conditions, and expect him to be married within the year. The gang discuss how realistic this even is, and talk about Mooli's latest match. (36:28) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:28:25

Episode 13 - It's All in the Stars

6/6/2018
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Did someone say horoscopes? The gang talk about the pervasiveness of horoscopes in arranged marriages in India. Star and Bobby match themselves up with their current partners to see if there's anything to it! (35:31) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:32:45

Episode 12 - Listener Emails Part 2

5/24/2018
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The Listener emails continue this week! We find out a bit more about the Team's opinion on equality, cheating and all the bullshizzles.(31:17) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 11 - Listener Emails Part 1

5/17/2018
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We've had a couple of great emails with lots of questions! This is Part 1 of 2 episodes with our response to these listener emails. Mooli gives us a quick update on his match situation before we get into the questions. (31:55) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:31:55

Episode 10 - The Proxy Breakup Episode

5/10/2018
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Mooli tells Bobby and Star about how his Skype "date" went, his resulting conversations with this new match and his Parents' concerns about her. Is our Mooli experiencing some personal growth? He talks us through what he has learned from talking to several matches so far. (29:57) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:29:57

Episode 9 - What's my Age Again?

5/2/2018
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The Arranged Marriage team is back after their break! They talk about Mooli's Parents disappointment in his failure to close with his previous match and an introductory Skype session with a new match. Mooli reveals his Parent's issues finding a girl who meets his age criteria and some interesting conversations they've been having with other relatives. (38:52) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:38:52

Episode 8 - Matches be Crazy

4/12/2018
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Mooli talks through the rise and fall of conversation with his current match, Star has some insight on the financial pressures during an arranged marriage and Indian Weddings in general, and Bobby has some good news! (32:49) Please also note that we are off for the next two weeks and will return with an episode on the 1st of May. Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 7 - Intimate Conversations

4/4/2018
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Star and Bobby break down Mooli's approach to talking to his matches and suggest how he could engage in more intimate conversations with them, particularly about sex and their attitudes towards it. Star and Bobby find out to no one's surprise that Mooli is terrible at flirting and dig deeper to find out about his love life in Australia. (41:23) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:41:23

Episode 6 - Non-Arranged Love

3/28/2018
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Our deep dive into the lives of hosts, Bobby and Star, continues with them telling us about their happy (and non-arranged!) relationships and their respective paths to get there. Mooli chimes in with his Parent's strange requirements for what line of work his matches are in. (47:19) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:47:19

Episode 5 - Teenage Dreams

3/25/2018
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The format is turned upside down this week and we find out about Star and Bobby's formative years whilst Mooli (mostly) listens. We discuss the strange telephone habits required with Indian Parents, why it's better to be a younger sibling and why coming overseas was the best thing for Star's mental health. (39:09) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:32:54

Episode 4 - First Contact

3/21/2018
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Bobby has taken the day off, so the sibling show is on the road with Mooli and Star! They talk about the saga of Ramya Krishnan and Mooli's varying experiences with speaking to his first two matches. (31:19) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:31:19

Episode 3 - Show me the Matches!

3/8/2018
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The matches are finally here! Bobby, Star and Mooli discuss the parental reactions to the "conditions". Mooli introduces his naming system for his matrimonial website matches to protect their identities and gives us some first reactions to these matches. (29:31) Opening/closing theme: "Naraina" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Duration:00:29:31