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Southern Life, Indian Wife - Sheryl Parbhoo Podcast

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Connect, learn, and laugh with the host of Southern Life Indian Wife, Sheryl Parbhoo. Sheryl is an author, blogger, female podcaster, mom of five, and a grits-loving Southerner married to a spice-addicted South African Indian man, whom she divorced and remarried. The show is about honest stories of identity and relationships. Sheryl minces no words about her interracial marriage and family journey, collision with Indian culture in the Deep South, motherhood, writing books, and general bumbling toward defining her own identity. Hear Sheryl’s irreverent conversations with diverse guests from different walks of life about what matters to them. Ask her for life and relationship advice, and she’ll give you her two-cents-worth. But there is no money-back guarantee.

Connect, learn, and laugh with the host of Southern Life Indian Wife, Sheryl Parbhoo. Sheryl is an author, blogger, female podcaster, mom of five, and a grits-loving Southerner married to a spice-addicted South African Indian man, whom she divorced and remarried. The show is about honest stories of identity and relationships. Sheryl minces no words about her interracial marriage and family journey, collision with Indian culture in the Deep South, motherhood, writing books, and general bumbling toward defining her own identity. Hear Sheryl’s irreverent conversations with diverse guests from different walks of life about what matters to them. Ask her for life and relationship advice, and she’ll give you her two-cents-worth. But there is no money-back guarantee.

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United States

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Connect, learn, and laugh with the host of Southern Life Indian Wife, Sheryl Parbhoo. Sheryl is an author, blogger, female podcaster, mom of five, and a grits-loving Southerner married to a spice-addicted South African Indian man, whom she divorced and remarried. The show is about honest stories of identity and relationships. Sheryl minces no words about her interracial marriage and family journey, collision with Indian culture in the Deep South, motherhood, writing books, and general bumbling toward defining her own identity. Hear Sheryl’s irreverent conversations with diverse guests from different walks of life about what matters to them. Ask her for life and relationship advice, and she’ll give you her two-cents-worth. But there is no money-back guarantee.

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English


Episodes

Diwali primer with author Anju Gattani

10/23/2019
This Sunday millions of people around the world will celebrate the Indian holiday of Diwali. The “Festival Of Lights” has fascinated me for the longest time but to be honest I never really understood what it was all about, we always treated it like an “Indian Christmas”. So today I invited author Anju Gattani onto the podcast to walk me through the Diwali celebration; how it compares to western holidays, the preparations that go into it, and what Diwali’s origins are. Along the way we...

Duration:00:33:10

It's OK to suck! The therapeutic qualities of memoir writing

10/9/2019
Today previous podcast guest Heather Dobson joins me once again; in our last conversation we discussed life, chasing ghosts, and some of her more astonishing experiences with Paranormal Georgia Investigators. This time around, Heather and I examine our writing processes; she poured a lot of herself into her book, Memoirs of a Future Ghost, we talk at length about the therapeutic process of spilling your guts out onto the page for both non-fiction and fiction stories. Heather tells me how...

Duration:00:42:54

Not Inside but Beside: a Conversation on Marrying into Indian Culture

10/2/2019
Imagine moving from the US to India in your late 20s for work, only to fall in love with the people and their culture; now imagine meeting and marrying an Indian man who spent his late 20s in the United States. That experience would likely give you and your husband a fairly unique worldview to say the least. This week I’m joined by Jessica Kumar who, along with husband Abhishek, co-hosts The Invisible India Podcast which highlights lesser known facts of Indian culture from the perspective of...

Duration:00:40:51

7000 miles from home with NYU sophomore Amin Ali

9/25/2019
Can you imagine going to your dream college 7000 miles from home? My guest today is New York University sophomore Amin Ali and he did just that. I met Amin last year on dorm move in day, he had the privilege--or maybe the bad luck--to bunk right next to my son. I followed Amin's freshman year story, was fascinated by his journey, and--as a mama--I wanted to know more about him. Amin and I connected over love of authentic middle eastern food (4:38), he told me about growing up in his native...

Duration:00:32:30

The importance of independent booksellers with FoxTale Book Shoppe's Karen Schwettman

9/18/2019
An author's journey often begins with a simple love of reading and many of us embrace that love by spending some quality time with local book sellers. My life was forever changed after taking a creative writing class in Woodstock, GA at the wonderfully cozy FoxTale Book Shoppe; that one class led me down the path to finally completing my first novel The Unexpected Daughter. There are a plethora of reasons why independent book stores are important for communities across the country. In-store...

Duration:00:36:50

Musings of "momedian" and cancer survivor Heather Tolley-Bauer

9/11/2019
Today I'm joined by "momedian" Heather Tolley-Bauer. She's a drop-dead funny, stay-at-home mom, colon cancer survivor, stand-up comedian. Her comedy is for moms, women, and couples and covers everything from parenting to Pintrest, the PTA, and really anything else that keeps us awake at night. She's also the producer and host of the wildly popular, sold out show called 'Laugh Lines and Stretch Marks' and she's even appeared on season four of the Weather Channel's top-rated original program...

Duration:00:35:50

Advice for aspiring authors with writer and teacher Beth Hermes

9/4/2019
Fellow Atlanta-area author Beth Hermes joins the podcast this week. Beth has been a professional writer for over 30 years, she teaches creative and business writing workshops to children and adults, and is the author behind the spiritual/fantasy fiction series The Lightbearers. I wanted to speak with Beth about what it’s like being a writer, teaching writing, and learning about writing as an adult. We discuss Beth's early career as an author and how she got her start as a shadow artist...

Duration:00:45:29

How author Deborah Mantella found her Southern voice

8/28/2019
Deborah Mantella is a Yankee-Italian transplant to the South and she is the author of a very Southern novel called My Sweet Vidalia. It's full of very Southern characters. Critics have compared it to books like The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Deborah has said before that writing fiction gives her a place where she can work out her own personal questions about things in life and the personal song and dance that lives...

Duration:00:35:29

In an arranged marriage, should couples expect to find romantic love?

8/21/2019
I’m kind of obsessed with the concept of arranged marriage in Indian culture. Are arranged marriages better? And within Indian culture, are couples expected to find romantic love through arranged marriage? It’s a total enigma to me – my husband might have had one if I hadn’t bewitched him away when we met (that's what he says anyway). Today I'm chatting with my old friend Salil Maniktahla about Indian marriage culture, how his first marriage fell apart despite after being arranged by his...

Duration:00:49:35

Growing up in The South: Award-Winning Author Bren McClain

8/14/2019
Bren McClain is the author of the award-winning novel One Good Mama Bone. She and I met in 2018 in a project featuring our novels in a line-up of Southern fiction titles around the Southeastern United States. I hadn’t even read her book when we met, and I suspected she was someone special. Then I read her book. And her writing confirmed my suspicions. Bren’s writing talent is a force. She lives outside of Nashville, TN on a hundred-acre wood she calls “Peace of Soul Acres” and is currently...

Duration:01:25:08

The Modern Indian Woman: Outspoken Amulya Malladi talks about her new book

8/7/2019
Summer is almost over, but there’s still time left to squeeze in a really good book on the beach. This week’s guest, best-selling author Amulya Malladi’s new novel The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You just may be the one. And it’s just been released on audiobook, too. Amulya Malladi is a prolific author. She’s the best-selling author of eight novels, including The Copenhagen Affair and A House for Happy Mothers. Add the fact that she is a corporate executive for a large global company who...

Duration:00:45:40

Comedian Brian Moote: From The Bert Show to LA and beyond

7/31/2019
If you’re from Atlanta and ever tuned into The Bert Show in the morning, you’ll love this week’s guest. Brian Moote spent nearly three years in Atlanta on The Bert Show before leaving to co-host the Morning Show at 97.1 AMP in Los Angeles. He joins me (squee) for Episode Five of Southern Life Indian Wife. And y’all, I barely kept it together. Brian’s originally from Washington, but he’s spent enough time in the South to know what it’s all about. He divides his time between Los Angeles and...

Duration:00:55:21

Actress Sophia Watson on Hollywood, Atlanta's acting scene, and her award-winning short film #SLUT

7/24/2019
The amazing Sophia Watson joins me on Southern Life Indian Wife this week. Sophia is an actress, model, writer, and film producer from the Atlanta area. I’ve known Sophia since she was five years old and have had the privilege of watching her accomplish so much. She has appeared in 10 films, including 2008’s Living Proof alongside Harry Connick Jr., and 2016’s Elbow Grease with starring Burt Reynolds, and so much more. Her latest accomplishment is the short film #SLUT, which she wrote,...

Duration:00:53:32

Would you marry someone your parents selected for you?

7/17/2019
How did you meet your spouse? I met my husband on a starry summer night when I was sixteen. It was love at first sight. We dated for three years, he proposed on one knee, we had a huge wedding. My husband is Indian and bucked the Indian arranged marriage system. He says he got away with it because he is a man. Me on the other hand, I grew up in the US with Gloria Steinem in the news, right after the sexual revolution, and with parents who raised me to be independent. I’d be damned if anyone...

Duration:01:16:59

Paranormal investigator and author Heather Dobson: hunting ghosts in the Deep South

7/10/2019
Do you believe in ghosts? Heather Dobson does. She is an Atlanta-area stay-at-home mom by day and seasoned paranormal investigator by night. She travels the country looking with Paranormal Georgia Investigators for evidence of the afterlife and is now the author of her first book, Memoirs of a Future Ghost, scheduled for release August third this year. Heather joins me on Southern Life Indian Wife to discuss mom stuff, how people here in the Bible Belt offer to pray for her, and what exactly...

Duration:00:54:24

Chef Elliott Farmer: What it's like cooking for the stars

7/3/2019
Anyone who knows me or reads my social media posts regularly knows that cooking is not my forte. That’s one reason why sitting down with celebrity Chef Elliott Farmer on episode three of the "Southern Life Indian Wife" podcast brought me so much joy. Chef Elliott Farmer is an Atlanta native who has more accomplishments on his resume than I could ever dream of for myself. He is a cookbook author who inspired me to publish my own book years ago. He has appeared on Food Network’s “Cutthroat...

Duration:00:56:08

Gina-Ann Riggs talks parenting, social media, and protecting her son, actor Chandler Riggs, from an online predator.

6/26/2019
How do you protect your children from the dangers of being online? This week I talk mom-to-mom with Gina-Ann Riggs on her experience navigating social media and the inherent risks with her son, Chandler Riggs. While you might know Chandler from playing Carl on 'The Walking Dead', you might not know that he and his family were targeted by an online predator. Listen for tips on how you can keep your family safe on this week’s episode of Southern Life Indian Wife. Support the show:...

Duration:00:37:01

Emily Carpenter talks family, writing, and her new book "Until The Day I Die"

6/18/2019
Good books, good wine, good people, and good stories. They can change the world. After connecting deeply with readers about my novel The Unexpected Daughter, I realized our conversations needed to continue past emails and book signing events. I wanted a long sit down with people to talk. Truths. Grit. And a tiny bit of smack. Today, I’m proud, and terribly nervous, to announce the launch of my new podcast Southern Life Indian Wife with best-selling author Emily Carpenter as my very first...

Duration:00:53:36