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The Native Immigrants

Comedy

A weekly podcast about the life of a married couple in London by a married couple in London. Focusing on topics and issues within the British Asian community, as well as popular culture and weekly news, mixed with humour, debate, bickering and bantering! Hosted by Swami Baracus (@swamibaracus) & Jyojo B. (@jyojo_b)

A weekly podcast about the life of a married couple in London by a married couple in London. Focusing on topics and issues within the British Asian community, as well as popular culture and weekly news, mixed with humour, debate, bickering and bantering! Hosted by Swami Baracus (@swamibaracus) & Jyojo B. (@jyojo_b)

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Genres:

Comedy

News

Description:

A weekly podcast about the life of a married couple in London by a married couple in London. Focusing on topics and issues within the British Asian community, as well as popular culture and weekly news, mixed with humour, debate, bickering and bantering! Hosted by Swami Baracus (@swamibaracus) & Jyojo B. (@jyojo_b)

Twitter:

@nimmigrants

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 55 - Solidarity (Anti-Blackness Within The British Asian Community)

6/4/2020
This week's show is a reflection on the events this past week with the death of George Floyd and the worldwide condemnation that has followed it. However, are the British Asian community showing the adequate support to the Black community during this time? We look at the anti-Black sentiment shown by many members of our community and what we as a collective need to do to stop it. Special thanks to our brudda Zaheer for providing this season's brand new theme music! Listen in here and PLEASE...

Duration:00:41:18

Episode 54 - Brown Tit Blue Tit (Mixed Race Relationships With The Black And Asian Community)

5/28/2020
A new week... A new episode of The Native Immigrants. They go together like a horse and carriage. This week we look at Mixed-Race Relationships with the Black and Asian Community. With 'The Lovebirds' being one of the few instances of a Black and South Asian couple depicted on screen, we ask whether the previous taboos of mixed-race relationships are finally in the past, or does the pre-existing prejudice still run today. We speak to Rena of The Sisterhood Of MummyImperfect podcast to talk...

Duration:01:13:26

Episode 53 - Galactic Juicy (Representation On TV For The British Asian Community)

5/21/2020
After a two week break, we're back with a new episode of The Native Immigrants, and after some amazing guests for the past two shows, we're back to tackling the hot 'topics of agenda'! This week we look at Representation on TV for the British Asian Community. With 'Never Have I Ever' recently released on Netflix causing controversy amongst our communities here, we look at how we as British Asians want to be represented on television, and if representation does indeed need to represent our...

Duration:01:11:39

Episode 52 - Jadi Biladi (Special Guests: Dr Amit and Seema Patel)

5/7/2020
We have not one... but TWO special guests for this week's episode of The Native Immigrants! We're delighted to be joined by Dr Amit Patel and his wife Seema, as they discuss what life is like for them in the current lockdown. We also chat about their recent book Kika & Me, and what challenges they faced from society, including cultural issues within the British Asian community. Listen in for a truly inspirational story! Special thanks to our brudda Zaheer for providing this season's brand...

Duration:01:35:21

Episode 51 - Yamboy (Special Guest: Nikesh Shukla)

4/30/2020
We have a special guest for this week's episode of The Native Immigrants! We welcome writer Nikesh Shukla to the show, as he gives us an insight into his life personally and professionally, including growing up in Harrow, his opinions on the term 'British Asian', what affect the lockdown has had on him and his attempted career at being a rap superstar! Listen in for insightful talk and controversial thoughts! Special thanks to our brudda Zaheer for providing this season's brand new theme...

Duration:01:32:54

Episode 50 - Episode 50 (Our Favourite Moments)

4/23/2020
This... Is... Episode 50!! On this special episode of The Native Immigrants, we look back at our most important and favourite moments of the podcast for the past 49 episodes, whilst discussing our personal experiences behind the choices. Massive thanks to Ameet Chana, Japjit Kaur, Nikesh Shukla, Rita Morar, Panjabi Hit Squad, Niraj Chag, Dr Amit Patel, Seema Mistry and Parle Patel for their awesome messages of support! Special thanks to our brudda Zaheer for providing this season's brand new...

Duration:01:21:20

Episode 49 - 300,000,34,974,000 (Yesterday Review, London Surnames)

4/16/2020
After an emotional and poignant show last week, we decide to take a more light-hearted approach to this week, with news and reviews to catch up on... Here's what The Native Immigrants dissect this week (timecodes included!): (09:08) We look back at the feedback from our last show, with appreciation and support for the heroes of the NHS (13:30) Priti Patel - With the home secretary once again in the headlines, we look at her latest mishap and ask if she really is indeed a Gujarati (30:23)...

Duration:00:56:56

Episode 48 - Thank You NHS...

4/9/2020
In one of our most unique shows ever, we dedicate our whole episode to the heroes of the NHS, as we pay tribute to the immense work that they're currently having to undertake to do the Coronavirus. Listen in as we have first hand accounts from several doctors and nurses, about how much life has changed for them on a daily basis, and what more we can do to stay safe and save lives. Thank you to the NHS for everything... Special thanks to our brudda Zaheer for providing this season's brand new...

Duration:01:11:43

Episode 47 - 3 Hours Sleep (Do Our Elders Take Coronavirus Seriously?)

4/3/2020
Season 3 is up and running, and with this year's theme plainly evident from global events, we continue looking at the stories affecting our communities in this current lockdown... Here's what The Native Immigrants dissect this week (timecodes included!): (04:55) We look back at the feedback from our last show, including some interesting suggestions for worst case scenarios and ask which films had better trailers than the film itself. (19:45) With so many elders of our communities still not...

Duration:00:48:54

Episode 46 - Mean Of Angst (Coronavirus Special!)

3/27/2020
We're back for SEASON 3 of The Native Immigrants! Our break is over and we return to bickering and bantering during the most unprecedented time of our existence. So obviously we had to talk about it.... Here's what The Native Immigrants dissect this week (timecodes included!): (05:49) We look at that thing that's currently happening in the world, that's keeping us self isolated and stressing us out immensely... you know, that thing. (23:08) With 3 months gone since our last episode, a lot's...

Duration:01:24:19

Episode 45 - Sholo Sow (General Election, Tattooing In The British Asian Community)

12/20/2019
It's the penultimate show of Season Two, as this decade draws to a close! Here's what The Native Immigrants dissect this week (timecodes included!): (03:53) The General Election - The B's give us their thoughts on the recent election results, and what we need to do as a collective community to progress from it (18:00) The Bubba turns ONE! - With their baby son celebrating his first birthday, The Native Immigrants reflect on a year of parenthood, and what the future holds. (22:15) Events and...

Duration:02:04:21

Episode 44 - Pile Of Shag (Therapy In The British Asian Community)

11/28/2019
It's that time of the week, as The Native Immigrants tackle another hot 'topic of agenda'! Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (02:17) The Native Immigrants start off this week's show with a bunch of nonchalant rants, including doctor's surgery tales, the BBC Asian Network, coughing on the tube and baby woes! (24:06) This week's main focus of the show, is Therapy. With more awareness being raised for mental health across the whole of the UK, we look at whether our...

Duration:01:11:45

Episode 43 - Conspiracy Theories With Jyojo B (Alcohol Abuse In The British Asian Community)

11/7/2019
Back from Diwali and New Years festivities, The Native Immigrants are back with a new show! Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (06:50) Feedback - After the previous episode on Diwali and DNA Results, the duo look back at the feedback received, including Fireworks in Harrow. (23:25) DNA Results Update - There's been an updated to the previous DNA results from the last show! Listen in to find out what the advancements are and whether it was still a waste of money!...

Duration:01:06:51

Episode 42 - DIWALEVE! (Our Diwali Special, DNA Results Are In!)

10/23/2019
It's the annual Diwali Special here at the Native Immigrants Podcast, as the couple look at the biggest celebration in their cultural calendar! Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (09:26) DNA Results - After sending of their respective samples a few weeks ago, SB and JB finally get their results back from their Ancestry DNA quest... and find out their genetic makeup and who they really are... with earth-shattering consequences! (23:25) Hinduism and the Caste System -...

Duration:01:13:42

Episode 41 - Blaming Bums (Back From Holiday, Mushy Review)

10/11/2019
After a prolonged absence due to a holiday and parenting perils, the Native Immigrants are back with a NEW EPISODE after a month! Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (06:26) The Native Immigrants look back at their recent holiday in the Canary Islands and how child friendly it was (22:30) The B's look back at what's been happening in the UK whilst they've been away, including Priti Patel, Naga Munchetty and the Panesars! (35:20) Mushy - SB went solo to a recent press...

Duration:01:12:18

Episode 40 - Accentuated Loveness (London Mela Special)

9/12/2019
For today’s new episode of The Native Immigrants Podcast, we look back at this year’s London Mela! We discuss being the only people in the press room with a Baby, talk art with Inkquisitive, discuss diversity for Asian acting roles with Ameet Chana, ask DJ Ritu about the progression of women in the British Asian music scene, chat with Monty Panesar about the issues he faced representing England, and interview Mela founder Ajay Chhabra about what happens behind the scenes! And also find out...

Duration:01:46:19

Episode 39 - Hamish Godfrey (Workplace Discrimination)

8/28/2019
After a week discussing all things music, the B's are back to tackling the hot topics of agenda on today's new episode: Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (04:00) The Native Immigrants look back at feedback from their last episode on the History Of British Asian Music, including who they missed out mentioning. (14:20) A big day for the B's as The Native Immigrants Baby said his first word, find out here what it was! (16:10) Miss England - With this year's winner being...

Duration:01:16:26

Episode 38 - Farewelly Note (A History Of British Asian Music)

8/15/2019
Simply put, this two-hour epic episode is the definitive history of British Asian Music! Well... it's our favourites anyway! We look back from the early 80s all the way to tomorrow's next generation of British Asian artist, and discuss how the sound has changed and it can progress and develop going forward. Listen in for a trip down memory lane! Special thanks to our brudda Niraj Chag for providing this season's brand new theme music! Listen in here and PLEASE subscribe/rate/review us... to...

Duration:02:00:46

Episode 37 - Six And Two Threes (New Prime Minister, Book Reviews)

7/31/2019
After an extended break, The Native Immigrants return with a new episode and begin with a domestic argument to kick things off! Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (07:40) The Native Immigrants look back at feedback from their last episode regarding Pride, including one of their first trolls and two new amazing podcast reviews! (217:12) With a new Prime Minister at the helm, and two British Asians securing important seats in the cabinet, the B's ask is this a proud...

Duration:01:11:18

Episode 36 - Naturally Tan-ned (Pride Special)

6/26/2019
To coincide with this month's Pride celebration, this week's episode of The Native Immigrants Podcast is a Pride Special, where they discuss South Asians and the LGBTQ+ community. Here's what they dissect this week (timecodes included!): (05:45) The Native Immigrants discuss the history of the Pride festival and where the celebrations take place for this year's 50th anniversary. They also discuss having an Asian Pride Mela and the QueerAsia festival (20:17) Tan France event - Jyojo B...

Duration:01:03:54