A Pakistani podcast, where the speakers converse in Urdu (mostly), with some light banter on topics ranging from politics, current affairs, religion, society, culture, and entertainment. A new episode is released every week discussing the trends that made it into the news cycle, or highlighting issues, in Pakistan or internationally. Each speaker brings their personality, experience, and worldview to the table, keeping the discussion dynamic and lively.
Abdullah spends his days lost in thought pondering on deeper questions and the purpose of life. He is inspired by Socrates approach:
“Socrates considered it a success if, at the end of a session with him, his followers knew less then at the beginning” – Rod Judkins
Adnan, a voice of the “lower middle class” Pakistani who has broken the ceiling without losing his roots.
Akif uses this podcast to polish his Urdu. He is an aspiring business tycoon, supposedly hailing from Sindh, who couldn’t agree more with Ben Shapiro that “Facts don’t care about your feelings”
Ashar is a perfect mix of passion and frustration, speaks from the heart, and is inspired by the following verse from Iqbal:
Ibrahim, with a lot to say in too little time, wants to win every battle today. A one-man podcast might calm the seas that exist in his mind. And he believes the Joker when he said “Their morals, their code; it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. You’ll see- I’ll show you. When the chips are down these, uh, civilized people? They’ll eat each other.”
Saad, an up and coming real estate tycoon, a chef, a lifestyle coach, a fitness enthusiast, and a lot more. He is to Podcast Chowk what Batman is to Gotham, “He is whatever Podcast Chowk needs him to be”
Sufyan, take his business suit away and you get a genius, billionaire, socialite, philanthropist. His secret to success is to “Fake it till you make it”
Taha, doesn’t mince his words, sticks to his guns, and is only as calm as the topic allows him to be. He takes his counsel from the words of Gandalf the Grey when Frodo despaired-
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us”.