Episodes: Masonry

#41 – Sea View in Miami

24 year old Hamza Farooq from Miami is our guest today. Born and raised in the U.S., Hamza brings us a purely Pakistani American perspective. Timestamps of Conversation1:28 – Introduction2:00 – Hamza discusses his time going to a Catholic high school6:18 – Growing up in Miami, and the Pakistani demographics of the U.S.10:03 – Hurricanes...

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#40 – Away from Home

Our guest for this episode is 22 year old Hassan Raza from England, U.K. (previously lived in Wales) Hassan moved to UK at the young age of 13. He passionately talks about his Pakistani background and adjusting to life in the UK while maintaining his love for the Motherland. Timestamps of Conversation: 2:40 – Intro...

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#39 – Jinn Bhoot Stories Again!

Our goal with this is simple: to scare the poop out of you and out of ourselves. And laugh while we poop. Mostly just laugh! Guests: Muskaan (Night Owls), Noshirwaan from Lahore Topic: Jinns, Bhoots, Churails, Possessions, Pichal peris, you name it. Time Recorded: 1 AM in Pakistan. Reference: “The Chilling Exorcism of Anneliese Michel”...

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#38 – Bhang aur Hum

Let’s talk Cannabis with Sabina, our special guest from Michigan, U.S. Sabina works extensively to promote and market Cannabis based products, and teach their value and benefits to the community. Follow Sabina on Instagram at @drcannabina! . Resources shared by Sabina for your research: Instagram: @sagelynaturals @hempsleyhealth Sites: https://www.green-flower.com/ healer.com leafly.com

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#37 – Life in Paris

Welcome back! What is life like for Pakistanis in Paris? In his case, 23 year old Saad was born and raised there. Saad gives us his perspective and insight into French culture, especially valuable for Pakistanis and non-French westerners. Since Paris does not have an extremely large Pakistani community similar to London, Saad is open...

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#36 – Independence Day Trivia

In honor of August 14, 2019, we celebrate by bringing 6 guests on-board and playing Trivia! The questions are all about Pakistan and Pakistani culture. New Guests Awais – Karachi Patch – Lahore Ainy – Peshawar Returning Guests Hamza – U.K. Marium – Karachi Uswah – Lahore

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#35 – Desi and I Know It

This episode’s special guest is 23-year old Faras Aamir (AKA Farosty) from Maryland USA, one of the founders of the popular Youtube entertainment channel – RwnlPwnl – which brought us awesome, hilarious parody songs like “Desi and I know it”, “Pissed Off”, “Have Some Gosht” and many others. Faras’s other endeavors are a podcast called...

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#34 – Burgers, Pizza, and Cricket

So Pakistan did not qualify for the Semi-Finals in 2019’s Cricket world Cup. What do they need to do next? We invite 4 cricket fanatics to this episode to discuss their thoughts and impressions on the Pakistani cricket team and the landscape of international cricket. Guests: Minahil – 22 from Islamabad Hamza – 24 from...

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#33 – The Case Against Rishta Aunties

Almost every single desi person will relate to the horrifying rishta process. I’ve been there myself. Getting asked by your parents and aunties about your plans to get married even when you’re still in school or perhaps just got your first job. This is especially troubling for desi girls as they often start getting proposals...

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#32 – Is our Education system GOOD?

Pakistan arguably has a rigorous education system. But is it equipping the students up for success? Are teachers given the resources to teach to their best potential? Are people finding jobs? 3 guests in this episode – Amaaz (23, ISB), Laiba (22, Lahore), and Marium (19, Karachi) discuss student life and the success of students...

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#31 – Careers & Planning Your Future (Doctor Nahi Banungi!)

What if you wanted to study Arts and Humanities, against the wish of your parents who want you to stick with Engineering or Medicine? How would you feel if you studied in a field for a long time, and just because of 1 failed course, you could not get a degree? What if you were...

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#30 – Ramadan; is it Healthy?

We asked for your questions around health and fitness during Ramadan, on Instagram and Discord, and now we answer them! Doctor Shagufta Feroz from Lahore (her website: picchls.com), discusses Ramadan in great depth and answers your questions. Dr. Feroz is a nationally known holistic lifestyle medicine doctor. She is the only Asian who is an...

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