What is Pakcord?

Pakcord is a new podcast (modern radio show) focused on the young Pakistani community across the world (the Pakistani diaspora). Our format: each episode, we invite a new guest (or multiple guests) to discuss a topic or tell a story that relates our shared connection to Pakistan!

Topics can be as serious as discussing potential medical risks of cousin marriage, or as light-hearted as “why do Pakistanis love Ludo so much?”

An average episode is about 30 minutes to 60 minutes in length – perfect for listening while you drive, take the bus, work out, or play video games. Most episodes are primarily in English since our listeners are worldwide, but we often throw in a lot of Urdu!

Where can I listen?

You can listen to the podcast right on the website, of course, but we recommend using the following podcast listening apps:

  • iPhones: Apple Podcasts
  • Android: Google Podcasts
  • PC: Soundcloud or Pakcord.com

Use one of the links below for quick listening!

Also note: We are regularly releasing new episodes, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast on these apps to be notified and stay up to date!

Latest Episodes

#45 – Lost Muslim Identity (Part 1, Ali Rizvi series)

This episode is Part 1 of a 2-part series discussion with Ali I. Rizvi, 37 year old from Washington DC, U.S, but born in Pakistan. Ali is a documentary...

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#44 – Online Dating Horror

Iqra, 26 year old from Brampton, Canada, speaks with us today about her various weird and unfortunate encounters on Muzmatch, a popular Muslim dating app used by Pakistanis. Apps...

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#43 – Barcelona

Nosherwan Abbasi is 20 years old currently living around Barcelona, Spain. He moved to Spain earlier in 2019 for his studies. About 5 months before this episode, Nosherwan reached...

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#42 – “PAGAL”: Desis and Depression

We Pakistanis do not discuss depression enough! Today we shed more light on a highly important and underrated topic in the desi community: depression and mental illness. Our guest:...

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#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 –...

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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...

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Behind The Mic

Habib Ehmad

Owner / Show Host

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Habib and his family moved to the U.S. when he was 6 years old. He grew up primarily in New York and Connecticut. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems in 2012, he moved to California for a full-time job, and lived in San Diego and San Jose for a few years. He then moved to Dallas, Texas and lived there for 4 years. Habib married his wife Shereen in 2018. 

As of 2019, Habib and his wife both live in Boston. Habib has a day job working in Data Analytics & Strategy in the healthcare industry. 

The idea of the Pakcord podcast came across Habib around July 2018 – and was subsequently followed by the release of the first episode in September, 2018. Habib started the podcast to promote more voices from the global Pakistani community and bring together the Pakistani diaspora. 

Join Thousands of Listeners Worldwide

In every episode, we bring a different guest from the previous. One of our goals is to illustrate the sheer diversity within the Pakistani diaspora — our lifestyles, thoughts, and opinions are not homogeneous! We don’t all talk about just religion and politics all the time, there’s so much more to be discussed around our communities!

Have questions? Comments? Feedback? Don’t hesitate to email us at hello@pakcord.com!

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