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

#61 – PUBG Ban and Teen Mental Health

In this episode we want to shine a light on teen mental health. 3 teenager suicides took place around June of this year, one after another. All of these...

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#60 – A Story of Religion and Love

A love story from Canada, featuring married couple Sana and Will Saleh. Sana is of Pakistani background, born and raised British Columbia, Canada. Her husbad Will is a born...

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#59 – Stop Wasting Time!

20 year old Myda Baig from Lahore is a Psychology student, and she’s here tell us to stop wasting time ! Too many people are spending their days binging...

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#58 – a Muslim-Hindu Marriage Story

Meet Hina Husain, 32 year old living in Canada, here to tell us her life story, especially a major part of her life that involves marriage. Hina had a...

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#57 – Dana Wang on Pakistan

We speak to someone not actually from Pakistan. She’s not of Pakistani descent either, yet she has built a connection to the country. Our guest is Dana Wang. Dana...

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#56 – The Foodie!

Meet Arifah, 22 year old from England. She’s here to talk to us about various things, but mostly about her most passionate subject: Food. She even wrote her dissertation...

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Pakcord Write-ups!

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The Population Crisis

Pakistan’s population has spiked dramatically in just a few decades. The nation had fewer than 35 million inhabitants in 1947. In fact, present-day Bangladesh ,

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Noor Jamshed Khan

“Studying Arts? Haw Haye!”

“Studying Arts? Haw Haye!” By Noor Jamshed Khan The subcontinent is a macrocosm shrouded in mysticism, spiritualism and bountiful springs of creativity. Surprisingly, we stand

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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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