About the BPWK Podcast

Brown People We Know is an interview show exploring non-traditional paths and shared experiences within the South Asian American diaspora. Through our guests, we’ll learn how this community combines elements of South Asian and American cultures, everything from Shah Rukh Khan to Hot Dogs, creating a unique “third culture.” Our end goal is to shatter stereotypes about South Asians in America and to reduce social pressure from within the community to take a certain path.

Past BPWK guests include:

  • Bobby Mukkamala, American Medical Association board member and car collector from small-town Michigan
  • Sravya Kalyanapu, chemical engineer and Miss World candidate that launched an eco-friendly cosmetics line
  • Vasu Sojitra, right-leg amputee and North Face-sponsored skier
  • Ranjan Ravalia, PhD Chemist that became a Hindu priest at 62
  • Rajiv Satyal, first comedian to perform on all seven continents
You can find our show on Rukus Ave Radio or on any major podcasting platform including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Join me as I chat with members of the American diaspora across generations, professions, lifestyles, etc. Hope you enjoy listening along.
Welcome, to Brown People We Know!

Suraj Kandukuri

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