Hosted by Humayun Khan

Dear Brown Parents

Humayun Khan dives into the stories and journeys of South Asian artists, entrepreneurs and innovators who defy the odds and often times their parent's expectations of them to get to where they are today.

Latest Episodes

Check out the most recent interviews with trailblazing
South Asians.

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Entrepreneur
February 21, 2021
55
 MIN

Founder, DND Academy & Fitness Trainer

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Artist
February 14, 2021
52
 MIN

Poet & Social Justice Activist

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Maverick
February 7, 2021
72
 MIN

Political Commentator & Campaign Strategist

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Artist
January 31, 2021
48
 MIN

Singer-Songwriter & Visual Artist

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Entrepreneur
January 24, 2021
48
 MIN

Sr. UX/UI Designer & YouTuber

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Entrepreneur
January 17, 2021
63
 MIN

Psychotherapist & Co-Founder, Wellnest

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Entrepreneur
January 10, 2021
49
 MIN

Founder, Hanali

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Entrepreneur
January 3, 2021
56
 MIN

Owner, NS Media

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Maverick
December 13, 2020
56
 MIN

Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan

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Entrepreneur
December 6, 2020
49
 MIN

Co-Founder, Voltx

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Artist
November 29, 2020
50
 MIN

Visual Narrative Designer & Storyteller

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Entrepreneur
November 22, 2020
51
 MIN

Founder, The NewsRun

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Artist
November 15, 2020
52
 MIN

Founding Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre

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Entrepreneur
November 8, 2020
60
 MIN

Founder & CEO, Meraki Design House

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Artist
November 1, 2020
76
 MIN

Rapper & Songwriter

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Entrepreneur
October 23, 2020
61
 MIN

Co-Founder & CEO, Atoms

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Entrepreneur
October 16, 2020
54
 MIN

Founder & CEO, Digitalina

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Artist
October 9, 2020
53
 MIN

Writer, Director, & Producer of Award-Winning Doc “Abu”

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Entrepreneur
October 2, 2020
55
 MIN

Founder & CEO, Dot Health

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Artist
September 25, 2020
55
 MIN

Comedian & Winner of Comedy Brawl 2019

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Artist
September 18, 2020
55
 MIN

Co-Director & Producer of Award-Winning Doc "With This Ring"

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Artist
September 11, 2020
53
 MIN

Award-Winning Soundtrack Composer and Record Producer

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Entrepreneur
September 4, 2020
41
 MIN

Co-Founder & CEO, Quill

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Entrepreneur
August 28, 2020
50
 MIN

Founder & CEO, AdPros

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Entrepreneur
August 21, 2020
53
 MIN

Serial Social Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneur
August 14, 2020
47
 MIN

Former Co-Founder/CEO, Picatic (Acquired by Eventbrite '18)

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Artist
August 7, 2020
52
 MIN

Performance Artist and Experience Designer

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Entrepreneur
July 31, 2020
40
 MIN

Former Co-Founder & COO, Vanhawks (YC W15)

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Entrepreneur
July 24, 2020
38
 MIN

Founder/CEO of Overhead Pro and Snackable Studios

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Artist
July 17, 2020
2
 MIN

Dear brown parents, we need to talk...

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About #DBP —

This podcast grew out of a realization that if representation in the business world and creative industries is going to happen, desi folk have to be able to take risks. And that starts at home.

Brown parents are incredibly well-meaning but often due to personal hardship or failures, they tend to want their children to play it "safe," you know, become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer and pursue their passions on the "side." 

My own immigrant father dreamed of me becoming a lawyer, and I got into law school only to drop out and realize I couldn't hand over another four years of my life to someone else's dreams. He'll still remind me that I've already written my LSATs and could apply again. He doesn't ask me what I do now, just knows that I work in "IT," but he's slowly coming around.

I know I'm not alone in my experience and my hope is by shedding light on stories of others who've been there, done that, this podcast could inspire those standing on the precipice to take the leap.

YOUR HOST:

Humayun Khan

Designer & Storyteller

I'm a product designer that consults with startups and enterprise software companies to pay for my fiction writing habit. My debut novel is coming out in 2022 courtesy of Penguin Teen.

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