Introduction to "Guest: Ali Hasnain"
In this episode of the Lifestyle, Travel & Technology podcast, the hosts Alex and Nikki invited their good friend and fellow third culture kid, Ali Hasnain to the show to talk about racism, comedy and his podcast "Kimchi Curry".
(Links to his IG profile and YouTube Channel can be found below)
The episode dives into the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which is an international human rights movement, originating from within the African-American community, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people, highlighting the most recent incident of police brutality - the death of George Floyd. This lead to the ignition of global protests and people are demanding change.
After backing off of racism, the episode showcases the comedy career of Ali and the comedy scene in Vienna. Despite living in a German speaking country and Ali's skits being mostly in English, there is a big demand for English speaking comedians in Vienna and Ali asks everyone to just sign up for an open mic night and try it out!
Podcast Episode Summary
Alexander - "...im half asian half european, I am half brown, half white. I feel brown here in Austria, I feel white in Asia..."
Nikki - "...how perverse and how paradox is it that the Americans who helped to beat fascism in Europe throughout one of the greatest sacrifices of human life in history..."
Ali - "...I've been stopped by the police once, and i always thought to myself, I always wondered to myself was it racist or was it because my hair was really long?..."