Nikesh Shukla • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #374
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
Following on from a triple episode week of pure musical commentary, here is a straight up excellent chat with the powerful and acclaimed writer NIKESH SHUKLA!
So much to get into on this one, and Nikesh and Pip cram a huge amount into what could certainly go on for a good few more hours. Nikesh’s new book ‘Brown Baby’ is available now with an accompanying podcast, and you’ll hear most of the foundation upon which it was all born here in this chat. It’s a big one, ranging from the deep questions posed by kids, being ‘authentically Asian’ and the minimal quotas for ‘Indian’ authors, diversity panels, the publisher Unbound, the all seeing Grandfather of the podcast at this point aka Musa Okawonga, the toll taken on his soul in promoting his books, the under/overcurrent of racism from seed to weed (I just made that up but it feels appropriate), raising kids to feel joy, Oscar Brown Jr via Nina Simone, and his past days as a rapper. So much CONTENT! Haha. Just playing. Enjoy, it’s a goodie.
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