In this episode, a voice-over artist, actor, and musician based in Boston, Shahjehan talks about his 'King of the World' podcast. The seven-part series follows Shahjehan's journey through his addiction, identity, and religion as he navigates America in the 20 years that follow 9/11.
The podcast was nominated for two categories under The Ambies 2022 - a series of awards dedicated to celebrating excellence in podcasting. We hope you love this episode and Shahjehan as much as we do!
What to Listen For
- Ambies award? - Series of awards given to the podcast industry
- Introduction to Shahjehan and 'King of the World' podcast
- How 'King of the World' started and the team behind it
- Shahjehan's start in podcasting with no experience in scripting and producing a series
- "Terrified but in a good way..."
- Different styles of podcasts across the world
- Podcasts in 2020 and Podcast setups
- What Shahjehan aims to achieve with 'King of the World'?
- 9/11 at the center of the show
- Coming of age story that was based on Shahjehan's life
- What was it like to grow up in America as a Muslim?
- Duality of existence and the concept of identity
- 20 years on, is it better now?
- Representation now
- Questions about fasting, Eid, and other questions being an exposure to Islam to some
- Tina, a character from the podcast. Even appearing in another podcast; 'Immigrantly'
- Imposter Syndrome and how to overcome Imposter Syndrome?
- As a minority, if you gain some accolades, is it token representation in a way?
- Muslim Health Professional and therapy - Muslim/Islamic studies based and Normal therapy, is it the same or completely different?
- What is the advantage of having a Muslim or a brown therapist? How are they different?
- First time needing to tell someone about his problems with addiction
- Just talking about it vs keeping it in
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