Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast
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The Legendary Kondabolu Brothers of Queens (Hari and Ashok) were born to Indian immigrant parents who attempted to create Indian-American superhumans and instead were left with a comedian (Hari) and a man of undefinable abilities (Ashok). Successful individually in their pursuits of comedy and music, they have combined forces to create a semi-regular live talk show in NYC called “The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project” and a new podcast “The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast.” They are one day hoping to make money.
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 15||This episode is a live compilation of Hari and Ashok guest-hosting Wyatt Cenac's "Night Train" show in Brooklyn's Littlefield on March 17th 2014. Discussions include eating placentas, the white man march and Sexy Jesus. Also, Ashok kind-of tries...||1/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 14||This live episode features special guest W. Kamau Bell. Discussions include Hari's appearance on Good Day NY, Kamau's appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher & the fellows answer both tumblr & live audience questions. Recorded live at...||9/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 13||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss Ashok's India trip, the end of Totally Biased and finally answer your Tumblr questions.||3/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 12||The Kondabolu Brothers did this live edition of the podcast as part of a fundraiser for Brooklyn-based non-profit Union Docs on September 14th, 2013. They discuss Hari meeting his heroes, Ashok djing for a billionaire's son and how to talk about...||11/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 11||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss the differences between Nickelodeon and Disney, how amazing Filipino basketball team names are and interview their father on Father's Day.||8/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 10||The Kondabolu Brothers talk about crappy NYC public school teachers, share stories of meeting celebrities including a chance encounter with David Byrne and they analyze Yahoo's purchase of Tumblr.||6/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 9||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss meeting Kate Hudson, Ashok having his wallet stolen in front of him, Fred Armisen being a "racial monkey wrench," and their feeling towards Portland, Oregon.||5/6/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 8||The Kondabolu Brothers perform live at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. They discuss cultural appropriation, the singer Grimes, life at a small liberal arts college, and Ashok's breakthrough with Thermos.||4/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 7||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss spicy food, a bad cab ride they had from Queens to Brooklyn and how they should be more famous. Also, they have an exclusive interview with THEIR MOTHER (on her birthday).||4/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 6||This episode contains excerpts of the "Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project" #25 live show with special guest Anil Dash that was performed at the People's Improv Theater in New York on 3/15/13. There is more discussion of the Das Racist break-up, why...||3/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 5||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss kids saying the darndest things, the post office, patent trolling, thermoses and we take many of your tumblr questions.||3/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 4||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss Morrissey, vegetarianism, jumbotron racism, and multi-purpose slurs. We also answer more tumblr questions and explain the "tricked and trapped" twitter phenomenom.||2/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 3||The Kondabolu Brothers discuss the Superbowl, Vegan Doughnut shops, Ashok's Vitamin Manifesto, and Hari being mentioned in a Senate hearing about Benghazi. Also, we answers questions on Tumblr for the first time!||2/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 2||The Kondabolu Brothers' second podcast, live from Ashok's apartment in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Topics include the live and death of the Gowanus Dolphin, the time the brothers both auditioned for Iron Man 3, Ashok's experience filming an Adult...||1/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast 1||The Kondabolu Brothers (Hari and Ashok) premiere their new podcast recorded on Christmas Day 2012 in their parent's basement in Queens. Topics include Das Racist's break-up, Hari's appearances on Conan and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Hurricane...||1/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
Funny Guys, High Hopes for this
Saw these two at their show at the PIT in NYC, they have a great dynamic, remind me of me and my brother. Like at the live show Hari was about to launch into a tirade about a picture of a black Mary holding a white Jesus, when all of a sudden Ashok realizes that its a Santeria statue that doesn't have the same implications, and Hari has to sheepishly finish his rant while trying to figure out A) Why his brother just undercut him live on stage and B) why he couldn't have told him earlier. Hilarious.
As for the pilot episode of this podcast, it was fun but could use some structure and hopefully less discussion of what a podcast is. In that interest I'l put my 2 cents here. Some podcasts basicaly talk about current events, like news and things from your life; not too different from the live show. Many podcasts have guests, which allows a new set of things to talk about each week that get filtered through the hosts' dynamic. This coud also be a lot like the live show. Frankly I think it would be a fill a huge gap as most comedy podcasts are out in LA so there is a huge untapped resource of NYC comics and actors, not to mention musicians, who would be great guests. Caveat being that I think we denizens of NYC are less likely to listen to or be familiar with podcasts as we don't have long isolated car commutes, but on the other hand most LA guests don't listen to podcasts. Doubt guests would want to trek out to Queens tho. Keep doing it, I'm sure you'll work out the kinks, expect big things.
Racial. Justice. Comedy.
I really love Hari and Ashok's take on issues like how to deal with cultural appropriation on liberal arts college campuses, tests of cultural authenticity from friends, and racism in casting for TV and film. They have a great back-and-forth, and I've really enjoyed getting to know their parents through the "dad time" and "mom time" segments. Smart, funny, and entertaining!
Best podcast on iTunes.
I listen to a lot of comedy podcasts on iTunes such as Comedy Bang Bang, Nerdist, and many other Earwolf podcasts as well. And I have to say, these guys are the funniest and the most interesting podcast by FAR. They have great chemistry together. Hari Kondabolu is one of my favorite stand up comedians now, and I've known Ashok Kondabolu for a long time since I am a huge Das Racist fan and he was their hype man (Das Racist is a really good hip-hop group that is unfortunately broken up now :( I hope they get back together soon. I feel like i really relate to these two, and they are definitely my favorite podcast I have ever heard. And they are from India and speak Telugu, I AM FROM INDIA AND SPEAK TELUGU AS WELL!!! YEEEE