Episode 14: Best Guilty Pleasures with Sonal Aggarwal
Guilty as charged! This week, we did some serious debating about the Best Guilty Pleasures with Sonal Aggarwal -- producer of Gimme the Light -- and it got intense! Social media, gossip, fast food, and all the shame-addled vices we all know and love are matched up against each other, so give us a listen and we promise, we won't tell **wink**
This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with comedian, Sonal Aggarwal. As they discuss Sonal's solo show The Alchemy of Bliss, fire dancing and sunrise swims in icy Lake Michigan, Lauren bakes an Ice Blue Sheet Cake! You can see more of Sonal's comedy at sonalaggarwal.com. Our theme music is Just for Fun courtesy of Ketsa. Watch on Youtube! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible TODAY'S RECIPE: VANILLA SHEET CAKE (with Ice Blue Frosting) by Life, Love and Sugar INGREDIENTS Vanilla Sheet Cake 2 1/4 cups (293g) all purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup (168g) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar 4 large eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup (240ml) milk Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 1 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup shortening* 6 cups (690g) powdered sugar 1/8 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp corn syrup (or honey) 4–6 tbsp water or milk Pink, Peach and Ivory gel icing color Sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS -Prepare a 12×18 inch sheet pan/jelly roll pan with non-stick baking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).-Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.-Add the butter, sugar, and oil to and large mixer bowl and beat together until light in color and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on the creaming time.-Add the eggs two at a time, mixing until mostly combined after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.-Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until mostly combined.-Slowly add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.-Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated. Do not over mix the batter.-Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.-Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool.-To make the frosting, beat the butter and shortening together until smooth.-Slowly add half of the powdered sugar and the salt and mix until smooth.-Add the vanilla extract, corn syrup and 4 tablespoons of water or milk and mix until smooth.-Slowly add the remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add additional water or milk, as needed to get the right consistency of frosting.-Color the frosting to your desired shade. I used a little bit of pink, peach and ivory gel icing colors.-Spread the frosting evenly onto the cooled cake and then top with sprinkles. Cover the cake well and store at room temperature. Cake is best when eaten within 3-4 days. Frosting modification: I did not use shortening or corn syrup.
In the fourteenth episode - Julia Felix, sadly,was unable to attend this recording, I speak with Sonal Aggarwal (based in Chicago Illinois) who is originally from the Northern parts of India; we talk aboit Vikings (the TV show), national identity, K Pop, the Ku Klux Klan and the merch (merchandise) and much, much more. A truly amazing and extremely funny, witty comedic creator with an online web series on youtube (am hooked more than I am on Netflix). Sonal is definitely a great guest on The show with no name Podcast, I advise you to sip your beverage very carefully while listening to this episode, you do not want to accidentaly snort/sneeze/swallow down the wrong pipe while listening to this episode... you have been warned! To see this epic web series on YouTube click here. To follow Sonal on Instagram click over here.
Episode 23: The Yoga Industrial Complex | Sonal Aggarwal
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We brought back Sonal Aggarwal for another great episode where we touched on a lot of different topics. Sonal is one of the most interesting people we know, and on this episode we talked about: growing up in the Midwest, moving to India for classical music training, some funny stories from Goa & Italy, the billion dollar yoga industry in which brown people are severely underrepresented, and a lot more. 🎬 TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Intro 00:09:01 Indian Classical Music Training 00:11:47 Pandemic Zoom Comedy 00:15:00 Tokenized or Fetishized 00:35:55 The Michaels - Jackson/Jordan 00:40:31 Queer-baiting Articles 00:43:40 Yamaha Scooter vs. Enfield Bullet 00:49:23 WHERE'S THE KOHINOOR?!? 00:50:01 The Yoga Industrial Complex 00:57:08 Dahler Mehndi, the original meme 01:05:23 White Yoga Instructors vs. Black Yoga Instructors 01:08:39 Sonal's Plugs SONAL'S LINKS: 📺 Code-Switched the Series https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJzr4xnSVQxvLEhzjOVGgxw 📸 Sonal's IG https://www.instagram.com/sonalmedia/ 📸 Zoom Comedy Show https://www.instagram.com/gimmethelightcomedyshow/ SUPPORT US: 🛒 Check out our merch: https://return-the-jewels.myteespring.co/ STAY IN TOUCH: 📸 Return the Jewels IG: https://www.instagram.com/returnthejewels/ #codeswitched #comedy #michaeljackson #goa #italy #chicago #indiana #michaeljackson #michaeljordan #queerbaiting #enfieldbullet #kohinoordiamond #yoga #dahlermehndi
Episode 7: Let's Get Linguistical with Sonal Aggarwal
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We have the incredible Sonal Aggarwal on this one. Sonal is a multi-talented comedian, actress, podcaster, and free spirit from Chicago. You can find her in Code-Switched: A comedy-drama about a group of South Asian-Americans juggling love, work, and family in Chicago. We are proud to say that Sonal is a very close friend of the podcast because she gives back to the community and is always doing more. Whether its a series of concerts for kids of every age and every time zones, fundraising for charities, or organizing hula hoop birthday parties...she's there! Please follow her on IG @sonalmedia, listen to her podcast @ranirageradio, and definitely check out her new show @codeswitchedseries Don't forget to enjoy our tokenized or fetishized segment on this one: Sonal brings up an interesting take on traveling for spirituality on a budget. Also, we have a new segment on this one: Appreciation or Appropriation, where we discuss the realities of Yoga and awareness. We covered a lot of topics in this one from: Sonal's travels to India and South America and her encounters with spiritual guides. Also, this was a really fun episode that you can watch over and over. Please like and share this episode with all your family and friends. Let us know your thoughts on this conversation in the comments. We appreciate your support and look forward to your help in building this community. #returnthejewels #SonalAggarwal #code-switched
This week I went to Clare Austen-Smith’s backyard to talk about a college hookup that got dicey when she got an unexpected period. Clare produces a comedy show called Just Us Gals. Check out her earrings at Daisy Chain Jewelry and follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/okayclare Our live story comes from Chicago comic Sonal Aggarwal. Sonal talked about the time she got felt up by a strange man at the beach in Sri Lanka and almost drowned him. (Trigger warning: sexual assault.) Sonal hosts a podcast called Rani Rage Radio (RaRaRa). Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonalmediaThe Ladylike Podcast is produced by Gena Gephart:https://www.instagram.com/genagephartTheme song is Type of Wound by Natalie Grace Alford:https://nataliegracealford1.bandcamp.comFollow Ladylike:https://www.facebook.com/ladylikechicago https://www.instagram.com/ladylikechicago https://twitter.com/ladylikechicagoContact us: email@example.com
Sonal Aggarwal was born in Pittsburg, PA was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and dipped out and traveled the world until a motorcycle accident brought her back home. We talk about my hot mom, learn about her Indian parents and their "dating advice and my secret family in Mexico. I don't know how to do laundry, she knows Spanish better than me and India has a 60 percent public defecation rate. We learn about her psychedelic experiences, The Rainbow Gathering and Aldi finds. If you don't know any blonde Mexicans, don't know who Chente is and want to find out who "The Lover Charger" is then listen to this episode. Check out her Podcast Rani Rage Radio. Support The Lobo Den Patreon for goodies and bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/theloboden Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpMwGFBQ-Z0 Instagram: @sonalmedia @ranirageradio @lobo9110 @thelobodenpodcast Twitter: @lobo9110 @lobodenpodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thelobodenpodcast Donate: https://www.paypal.me/thelobodenpodcast Links: Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan - Love Charger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q48tagwurUw Indias Number 1 Marriage Site! https://www.shaadi.com/ Vicente Fernández - Por Tu Maldito Amor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfm2zSgQ8cQ
This week, I talk to my friend, Sonal Aggarwal, about the album Hitler Bad, Vandals Good by The Vandals. We tell traveling stories, talk about interdependence, and cooking.Link to Spotify playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1rv7B4mc2LEtlcePOAK5kYThis is a Knaveryink podcast.
Sonal Aggarwal, comedienne, massage therapist, fire dancer, citizen of the earth! Sonal graduated from college and went to India to visit family and told her parents she was going back with them to the states. Learn about her 6+ years abroad, selling clothes, dancing with fire, and a tragic motorcycle accident that inspired her to become one woman storytelling wonder! Buckle up! Follow Sonal on her social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/razor_bliss/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/razor_bliss ...and look for her one woman show in August! Reach out to the show with your own disaster: firstname.lastname@example.org We're easy to follow on social media @traveldisasters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traveldisasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traveldisasters Twitter: https://twitter.com/traveldisasters The amazing intro music comes from The Craig Brown Band: http: http://craigbrownband.com/ Check out their LP on Third Man Records: https://thirdmanstore.com/the-lucky-ones-forget-black-or-seafoam-vinyl And follow their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craigbrownband If you're in the Chicago area and want to tell your story, reach out to JAZZFUZZ and they'll make it happen: http://www.JAZZFUZZ.com