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Nihal Arthanayake

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Latest 11 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

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Avni Doshi with Nihal Arthanayake

The Penguin Podcast

“There’s a way in which memory can press up against the present”: this week, American author Avni Doshi talks to Nihal Arthanayake about her wildly successful debut novel, ’Burnt Sugar’, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.In this episode, Avni and Nihal discuss the problematic deification of motherhood in South Asian communities, using humour to explore dark subject matter, and using her nomadic experiences to develop her writing style. #PenguinPodcast'Burnt Sugar' is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3gyj7jg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Jun 2021

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Top Ten Tottenham Ep 3 - Nihal Arthanayake

The Spurs Show

This week Mike Leigh discusses favourite Tottenham moments with radio and TV presenter Nihal Arthanayake.spursshow.net @spursshow Support us at season.spursshow.net Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by Leon Gorman A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk Copyright 2021 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright


22 Jun 2021

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Yaa Gyasi with Nihal Arthanayake

The Penguin Podcast

Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi talks to Nihal Arthanayake about her second novel, ’Transcendent Kingdom’. Using objects like a photo of a mouse and a SZA song, the author of the award-winning ‘Homegoing’ chats to Nihal about her Ghanaian heritage, liking your own characters, and discussing mental illness in African cultures. #PenguinPodcast’Transcendent Kingdom’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3e0h7Oa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Apr 2021

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Nihal Arthanayake

How's Your Father?

Johnny talks to BBC presenter Nihal| podcast by producer paul | More about Johnny Cochrane: Twitter @iJohnnyCochrane and Instagram @ijohnnycochrane | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Mar 2021

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006. Nihal Arthanayake

Roots and Rhymes

DONATE NOW - https://we-make-events.raisely.com/rootsandrhymesChunz and Makh are back for a brand new season and they're joined by UK Punjabi Entertainer and singer, H-Dhami. We talk about his early aspirations of being a Dhol and Bhangra Dancer and how he's now following in his father's footsteps.Join us on our journey through the scene as we reminisce, promote and celebrate one of the most diverse and exciting cultural movements on the planet.Roots and Rhymes is all about celebrating this new cultural wave - looking forward to where it will take us all next, but more importantly, looking back at the music and inspirations of what brought us where we are now. Founded and hosted by UK-based veteran deejay Chunz alongside his co-host and microphone controller Makh, who both witnessed and were part of the 2000’s UK Bhangra revolution first-hand, this podcast explores how urban culture and music has shaped the incredible Brit-Asian pop-culture we’re experiencing today.As a part of the brand-new season of the podcast, Roots & Rhymes have made a commitment to reach an initial target of £1000 which will be donated to #WeMakeEvents chosen charity Backup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 26mins

10 Mar 2021

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Nihal Arthanayake • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #368

Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!It’s been a minute getting this one ready, as he and Pip go way back but the time has finally come - people, please welcome the airwave ray of sunshine NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE!Less ‘overdue’ and more ‘inevitable’, this one, as the two have some ace history together and have been in similar orbits for a good while. It’s a great time to catch Nihal, as thoughts have taken shape over the past year of pandemical times and while it’s not far removed enough to have that crystal clear clarity, it’s been enough time to get a picture of things and read the room a bit. So there’s that up top, but keep it locked for the behind the scenes music science - especially if you’re a hip hop head (mmm maybe of a certain vintage!), as this will make you smile a lot. Nihal used to rap and has been in the game for years (to quote Biggie, it made him an animal), and you’ll hear some ill stories and dope recollections but all backed up. As Nihal say, “Don’t get it twisted” - we shan’t, Nihal. Don’t you worry. ENJOY!NIHAL on TWITTERNIHAL on RADIO 5MC KRAYZEE A (aka YUNG NIHAL! This is FIRE - I have this on record!)COLLAPSED LUNG • Chainsaw WedgieSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVESee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

17 Feb 2021

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Ali Smith with Nihal Arthanayake

The Penguin Podcast

Author and playwright Ali Smith chats to Nihal about her 2014 multi award-winning novel ‘How to be Both’, which has just been released as an audiobook.In this episode, Ali reveals how she takes herself out of her comfort zone, why we should give books a chance when reading them and her love of silent film. #PenguinPodcast 'How to be Both' will be available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2Z6TNaz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Feb 2021

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#02 - Nihal Arthanayake


Dadvengers Podcast Episode 02 - Nihal ArthanayakeBBC Radio 5 live DJ Nihal Arthanayake joins Nigel Clarke for this episode of the Dadvengers Podcast to discus the love-hate relationship between his son and daughter, what the family have been discussing at the dinner table, and how being a person of colour in the UK has affected/affects their kids. Plus no chat with a music lover would be complete without finding out the albums that all kids should and shouldn't listen to!Time Codes1:24 - Nihal talks about his children... "They're frenemies!"7:10 - "I'll do it on my own" - The ultimatum from Nihal'a wife that led to him learning to contribute to fatherhood fully.11:07 - Dealing with his child's extreme reaction when loosing at sports at a young age.13:18 - "I care about the things I should... don't sweat the small stuff" - advice on parenting.15:30 - Nihal talks about parenting two very different children.19:08 - Supporting his children to pursue their interests... "I DM'd Calvin Harris".21:34 - Nihal's favourite toys as a child, and melting action mans face!24:42 - Learning about Nihal's own family history26:38 - Nihal on taking his children to a BLM March and the impact of this on them all.30:07 - Dealing with the racial discrimination Nihal and his children have experienced since moving out of London.34:25 - "They'd inherited scumbagginess from their parents" - dealing with racist children at his own children's school37:18 -Nihal talks about the importance of being part of a team.39:03 - The albums our children absolutely should, and shouldn't listen to!40:10 - Parenting Superpower! Don't forget to subscribe to be first to hear new episodes. And if you want more of our parenting content make sure you're following us onInstagram & Facebook too! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Nov 2020

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Nihal Arthanayake: Making No Money to the Big League of BBC Radio DJ! 007

The British Entrepeneur - Jon Joseph Bourgerie

I talk to Radio 5 host Nihal Arthanayake about it all... business, the grind, success ingredients, the art of conversation amongst other things. Really loved this one! Click here to listen here - jjb.buzzsprout.comFollow my Instagram @jonjosephbourgerie - www.Instagram.com/jonjosephbourgerieFollow Nihal - @therealnihalMy companies:Modball Rally - www.Modball.comAmica Fitness - www.amica-fitness.comCrossFit Shoreditch - www.CrossFitShoreditch.comCrossFit Swindon - www.CrossFit-Swindon.co.ukAerin Swim - www.AerinSwim.comMy website - www.JonJosephBourgerie.comThanks for watching.

1hr 58mins

25 Sep 2020

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Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

The Penguin Podcast

Journalist and podcast host Pandora Sykes chats to Nihal about her debut book ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? - a collection of essays which question the perceived wisdom of modern life.  Pandora chooses objects which inspire her and talks to Nihal about her life-long love of books, why it is so important to shop less and she reads out some of her favourite quotes from when she was a teenager. #PenguinPodcast  ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2E1LmGg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Jul 2020