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Nani Navigates

Nani Navigates

By Vaishnavi Venkatesh
A podcast for young people, by a young person.
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Episode 1: Say My Name

Nani Navigates

Episode 1: Say My Name

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Episode 13: Two Teens Discuss Feminism (ft. Sharjah Mbodji)
In this episode, the first on Nani Navigates with a teen guest, I speak with Sharjah Mbodji, host of Teen Feminist Podcast. We discuss our podcasts, what it means to be an intersectional feminist, and advice for teen feminists and activists. Check out Instagram @naninavigates for the latest updates, posts, stories, and interactive content. Thanks for listening to Nani Navigates!
28:29
July 16, 2021
Episode 12: Happy Pride!
Happy Pride! In this episode, I dive into queer history, the relationship between culture/religion and a third gender, and modern pride.  A Queer History of the United States for Young People (by Michael Bronski, adapted for YA readers by Richie Chevat) is a great resource to learn more about Queer American History (which IS American History). Check out and follow Instagram @naninavigates for the latest updates, interactive stories, and posts! More resources and links regarding Pride and Queer representation will be posted there, as well as opportunities for YOU to share more subtopics and ideas related to anything from this episode. Visit naninavigates.com for more information about the podcast, its goals, and the team behind the mic. Thanks for listening to Nani Navigates!
10:44
July 1, 2021
Episode 11: A Boldly Awkward Teen's Wild Idea
In the first episode of Season 2, I share a wild idea I came up with for an English assignment, and how (I hope) it will change how I view myself and my life. Check out Instagram @naninavigates for the latest updates and interactive content! Thanks for listening to Nani Navigates!
10:11
June 16, 2021
Episode 10: Xue Cheung
In this episode of Nani Navigates' Career Miniseries, I speak with software engineer Xue Cheung. Nani Navigates now has its own Instagram! Check out and follow @naninavigates for more updates and interactive stories and posts. Visit naninavigates.com for the latest updates on future episodes, as well as who or what you'd like to hear more from/about next on Nani Navigates. Thanks for listening!
22:03
April 3, 2021
Episode 9: Park Fung and Tiffany Wong
In this episode of the Career Miniseries, I spoke to two teachers at my high school, Mr. Fung and Ms. Wong, about their experiences teaching STEM subjects remotely.  Visit naninavigates.com to subscribe for the latest updates on episode releases, as well as to comment who you'd like to hear from next. Thanks for listening to Nani Navigates!
32:60
February 8, 2021
Episode 8: Vasudevan Panicker
In the fourth episode of the Career Miniseries, I spoke with Vasudevan (Vasu) Panicker on his journey as a musician, composer, and educator, and most recently, an MBA candidate. To learn more about him and his work, click here. Visit naninavigates.com to subscribe for the latest updates on episode releases, as well as to comment who you'd like to hear from next on the Career Miniseries. Thanks for listening to Nani Navigates! 
33:07
December 31, 2020
Episode 7: Sylvia Acevedo
On this episode of Nani Navigates, I spoke with Sylvia Acevedo, former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. To learn more about Sylvia Acevedo and her work: https://sylviaacevedo.org/ Check out https://naninavigates.com/ to subscribe for regular mailing updates about future episodes, as well as to comment who you'd like to hear from next on the Career Miniseries. Thanks for listening!
27:20
November 27, 2020
Episode 6: Dr. David Langer
In the second episode of the Career Miniseries, I spoke with Dr. David Langer, MD, chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.  To learn more about Dr. Langer's work: https://www.northwell.edu/about/leadership/david-langer-md Check out https://naninavigates.com/ to subscribe to regular mailing updates about future episodes, and to comment about who you'd like to hear from on the Career Miniseries. Thanks for listening!
27:27
August 23, 2020
Episode 5: Dan Giusti
Welcome to the all-new Career miniseries on Nani Navigates! In the first episode of the miniseries, I spoke with previous guest, chef Dan Giusti, on how he first got into the culinary arts, and his journey from there, to Noma, to Brigaid.  Check out naninavigates.com to learn more and subscribe to regular updates!
18:53
July 30, 2020
Episode 4: It's That Time
In this episode, I'm exploring the menstruation stigma, looking at cultural and religious "customs" around the world, as well as period poverty. Check out naninavigates.com to subscribe to regular updates about future episodes. The following are links to amazing organizations and campaigns mentioned in the episode.  Click here to learn about Femme International. Learn more about Femstrate here.
17:22
July 22, 2020
Episode 3: O Say, Can't You See?
In this episode, I’m going back in time to explore America’s complicated history with racism, through the lens of early leaders that are honored and admired but who themselves had a complicated relationship with slavery. This episode was inspired by the book Stamped  by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. I would highly recommend it! Check out https://naninavigates.com/ to learn more and subscribe to my blog for email updates!
14:29
July 4, 2020
Episode 2: It's Time for Lunch
In this episode, Nani Navigates school lunch.  For more information about Dan Giusti and Brigaid: https://www.chefsbrigaid.com/ For more information about NYC's school meal system: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals-for-all
19:32
June 5, 2020
Episode 1: Say My Name
Here's some backstory on my nickname, Nani, and my journey through embracing, accepting, and loving my name.
05:36
May 15, 2020
Episode 0: Intro to Nani Navigates
Welcome to Nani Navigates, a podcast for young people, by a young person. New episodes coming soon!
00:46
May 10, 2020