193 minutes | Sep 28, 2020

Episode 081: Faiza Khan & Saif Omar | Co-hosts of The Musafir Stories, & Founding members of O2Pod Collective

The Musafir Stories is an independent travel podcast that explores the lesser known destinations across India. See their websiteFollow them on Instagram Like their Facebook page Chat with them on Twitter Each episode, hang out with the hosts Faiza and Saif, as they chat with insiders and locals who will share their amazing stories and experiences. Faiza Khan and Saif Omar are co-hosts of The Musafir Stories, and also the founding members of the O2Pod Collective. Listen to their journey from growing up in Bangalore and dabbling in handmade product businesses, to now showcasing India through the medium of an audio podcast. The O2Pod Collective is a community of independent podcasters and listeners that provides a platform to explore this growing medium in India. Follow them on Instagram Like their Facebook page Whether you're starting out with a new podcast, need to discuss the latest technologies and developments in this industry, or just want to hang out and learn, the O2Pod Collective welcomes you with open arms.  Also mentioned on this episode Aaron Millar - Aawaz - Airplane Mode - Alberta - All India Bakchod - Amateur Traveler podcast - Amit Doshi - Amit Varma - Anuvab Pal - Aravind Chandramohan - Armchair Explorer - Audible - Audiomatic - Audioboom - Away - B R Ambedkar - Baji Rao Mastani - Banff - Bangalore - Bangalore Bits - Bangalore Palace - Biker Radio Rodcast - Bijay Gautam - Canada - Chatrapathi Shivaji - Chhavi Sachdev - Chitrakoot - Church Street - Condenast Traveler podcast - Cyrus Broacha - Cyrus Says - Dakhni - Danish Sait - Death Valley - Dzükou Valley - Extra Pack of Peanuts - Frazer Town - Ganjam - Goodwave Adventures - Guzzler's Inn - Hampi - Hoboken, NJ - How I Built This with Guy Raz - Hyder Ali - INTACH - Inscription Stones of Bangalore - International Dark-Sky Association - Invisible India Podcast - ISRO - IVM Podcasts - Jason Moore - Jayanagar - Jessica - Joe Rogan Experience - José Covaco - Kaan Masti - Kadhai Podcast - Kalinjar Fort - Keibul Lamjao National Park - Khajuraho - Kunaal Roy Kapur - Lalbagh - Las Vegas - Lenduk - Macha - Maharaja Chhatrasal - Malabar River Festival - Mangalore - Manik Taneja - Matteo Cafe - Meera Iyer - Naga Subramanya B B - Narayan Prasad - Nebraska - NEOWISE - New Jersey - New Space India - Northeast India - NPR - Our Last Week - Outliers - Patagonia - Pavan Srinath - Peshwa Baji Rao - Pornhub podcast - Quiet Parks International - RadioLab - Ramayana - ReDiscovery Project - Road Trips USA - Roads & Kingdoms - Route 66 - Shandy Shirshendu Banerjee - Shankar - Shiv Sivaguru - Slang podcast - Software People Stories - Soul Sante - Spotify - Subash Chandra Bose - Sujatha Balakrishnan - Sully - Suresh Menon - Thale Harate - The Adventure Sports Podcast - The Dirtbag Diaries - The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - The Passion People Podcast - The Seen And The Unseen - The Sporkful - The Stans (Central Asia) - The Trip - The Wild - Tipu Sultan - Travis & Heather - Urdunama - Vishnu Padmanabhan - Weird NJ - Women Who Travel - World Nomads podcast - Western Ghats - Writer & Geek - WTF with Marc Maron - Yosemite National Park - Zero To Travel TIMESTAMPS FOR REFERENCE 10:30 Work and sitting behind a screen 15:58 Toronto is home 18:57 Introverts and podcasting 21:45 Talking about sounds 30:37 Learning English in schools from the 90s 39:38 Podcasts and sleeping 45:13 How we stumbled upon podcasts 57:14 Beginning of The Musafir Stories 01:11:09 Brands and companies getting into podcasting 01:16:03 The beauty of the raw vibes of podcasting 01:25:47 Money and podcasting, in India 01:30:37 Randomness in podcasting 01:36:56 O2PodCollective 01:43:23 Vernacular podcasts in India 01:54:42 Saif & Faiza's personal travels and influences02:12:49 Women in travel 02:19:23 Taking our local destinations for granted 02:28:23 Possibilities of travel to cover The Musafir Stories 02:30:55 Learnings from doing the podcast 02:47:03 The Musafir Stories in Hindi? 02:52:47 O2PodCollective in the Indian podcasting scene 02:57:01 The Musafir Stories going forward 02:58:58 Guests and making friends ******* Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8 Music by Nordgroove from Fugue Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio Library Cumulus Nimbus by Quincas Moreira The Emperor's New Nikes by DJ Williams
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