Ep. 12 – WNYC Reporter Arun Venugopal

We turn the tables and interview Arun Venugopal, a reporter at WNYC. He’s also a host of Micropolis, in which he helps to examine race, sexuality, and identity.

Arun is also a regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and has previously been published in The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. His commentary on Indian-American issues has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Associated Press.

We spoke to Arun about the current state of South Asians in the media, evolution of the community in Hollywood with stars such as Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling and Priyanka Chopra, and the South Asian community’s place in America.