Nazeem Hussain is a grown man whose Mum won’t let him go to Sri Lanka. At least, not without her by his side. But he’s just had a kid, and he’s started thinking ahead to the questions his son might ask him one day, like ‘why are we brown?’ So Naz flies to Sri Lanka with the echoes of his Mum’s protests in his ears.
In his new Audible Original Podcast, Rogue Son, we follow comedian Nazeem Hussain as he journeys through his ancestral lands, considering what life would’ve been like had his parents not migrated to Australia. Naz tours Sri Lanka at a pivotal time for the country, politically and culturally. A new government is elected while Naz is in the air, so he lands in a strange atmosphere of confusion and change.
In this Conversations from Byron podcast Nazeem talks with friend and fellow comedian Matt Okine about the making of the podcast. They discuss race, identity and the experience of returning to your place of heritage as a first generation migrant.
Thanks to Delta Kay, Arakwal Bundjalung woman, for the Welcome to Country on this podcast.
To listen to the full podcast series of Rogue Son, head to audible.com.
Nazeem Hussain is an Australian comedian, actor, television and radio presenter. He is best known as creator and star of both television comedy shows Legally Brown and Orange is the New Brown. His Netflix special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy began streaming worldwide in 2019.
The multi-talented comedian, actor and presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite award-winning comedians. Being Black N Chicken, & Chips is his first novel.
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