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Nazeem Hussain: Rogue Son

Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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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.

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. Under this government's previous reign, disappearances of minorities were rife, and as a minority Muslim in this country, Naz's Mum has good reason to be scared of what's coming for him. And in the face of a mountain climb, a battle with a lethal martial arts guru, the forces of black and white magic and a deathly curse, Naz should really be scared too.

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Very entertaining and Insightful

This podcast was fun to listen to and I enjoyed the insights and the topics chosen. Nazeem definitely knows how to make any story funny.

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great read

loved this series will listen to it again. I loved the suspense from time to time. it was a really good read.

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Very interesting

Really enjoyed the Podcast. Funny but very thoughtful. Nazeem is hilarious. Recommended for anyone with an interest in travel and Sri Lanka.

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AWESOME

Awesome, as usual for Nazeem Hussain!!!!! The boy can find humour in any subject and is first and foremost funny and then brown lol 😆 sorry but I don't give a shit what colour you are when you can make me laugh. WTG!!!& again AWESOME!!!!

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Such a great journey

What a fun journey to Sri Lanka! Love Nazeem’s honesty and innocence! He’s a fine example of a young proud Australian. Loved the music too

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A good cultural assessment of current Sri Lanka

I enjoyed listening to the entire series, at every pause impatient for the next section. His coverage, presentation, and humor are great. Happy to hear he visited the "Welding Doctor" but sad he missed an opportunity to talk to him. One of the wrongly described things in Sri Lanka is commonly identifying purely Sri Lankan traditional medicine as Ayurvedic medicine - which comes from India. Sri Lanka has both Ayurvedic as well and traditional medicine that are made out of plants only. The "Welding Doctor" is also a Sinhala traditional medicine practitioner - not an Ayurvedic doctor. Unfortunately, even his Sri Lankan aunties were unable to make this fact correct. Nazim's assessment of the political change is mostly accurate, so is his assessment of Sri Lanka's deep division that is unseen to foreigners.

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Enjoyable trip with Nazeem

Please do some more, with better sound. Make sure also to do more of Asia

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Awesome!

Fun, educational, confronting and interesting. Finally found something perfectly balanced and enjoyable to listen to.

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Spellbinding throughout

Nazeem is not just a funny man, but a fantastic storyteller, and this is quite a tale. I was completely absorbed from the very beginning right to the final words. Didn’t want it to end. I hope there’s more like this!

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Loved it

This was a fascinating and fun series to listen to, loved going on the journey with Naz. The storyline with his Mum is hilarious too! So good.

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  • 04-09-2020

Differences and similarities

Really interesting. Learnt a lot about Sri Lanka, things I was only vaguely aware of. Made me think on how people who grow up away from their familial origin can feel alien in both places alongside as feeling from them (I'm like this). Also how it can be positive.

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  • 28-08-2020

brilliant

Nazeem was funny and interesting. you really feel like you're on the journey with him

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  • Khalid_Al
  • 29-08-2020

nice light hearted entertainment

a light hearted look at a 2nd generations journey of discovery in his homeland. enjoyable to listen to but not really anything too in depth here.

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  • Cat14
  • 05-10-2020

A fun trip with a great guide

So sad that it's over. What a great trip. Some live bits some narrative and a great story kept me tuning in....

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  • 27-09-2020

great listen

good story well read excellent really easy and so funny but real at the same time