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Nani Navigates

14 EpisodesProduced by Vaishnavi VenkateshWebsite

A podcast for young people, by a young person.

14 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 13: Two Teens Discuss Feminism (ft. Sharjah Mbodji)

July 16th, 2021


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 …

Episode 12: Happy Pride!

July 1st, 2021


Happy Pride! In this episode, I dive into queer history, the relationship between culture/religion and a third gender, and modern pride. 

A Queer …

Episode 11: A Boldly Awkward Teen's Wild Idea

June 16th, 2021


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 …

Episode 10: Xue Cheung

April 3rd, 2021


In this episode of Nani Navigates' Career Miniseries, I speak with software engineer Xue Cheung.

Nani Navigates now has its own Instagram! Check out …

Episode 9: Park Fung and Tiffany Wong

February 8th, 2021


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 …

Episode 8: Vasudevan Panicker

December 31st, 2020


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, …

Episode 7: Sylvia Acevedo

November 27th, 2020


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:

Check out to …

Episode 6: Dr. David Langer

August 23rd, 2020


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:

Episode 5: Dan Giusti

July 30th, 2020


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 …

Episode 4: It's That Time

July 22nd, 2020


In this episode, I'm exploring the menstruation stigma, looking at cultural and religious "customs" around the world, as well as period poverty. …

Episode 3: O Say, Can't You See?

July 4th, 2020


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.

Episode 2: It's Time for Lunch

June 5th, 2020


In this episode, Nani Navigates school lunch. 

For more information about Dan Giusti and Brigaid:

For more information …

Episode 1: Say My Name

May 15th, 2020


Here's some backstory on my nickname, Nani, and my journey through embracing, accepting, and loving my name.

Episode 0: Intro to Nani Navigates

May 10th, 2020


Welcome to Nani Navigates, a podcast for young people, by a young person. New episodes coming soon!

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