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Pops in a Pod

76 EpisodesProduced by Nadir & PeterWebsite

Pops in a Pod is a weekly podcast hosted by first time dads, Nadir and Peter from Mumbai, India. They discuss all aspects of being a parent along with their guests. Join the Pop duo on their parenting journey.

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Episode 72 - Learning with Kutuki - Sneha Sundaram

April 13th, 2021


This week Nadir Pop & Peter Pop find out more about learning with Kutuki

Kutuki is a kids learning app that teaches students through their …

EP 71 - Parenting in Crazy Rich Asians

April 6th, 2021


In the new episode of "Parenting in Films", Nadir Pop & Peter Pop watched Crazy Rich Asians. 

The movie features Constance Wu as Rachel Chu, an …

Ep 70 - The Lockdown: A Year Later

March 30th, 2021


On 23 March 2020, India went into lockdown. Initially for 21 days, the lockdown continued for over 3 months. A year later, Nadir Pop & Peter Pop look back and discuss their learnings as parents and also individuals. 

EP 69 - Importance of Sleep for Parents - Dr. Manvir Bhatia

March 23rd, 2021

  • Are you a morning lark or a night owl? 
  • Do you co-sleep with your kid? 
  • How long do are you on the mobile before sleeping? 
  • Are you aware of …

EP 68 - Parenting a special needs child - Kavita Baluni

March 16th, 2021


Did you know that each person that has down syndrome is unique?

21st March is World Down Syndrome Day and Nadir Pop & Peter Pop fully support …

Episode 67 - Women in the Workforce - Priya Krishnan

March 9th, 2021


This week, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are discussing the current realities of women in the workforce and are joined by Priya Krishnan who sheds more light on it along with some ways that business leaders can encourage more …

Episode 66 - Entrepreneur Parents - Basel Anabtawi - Rising Giants Network

March 2nd, 2021


A new episode of Entrepreneur Parents, this time with an international guest. Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are joined by Basel Anabtawi, CEO, Rising Giants Network, a podcast network based in Dubai, UAE.

Basel shared with …

EP 65 - Money and Parenting with Mrinal Ghosh

February 23rd, 2021


Every has heard the phrase "Money makes the world go around" and parents would definitely agree with the statement. A year ago Nadir Pop and Peter …

EP 64 - Valentine's Day (Not) Part 2 - Shruti Seth & Danish Aslam

February 16th, 2021


In Part 2 of Valentine's day special, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are joined by another couple, Shruti Seth & Danish Aslam. The episode can also be viewed here -  

Actor Shruti Seth has …

EP 63 - Valentine's Day (Not) Part 1 - Jishnu & Shreya Dasgupta

February 9th, 2021


For Valentine's day, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop decided to do something a bit differently and get couples as guests. To talk about not  just their love stories but also their relationship post becoming parents.
Our first …

EP 62 - Parenting in 'Kapoor & Sons' film

February 2nd, 2021


On the first episode of Parenting in Bollywood Films this year, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop watched the 2016 release Kapoor & Sons. The Pop duo …

EP 61 - Entrepreneur Parents - Priyanka Loonker -

January 26th, 2021


The Pop duo are join on this episode of Entrepreneur Parents by Priyanka Loonker of MyCoup -, a platform with news and current affairs for children.  Priyanka shares with Nadir Pop and Peter her journey from a …

EP 60 - Parenting and Fitness

January 19th, 2021


Fitness resolutions are synonymous with the new year. Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are joined by fitness trainer Ishav Mehta Lamba to discuss ways that …

EP 59 - We turn 1!

January 12th, 2021


It's been a year since Pop duo released the first episode of Pops in a Pod.

To celebrate this occasion, they also make their debut on video. You can this episode here -

On this episode, …

EP 58 - Parenting in Cobra Kai Pt. 2

January 5th, 2021


New year and new season of Cobra Kai. 

Nadir Pop and Peter Pop discussed parenting in the first 2 seasons of Cobra Kai in September last year on Episode 42. 

The Pop duo binge watched the karate themed series over the …

Episode 57 - 2020 Wrap Up

December 29th, 2020


When you look back, can you imagine what 2020 would have been IF COVID-19 hadn't struck us. This last episode of 2020 and Peter Pop and Nadir Pop …

EP 56 - Entrepreneur Parent - Sanjay Chakrabarti - Tag8

December 22nd, 2020


On he last Entrepreneur Parent episode of 2020, Nadir Pop & Peter Pop are joined by Sanjay Chakrabarti founding partner of tag8. He spoke to the Pop duo about starting a business on the other side of 40, being a …

EP 55 - The Little Prince

December 15th, 2020


Earlier this month, the Pops read the French classic novella, the Little Prince/Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Released in 1943, the novella is classified for children.  Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are joined …

EP 54 - Musician Dad - Gaurav Chintamani (Advaita, The Dirt Machine)

December 8th, 2020


On this episode, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are joined by Gaurav Chintamani. Known as the bassist of Indian fusion rock band Advaita, he is also a music producer, teacher, husband and a dad of two. In recent months, Gaurav …

EP 53 - Travel in the time of a pandemic

December 1st, 2020


Nadir Pop and Peter Pop took a leisure trip last month with the respective families. On this episode they discuss how they went about planning the trip and the experience of finally staying away from home during the …

EP 52 - Games people play - Lalit Parmar - Hasbro

November 24th, 2020


On this episode Nadir Pop and Peter Pop talk about toys and games, from their childhood and also ones that their kids play with. 

The Pop duo are joined by Lalit Parmar, Head of Marketing, Hasbro India who shares about …

EP 51 - Paternity Leave

November 17th, 2020


The new of the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli taking paternity leave and not participating in a part of the upcoming tour of Australia got the Pop duo discussing Paternity Leave. They also discuss their own …

EP 50 - Entrepreneur Parent - Aswani Chaitanya - Timios

November 10th, 2020


In this edition of Entrepreneur Parents the Pops speak to Aswani Chaitanya, CEO and founder of Timios. A  dad of 2, he worked in major investment banks before starting Timios which offers a range of healthy products for …

EP 49 - Parenting in 'Angrezi Medium' film

November 3rd, 2020


The Pop duo are back with another episode of Parenting in Bollywood Films. This time they are discussing parenting in the film Angrezi Medium …

EP 48 - Engaging Kids - Books

October 27th, 2020


One of the biggest challenges for parents recently being housebound and also working from home has been engaging kids. This month, the Pop duo have produced a four-part series under the theme of ENGAGING KIDS. Each …

EP 47 - Engaging Kids - Online Content

October 20th, 2020


One of the biggest challenges for parents recently being housebound and also working from home has been engaging kids. This month, the Pop duo have produced a four-part series under the theme of ENGAGING KIDS. Each …

EP 46 - Engaging Kids - Music

October 13th, 2020


One of the biggest challenges for parents recently being housebound and also working from home has been engaging kids.

This month, the Pop duo have produced a four-part series under the theme of ENGAGING KIDS. Each …

EP 45 - Engaging Kids - Play time

October 6th, 2020


One of the biggest challenges for parents recently being housebound and also working from home has been engaging kids.

This October month, the Pop duo have produced a four-part series under the theme of ENGAGING KIDS. …

EP 44 - Online education - The Journey so far with Rohit Sarma

September 29th, 2020


The Pops continue their discussion on Education, this time with a focus on online education. They are joined by fellow dad Rohit Sarma to discuss …

EP 43 - Entrepreneur Parent - Shradha Sud - Mama Couture

September 22nd, 2020


In this edition of Entrepreneur Parents the Pops speak to Shradha Sud,  founder of Mama Couture. A former corporate lawyer turned entrepreneur, she started Mama Couture when she found a gap in fashionable maternity wear …

EP 42 - Parenting in 'Cobra Kai' Series

September 15th, 2020


The Pops have binge watched the 2 seasons of the web series Cobra Kai over the past week and on this episode discuss the parent characters in the series mainly - Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso.  
Nadir currently …

EP 41 - Parenting during the festive season Pt. 2

September 8th, 2020


In Part 2 of parenting during the festive season the Pop duo are joined by fellow podcaster Maitri Verma of the Little Fixes Podcast. Maitri shares how she celebrated her lockdown birthday, her experiences with her …

EP 40 - Parenting during the festive season

September 1st, 2020


The festive season has kicked off in India. On this episode the Pop duo share their stories and experiences of parenting during the season of family, lights, food and more. 

Nadir currently leads the Business …

EP 39 - Entrepreneur Parents: Meghana & Shauravi - Slurrp Farm

August 25th, 2020


In this edition of entrepreneur parents the Pops have a really fun chat with Meghana Narayan and Shauravi Malik, the founders of Slurrp Farm. We spoke about  their journey from power-suit jobs to becoming entrepreneurs …

EP 38 - When I Grow Up by Pratha Shetty

August 18th, 2020


The Pops are joined on this episode by author Pratha Shetty. She spoke to the them about her latest book When I grow up, gender equality and much …

EP 37 - Parenting in 'Hindi Medium' film

August 11th, 2020


Go check out EP 49, after this episode, here we reviewed ANGREZI MEDIUM. 
Films are a great source of entertainment, especially Bollywood films. But …

EP 36 - New Education Policy 2020

August 4th, 2020


It’s a massive update to India’s education policy. The last time a new education policy was brought into effect was back in 1986 before India’s …

EP 35 - Entrepreneur Parent: Vijay Basrur - OK Listen

July 28th, 2020


Introducing entrepreneur parents, where we speak to moms and dads who started their ventures post having children.
First up is Vijay Basrur! He has over 17 years of experience with various startups like (now …

EP 34 - Grades, marks and everything in between

July 21st, 2020


Academic results has been dominating headlines and social media over the last week. The Pop duo discuss the importance that marks and grade play in …

EP 33 - Selecting Schools - Yusuf Lokhandwala

July 10th, 2020


The Pop duo discuss the important factors involved while selecting schools for their children. They are joined by Nadir's childhood friend Yusuf …

EP 32 - Pre school education - Jeetu Karsan

July 3rd, 2020


This week, the Pop duo discuss Pre school education with Jeetu Karsan, CEO of Safari Kid India. With over 20 years of experience in the fields of IT, …

EP 31 - Indian Dads Abroad - UK

June 26th, 2020


The Pop duo wrap up father's month with another Indian dad abroad, Sandeep Asrani. Sandeep is the Head of Mobile at The Economist and recently moved …

EP 30 - India's Youngest Single Dad - Aditya Tiwari

June 19th, 2020


On this Father's Day Special episode, the Pop duo are in conversation with Aditya  Tiwari - India's youngest single dad through adoption. He shares his parenting experience post adopting his son Avnish and much more. 

#Throwback - The Planning Pt. 1

June 18th, 2020


A #ThrowbackThursday on Father's day month, here is one of our early episodes. 
On this episode, the Pop duo discuss the stages before they became Dads - finding the perfect partner and the right time to become parents. …

#ThrowbackThursday - The musician dad - Warren Mendonsa

June 18th, 2020


A #ThrowbackThursday on Father's day month, here is our chat with, Warren Mendonsa.

Warren Mendonsa is a Mumbai based guitarist known for his band Blackstratblues. In a candid conversation with Nadir Pop & Peter …

#ThrowbackThursday - Funny Dad - Jose Covaco

June 18th, 2020


A #ThrowbackThursday on Father's day month, here is our chat with Funny Dad, José Covaco.

José Covaco is a media personality popular on social media …

EP 29 - Indian Dads Abroad - USA

June 12th, 2020


This week the Pop duo, from the city of Bollywood - Mumbai, speak to a dad from the city of Hollywood - Los Angeles. Here is Yunus Daginawala, father …

EP 28 - Indian Dads Abroad - Canada

June 5th, 2020


The Pop duo continue their journey of speaking to Dads from around the world. On this episode, they speak to Shabbir Motiwala currently based in Canada. He is a father to twins and also Nadir Pop's childhood friend. 

EP27 - Quarantine Catch Up Pt. 7 - Unlock 1.0

June 3rd, 2020


In this episode Peter Pop and Nadir Pop talk about the easing of the lockdown in India, especially their own city, Mumbai. And quick peek into what guests to expect in the month of June. 

Nadir currently leads the …

EP 26 - Expat Dad - Switzerland

May 29th, 2020


 The Pop duo get their first international guest! Rahul Donde is a lawyer based in Geneva, Switzerland. A Dad to a 2 year old, Rahul is Peter Pop's …

EP 24 - Do dads experience Postpartum depression? - Dr. Munjaal Kapadia

May 22nd, 2020


This episode the Pop duo are joined by gynecologist Dr. Munjaal Kapadia to discuss Postpartum depression and if it occurs among Dads too. 
The article …

EP 23 - Quarantine Catch Up Pt. 5

May 20th, 2020


In this episode of the Quarantine Catch Up, the Pop go through the Nationwide Survey On Parents' Response To Coronavirus by Parentcircle  and discuss …

EP 22 - Mother's Day Special - Learnings from Mom

May 15th, 2020


In Part 2 of Mother's Day special episode, the Pop duo share learnings from their mothers. 

Nadir currently leads the Business Development division at a digital agency. Prior to this Nadir spent a decade in TV and …

EP 21 - Quarantine Catch Up Pt. 4

May 12th, 2020


One month of the Quarantine Catch Up! In this mid-week episode the Pop duo discuss the tiny things they have noticed at home during this lockdown period. 

Nadir currently leads the Business Development division at a …

EP 20 - Mother's Day Special - Army Moms

May 8th, 2020


The Pop duo are joined on this Mother's Day special episode by writer, Prerna Singh and supermodel, Lakshmi Rana . They share their …

EP 19 - Quarantine Catch Up Pt. 3

May 5th, 2020


Another mid-week catch up from the Pop duo during this lockdown period. This week they share the simple things that have become a novelty during the Quarantine. 

Nadir currently leads the Business Development division …

EP 18 - Mental Health during lockdown Part 2

May 1st, 2020


In Part 2 of Experts Speak on Lockdown, we shift attention towards, the children. 

The Pop duo are joined by their first out of state guest -

EP 17 Quarantine Catch Up Pt. 2

April 28th, 2020


The Pop duo continue with the new format, a mid-week catch-up episode during this lockdown period. Aptly titled the Quarantine Catch Up. 

This week they discuss how those with vices are dealing with this lockdown and …

EP 16 - Mental Health during Lockdown Part 1

April 24th, 2020


The Pop duo are joined by a two prominent experts in their own right, who share their perspectives on the Indian lockdown and effects of the same on mental health. 

Sudha Ravishankar, is a media professor who has been …

EP 15 - Quarantine Catch Up Pt.1

April 22nd, 2020


The Pop duo have started a new format during this lockdown period, Quarantine Catch Up. Find out what is happening in their lives this week and also what's coming on the next episode. 

Listen to aswekeepsearching - …

EP 14 - Parents in Bollywood films

April 19th, 2020


This week the Pop duo try something different. One month into the lockdown in Mumbai, India and 4 episodes on COVID-19 later, they decided to take a …

EP 13 - Covid-19 India Lockdown Pt. 3

April 10th, 2020


It's week 3 of the lockdown in India. The Pop duo speak to a couple of guest parents about how they are dealing with the situation. They also speak to an activist on how one can make a difference to society at large …

EP 12 - Covid-19 India Lockdown Pt. 2

April 3rd, 2020


As week 2 of the The COVID-19 Lockdown in India continues, the Pop duo discuss how they are coping with the situation. They are joined by a few guests who share their experience during these trying times. 

Share with us …

EP 11 - Covid-19 India Lockdown

March 27th, 2020


On Episode 9, the Pop duo ended with an optimistic take on Covid-19, 2 weeks later they are now home bound with a lock down implemented across India.

On this episode, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop discuss how they manage …

EP 10 - Sleep Baby Sleep - Kerry Bajaj

March 20th, 2020


Our guest is a Mumbai based sleep consultant, author of Sleep, Baby, Sleep - Kerry Bajaj. She has studied infant and child sleep in America and a …

EP 9 - Kids in the time of Coronavirus

March 13th, 2020


As concern has spread across the world due to the Coronavirus aka Covid-19, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop discuss the impact it has had on their lives in Mumbai, India where the virus is finding its way in. They also discuss …

EP 8 - Fun(ny) Dad - Jose Covaco

March 6th, 2020


José Covaco is a media personality popular on social media for his funny videos. He is also a DAD, to his 5 year old daughter. José speaks to Nadir …

EP 7 - The musician dad - Warren Mendonsa

February 28th, 2020


Warren Mendonsa is a Mumbai based guitarist known for his band Blackstratblues. In a candid conversation with Nadir Pop & Peter Pop, he shares his journey as a Dad, balancing his career and his family and much more. 

EP 6 - The Wives - Post Pregnancy

February 21st, 2020


Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are back again in the second part of THE WIVES with their significant others Sabiha and Karen to discuss their parenting journey post delivery. The highs and lows of bringing the baby home, …

EP 5 - The Wives - Pre Pregnancy

February 14th, 2020


Presenting our very first guests, our better halves Sabiha and Karen. Listen to their side of the journey of parenting with the Pop duo from the joy of finding out about the pregnancy to the delivery and everything in …

EP 4 - To Buy or Not to Buy

February 7th, 2020


To buy or not to buy that is the question, whether it's ok to subject your mind to outrageous baby product prices or to just sit back and wait.

This week, Nadir and Peter discuss their experiences buying (or not) baby …

EP 3 - The Planning Pt. 2

January 31st, 2020


Nadir & Peter pick up the story from where they left off. In the final part of 'The Planning' they delve deeper into other aspects of pre-parenting life like finance, emotional, mental and more. But is so much …

EP 2 - The Planning Pt. 1

January 24th, 2020


On this episode, Nadir & Peter discuss the stages before they became Dads - finding the perfect partner and the right time to become parents. The Pop duo go through the initial stages of togetherness and how they …

EP 1 - The Delivery

January 17th, 2020


In this episode, Nadir Pop & Peter Pop share stories from the biggest days in their lives (so far). Listen to what made this day one of the most memorable day, the one that will be etched in their memory forever. 

EP 0 - How it All Began

January 11th, 2020


Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are finally here with Pops in a Pod! In this one the pop duo discuss how the podcast came into existence. Unsurprisingly, it has everything to do with moms... ALL MOMS

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