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Friends Like Us

A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Sep 22, 2021

Rafia Zakaria is an author, attorney, and human rights activist who has just released her newest book, Against White Feminism. Zakaria was born and raised in Karachi before moving to the United States. She formerly served as a board member for Amnesty International USA. An accomplished writer, she has two previous books, The Upstairs Wife, An Intimate History of Pakistan and Veil, and is a columnist for BafflerMag and Dawn in Pakistan. Her articles have also been featured in The Guardian, CNN, The Boston Globe, The Boston Review, and The Times of India.

Nonye Brown-West is a New York-based Nigerian-American comedian and writer. She has been featured in the Boston Globe's Rise column as a Comic to Watch, as well as in NPR, PBS, ABC, Sway In The Morning, and the New York Comedy Festival. In 2019, Nonye made her acting debut in The Sympathy Card. Look out for her two new web series, Fairytales with Nonye and Gayby Jesus. 

Karinda Dobbins is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. Karinda has performed at comedy festivals across the country, including Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, SF Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Bitch Magazine said Karinda is one of “Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don’t Know Yet – But Should.”  She has opened for Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Michelle Wolf, Roy Woods, Gina Yashere, and Arsenio Hall. You can hear her now on SiriusXM Radio, or come to her live recording of her comedy album, Tuesday October 5th & 6th at the Punchline in San Francisco!

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf