The Sham Podcast

The Sham Podcast
What is The Sham? A happy hour podcast talking about those things that society tells us we love, but we just can’t. Think about us like society’s Yelp review — open, honest, and to be taken with a grain of salt. We’re here to laugh, cry, and unaba

#3: Weddings
Jul 31 • 40 min
Zoom weddings, month-long weddings, weddings that put couples in debt! This week, Momina, Erin and Mayuri discuss how a lot of the extravagance around nuptials might not be necessarily and how it took a global pandemic to make us realize that. This week…
#2: The myth of productivity
Jul 24 • 41 min
Erin, Momina and Mayuri are sick of people saying that now, more than ever, we need to use all the time we spend at home (in quarantine!) to be productive! They talk about how the term productivity can be used to shroud worker exploitation, overwork…
We’re back with Season 2!
Jul 17 • 25 min
Hosts Momina Mindeel and Erin Mikail are back chatting about life’s biggest shams, but this time with producer Mayuri Mei Lin joining in too! In this (not-so) mini episode, the trio talk about how their lives have changed during the pandemic from being…
#1: Thoughts and prayers
Jul 17 • 32 min
To kick off season 2, Erin, Momina and Mayuri tackle the usage of the phrase “thoughts and prayers”. It’s been used by politicians and government officials on many occasions, even more recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that ever enough? Our…
#6 - Dating
Feb 20 • 40 min
Dating is a shame and we have the horror stories to prove it.
#5 - Valentine’s Day
Feb 13 • 27 min
It’s that time of the year again, when roses are overpriced, chocolates are shaped like hearts and every single storefront is decorated red and pink. That’s right, it’s good ol’ V-day! And Erin and Momina have T H O U G H T S. They share memories from…
#4 - Movie remakes
Feb 6 • 32 min
We’re shitting on movie remakes. All of them. And Mayuri has a meltdown.
#3 - Subscription boxes
Jan 29 • 32 min
It’s like Christmas day, every day. Or is it?
#2 - Influencers
Jan 23 • 33 min
Erin and Momina talk how influencers set unrealistic expectations for the rest of us normies on social media.
#1 - New York City
Jan 16 • 29 min
We’ve lived n New York City four months now and discovered that most of the things we’re told to love are not so lovely. Times Square? Total sham. The subway system? Essential but also low-key a sham. The weather? Definitely a sham. But we also talk…
Introducing The Sham Podcast
Jan 15 • 1 min
What’s The Sham Podcast? It’s two broke grad students living in New York talking about life’s biggest let downs.