After successfully hosting Asia’s Largest Creator Festival which was an absolute banger spread over two days, Social Nation is back, this time with a video podcast series – The Social Nation Show. Streaming on Spotify, the podcast is produced by the best in the business a.k.a Pod.One.

At Social Nation, we have always strived to celebrate the digital world like no other. The Social Nation Show brings to you the stories behind India’s most popular content creators. We champion the person behind the screen and talk shop, life, love, family, achievements and challenges, and present to you: the best of the Indian creator economy. Watch them get candid and spill the beans on various topics on this fun podcast!

Episode 01

For the very first episode of our very first video podcast on Spotify, we had the most loved comedy content creator Dharna Durga! She opens up about how she went viral online and the vital role her family plays in her life. Hear about her experiences with dating, fans, and her love for food. Whether you’re obsessed with social media or someone who loves success stories, this episode is bound to inspire you.

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How Did Content Creation Happen For Dharna?

Diving into her journey, Dharna mentioned that content creation began in the lockdown for her. “Maine college mein theatre kiya hai and jab lockdown hua toh main college nahi ja pa rahi thi toh maine videos banana start kiya bohot randomly. Main apne doston ko bhej rahi thi, aisa kuch plan nahi tha ki use kahin upload karna hai,” said Dharna.

And then meri ek friend ne suggest kiya ki it’s so funny, aap isko upload kar do Instagram pe. Toh maine aise apna first video wahan pe upload kiya and this is how it all started” she added. And aren’t we glad? Because of that friend’s advice, we get to laugh our hearts out every day!

Dharna On Heartbreaks

There isn’t much tragedy in this comedy queen’s love life. When asked if she’s ever faced heartbreak, Dharna responded by saying, “Yeah, I think school time mein to yeh thoda bohot hota hi tha but haan itna kuch major mere saath nahi hua hai.”

She further shared that she went to a very strict convent school and then joined theatre in college where they were not allowed to have relationships. “Theatre ke alawa main kahin jaati nahi thi toh mujhe in general baat cheet badhane ka kahin bhi itna samay mila nahi, toh aisa kuch heartbreak maine feel nahi kiya” said Dharna.

Her Best Fan Interaction

Dharna has created a very loyal fanbase for herself. They wait for her to drop a video so they can have a good laugh. We asked her to share a fan incident that touched her heart and she narrated a beautiful one. “Main ek ladki se mili thi. Uski shaadi hone se pehle kuch caste ka difference tha toh unki apni mother se baat cheet kam ho gayi thi. Bohot time se ho hi nahi rahi thi. And mera ek series hai “Rajat-Shimpy” ka jahaan pe woh baith ke burai kar rahi hai apni bahu ki.”

She continues, “Toh unko aisa laga ki her mother will relate to them. Unhone randomly Instagram pe voh reels share kari thi. Aur vaha se unki conversation apni mummy se badh gayi. Jab voh mujhe ye baat bata rahi thi unki aankhen teary ho gayi thi and main bhi emotional ho gayi. Aapko nahi pata aapki ek video kisi ke liye kya importance rakhti hai.”

Some fans would even come and share how her videos help them get out of a sad phase or end up being a source of entertainment when they were hospitalised or healing. “Toh yeh sab sunke aisa lagta hai ki hum to mazze mein bana rahe hain aur kisi doosre ke liye woh kya importance rakh rahi hai ye humein nahi pata. To yeh sab sunke bahut accha lagta hai,” quipped the creator.

Dharna Durga content creator The Social Nation Show video podcast Spotify Pod.One YouTube

Go watch the full interview to know all about your favourite creator, Dharna!

Where Can You Watch The Social Nation Show?

The Social Nation Show will be available on all leading audio and video platforms on Social Nation’s official channels. The video podcasts will be distributed on Social Nation’s Spotify and YouTube handles, whereas the audio podcasts will also be available on Social Nation’s Apple Podcast, JioSaavn, Amazon Music and Gaana Platform. Fun snippets of the podcast will also be available on Instagram and YouTube Shorts that will capture some of the best moments of each episode.