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Masala Jones - a subversive new Indian-American comedy from Pleasure Podcasts


A subversive and daring new comedy about one man's journey to become the world's first Indian-American adult actor

Artwork by Dani Altimura


Pleasure Podcasts is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever scripted podcast: Masala Jones, an original scripted comedy created by Venk Potula and Leland Frankel, the first season of which is now available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Masala Jones takes listeners on a trip down the rabbit hole into the hilariously outrageous world of porn. When naive med school drop-out Samar Rajamouli decides to pursue his secret dream of becoming an adult film actor, he discovers an industry filled with peculiar customs, idiosyncratic characters, and unfortunately familiar prejudices. As if that wasn't enough, he also finds himself playing referee for his immigrant parents as their marriage threatens to fall apart. Becoming the first Asian-American male porn star will be a lot harder than anybody could have guessed, but on his journey to the big time, Samar just might start a revolution...or ruin his life.

Starring Venk Potula (VEEP, Wild N' Out), Esther Ku (Girl Code, Last Comic Standing), Aurora Snow (AVN Hall of Fame Adult Actress), Ravi Kapoor (Crossing Jordan, Sharp Objects), Meera Simhan (How To Get Away With Murder), Timothy Stack (My Name Is Earl, Seinfeld) and many more! Created by Venk Potula and Leland Frankel. Written and Directed by Leland Frankel. Edited and sound designed by Brian Gross and Will Hagle.

Masala Jones is the first-ever Asian-American scripted podcast, and touches on themes of race, representation, and sex positivity - always with a dose of twisted humor. It’s the perfect narrative podcast for fans of Insecure, Fresh Off The Boat, and Master of None.

More about Venk Potula

Venk Potula is an award-winning Indian-American filmmaker and actor based out of Los Angeles, via Atlanta, GA. He directed, edited, and starred in the short film Woke, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the Disorient Asian American Film Festival and won Best Short at the Sacramento Asian Pacific American Film Festival. For his role in Woke, Venk was also nominated for Best Actor at the 2018 Asians On Film Festival of Shorts and won Best Actor at the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. His acting credits include HBO’s VEEP, BET’s The Comedy Get Down, and Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon. Additionally, Venk runs his own production company, editing/directing digital branded content for Bai, Vice Golf, Fnatic, Warner Sisters, Rise-Nation, ARRI, and many more.

More about Pleasure Podcasts

Pleasure Podcasts is a podcast collective revolutionizing the conversation around sex. We are a community of sex-positive listeners, podcasters, and brand partners working to destigmatize sex and enhance sexual wellness and pleasure. Our shows are hosted by a variety of change makers, from leading sex educators and therapists to adult filmmakers and comedians. To listen to our sex podcasts and engage in the boundary-breaking discussion, visit


Heidi Vanderlee

Shark Party Media

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