Full episode
284: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Act One

The Karachi Kid

When Muhammad Kamran's Pakistani parents sent him off to college in Philadelphia, it was understood that he'd come back to Karachi after four years. But now that graduation is almost here, Muhammad thinks he might want to stay in America. On the other hand, he also misses his family terribly, and knows his parents will be heartbroken if he stays. He takes a trip home—his first since he left—knowing his family will do everything possible to convince him to return home permanently. He gets lectured by his relatives, goes to parties, gets introduced to marriageable women. Muhammad took a tape recorder with him to Karachi and recorded what happened. (22 minutes)