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June 22, 2020
Sparked from the brutal police killing of George Floyd, we're seeing a surge of protests not just in the US but around the world.And we delve into one of the most radical calls in these protests - Defund the Police.Join Tony, Naren and Srikeit as they explore the history of policing , its actual effectiveness and alternatives for law enforcement.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
June 15, 2020
The tragic death of an elephant in Kerala caught national attention, and sparked a short-lived outrage cycle on social media. The Simblified gang looks at the larger story involving wild boars, human animal conflict, plight of the farmers, and the legal way to eliminate a pest that destroys crops. All this is a shortie without going wild or boaring you.ReplyAll episode on 30-50 Feral Hogs - https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/n8hw3dMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
June 8, 2020
Over the last two decades, vertical farming has been touted, alternately, as the best idea since sliced bread and the worst idea since allowing Himmesh to direct movies. Join your hosts as they attempt to find out which of these it is, and mostly, what exactly IS vertical farming, and what it achieves. You'll be less vertically challenged.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
June 1, 2020
Of the many things the pandemic has put a pause on, we miss sports the most. And when the world is collectively losing its marbles, sports fans have found Marble Racing on YouTube.In this episode, Srikeit and Tony are joined by Srinath Sripath - self-confessed Manchester United fan. They explore how the pandemic is affecting the world of sports. From scheduling, fitness, and rules to audience experience and new business models. Also, why cycling simulation on exercise bikes will never be fully realistic.The funniest sports podcast episode ever from the 2019 Cricket World Cup (Produced by Srinath): "Is the 'scene on' for Pakistan?" http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=27064627
May 25, 2020
A great philosopher and ultracrepidarian once said, "If you really love your children, you won't have them".He now hosts a profoundly silly podcast called Simblified and goes by the name Narendra Shenoy.Join Naren, Chuck, Tony and Srikeit as they discuss the numerous arguments for and against having children - from philosophical, moral and practical perspectives. And whether this Covid pandemic will lead to a baby boom or bust.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
May 18, 2020
We continue with the second part of our live episode!Some very astute, smart people have been writing very logical pieces on "things that will happen to X industry post-coronavirus". People will buy more of this and less of that and will start less of this more and will consume more Simblified content... Stuff like that.Well, we at Simblified always look to go beyond the obvious. But mostly we're lazy to do any proper analysis and just want a laugh. And, shockingly, over the course of 175+ episodes, it turns out that our listeners do too ("Simblified: When you want a break from logic and reality", as one NYT columnist might have put it).So we did a live episode, where we made some predictions!- Each of our four hosts gives a prediction. The more outlandish, the better. For eg: "People will eat more carrots more after coronavirus".- The other hosts tries to logically guess why that will be ("People will wear masks when they go out. They fog up glasses. People will try to get better eyesight. So... Carrots.").So it's part E&Y Whitepaper, part Butterfly Effect, part MAD Magazine six-degrees-of-separation, part drunk conversation (a combination, again, that you will get only on Malad's finest podcast!)We also get some audience predictions in. It was a ton of fun!This is part 2 of 2 - the first episode was out last week. If you'd like to see the whole thing in all its glory - you can check out the full video itself here!https://www.facebook.com/chuck.of.all.trades/videos/vb.571250496/10163950908635497/?type=2&theaterMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
May 11, 2020
Some very astute, smart people have been writing very logical pieces on "things that will happen to X industry post-coronavirus". People will buy more of this and less of that and will start less of this more and will consume more Simblified content... Stuff like that.Well, we at Simblified always look to go beyond the obvious. But mostly we're lazy to do any proper analysis and just want a laugh. And, shockingly, over the course of 175+ episodes, it turns out that our listeners do too ("Simblified: When you want a break from logic and reality", as one NYT columnist might have put it).So we did a live episode, where we made some predictions!- Each of our four hosts gives a prediction. The more outlandish, the better. For eg: "People will eat more carrots more after coronavirus".- The other hosts tries to logically guess why that will be ("People will wear masks when they go out. They fog up glasses. People will try to get better eyesight. So... Carrots.").So it's part E&Y Whitepaper, part Butterfly Effect, part MAD Magazine six-degrees-of-separation, part drunk conversation (a combination, again, that you will get only on Malad's finest podcast!)We also get some audience predictions in. It was a ton of fun!This is part 1 of 2 - the second episode will be out next week. If you'd like to see the whole thing in all its glory - you can check out the full video itself here!https://www.facebook.com/chuck.of.all.trades/videos/vb.571250496/10163950908635497/?type=2&theaterMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
May 4, 2020
We've been seeing so many predictions for the world post-coronavirus. Some things will be more popular. Some industries will suffer.So we had an idea for a shortie: What's the most ridiculous, far-fetched such connection that we could think of?And then we had another idea: What if we expanded this idea and asked people to join in? Aha!So on Thursday, 07 May 2020 - join the Simblified quartet as they host a live online recording (OMG yes, you finally get to see what we look like).And for this - we'd like you, the audience to join in as well! Bring your most outlandish predictions, and we'll add you to the conversation.Details will be out soon, so keep a watch on our Twitter handles as we finalize things and share the signup links.https://twitter.com/IVMPodcastshttps://twitter.com/chuck_gopalhttps://twitter.com/shenoynhttps://twitter.com/notytonyhttps://twitter.com/srikeitTill then, though, enjoy this shortie! We can't wait to see you on Thursday.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySimblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
April 27, 2020
This is one of the most uplifting things you will hear during these times!The second of our coronavirus-related episodes is a special one, and the first interview we've done in a while.We chat with Paritosh Pant & Pooja Reddy, who run a community kitchen in one of Mumbai's poorest areas during the pandemic. We talk about how they went about setting it up, the challenges they faced, how they recruited people and of course, how the community reacted and helped. With tales of how even poor people look out for each other, especially those worse off than even themselves. It's a very from-the-ground narrative that cuts across everything you hear on TV and social media, and is, if nothing else, a massively heartening. As of Apr 22, they fed close to 2 lakh mealsWe loved this chat with them - rockstars, as we said in our post-recording chat - and we hope you like it too. We hope you'll excuse the audio quality - apart from recording while scattered, Paritosh was actually running the kitchen while we recorded!Follow Feeding From Far's updates here: https://www.instagram.com/feedingfromfar/Support what they do and donate to feed Mumbai's vulnerable communities here: https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/FeedingfromfarForCoronaMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
April 20, 2020
In the first of our coronavirus Simblification series, we look at the differences between two terms we properly knew only back in college. Are bacteria and viruses the same? Are all of them bad? Why doesn't a great piece of content go 'bacterial'?All this and more as Chuck, Tony and Naren get to the bottom of these little critters.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
April 13, 2020
Hello, we're back! Sorry for the little "break", but we hosts have finally managed to web-conference each other and record! In this episode, we deviate a little bit from the traditional Simblified format - we first all catch up and talk about how we've been dealing with this ruddy pandemic, and then glean a little bit about what the future holds. It's a completely unscripted episode (as you'll hear). Fans of our earliest work will find a bit of nostalgia as we're all recording from home and has lovely ambient sounds like neighbourhood dogs, birds, water bottles being lifted, and more. On the flipside, it's a lot more "raw". And yes, we have an absolute doozy of a profundity this time.By now you know you need to stay safe, so we won't say that here again. The MBA of Simblified Listeners are smart enough to know ;)Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
March 16, 2020
Naren has read a fascinating book called 'The Social Leap' by William Von Hippel which helps understand the connection between evolution and our social behaviour today. Joining Naren through this transformative journey with additional insights are Tony and Srikeit. With lack of Wikipedia summaries available, the ultracrepidarians talk about evolutionary titbits like why chimps have larger testes than gorillas, the truth about lice and how humans have evolved socially as a species.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
March 9, 2020
Happiness is enjoying the little things in life, so we've put together a shortie that'll help you understand how gratification and fulfilment are measured in a country. On this Chuck-less shortie, Naren, Tony & Srikeit chuckle their way to simblify the World Happiness Report, compare it to Bhutan's Gross National Happiness and discuss the factors that contribute to the contentment of a country.Are you happy listening to our podcast? Then go show us how delighted you are by dropping a review on Apple podcasts - it really helps boost our visibility and definitely adds to the World's Happiness Index.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySimblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
March 2, 2020
As Oprah Winfrey once said, "You get free money, and you get free money, everybody gets free money!"Based on this totally legit infamous quote, this episode is about UBI - not Union Bank of India as google would mention it but Universal Basic Income. A concept also known as citizen's income, UBI does have some interesting perks which help the average person live a better life. Other famous people have also encouraged the notion of UBI like Martin Luther King Jr, Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Yang. So we did some research to talk about the yin and yang of UBI and the impact it will have on the global economy.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
February 24, 2020
There have been several stoic philosophers like Seneca the Younger, Marcus Aurelius & Epictetus (Jiggles) who have influenced the school of Hellenistic philosophy. What is stoicism you may ask? How does one become a stoic? Do we suffer more often in imagination than in reality? To put your curiosity out of misery, Naren, Chuck & Tony explain the philosophy and history of stoicism and how one can incorporate stoicism as a way of life.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
February 17, 2020
Facebook, the social network everyone loves to hate has been grappling with the free speech v/s content moderation conundrum for several years now. In the first half of 2020, they are going beyond "Community Standards" and establishing an oversight board. The Simblified gang look at what this 'Supreme Court' looks like and how it might turn out as they discuss Facebook's winter of diss content.Link: A great Radiolab episode from 2018 on how the community standards came into being - Post No Evilhttps://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/post-no-evilMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.
February 10, 2020
On 11th and 12th Jan 2020, 4 apartment complexes in Maradu (in Kochi, Kerala) were brought following a longdrawn legal battle. This story was fascinating enough for the Simblified gang to read the actual Supreme Court order and so they had to let people know about their glorious achievement. In this shortie, the quartet try to present a very simblified version of what happened, what it means, and what you should keep in mind if you're in the market to buy a flat. Also, they stumble over the difference between an apartment and a flat.Feat: Thaikkudam Bridge.Link: Supreme Court Order helpfully highlighted by a Reddit user - https://imgur.com/a/vHCNt0aMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh
February 3, 2020
The world's largest consumer electronics show of the year happened in early Jan, and it clearly took the gang some time to wrap their head around everything that happened in Las Vegas. From new gadgets to new tech and trends, the boys talk about it all. From potentially planet-saving tech like plant-based meat, to, er, a robot that delivers you toilet paper - it's all here. We also make many bad puns, but that's par for the course, innit?This is also our first actual episode with Tony as an official 4th co-host!Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh too! The four hosts pride themselves on being ultracrepidarians.
January 27, 2020
Simblified upgraded from a rusty bike to a creaky autorickshaw when we got Srikeit on as a 3rd host a few years ago, and now we've traded our beloved tuk-tuk to a sleek electric car zippin' down the highways, turning heads and causing admiration, all while delighting onlookers and generally improving lives of everyone who happens to be within 3 sq km of it. Um, well - at least that's what we told Tony in the brochure. So yes, we have decided to get Tony Sebastian on as our 4th co-host. Fans will remember him as a frequent guest on year-end episodes, and that one time he told us about crosswords. We thought we'd spend an episode talking about him and his past, upbringing and his adorable Mallu accent but instead we do a lot of nonsense ramble instead. It's still a highly entertaining "episode". So say hello to the one and only Tony Sebastian!NEW TO SIMBLIFIED?It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates.We would love to hear from you about what you think of the show. You can ping us onTwitter: @chuck_gopal, @srikeit, @shenoyn, @notytonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades, @srikeit, @shenoynv, @notytony
January 20, 2020
And finally, we're at part 4 of the year-end review, even though by the time you hear this episode, 1/12th of 2020 is already over. Hopefully, your resolutions aren't!This is the last part of the 2019 review (phew, finally!). While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description, but... Then what's the fun, right? Each episode features 5-6 topics which our team of hosts discusses. We all learn something new along the way and hope you do, too (and yes, there are many many bad jokes too).And yes by now you've grown familiar to the voice of Tony Sebastian, our new co-host! Say hello! Chuck & Srikeit make up your old hosts, while Naren is unfortunately AWOL.NEW TO SIMBLIFIED?It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates.We would love to hear from you about what you think of the show. You can ping us onTwitter: @chuck_gopal, @srikeit, @shenoyn, @notytonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades, @srikeit, @shenoynv, @notytony
January 13, 2020
Oooh, this is a loaded episode!The Simblified gang carries on with part 3 of their 2019 review even though by the time you hear this we're well into the crap 2020 will bring. While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description, but... Then what's the fun, right? Each episode features 5-6 topics which our team of hosts discuss. We all learn something new along the way, and hope you do, too (and yes, there are many many bad jokes too).This is our 2nd episode with our guest-while-recording, but promoted-to-co-host-after-recording new host, Tony Sebastian! Say hello! Chuck & Srikeit make up your old hosts, while Naren is unfortunately AWOL.NEW TO SIMBLIFIED?It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates.We would love to hear from you about what you think of the show. You can ping us onTwitter: @chuck_gopal, @srikeit, @shenoyn, @notytonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades, @srikeit, @shenoynv, @notytony
January 7, 2020
The Simblified gang carries on with their 2019 review because they have nothing better to do. While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019.The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description, but... Then what's the fun, right? Each episode features 5-6 topics which our team of hosts discuss. We all learn something new along the way, and hope you do, too (and yes, there are many many bad jokes too). Um, we touch upon the U2 concert as well because Chuck.NEW TO SIMBLIFIED?It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates.We would love to hear from you about what you think of the show. You can ping us onTwitter: @chuck_gopal, @srikeit, @shenoyn, @notytonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades, @srikeit, @shenoynv, @notytonyYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
December 30, 2019
It's the end of a very eventful year (assuming nothing happens in the last 3 days). While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description, but... Then what's the fun, right? Each episode features 5-6 topics which our team of hosts discuss. We all learn something new along the way, and hope you do, too (and yes, there are many many bad jokes too). It's also the first episode with our guest-while-recording, but promoted-to-co-host-after-recording new host, Tony Sebastian! Say hello! Chuck & Srikeit make up your old hosts, while Naren is unfortunately AWOL. We would love to hear from you on what you think of the show. You can ping us on Twitter: @chuck_gopal, @srikeit, @shenoyn, @notytony Or on Instagram: @chuckofalltrades, @srikeit, @shenoynv, @notytony
December 23, 2019
Short answer - yes. Since time immemorial, smut has pushed technology - from cave paintings to virtual reality and everything in between. The internet has been a particularly rewarded beneficiary of people's desires for the naughty. Join Chuck and Srikeit as they unravel this, while admirably staying away from innuendos. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
December 16, 2019
Anyone tuned in to the constant laughter track (aka News) coming from the US will definitely have heard of Democrats attempts to impeach their Orange Overlord. But what really is impeachment? What are its rules? And when (if ever) does it end? Join Chuck and Srikeit as they attempt to simblify impeachment beginning with what a peach has to do with removing someone from office. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
December 9, 2019
This week, we've got you a special crossover episode featuring your very truly Simblified and Post Cards From Nowhere hosted by our good friend, Utsav Mamoria. Some of Utsav's conversation with us on our previous episodes on 'How to Travel on a Desi Budget' have been polished and published on his new podcast ,so we thought of adding those snippets together for you! We hope you enjoy this collaboration and see you next week with a fresh new Simblified episode! How to travel on a desi budget part 1 How to travel on a desi budget part 2  Check out Utsav's podcast here NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
December 2, 2019
Yes, back in school, Civics was like the token black guy of social studies. Who had time to learn about elected officials while deciduous trees and various dates were waiting to be mugged up! But as we grow older, wiser and more responsible, we find ourselves using the things we were supposed to study in 7th standard more and more useful (no, trigonometry, not you). Meghnad and Shreyas, hosts of a new podcast called "How to Citizen" tell us about this and how we can become better citizens (or at least, better informed while trolling people on Twitter). This is an eye-opening episode and honestly, we could have gone on yammering for another few hours on the topic - but you can hear M&S do that in their show (link below). We also talk about the problems of social studies pedagogy, and go through several of our own experiences and biases. Super chat it was and we hope you enjoy it as well. Listen to How to Citizen here: www.ivmpodcasts.com/how-to-citizen NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
November 25, 2019
On this light-hearted shortie, Srikeit and Naren simblify the figure of speech, Paraprosdokian. Yes, that's one heck of a tongue twister. Join them in this episode as they give you humourous examples and guide you to unexpect the expected. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
November 18, 2019
After a series of celebrating our milestone, we are back to continue our normal episodes with mildy researched topics and a little banter, not that it was any different previously. All banter aside, this week, we dive deep into the sensitive topic of behavioural addiction. Srikeit and Naren simblify what behavioural addiction is, the neurochemistry of the brain and how we can help someone suffering from behavioural addiction. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
November 11, 2019
We are finally done with our 150th episode special, yes we swear this time it's over and it took us only 6 parts to end it. We hope that you enjoyed this interactive journey and would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to write to us and patiently listened throughout this series. It has been an amazing journey so far! Alright, enough with the acceptance award speech and let's get to what we have for you this week! We have dedicated this entire episode to talk about brand conglomerates such as Luxottica, Disney, General Motors, Unilever etc. What is a conglomerate and how many brands fall under these conglomerates which we aren't aware of? Thank you Sivaram (@fickleberryhunn) for submitting your question which made this week's episode! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
November 4, 2019
Will this ever end? Perhaps not soon. We've received an overwhelming response from you guys and want to try and answer all of your questions! So yes, we've put together another 150th episode. On this Srikeitless episode, Chuck and Naren break down the dying question, why is sion called shiv and why do the local cabs in Mumbai have certain surburbs mentioned at the back of them but will go anywhere you like? They also simblify the Easter Islands and talk about the the most remote place on earth, Tristan Da Cunha. Later, they explain the Instagram influencer ecosystem and conduct a ground breaking research on the eponymous Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai? Make sure you buckle up for this rollercoaster of an episode! We'd like to thank Utsav Mamoria (@whywetravel42), Navin Naronha (@houseofnaronha), @thefraudbrahmin and you anonymous Google form person for sending in your questions! Link to the moai video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4U5Y7MSAJc NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
October 28, 2019
Goodness, another 150th episode? This is a running joke now which we hope carries through till our 200th episode. Yup, we crossed 150 recently, and to celebrate, we asked our fans to send in some questions and boy did we get a lot! In this episode, Chuck & Srikeit simblify Brexit (always a hilarious topic) and Dubai. Thank you to @Clytone (Instagram), @siddharthdudeja (Instagram) and everyone who sent questions in! We might have one more 150th episode. By which we mean we definitely will. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
October 23, 2019
What, yet another 150th episode? Well, yes. We got way too many requests from our listeners- so you have only yourselves to blame, actually. This week, we have only the young scallywags Chuck and Srikeit, as Naren was... well... contributing to the economy. In this episode, we look at the effect of various intoxicants on the brain (purely from theoretical research of course), the importance of space travel (not with said intoxicants) and why the damn waist size number is different from actual waist sizes! Many thanks to @Sreenidish (Twitter) and @mikhailalmeida (Instagram) for sending in these questions. This episode of Simblified is sponsored by Intel. Check out their website: https://www.intel.in/vpro NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
October 14, 2019
In this second part of our 150th episode (whatever that means), we continue what we did with the first part. As you know, we asked our listeners to send in ideas for things we can Simblify to celebrate this little milestone. Once again - thank you for the overwhelming response. If you don't like these episodes, you now have only yourselves to blame. Once again, we have a whole bunch of kickass questions, and the trio of Chuck, Srikeit & Naren will try their best to answer them (or, at the very least, entertain you while trying to answer them). This week: How much would would a (sigh... You know where this goes). Whose job it is to give back change in a bus (you ? The conductor?), and are there other galaxies like ours out there? Statutory warning: There are some very horrible jokes in here. You've been warned. But hey, if you're a regular listener, you knew that, didn't you? NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
October 7, 2019
That's right, you let us ramble on unchecked and we'll eventually hit a milestone. So we collectively raise our podcasting bats (or... mics) to acknowledge the deafening cheers that accompany our 150th episode! To celebrate (or... finding a way out since we were too lazy to do anything) - we asked our dear listeners to send in ideas for things we can Simblify! Thank you for the overwhelming response - so much so that we're going to have multiple 150th episodes! We have a whole spectrum of questions to answer, so let's dive right in. This week: The difference between first world, second world and third world countries, why popping bubble wrap is so satisfying, how aircrafts are able to fly without crashing into each other, and a very very profound question to kick things off by Cyrus of Cyrus Says. Thank you @capefoxalix, @Chloe_Bhatoore, @Arjuncho and @boredbroacha for sending in the questions! If you like this, there's more such crowdsourced nonsense coming next week - so if you hate these episodes, we now have someone else to partially blame! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
September 30, 2019
Hey Simblified listeners! We would want to inform you that there will be no episode this week. However, we will be celebrating our 150th episode milestone next week. Hurray! In the meantime, please do send in concepts, theories, anything you can think of, for us to simblify and with our expert analysis and persisting banter, we will have them deconstructed within the limited time. Tune in next week for a special episode! Do send your questions on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #Simblified150. If you come across an unexpected error from the previously given option, do send them to our Twitter / Instagram handles which are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can also post your questions on this Google form. https://forms.gle/k2Sj41Sg31nmaXCw5 NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
September 16, 2019
Hey Simblified listeners! We would like to inform you that there won't be any episode out this week or next week. We're extremely sorry and we understand that some of you can't do without your regular Simblified programming. However, we are planning something big over the next few weeks to celebrate our 150th episode milestone and will need your help! That's right! We will require you guys to send in concepts, theories, anything you can think of, for us to Simblify and with our expert analysis and persisting banter, we will have them deconstructed within the limited time. Do send your questions on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #Simblified150. If you come across an unexpected error from the previously given option, do send them to our Twitter / Instagram handles which are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can also post your questions on this Google form. https://forms.gle/k2Sj41Sg31nmaXCw5 NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
September 9, 2019
This shortie has everything - drugs, lots of sex and the resulting hippos. To make sense of that, join Chuck and Srikeit for this fascinating story of how Pablo Escobar's bizarre legacy continues to bother the Colombian government nearly 30 years after his death. This episode is just like one of Escobar's hippos: short, plump and bloody hilarious! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
September 2, 2019
We've seen a lot of action in the space of financial technology in the last few years. Satyen Kothari knows a thing or five about the space, having started multiple companies, including Citrus Payments and Cube Wealth, his newest venture that aims to make investing simple and relateable. Srikeit and Chuck have a chat with him, traversing lots of terrain - including startup stories, life at Stanford, and how different Silicon Valley is from India. Needless to say, Satyen raises both the average IQ and average net worth of the room considerably. We could have honestly gone on for an hour each on several topics but we've tried to compress it all for a nice, non-technical chat for you guys, and hope you enjoy it! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
August 26, 2019
Apartheid. South Africa. Cricket World Cup. Somehow, those three terms seem to be linked uncomfortably together - so the Simblified gang (or, 2/3rds of it anyway) have a look at how South African cricket got themselves in a spot of trouble in the first place. It's a fascinating story of a cricketer called Basil D'Oliviera, racist politicians, some bribery and a lot of circumstances falling in place. The end result: SA didn't play cricket for decades, till their politicians finally came to their senses. Enjoy this shortie, which is more a story than anything else! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
August 19, 2019
Crosswords - those quaint old things, delighting pun lovers since time immemorial - are notoriously difficult things to put together (let alone solve). So the guys who make them must be some other-level geniuses only. Your hosts aren't - but luckily, we managed to get someone on the show! Tony Sebastian is a cruciverbalist (yes, that's what they're called) who has set crosswords for The Hindu, and is a wordplay enthusiast (also a nonsense enthusiast, given it's his third appearance on Simblified). Join us as we chat about how he got into crosswords, how he sets them, the different types and how you too can fulfill your pun-making/solving dreams! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
August 12, 2019
HOWZAAAAAAAT! Sorry, we had to catch your attention. In this episode, the Simblified guys look at the fascinating technology that is Hawkeye, how it works and how it's used in other sports (including, for some reason, golf, which, for some reason, thinks it's a sport). Anyway, this shortie episode also tells you some fascinating trivia like when the first time it was used was, and how much it costs. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
August 5, 2019
In this episode, Srikeit and Chuck look back at the history of the Cricket World Cup from 1996 to 2019: Highlights, takeaways and funny moments from each of these tournaments. Yes, even 2007, which noone remembers. They are joined by Tony Sebastian (twitter.com/notytony) who is guesting on this episode to fill in for Naren. We hope you enjoy this show and get a little nostalgic, even as you're recovering over the greatest ODI ever. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
July 29, 2019
Cricket was introduced by the colonising British all over the world. In many places, the game was absorbed by local communities and transformed into something different. In this episode, your Simblified hosts look at two such variants which emphasize social bonding and pretty much lose the competitive angles. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
July 22, 2019
True hipsters that we are, we've decided to do a series of cricket shows AFTER the CWC19 is over. Some might call us late, but we say there's benefit in being late (like in Lara's batting technique, for instance). Anyway, the Simblified gang look through the World Cup editions 1975 to 1992, each of which were different, a microcosm of the changing times around them. From the quiet, polite, sparse crowds of England 1975 to raucous middle-class noise of Subcontinent 1987. From the low-scoring matches of old to pinch-hitting techniques. We look at it all and make some bad jokes along the way. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
July 15, 2019
What happens when three Pun lovers who run a podcast meet their spiritual Punning guru? That's right, a conversation on how to make tea. Ajit Bhaskar, whose puns on Twitter (@ajit_bhaskar) resulted in him being honoured with a unit (the worst Simblified pun is only. 6 Ajits), and whose incredible cooking skills have made many drool over at Instagram (@macroajit), is actually a Ph.D. who now is a food scientist. He joins the Simblified crew for a fascinating chat on what happens behind the scenes of your favourite tea brew. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
July 8, 2019
So, yeah, the weather in Mumbai isn't all that great (or is full of romance, petrichor, and other nonsense, if you don't need to travel by public transport). Anyway - we frequently criticize the MET for getting the weather wrong. But they get it right most of the time, and it's pretty darn difficult to ask given that literally anything in the world could change the weather. It was a meteorologist who coined the phrase 'butterfly effect', after all. Chuck and Srikeit look at how the weather is predicted and look back at some ways our ancestors used to do so. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
July 1, 2019
Join your Simblified hosts as they sniff around to find out what ails NBFCs and indeed, what NBFCs do exactly. Find out how bad the mess is and how it got so. And suffer some bad puns and jokes along the way NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
June 24, 2019
This is part 2 of our chat with Utsav Mamoria, on travel. Make sure you check out Part 1 here - https://ivm.today/SIMB-137 Chuck and Naren talk to Utsav Mamoria, who makes his third appearance (!) on the show. The last time, he spoke about how he was preparing for a 3-month sabbatical (Episode 85) - this time, he's back and is ready to share his experiences, stories and most importantly - tips for those who want to travel on a budget. A desi budget. Utsav finished an enviable itinerary at a cost you won't believe. He is hard at work on his travel book, as well - make sure you check it out later in the year. We talk about budgeting for flights, stay, food, sightseeing and more. This is less 'Simblification' and more 'chat with a person very passionate about travel'. He also slips in some beautiful stories, and evangelizes slow travel, as opposed to trying to check off as many items as possible in a day. Follow Utsav and his travel stories (trust us, this is different from other 'pretty pictures only' travel accounts): instagram.com/whywetravel42 Recommended by Utsav: Airline Ticketing: Skyscanner, Kayak, Momondo, Hoppr, Google Flights Booking Stay: Booking.com, AirBnB, Hostelbookers, Hostelworld, Couchsurfing NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
June 17, 2019
Recently, Apple unveiled Daisy - a robot made for stripping apart its iPhones so that parts and precious metals can be reused. What's more, the company noted for its secrecy has opened the lab up to other manufacturers so they can learn from it. It's one more step that the Cupertino company is taking towards its environmental goals. Chuck and Naren give you the dope about Daisy in this shortie. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
June 10, 2019
In this episode, Chuck and Naren talk to Utsav Mamoria, who makes his third appearance (!) on the show. The last time, he spoke about how he was preparing for a 3-month sabbatical (Episode 85) - this time, he's back and is ready to share his experiences, stories and most importantly - tips for those who want to travel on a budget. A desi budget. Utsav finished an enviable itinerary at a cost you won't believe. He is hard at work on his travel book, as well - make sure you check it out later in the year. We talk about budgeting for flights, stay, food, sightseeing and more. This is less 'Simblification' and more 'chat with a person very passionate about travel'. He also slips in some beautiful stories, and evangelizes slow travel, as opposed to trying to check off as many items as possible in a day. Follow Utsav and his travel stories (trust us, this is different from other 'pretty pictures only' travel accounts): instagram.com/whywetravel42 Recommended by Utsav: Airline Ticketing: Skyscanner, Kayak, Momondo, Hoppr, Google Flights Booking Stay: Booking.com, AirBnB, Hostelbookers, Hostelworld, Couchsurfing NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
June 3, 2019
After a long rally of 'yes-it-has's and 'oh-really-I-don't-think-so's, scientists have finally agreed that we are now in a new geological epoch which recognizes that humans have significantly changed earth with their activities. Join your Simblified hosts as they delve into what the Anthropocene epoch is and the latest dope on all the happenings. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
May 27, 2019
In the 'footsteps' of the Indian army's recent Yeti discovery, we decided to delve deeper into the world of mythical beasts called Cryptids. Join the Simblified trio as they look at the legends and elaborate hoaxes surrounding the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and even the Monkey-Man of Delhi. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
May 20, 2019
Julian Assange has been in the news recently - he got arrested after riding a skateboard around in the place that was actually sheltering him from arrest for a rape case, while in parallel, the US wanted to have a chat with him about all those top secret military documents that he leaked. Woah, that's a lot to take in. So let's break things down for you. 4 essential questions, 1 Simblified Shortie. 1. Are Wikileaks and Wikipedia the same thing? (spoiler alert: No) 2. Are Wikileaks & Anonymous the same thing? 3. Are Julian Assange & Edward Snowden the same person or colleagues or… Friends? 4. Does Wikileaks still exist? NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
May 13, 2019
You've probably seen THAT photograph. So, why are black holes so important? Why's this fuzzy little picture of some distant faraway thingummy sending scientists and all those smart people into a frenzy? Well, it's complicated, but thankfully the Simblified gang have watched several Youtube videos and attempt to explain it to you with some signature "humour". We look at how some Hydrogen atoms in outer space get really horny, get it on, form stars, which eventually implode and form black holes. These utterly fascinating things - which confounded even Einstein & Hawking - hold a lot of secrets to our universe. Join us and get enough fodder to make your next water cooler conversations awesome - you'll be saying things like "Heh, my appraisal was like an Event Horizon!" in no time. (Ok, maybe don't say that - we don't want your social life to be like what this episode is about). Some awesome videos on black holes you should check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWO-cvGETRQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdySHadrYAA NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
May 6, 2019
WARNING: Moderate spoilers in this episode! Ideally best listened after (or during) watching the movie. So, Endgame. There's a ton of characters, emotion and history in there. And, like all superhero movies, there's a fair bit of liberty taken on the factual or scientific part of things, which doesn't mean we can't deep dive! In particular, the Thanos snap in Infinity War that wiped out half of all life (oops, spoiler for that movie - but if you haven't seen that by now, you probably don't care). What implications would that actually have? Can we make do without half of all humans, trees, cows and (shudder) podcast hosts? Join the trio as they find out. Some fabulous videos on this concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWqgqEejDes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4XgpB7WbYY NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
April 29, 2019
Ever been to a music gig and wondered how it all came together? Look at the artists on stage - how did they get there? Do they just ring up the venue? Do the venues call them? Do bands have an "HR"? What does being an artist involve? Just play in your bedroom, upload on YouTube, become famous, play at gigs and have fans at your feet? Well - sort of, but there's a lot in between. To unravel that, we have Romario Rodrigues joining Chuck & Naren in the studio as we aim to 'simblify' artist management. Romario has set up a company called Kranti Art Theory that has recently turned one year old, and works with some promising music and visual artists in India. They had a lovely chat about what the whole thing involves, and how (get this!) his company celebrated its first year in business by throwing a party on a boat! Check out Kranti Art Theory on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/soundsofkranti) & Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/soundsofkranti/) - they have some fun gigs coming up every now and then, and work with some very cool artists. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of this podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
April 22, 2019
Remember Orkut? Well, of course you do - but mostly as a joke. The truth is, a lot of Indians' experience with social media is actually incomplete without Orkut. One such Indian is Shri N. Shenoy, who - shock, horror, has never been on said platform. So Chuck and IVM Podcasts producer Abbas Momin (filling in for an absconding Srikeit) try to tell him what he's been missing out on. If you liked this shortie, write us a testimonial. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
April 15, 2019
Happy election season! In this strictly non-political episode (we value our heads and studio), Chuck & Naren talk about the massive machinery it takes to get 90 crore people out there and voting. We look at what all the Election Commission has to do to ensure fair and free elections (at most times, despite political parties). Join in and may the least bad party win! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
April 8, 2019
In our last episode, we looked at the differences between the internet and the WWW. In this episode, we take things a step further by figuring out how exactly Facebook & Google, located in California - comes here to India. The answer, it turns out, is through a series of really long underwater cables, each of which is thinner than your hair (really!). The Simblified trio tell you all you need to know about how the internet whizzes around the world, in this shortie. Enjoy! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
April 1, 2019
Recently, the internet celebrated its 30th birthday! Or wait, was it the world wide web? Wait. What's the difference? Is there a difference? Are Vincent Cerf & Tim Berners-Lee the same person? What on earth is TCP/IP? Ok, ok, be calm. Our trio attempts to help you answer all these questions and more, taking you on a cyber-history tour. And well... There are jokes. Some very bad ones. Sorry in advance. PS: In the episode, we talk about an ad in the early 80s which talked about commercial email. It's hilarious now, and definitely worth a watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XsBny6IQk. Who knows which technologies will become super-standard tomorrow which we talk about like this, now? NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
March 25, 2019
In this age of global strife, mass migration, fake news and orange oafs as presidents, we address the most important conflict of humankind. Pewdiepie vs T-series. Tune in to this Simblified shortie about this ridiculous feud for YouTube subscribers between a YouTuber from Sweden and NOIDA's finest export since... roads. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
March 18, 2019
Today, we rebroadcast one of our favourite interviews: Dharam Valia, who heads an awesome production house based out of Mumbai. Regular programming commences next week! While the film world has lights, camera, action... The advertising world has brief, PPT, ad (roughly). Some ads are better than others. Some of them are so well shot that you might actually stop in wonder and think how they were made (you know, a lot like films themselves). This week, we look at how exactly this is done. We chat with Dharam Valia, who's been running Hungry Films for the last 3 years. Along the way, we take several potshots at advertising, make several poor jokes and glean into the future where digital ads with 'skip' are seen more than traditional TV ads. Oh and Dharam used to be the boss of 2/3 of Simblified - we'll leave it to you to work out which (Hint: Naren never worked in advertising). Find Dharam at @dharamv (https://twitter.com/dharamv) on Twitter. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
March 11, 2019
Right, there's no easy or clean way of saying this: We're going to look at what happens to your poo after it leaves you... r toilet bowl. It undergoes quite a journey before making its way back into (and you knew this would happen) fertilizer for your food or water you drink (sorry!). After this shortie, you will gain new found respect for sewage treatment plants! Enjoy. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
March 4, 2019
Recently, you might have heard of something called the GDPR. It has something to do with the Russians, right? Well, no. Well, not entirely, anyway. The GDPR is a massive law that protects Europeans' data from companies that would like to peddle off the fact that you have a predeliction of ordering ice-cream at 2 AM (heh) to some company for a quick buck. And Google's been very evil and is being fined 50 million Euros. So the Simblified trio (duo actually, Naren wasn't there) have a look at the law and its ramifications. By the way, Simblified is not GDPR compliant so you can't unsubscribe (ok you can, but please don't). NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
February 25, 2019
On this episode of Simblified, Chuck and Srikeit (Naren was missing, presumably fulfilling his duties as Malad's Batman), check on the progress of Brexit - Britain's hilariously botched attempt of trying to leave the European Union. With just about a month left to the exit deadline and with no deal to gracefully exit anywhere on the horizon, we discuss the potential options for how Brexit may pan out. Almost all options involve Britain comically shooting themselves in the foot so join in for some gyaan and a lot of post-colonial schadenfreude. Also check out the previous episodes where the Simblified lads discussed the trainwreck that is UK politics: Ep. 25 - All You Need(ed) to Know about Brexit: https://ivm.today/SimbRB-25 Ep. 61 - Corbyn May be PM: https://ivm.today/SIMB-61 Ep. 115 - Year end 'Chit-Chat' with Tony Part 1: https://ivm.today/SIMB-115 NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
February 18, 2019
Yes, back in school, Civics was like the token black guy of social studies. Who had time to learn about elected officials while deciduous trees and various dates were waiting to be mugged up! But as we grow older, wiser and more responsible, we find ourselves using the things we were supposed to study in 7th standard more and more useful (no, trigonometry, not you). Meghnad and Shreyas, hosts of a new podcast called "How to Citizen" tell us about this and how we can become better citizens (or at least, better informed while trolling people on Twitter). This is an eye-opening episode and honestly, we could have gone on yammering for another few hours on the topic - but you can hear M&S do that in their show (link below). We also talk about the problems of social studies pedagogy, and go through several of our own experiences and biases. Super chat it was and we hope you enjoy it as well. Listen to How to Citizen here: www.ivmpodcasts.com/how-to-citizen NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
February 11, 2019
Eating very less? No. That's extra diet. Ooh, more parliament in Japan? No, that's extra Diet. Something a factory worker says about aluminium going through a cast? No, that's extrude it. Send a criminal back to the country where he committed that crime? Ah, now we're talking. Sort of. In this shortie (where Chuck forgot to insert all the above jokes), the trio looks at what extradition means, why it's not very easy to get its biggest superstars like Vijay Mallya and Mehul Choksi on trial. This is, fittingly, the first episode where Srikeit is being dialled in, now that he's an NRI. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
February 4, 2019
We were too lazy to record this week, so here's a rebroadcast of an old episode - one of our favourite interviews, with someone who, for some reason, decided to go and do a PhD in mathematics. He tells us what he does, why maths as a career, and makes SEVERAL poor jokes along the way. Ep. 19: We have a very unique guest on the show - one of our closest friends - Mohan Krishnamoorthy (@mohank). He's a - get this - PhD in mathematics. No no no! Don't turn off the episode just yet. He's a ton of fun and sheds light into what he actually does. He's also hilarious, and manages to out-Chuck Chuck with some absolutely hair-tearing-out puns. He's an avid trekker and loves music - so we talk about those as well. Chuck explains the math behind music and wonders why guitars aren't used in classrooms more often. Mohan lets us know about some colourful Aussie slang (not the sledging variety, thankfully). At the end of the show, you will want to: Take up maths as a career, run to the Himalayas, move to Australia and scratch Vegemite off your to-try list. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
January 28, 2019
Virtual Reality is big - and that's, well, reality. Don't take our word for it, take CES' - look at the sheer number of products being revealed each year at the tech extravaganza by giant companies. And if you don't want to take their word for it, then how about taking the word of someone who's worked in this nascent industry? Joining the Simblified trio this week is Vyaas Shenoy - son of Narendra! Young Vyaas tells us about his experience in the field and the potential - right from medicine and training to, well, the naughty bits. This family-friendly* episode was a ton of fun for us to record, and we hope you enjoy it too - even virtually. *Offer valid only if your family is the Shenoys. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
January 21, 2019
In 2006, NASA sent a space probe with the ambitious idea of photographing Pluto. Not just did it do that, it also crossed something called Ultima Thule, the furthest body ever visited by something man-made. This is a spectacular feat of engineering (almost as good as the IVM folks managing to make this podcast sound decent after all our rambling). So why space exploration? Why Pluto? What next? Can Chuck make a pun on 'Alpha Centauri'? For the answers for all these, join in as the Simblified lads take a look at this awesome little space probe. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
January 14, 2019
Happy new year! Unless, of course, you're one of those cultures that celebrates your new year in March, April, August, October... Yes, the "Jan 1" thing is a relatively recent phenomenon thanks to Roman Calendars (thanks, Julius, as Asterix would say). On this shortie, the Simblified trio look at New Year cultures around the world and some things people around the world do to bring it in, apart from going for loud parties which invariably will have "Ishq Tera Tadpave" at some point. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
January 7, 2019
Hey! It's the first Simblified episode of the new year - but it's the same format as the last two. We pick topics out of a hat, and talk about what happened in 2018, and what 2019 holds. It's part punditry, part talking out of a hat, literally. This is also the latest that we've ever recorded an episode, so apologies for the yawns (ours, not yours!). The Simblified trio is joined by the sagacious Tony Sebastian, who co-authors a weekly satirical newsletter, The Third Slip (along with Chuck) as they pick topics out of a hat (headphone case actually) and talk about what happened in 2018, and what 2019 holds. 50% bleak, 40% optimism, 10% jokes. Maybe. You'll have to listen to find out. This is the 3rd of the series (no more, we promise!) so if you missed those, go back and listen to 'em! Follow Tony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/notytony And read / subscribe to The Third Slip here (it's funny. Promise): https://tinyletter.com/the-third-slip/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
December 31, 2018
Enjoyed our last episode? You'd better, because you're getting more of the same. The Simblified recap of a tumultuous year continues with part 2 of... well, you'll find out. Happy New Year! The Simblified trio is joined by the sagacious Tony Sebastian, who co-authors a weekly satirical newsletter, The Third Slip (along with Chuck) as they pick topics out of a hat (headphone case actually) and talk about what happened in 2018, and what 2019 holds. 50% bleak, 40% optimism, 10% jokes. Maybe. You'll have to listen to find out. First episode was out last week, next will be out next Monday. Follow Tony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/notytony And read / subscribe to The Third Slip here (it's funny. Promise): https://tinyletter.com/the-third-slip/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
December 24, 2018
Well, that's been a fun year, hasn't it? Who can say bad things about a year where we had rising populism, climate change neglect, growing legitimacy for idiot rulers... As long as we have an internet-connected toilet bowl at the end of it! The Simblified trio is joined by the sagacious Tony Sebastian, who co-authors a weekly satirical newsletter, The Third Slip (along with Chuck) as they pick topics out of a hat (headphone case actually) and talk about what happened in 2018, and what 2019 holds. 50% bleak, 40% optimism, 10% jokes. Maybe. You'll have to listen to find out. The rest of the episodes coming over the next 2 Mondays! Follow Tony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/notytony And read / subscribe to The Third Slip here (it's funny. Promise): https://tinyletter.com/the-third-slip/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
December 17, 2018
The past weeks saw an uncharacteristically public spat between the Government and the RBI over who calls the shots over banking and money supply. The RBI doesn't want to pump in money into the economy. The government desperately needs it to. Join your simblifiers as they wade through deep waters to fish out the truth Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before RBI governor Urjit Patel's sudden resignation NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
December 10, 2018
For a fire that had the most innocuous sounding name - its official name is Campfire - the recent forest fire that hit northern California was devastating. Join your simblifiers Naren, Srikeit and Chuck as they take a closer look at how devastating it was and why NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
December 3, 2018
No this episode is not about Simblified listeners. Rather it's about a bunch of Indians who live in the North Sentinel island in the Andamans. They've recently been in the news for re-acquainting a Christian missionary with God when he tried to convert them. We attempt to simblify this 21st century stone age community's habits, language and of course, the so-called civilised world's rather uncivil behaviour with them. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
November 26, 2018
Every year, thousands... Lakhs, actually, of people look forward to IIT Bombay's annual cultural festival in December, Mood Indigo. It's a massive show that sees engineering students (and then some) from all over briefly forgetting Fermat and Mass Transfer and focusing on rock shows, events and informals. As one can imagine, pulling off an event of such scale is a huge process that starts way back in April itself. Simblified speaks to Karan and Chaitanya from the current Mood Indigo organising team to learn how it's done and it's a fascinating chat! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
November 19, 2018
Everyone remembers the Golden Indipop era fondly. Starting with Baba Seghal & Alisha, through to its peak of Silk Route & Sonu Nigam's pre-Bollywood excursions, to Bhangra-fuelled anthems, to an arguably inevitable decline. Everyone has a kvlt favourite (ours is Paisa by Agosh!). To talk about Indipop - why it came about, how it grew & matured (and, well, immatured) and why we don't have a 'scene' today, the Simblified trio speaks to Atul Churamani. Atul was an important part of the Indipop movement with Magnasound in the 90s, pivotal to development of many artists' careers and positioning. He now runs Turnkey Publishing (one of India’s few independent music publishers, A&R, and curation of artists for music festivals), and has spent several years in the music industry. Join us for a fascinating chat about one of the most glorious eras of this most indigenous of genres, the importance of MTV / Channel [V] / and of course, Bollywood. It was one of the most enlightening chats we've ever had, thoroughly proven by how silent the three hosts were (and thank goodness for that). Follow Atul Churamani on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anrman Check out what Turnkey Publishing is up to: http://www.turnkeymusic.in/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
November 12, 2018
In the last episode, we Simblified climate change (spoiler alert if you haven't heard it: It's real. Climate change, not our episode. Though... That's also real but shockingly less terrible for the world). This week, we look at various techniques that have been discussed for removing carbon from the atmosphere. We've all thought putting a giant vacuum cleaner in public places should do the trick, right? There are several other ways too... And while there's been massive progress, none of them have really become THE solution. The Simblified trio look at ways to remove gases from the atmosphere, all while pumping several doses of gas back into it. (Heh). NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
November 5, 2018
Enjoy yourselves, we've got till about 2040 for that. After that, says the most comprehensive climate change study yet, we're pretty dang screwed if we can't contain rising temperatures to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. People from Mumbai might scoff at a mere 1.5-degree rise, but unlike cheap engineering colleges, every degree here matters. The Simblified trio breaks things down for you - but now as well as how the world will break down in 2 decades... Yeah, this episode is not exactly cheerful. But hey, to balance it out, we have lots of our trademark humor (which will give you one positive effect of climate change - those will cease to exist soon). NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews, and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
October 29, 2018
The humble booger has been the theme of juvenile jokes (some of which we crack as well), but nasal mucus is quite a fascinating thing. Join your Simblified hosts as they embark on the discovery of... snot. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
October 22, 2018
While Trump is being a bit of an arse trying to alienate everyone, China is busy making friends. Specifically, it's going out and building ports and roads and stuff everywhere. How nice of them! Or... Is it? China's 'infrastructure diplomacy' comes with a huge terms-and-conditions-apply. The Simblified trio unravel all this on the latest episode, while making several bad jokes along the way. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
October 15, 2018
Ever wonder why JNU is such a big issue when there is never any proof? Or why so much conversation about Trump's inauguration crowd sizes when obviously the grounds were empty? We live in an era of deception and blatant lying by those in power. In these bleak times, our Simblified trio attempt to understand the new vehicle of the post truth era - Firehosing. We attempt to understand the modus operandi and characteristics of how those in power try to mislead the masses and how we can look through these lies. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
October 8, 2018
in this shortie, your hosts simblify the magical processes by which wounds heal themselves. Excepting of course the wounds that your brain might suffer because of the terrible jokes. But we've tried to keep those to a minimum. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
October 1, 2018
As the petrol price is about to raise its bat to the pavilion as it nears its much-awaited century, Indians must be wondering... Hey, if oil around the world is getting cheaper, why are we paying more? (The more bhakt-oriented among us might argue that this is our way of swimming against the tide). In truth, oil prices worldwide are not as straightforward as your economics professor would like - there's a lot of geopolitics involved. In this rather gassy episode, our Simblified trio break down (much like crude oil into petroleum) the funda of oil prices and why India pays so damn much. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
September 24, 2018
It's submerjan time! The annual festival celebrated in the name of the Hindu pachyderm-headed God, Ganesha involves dunking decorated idols into water bodies. And while it's likely that the average Simblified listener is more likely to be listening to a podcast than throwing Gods into the Sea (good name for a novel!), it's a good time to look at the trend of 'eco-friendly Ganeshas'. Does a more organic idol pollute less? Is this a fringe trend or something sustainable? Join Chuck, Naren and Srikeit as we take a look. And hey, if you're running a Visarjan procession - why not blare out a Simblified episode instead of an item number? NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
September 17, 2018
On 6 September, India took a massive step forward when the regressive Section 377 (a law that has its roots in the 14th century!) was scrapped, giving members of the LGBTQ community recognition. It's not the end of the battle, and there's a long way to go before they have other rights the rest of us take for granted - such as unions & marriage - not to mention acceptance by society at large and bigoted uncles on Whatsapp Family groups. The Simblified trio look at the history of the law, and laws pertaining to homosexuality around the world (including some surprising countries where it's legal and illegal). NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
September 10, 2018
Football (or Soccer as the ingrates across the Atlantic call it) sees some ridiculous amounts of money thrown around. Like PSG paid €198 million (over 1700 crore INR) for Neymar but despite spending the annual GDP of a smallish country for a bloke who can kick a ball somewhat well, they can only make the transfer during a specific window of 3 months - which is the football transfer window. Join the Simblified trio is understanding the quirks of how the transfer window rules work across European football and how the English did a Brexit-style idiocy in their transfer window timings for this season. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
September 3, 2018
Woohooo! We collectively raise our podcasting bats towards the crowd, who we affectionately call the MBA of Simblified listeners (to recall the collective term). For we have reached our century! To celebrate, we did a live recording at Doolally, Khar on Aug 25! What's more shocking is that people actually turned up to see us make total arses of ourselves! It was a fabulous couple of hours, and you get here is an edited version of the show. We talk about fake news - the history, the origins, we do an Irish drinking song, and we speak with the man who runs one of India's best podcasts, The Seen And The Unseen - Amit Varma! We also speak to Varun Duggirala of digital agency The Glitch - about content in the 21st century and why some things become more popular than others, and what the future holds. The show was one of the most fun things the 3 of us have ever done! But we start off with the origins of Simblified and how a random idea about a music podcast with me and another friend led to the, um, well, whatever Simblified is today. The three hosts would like to personally thank everyone who's ever been involved on the show - from our producers (Siddhant, Vageesh, Navin and long-suffering Abbas), the sound guys and graphic folks and everyone else at IVM podcasts (esp. Amit and Mae!), and of course - you people who listen and give us feedback and even read these descriptions. You can find the visual references and slides referred to on the episode here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bVVxpWMZqWGLSJnX9 Here's the video of the dancing uncle https://bit.ly/2PnFZ4v On with the show, then. If you'd like to tell us what you think about the show, find us on Twitter: We're @chuck_gopal, @shenoyn and @srikeit!
August 13, 2018
A surprising amount of energy is spent just keeping the engine of life inside you going. And a fair bit of that is used up just digesting food. Your Simblifiers go into how our body spends this energy, how other creatures spend it, and whether we can have negative calorie foods - that is foods that will use up more energy being digested than they contribute after being digested. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
August 6, 2018
The podders get together this time for a culinary special. But put away your MasterChef fantasies, this is about gourmet… bugs. Enter the fascinatingly terrifying world of entomophagy - the practice of using insects as food. Listen in to learn about the cultural practices of insect eating, why it can be more nutritious, necessary and even tasty. Find out what your favourite insects taste like and let Chuck ‘bug’ you with an creepy-crawly pun-run. Do give us a shout on Twitter and let Naren (@shenoyn), Chuck (@chuck_gopal) and Srikeit (@Srikeit) know what you think of this episode and Simblified. The Simblified podcast is also available on iTunes: https://goo.gl/S5t15w You can find us on Audioboom: https://goo.gl/43zsI7 Or generally, on just about any app you use to get your podcasts; Stitcher, Overcast, Beyond Pod, Podmalaxmi (that is not real, but don't you wish it was?) This is an IVM Production; for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd
July 30, 2018
Hey there! We couldn't make it to the studio this week, so here's an old episode again! Given what L'Orange did in Finland, it's worth re-looking at how the Russians meddled in the US Elections. And given Putin gifted Trump a football that apparently has a chip inside, we might re-re-broadcast this in the future, who knows. For now, enjoy. Even if you haven't been following global politics in the last couple of years, you will know two things: 1. Trump is president (yes, sorry, that was not a bad dream) 2. Russia poked its nose in the elections This week, the intrepid hosts of your favourite Malad-based podcast risk their lives as they do investigative journalism, deep into the Wikipedia article called 'Russian interference in the 2016 US Elections' to bring you this lowdown as to what actually happened, and importantly, why. We end with some glorious puns which will make you wish it was Chuck who was hacked, instead of the Democrats. Check out this educational episode about how Trump won thanks to the Russians, and why the hosts think that Russia's efforts are actually the best example of 'content marketing' ever executed. What's Simblified again? A fortnightly Indian podcast which breaks down things around you - news, interesting careers and things you might not have thought about - in language that you can understand. Expect several poor jokes, PG Wodehouse references and Wikipedia-pilfering. Hosted by Chuck, Naren and Srikeit : Say hello to us on Twitter! @chuck_gopal, @shenoyn, @srikeit. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
July 23, 2018
On this special Simblified episode, Naren and Srikeit talk to Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra about their the very relevant and equally misunderstood topic of mental health. We discuss their personal struggles and breakthroughs along with the common misconceptions and taboos surrounding mental health. Also do check out Zain and Avanti's delightfully named podcast 'Marbles Lost and Found' where they have casual yet insightful conversations on mental health issues. You can start listening to the 'Marbles Lost & Found' podcast here: https://ivm.today/MLF-01 Follow Marbles Lost & Found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
July 16, 2018
Join your admittedly ninety pound weakling Simblified hosts as they display some courage and look at Assassins and Hasheesh, and into the legend that the former did the latter before doing their job. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
July 9, 2018
Most of us would have seen death depicted in movies as your spirit leaving your body and going towards a light. Many people who have had near death experiences and have lived to tell the tale report similar experiences. But what are they really? Your intrepid Simblified hosts dive into this dangerous sounding subject to find out The Truth! NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
July 2, 2018
In this World Cup special episode, our trio dig into the annals of the tournament's past: Its origins, where it began, why we have the Chinese to thank for even this, and how the word 'soccer' is, shockingly, a British invention. Oh, and there are plenty of fun facts and bad jokes in there also, which is now signature when Chuck has too much time on his hands. Join in to celebrate the joy of the World Cup with us, even if the Dutch and Italians can't. Heh. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
June 25, 2018
The FIFA World Cup is here! As everyone transforms into armchair football fans, we want to give you an edge by Simblifying the complex qualification process to the most popular event on earth. Hear Chuck, Naren and Srikeit talk about each continent's qualification chances (Asia is the hardest, obviously), the expansion of the World Cup over the years and bust the myth about why India didn't participate when they qualified in 1950 (Did you really think it's because they weren't allowed to play barefoot?) NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
June 18, 2018
Audio illusions are an interesting thing. It's when you think your boss said "Wow, amazing job, here's a 15% hike" when what she actually said was, "Holy crap, you're useless. You have 15 minutes to clear out". But apart from that, our brain works in amazing ways to conspire to make us hear and see things that actually don't exist. Fanny-Laurel is one such, and our sagacious hosts take you through several others as well. At the end of this episode, you will question reality, but hey, you listen to Simblified, so you already do, no harm done! You can check out the audio illusions mentioned on the episode here: The McGurk effect: https://youtu.be/G-lN8vWm3m0 Shepard Tone: https://youtu.be/BzNzgsAE4F0 Binaural beats: https://youtu.be/SAyA7rfyF38 Virtual barbershop: https://youtu.be/8IXm6SuUigI Brainstorm/Green Needle: https://youtu.be/1okD66RmktA Laurel/Yanny: https://youtu.be/7X_WvGAhMlQ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates. Your hosts (and Twitter / Instagram handles) are Chuck (@chuck_gopal / @chuckofalltrades), Srikeit (@srikeit, @srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn, @shenoynv). We are part of the IVM Podcast network, who, till this day, wonder why they signed us on. For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts
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