Ep. 35: Bombae

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we change things up a little. The trio of Sharanya, Josh and Navin talk about how the city of Bombay (or Mumbai if you will) has been portrayed in pop culture and pick out their favourite movies, books, songs and TV shows which captured the look, feel and spirit of living in Bombay. In the second segment Amit Doshi pays homage to sci-fi author Jerry Pournell who passed away recently. He recommends some of his favourite works by the author and speaks about his influence on the canvas of tech and science writing in general.

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Ep. 34: Professionalism, As Seen on TV

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In this week's episode of IVM Likes we have Abbas, Sharanya and Mae (after a long hiatus). In our recommendation round Mae recommends a semi-autobiographical book by a beloved children's author, Abbas recommends a documentary film about a fascinating political figure, and Sharanya recommends a Youtube channel that helps you brush up on history and complex ideologies in a simple manner.

In the discussion round the three of them talk about how various professions are portrayed on TV shows and how accurate or ridiculous they may be compared to their real life counterparts. (Psst...one person in this episode actually got to pursue their TV show dream profession)

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Ep. 33: Abandonment Issues

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined in the studio by Navin, Sharanya and Josh. In our recommendation round Sharanya recommends a Canadian TV show about a narcissistic family trying to get along, Josh recommends a movie inspired by a real life hostage crisis in Iraq and Navin recommends a Youtube channel that delves into the specifics of screenwriting.

In the discussion round they briefly discuss the GOT season finale and then the discussion moves to TV shows that once had them hooked but then lost their mojo and led to abandonment.

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Ep. 32: How Can She Slap?

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined in the studio by Navin, Abbas and Sharanya. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a heart warming film about an aging couple (It's not Baghban guys), Abbas recommends a podcast that explores various soundscapes of the world and Sharanya recommends a sitcom that deals with the afterlife.

In our discussion round the three of them talk about Indian reality shows - the good, the bad and the cringeworthy-and try and trace a timeline of the earliest reality shows to the ones currently on air. Some real gems were reminisced from the past, including the one that gave us the title of this episode.

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Ep. 31: Tom & Jerry Meets Mad Max

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On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined in the studio by Sharanya, Navin and Joshua. In our recommendation round Joshua recommends a Youtube channel that uses animation to answer the existential questions of life, Navin recommends a slice of life novel about Mumbai, and Sharanya recommends a movie about a young, single girl trying to juggle an aspiring play-writing career with dating. In our discussion round Abbas joins in and the four of them discuss about fictional shows within shows and movies within movies they wish would actually exist. (Josh brings back a favourite pick from an earlier episode that surprises no one)

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Ep. 30: The Flashback Episode

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On the 30th episode of IVM Likes it's a full house as Sharanya, Abbas, Alika, Navin and Joshua join us in the studio to look back at some of the recommendations we checked out amongst ourselves after hearing about it on the show. Did they like their colleagues' taste in pop culture? Do they still like each other as people? Can we harmonize melodies together? Find the answers to all this by listening in. You can also check out the complete list of recommendations from all of our episodes on
http://ivmpodcasts.com/blog/ivmlikesreccos

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Ep. 29: Rejigged Regionals

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined by Sharanya, Joshua and Abbas. In our recommendation round Josh recommends a Malayalam Crime Drama film (which he calls his 'regional quota'), Abbas recommends a podcast episode that explores doing comedy under a strict regime, and Sharanya recommends the ultimate 'woke stoner comedy' TV show. In the discussion round the three of them discuss when regional films are remade in Bollywood what is lost and gained and whether it is required at all.

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Ep. 28: Kaun Banega Web Star?

In this week's episode of IVM Likes join Sharanya, Navin and Joshua in the studio. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a TV show about old friends reconnecting, Josh recommends a movie that's a tense thriller about an escape and Sharanya recommends a fascinating podcast that explores things hidden in plain sight. In the second round the three of them discuss if A-list Bollywood celebrities will ever star in Indian original web series. (We even pitch a show starring Govinda)

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Ep. 27: Spoil Sports

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're joined by producers Sharanya, Navin and Abbas. In our recommendation round Navin recommends a new podcast by one of his favourite comedians, Abbas recommends a documentary about the creator of a beloved superhero and Sharanya recommends a rom-com TV show that provides all the fuzzy feels. In our second segment we are discussing spoilers, whether we live in a time where spoilers are unavoidable and if not then what should we do to avoid them. So obviously SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't kept up with Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Star Wars (It's 40 years old guys), or even Gupt (really?) then listen at your own risk.

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Ep. 26: Trolls, Super-piglets and Overflowing Capes

In this week's episode of IVM Likes join our producers Sharanya, Joshua and debutante Priyanka. In our recommendation round Joshua recommends a fun British TV game show that's a mash-up of two formats, Priyanka recommends a book that exposes the underbelly of online bullying and Sharanya recommends an adventure movie that questions the meat industry. In the second half we bring back our 'IVM Fights' segment where Abbas and Navin go head to head to argue over whether there has been an overkill of superhero films. (Psst..this fight is more interesting than Batman v Superman)

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Ep. 25: This Title is Censored

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we are joined in the studio by Sharanya, Navin and Abbas. In our recommendation round Abbas recommends a movie that's an intimate portrayal of a popular American president's college years, Navin recommends a funny TV show about women's wrestling and Sharanya recommends a non-fiction book that deals with the nature of shaming on social media. In our second segment the three of them discuss the recent controversy involving the Indian censor board chief, whether censorship necessary at all, and what are the boundaries that should or shouldn't be crossed.

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Ep. 24: Podheads (Revised)

NOTE: This is the revised version of episode 24 as the previous one had a segment missing.

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we're in the studio with Mae, Amit and Sharanya. In our recommendation round Amit recommends a politically aware sitcom, Sharanya recommends a thrilling novel that can be read over the weekend, and Mae recommends a heartwarming film directed by a French auteur director. In the second segment they discuss what got them listening to podcasts, what were some of the earliest podcasts they listened to and recommend some of their current favourite ones. (We even throw in some of our own IVM shows, because why not?)

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Ep. 23: Art On Trial

On this week's IVM Likes we have Sharanya, Joshua and Abbas in the studio. For the recommendation round Joshua recommends a book about assessing and analyzing history through the ages, Abbas recommends a documentary about a talented but unknown photographer and Sharanya recommends a recently concluded TV show which questions our relationship with humanity and existence.
In our second segment Alika joins them and in the light of the recent Bill Cosby mistrial, the four of them discuss if the art created by controversial and maligned artists can be separated from those personalities and stand on it's own.

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Ep. 22: Binge Pop

In this week's episode of IVM Likes Sharanya returns to the studio along with the Thomas twins (Mae and Joshua). In our first half Mae recommends a music podcast that gives in-depth analysis and criticisms, Josh recommends a film that's part sci-fi, part high school rom-com by an auteur director, and Sharanya recommends a workplace comedy that's her comfort show. In the second segment the three of them discuss the pros and cons of binging TV shows vs. watching them weekly (it goes right down to the Wire).

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Ep. 21: Childhood Horrors

On this week's episode we have Navin, Alika and Joshua in the studio. In our recommendation round Josh recommends a thrilling Alien invasion movie, Alika recommends a visually stunning animated mini-series and Navin recommends a riveting novel that questions human nature. In the second segment the three of them discuss books and films that really scared them as kids (and in Navin's case still scares him).

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Ep. 20: Adept Adaptations

In this week's episode of IVM Likes we have Navin, Abbas and Joshua in the studio. In our recommendation round Josh recommends a Malayalam gangster film that is aesthetically shot, Abbas recommends a book about a terrorist attack on a holy shrine, and Navin talks about a Netflix series that's a murder mystery exposing the hypocrisies of the Catholic church. In our second segment the three of them discuss their favourite book-to-film adaptations, what exactly is a "faithful" adaptation and whether at all a film can ever be better than the book.

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Ep. 19: Jubilant Revivals

In this week's episode of IVM Likes Sharanya, Abbas and Navin return to the studio. In our recommendations segment Abbas recommends a YouTube channel about film appreciation and analysis, Navin recommends a long running comedy centric podcast, and Sharanya recommends a web series that makes light of struggling actors. In our discussion segment the three of them discuss the pros and cons of revivals/reboots of old shows and movies for new audiences.

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Ep. 18: Sex, Fights & Gross Misrepresentations

On this week's episode of IVM Likes we have Sharanya, Navin and Abbas in the studio along with Josh who makes an appearance in the second half. In our round of recommendations Navin recommends a book that looks at the sexual evolution in the middle east, Abbas recommends a film that explores the trials and tribulations of being an artist and Sharanya recommends a hilarious podcast about reading bad erotica. In our brand new debate segment called 'IVM Fights' Navin and Joshua go head to head and debate which was better, the Lord of the Rings books or films?

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Ep. 17: So bad, that it's good

In this week's episode of IVM Likes, Sharanya returns, so does Amit and Abbas remains where he was. In our round of recommendations Abbas recommends a documentary film which uses unique imagery to tell a tragic story, Amit recommends an epic fantasy novel (yes another one!) with badass characters and a breakneck pace, and Sharanya recommends a socially relevant TV show which deals with issues of race, culture and youth. In our second round they discuss films, shows and music that are so atrocious that they are actually enjoyable. (Psst! The verdict on an 80's sitcom is especially polarising)

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Ep. 16: What Are We Doing In Space, Man?

On this week's IVM Likes we have Navin, Alika and Abbas in the studio. In our round of recommendations Alika recommends a comic book based on a character made famous by the Marvel movies, Abbas recommends a TV show that reminds him of the adventure books he read as a kid and Navin recommends a sci-fi thriller film that plays around with the idea of dimensions. Since the show was recorded on May the 4th a.k.a Star Wars Day, in our second segment the three of them share their favourite Star Wars moments. Things get nerdy really quick.

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