Ep. 93: About that Yanny-Laurel thing that went viral (aural)?

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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.

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Ep. 92: Schizophrenia and Split personality - are they the same thing?

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Thanks mostly to Hollywood, most people think that Multiple Personality Disorder is the most common manifestation of schizophrenia. But are these two disorders really the same? Your Simblified hosts dig into the matter and split things up for 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 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
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Ep. 91: All You Need to Know about the Flipkart Walmart Deal (Almost)

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Walmart bought Flipkart in a 20 billion dollar deal, recently, dividing thinkers into three groups: one, the people who think it's a brilliant, farsighted decision by Walmart
Two, the people who think it's a terrible disaster and the money is just down the drain and
Three, the rest of us who are wondering how much 20 billion is and is Flipkart giving them a discount
Join your Simblified hosts as they dig deep into things and try to find some answers.

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
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Ep. 90: Why Do We Still Have a British Royal Family?

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Someone from the British Royal Family got married and the world celebrated for some reason. But nobody really knows why - after all, nobody knows what the British Royal family does apart from being a nice tourist attraction. In this Simblified Shortie episode, Chuck and Naren look at how we got here and whether you can be eligible to get the throne on yer cranium some day.

YouTuber CGP Grey has a brilliant history of the Royal Family here. Check it out: https://youtu.be/jNgP6d9HraI

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

Ep. 89: How Facebook Targets You (And Other Creepy Tales)

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Everyone's suddenly talking about how Facebook used Facebook targeting sneakily and possibly illegally to 'hack' the American Elections. So here's the thing - they actually used Facebook quite legally - if in a manner that would make conscientious people blush. In this episode, Chuck and Srikeit shock Naren with the several targeting parameters that Facebook offers to anyone who wants to advertise on the platform. What you will learn is that everything you do - everything you post, like, share, and every time you use Facebook to log in to an app, there is data collected about you that can be used to target something to you. That's either creepy or awesome depending on your point of view. The glorious thing is that you can check out all these options yourself on facebook.com/ads. Join in for this Digital Marketing 101 class packaged with several bad jokes!

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 88: Do Inuit Really Have a 100 Words for Snow?

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Popular myth has it that Inuit have hundreds of words for snow, because that's pretty much all their life. But do they, really? Your Simblified hosts go into the truth and find out that... well, listen to it.

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Ep. 87: Swinging Either Way

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Recently, some people brought the glorious game of cricket into disrepute, but enough of the IPL commentary. There was an incident where some silly Australians tried to tamper with the ball to gain some advantage. Now, what that advantage is, and indeed, why do cricket balls behave the way they do, is something the Simblified trio tries to unravel. So this episode has a little bit of physics, cricket trivia and well, poor jokes. As we look at why ball tampering, how reverse swing happens, and all that.

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
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Ep. 86: How Google Maps Works

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It's an incredible software, if you think about it, and how it works is even more ingenious. Chuck finds out how, and in 15 minutes tells you all you need to know about Google Maps, and gives you some fun trivia as well. Now if only someone can figure out why Ola keeps loading at that random road near Bangalore.

You can find the blog post from 2005 mentioned on the episode here: https://googleblog.blogspot.in/2005/02/mapping-your-way.html

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Ep. 85: Sabbaticalling

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A 3-month break from work sounds amazing! Or does it? Why do you need a 'vacation' that long? How do you plan for it? How do you get leave? Won't it cost the world? Won't you eventually get bored and cry out for Excel sheets again? Is it even a vacation? To answer all these questions and more, we have traveler extraordinaire and market research guru Utsav Mamoria (yes, guesting on this show for the second time!) who tells us everything about taking sabbaticals, as he gears up for an awesome-sounding 3-month trip, with a very specific purpose in mind. (Hint: It's not to binge-listen to all Simblified episodes. Though that's a legit reason to take a 3 month trip*)

Follow Utsav's trip on instagram and his blog

*1 month to listen, 2 months to recover.

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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
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Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts
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Ep. 84: Sona Kitna Sona Hai

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Angry, disgruntled, troublesome teenagers need more discipline, right? Wrong! Your Simblified hosts find that the culprit is, simbly, lack of sleep. Join Chuck, Naren and Srikeit as they go into the adolescents’ need for extra sleep and how devastating it can be for them if they don’t get their zzzs

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
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Ep. 83: Everything about Hawking (Except the science!)

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The world lost a brilliant scientist - Dr Stephen Hawking - recently. More than that, the world lost a wonderful personality, someone with a wicked sense of humour, and someone who probably was the biggest icon for science after Al himself. And since the maximum science that the three Simblifieders know between them is 'don't put foil in microwave', we decided to turn a bug into a feature and look at the non-science side of the man. How he lived with ALS, how he continued to be a fun fellow, and some of his thoughts.

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
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Ep. 82: She Smells Sea Smells

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Did you, like us, believe that the bracing smell of the sea was Ozone? It turns out that it's not. What it is is interesting though, join Naren as he handles the Simblified ship alone in the absence of Chuck and Srikeit and schools us all in the illicit affairs of the Ozone (quite literally), on this episode of Simblified Shortie (a format where we explore profound questions in about 15 -20 minutes).

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

Ep. 25: Rebroadcast: All you need(ed) to know about the Brexit

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This week, Brexit finally looked like it would happen. This comes after a couple of years of it being the sitcom of global politics aided by Bam-Bam lookalike Boris Johnson (John Oliver's words, not ours).

So we thought we'd rebroadcast an old episode, which we recorded way back in 2016 (yes, that's 'way back' now) in the aftermath of the shock verdict of the UK to leave the EU (you know, after which everyone Googled 'what is EU'). Looking back now, that moment was poignant - it was the first of the populist uprisings we'd see in the West - all over Europe, and of course, the USA. Ah, innocent times.

Anyhoo, enjoy this old episode where we talk about what Brexit is, what it means, and why they wanted to leave. And what the hell the UK / England / British Isles / etc is.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

Ep. 81: On the matter of Tamatar (juice)

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There are many things synonymous with air travel - long security checks, the wonder of flight, praying you don't get a baby next to you, and of course - tomato juice. We'll bet you haven't even seen tomato juice outside of a flight. The drink is very popular on flights for a variety of reasons, and we explore why, in a Simblified Shortie (a format where we explore profound questions in less than 15 minutes).

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
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Ep. 80: Simblifying the Indian Comedy Scene: With Daniel Fernandes & Abish Mathew

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From a niche art form struggling to fill seats a few years ago, to now, where everyone who's heard of George Carlin rushes to open mics. It's been one heck of a journey for Indian comedy.

The guys at Simblified speak to two veterans from the scene: Stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes and he-does-it-all guy Abish Mathew, to talk about how the scene has grown, what aspiring comics should keep in mind, what the business of comedy is like, and more. Along the way, there are fascinating anecdotes and their own personal stories in the comedy scene. Needless to say, it's the funniest Simblified episode to date, and one which could have easily gone on for longer.

You probably already do, but follow Danny and Abish on the socials: They're @absolutelydanny and @abishmathew on both Instagram and Twitter, to keep up with what they're up to and about new shows (specials, videos and all that).

Daniel Fernandes is on tour with his special 'Shadows', find out when he's performing in your city here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/absolutelydanny/events/?ref=page_internal

Season 4 of Abish Mathew's talk show 'Son of Abish' comes out in March. In the interim check out all previous episodes here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWoDeegvTPfuuNm_ilJntg

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

Ep. 79: Yawn. How interesting!

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'tis the return of Simblified Shorties - where we look to answer a random question in around 10 minutes. (yay, more Simblified!)

This week: There is more to that universally accepted expression of boredom, yawning, than meets the eye (or mouth?). Join your hosts Naren and Chuck as they go into the curious phenomenon that yawning is. Including how they're linked to orgasms (yawns, not your hosts)! There. Got your attention, didn't we?
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Simblified is an Indian podcast brought to you by three fine young gentlemen - Chuck (@chuck_gopal), Srikeit (@srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn). Say hello to us on Twitter! We aim to break down things to make you appear smarter. We succeed, sometimes.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 78: The Russian Moscow-rade that was the US Elections!

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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.

Ep. 77: The Tea Totaller: Ajit Bhaskar tells us all about being a 'Tea scientist'

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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 PhD 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.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 76: A CES-spool of Gadgets, Technology and Needless IOT Things

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Ah, Consumer Electronics Show. The annual excuse for tech companies to create new products we didn't know we needed, and to put semiconductors into places they really don't need to be. Join Chuck and Naren as they talk about what went down at the world's most anticipated tech expo. Your hunt for a wifi-connected toilet seat ends here!

Simblified is an Indian podcast brought to you by three fine young gentlemen - Chuck (@chuck_gopal), Srikeit (@srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn). Say hello to us on Twitter! We aim to break down things to make you appear smarter. We succeed, sometimes.

Ep. 75: A look back at 2017 - Part 3: A.I, #metoo and Climate Change

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Like Lord of the Rings & The Matrix, all good things must come to an ending in their third part. So we end our depressing trilogy of the 2017 rewind with a look at how artificial intelligence made some interesting leaps over the year. Then, we look at how a sleazeball named Harvey was the best thing to happen to feminism since it got the whole world talking. And then, we round up our talking about depressing matters with cheerful news - none of it really matters, because climate change will ensure we won't have a planet in a few years anyway. So go ahead, break that FD and partay!

Simblified is an Indian podcast brought to you by three fine young gentlemen - Chuck (@chuck_gopal), Srikeit (@srikeit) and Naren (@shenoyn). Say hello to us on Twitter! We aim to break down things to make you appear smarter. We succeed, sometimes.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/