Ep. 117: Simblified Year-End "Chit-Chat" with Tony - Part 3

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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: 
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Ep. 116: Simblified Year-End "Chit-Chat" with Tony - Part 2

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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
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Ep. 115: Simblified Year-End "Chit-Chat" with Tony - Part 1

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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
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Ep. 112: The most isolated tribe in the world

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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
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Ep. 111: Everything you wanted to know about Indipop - with Atul Churamani

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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
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Ep. 110: Can we really suck Carbon (and other bad things) out of the air?

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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
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Ep. 107: How China is (kinda) taking over the world

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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
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Ep. 104: Oil's Well that Doesn't End Well: What Determines Petrol Prices?

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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
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Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts
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Ep. 95: The FIFA World Cup: History, Trivia and Bad Jokes

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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
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Ep. 94: What's the Procedure to Qualify for the FIFA World Cup?

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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
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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
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. 74: A look back at 2017 Part 2: Of Covfefes and Cows

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In 2017, palmistry became a legit thing in India, because one could tell how smart you were by checking how far your face was implanted into your face.

Yeah, it wasn't a particularly pleasant 2017 if you were:
1. In India
2. Were not dispossessed to waving non-football orange flags
3. Reasonably smart

Chuck, Naren and Srikeit look through a grim year in the country and discuss the effects of the trio of GST, Aadhaar and Demonetization and the larger ramifications for the country, not just political. In what might be the podcast's darkest episode, your three hosts inject levity by means of poor jokes and Trump-based comic relief. Don't worry, 2018 will be better (hey, if nothing else, Simblified will keep chugging along, there's still 0% GST on listening to podcasts!).

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. 71: What goes behind Mood Indigo?

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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!

While entry to Mood Indigo is for students, anyone can attend the famed pro nite concert, which this year, will feature British progressive metal giants Haken (much to Chuck's glee). Tickets here: https://insider.in/haken-livewire-nite-at-mood-indigo-dec22-2017/event

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. 45: Rebroadcast: A Chat About NH7 Weekender with OML's Vijay Nair

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With the country's most anticipated music festival coming up in a couple of weeks (Dec 8-10), we thought now would be the perfect time to re-broadcast an episode we did this time last year: An interview with Vijay Nair of OML Entertainment, the company that runs the NH7 Weekender. It's a fascinating conversation that talks about what it takes to put together a music festival and the independent music scene. There are hilarious anecdotes from Vijay's earlier days when he used to manage Pentagram and their trip to Estonia (!). If you're a fan of OML's work, or music festivals, or entrepreneurship, you'll enjoy this chat!

Follow Vijay on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vijay_nair
Check out Weekender at https://insider.in/nh7-weekender

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. 62: Yes, President

Did you know the President of India has a function other than being the answer to a GK question for 4th standard schoolkids? In this episode, Chuck and Naren look at what the President of India actually does, and how he / she gets picked for the job. Also, who's your pick for worst president ever? What's the difference between the President and PM? Why do some countries have a president that does nothing (India) and others have a president that does a lot but probably shouldn't (the US)? All this and more. Additionally, we also take a look at yet another tragic Whatsapp forward for the infamous Profundity of the Day section. Fans of Srikeit will miss him in this episode. Alas.

Join Chuck (@chuck_gopal), Naren (@shenoyn) and Srikeit (@Srikeit) for a good 'ol English cuppa-whatever-was-in-the-IVM-fridge.

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/