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!

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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: 
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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
Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts
Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts
Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

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. 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/

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!).

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

Ep. 73: A look back at 2017, Part 1: What's left when the world went right (and how India's doing)

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Happy new year folks! Before you leap into the chasm that is 2018, we have have a Simblified reminder trilogy of the WTF that was 2017.
Join Chuck and Srikeit as we revisit the opening third of 2017 which included Trump's inauguration, Serena Williams' incredible Aus Open win, ISRO's launches, Dutch and British politics and many more milestones of the year.
We know your new year's resolution is to listen to more podcasts so this is the best place to start!

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Ep. 72: Being Happy (no really)

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We've finally asked it - what makes us happy? Turns out it's not a new Iron Maiden album, a Liverpool victory or favourable GST rates (respectively for hosts), but just a bunch of chemicals. That's right, everything that we think makes us happy boils down to 7 fluids sloshing around in our heads. Naren has taken the effort to do a crash course on said chemicals and tells you how you can elevate them and generally feel happier: Some will come via sex, some via music, some via exercise. To this date, the only known thing that can give you all 7 chemicals at the same time is listening to Simblified.

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

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Ep. 69: The World is (North) Korea-lly screwed!

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We discuss the the crazy dictatorship that is North Korea, home to the Little Rocketman that could and a whole bunch of bizarre and scary laws. We delve into why Korea got this way, what's their beef with the US and why they're treating non-proliferation norms like Delhites treated the cracker. Tune in to hear why poop theft is a big deal in North Korea and why Kim Jong-Un's temper may be because he's having a bad trip.
And if the nukes have already launched by the time you get this and you've got no time for the whole episode, just skip to the end where Chuck and Srikeit (and sadly no Naren) perform an Irish Drinking Song for our North Korean overlords.

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

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