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Powered By EPIC ON. Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less Your four hosts Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour conditions apply. Fans of the show have described it as fun conversations with relatable folks, irreverent humour, the funniest thing to come out of Malad West and if I give you a good review will you please let me go. Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of SimblifiedYou can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuckgopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

  • Ep. 01: Kiss My Tsipras
    22 min 12 sec

    The historic episode one of Simblified Arguably the greatest podcast to come out of Malad West. In this episode, Naren and Chuck discuss, primarily, the Greek crisis and what it really means, if anything at all. Apart from that, we also talk about Lalit Modi ooh, Rahul Yadav yay and Arindam Chaudhari.

  • Simblified_final_updated_REALFINAL.pptx
    2 hr 12 min 14 sec

    9 years, ~320 episodes. 4 co-hosts, 6 producers, so many folks behind the scenes. Some 50 guests, thousands (!) of listeners, hundreds of thousands (!!!!) of downloads. Well, folks, it's time for the curtains to fall on our little show. Simblified started as an exercise to stave off some boredom long back in Malad with nothing more than the voice recorded app on an Android phone, and our idea of sound engineering was turning off the fan. Along the way, we've collected two more co-hosts and apparently many fans! It's finally time to bid goodbye. But before we go, we owe you one final episode and it's an absolute doozy and dare I say our most emotional one yet. We delve into the reasons why we're stopping the show, what each of us has taken away from hosting it, and importantly, what more we are up to. Because we don't intend to stop creating content anytime soon - the Simblified Cinematic Universe will include new podcasts, newsletters, books (!), and who knows what else. The four hosts remain massive friends and there's no doubt something involving a combination will surface somewhere soon. The episode also features some absolutely touching voice notes from fans and folks who made the show possible. On that note, a massive shout out to our partners at IVM Podcasts, without whom this show would have probably died 300 episodes ago. Thank you to everyone who listened, and recommended, and wrote in to us. We joke that there were 5 Simblified listeners, but we know there are many more. Some of you have even come up to us at music festivals, some have made joke websites for us, and for many of you it's part of your Monday schedule! We're genuinely humbled and thrilled that we had such an impact on your lives and apparently the entire podcasting ecosystem. Our social links are below. Follow us to keep up with what we're doing - stuff is going to come really soon :) Chuck: https://twitter.com/chuck_gopal | https://instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Naren: https://twitter.com/shenoyn | https://www.instagram.com/shenoynv Srikeit: https://twitter.com/srikeit | https://www.instagram.com/srikeit/ Tony: https://twitter.com/notytony | https://www.instagram.com/notytony/ Current parts of the Simblified Cinematic Universe: Tony's cricket podcast, Bits & Pieces: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcIJxVpUbg05A2bAOcX6uqA Tony & Nitin's fun Simblifiedesque podcast, Leftover Lasagne: https://www.youtube.com/@theleftoverlasagne/videos Chuck's newsletter, Things of Internet: https://thingsofinternet.substack.com/ (More coming soon - very soon) Thank you, everyone, once again. Stay safe, stay ultracrepidarian, stay Simblified.

  • Covid was supposed to change everything - has it?
    53 min 23 sec

    Remember the 2020-2022? That was one heck of a time - and while we were living through it, it felt like EVERYTHING was changing and would stay that way for ever. Well, it's now halfway through 2023 and... Things feel like the old normal, not the new one, in many cases. The Simblified gang try to make sense of this: a discussion that traverses many topics we've spoken about in the last few years: medicine, physicality, remote work, supply chains and a lot more. Join in as we try to make sense of the world we're in now.

  • Consciousness - A User's Guide
    47 min 16 sec

    What is consciousness? What do we know about our selves? Do we even have selves? These, and other questions have occupied the minds of fine thinkers over the centuries and now it occupies those of your hosts. If you can call them minds that is. Join Naren, Chuck, Srikeit and Tony as they engage with these weighty matters

  • Half pints: High heels, marathon records and quietly quitting quiet quitting
    42 min 18 sec

    It's another episode of Half Pints, where your panelists come in with a fact each. This time, we look at the origins of high heels, Tony's prediction that a marathon record will be broken, and Chuck wondering if indeed we are back to pre-covid days work-wise. As always, the topics are just excuses for your hosts to make random jokes and observations and among them are some commentary puns, Yes Minister references and more. Also, here's a compilation of all the times Bart prank called Moe in The Simpsons: https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Bart%27s_prank_calls

  • Biting the IPL hype pill
    47 min 16 sec

    For 2 months a year, most of India is glued to a strange love. In this ep, Chuck and Tony are joined by Nitin Sundar to help understand how to learn to stop worrying and start loving the IPL.

  • Sense and Censorability
    52 min 46 sec

    The Simblified gang has always been fascinated with the concept of content moderation. They revisit the two sides of the argument in a time where books by authors from the past are being updated for the times we live in and propaganda movies claim to represent “facts”. Join Chuck, Naren, and Tony as they try to make sense of it all.

  • Half pints: Cricket facts, stories and stats
    47 min 24 sec

    We've never done a cricket episode mostly because 3/4 of the panel doesn't really care for the sport anymore. But that's not to say we never cared for it. Chuck used to spend a fair bit of his teenage years on Cricinfo's stats pages. Srikeit gorged on Wikipedia. Naren is drawn to anything that has cricket - and by virtue of their presence in PG Wodehouse stories, means he knows a few stories. Tony of course, runs a lovely show called Bits & Pieces with friends. In celebration of the IPL, we bring to you a half pints episode - where there are 4 facts, stats and stories around the lovely sport. We digress (as we usually do) into other memories, stats, moments and stories. Join the gang as we hit this one out of the park.

  • Many money thoughts
    54 min 23 sec

    Chuck recently read Morgan Housel's bestseller, The Psychology of Money. It's a fascinating book that speaks about the mental aspects of saving, wealth creation and investing, rather than the technical aspects. It's a must-read for those in their 20s.

  • Non Profits - Making a Difference
    1 hr 1 min 46 sec

    We have often wondered what drives people to take up causes other than enriching oneself monetarily. Today we talk to one such person, Rohit Sar, and try to find out the how and why of it. And oh, lesbian sheep enter it at some point but they go out without interrupting the flow

  • The World Cup, James Webb Telescope and more
    58 min 44 sec

    Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.

  • BS simblified!
    40 min 7 sec

    We are living in a world with constantly increasing levels of BS. Some of it is probably amusing but more often than not, BS irritates, distracts and eventually diminishes the quality of our lives. Join Chuck and Naren as they go fearlessly into the depths of the beast, and try to find out what its all about. What bullshit is, how the term originated, how to recognize when someone is bullshitting and lots more

  • The death of Big Tech is greatly exaggerated
    44 min 41 sec

    Layoffs, plummeting market caps, ambitious plans stalled, bad press... It looks like the majot tech firms just cant catch a break right now. Perhaps its the universe restoring balance after a breathless upward trajectory for a few years Perhaps its people realising they dont need these companies anymore post Covid

  • Friendships
    56 min 10 sec

    Weve all had friends. Great friends, irritating friends, friends we dont know how we became friends with, in the first place. But what is it about this relationship that lets it endure through time and geography Join your Simblified hosts as they share their experiences with friends and friendship

  • Non Violent Communication
    38 min 38 sec

    How often have you felt the need to yell your head off at someone or reach out and slap someone But surprisingly, this is not the best way to deal with interpersonal conflicts or differences of opinion

  • Simblifying AI-generated art Part 2 [the implications]
    40 min 40 sec

    You might have heard of DALLE and Midjourney. If not, you might have seen some folks sharing all kinds of weird images on Twitter and Instagram with a strange line like cat playing heavy metal drawn in the style of Picasso. Welcome to the world.

  • Is the great resignation still a thing?
    56 min 6 sec

    Regular listeners / audio prisoners of Simblified will remember our dissection of the Great Resignation phenomenon.This week the full quorum of Simblified fellows delve into its evolution Quiet quitting.

  • Why musicians are selling catalog rights
    49 min 36 sec

    You might have heard that Bob Dylan, RHCP, Neil Young and even David Guetta have sold the rights to their music to companies like Hipgnosis for obscene sums of money. What does this mean Why do artists do that

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 - Tech Qatar mein hai
    43 min 29 sec

    Were almost at that brief quadrennial window when the whole world seems to get football obsessed with the football perennials rolling their eyes at them, of course Its nearly time for the Football World Cup

  • Sheryl Sandberg's legacy
    34 min 38 sec

    The most prominent / powerful tech COO in the world stepped down. Sheryl Sandberg, often the adult in the room and the person who turned Facebook from an interesting idea into a moneymaking behemoth, decided to quite the company after 14 years.

  • Bombay aka Mumbai, through Naren's stories - Part 2
    47 min 18 sec

    Weve always wanted to do an episode of just Narens famous stories, and we decided to do just that. Over two episodes, we speak about this glorious city and all it has to offer through Narens experiences,

  • The transformative power of live music
    45 min 28 sec

    For a music fan, theres nothing quite like a live performance. Whether youre the sort that zones out at a classical music show, enjoys happy vibes on the lawns of a sunset music festival, bouncing to a DJ, or letting it all out in a heavy metal moshpit in a seedy club while getting your glasses broken too specific there is SOMETHING about watching musicians on stage, making music together. Chuck, Srikeit and Naren do a completely unscripted episode about the power of live music,

  • Is ONDC really the UPI of ecommerce?
    47 min 39 sec

    There are literally hundreds of people who you should be listening to talking about the ambitious ONDC project ecommerce experts, government officials, antitrust lawyers. But instead,

  • Simblifying AI-generated art Part 1 [the tech behind it]
    36 min 14 sec

    You might have heard of DALLE and Midjourney. If not, you might have seen some folks sharing all kinds of weird images on Twitter and Instagram with a strange line like cat playing heavy metal drawn in the style of Picasso.

  • Web3 and why we should know more.. Part 1
    39 min 49 sec

    The last few years has seen the emergence of cryptocurrency and blockchain. But did you know blockchain could be the start of a completely new way of organizing the internet

  • Chess nuts
    48 min 46 sec

    India recently hosted the 44th Chess Olympiad, quite at the last minute. Not only did we perform excellently, we put up a very good show organization wise. Join your simblified hosts as they ramble through the sport and the characters who play it.

  • Your Digital Legacy
    46 min 5 sec

    What happens to your digital presence after you die Do you have control over it Does it get passed on to your heirs Will they really be able to slide into your DMs AskingForAFriend.

  • Three non experts talk about globalisation
    46 min 52 sec

    Well, the experts couldnt figure it out, so we thought wed take a stab at it. Chuck, Srikeit and Tony speak about globalisation, what it is, whether its dead, quote Friedman the one thats alive, make several bad jokes, take shockingly profound .

  • Simblifying the Right to Repair
    52 min 41 sec

    When was the last time any of you successfully repaired your phones and used it for a while after If your reply is never, that is very much by design. Join the Simblified gang as we pick apart the notsonew practice of designing tech.

  • Investing fundamentals, fails and flukes with Sameer Mohan - Part 2
    36 min 51 sec

    This week the Simblified gang rope in regular listener and product marketer at Fisdom, Sameer Mohan, for a rambling chat on all things investment. We discuss our uniquely hilarious first investments,

  • Investing fundamentals, fails and flukes with Sameer Mohan - Part 1
    40 min 41 sec

    This week the Simblified gang rope in regular listener and product marketer at Fisdom, Sameer Mohan, for a rambling chat on all things investment. We discuss our uniquely hilarious first investments, our investment philosophies.

  • How to make it in Stand-up ft Niveditha Prakasam
    1 hr 14 min 2 sec

    Its not often that you get access to one of the sharpest standups in India right now, so Tony represented the Simblified gang to talk to Niveditha Prakasam on what it means to be a standup comic in India,

  • Bye Srikeit :'(
    49 min 52 sec

    What a clickbait title, no  Dont worry. Srikeit is not leaving Simblified, just our shores. Our man is relocating to more western pastures.  So in this special episode, the rest of us do deep research and tell Srikeit various facts so that he can pass his entrance exam at Toronto immigration. Come discover with us the oldest cricket tournament in the world, pointless info about Winnipeg, headdeskworthy puns featuring Inuit textbooks and more.

  • Lithium - A quick once over
    35 min 54 sec

    From being a quiz question answer about 4 decades ago to being part of our everyday lives, Lithium is likely to be the most important thing in the near future. Join your Simblified hosts as they talk about how much Lithium there is in the world, how it might change it, is it really green and most importantly, will the recent find of large Lithium deposits in JK be a big revolution for us

  • Growing up with Sidin Vadukut
    1 hr 14 min 40 sec

    In a special episode for Simblified, we turn the spotlight on Sidin Vadukut. Join us as the OG funny man of the internet who can turn travails of south Indian men into pails of fun, the consultant who makes you exultant, the foreign correspondent with a stunning frontend, the most charismatic numismatics expert, tells us about how his many careers have panned out, the choices he made, the role of luck and more.

  • The Flynn Effect and why smart people should know about it.
    36 min 30 sec

    Moral Philosopher and Intelligence Researcher James Flynn wanted to debunk a racist article by UC Berkely professor Arthur Jensen who was concluding that blacks scored lower on IQ tests because they were genetically inferior. He ended up discovering that far from scoring lower, they were actually doing steadily better, and to his amazement, so was the entire population, regardless of race or ethnicity.  This was later called the Flynn Effect and numerous studies across the world, across populations and over time frames confirmed his conclusions

  • Aaaaand we're taking a break.
    12 min 6 sec

    After 8 years, we've decided to hit the pause button. A short announcement as to why, and what's coming up. If you're the type who not just listens to Simblified but actually reads these descriptions, thank you so much. Please write in at simblified.podcast@gmail.com with... Anything. We'll be back. While we can't promise when or in what form... We will be back. Thank you for listening to Simblified. It's been a great ride. Stay safe. Stay Simblified. :)

  • Advances in biology & biotech: With Avraneel Part 2
    48 min 43 sec

    We speak to Simblified fan (!) and microbiologist Avraneel Paul on a whole bunch of things related to what happens inside our body! Viruses and bacteria, how vaccines work, how those WBC badasses keep us safe, and so on. Along the way, we also speak about exciting advancements like CRISPR, and explore philosophical questions like whether Covid has changed the field... And what a day in the life of a scientist looks like. There's loads of trivia, loads of simblification and a few bad jokes as well in this two-part episode. We hope you like it and have renewed appreciation for scientists (and your body!) after it!

  • Advances in biology & biotech: With Avraneel Part 1
    38 min 19 sec

    We speak to Simblified fan (!) and microbiologist Avraneel Paul on a whole bunch of things related to what happens inside our body! Viruses and bacteria, how vaccines work, how those WBC badasses keep us safe, and so on. Along the way, we also speak about exciting advancements like CRISPR, and explore philosophical questions like whether Covid has changed the field... And what a day in the life of a scientist looks like. There's loads of trivia, loads of simblification and a few bad jokes as well in this two-part episode. We hope you like it and have renewed appreciation for scientists (and your body!) after it!

  • Somewhere I belong
    57 min 43 sec

    "The opposite of belonging is fitting in." Having chanced upon this quote, Tony did the logical thing and brought it to the Simblified gang to share their thoughts. In this reflective episode, Naren, Chuck, Srikeit and Tony chat about belonging, vulnerability, their dinner guest list and more. PS: No Linkin Park songs were harmed in the making of this episode

  • Celebrating 300 episodes, with Amit Varma
    1 hr 14 min 6 sec

    n 2015 when Chuck and Naren decided to try a small project, who would have thought that it would still be running 8 years later, with a loyal fanbase and two more hosts? To celebrate the milestone, we call on one of the smartest folks we know - Amit Varma of The Seen & The Unseen fame.

  • Simblifying Economics with Ashish Kulkarni Part -1
    37 min 11 sec

    The Simblified gang minus Tony taps into the expertise of Srikeits former professor, Ashish Kulkarni to simblify the world of economics. Ashish, an engineering dropout turned Econ PhD, talks to us about how economics principle  govern every micro aspect of our lives yet the way the subject is taught in India drives people away from it. We also discuss how movies and popular culture subtly point to the prevailing economic conditions of the time and delve into the indicators and implications of a potential upcoming recession. So please tune in to this absolute beauty of a double episode.

  • 2022 updates: Technology, supply chains, electric vehicles and more
    50 min 6 sec

    As we move into another revolution around the sun, wed like to take a moment to look at some of the topics we spoke about over the last year, and update them We celebrate the rise of EVs, but lament the crises around the world. We ponder whatever happened to crypto, but pontificate about semiconductors. And lots, lots more.

  • Simblified Live : Go forth and create content!
    27 min 40 sec

    A few weeks back, the Simblified gang were asked to do a live show for a podcasting event. Weve captured the audio of the same to give you, our OG listeners, as a live episode this is not generosity as much as laziness on our part.

  • Simblifying Economics with Ashish Kulkarni Part -2
    42 min 40 sec

    The Simblified gang minus Tony taps into the expertise of Srikeits former professor, Ashish Kulkarni to simblify the world of economics. Ashish, an engineering dropout turned Econ PhD, talks to us about how economics principle govern every micro aspect of our lives yet the way the subject is taught in India drives people away from it. We also discuss how movies and popular culture subtly point to the prevailing economic conditions of the time and delve into the indicators and implications of a potential upcoming recession.

  • A fun conversation about subversion, innovation and disruption
    28 min 59 sec

    It all started when Chuck read a book. He thought it would be a fun topic to bring onto the show to have one of those random fun discussions.  Join the Simblified gang as we somehow manage to string together classical musical, T20, Fords Model T and Microsoft Bing in one episode. And yes, despite the buzzwords in the title, this is not a LinkedInesque episode

  • Our Canada correspondent reports
    40 min 27 sec

    Our boy Srikeit has successfully made it to the West. As he acclimatises, he reports in with his findings from his first 10 days in a new country. Whats different Whats the same Is there a Liverpool support club Is the famed Canadian politeness real Does Srikeit have a pet snowball All these and more, in this episode.

  • Half-pints episode: 10000 steps, reverse dowry in China and more
    42 min 36 sec

    Its a new episode of Simbified half pints, the monthly affair where we come to the table with four random facts. This week:  Why are brides in China getting paid for alliances How did mangoes evolve huge seeds Why is peaceful Canada fighting over a tiny island And who made this 10000 steps thing up Join the Simblified panel as we discuss these and make several bad jokes along the way.

  • A Simblified look at the Five Love Languages
    41 min 36 sec

    Have you wondered why your partner no longer looks at you with starry eyes? Your Simblified hosts try to figure out this enormously important and vexatious question by dissecting the bestselling book "5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. Drop everything you are doing and listen. Yours might become one of the world's immortal love stories, and at worst, you will get all the wisdom of the book without actually reading it. Or even needing it.

  • What motivates us humans?
    45 min 3 sec

    A question that turns out to be quite hard to answer. What motivates you to do better? Money? Glory? That warm glow inside? Join your Simblified hosts Chuck, Tony and Naren as they look at themselves and the world around them to find out some relevant answers

  • Simblified Half-Pints
    41 min 6 sec

    Four fun things. Many random discussions. So sometimes, we have a fun story, news story, fact or piece of trivia which we think is good Simblified fodder but not enough for a whole episode. So along came the idea of taking four of these and making them one episode

  • Bombay aka Mumbai, through Naren's stories (Part 1)
    44 min 4 sec

    Weve always wanted to do an episode of just Narens famous stories, and we decided to do just that. Over two episodes, we speak about this glorious city and all it has to offer through Narens experiences.

  • The united chaos of a divided Britain
    51 min 58 sec

    That gang reconvenes to relook at the nation that once was the empire where the sun never set. And now they need a Rishi to do his magic for any light at the end of their tunnel.We delve into the multiple crises that have befallen britain.

  • The Calorie Jamboree - Part 2
    31 min 35 sec

    The fundamentals of nutrition can be boiled down to the calorie. In this 2 part episode, the Simblified gang takes an amateur dive into how calories work, the science behind nutrition labels, myths, marketing and more.

  • The Calorie Jamboree - Part 1
    34 min 12 sec

    The fundamentals of nutrition can be boiled down to the calorie. In this 2 part episode, the Simblified gang takes an amateur dive into how calories work, the science behind nutrition labels, myths, marketing and more.

  • Web3 and why we should know more.. Part 2
    36 min 23 sec

    The last few years has seen the emergence of cryptocurrency and blockchain. But did you know blockchain could be the start of a completely new way of organizing the internet

  • The Branding masterclass
    43 min 11 sec

    A shockingly serious and dare we say informative episode. The Simblified boys talk about branding and its evolution. Along the way we answer questions such as what a brand is, whether brand building is worth it, and all that. Lots of our favorite examples

  • Why aren't we excited about smartphones anymore?
    1 hr 1 min 41 sec

    Remember the good ol days when we used to actually looked forward to buying a new phone What happened in the middle With that innocuous question, Chuck, Srikeit and Tony reminisce about old Nokias, talk about gaming tech.

  • To The Manure Born
    47 min 33 sec

    Among the things our country spends money on, right up there with airplanes and cars, is fertilizer. Join your intrepid Simblified hosts as they dive into this pile and try to find out more

  • Ep. 02: Professional Enthusiasm
    15 min 35 sec

    In the first ever second episode of Simblified, we look at tiny Pluto, how Iran has been a good boy waiting for the US Santa to bring the Christmas presents of eased sanctions, and of course, the axing of two big teams from Indias largest cricket circus. Warning: A guitar is featured somewhere here.

  • Ep. 03: Only 18 Plus
    18 min 36 sec

    And were back after a little hiatus This week we look at why we think Putin deserves the Nobel, how Raghuram Rajans trolling the FinMin and most importantly, an Irish drinking song about the porn ban.

  • Ep. 04: Of Stock Market and Lollipops
    26 min 18 sec

    After an indecently long break, were back with a decently long episode. Today, we talk about various issues including: 1. Something thats embarrassed Mallus more than Sreesanth 2. One Rank One Pension 3. Explaining the stock market crash with confectionary 4. The futility of IndoPak talks.

  • Ep. 05: Merry Christmas!
    17 min 23 sec

    After an unnecessarily long hiatus, Goregaons greatest podcast is back \m/ We try to look at the economics behind Christmas, including a couple of very interesting economic indices its possible, make a very bad joke involving Oasis, talk of Chucks misadventure with some very spicy Chicken wings... And we end with a carol dedicated to our judiciary.

  • Ep. 06: What the Fed?!
    13 min 35 sec

    Happy new year So this first episode is not actually a full episode per se. It features some extra material we recorded last time. Nevertheless, its fairly entertaining as Naren shows off his new selfie stick thankfully, this is not an innuendo and redeems himself by explaining to us what the Fed did and whether we should be celebrating.

  • Ep. 07: Getting on the gravy(tational waves) train
    50 min 34 sec

    Simblified is back, after being able to con one of Indias largest podcast networks Indus Vox Mediainto signing us on So look forward to the same nonsense but with improved frequency apologies and better audio quality Wooo This week, we look at a whole host of things, including: Gravitational waves what the heck are they and why should I care Should we be worried about Trump getting a Nobel Peace Prize Takeaways from the CES And, what on earth is the CES Article of the week: How General Motors stole Teslas thunder www.wired.com/2016/01/gmelectri…yboltmarybarra/ A new section where we look at the etymologies behind some words and places aka how to impress your date We hope you enjoy this longer than usual episode. Feedback Ping us on chuckgopal and shenoyn on Twitter. Enjoy

  • Ep. 10: How to react to Facebook Reactions?
    31 min 45 sec

    Do you like this You can now also wow this, sad this and angry this. Be prepared as social media misunderstandings could take an astronomical leap thanks to the social networks newest buttons. We look at them, and the impact of FB on emotions. We also look at a technology which might eventually mean a trip to Jupiter is just a feature films worth of time away, an inescapable PG Wodehouse reference about hangovers inspired by this article:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02/20/mcdonaldsbigbreakfastn9281486.html and some word origins.

  • Ep. 11: Resolving resolutions and mega-ing about pixels
    41 min 26 sec

    Ever been confused about how many pixels you actually need Do megapixels matter OF COURSE THEY DO but probably not as much as you thought. Today, we look at these complicated terms and importantly, how you as a buyer needs to look out for them. Oh, and we do some other nonsense as well like wondering if we could consume sweat lassi yes, you read that right, Chuck speaking in a robot voice to appease his future overlords, the connection between goats and cabs, and fascinatingly enough neurogastronomy. https://newrepublic.com/article/128899/manwilltransformeat

  • Ep. 12: Adhaar ke aage jeet hai
    29 min 9 sec

    Recently, there was a bit of brouhaha in the Parliament about something called the Aadhar Bill. What is it Why is it important How many jam puns can you make in a minute Chuck and Naren, your messiahs of deconstructing the world around you, are here with all these answers and more. Apart from these, we look at some ridiculous Guinness records, and an effect which you better hope you dont have. Reference Article http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/theanosognosicsdilemma1/r0

  • Ep. 13: We get all Hyperloopy!
    30 min 14 sec

    Is the future of urban transport going to be revolutionized Elon Musk that man again hopes so, with his concept Hyperloop. You might be wondering what this is all about, so let Chuck and Naren decode the whole damn thing for you, as you sit in your, um, car or Mumbai local train. Also why cats miaow reference: https://www.youtube.com/watchvqeUM1WDoOGY and the origin of the word beer hic Love us Hate us Whichever way, wed love your feedback so direct it tochuckgopal and shenoyn on Twitter.

  • Ep. 14: Decoding the Vipassana with Harshal Modi
    28 min 58 sec

    Eeee, we have our first guest :D Good friend Harshal Modi grondmaster has been involved with the Vipassana movement for a long time and joins us to shed some light on it. You know that big golden thing peeking out at you from the general direction of Esselworld If youve ever been curious about that, this is the episode for you. Tell us what you think about our show, and win a hug from Naren Ping us on Twitter chuckgopal / shenoyn or sneakily tell our employers IVMPodcasts about us.

  • Ep. 15: Panning Panama
    39 min 26 sec

    Last week, much furore happened since the whos who of the world were named in something called the Panama Papers. Much outrage followed, without too many people understanding what exactly was happening. So we try and break that down for you, along with a look at shell companies. Additionally, good ol Raghu has been tweaking with some numbers at the RBI we tell you what this means for you. If nothing else, you should listen to this episode for Narens amazing rap.sarcasm

  • Ep. 16: NNPOCIYETR
    32 min 54 sec

    Yes, this is about encryption. Recently your Whatsapp went all were secure, yo but what does this actually mean What does encryption mean Will this lead to fewer bits of rubbish on my family group Will your wife be able to access your browser history All this and more on this weeks episode. Like us Love us Either way, tell us: chuckgopal and shenoyn are where we can be found on the Twitterz

  • Ep. 17: We're scheduled to talk about reservations (heh!)
    31 min 16 sec

    We touch upon the touchy topic of reservations how they came to be about, are they still relevant today, and importantly whether theyve worked. In addition, we look at the current craze sweeping the nation. No, not IPL thankfully but mangoes. Plus, a headline that made us go all lolz over the course of the week. We end with a lovely article we read about naive realism http://timharford.com/2016/04/delusionsofobjectivity/ and a word that all MBAs should know. You need not feel reserved about contacting us, so ping us onchuckgopal and shenoyn on Twitter

  • Ep. 18: About headphones and entrepreneurship with Raghav Somani
    40 min 25 sec

    A niche store for selling just headphones and earphones One thats successful Without all that VC funding nonsense You kiddin me Well, thats what Raghav Somani of HeadphoneZone has managed to pull off. An 8th generation entrepreneur , he loves music and saw a huge opportunity in this space. Today, audiophiles all around the country pray to him for bringing some of the best brands from around the world to their shores. He talk to Chuck who is a selfconfessed audiophile who considers HeadphoneZone porn and Naren who thinks Chuck is nuts about headphones, how to choose them, how business has been and more. Finally, Raghav shares an interesting article hed read on the Verge, about why brands like Beats are doing well despite audiophiles snubbing them read that one here http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/27/10840614/beatsbydreheadphonesbass And yes, give www.headphonezone.in a whirl for all your audio goodness: Whether you have 700 to spend or 3 lakhs . If youd like to send us brickbats, bouquets or planar magnetic headphones, ping chuckgopal and shenoyn on Twitter

  • Ep. 19: With @MohanK. Holy wow, we have a PhD in Mathematics on the show!
    37 min 46 sec

    This week, we have a very unique guest on the show one of our closest friends Mohan Krishnamoorthy mohank. Hes a get this PhD in mathematics. No no no Dont turn off the episode just yet. Hes a ton of fun and sheds light into what he actually does. Hes also hilarious, and manages to outChuck Chuck with some absolutely hairtearingout puns. Hes an avid trekker and loves music so we talk about those as well. Chuck explains the math behind music and wonders why guitars arent 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 totry list. Speak to Mohan on Twitter at mohank and if youd like to get in touch with us, chuckgopal and shenoyn are us.

  • Ep. 20: AI-la... It's artificial intelligence!
    42 min 25 sec

    So what exactly is AI Our ticket to a glorious decadent future, or are we just going to be ruled by a bunch of mad robots Join Chuck and Naren as they explore this science which isnt as new as you might think it to be. We look at the technology, a few examples and of course some terrible puns. But first, of course, we start with Chucks longstanding mancrush on Elon Musk sigh, give it up, mate. We wanna hear your feedback on the show. Best piece of feedback wins a hug from us. So ping us on Twitter chuckgopal and shenoyn are us.

  • Ep. 21: The convoluted process that is the US Elections
    34 min 20 sec

    How did a misogynistic, xenophobic, badatbusiness, loudmouth get to be the presidential candidate of a party that once had Abe Lincoln, we hear you ask Well, the US Elections have a way of confounding us starting with the process itself. Which is what were gonna have a look at, over here. Narens done a lot of reading to Simblify the process for you. Tell us what you think of Simblified and win a free customized poor joke from Chuck. Ping us on chuckgopal and shenoyn with brickbats, bouquets, free international flight tickets and/or death threats.

  • Ep. 22: River linking and such contentious issues
    22 min 43 sec

    What exactly is river linking Is it the solution to all our problems Is it a terribad idea Is it just something the Congress and BJP plays table tennis with Who knows Well we do sort of and you can, too Listen to Naren expound on what the topic is all about, and Chucks attempts at poetry. Sorry in advance. If you like us, then let us know Ping us on Twitter: chuckgopal andshenoyn

  • Ep. 23: A left-handed podcast
    39 min 48 sec

    Southpaws are fascinating Chuck does a bit of reading up about the cool 10 of our population and brings out myths, facts, stigmas and more. Along with that are the usual smatterings of poor jokes and Yes Minister references. If youre a lefty, youll love this episode. If youre a righty, heck, youll also love the episode. If you like us, then let us know Ping us on Twitter: chuckgopal andshenoyn

  • Ep. 24: Simblified Shorties
    17 min 6 sec

    Introducing our new format: The same nonsense, but less of it almost. Every alternate week, we do a smaller episode, answering one question. This week, we see why electronics are to be switched off on takeoff and landing. Dont lie, youve kept your phone on all throughout. But does it matter Well, we tell you. And by we, we mean Chuck and Siddhant, our effervescent producer, since Naren is away tending to his factories No, thats not an innuendo we think. Join Chuck and Sid while they explore the health hazards of listening to Nicki Minaj on a flight. Nothing will happen to the plane, but youre likely to be thumped.

  • Ep. 25: All you need(ed) to know about the Brexit
    34 min 56 sec

    Of course, by the time you hear this podcast, all the brouhaha around the Brexit is done, and all the jokes have been made. But in case you dont know what the whole damn thing is then welcome to our show. We take you through why some people want to leave the EU. Why some people want to stay in the EU. What is the goddamn EU. Heck, what is the bloody UK All this and more with the usual smattering of poor jokes. Do you have feedback for us Do you love us Do you want to get Chuck out of the podcast Chexit Let us know. shenoyn and chuckgopalare us.

  • Ep. 26: Simblified Shorties: Armpit
    11 min 11 sec

    All you ever wanted to know about armpit hair but were too afraid to ask.

  • Ep. 27: Everything about RJing : With Mae Thomas!
    41 min 10 sec

    This week, the Simblified boys talk to the effervescent Mae Thomas and were not just using nice adjectives because shes our creative director about RJing and her many experiences during it. Its a damn fun chat, so if youre interested in knowing how the voice behind your radio shows work, this is the episode you need to download, chaps. Ping Mae maebemaebe on Twitter, and listen to her excellent Indie music show Maed In India on Savvn. As for the hosts of the show, you can tell us how much you love Simblified atchuckgopal and shenoyn. Like seriously, send us some fan mail already

  • Ep. 28: A taxing episode that's good(s and services)
    31 min 41 sec

    Youve been hearing a lot about the GST in the last few weeks, and have made attempts to know what it means. At best, you hope it wont inflate your craft pizza bill up. Good news Narens read up and lets you know what to expect. A fun episode well as fun as any episode on a term with tax in the subject can be, we suppose. Please tell us what you think about Simblified and win a trip to Ulhasnagar local train return fare. chuckgopal and shenoyn are us.

  • Ep. 29: Simblified Shorties : What on earth are those geeky new glasses?!
    14 min 36 sec

    Chuck got these new glasses that cancels out blue light. Why, you ask Well its better for the eyes, apparently. He tells you all about them and makes several unnecessary poor jokes in the bargain.

  • Ep. 30: Discussing advertising and entrepreneurship with Shormishta!
    39 min 49 sec

    Want to know all about advertising, and a bit of how to start a business Youve come to the right place. Director of Flying Cursor, the effervescent Shormishta Mukherjee, tells us all about her journey and what digital marketing is about. She also tells us some fun office incidents. Its a totesfun episode. Check it out Say hello to Shormishta on Twitter: agentgreenglass. Of course, if youre a potential client, say hi to her at flyingcursor. As for the two hosts, send death threats to chuckgopal and shenoyn.

  • Ep. 31: Chatting up the Craft Brewsters: Ansh and Shailly
    49 min 12 sec

    If, like Chuck and Naren, you like your tipple you will love this episode. Oh, were not talking massmanufactured swill here were talking about craft beer the most glorious liquid to come on planet Earth since water. Ansh Seth from Brewbot Andheri and Shailendra Singh of Independence Brewing Company Pune chat about how they got started, how craft is different from everything else, the process of making beer, challenges and a lot more. Its a fun, heady, frothy episode with hints of citrus, clove and orange peel with a lovely aftertaste that leaves you wanting more, and can be enjoyed with any food. This episode was recorded just before the Brewbot Beer Weekender in Andheri on 6/7 August. Chuck went and lets just say he had a very happy birthday. Wanna say happy birthday to Chuck Hes at chuckgopal. Want to send Naren marriage requests Try your luck shenoyn.

  • Simblified #32: Why do we get drunk?
    10 min 19 sec

    Come on, weve all had that unfortunate moment of realisation when weve had a bit too much tipple. Perfect vocabulary and punctuation descends into something quite desultory, and you would never even use a word like desultory. Anyway, Chuck decided to explore why is it that the Blushful Hippocrene has this effect on us, and turns out, its quite a lot So get drunk on our episode and revel in the hangover of knowledge NotAtAllCheesy If youd like to invite Chuck and Naren for a drink craft beer only please then say hey at chuckgopal and shenoyn.

  • Ep. 33: Simblifying the Olympics - Part 1
    22 min 9 sec

    The worlds biggest sporting extravaganza has just ended sorry cricket fans, were not talking about the IPL. Its the quadrennial showcase of athletic talent from around the world in events we didnt know existed till two weeks ago the Olympics. The first of a multipart series, were gonna look at how the modern Olympics came to be. Did you know there was an ancient version of the games Did you know the first event featured women Did you know about a gentleman called Pierre de Coubertin We tackle all these questions and more. Sure, this episode comes on the day the Olympics is closing but we prefer to think were 4 years early, rather than 2 weeks too late. If you like us, tell us: shenoyn and chuckgopal on Twitter. Even if you hate us, tell us

  • Ep. 34: Why is India so bad at the Olympics?
    14 min 58 sec

    Its been another disappointing outing for India in the Olympics : Given the size of the contingent and heck, the size of the country and hype... It was a bummer. But this isnt a new story This happens every four years. Can things change by Tokyo 2020 Chuck and Naren scour the interwebz to see why people think we cant bring back more than a few metals every year. Wed love to hear from you, so ping us on chuckgopal or shenoynon Twitter

  • Ep. 35: Simblifying the Olympics - Part 2
    38 min 48 sec

    A couple of weeks ago, we started Simblifying the Olympics for you we spoke about the ancient games. This week we take things a notch up and talk more about the modern era, and which countries do well. What do you mean, late Were 4 years early Give us a message at chuckgopal / shenoyn. Best message gets an Olympiansized hug from Naren.

  • Ep. 36: Simblified: Can Potatoes Possibly be Poisonous?
    12 min 22 sec

    Its one of the commonest foods around. The humble potato has, in the brief four centuries since it was introduced into the western world from South America, firmly occupied a prominent position is virtually every cuisine from Chinese to Indian to French. But did you know it could be poisonous enough to make you really ill Chuck and Naren investigate and find out that the answer is a meek but positive yes. But dont give up on those fries yet. Doesnt happen very often, thank goodness. If you are overwhelmed by this piece of good news, chime in and say hello atshenoyn and chuckgopal

  • Ep. 37: A Conversation with the Iron Men
    48 min 20 sec

    Whats the most youve worked out in a day Whatever the answer, it doesnt matter these folks have done more. Imagine swimming the minor matter of 3 km, then cycling 180 km, then running 42 km. A little more than a stroll to buy vegetables, youll agree. Today we talk to two amazing endurance athletes Mehul Ved mehulved and Nupur Shikhare nupurpopeye, who talk about their IronMan experiences, finding sponsors, how to train for such events and why on earth someone would even attempt doing something like this. Hopefully well inspire you to get off your chairs and take the stairs. At least. If youd like to get your exercise by chasing Naren and Chuck down, get in touch at shenoyn and chuckgopal. In that order. Maybe.

  • Ep. 38: Writers Of/On Substance
    16 min 44 sec

    Artists have always been a troubled lot and many have turned to drugs or alcohol to douse the same flame that fanned their art. Writers are no different. You might not believe it, exposed as you are to people who produce entire articles out of a tweet that went very mildly viral, but writers are artists too and here are a few genius writers and poets who produced their finest under the influence.

  • Ep. 39: A Very Explosive Episode
    31 min 2 sec

    Recently, a certain phone company has been in the news for the wrong reasons their products are literally setting the market on fire. So why is this happening Whats the science behind batteries Is is possible to make puns even for a serious issue like this Chuck and Naren traverse the murky waters of LithiumIon batteries and equate them to warring inlaws. PS: In the episode, we reference product recalls. You can find a full list of ignominy here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productrecall Wed love to hear from you. So ping us on chuckgopal and shenoynand tell us what you think of Simblified.

  • Ep. 40: Chips to Kill for (no, really)
    13 min 29 sec

    In this months episode of notfromFakingNews, US prisoners fall in love with injail chips so much theyre willing to risk reincarceration for a bite. What are these chips Where can you get them Why are chips so goddamn tasty evil corporations What the hell are MRPs apart from prices that pubs never seem to follow This weeks shortie tells you all that and more. Wed love to hear from you. So ping us on chuckgopal and shenoy and tell us what you think of Simblified.

  • Ep. 41: The comedy show that is BCCI vs Lodha
    27 min 10 sec

    Few standup shows in the country have matched up to the hilarity provided by the BCCI vs Justice Lodha Committee. Some of the courts official statements will make you not just guffaw but have renewed faith in the judiciary. Naren and Chuck bring you everything you need to know and end with an Irish Drinking Song dedicated to the BCCI surely the only one of its kind out there. Hey, do us a favour, and rate us on iTunes Thatd be sweet. We could use em ratings and stuff : If you like the show, please feel free to tell us so: chuckgopal andshenoyn on Twitter are us, and say hi on the Simblified page on Facebook

  • Ep. 42: The Chemistry Nobel Demystified
    37 min 26 sec

    Ever woken up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night because you suddenly realized you knew nothing about the 2016 Nobel Chemistry prize Well, us neither. But we have ICTs Dr. Dalvi on the episode who helps simblify the fascinating topic of molecular motors, which won three scientists the Nobel Prize for Chemistry this year.

  • Ep. 43: Comedy of the year: US Elections
    25 min 11 sec

    Its been a morose year, what with terrorist attacks and beloved personalities conking off. Good thing then, that weve been treated to the longest running display of two elderly folk squabbling like theyre claiming rights to a swing in a kids park. Of course, there are both disastrous and hilarious consequences to either occupying the top spot. Simblified takes a small look. Of course, Chuck and Naren have a little Irish Drinking Song as well for you, possibly the only one on the US Elections. So there. Say hi to us on twitter chuckgopal and shenoyn are us

  • Ep. 44: The Wiki Quickie
    39 min 11 sec

    If theres one website that all MBA and Engineering college hostelites are indebted... OK, let us rephrase that, one which is legally allowed to be seen by college authorities its Wikipedia. Probably the most valuable website ever, and a collection of all human knowledge well, most of it anyway, Wikipedia is an amazing success in crowdsourcing and selfmoderation. Today, we talk to Srikeit srikeit who is an admin of the site, and this is badass has most of the pronunciation files of Indian cricketers there Its a fascinating conversation on how Wikipedia works, his personal experiences being an admin, meeting a sloshed Jimmy Wales and more. We hope you enjoy the episode Naren and Chuck dont have their own Wiki pages, but you can follow / troll them on Twitter: shenoyn and chuckgopal.

  • Ep. 45: Behind the NH7 Weekender: A chat with Vijay Nair
    34 min 38 sec

    For seven years, music fans across the country have been looking forward to the Bacardi NH7 Weekender. This is more than a music festival, its come to become a movement and celebration of all types of music, and has become bigger yearonyear From a crowd of scenesters in 2010 to 1.25 lakh people across 5 cities in 2015 from just Pune to traversing all across the country the Weekender has set standards in terms of how a music festival should be in India. And Chuck doesnt say all this just because he works at OML who brings out the Weekender. Or because hes a Weekender megafan who hasnt missed a single day of Pune. No. This week, were superproud to have a scene legend, the CEO of OML Vijay Nair with us. We talk about what inspired him to start the Weekender, what it takes to build a festival like this, and how artists are billed. If youre a Weekender fan or just want to get inspired really and not necessarily because of Narens poor jokes listen Follow Vijay on Twitter at vijaynair and come to the Weekender in Pune Dec 24, 2016 by picking up tickets here: insider.in/event/bacardinh7weekender2016punedec24

  • Ep. 46: When pigs, er, cars fly!
    33 min 19 sec

    Stuck at Western Express Highway or Silk Board junction Wishing there was a better way to commute Well, thanks to Uber, that might just happen The app most commonly known for the gig economy and making startup news has recently released a massive document outlining a future where flying cars are as common but more useful than selfie sticks. Join Chuck and Naren as they dig into this fascinating world of VTOL vehicles how they work, why this is important, will we crash into each other, whether this means Koramangala will finally be bearable, and lots more. No better place to listen to this than while stuck in traffic. If youre interested in flying cars or the Jetsons enough to read the full document, here you go: https://www.uber.com/elevate.pdf Also, you can follow the hosts on Twitter : chuckgopal and Shenoyn. Tell us what you think and win a free dinner with us. Which you will have to cook. Maybe.

  • Ep. 47: Simblifying the year 2016, Part 1
    51 min 38 sec

    Now that was a fairly horrible year, wasnt it From all those folks dying, to a wackjob becoming president of the Philippines oh, and another one of the US, to the fact that the Kya Kool Hai Kum franchise is still going strong. But hey, there have been several other things to talk about as well. We on Simblified attempt to do a quick recap of the year and help to get you up to speed in case you have conversations on the year go by impress people with your knowledge of things that happened in January to elicit an oh yeaaaaaaaaaaah. Also, on this episode, were proud to introduce a new cohost: Srikeit Simblified loyalists will know we interviewed him two episodes back when he told us about Wikipedia. So yeah, 50 more crock every week And of course, Naren and Chuck are available at shenoyn and chuckgopal in case you need to send them Christmas presents and rocks. Happy new year :D

  • Ep. 48: Simblifying the Year, Part 2
    39 min 58 sec

    Happy new year and all that What better way to ditch the annus horriblis of 2016 by recapping it with plenty of poor jokes Join Chuck, Naren and Srikeit as we look at what happened in the second part of the year, including demonitisation, Rio Olympics and Pokemon Go and of course the Orange Revolution. Have a kickass new year folks, and your resolution should be to share our podcast and listen to it more Naren, Srikeit and Chuck are available at shenoyn, Srikeit and chuckgopal respectively. The Simblified podcast is also available on iTunes: https://goo.gl/S5t15w You can find us on Audioboom: https://goo.gl/43zsI7 Or generally, just about any app you use to get your podcasts Stitcher, Overcast, Beyond Pod, Podmalaxmi that is not real, but dont you wish it was Follow Simblifed on Facebook: https://goo.gl/UlU34v This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts, come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm   newyearspecial comedy dailylife simplified yearinreview podcast discussion trump demonitisation ATMs pokemongo samsung  

  • Ep. 49: A CESspool of Gadgets and Nonsense
    32 min 40 sec

    https://goo.gl/7P7UecThis week, Chuck and Srikeit minus Naren talk about the Consumer Electronics Show and what shiny new gadgets have graced us. Will LGs new OLED TV be the way forward What on earth will an IOTconnected dustbin do Will Chuck do a versebased quiz for worst products of the CES including a vibrating pair of shorts Hint: yes. All this and more on this hightech episode of Simblified Say hello to our hosts on Twitter: chuckgopal, shenoyn, Srikei The Simblified podcast is also available on iTunes: https://goo.gl/S5t15w You can find us on Audioboom: https://goo.gl/43zsI7 Or generally, just about any app you use to get your podcasts Stitcher, Overcast, Beyond Pod, Podmalaxmi that is not real, but dont you wish it was Follow Simblifed on Facebook: https://goo.gl/UlU34v This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts, come find us:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: . gadgets technology electronics consumerelectronics television LED sale exhibition techreview telephone mobile lazy

  • Ep. 50: Bud-Jaitley Speaking
    43 min 18 sec

    This week, in a special Chuckfree Simblified we demystify the process of the bureaucratic behemoth, that is the Union Budget of India. From the impact or lack of it of this year’s budget, we meander into the bylanes of India’s budgetary history to uncover some little known fiscal quirks, apart from the usual boring money talk. Srikeit Srikeit and Naren shenoyn try valiantly to make up for the Chuck’s chuckgopal absence with some pitiful groaners but fall woefully short 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 dont you wish it was Follow Simblifed on Facebook: https://goo.gl/UlU34v This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts, come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm budget indianbudget unionbudget ArunJaitley finance moneyscenes wallet cashless economy

  • Ep. 51: Solar, so good
    39 min 6 sec

    In this episode, our trinity of babblers talk about solar energy in the light hehe of Tesla announcing the Gigafactory will be powered by the sun. Whats a Tesla Whats a gigafactory Whats a sun Dont worry we answer it all. And sorry Chuck does a pun run on all things celestial. Even the Gods were not spared. Say hello to our hosts on Twitter: chuckgopal, shenoyn, Srikeit The Simblified podcast is also available on iTunes: https://goo.gl/S5t15w You can find us on Audioboom: https://goo.gl/43zsI7 Or generally, just about any app you use to get your podcasts Stitcher, Overcast, Beyond Pod, Podmalaxmi that is not real, but dont you wish it was Follow Simblifed on Facebook: https://goo.gl/UlU34v This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts, come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • Ep. 52: ISRO, Ro, Ro, Your Boat, Gently up to Space...
    54 min 41 sec

    Our space agency has given us lots to be proud about recently ISROs stupendous achievement of launching 100 satellites is remarkable, and has brought old stats involving auto rickshaw fares and a certain cartoon back into the limelight. Join the podcastronauts Chuck, Srikeit and Naren as they fly their spaceship of wisdom with a payload of bad jokes to the orbit of space exploration, how ISRO works and the only pun possible on the word equinox. Its all happening here on Simblified, so 3, 2, 1... 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 dont you wish it was Follow Simblifed on Facebook: https://goo.gl/UlU34v 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 Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • Ep. 53: Grubs Can Be Grub
    20 min 11 sec

    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 creepycrawly punrun. Do give us a shout on Twitter and let Naren shenoyn, Chuck chuckgopal 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 dont 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 Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • Ep. 54: DRS Who?
    36 min 49 sec

    Celebrating the Indian cricket team’s recent PETA approved spanking of the Kangaroos in the test series, we get together to Simblify the new and controversial tech innovation in cricket – the uDRS – or Umpire Decision Review System. Chuck chuckgopal, Naren shenoyn and Srikeit Srikeit talk about the DRS components, the innovative tech behind it and why someone would conspire to add waiting time to a 5day game of catch that has plenty of standing around to begin with. All in a listen as sweet as that firm knock of a Sachin straight drive. 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 Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • Ep. 55: Done DNA Done
    26 min 24 sec

    On this episode, our troika of Wikipilfering stalwarts explains something that is inherent in all of us. No, not that sense of despair about Mondays, but our genetic code, DNA We unravel what this thing that you forgot after 8th standard biology class is, and more importantly look at its application in storage devices. Yes, thats right. Soon, youll be able to store close to 200000 years worth of highres music on a square mm of DNA storage The little drawback of course is the thing is ridiculously expensive to use. All deets in this episode Like Simblified Tell your friends about us and subscribe Hate Simblified Tell your enemies about us basically, get us more listeners. Wed love to know what you think about the show, so tell us on Twitter: srikeit, chuckgopal, shenoyn 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 Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • Ep. 56: It's Your F8 Only!
    41 min 13 sec

    Ah, Facebook our constant companion during early morning sojourns to the loo. Our rabbithole of useless links we didnt know we wanted to read. And of course, that place which makes it convenient to stalk office colleagues and your ex. But hey, theyre onto something Recently they held the f8 Developer Conference and there are some cool things that came out of there. Fun with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, more attempts at shamelessly copying Snapchat, and a couple of really interesting technologies they are working on including getting your skin to hear and brain to type . Stay tuned as Chuck chuckgopal, Srikeit Srikeit and Naren shenoyn take you through what happened along with the usual smattering of poor jokes and stuff. 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 Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • Ep. 57: How Ad Films Work: A Chat with Dharam Valia
    52 min 54 sec

    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, whos 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 well leave it to you to work out which Hint: Naren never worked in advertising. Find Dharam at dharamv on Twitter. And the three sexy hosts on the show are Chuck chuckgopal, Naren Shenoyn and Srikeit Srikeit. 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. 58: Market Research Can Be Fun: A chat with Utsav Mamoria
    41 min 54 sec

    While market research sounds vanilla and a career that not too many starryeyed 3 year olds might have, its one heck of a fascinating subject. Look around you everything is the result of some sort of research. From the colour of clothes you wear, to the shape of the phone youre listening to this show on, to the price fixed by the Uber youre taking, to the lines in the horrible billboard ad staring you in the face each, at some point of time would have seen some sort of research. While some might just be a poor Surveymonkey link circulated to everyone in the office, some others would be a lot of scientific and thorough than that. And to discuss the latter, we have Utsav Mamoria, a MR professional who is also a voracious reader, traveler and poor joke aficionado. Meaning ideal Simblified fodder. Join us as we talk about market research, its applications even in the wildest of fields and fun anecdotes from the field. Reach Utsav at utsavmamoria on Twitter. Also be sure to get in touch with the Simblified gang on Chuck , Naren  and Srikeit 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. 59: I/O! Ayayyo!
    51 min 6 sec

    Google had their annual developer conference recently and there were quite a few fun things that went down. Theyre going to start printing photo books. Theyre going to have a version of Android for lowend devices that doesnt suck. Theyre going to help you get even lazier using AI and Google Assistant. Technology correspondent Chuck has that And sadly some sad jokes and more for you, along with able support from Naren and Srikeit. Follow us chuckgopal, shenoyn, srikeit 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. 60: The Science of WhatsApp Fakeology
    33 min 30 sec

    Have you ever wondered what makes perfectly sane people forward messages which claim that cows exhale oxygen Have you observed how the canniest people seem to relish sending you messages of spectacular inanity Well, youre in good company because Simblified hosts Naren, Chuck and Srikeit have been wondering about these things as well and try to analyze what makes this parallel universe go around. Follow them on Twitter chuckgopal, shenoyn, srikeit Check out Sidin Vadakuts book, The Sceptical Patriot here: http://www.amazon.in/ScepticalPatriotExploringTruthsGlories/dp/8129129035 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. 61: Corbyn May be PM
    34 min 8 sec

    We know that American politics may be a lot more fun with the Trumpocalypse happening but that doesnt mean we forget about the original white oppressors the British. The podders get together for a British election special. We talk about Theresa Mays snap election blunder, Jeremy Corbyns socialist manifesto and election oddities that require the British PM to receive her election results standing on a stage with a man with a bucket on his head. Join Chuck chuckgopal, Naren shenoyn and Srikeit for a good ol English cuppawhateverwasintheIVMfridge. 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
    27 min 27 sec

    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, whos your pick for worst president ever Whats 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 shouldnt 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 chuckgopal, Naren shenoyn and Srikeit Srikeit for a good ol English cuppawhateverwasintheIVMfridge. 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. 63: Are you bored?
    21 min 16 sec

    Are you bored hopefully not after listening to this show Well, theres science for that. In this random episode which has nothing to do with global happenings, Chuck and Naren explore the psychology of being bored and why a little bit of that is probably good for you, creatively. Featuring some research and the usual dose of poor jokes. This episode sadly, does not feature Srikeit :

  • Ep. 64: A Chat with Girish, the Guy Behind Your Favourite AIB Sketches
    25 min 44 sec

    Over the last few years, the quality of AIBs video production and writing has gone through the roof although, YouTube comments superstars will lead you to think otherwise. And that is in no small part thanks to one of their head writers, Girish Narayandass.

  • Ep. 65: Simblifying Solar Eclipses
    23 min 49 sec

    Recently, a certain someone looked up at the solar eclipse when that was literally the only thing he was told not to. We wouldnt normally worry, except this certain someone has access to nukes. But lets move away from such apocalyptic gloom and look at the bright dark side of the phenomenon that is solar eclipses and how they occur. And why you should use special glasses while looking for them.

  • Ep. 66: A Full House with Poker Maven, Peter Abraham
    29 min 7 sec

    There are two kinds of people those whore nuts about poker and those who have no clue what it is. Were proud to announce that all three cohosts of Simblified have absolutely no idea what it is hence marking one of the two points of our common ignorance the other being MBAlevel marketing. To fix this, we have with us on this episode, Peter Abraham a stalwart of the Indian Poker scene, an

  • Ep. 67: Everything You Wanted to Know About Berklee School of Music but Didn't Know Whom to Ask
    36 min 29 sec

    This week, we have a guest on the show and Simblified listener Ashvala Vinay www.twitter.com/Ashvala, who recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He tells us what the school is all about, what type of courses happen there, what the prospects are like and totally geeks out on some music terms. The usual smattering of what we call humour makes its way into what is

  • Ep. 68: Living Cities
    32 min

    On this episode of Simblified, Naren and Srikeit minus an absconding Chuck talk about cities. The ecosystems that develop within our cities, how city planning may actually be detrimental and what the cost of free parking really is. Plus the usual terrible humour youve come to love.

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

    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, whats their beef with the US and why theyre treating nonproliferation norms like Delhites treated the cracker. Tune in to hear why poop theft is a big deal in North Korea and why Kim JongUns temper may be because hes having a bad trip.

  • Ep. 70:Exploring LIGO Land (And Gravitational Waves) with @SandyGrains
    35 min 6 sec

    Suddenly, everyone seems excited about gravitational waves. Wait, wasnt this a fad a couple of years ago Well, yes, but some more stuff has happened which warrants a relook. GWaves could fundamentally change the way we look at the universe. Or rather, hear it. Whats more, weve got someone way smarter than ourselves not a tall ask, actually in the form of science writer, Sandhya Ramesh aka sandygrains.

  • Rebroadcast: A Chat About NH7 Weekender with OML's Vijay Nair
    34 min 39 sec

    With the countrys most anticipated music festival coming up in a couple of weeks Dec 810, we thought now would be the perfect time to rebroadcast an episode we did this time last year: An interview with Vijay Nair of OML Entertainment, the company that runs the NH7 Weekender.

  • Ep. 71: What goes behind Mood Indigo?
    48 min 32 sec

    Every year, thousands... Lakhs, actually, of people look forward to IIT Bombays annual cultural festival in December, Mood Indigo. Its 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.

  • Ep. 72: Being Happy (no really)
    48 min 46 sec

    Weve finally asked it what makes us happy Turns out its not a new Iron Maiden album, a Liverpool victory or favourable GST rates respectively for hosts, but just a bunch of chemicals. Thats right, everything that we think makes us happy boils down to 7 fluids sloshing around in our heads.

  • Ep. 73: A look back at 2017, Part 1: What's left when the world went right (and how India's doing)
    34 min 24 sec

    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 Trumps inauguration, Serena Williams incredible Aus Open win, ISROs launches, Dutch and British politics and many more milestones of the year.We know your new years resolution is to listen to more podcasts so this is the best place to start

  • Ep. 74: A look back at 2017 Part 2: Of Covfefes and Cows
    49 min 41 sec

    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 wasnt a particularly pleasant 2017 if you were: 1. In India 2. Were not dispossessed to waving nonfootball 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 podcasts darkest episode, your three hosts inject levity by means of poor jokes and Trumpbased comic relief. Dont worry, 2018 will be better hey, if nothing else, Simblified will keep chugging along, theres 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. 75: A look back at 2017 - Part 3: A.I, #metoo and Climate Change
    41 min 52 sec

    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 wont 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 chuckgopal, 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. 76: A CES-spool of Gadgets, Technology and Needless IOT Things
    43 min 32 sec

    Ah, Consumer Electronics Show. The annual excuse for tech companies to create new products we didnt know we needed, and to put semiconductors into places they really dont need to be. Join Chuck and Naren as they talk about what went down at the worlds most anticipated tech expo. Your hunt for a wificonnected toilet seat ends here Simblified is an Indian podcast brought to you by three fine young gentlemen Chuck chuckgopal, 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. 77: The Tea Totaller: Ajit Bhaskar tells us all about being a 'Tea scientist'
    36 min 4 sec

    What happens when three Pun lovers who run a podcast meet their spiritual Punning guru Thats right, a conversation on how to make tea. Ajit Bhaskar, whose puns on Twitter ajitbhaskar 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. 78: The Russian Moscow-rade that was the US Elections!
    50 min 11 sec

    Even if you havent 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 Maladbased 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 Russias efforts are actually the best example of content marketing ever executed. Whats 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 Wikipediapilfering. Hosted by Chuck, Naren and Srikeit : Say hello to us on Twitter chuckgopal, shenoyn, srikeit.

  • Ep. 79: Yawn. How interesting!
    12 min 34 sec

    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 theyre is linked to orgasms yawns, not your hosts There. Got your attention, didnt we ... Simblified is an Indian podcast brought to you by three fine young gentlemen Chuck chuckgopal, 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. 80: Simblifying the Indian Comedy Scene: With Daniel Fernandes & Abish Mathew
    1 hr 11 min 22 sec

    From a niche art form struggling to fill seats a few years ago, to now, where everyone whos heard of George Carlin rushes to open mics. Its been one heck of a journey for Indian comedy. The guys at Simblified speak to two veterans from the scene: Standup comedian Daniel Fernandes and hedoesitall 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, its 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: Theyre absolutelydanny and abishmathew on both Instagram and Twitter, to keep up with what theyre up to and about new shows specials, videos and all that. Daniel Fernandes is on tour with his special Shadows, find out when hes performing in your city here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/absolutelydanny/events/refpageinternal Season 4 of Abish Mathews talk show Son of Abish comes out in March. In the interim check out all previous episodes here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWoDeegvTPfuuNmilJntg Your hosts and Twitter / Instagram handles are Chuck chuckgopal / 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. 81: On the matter of Tamatar (juice)
    7 min 29 sec

    There are many things synonymous with air travel long security checks, the wonder of flight, praying you dont get a baby next to you, and of course tomato juice. Well bet you havent 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Rebroadcast: All you need(ed) to know about the Brexit
    34 min 54 sec

    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 BamBam lookalike Boris Johnson John Olivers words, not ours. So we thought wed rebroadcast an old episode, which we recorded way back in 2016 yes, thats 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 wed 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. 82: She Smells Sea Smells
    16 min 11 sec

    Did you, like us, believe that the bracing smell of the sea was Ozone It turns out that its 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 83: Everything about Hawking (Except the science!)
    35 min 24 sec

    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 dont put foil in microwave, we decided to turn a bug into a feature and look at the nonscience 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 84: Sona Kitna Sona Hai
    10 min 18 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 85: Sabbaticalling
    55 min 1 sec

    A 3month 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 Wont it cost the world Wont 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 awesomesounding 3month trip, with a very specific purpose in mind. Hint: Its not to bingelisten to all Simblified episodes. Though thats a legit reason to take a 3 month trip Follow Utsavs trip on instagram instagram.com/whywetravel42 and his blogwww.whywetravel.in 1 month to listen, 2 months to recover. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 86: How Google Maps Works
    15 min 27 sec

    Its 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/mappingyourway.html For more awesome IVM podcasts,find us at:  Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: facebook.com/ivmpodcasts Twitter: twitter.com/ivmpodcasts Instagram: instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

  • Ep. 87: Swinging Either Way
    45 min 40 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 88: Do Inuit Really Have a 100 Words for Snow?
    15 min 31 sec

    Popular myth has it that Inuit have hundreds of words for snow, because thats pretty much all their life. But do they, really Your Simblified hosts go into the truth and find out that... well, listen to it. 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)
    53 min 57 sec

    Everyones suddenly talking about how Facebook used Facebook targeting sneakily and possibly illegally to hack the American Elections. So heres 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. Thats 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. 90: Why Do We Still Have a British Royal Family?
    12 min 12 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 91: All You Need to Know about the Flipkart Walmart Deal (Almost)
    36 min 3 sec

    Walmart bought Flipkart in a 20 billion dollar deal, recently, dividing thinkers into three groups: one, the people who think its a brilliant, farsighted decision by Walmart Two, the people who think its 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 92: Schizophrenia and Split personality - are they the same thing?
    14 min 39 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 93: About that Yanny-Laurel thing that went viral (aural)?
    35 min 36 sec

    Audio illusions are an interesting thing. Its when you think your boss said Wow, amazing job, heres a 15 hike when what she actually said was, Holy crap, youre 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 dont exist. FannyLaurel 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/GlN8vWm3m0 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/7XWvGAhMlQ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 94: What's the Procedure to Qualify for the FIFA World Cup?
    19 min 54 sec

    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 continents qualification chances Asia is the hardest, obviously, the expansion of the World Cup over the years and bust the myth about why India didnt participate when they qualified in 1950 Did you really think its because they werent allowed to play barefoot NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 95: The FIFA World Cup: History, Trivia and Bad Jokes
    39 min

    In this World Cup special episode, our trio dig into the annals of the tournaments 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 cant. Heh. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 96: Near Death Experiences - What ARE they?
    15 min 29 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 97: Assassins and Hasheesh - What's the Connection?
    33 min 12 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 98: Simblifying Mental Health with Zain and Avanti
    51 min 50 sec

    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 Avantis 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/MLF01 Follow Marbles Lost Found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • (Rebroadcast): The Russian Moscow-rade that was the US Elections!
    50 min 12 sec

    Hey there We couldnt make it to the studio this week, so heres an old episode again Given what LOrange did in Finland, its worth relooking at how the Russians meddled in the US Elections. And given Putin gifted Trump a football that apparently has a chip inside, we might rerebroadcast this in the future, who knows. For now, enjoy. Even if you havent 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 Maladbased 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 Russias efforts are actually the best example of content marketing ever executed. Whats 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 Wikipediapilfering. Hosted by Chuck, Naren and Srikeit : Say hello to us on Twitter chuckgopal, 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

  • (Rebroadcast): Grubs Can Be Grub
    20 min 11 sec

    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 creepycrawly punrun. Do give us a shout on Twitter and let Naren shenoyn, Chuck chuckgopal 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 dont 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

  • Ep. 99: How Many Calories Do We Burn Staying Alive?
    47 min 20 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 100: #Simblified100 the Live Recording feat. Amit Varma and Varun Duggirala
    1 hr 59 min 37 sec

    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 Whats 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 Indias 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 whos ever been involved on the show from our producers Siddhant, Vageesh, Navin and longsuffering 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 Heres the video of the dancing uncle https://bit.ly/2PnFZ4v On with the show, then. If youd like to tell us what you think about the show, find us on Twitter: Were chuckgopal, shenoyn and srikeit

  • Ep. 101: Window Shopping: European Football Transfer Windows Explained
    16 min 23 sec

    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 Brexitstyle idiocy in their transfer window timings for this season. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 102: Pride, Simblified - A Look at Section 377 Which is now History
    44 min 40 sec

    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. Its not the end of the battle, and theres 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 its legal and illegal. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 103: (Visarjan Special Shortie!) Eco-Friendly Ganeshas: What's that all about?
    18 min 26 sec

    Its submerjan time The annual festival celebrated in the name of the Hindu pachydermheaded God, Ganesha involves dunking decorated idols into water bodies. And while its 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, its a good time to look at the trend of ecofriendly 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 youre running a Visarjan procession why not blare out a Simblified episode instead of an item number NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 104: Oil's Well that Doesn't End Well: What Determines Petrol Prices?
    41 min 19 sec

    As the petrol price is about to raise its bat to the pavilion as it nears its muchawaited century, Indians must be wondering... Hey, if oil around the world is getting cheaper, why are we paying more The more bhaktoriented 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 theres 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 105: Wounds and Healing
    17 min 22 sec

    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 weve tried to keep those to a minimum. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 106: Firehose of Falsehoods
    44 min 19 sec

    Ever wonder why JNU is such a big issue when there is never any proof Or why so much conversation about Trumps 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 107: How China is (kinda) taking over the world
    42 min 10 sec

    While Trump is being a bit of an arse trying to alienate everyone, China is busy making friends. Specifically, its going out and building ports and roads and stuff everywhere. How nice of them Or... Is it Chinas infrastructure diplomacy comes with a huge termsandconditionsapply. The Simblified trio unravel all this on the latest episode, while making several bad jokes along the way. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 108: This is Snot - a Shortie
    12 min 59 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 109: Yep, we're all screwed: The UN Report on Climate Change says so
    43 min 56 sec

    Enjoy yourselves, weve got till about 2040 for that. After that, says the most comprehensive climate change study yet, were pretty dang screwed if we cant contain rising temperatures to 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. People from Mumbai might scoff at a mere 1.5degree 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 110: Can we really suck Carbon (and other bad things) out of the air?
    13 min 20 sec

    In the last episode, we Simblified climate change spoiler alert if you havent heard it: Its real. Climate change, not our episode. Though... Thats 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. Weve all thought putting a giant vacuum cleaner in public places should do the trick, right There are several other ways too... And while theres 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 111: Everything you wanted to know about Indipop - with Atul Churamani
    58 min 23 sec

    Everyone remembers the Golden Indipop era fondly. Starting with Baba Seghal Alisha, through to its peak of Silk Route Sonu Nigams preBollywood excursions, to Bhangrafuelled 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 dont 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, AR, 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 weve 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • (Rebroadcast) What Goes Behind Mood Indigo?
    48 min 31 sec

    Every year, thousands... Lakhs, actually, of people look forward to IIT Bombays annual cultural festival in December, Mood Indigo. Its 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 its done and its a fascinating chat NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 112: The most isolated tribe in the world
    47 min 59 sec

    No this episode is not about Simblified listeners. Rather its about a bunch of Indians who live in the North Sentinel island in the Andamans. Theyve recently been in the news for reacquainting a Christian missionary with God when he tried to convert them. We attempt to simblify this 21st century stone age communitys habits, language and of course, the socalled civilised worlds rather uncivil behaviour with them. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 113: Why are the California wildfires so enormous?
    14 min 56 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 114: The RBI-Government tug of war
    50 min 19 sec

    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 doesnt 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 Patels sudden resignation NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 115: Simblified Year-End "Chit-Chat" with Tony - Part 1
    50 min 53 sec

    Well, thats been a fun year, hasnt 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 internetconnected toilet bowl at the end of it The Simblified trio is joined by the sagacious Tony Sebastian, who coauthors 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. Youll 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 its funny. Promise: https://tinyletter.com/thethirdslip/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 116: Simblified Year-End "Chit-Chat" with Tony - Part 2
    46 min 16 sec

    Enjoyed our last episode Youd better, because youre getting more of the same. The Simblified recap of a tumultuous year continues with part 2 of... well, youll find out. Happy New Year The Simblified trio is joined by the sagacious Tony Sebastian, who coauthors 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. Youll 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 its funny. Promise: https://tinyletter.com/thethirdslip/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 117: Simblified Year-End "Chit-Chat" with Tony - Part 3
    42 min 24 sec

    Hey Its the first Simblified episode of the new year but its 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. Its part punditry, part talking out of a hat, literally. This is also the latest that weve ever recorded an episode, so apologies for the yawns ours, not yours. The Simblified trio is joined by the sagacious Tony Sebastian, who coauthors 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. Youll 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 its funny. Promise: https://tinyletter.com/thethirdslip/ NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 118: What are New Year celebrations about?
    21 min 21 sec

    Happy new year Unless, of course, youre 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 119: New Horizons: A look at that thing that visited Pluto (And more)
    33 min 43 sec

    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 manmade. 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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. 120: We are all about VR today! Ft. Vyaas Shenoy
    41 min 8 sec

    Virtual Reality is big and thats, well, reality. Dont 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 dont want to take their word for it, then how about taking the word of someone whos 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 familyfriendly 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • (Rebroadcast): With @MohanK. Holy wow, we have a PhD in Maths on the show!
    37 min 44 sec

    We were too lazy to record this week, so heres 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. Hes a get this PhD in mathematics. No no no Dont turn off the episode just yet. Hes a ton of fun and sheds light into what he actually does. Hes also hilarious, and manages to outChuck Chuck with some absolutely hairtearingout puns. Hes an avid trekker and loves music so we talk about those as well. Chuck explains the math behind music and wonders why guitars arent 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 totry list. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 121: Extradition - what exactly does it mean?
    18 min 45 sec

    Eating very less No. Thats extra diet. Ooh, more parliament in Japan No, thats extra Diet. Something a factory worker says about aluminium going through a cast No, thats extrude it. Send a criminal back to the country where he committed that crime Ah, now were talking. Sort of. In this shortie where Chuck forgot to insert all the above jokes, the trio looks at what extradition means, why its 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 hes an NRI. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 122: Do we really need civics? Ft. Meghnad & Shreyas from "How to Citizen"
    58 min 20 sec

    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 eyeopening episode and honestly, we could have gone on yammering for another few hours on the topic but you can hear MS 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/howtocitizen NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 123: The Union close to being Jacked
    51 min 43 sec

    On this episode of Simblified, Chuck and Srikeit Naren was missing, presumably fulfilling his duties as Malads Batman, check on the progress of Brexit Britains 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 postcolonial schadenfreude. Also check out the previous episodes where the Simblified lads discussed the trainwreck that is UK politics: Ep. 25 All You Needed to Know about Brexit: https://ivm.today/SimbRB25 Ep. 61 Corbyn May be PM: https://ivm.today/SIMB61 Ep. 115 Year end ChitChat with Tony Part 1: https://ivm.today/SIMB115 NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 124: Can someone explain this GDPR thing?
    35 min 7 sec

    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 icecream at 2 AM heh to some company for a quick buck. And Googles been very evil and is being fined 50 million Euros. So the Simblified trio duo actually, Naren wasnt there have a look at the law and its ramifications. By the way, Simblified is not GDPR compliant so you cant unsubscribe ok you can, but please dont. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 125: So, what happens after you flush?
    13 min 48 sec

    Right, theres no easy or clean way of saying this: Were 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • (Rebroadcast): How Ad Films Work: A Chat with Dharam Valia
    52 min 55 sec

    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, whos 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 well 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 126: The pettiest (and funniest) war in the world
    20 min 19 sec

    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 Tseries. Tune in to this Simblified shortie about this ridiculous feud for YouTube subscribers between a YouTuber from Sweden and NOIDAs finest export since... roads. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 127: Are the internet and WWW the same thing? (spoiler alert: no)
    55 min 37 sec

    Recently, the internet celebrated its 30th birthday Or wait, was it the world wide web Wait. Whats the difference Is there a difference Are Vincent Cerf Tim BernersLee 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 cyberhistory 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. Its hilarious now, and definitely worth a watch https://www.youtube.com/watchvb1XsBny6IQk. Who knows which technologies will become superstandard tomorrow which we talk about like this, now NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 128: How does the internet travel around the world?
    16 min 54 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 129: What it takes to make the Indian elections happen
    35 min 30 sec

    Happy election season In this strictly nonpolitical 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 130: Make fransip with Orkut again!
    19 min 39 sec

    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 hes been missing out on. If you liked this shortie, write us a testimonial. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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

  • Ep. 131: Artist Management & setting up music properties with Romario
    39 min 27 sec

    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 theres 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 132: The science in Avengers: Endgame
    19 min 56 sec

    WARNING: Moderate spoilers in this episode Ideally best listened after or during watching the movie. So, Endgame. Theres a ton of characters, emotion and history in there. And, like all superhero movies, theres a fair bit of liberty taken on the factual or scientific part of things, which doesnt mean we cant 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 havent seen that by now, you probably dont 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/watchvRWqgqEejDes https://www.youtube.com/watchvY4XgpB7WbYY NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 133: Black holes & why they're so darn important
    34 min 25 sec

    Youve probably seen THAT photograph. So, why are black holes so important Whys this fuzzy little picture of some distant faraway thingummy sending scientists and all those smart people into a frenzy Well, its 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 youll be saying things like Heh, my appraisal was like an Event Horizon in no time. Ok, maybe dont say that we dont 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/watchvyWOcvGETRQ https://www.youtube.com/watchvSdySHadrYAA NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 134: Wikileaks is the same as Wikipedia. NOT.
    16 min 18 sec

    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, thats a lot to take in. So lets 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 135: Fantastic beasts and their bullsh*t stories
    53 min 9 sec

    In the footsteps of the Indian armys 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 MonkeyMan of Delhi. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 136: Anthropocene Now
    11 min 55 sec

    After a long rally of yesithass and ohreallyIdontthinksos, 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 137: How to travel on a desi budget (with Utsav Mamoria) - Part 1
    52 min 19 sec

    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 3month sabbatical Episode 85 this time, hes 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 wont 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 138: Apple's Revolutionary iPhone recycling robot, Daisy
    13 min 40 sec

    Recently, Apple unveiled Daisy a robot made for stripping apart its iPhones so that parts and precious metals can be reused. Whats more, the company noted for its secrecy has opened the lab up to other manufacturers so they can learn from it. Its 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 139: How to travel on a desi budget (with Utsav Mamoria) - Part 2
    57 min 58 sec

    This is part 2 of our chat with Utsav Mamoria, on travel. Make sure you check out Part 1 here  https://ivm.today/SIMB137 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 3month sabbatical Episode 85 this time, hes 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 wont 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 140: NBFCs and their part in everyone's downfall
    20 min 50 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 141: Ever Wonder how we predict the weather?
    12 min 48 sec

    So, yeah, the weather in Mumbai isnt all that great or is full of romance, petrichor, and other nonsense, if you dont 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 its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • (Rebroadcasting): The Tea Totaller: Ajit Bhaskar tells us all about being a 'Tea scientist'
    36 min 5 sec

    What happens when three Pun lovers who run a podcast meet their spiritual Punning guru Thats right, a conversation on how to make tea. Ajit Bhaskar, whose puns on Twitter ajitbhaskar 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 142: A lookback at the Cricket World Cup - Part 1
    48 min 33 sec

    True hipsters that we are, weve decided to do a series of cricket shows AFTER the CWC19 is over. Some might call us late, but we say theres benefit in being late like in Laras 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 middleclass noise of Subcontinent 1987. From the lowscoring matches of old to pinchhitting techniques. We look at it all and make some bad jokes along the way. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 143: Different Strokes - Variants of cricket you might not have heard of
    13 min 45 sec

    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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 144: A lookback at the Cricket World Cup - Part 2
    59 min 25 sec

    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 youre recovering over the greatest ODI ever. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 145: How Hawk-Eye works
    14 min 21 sec

    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 its used in other sports including, for some reason, golf, which, for some reason, thinks its 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 Its 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 chuckgopal / 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/

  • Ep. 146: On making crosswords, ft. Tony Sebastian
    52 min 33 sec

    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 otherlevel geniuses only. Your hosts arent but luckily, we managed to get someone on the show Tony Sebastian is a cruciverbalist yes, thats what theyre called who has set crosswords for The Hindu, and is a wordplay enthusiast also a nonsense enthus