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Arya, an aspiring cat lady, is a data analyst in Wisconsin. Sid, a future hermit, is a filmmaker in New York. These millennial immigrants from India share their strong, nerdy and sometimes ridiculous opinions about the things they think are important. Follow us on Instagram @nerdgully for more of our weirdness.

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United States

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Arya, an aspiring cat lady, is a data analyst in Wisconsin. Sid, a future hermit, is a filmmaker in New York. These millennial immigrants from India share their strong, nerdy and sometimes ridiculous opinions about the things they think are important. Follow us on Instagram @nerdgully for more of our weirdness.

Language:

English


Episodes

Nerd Gully and the boy who lived

8/25/2020
We are celebrating our tenth episode with Harry Potter, the movie franchise that shaped our childhoods. As much as we deny it, at one point we have all waited for out letters from Hogwarts. In this episode we go all the way from Hindi titles for Harry Potter movies to our alternate ending theory for this epic saga. Come along on a journey down memory lane as we talk about the avengers, owls and cars. It makes sense we promise! Thank you for sticking with us and supporting us. We love...

Duration:00:39:56

Heavy Stuff: body shaming, bollywood & bananas

8/12/2020
Life in India has a shared trauma of body shaming regardless of being skinny or fat. It's a casual joke among friends or a passing comment from a desi aunty or a constant stream of taunts from your relatives. Our weight has been a consistent topic of discussion all through our lives and we're unpacking a tiny part of 25 years of being called too fat or too thin in this episode. We are talking about how much we weigh, what we were shown in media and how did we actually come to terms with our...

Duration:00:43:02

Sex Ed: conditions applied - Part 1

8/4/2020
From Catholic schools to Wikipedia, we're exploring all the avenues we got our sex ed from, the crazy rumors about sex in India and how humans are physically unable to have sex before marriage. The world knows Indian sexual culture from the Kama sutra but how is the average Indian taught what sex is? Join us in this two part episode where we dish it all. Nuns teaching sex ed, how to increase your sperm count and other absolutely bizarre things that we have learned in our lives while trying...

Duration:00:33:08

Sex Ed: conditions applied - Part 2

8/4/2020
From Catholic schools to Wikipedia, we're exploring all the avenues we got our sex ed from, the crazy rumors about sex in India and how humans are physically unable to have sex before marriage. The world knows Indian sexual culture from the Kama sutra but how is the average Indian taught what sex is? Join us in this two part episode where we dish it all. Nuns teaching sex ed, how to increase your sperm count and other absolutely bizarre things that we have learned in our lives while trying...

Duration:00:45:54

First-date questions & what not to ask

7/22/2020
First dates can sometimes be awkward, weird or downright terrible. Here are our views on Cosmo's first date questions and how not to make that first date experience worse. This week, we are reviewing, answering and critiquing some of the dumbest questions we've come across. Tell us your worst first date story in the reviews. Support Nerd Gully by leaving a rating and review on the podcast. Don't forget to follow us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2sdBQtH0hsi8qAmumS8aw) and...

Duration:00:26:18

Drunk & High : Ramayan edition

7/16/2020
Its 'Sid & Arya do mythology' week on Nerd Gully. We put our intoxicated minds together and try to recollect all of Ramayan as we know it. From detours to details, we talk about it all as well as we can. Ramayan is a Hindu mythological text which narrates the life of prince Ram and the victory of good over evil in his battle with Raavan. Support Nerd Gully by leaving a rating and review on the podcast. Don't forget to follow us on Youtube...

Duration:01:01:57

Matrimony, gender norms & matchmaking experiments

7/7/2020
We are back after a quick hiatus with our regularly scheduled programming. This week we are tackling the slippery slope of matrimony. As 25 year olds, we are already being pushed into the fiery pit of taunts like ‘when are you getting married?’ and ‘you’re next in line’ from Indian aunties. So we’re taking a look at a list of reasons, courtesy of the Indian society, as to why marriage is important and necessary, and how life is incomplete without a husband/ wife. We also discuss our recent...

Duration:00:30:44

Depression, anxiety & the stigma in Indian society

6/16/2020
It’s all about mental health on this week’s episode. Shocked by another celebrity suicide being attributed to depression, we take a look into our own battles with depression and anxiety. We discuss our experiences, our failures, and our healthy as well as unhealthy coping mechanisms. The stigma in Indian society about mental wellness and awareness about mental disorders has colored both our childhoods full of judgement from family and strangers. We share our stories and some tips to manage...

Duration:00:44:00

Why we moved to the US & the torment of calculus

6/9/2020
A thrilling tale of an engineer and an almost engineer battling societal pressures, lack of math skills and systemic patriarchy to make their way to the land of fluid ounces amidst the reign of a tyrannical orange. Welcome to the relocation series where we plan to talk about probably the biggest decision of our lives to leave India and move to the USA, and our individual journeys and experiences. In this episode, we talk about why we decided to make the move and give unsolicited advice to...

Duration:00:38:01

The history of us & other useless trivia

6/2/2020
Spilling the beans on our life stories since it's interesting AF and hoping it gives you a good enough reason to listen to us every Tuesday. This week we go down memory lane to 6th grade when Siddhartha and Aishwarya first met, came to the US and turned into Sid & Arya. We also give our strong opinions on TikTok, cheeseburgers and how America names things. Follow us on Instagram @nerdgully, Sid @sir_chasm, Arya @_meowmeowisme.

Duration:00:37:55

Pandemic, movies & the whole shit show

5/26/2020
We talk about how the quarantine has affected our lives and what we have been binge watching through these last insane months. From Parasite to Love Aaj Kal to Little Women, this episode is full of things we love and hate about movies and the dumb things we find funny. We have never recorded our voices before so please keep the expectation bar low. Let us know if you like it and stay the f*ck home! Follow us on Instagram @nerdgully, Sid @sir_chasm, Arya @_meowmeowisme.

Duration:00:22:17

Trailer

5/17/2020

Duration:00:00:50