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The Origin of Things or TOOT for short is a podcast hosted by Deepak Gopalakrishnan AKA Chuck. You might have heard him on another IVM show called 'Simblified', but on the much shorter and crisper TOOT he focuses on the origin story of various things. For starters, we're going to be looking at the origin stories of world famous brands. But there's a catch -- Chuck will tell you the fascinating story, little by little dropping some hints, but the brand is only revealed at the very end. Will you be able to beat Chuck at guessing the brand? Find out by tuning into a new episode every Wednesday on the IVM Podcasts Network.

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India

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The Origin of Things or TOOT for short is a podcast hosted by Deepak Gopalakrishnan AKA Chuck. You might have heard him on another IVM show called 'Simblified', but on the much shorter and crisper TOOT he focuses on the origin story of various things. For starters, we're going to be looking at the origin stories of world famous brands. But there's a catch -- Chuck will tell you the fascinating story, little by little dropping some hints, but the brand is only revealed at the very end. Will you be able to beat Chuck at guessing the brand? Find out by tuning into a new episode every Wednesday on the IVM Podcasts Network.

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@IVMPodcasts

Language:

English


Episodes

A song of hope

3/21/2023
A song about a play, crime, and football. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:59

Alienation

3/14/2023
A song about drugs, a park, and a notebook. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:22

The hit no one wanted

3/7/2023
It was a huge project. But was it what the musicians wanted? About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:12

You know exactly what’s coming… Or do you?

2/28/2023
He served tea. Now his music’s being served. Many, many times. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:15

What does that word even mean?!

2/21/2023
You’ve heard this song and sung it in college. But what does it even mean? The unlikely connect a 90s hit has with Indian music. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:30

The song that became a symbol

2/14/2023
Two stories, 26 years apart. With one powerful connection. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:09

A musician, and a stripper

2/7/2023
Two stories, 26 years apart. With one powerful connection. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:36

His most famous audience

1/31/2023
He went to a pub in need of a drink. He got served inspiration instead. Special thanks to James Bell for help with this episode. (twitter.com/jamesbellcentrl) About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:26

He was in love. Madly in love.

1/24/2023
From the most unlikely of places, comes the most enduring of love stories. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:20

A classical musician meets a cult movie director

1/17/2023
One was moved by planets. Another made moving pictures. Together, they would change rock history. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:11

A singer and a baseball player.

1/10/2023
A love story of hope, perseverance and grit. Featuring two of rock music’s most famous names. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:59

Where the stars were at

1/3/2023
The rich and famous were here - bringing their glamour, wealth, egos and insecurities. Thankfully, someone lived to tell the tale. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:59

A church pianist’s greatest moment

12/27/2022
How it started: with a piano and a choir. How it’s going: a billion streams. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:56

Next patient, please.

12/20/2022
A story of the most famous doctor you’ve never heard of. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:31

One of the most famous names in rock music, finally spoke

12/13/2022
Some musicians are known for questionable temperaments. And then some take it to an extreme. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:29

The house that George built

12/6/2022
The story of the private residence of a 19th century shipping magnate - and how it became a symbol of nostalgia. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season, we look at the origin of some of the greatest songs of all time. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:42

About a girl’s message, one that changed everything.

11/29/2022
The story of five words, written when drunk, that sparked off a revolution. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season though, is slightly different. Tune in to see how. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:02

The Origin of Things Season 3 : Introduction

11/24/2022
Welcome to Season 3 of The Origin Of Things, TOOTers! It’s been a while. 2 seasons and 50 episodes of brands. Enough of that, then. Let’s try something different this time. I hope you enjoy what’s coming. Stay tuned. The first episode of Season 3, out next week on this feed. About The Origin of Things A short-format podcast where I give you the origins, the backstories - slightly dramatized but 100% true - of things that you know, love, and use. I reveal what I’m talking about only at the very end keeping you, the listener, guessing - or so I hope. In the past two seasons, I’ve done the origins of 50 brands. This season though, is slightly different. Tune in to see how. I’m your host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan, also known as Chuck. Say hello! Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltradfes Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:18

Bonus Episode: Getting Meta with Amit Varma

7/8/2021
Hello there! I'm proud to announce a new show that I've started, Getting Meta. It's a show on productivity, mental models, life hacks and stuff eked out with conversations with some very smart people. These include Amit Varma (host, The Seen & The Unseen), Krish Ashok (the legendary internet humorist), Utsav Mamoria (who runs Postcards from Nowhere), Meeta Malhotra, a former partner at one of India's leading design firms and a serial entrepreneur, Dhimant Parekh (the founder & CEO of The Better India), Rohan Joshi (comedian), and more. I'd love to share the first interview here with you! It's my chat with writer and podcaster, Amit Varma. It was a perfect way to start my new show, as Amit's always been a supporter of what I do and runs what is probably India's finest podcast today. In this interview, we come up with the name for the show, Getting Meta, together! I hope you enjoy this chat, and like it enough to subscribe to the show! Getting Meta links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/40Vo30aQilVrxEOkoSmDjx?si=pCOPeJlcR0uN_g2ZZs8iLQ&dl_branch=1 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/getting-meta/id1573882113 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zdGF0aWMuYWRvcmlsYWJzLmNvbS9mZWVkL2dldHRpbmctbWV0YS54bWw IVM website: https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/show/getting-meta-y2rb-RtSzWNdzZ8i99R2Q If you'd like to get in touch with me, I'm: Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck@chuckofalltrades.in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:34:36

Ep. 50: Two Fierce Rivals, One Epic Collaboration

3/23/2021
A story of rivalry, friendship and lots of formulae The Origin of Things is a weekly short-format podcast run by Deepak Gopalakrishnan aka Chuck. Each episode deals with the origin of a popular brand, but with the name of the brand (and often, category) revealed only at the end - hence adding a bit of drama, keeping the listener guessing. If you like TOOT, please rate it on your podcast app of choice, or share it with a friend. Twitter: twitter.com/chuck_gopal Instagram: instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Email: chuck /at/ chuckofalltrades /dot/ in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:52