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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.

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.

Location:

India

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@IVMPodcasts

Language:

English


Episodes

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,...

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...

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...

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:...

Duration:00:10:52

Ep. 49: God Helps Those Who Help Others

3/16/2021
A story of a store, listening, and helping. 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:...

Duration:00:07:48

Ep. 48: Jack’s Musical Group’s Biggest Hit

3/9/2021
A story of a performer, his audience and money. Huge shoutout to @punvati for the idea and script for this episode! 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...

Duration:00:09:46

Ep. 47: Jeremy and His Games!

3/2/2021
A story of games, failures and turnarounds. 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:...

Duration:00:08:41

Bonus Episode: Thank you (and I'd love to hear from you)

2/23/2021
A non-story about gratitude, feedback and one heck of a ramble I would love to hear from you, about what you think of The Origin of Things. You guys make this show happen, really :) 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,...

Duration:00:10:00

Ep. 46: The Evil and Good That Some Men Do

2/17/2021
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. Say hello to Chuck on Instagram, Twitter or email See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:37

Ep. 45: The grocery store that went and did all that!

2/2/2021
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. Say hello to Chuck on Instagram, Twitter or email See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:03

Ep. 44: His biggest idea came to him in a bar

1/26/2021
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. Say hello to Chuck on Instagram, Twitter or email See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:23

Ep. 43: One Unlikely Invention, Another Very Heavy One

1/19/2021
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. Say hello to Chuck on Instagram, Twitter or email See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:58

Ep. 42: A Vehicle Unlike Any Other

1/12/2021
A Story about Slick Marketing, Artificial Intelligence and Molybdenum. About The Origin of Things 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. Say hello to...

Duration:00:08:30

Ep. 41: A Seafarer’s Second Career

12/29/2020
A story of a man at sea, some Christian missionaries and the written word. About The Origin of Things 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. Say hello...

Duration:00:11:22

Ep. 40: The Tinkerer & The Party Animal

12/15/2020
A story of invention, parties and hurt masculine pride. Thank you to Tamanna for the initial story research. About The Origin of Things 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...

Duration:00:10:58

Ep. 39: It All Started with Needles

12/8/2020
A story of needles, saddles and manufacturing. About The Origin of Things 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. Say hello to Chuck on Instagram,...

Duration:00:08:46

Ep. 38: The (Second) Most Hated Thing to Come Out of World War 2

12/1/2020
A story about a thesis, the army and pain. About The Origin of Things 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. Say hello to Chuck on Instagram, Twitter...

Duration:00:07:52

Ep. 37: All About a Little Grace

11/24/2020
A story about an immigrant, some policemen, and chickens. Thank you to Tamanna for the initial research for this story. About The Origin of Things 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...

Duration:00:08:13

Announcement - More Episodes, Coming Next Week!

11/17/2020
Hello everyone! Sorry I've been away for so long, it's just that a lot of things have been happening personally and professionally (all good!) and I haven't had the time to get to writing new episodes. Each episode takes about 3-4 hours to research, write, record and all that - and I was just unable to take the time. However, I have a few story ideas and have a couple of scripts ready, so you will be hearing new episodes in your feed from Nov 25 onwards! Thank you for listening and for all...

Duration:00:05:05

Ep. 36: What’s in a name?

8/25/2020
A story of a radio station, a magazine, and tennis. The Origin Of Things is back! Thank you to everyone who wrote in to me, asking when I would be re-starting this. I hope you enjoy the new season. This is one of the five new episodes that I did a live show out of, on May 30. Say hello, I would love to know what you think! instagram.com/chuckofalltrades twitter.com/chuck_gopal The Origin of Things (TOOT to friends) is a short-format podcast where you host, Deepak Gopalakrishnan (Chuck...

Duration:00:08:34