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Ep. 169: The Stoic Way Of Life

2/24/2020
There have been several stoic philosophers like Seneca the Younger, Marcus Aurelius & Epictetus (Jiggles) who have influenced the school of Hellenistic philosophy. What is stoicism you may ask? How does one become a stoic? Do we suffer more often in imagination than in reality? To put your curiosity out of misery, Naren, Chuck & Tony explain the philosophy and history of stoicism and how one can incorporate stoicism as a way of life. Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians! Chuck | Naren...

Duration:00:26:23

Ep. 168: Consumed in moderation

2/17/2020
Facebook, the social network everyone loves to hate has been grappling with the free speech v/s content moderation conundrum for several years now. In the first half of 2020, they are going beyond "Community Standards" and establishing an oversight board. The Simblified gang look at what this 'Supreme Court' looks like and how it might turn out as they discuss Facebook's winter of diss content. Link: A great Radiolab episode from 2018 on how the community standards came into being - Post No...

Duration:00:55:10

Best Of Last Week

2/10/2020
On 11th and 12th Jan 2020, 4 apartment complexes in Maradu (in Kochi, Kerala) were brought following a longdrawn legal battle. This story was fascinating enough for the Simblified gang to read the actual Supreme Court order and so they had to let people know about their glorious achievement. In this shortie, the quartet try to present a very simblified version of what happened, what it means, and what you should keep in mind if you're in the market to buy a flat. Also, they stumble over the...

Duration:00:31:04

Ep. 166: We see, you see, we all CES 2020

2/3/2020
The world's largest consumer electronics show of the year happened in early Jan, and it clearly took the gang some time to wrap their head around everything that happened in Las Vegas. From new gadgets to new tech and trends, the boys talk about it all. From potentially planet-saving tech like plant-based meat, to, er, a robot that delivers you toilet paper - it's all here. We also make many bad puns, but that's par for the course, innit? This is also our first actual episode with Tony as...

Duration:01:01:42

Ep. 165: Welcome, Tony

1/27/2020
Simblified upgraded from a rusty bike to a creaky autorickshaw when we got Srikeit on as a 3rd host a few years ago, and now we've traded our beloved tuk-tuk to a sleek electric car zippin' down the highways, turning heads and causing admiration, all while delighting onlookers and generally improving lives of everyone who happens to be within 3 sq km of it. Um, well - at least that's what we told Tony in the brochure. So yes, we have decided to get Tony Sebastian on as our 4th co-host. Fans...

Duration:00:17:39

Ep. 164: The 2019 recap part 4: Amazon, Brexit, Gully Boy

1/20/2020
And finally, we're at part 4 of the year-end review, even though by the time you hear this episode, 1/12th of 2020 is already over. Hopefully, your resolutions aren't! This is the last part of the 2019 review (phew, finally!). While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept...

Duration:00:46:35

Ep. 163: The 2019 recap Part 3 - Climate activism, China & India's political landscape

1/13/2020
Oooh, this is a loaded episode! The Simblified gang carries on with part 3 of their 2019 review even though by the time you hear this we're well into the crap 2020 will bring. While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made...

Duration:01:00:46

Ep. 162: The 2019 recap Part 2 - Supreme Court Decisions, Hong Kong Protests & the U2 concert

1/7/2020
The Simblified gang carries on with their 2019 review because they have nothing better to do. While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description, but......

Duration:00:59:13

Ep. 162: The 2019 recap Part 2 - Supreme Court Decisions, Hong Kong Protests & the U2 concert

1/5/2020
The Simblified gang carries on with their 2019 review because they have nothing better to do. While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description,...

Duration:01:00:04

Ep. 161: The 2019 recap Part 1 - Big Tech, Cricket WC & Softbank

12/30/2019
It's the end of a very eventful year (assuming nothing happens in the last 3 days). While we've done a ton of topical Simblification, we thought we'd have a look at some of the major themes that kept coming back to bite us in the arse in 2019. The Simblified gang break have a freewheeling, absolutely unscripted conversation on some key topics that kept hitting headlines through the year (and... made many heads fall on desks, too). We'd reveal the topics in this description, but... Then...

Duration:01:02:48

Ep. 160: Did porn really help the internet grow?

12/23/2019
Short answer - yes. Since time immemorial, smut has pushed technology - from cave paintings to virtual reality and everything in between. The internet has been a particularly rewarded beneficiary of people's desires for the naughty. Join Chuck and Srikeit as they unravel this, while admirably staying away from innuendos. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you...

Duration:00:54:46

Ep. 159: The Impeachment Process

12/16/2019
Anyone tuned in to the constant laughter track (aka News) coming from the US will definitely have heard of Democrats attempts to impeach their Orange Overlord. But what really is impeachment? What are its rules? And when (if ever) does it end? Join Chuck and Srikeit as they attempt to simblify impeachment beginning with what a peach has to do with removing someone from office. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that...

Duration:00:26:10

Ep. 158: The PFN-Simblified crossover episode

12/9/2019
This week, we've got you a special crossover episode featuring your very truly Simblified and Post Cards From Nowhere hosted by our good friend, Utsav Mamoria. Some of Utsav's conversation with us on our previous episodes on 'How to Travel on a Desi Budget' have been polished and published on his new podcast ,so we thought of adding those snippets together for you! We hope you enjoy this collaboration and see you next week with a fresh new Simblified episode! How to travel on a desi budget...

Duration:00:21:09

Ep. 122 (Rebroadcasting): Do you really need civics? Ft. Meghnad & Shreyas from "How to Citizen"

12/2/2019
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...

Duration:01:02:06

Ep. 157: Dream of para-para-Paraprosdokian

11/25/2019
On this light-hearted shortie, Srikeit and Naren simblify the figure of speech, Paraprosdokian. Yes, that's one heck of a tongue twister. Join them in this episode as they give you humourous examples and guide you to unexpect the expected. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to come from Malad West - that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in a language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the...

Duration:00:17:24

Ep. 156: Behavioural Addiction

11/18/2019
After a series of celebrating our milestone, we are back to continue our normal episodes with mildy researched topics and a little banter, not that it was any different previously. All banter aside, this week, we dive deep into the sensitive topic of behavioural addiction. Srikeit and Naren simblify what behavioural addiction is, the neurochemistry of the brain and how we can help someone suffering from behavioural addiction. NEW TO SIMBLIFIED? It's an Indian podcast - probably the best to...

Duration:00:49:38

Ep. 155: The Final 150th episode

11/11/2019
We are finally done with our 150th episode special, yes we swear this time it's over and it took us only 6 parts to end it. We hope that you enjoyed this interactive journey and would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to write to us and patiently listened throughout this series. It has been an amazing journey so far! Alright, enough with the acceptance award speech and let's get to what we have for you this week! We have dedicated this entire episode to talk about...

Duration:00:21:58

Ep. 154: The 150th episode, Part 5

11/4/2019
Will this ever end? Perhaps not soon. We've received an overwhelming response from you guys and want to try and answer all of your questions! So yes, we've put together another 150th episode. On this Srikeitless episode, Chuck and Naren break down the dying question, why is sion called shiv and why do the local cabs in Mumbai have certain surburbs mentioned at the back of them but will go anywhere you like? They also simblify the Easter Islands and talk about the the most remote place on...

Duration:00:50:12

Ep. 153: The 150th episode, Part 4

10/28/2019
Goodness, another 150th episode? This is a running joke now which we hope carries through till our 200th episode. Yup, we crossed 150 recently, and to celebrate, we asked our fans to send in some questions and boy did we get a lot! In this episode, Chuck & Srikeit simblify Brexit (always a hilarious topic) and Dubai. Thank you to @Clytone (Instagram), @siddharthdudeja (Instagram) and everyone who sent questions in! We might have one more 150th episode. By which we mean we definitely...

Duration:00:49:28

Ep. 152: The 150th Episode, Part 3

10/23/2019
What, yet another 150th episode? Well, yes. We got way too many requests from our listeners- so you have only yourselves to blame, actually. This week, we have only the young scallywags Chuck and Srikeit, as Naren was... well... contributing to the economy. In this episode, we look at the effect of various intoxicants on the brain (purely from theoretical research of course), the importance of space travel (not with said intoxicants) and why the damn waist size number is different from...

Duration:00:54:15