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Unknown. Unplanned. Unscripted. A weekly improvised-comedy podcast that we're making up as we go along! Brought to you by the Dubai Improv Tribe!

Unknown. Unplanned. Unscripted. A weekly improvised-comedy podcast that we're making up as we go along! Brought to you by the Dubai Improv Tribe!


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Unknown. Unplanned. Unscripted. A weekly improvised-comedy podcast that we're making up as we go along! Brought to you by the Dubai Improv Tribe!




Unscripted: Episode 62 - We Repair Roofs and Routers

If there's one mantra I can't stand in real life, it's Mark Zuckerberg's "Move fast and break things". Because of people who actually think this is a good idea, I guess some of us have jobs at DIT, so I really shouldn't complain. When our lives feel like they're breaking down, who do we call? The sane ones among us would call a therapist. Luckily, we're all out of sanity here at DIT, so we're taking the DIY approach. Whether it's roofs or your internet router, someone here can fix it....


Unscripted: Episode 61 - Cocktails, Art Appreciation and Stage Fright

Ever been to an Art Exhibition at a gallery? I haven't, and I think they're pretty stuffy with pretentious phrases tossed around like live grenades. I don't think any of us have either, but if all those movies and TV shows glamorizing artists are to be believed, this is probably how it goes down. I've known quite a few people who are terrified of speaking on stage. And this next scene will do them absolutely no favors. Enjoy our brand new game, which somehow turns into the nightmare...


Unscripted: Episode 60 - Our Diamond Jubilee!

We made it to 60 Episodes! Again, thank you to all you wonderful listeners. Improv is all about collaborative storytelling. (Note to self: Go ahead, stick that one on your resume!) And here, we endeavor to do just that. Watch how the tribe of us create a spooky story, with Jathin and Hari acting out the parts. Or how Robert can turn the most random quotes out of random books into a believable, if farcical trial. And that really is the magic of improv. It opens you up to worlds of...


Unscripted: Episode 59 - Back to school- but not to study?

The early bird gets the worm. But who wants worms for breakfast?? Yuck!! Like Garfield, Roma and Rashmi believe that mornings should begin much later in the day. And when they are forced by a well-meaning friend to join the 5 AM jogging club, they are out with their claws and even sharper tongues! It is back to school time in most places around the world. Our tribe members are no exception. Two not-so-yummy-mummies engage in an almost-fist fight as they compare the merits of their...


Unscripted: Episode 58 - A Spooky Friday the 13th!

I have little idea why people are so afraid of this whole Friday the 13th thing. But it seems suitably spooky, and since we were recording this on Friday, it was a no-brainer. To start us off, Prateek and Hari demonstrate what to do if you're ever in a horror movie and have to hide from a (or his) mummy. Rashmi demonstrates the dangers of autonomous vehicles that gain a mind of your own. And to top it all off, everyone manages to mangle a scene from FRIENDS so badly you'd think it was...


Unscripted: Episode 57 - A whole list of Excuses!

Improv can get you on lists, apparently. No guarantee what list, mind you - it could just as well be a guest list to that exclusive club, or on your boss's hit list. Improvise at your own discretion. We love well-meaning strangers. They're helpful, kind, considerate, and most of all, incredibly annoying. And it's always a bonus when someone can drive even Roma up the wall, so Rashmi does an amazing job in that department! All this and more on our show that's unknown, unplanned and...


Unscripted: Episode 56 - Fortunately, we can go hiking to the North Pole

Sometimes, it pays to interrupt people. I remember several times when a conversation I was in got hijacked and ended up in weird new places. Weird is what we do best, so check out the freezing extravaganza that starts in a single's bar for married people and ends in cryptocurrency investments. Sometimes things are fortunate. Sometimes they're not. And sometimes, you can end up sharing a train compartment with a creepy stranger on your honeymoon. Leave them alone, Aarti! And for those of...


Unscripted: Episode 55 - Superheroes can't function in Space!

The big news this week was that billionaires are going to space. Some of them in very interestingly designed rockets that make one wonder what they're trying to overcompensate for. Ever wondered if Richard Branson was a little jealous of Jeff Bezos? If so, we've tried our best to portray how that scene would have played out in real life. We also show what it would look like if you put people from DIT in charge of a space mission. Good thing none of us are astronauts. Have you ever wondered...


Unscripted: Episode 54 - Taking Alcoholic Pets on Picnics

Summer is here. Yay... Honestly, I've no idea what the fuss is all about. I mean, it's really really HOT out there. And yet, more and more people just wanna go on picnics. But beware, being exposed to the heat is only the second worst thing that could happen to you. You could run into some really creepy people, as you will shortly find out. Worse, the people in question might be even creepier.... And while these folks are away, the cats come out to play. And this cat has developed some......


Unscripted: Episode 53 - The Importance of Sturdy Construction and Senior Education

I'll confess that I've never looked forward to building a house - too many details to think about! But the pillars that the roof stands on - those are critical, and if you're not careful, can come crashing down over your heads, as Karthik's greatest fear is reveled. Jathin and Robert try their best to spare Karthik (from Roma and Rashmi). Find out how that goes! Ever since I (Hari) got married, I've been told about a hundred times that communication is key to keeping your marriage smooth. I...


Unscripted: Episode 52 - Improvise everywhere, from Boardrooms to Buses

Ever been in a meeting where you've been blindsided by a seemingly random question from the audience? Where you had no idea what to say next? Watch as we put one of us in exactly that position? If you or someone else you know need an unflappable CEO, drop us an email - we have a whole list! It should come as no surprise to anyone that members of our tribe have pretty fertile imaginations. Listen to how a conversation about never finishing what someone started spirals way out of control,...


Unscripted: Episode 51 - From below the earth to the Stars and Everything in Between

This is our 51st episode! 51 weeks of providing awesome (at least in our opinion) entertainment to all our listeners. This episode, we decided to stretch the tribe by challenging them to educate while entertaining. As always, the tribe rose magnificently to the occasion. We leave no branch of studies untouched. Always wanted to learn about astronomy? Take a stroll around the DIT astronomical laboratory – where you can gaze at stars like LoonaMoona and MoonaSoona through a special eyepiece-...


Unscripted: Episode 50 - A look back on an Amazing Journey - A Retrospective

We've made it to 50 episodes! And as a special episode, we've brought back all the members of the tribe to share their experiences on this amazing journey! This is the story of how this podcast took shape, how its creators spent a good part of the pandemic-induced lockdown, and how we've gotten ourselves to this point. Learn of all the ways that embracing the art of improv has improved our lives, and if you want to find a place to start, please feel free to drop in on one of our open jam...


Unscripted: Episode 49 - The secret of the White Cinnamon Sticks

Has anyone ever told you that secrets destroy lives? And that these new White Cinnamon Sticks ruin 5 million lives? No wonder Karthik likes to keep this one on the down-low. But secrets have a nasty habit of getting discovered... Dating during the pandemic has been tough. Video-calling is probably the most that people could do over the last year. And now, with the first shoots of the post-pandemic spring, finally going back out to meet new people is something everyone is looking forward to....


Unscripted: Episode 48 - Investments Are Subject To Market Risks, a low-budget Hurt Locker, and Archimedean Physics

You might have noticed that Bitcoin, Dogecoin and [insert what-have-you]coin have been all the rage in the news. The bad news is that they sometimes crash, and Robert and Rashmi teach us a valuable skill sure to work when this has happened to you. If you're looking for an internship, (as I, Hari, am), I suppose you could do worse than joining the Summer Trainee program at the Bomb Squad. Real world experience and excitement guaranteed. Continued employment and survival not guaranteed! Sign...


Unscripted: Episode 47 - Medieval Electronics and Scuba Diving Tours at the Beach

I honestly had no idea that 4G was still being implemented in the 1500s. Join us this episode and witness the turn of history as Mughal emperor Akbar and his advisor Suresh make a decision on the most pressing issue of our times - establishing the 32-bit microprocessor as the standard. Who knows where the internet would be without such brave souls? Who doesn't love a good beach? Our bunch of kids sneaks out of home on a weekend, to clean the beach up! What a bunch of nerds! But a ton of...


Unscripted: Episode 46 - Excuse me for these Architectural Delays, please

Whoever said, “Excuses are the easy way out!” has never had a dedicated Professor like Hari who is determined that his student Prateek does not miss out on the submission deadline. But Prateek is equally resolute and tenacious and invents more and more excuses! Who wins finally? Listen and let us know what you think! Sound recording and reproduction is a great industry – and there are some wonderful professionals out there who can recreate any sound effortlessly. Our tribe members are not...


Unscripted: Episode 45 - The Undertaker Drives a Manual in Reverse

I'm not sure why everyone was so obsessed about driving today. Maybe it comes of being cooped up and working remotely all the time. Whatever it is, we decided the best idea would be to start off driving lessons at 180 km/hour. Sometimes, things go so fast that they seem to stand still [or insert your favorite quasi-philosophical analogy here]. The driving lessons continue, with Aarti and Jathin demonstrating you can go both forwards, and backwards - repeatedly. Careful, rapidly changing...


Unscripted: Episode 44 - Baking Goods Under The Influence and other minor crimes

Ever tried reading a book backwards? No? What do you mean, it's not fun?! Listen as our two resident scientists decide to peer review some cutting-edge muffin research and come to some exciting conclusions! On the other hand, baked goods do seem to go well with stiff drinks as Karthik and Prateek ponder the meaning of solitude over a stiff drink. There's also a bit of confusion as to the role of brownies in our diets, and their commercial possibilities. And after all this, we deal with the...


Unscripted: Episode 43 - Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely and other lessons in Customer Service

Sometimes, dictators do strange things. Some of those things include ordering two random people having a conversation to do outlandish things. It all goes to show that, some people (cough Prateek cough cough) should never become dictators. However, such people are also the best when it comes to delivering service with a smile, or a lack thereof with excuses. Watch as the tribe gives a masterclass in how to handle irate passengers in an airline without actually doing anything that addresses...