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Our Last Week

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The most fun you'll have with your headphones on. Our Last Week is a fortnightly podcast by neuro-science researcher and physicist Anuvab Pal and world renowned philosopher Kunaal Roy Kapur. They come together to create an event horizon that looks at the black hole of human existence with a gravitational lens trained specifically on the human week that just went by. They’re just two guys trying to make sense of it all. Deep, bruv.

The most fun you'll have with your headphones on. Our Last Week is a fortnightly podcast by neuro-science researcher and physicist Anuvab Pal and world renowned philosopher Kunaal Roy Kapur. They come together to create an event horizon that looks at the black hole of human existence with a gravitational lens trained specifically on the human week that just went by. They’re just two guys trying to make sense of it all. Deep, bruv.
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The most fun you'll have with your headphones on. Our Last Week is a fortnightly podcast by neuro-science researcher and physicist Anuvab Pal and world renowned philosopher Kunaal Roy Kapur. They come together to create an event horizon that looks at the black hole of human existence with a gravitational lens trained specifically on the human week that just went by. They’re just two guys trying to make sense of it all. Deep, bruv.

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Episodes

#43: Who Owns Your Life?

12/9/2016
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With all Anuvab’s personal conversations with Kunaal are making it to the podcast, he laments their private lives have now become ‘conundrums’ for the benefit of the show’s producers. Which begs the question, do our personal lives even matter? For e.g. do the rights to Dhoni’s life belong to him or to the producers of his biopic? Also, how many middlemen do you need to get anything done? Can Indians ever have an event that doesn’t go into a crisis

Duration:00:24:04

#41: Life’s Most Basic Assumptions – SHATTERED

11/11/2016
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This week there are no conundrums, life itself has become a conundrum. Kunaal and Anuvab contemplate the brave new world where Trump is President and their cash is worth nothing. They are distraught that the basic promise printed on our bank notes has been broken. Anuvab looks for all things he can barter for some tandoori chicken and they talk about how Donald Trump as president will change how we fundamentally look at the western world.

Duration:00:22:32

#37: “We Believe in Following Dreams, They’re Just Not Ours”

9/16/2016
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Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapur return with another set of fresh conundrums. Why we don’t take instructions very well. How we don’t follow our own dreams but follow someone else’s. And why a veteran film star went to an awards show dressed as a tomato. How Kunaal has a very keen sense of fashion, which is to be determinedly unfashionable. And how our self-expression is always about whom we hired to do it for us.

Duration:00:22:07

OLW #29: India — The No-Trust Zone

5/27/2016
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Have you ever counted your clothes before handing it to your dhobi? That’s because everyone in India is a conniving thief! Kunaal explains why he doesn’t take working from home seriously— how can you make a presentation when you’re cooking an omlette? Anuvab gives saintly advice to all lost souls — you can be successful if you do something, even if that something is a corruption scandal or a terrible reality show. They wonder why millenials are like immature 12-year-olds—they don’t want to...

Duration:00:22:14

OLW #25: Why Batman vs. Superman Is Super Unnecessary

4/1/2016
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Casting decisions may or may not always make sense. Ask Anuvab! The duo discusses the way we benignly trust the drivers of kaali-peeli cabs, but always secretly question the new-age cabbies of Uber and Ola, who need GPS to get to the city’s iconic landmarks. Brokers are, apparently, really territorial. Who knew?

Duration:00:19:50

OLW #14: Sorry, Not Sorry

10/30/2015
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It was Kunaal’s birthday, and Anuvab has a conundrum (obviously!)… How can the passage of time be a reason to celebrate a person? But, it’s more about celebrating the fact that you managed to survive another year, says Kunaal. Also on this episode: the duo wonder why Indians are always rushing to places when they are never on time, discuss our tendency for talking during a movie and explain how the years between the ages of 35 and 40 are when you’re supposed to toast your successful...

Duration:00:18:18

OLW #11: Continental in Kolkata

9/18/2015
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Fresh off a trip to Kolkata, Anuvab & Kunaal have a new conundrum to solve – would you actually find Chicken a la Keiv in Keiv? More importantly, is ‘continental cuisine’ really from the continent or is it just an excuse to use a lot of butter and cheese? Also: the duo tells you why their funniest creative moments will go unheard (sure, we believe them!), discuss Europe’s migrant crisis and explain how Donald Trump proves that political ratings are the same as TRPs.

Duration:00:16:09

OLW #10: TV barons make real life soap opera

9/4/2015
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Conundrums turn towards crime as Anuvab & Kunaal turn voyeuristic, watching the media circus around the murder coverage. Also: Does possessing an anglicised accent ensure you’re treated differently by judge and jury? Do political speeches focus only on entertainment? Why Kunaal is on a high-fat diet and how Anuvab is able to understand Mumbai real estate prices.

Duration:00:19:25

OLW #7: Honesty is boring

7/24/2015
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In this episode of Our Last Week: From sports to public behaviour, the duo examines characteristically Indian quirks; Anuvab believes Kabbadi just mirrors the real-life Indian shoving and pushing experience, Kunaal thinks Batman is not a brooding saviour of the world but just a grown man in a black rubber suit and Anuvab explains Kolkata’s competitive fixation with medical conditions.

Duration:00:16:08

OLW #6: What's life without conundrums

7/9/2015
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In this episode of Our Last Week: Anuvab explains why he loves using the word conundrum. Kunaal on why you can’t discover something that already exists (think: gravity). Attending a dinner party when you’re 40-years-old. Coldplay's impromptu gig in Delhi and Russell Brand’s funnily unfunny tour of India.

Duration:00:18:03

Our Last Week #5

6/26/2015
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This episode of Our Last Week features a Zimbabwean woman who is willing to pay for a husband, (the lack of) strong feeling for Maggi noodles, the ridiculousness of building society fights, 'happy birthday' billboards for political leaders and our thirst for knowledge, rubbish knowledge.

Duration:00:23:05

Our Last Week #2

5/15/2015
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In this episode of Our Last Week: Kunaal talks about his trip to Hungary, a day in the life of Salman Khan's fans, how Indian’s love to ‘buy consequences’, Anuvab gets slapped by 7 year old on a plane, getting hugged by your bank manager on your birthday and how nothing is greater than the power of celebrity.

Duration:00:18:28

Our Last Week #1

5/8/2015
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Our last week discusses the significance of recaps in business books, drivers who want your car, service tax rates for spying (is it even a service?), space travel with dry dhoklas, the unfortunate snoring problems of a four year old and the Shakti Kapoor impersonator outside KFC.

Duration:00:22:44