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A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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India

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A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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@newslaundry

Language:

English


Episodes

Awful and Awesome Ep 206: The Big Bull, Joji, Seaspiracy

4/16/2021
Talking about Joji: Abhinandan: Have you seen the second part of Joji? Rajyasree: No, say it...joke bata hi do aap. Abhinandan: The second part of Joji is Ta Vahi Sikandar. Rajyasree: (Gasps) This is the problem...These are all the side effects of taking the shot (Covid vaccine), I realised. Your humour has become even worse. Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing. This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films The...

Duration:01:07:32

Ep 205: The Serpent, Tenet, and Sudani from Nigeria

4/10/2021
Timecodes 00:01 Introduction 03:05 Letters from listeners 07:57 Tenet 18:48 The Great Indian Kitchen 31:44 Letter from listeners 36:43 Sudani from Nigeria 44:21 The Serpent 54:27 Letter from listeners 58:15 & Jara Hatke 1:05:39 Dancing With The Devil 1:11:21 Mrs Sri Lanka pageant 1:14:15 Google ad Talking about The Great Indian Kitchen in light of the “time inversion” concept from Christopher Nolan’s Tenet: Rajyasree: I did not see why it was so great because... Abhinandan:...

Duration:01:18:23

Ep 204: Pagglait, Operation Varsity Blues, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

4/2/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 01:08 - Kanika Kapoor - 2 Seater Car 05:33 - Pagglait 20:12 - Subscriber mails 23:29 - Operation Varsity Blues 32:55 - Subscriber mails 36:13 - Zack Snyder’s Justice League 51:21 - Subscriber mails 53:20 - Disney+ Hotstar VIP ads 55:12 - Filmfare Awards While talking about the film Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Abhinandan: Zack Snyder came back, re-shot a lot of it as it’s clear from this film and much of it is CGI, which is computer...

Duration:01:08:12

Ep 203: Madam Chief Minister, The Illegal, Red Nose Day telethon

3/26/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 02:08 - Letters from listeners 05:45 - Tanishq and Vimal ads 14:22 - Madam Chief Minister 26:33 - Letters from listeners 30:38 - The Illegal 47:09 - Letters from listeners 58:58 - Red Nose Day telethon 1:07:03 - 67th National Film Awards While talking about the film The Illegal: Abhinandan: The one thing I liked about this film is that it made me think of... Rajyasree: (laughs) That in itself is a miracle. Abhinandan: Why are you...

Duration:01:09:06

Ep 202: Drishyam 2, The Married Woman, My Octopus Teacher

3/19/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 03:43 - Nike ad 09:39 - The Married Woman 22:13 - Subscriber letters 23:01 - Drishyam 1 & 2 30:57 - Subscriber letters 33:36 - My Octopus Teacher 47:58 - Subscriber letters 59:41 - NCPCR on Bombay Begums While talking about the web series The Married Woman: Rajyasree: But it’s quite progressive. There’s a lot of... Abhinandan: Progressive?! (laughs) Rajyasree: Bahaut hi progressive hai lesbian relationship, then they are kissing and all. I was like...

Duration:01:04:24

Ep 201: Bombay Begums, Normal People, Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan

3/12/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 08:03 - Faber ad 11:04 - Normal People 24:57 - Subscriber letters 27:13 - Bombay Begums 42:54 - Subscriber letters 49:44 - Honest Government ad 51:34 - PayTM ad 53:43 - Levis ads 56:54 - MTV ad 58:41 - Subscriber letters 1:02:35 - Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle While talking about the Faber dishwasher ad: Rajyasree: Next time, when you’re having those interviews you have every Sunday, where you interview girls [to]...

Duration:01:16:00

Ep 200: Kappela, Allen v Farrow, Call My Agent

3/5/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 02:12 - Subscriber mails 07:11 - Kappela 16:56 - Allen v Farrow 24:55 - Subscriber letters 27:42 - Call My Agent 32:41 - Subscriber letters 39:19 - Prince Harry’s appearance with James Corden 43:25 - Dove ad 49:55 - Redbull ad 53:41 - Subscriber letters While reading a letter from a subscriber about the song Ei Raat Tomar Amar: Abhinandan: You know, Rajyasree often does this. If I say something about anything like, you know, “This is a dhol". "It...

Duration:01:01:35

Ep 199: I Care a Lot, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, and The Girlfriend Experience

2/26/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 02:23 - Subscriber mails 03:37 - Yeh Nayan Dare Dare by Amruta Fadnavis 07:15 - Hustlers 13:49 - I Care a Lot 21:50 - Subscriber letters 30:24 - Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel 40:01 - Subscriber letters 43:10 - The Girlfriend Experience 47:06 - NHS vaccine ad 51:38 - Subscriber letters While talking about the docuseries Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel: Rajyasree: All that this documentary showed me was that people on...

Duration:01:02:05

Ep 198: Framing Britney Spears, Soulmates, Rajiv Kapoor and Christopher Plummer

2/12/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 03:38 - Framing Britney Spears 21;05 - Subscriber letters 30:04 - Soulmates 41:21 - Super Bowl 46:00 - Subscriber letters 53:29 - Mia Khalifa 1:02:02 - Christopher Plummer and Rajiv Kapoor While talking about Super Bowl commercials: Abhinandan: When the public pays, the public is served, so we don’t want anyone else to bankroll Newslaundry. Rajyasree: But they can at least outfit all of you. Abhinandan: Why, what’s wrong with my outfit? Rajyasree:...

Duration:01:06:08

Ep 197: The Dig, Losing Alice, Snowpiercer Season 2, and Servant Season 2

2/6/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 01:45 - Letters from listeners 03:44 - The Dig 10:33 - Letters from listeners 14:12 - Snowpiercer Season 2 21:09 - Letters from listeners 25:12 - Servant Season 2 33:21 - Letters from listeners 35:13 - Losing Alice 43:27 - Letters from listeners 48:18 - The Wonder Years 52:08 - Rihanna’s tweet on farmer protests While talking about the movie The Dig: Rajyasree: It’s about hope, understanding, accepting death because she has an 11-year-old...

Duration:01:02:20

Ep 196: The White Tiger, One Night in Miami, and Godzilla vs Kong trailer

1/29/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 03:11 - The White Tiger 18:02 - Subscriber mails 24:06 - One Night in Miami 37:26 - Subscriber mails 40:58 - Apollo Tyres ad 47:08 - Godzilla vs Kong trailer 50:22 - Subscriber mails 51:26 - If the World Was Ending by JP Saxe ft. Julia Michaels While talking about the song If The World Was Ending by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels: Abhinandan: Have you checked what this generation is called? It is called Gen Z, I was right. Rajyasree: No no, it’s...

Duration:01:03:39

Ep 195: Tandav, Tribhanga, and Tiger

1/22/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 03:12 - Tribhanga 15:16 - Tandav 26:14 - Letters from listeners 30:50 - Tiger 51:43 - Letters from listeners 54:27 - Tandav and Mirzapur controversy While talking about the Tiger Woods documentary: Rajyasree: It’s a two-part documentary so it’s not that long. I think each part is one and a half hours or so. And... Abhinandan: It’s not about the Panthera tigris? Rajyasree: Why? You did Google just now and found Panthera tigris? Abhinandan: No. I know...

Duration:01:03:24

Ep 194: Nail Polish, Is Love Enough? Sir, and Tour de Pharmacy

1/15/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 03:58 - Tour de Pharmacy 13:24 - Nail Polish 23:49 - Is Love Enough? Sir 42:24 - Amul ad 47:14 - Freakonomics 51:21 - Letter from a listener 53:44 - Arnold Schwarzenegger’s message While talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video message: Abhinandan: When I was a child, inside a cupboard I had a full collage of Arnie...which explains my body also. Rajyasree: That’s why you look like Arnie! Abhinandan: My body is, yeah. Rajyasree: You know, when I...

Duration:01:02:38

Ep 193: Death to 2020, AK vs AK, and The Midnight Sky

1/8/2021
Timecodes 00:01 - Introduction 01:29 - AK vs AK 12:36 - The Midnight Sky 24:31 - Subscriber letters 34:14 - Criminal Justice 40:27 - CRED ad 43:33 - Subscriber letters 48:36 - Trailer of Madam Chief Minister 54:05 - Death to 2020 1:06:27 - Subscriber letters While talking about The Midnight Sky: Rajyasree: George Clooney has...I was going to say directorial debut, but it’s not. He’s directed Midnight Sky which is... Abhinandan: But you can say it’s a debut. How does it matter? I...

Duration:01:11:13

Ep 192: Mank, The Wilds, and A Call to Spy

12/18/2020
Timestamps 00:01 - Introduction 01:29 - A Call to Spy 12:10 - Mank 28:50 - Letters from listeners 37:28 - The Wilds 47:46 - Letters from listeners 51:09 - Swipe 56:25 - Letters from listeners 1:01:27 - Smiths City ad Talking about Noor Inayat Khan, played by Radhika Apte in A Call to Spy: Rajyasree: One of her parents was Indian and she was a pacifist. So all those things... Abhinandan: She was a what? Rajyasree: A pacifist. She doesn’t believe in… a, like a baby pacifier, but a...

Duration:01:14:14

Ep 191: Jallikattu, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, and Quiz

12/11/2020
Timestamps 00:01 - Introduction 06:13 - Jallikattu 25:08 - Quiz 34:13 - Letters from listeners 39:39 - Bhaag Beanie Bhaag 50:44 - Letters from listeners 57:10 - Girl like me by BEP ft. Shakira 1:00:18 - Bob Dylan sells his entire songwriting catalog 1:03:00 - Letters from listeners 1:05:18 - Doc Morris ad 1:07:30 - Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut's twitter clash Talking about the Netflix series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag: Abhinandan: Rajyasree, what was your calling in life? I mean...

Duration:01:15:26

Ep 190: Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Hillbilly Elegy and more

12/4/2020
Timestamps 00:01 - Introduction 05:02 - Hillbilly Elegy 16:47 - Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives 30:18 - Subscriber letters 34:31 - Tinder ad 38:17 - RC Cola ad 40:16 - Coolie No. 1 trailer Talking about Tinder’s new ad campaign: Rajyasree: So by midnight tonight, guys, y’all can search for Abhinandan on Tinder, and please reach out to him. He will be in the pre-section because he’s too cheap to pay for Tinder Gold. Abhinandan: I’m not going to pay for a date, ya. That’s not good...

Duration:00:51:18

Ep 189: Emmy Awards, Boy Erased, Life Ahead, and If Anything Happens I Love You

11/27/2020
Timestamps 00:01 - Introduction 01:16 - Subscriber letters 07:35 - Boy Erased 18:04 - Subscriber letters 21:34 - Bichhoo Ka Khel 28:48 - Subscriber letters 33:25 - The Life Ahead 43:25 - Subscriber letters 50:13 - Bingo ad controversy 54:36 - Dollar Ultra ad 1:00:55 - If Anything Happens I Love You Talking about the children Madame Rosa, a holocaust survivor, takes care of while discussing The Life Ahead: Rajyasree: Tell me, a one-and-a-half-year-old will walk around without any...

Duration:01:08:45

Ep 188: Ludo, Soorarai Pottru, and The Crown Season 4

11/20/2020
Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 03:38 - Subscriber letters 07:15 - Ludo 26:41 - HP ad 31:59 - LG ad 34:38 - The Crown Season 4 45:50 - Subscriber letters 47:57 - Soumitra Chatterjee 58:06 - Facebook ad 1:02:35 - Subscriber letters 1:04:20 - Soorarai Pottru While discussing a scene from Ludo, where six-year-old Mini's parents must choose between retaining their house help or keeping their pet dog: Abhinandan: The moral of the story is you must know how to cook. Rajyasree:...

Duration:01:20:05

Ep 187: Laxmii, First Man, and Lucy in the Sky

11/13/2020
Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 03:50 - Laxmii 16:18 - Subscriber letters 18:29 - First Man 25:36 - Tanishq Diwali ad controversy 29:09 - Senco Aham ad featuring Sourav Ganguly 32:04 - Subscriber letters 34:10 - Lucy in the Sky 45:01 - Usha exhaust fan ad 47:41 - Subscriber letters 54:51 - Cadbury ad 57:15 - Zomato ad While talking about Lucy in the Sky: Abhinandan: Other than technology, it’s all become easier to go on the moon, Rajyasree Sen, because the moon now is closer...

Duration:01:04:43