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Overrated Ep. 10: Brown Republicans, Indian Political Culture, Kelly Marie Tran, & Toxic Fandoms

6/11/2018
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Sagar 'J' Kamnani and Uday Mehta discuss Uday's latest piece on Dinesh D'Souza and why people like him are particularly concerning, tour through other prominent Indian-American politicians like Nikki Haley and Raj Shah, break down why there is a disparity between voting patterns and political involvement among brown-folk, and delve into the toxicity of fandoms like Star Wars in light of the bullying against actress Kelly Marie Tran.

Duration:00:53:42

Overrated Ep. 9: Avengers Infinity War Questions & NFL National Anthem Policy

5/26/2018
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Uday (in the absence of Sagar J. Kamnani) goes through all of his problems with Avengers: Infinity War (1:00) and breaks down the new NFL rule regarding standing during the national anthem (34:00).

Duration:00:50:45

Ep. 29: CERN's Antimatter, Health Worker Shortage, ICE vs. Citizens, & Facebook Downvote Button

5/7/2018
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Uday explains what antimatter is and why it's one of the great unsolved physics problems of today (3:09), outlines the impending shortage of healthcare workers to care for an aging American population (15:58), shines light on the frightening ICE practice of detaining U.S. Citizens (18:30), delves into the significance of Facebook's introduction of the downvote button (26:21). Plus, a diatribe on the value of government bureaucrats (39:06).

Duration:00:41:53

Overrated Ep. 8: Cons of Coachella, 4/20, and the Productivity of Weed

4/27/2018
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Sagar 'J' Kamnani and Uday Mehta dive into the cons of Coachella's festival setup and the role of social media, discuss 'National Weed Day' April 20, and debate the social good of marijuana in terms of individual productivity. Plus, an Avengers-themed Would You Do It.

Duration:00:39:46

Ep. 28: Zuck's Testimony, Shinzo Abe's Scandals, Wells Fargo Fraud, Scooter Libby Pardon, & Hannity

4/23/2018
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Uday points out some inaccuracies in Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony, provides background on the Japanese system of Government and how it affects Shinzo Abe amid scandal, details the context around Wells Fargo's latest penalties, explains the Scooter Libby pardon by president Donald Trump, and laughs at Sean Hannity while wondering whether he's simply an entertainer.

Duration:00:38:10

Overrated Ep. 7: The Impact of 'Blockers', Paul Ryan's resignation, and 'The Problem With Apu'

4/12/2018
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Sagar 'J' Kamnani and Uday Mehta talk about the place of the movie 'Blockers' in the genre of R-rated comedies and the significance of having a female director, rejoice over Paul Ryan's resignation and speculate as to its cause and impact, and dive deep into 'The Problem with Apu' and the Simpsons' response to the controversy.

Duration:00:41:30

Ep. 27: Syria, SpaceX, Laura Ingraham, Lockheed Martin, & Shohei Ohtani

4/10/2018
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Uday dives deep into why Syria and its chemical weapons matter (00:50), explains the tech behind SpaceX's Starlink plan for Wi-Fi (11:50), counters Laura Ingraham's misunderstanding of free speech and boycotts (15:37), details the importance of Lockheed Martin's patent approval for a nuclear fusion reactor (23:24), and gives background on baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani (31:47). Plus, diatribes(39:50) on interchangeable employees, the importance of advisers, the technical ignorance of...

Duration:00:42:21

Ep. 26: Steel Tariffs, Iran Nuclear Deal, Cambridge Analytica, Dodd-Frank, & Stephen Hawking

4/2/2018
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Uday breaks down every aspect of the recent tariffs in context (03:53), revisits the Iran Nuclear Deal with the appointment of John Bolton (15:30), hashes out consumer responsibility in the Cambridge Analytica breach (26:45), discusses the importance of the legislation to roll back Dodd-Frank (35:00), and gives an homage to Stephen Hawking (37:36). Plus, a recap of previously covered stories (02:04) and a rapid-fire rant segment called 'The Diatribe' (49:00).

Duration:00:52:13

Overrated Ep. 6: Religious Holidays, FX's Deadpool, and NBA Injury Impact

3/30/2018
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Sagar "J" Kamnani and Uday Mehta sort through the predominantly Christian holidays that populate the American working calendar (2:10), discuss the circumstances surrounding the premature cancellation of Donald Glover's deadpool (17:30), assess how they would handle the injury landscape in the NBA (30:00), and play their grossest round of 'Would You Do It' (38:10).

Duration:00:42:56

Overrated Ep. 5: Streaming Wars, Betsy Devos, Student Loans, and Time Travel

3/17/2018
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Sagar "J" Kamnani and Uday Mehta hash out the latest updates in the streaming wars for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, including marketing in India, and draw the parallel to music and Spotify. They then explore the incompetence of Education Secretary Betsy Devos, the system of choosing the cabinet, and potential improvements in student loan reform.

Duration:00:47:00

Overrated Ep. 4: DACA, Russia on Reddit, Hope Hicks, & Donald Glover

3/4/2018
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Sagar "J" Kamnani and Uday Mehta discuss the developments in DACA and the extents of immigration policy, the extent of Russian influence on Reddit and how it compares to Facebook, the gendered treatment of Hope Hicks, and the 'tortured genius' archetype as it applies to Donald Glover.

Duration:00:46:57

Ep. 25: Emperor Xi Jinping, CPAC, Snapchat, Blue Apron, & Black Panther

2/27/2018
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Uday talks about the potential for political turmoil in China (01:18), takeaways from CPAC with a tangent on the NRA (11:53), Kylie Jenner's effect on Snapchat (25:29), the Blue Apron-style harvest boxes for SNAP recipients (31:49), and flaws in Black Panther (37:26).

Duration:00:42:20

Ep. 25: Emperor Xi Jinping, CPAC, Snapchat, Blue Apron, & Black Panther

2/26/2018
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Uday talks about the potential for political turmoil in China (01:18), the takeaways from CPAC with a tangent from the NRA (11:53), Kylie Jenner's effect on Snapchat (25:29), the Blue Apron-style harvest boxes for SNAP recipients (31:49), and flaws in Black Panther (37:26).

Duration:00:42:33

Ep. 17: Game Of Thrones, Popularity & Television

7/16/2017
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In advance of the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere, Uday talks about why it's a television show and not a movie franchise, discusses the breadth of characters and why it's so important, and what makes the show marketable and popular.

Duration:00:19:57

Ep. 12: Cross - Multiplication And Asking The Question 'Why'

5/29/2017
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Uday talks about how people – especially kids – approach learning, how they should approach learning, the worst habits taught in schools, and deconstruction.

Duration:00:13:09

Ep. 3: Outrage Culture

3/20/2017
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Uday Mehta discusses what the notion of outrage culture, with recent examples from Uber, Emma Watson, TMZ, and Dear White People.

Duration:00:11:23