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A  fortnightly podcast that explains things in the news to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less ;-). Basically, we take topics and attempt to deconstruct them - using generous pilfering from Wikipedia, a bit of humour (that's a flexible usage of the word), Wodehouse quotes and…

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    Web3, NFTs and all that: With Ekalavya

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 57:57

    If you've been paying attention online, you might hear a lot of noise being made about something called web3... And NFTs... Not to mention cryptocurrencies. We tried our level best to make sense of them but decided this was too heavy a topic to leave to the feeble minds hosting the podcast, so we decided to bring on an expert - Ekalavya Bhattacharya. Eka is an entrepreneur in the web3 space, and also runs a fashion tech company. In the past, he's been heavily involved with various web ventures - from making money off squatted email IDs in school (!) to being a part of high-growth early internet companies like Contests2Win, Zapak, and heading the digital wing of MTV India. Chuck calls him one of the smartest people he knows. Recently, he's forayed into the web3 space, and he's got a lot to talk about it.Join us for this 2-part episode where we speak with Eka about the changing landscape of the internet, how it's evolved, what NFTs / web3 really means, and what the future holds. It gets geeky, so strap in!Find Eka at:https://www.instagram.com/ekalavya/https://twitter.com/ekalavyabhttps://www.instagram.com/FusedBulbMedia/Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit, and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humor (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humor", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    A Look back At Our 2021s

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 56:22

    Well, it's the end of another year (wait, what, already?). The Simblified gang looks back at how the last 12 months have been for them, personally. That's right - no Simblification, no news, no breaking down tech jargon, none of that. It's just an unscripted, personal conversation between the 4 hosts, with some help from audience questions.The four of us and everyone at IVM podcasts wish you a happy 2022 - may it be less 2021 than 2021.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit, and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humor (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humor", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Creating something around the creator economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 52:08

    So what is the creator economy, exactly? Is it just some fancy new term applied to something that always existed, or is it actually a new paradigm, as some VCs might say?Our Simblified quartet gets together to talk about it, their advice for creators, examples of content that they've come across, and some ideas for content you (yes, you dear listeners!) can explore. You can thank us later.Also, we've been told we have "new" listeners by our producer so we try very hard to get a proper intro going. Regular listeners, please forgive.Referenced in this article :Li Jin's excellent article on why the creator economy needs a middle class and how platforms can help: https://hbr.org/2020/12/the-creator-economy-needs-a-middle-classAdd one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit, and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humor (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humor", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Nudge Theory And Social Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 53:41

    When Social Purpose Organizations get down to do their work, they sometimes find themselves having to beg people to change. Suman Srivastava, author of 'Don't Beg. Inspire.' begs to differ! Join your Simblified hosts in their conversation with Suman about the book, the principles of nudge theory, and lots of fun and wisdom. Links: Dan Pallota's Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong?language=en "Don't Beg. Inspire." - The book https://linktr.ee/DB.Inspire Follow Suman Srivastava on Twitter & Instagram: https://twitter.com/suman7 https://www.instagram.com/suman_srivastava Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified. A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified! You can contact the hosts on: Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Naren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynv Tony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytony Srikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Elon Musk And The Billionaire Tax

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 52:22

    Elon Musk decided to ask his Twitter followers if he should sell his shares to pay the tax due on the vesting of his stock options. And it looked as if this was prompted by the Biden Administration's proposed 'Billionaire Tax' Join your Simblified hosts as they try to find out how distressing it is for billionaires to contemplate losing some of it to taxes and what could happen if they really do. Add one part news, one-part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified. A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified! You can contact the hosts on: Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Naren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynv Tony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytony Srikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Delhi Pollution - Simblified

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 51:06

    Simblified correspondent Srikeit is on ground in our nation's capital to give a first-hand account of Delhi NCR's politics news-channels patriarchy intense air-pollution. Join the Simblified trio (Chuck got lost in the smog) as we break down the complex causes, effects, politics and cricketing mishaps caused by the haze in Delhi. Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified. A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified! You can contact the hosts on: Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Naren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynv Tony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytony Srikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Google & Real - Time bullying

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 63:46

    What goes on behind the scenes to bring you an ad when you visit a website? And how does Google control every touch point? Some litigators in the US got together to file an antitrust motion against Google, and in the process simplified all of real time buying for ads. Chuck, Naren, and Tony got together to marvel at this well-oiled machine. References: Antitrust filing against Google: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.564903/gov.uscourts.nysd.564903.152.0.pdf Simblified Ep 207: Who took a cookie from the cookie jar https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/show/simblified-RkZ1HPJY375OLhFt/episode/simblified-ep-207-who-took-a-cookie-from-the-cookie-jar-gw8d-I3eLYdNNfK75WKYo?startTime=0 Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified. A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified! You can contact the hosts on: Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Naren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynv Tony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytony Srikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Simblified Gets Meta, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 38:11

    On Oct 28, Facebook announced a rebranding and spoke about its ambitions for becoming a Metaverse company. We did an episode on this last week, and this week, we're going to look at a few possible implications. Will our houses get smaller? WTF is a virtual world builder? Will NFTs finally make sense? All this and more and Chuck and Tony put on their speculative hats... Or should we say headsets. Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified. A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified! You can contact the hosts on: Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltrades Naren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynv Tony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytony Srikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Simblified Gets Meta, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 49:38

    On Oct 28, Facebook announced a rebranding and spoke about its ambitions for becoming a Metaverse company. What does it mean? What do they want to do? Do we all need to buy Oculus devices now? Tony and Chuck explore this topic and take a look at what the company is already doing. The first of a 2-part look at the Metaverse.References during the show:Shaan VP's tweet thread: https://twitter.com/ShaanVP/status/1454151237650112512?t=xJ6euf1hSkceZM7DsCY6OQ&s=08Ben Thompson's interview with Zuck: https://stratechery.com/2021/an-interview-with-mark-zuckerberg-about-the-metaverse/Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Sportswashing Simblified

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 53:14

    The Simblified quartet get together to discuss the phenomenon of Sportswashing illustrated by the recent Saudi takeover of Newcastle United Football Club. We highlight how political soft power is gained and human rights violations are masked by simply owning a team of a few men running after a ball. Join us for an episode on a complex and controversial topic that even triggered an outburst from the typically serene Naren.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Jabs 'n' Punches: Simblifying MMA with Siddharth Rao

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:39

    Mixed martial arts, that elegant sport on which contestants try their hardest to maim each other with their bare hands and legs, has gained immensely in popularity over the last decade or so. But what is it, really? How did it start? Why is it so popular? Is it even safe?Join your Simblified hosts as they ask these questions and more to Sidd Rao, a national level Kickboxer and one of the coolest guys we've interviewed, and find out.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    An Expat's Perspective: Malaysia & India

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 39:17

    One of our own, Srikeit, is coming back to India after spending 2 years revolutionising the advertising landscape in Kuala Lumpur. The Simblified folks ask him about the differences between the two countries - workwise, cultural, infrastructure, and all that. The actual title of this episode is "Cultural differences between Malaysia and India for make benefit glorious audio show of Simblified" but our producer told us that won't fit in the podcast title length and to be practical. So there you have it.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Simblifying the Great Resignation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 52:08

    If you're seriously toying with the idea of quitting your job, you're not alone. The Great Resignation is a global phenomenon causing a major spike in employees across industries quitting en-masse. The Simblified gang gets together to discuss the key reasons for these mass resignations, the irreversible changes that the job market is encountering and how employers are bending over backwards to retain their talent. Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Unraveling Vinyl Records | Ft Berty Ashley

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 56:03

    Good ol' pal Berty joins us for the second successive episode on Simblified! This time, we speak about another of his passions - vinyl records! In a day and age was streaming is the de facto mode of consuming music, it might seem strange that vinyl sales are increasing 100% year on year! Berty tells us why he loves vinyl and supplements his Spotify listening with it. The physical feel, the additional info, the pictures, the distraction-free listening and so much more. He also gives a few tips to those who might want to get started! He's convinced at least one Simblified host to think about getting into vinyl!You can say hello to Berty at

    Solving Genetic Diseases Ft. Berty Ashley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 74:18

    One of the smartest people we know joins us on the show! Berty Ashley is a good friend and a quizzer, music nerd and... Molecular biologist who by day works with a private organization called DART, helping to solve rare diseases, putting all us PPT-makers in our place! Jokes apart, the work Berty and his team does is fascinating and this is a conversation we've been thinking of having for months now. He is also inspirational and hilarious, leading to a fun conversation. Also touching upon the meaningfulness of the work that he does and lots more.You can say hello to Berty at

    Why are all Big Tech platforms trying to be like each other?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 50:49

    Amazon launches gaming. Facebook launches hardware. Everyone launches a Clubhouse clone. So all platforms are trying to be like each other. Join the Simblified gang as they get into the why. This is a freewheeling discussion that goes off in a bunch of different directions and we had a blast recording it!Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    This One's For All The Engineers In Da House!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 55:10

    Sep 15 is Engineer's Day here in India! So the three engineers of the show (Chuck, Naren, Tony) get together (Srikeit was barred from participating as he doesn't have relevant qualification) to talk engineering! With a focus towards manufacturing and what Naren does (he confirms he is not indeed that Hindustani singer from Indian Ocean though the rest of us still have our doubts). We talk about future fields of engineering as well, lament about the state of engineering education and as is standard, trash-talk MBA. Lots of college anecdotes in there as well. A fun impromptu discussion.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    To eRUPI or not to eRUPI

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 52:55

    The government of India recently announced a direct cash transfer program called the eRUPI (or e₹UPI), if you want to be pedantic). So, what's this all about and how is it different from all the other cash transfer benefits in the past? As with many such ideas, it sounds great on paper but it all depends on implementation. Naren leads the way as he's the only one among us who read up on this, and we talk about its potential. As a bonus we also have a little discussion about the evolution of currency itself. And we discuss ideas to release a Simblified Coin. Maybe.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Simblifying Birthdays

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 49:30

    Globally, most people are born in August - including two of Simblified's hosts. So on the august (hehe) occasion of Chuck's birthday, the Simblified gang gets together to delve into this inexplicable yet universal commemoration of human ageing. Join us for a very fun episode where we deconstruct birthday rituals, cake, party hats and share the incredible story of how just singing the birthday song to someone could (until recently) cost you millions!Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    For Meta or Verse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 45:53

    The Metaverse has existed as a concept and in parts for years together. But we took notice when Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that he wants Facebook to be known as the Metaverse company. The gang got together to Simblify what the metaverse is, what the future of work, life, and the internet might be, and also to pretend they understand words like interoperability and portability.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Why's the Chinese government killing its tech sector?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 46:50

    Over the last few weeks, the ruling party over at China has cracked down on its biggest internet sectors - EdTech, ecommerce, gaming and more. This has predictably sent stocks tumbling and spooked investors, but the supporters of this decision claim the party is right in doing so. So the Simblified gang get together for an (actual serious!) discussion about this. The good and the bad, the ramifications in and out of China and more. And yes, there are some bad jokes as well.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 107: Is China taking over the world? (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 46:07

    The Simblified boys are off this weekend (hard at work researching the next episode, promise!) so here's a nice dig into the archives.While Trump is being a bit of an arse trying to alienate everyone, China is busy making friends. Specifically, it's going out and building ports and roads and stuff everywhere. How nice of them! Or... Is it? China's 'infrastructure diplomacy' comes with a huge terms-and-conditions-apply. The Simblified trio unravel all this on the latest episode, while making several bad jokes along the way.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 220: Getting Meta with Getting Meta

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 54:23

    Chuck has gone and started another podcast. This one is called Getting Meta. It's a show on productivity, mental models, habits and how to live better. So in this episode, Chuck becomes a guest on his own show as the rest of the Simblified panel, Tony, Naren and Srikeit, ask him about Getting Meta, the guests, the learnings and stuff. It's a strangely personal episode and while there's the usual amount of banter and puns, it might leave you slightly warmer than the average Simblified episode. Or so we hope, because that's how it left us hosts after the recording was done!You can check out Getting Meta on any podcasting app (come on, you know how this works by now).Spotify: https://bit.ly/GettingMeta_SpotifyApple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/GettingMeta_AppleGoogle Podcasts: https://bit.ly/GettingMeta_GoogleIVM website: https://bit.ly/GettingMeta_IVMYou can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 219: The two companies at the heart of the semiconductor industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 52:17

    The world as we know it today runs on silicon-based chips. Your phone, computer, amplifier for planar magnetic headphones, Xbox... Even cars, machines that control other complicated machines in factories, planes and more. All run on chips.But who makes these?Yes, you might have heard of names like Intel and Qualcomm who do make chips... Or do they?Join the Simblified gang as they talk about semiconductors and the process by which they're made. Importantly, they speak about TSMC and ASML, two companies without whom we'd still probably all be using a landline. Creditably, they make the "conductor collects tickets" joke only once in the show. Also, this show features a unique plug from Chuck's other show, The Origin of Things, as he did an episode on TSMC there.All in all, a fun episode that'll bring back nightmares from some engineering classes, while also teaching you something new about the fun world of semiconductors!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 218: Simblifying Clubhouse (and other audio chat apps) with Meghnad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 63:22

    This week we delve into the world of Clubhouses, Spaces, Greenrooms or whatever Zuckerberg decides to call Facebook's audio chat iteration (our vote is for Zucker Bakar). To make our chat extra special, we also invited Clubhouse-fiend and Newslaundry minion Meghnad - together we discuss why Indians love audio chat, how it works and what this means for the future of podcasts.You can follow Meghnad on Twitter and Clubhouse - @memeghnadAdd one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 217: The New Passport On The (Vax) Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 40:40

    The lads get together to discuss vaccine passports - don't worry, linking to aadhaar isn't mandatory (yet). We simblify what they are, where they're being used and how they've been around for decades. Join Tony, Naren and Srikeit as we delve into all the vaccine passport pros, cons and puns!Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 216: Droning on about Drones for Delivery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 49:06

    Drones have been around for a while now and have found uses from photography to dropping bombs. But a quiet little revolution seems to be happening in the deliveries space. Join your Simblified hosts as they find out what you can dispatch by drone and to whom.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 215: Is That An Electrode In Your Brain Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 52:04

    You might have heard of Neuralink, Elon Musk's company to try and hook up all our brains to the internet. So we can all share thoughts instantly and become super-smart and all that. Or at least that's the utopian vision!In this episode, your hosts discuss the brain, Brain-Computer Interfaces and what the ramifications of such tech could be. We heavily reference this excellent explainer by Tim Urban (of Wait But Why fame): https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.htmlThought-provoking, eh? In the future maybe we'll beam Simblified episodes right to your cortex!Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 214: Intense Chat With An Intensivist - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 43:33

    Boy, is this a special episode. We spoke to Dr. Nitin Arora, a Consultant Intensivist who practices in Birmingham, England. Dr. Nitin, interestingly enough, wrote to us on Twitter feeling that our earlier episode on oxygen was incomplete. So we did what anyone should do to their critics - invited him to a podcast episode recording! And what a time we had - it was insightful, emotional, funny (Chuck tried to make bad jokes on oxygen) and very, very fulfilling.This was such a great chat that we had so many questions, and ended up with a long chat that we're splitting up over two episodes. We hope you enjoy both of them.PS: Yes, Chuck wanted to call the episode "I see you, ICU" but was mercifully vetoed. Many thanks to Dr. Nitin for giving us so much of his time. He's on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aroradrnAnd here's a post he wrote which he references: https://thosewecarry.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/could-i-see-your-soul-by-nitin-arora/Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 213: Intense Chat With An Intensivist - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 53:20

    Boy, is this a special episode. We spoke to Dr. Nitin Arora, a Consultant Intensivist who practices in Birmingham, England. Dr. Nitin, interestingly enough, wrote to us on Twitter feeling that our earlier episode on oxygen was incomplete. So we did what anyone should do to their critics - invited him to a podcast episode recording! And what a time we had - it was insightful, emotional, funny (Chuck tried to make bad jokes on oxygen) and very, very fulfilling.This was such a great chat that we had so many questions, and ended up with a long chat that we're splitting up over two episodes. We hope you enjoy both of them.PS: Yes, Chuck wanted to call the episode "I see you, ICU" but was mercifully vetoed. Many thanks to Dr. Nitin for giving us so much of his time. He's on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aroradrnAnd here's a post he wrote which he references: https://thosewecarry.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/could-i-see-your-soul-by-nitin-arora/Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 212: IT Rule Roulette

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 54:02

    Why have the new IT rules created so much noise? What does it mean for your favourite social media platforms? Will Facebook and Twitter stop working in India? (No). Can the Simblified gang stop making bad jokes? (Also, no). Join your four regular hosts as they try to figure it out along with you.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 211: Of College Life & What Ails Indian Engineering Education

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 49:24

    Chuck saw a documentary recently - Netflix's Alma Matters (which is centered on IIT Kharagpur students) and found it fascinating enough to bring some of the points the show makes to a Simblified recording. In this freewheeling episode, our 3 and a half engineers discuss placements, gender imbalance, "core" subjects suffering at the hands of IT jobs, and of course, why 5 point Someone is actually not a bad book at all. If you studied in an engineering college, this will make you feel nostalgic. (We all also, of course, take a dump on MBA).You can read the review Chuck wrote about this, here: https://www.arre.co.in/pop-culture/alma-matters-review-an-honest-look-at-life-inside-iit/Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 210: State Politics - Beyond the Assembly Line

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 69:11

    Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it looked left, then right, then left again and didn't find any answers. This week, the Simblified gang spoke to special guest Nipun Cherian - founder of the V4 People Party in Kerala and an entrepreneur who runs robotics automation - about the state of politics, how people like us can meaningfully engage in democracy and the ironic story of how he was jailed by a communist government for a people's protest. Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 209: Attendance Time: On Virtual Learning and Teaching

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 55:59

    With schools and universities physically closed during the last year or so, online learning was pretty much the only way to go. But is it the future? What are the pros and cons of the whole thing? The Simblified gang have a freewheeling discussion. Chuck has some experience in this matter, having taught at a university (physically and virtually) and running his own online course now. But don't worry, there are no assignments in this episode - just the usual smattering of bad jokes. Join in as we talk virtual education.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 208 - Oxygen - A User's Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 53:51

    Of all the things we can't live without, Oxygen tops the list, especially in these troubled times. Join your Simblified hosts as they go into the hows of oxygen generation and what's being done to get everyone some.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 207: Who Took a Cookie From the Cookie Jar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 59:58

    Google Chrome is about to block third party cookies and introducing something called FLoC instead. What does this mean? The Simblified gang who experience the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect with tech reporting (so much so that they can't even remember the name during the episode) Simblify everything you need to know about cookies, privacy and Google's gambit. And, it's totally calorie free.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!Simblified Ep. 207: Who Took a Cookie From the Cookie JarYou can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 206: This League Could Have Been an Email

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 60:40

    The lads get together to discuss this ultra-intense and ultra-short civil war that rocked the footballing world. We discuss what this proposed super league was about, why is caused all this outcry and what are all of the poor little rich owners going to do now. Tune in even if you know little or care even less about football - you may feel better when you hear us being worse off.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 205: VR Scared About Microsoft's New Military Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 44:28

    The software giant recently closed a $22b deal with the US Department of Defence for nifty new VR headsets. Should we be scared, or will this lead to VR/AR tech in the future that could benefit humanity? After all, a previous US Dept of Defence-funded project led to the internet which led to glorious global cooperation, civil discourse and this podcast itself. The Simblified gang discuss. Also, we debut a new segment where we ask Naren life advice. If you'd like to submit a question, then get in touch!Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go". Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 204: The Suez Saga

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 51:15

    The lads explore the What , Why and How of the recent Suez canal blockage. Join Chuck, Naren, Tony and Srikeit as they discuss everything Suez with a little science and a smidge of research. And a lot of nonsense banter and puns. That's an Ever Given.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 203: Cold-Packing the Kolpak Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 28:12

    Among the many things Brexit put into cold storage is the Kolpak deal which allowed foreign cricketers to play in England easily. Who is Kolpak, what's his deal, and what does it all have to do with Steve Waugh in Chennai? Join the Simblified gang as Chuck, Naren, Srikeit, and Tony explain what it's all about.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 202: We Put the Fun in Non-Fungible Tokens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 51:44

    So just what on earth are NFTs? The reunited Simblified four break it all down, and speculate about what the future of art and merch could be. But first, of course, we have a lovely profundity to kick things off.And hey, if anyone is interested in buying the first episode of Simblified as an NFT, let us know.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeit

    Ep. 201: Guess Who's Back? (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 56:19

    The gang is back for one last time for the second and final 200th episode of Simblified. Chuck, Naren, Srikeit, and Tony pick up from where they left off in the previous episode and try to Simblify sophisticated things like BigTech and Man's search for meaning. Meanwhile, the banter continues to be unsophisticated. Oh! And there's a surprise at the end of the episode.Add one part news, one part bad jokes, one part Wikipedia research, one part cult references from spending too much time on the internet, one part Wodehouse quotes, and one part quality puns, and you get Simblified.A weekly podcast to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less! Your four hosts - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit and Tony attempt to deconstruct topics with humour (conditions apply). Fans of the show have described it as "fun conversations with relatable folks", "irreverent humour", "the funniest thing to come out of Malad West" and "if I give you a good review will you please let me go".Started in 2016 as a creative outlet, Simblified now has over 200 episodes, including some live ones, and some with guests who are much smarter than the hosts. Welcome to the world of Simblified!You can contact the hosts on:Chuck: twitter.com/chuck_gopal / instagram.com/chuckofalltradesNaren: twitter.com/shenoyn / instagram.com/shenoynvTony: twitter.com/notytony / instagram.com/notytonySrikeit: twitter.com/srikeit / instagram.com/srikeitFor more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 200: Guess Who's Back? (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 52:36

    It's episode 200 for your friendly neighbourhood podcast. And we've reuinited the OG quartet of hosts : Chuck, Naren, Tony and Srikeit for double the dose of banter and nonsense.As for the main business of Simblification, we talk about SPACs - Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, what they are, what they do and why they are diabolical. We also touch upon the madness that was the Gamestop phenomenon and why it has Trump-ified the stock market.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytonySimblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Chuck, Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 199: Pulp Friction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 44:30

    You know what they say about Australia - everything is upside down. Facebook and Google found out the hard way recently as the land down under pushed a bizarre funda called the media bargaining code asking them to pay news sites for sending traffic their way. To help explain what this is all about, Naren and Tony roped in the new COO of The Ken and always cool guy - Praveen Gopal Krishnan.Also feat: Is Facebook listening to your phone mic?Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 198: When the Sun Flares Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 26:06

    Of the many ways the world can end, one is a gigantic solar flare with a coronal mass ejection. It's highly unlikely, but that doesn't stop your hosts Tony and Naren from Simblifying it.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 197: Greenwashing? Meh!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 27:55

    Greenwashing is what marketers do to sort of make claims about the environment and take advantage of that kind of marketing and look more ecologically responsible. This is because, according to research, 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products. So, what exactly is 'greenwashing'? Tune in to Tony and Narain as they simplify some broad and non-specific claims.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 196: The Clubhouse App and its Hotness

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 26:02

    It's an exclusive invitation only app, it's already valued at a billion dollars, and no one seems to know what it even is. Just the thing for your intrepid Simblified hosts Tony and Naren to dive deeply into.Join them as they find out what it is and whether it lives up to its hype.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 195: Vaccinating a Billion People

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 29:29

    we've got a billion people on one hand and a billion doses of vaccine on the other. What do we have? Apart from very large hands, that is? We have an enormous administrative and logistic task. Join your hosts Tony and Naren as they take a jab at answering this fascinating question.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 194: Here Comes The Sun!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 26:11

    Last month, scientists created a little sun here on Earth that was way hotter than the big guy in the sky, by nuclear fusion. Join your Simblified hosts Tony and Naren as they find out how it works, what it means for humankind and if it will be the eternal free power technology of science fictionMeet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 193: Stagnation v/s FASTag-nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 30:07

    One for the road. How does electronic tolling work? What is unique about the Nobel prize-winning economist who first proposed the concept? Can our hosts stop making bad puns?Hop on and join Tony and Naren for a short ride as they attempt the toll task of Simblifying these questions. We promise it won't take a toll on you.Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

    Ep. 192: The Future of Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 34:37

    What will happen to the world? How will it end? With a bang or with a whimper? Will the Metro construction be completed before it ends? Join your hosts Naren and Tony as they dive into these deep questions and Simblify them!Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @notytonySay hello and tell us what you think! We love your feedback.We'd love it if you could leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it really helps boost visibility and our egos.Simblified is:An Indian podcast that takes things that happen around us and deconstructs them in a manner you can understand and impress your colleagues, next interviewer, date or cat. Run by four folks seeking a return to the "good ol' days of Twitter" - Naren, Srikeit & Tony, Simblified has the guarantee of "if we can understand it, you can!" and proceeds to look at everything from technology to politics to weird phenomena to questions you never knew you wanted to be answered. Along the way, you'll hear lots of bad jokes, facts, PG Wodehouse references, and more bad jokes. Hopefully, you'll have a laugh.For more awesome IVM podcasts, find us at:Website: https://ivmpodcasts.com/Facebook: https://facebook.com/ivmpodcastsTwitter: https://twitter.com/ivmpodcastsInstagram: https://instagram.com/ivmpodcasts

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