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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
Daniel Harper is a researcher who goes where few others can bear to go: he listens to what the reactionaries - from the IDW to the modern day Nazis - say to each other in *their* safe spaces! In this timely and shocking - but entertaining - anti-fascist podcast, Daniel tells his friend, online writer Jack Graham, all about it.
 
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BIC TALKS

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BIC TALKS

Bangalore International Centre

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Bangalore International Centre (BIC) is a non profit, public institution which serves as an inclusive platform for informed conversations, arts and culture. BIC TALKS aims to be a regular bi-weekly podcast that will foster discussions, dialogue, ideas, cultural enterprise and more.
 
Hacks & Wonks is a show hosted by political consultant Crystal Fincher, who talks with Policy Wonks and Political Hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work, with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening and what you can about it.
 
With the clowns having taken over the asylum in Washington D.C., it's only right that you get your weekly news analysis from comedians.Risking their own sanity to help make sense of the world around us, Dr. David Robinson and 'The Black Voice of Reason 'Tymon Shipp' are joined by a rotating panel of Cognitive Dissidents including Erika Schickel, Jim Coughlin, Cat Alvarado, Josh Greenberg, Michelle March, Liz Stewart and more! Take all that and add a 'Burst of Durst' from five-time Emmy nomin ...
 
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Not Enough Champagne

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Not Enough Champagne

Cory Hazlehurst and Steve Haynes

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Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
It truly is a honour to have you come join me ..... Well now your here I had better tell you a little about myself and my ever growing podcast chat show. 2013 I started my journey in broadcasting by joining Plymouth Community Radio Station Eatmusic. I was a radio presenter at Eatmusic for just over a year before joining NCB radio and being a presenter there for just over two years. In 2017 I decided to set up my own home studio and start up my very own Podcast . The podcast has evolved loads ...
 
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", "irrevere ...
 
Welcome to the Irrelevant News Podcast! A weekly podcast where we talk about the worst news stories, so you don't have to. Hosted by Joe Parker, Callum Parker, Lo Axenderrie, and Will Strike. Join us on our journey throughout the kingdom of irrelevant journalism, and hopefully, have a few laughs along the way. Catch us late every weekend.
 
Stance is an independent award-winning arts, culture and current affairs podcast run by New York based journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. An episode is released on the 1st of every month. Guests so far include musicians Four Tet, Jamila Woods, Róisín Murphy, Amber Mark, Caribou, Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Tricky and Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata, Elif Shafak & Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, politician Bobi Wine, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kae ...
 
Bloomberg | Quint is a multi-platform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg’s global leadership in business and financial news and data, with Quintillion Media’s deep expertise in the Indian market and digital news delivery, to provide high quality business news, insights and trends for India’s sophisticated audiences.
 
Iconic with Jack Rem is a weekly bite-sized dose of happiness for the girls, gays and theys. Since Jack’s rise on The X Factor in 2017, he has become an internet phenomenon, successful meme creator and positive voice across Twitter and Instagram. Jack’s uplifting podcast will be in your ears every Monday morning for an unadulterated Monday pick-me up. If you thought that wasn’t enough, there is also an Iconic playlist on Spotify to ensure Jack’s positive energy lives on all week long. See ac ...
 
Foreign correspondent and world affairs editor John Simpson has risked life and limb reporting for the BBC for over 52 years. The Tiananmen Square massacre, Iraq, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Bosnia – you name it he was there. He’s been punched by a UK Prime Minister, bombed by US ‘friendly fire’, watched Saddam Hussein’s execution and whilst experimenting with some hallucinogenic offerings in the deepest Amazon was once hugged by a six foot goldfish wearing sunglasses. On season 1 of John Simpson ...
 
In this podcast we will discuss current affairs centered around national security, politics, religion, and social justice issues. Our goal is not to give our listeners the answers but rather to encourage them to discover their own authentic truth. My goal is to encourage people to think beyond their comfort zones. I want to encourage people to recognize their biases and challenge themselves to extend their thinking to consider different points of view. Incidentally, I do not see "bias" autom ...
 
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The Quad grouping has launched several new initiatives over last few months. While this is an encouraging development, there are concerns that the grouping has way too many items on its plate. Which of these areas should the Quad prioritise and why? Listen in to Hayley Channer, Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre in conversation with Pr…
 
This week on Sinica: Did the Trump-era tariffs have their intended effects? In other words, did they prompt companies to pull up stakes in China and re-shore jobs to the United States? Kaiser chats with two political scientists, Samantha Vortherms of UC Irvine and Jack Zhang, director of the University of Kansas’s Trade War Lab, about the paper the…
 
While semiconductor design has always been a strong suit for India, the extremely complicated manufacturing process of semiconductor chips has never taken off in the country. Should India stick to its strengths or go all in to create a state-of-the-art fabrication facility to compete on the global stage? Arjun Gargeyas talks to Pranay Kotasthane on…
 
Sir David Amess was a working class Plaistow boy made a proud Essex man, who sat in Parliament for nearly 40 years. A man who put the people first and who was more at home walking the streets of Southend West than Westminster. While listening to his constituents at his weekly surgery, he was killed. This week, MPs from all sides and from all backgr…
 
‘Gastrodiplomacy' is a tool some states have used to promote themselves, a prominent example being Thailand. How effective have such food campaigns been? Ameera Rao and Priyal D'almeida discuss the effects of promoting gastrodiplomacy and its relevance in bolstering soft power today. Follow Ameera on Twitter @AmeeraRao Follow Priyal on Twitter @Lyn…
 
With income inequality being what it is and the GOP being what *it* is, it’s becoming less surprising that billionaires are going to space than it is that they’re choosing to come back. But, just as surely as Major Tom loves his wife very much, (she knows,) Cognitive Dissidents Katie Massa Kennedy, “The Black Voice of Reason” Tymon Shipp, and Dr. D…
 
Over the past few years, online fantasy sports in India have gone from being a rather shady area of niche interest to becoming ubiquitous, so much so that a fantasy sports platform was the title sponsor of IPL 2020. The industry holds significant economic promises, but its growth has been hindered by arbitrary bans in various Indian states. Karnata…
 
The first ever vaccine for malaria has been approved by the WHO and will now be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions, in a bid to save thousands of children’s lives. A chance to change the course of a disease that in 2019 killed more than 260,000 children in Africa. In today’s podcast, Dr Mary Hamel, who leads the WHO’s malaria…
 
With recent headlines warning of impending hostilities between Serbia and Kosovo, there is greater attention again on the proverbial powder keg of conflict in Eastern Europe. The EU and NATO have expanded their influence in the Balkans in recent decades. Turkey and Russia, the two nations with historically significant influence in the region, conti…
 
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 m…
 
For decades Algeria has been tussling for the leadership position in North Africa with its Western neighbour Morocco, the fighting has stretched from Western Sahara, to the Sahel, and even to competing economies. Now the conflict is beginning to bubble up again, will it mean victory for Algeria, or internal collapse for Africas largest nation. We a…
 
On this week's episode of the Unnatural Selection Podcast we discuss a bunch of stuff: Anthony Albanese refuses to order Anthony Byrne to stand down, after MP admits branch stacking in Victoria Treasury defends $27 billion JobKeeper waste, says it knew some ‘may not need support’ ‘Jokekeeper’ campaign displayed on New York’s Times Square billboards…
 
Year after year, the NHS faces a deluge of “winter pressures”, as seasonal illnesses are passed around and beds fill up. But with the ongoing pandemic and a huge backlog already adding pressure, will the NHS cope this year? And what are the government’s plans to get us through it? Today, our Health and Social Care editor Victoria Macdonald talks us…
 
The countdown to episode 200 has begun !! And what an awesome way to start it off, with an episode talking to a totally inspirational Gent called Tom Shea. Tom has has a very rough past 20 years. It all started off when he was involved in a Road Traffic Accident where he broke his neck, back and many other parts of his body and as a result suffered…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Shelley Rigger, Brown professor of political science at Davidson College and author of the new book The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China’s Economic Rise. Shelley recounts Taiwan’s rise as an export-led powerhouse and one of the Asian Tigers, and explains the wave of Taiwanese SMEs (small an…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly affected our lives in more ways than one. It has impacted our engagement with others and disrupted daily routines. Apart from this, “Fearodemic" or the shadow pandemic has been the biggest trigger for mental health issues during the pandemic. In this episode, Aarthi Ratnam and Apurva Kumar talk about the effects …
 
For decades, there has been a delicate peace off the coast of China. In recent days, that peace has felt at its most fragile, with talk of the worst relations in 40 years and murmurs about a coming invasion, a coming war on the island of Taiwan. And a new pact between the Americans, the British and the Australians has heightened tensions like never…
 
India’s Women Labor Force Participation Rate (WLFPR) rate is at an abysmal 21%. Why does this matter? What are the factors that are driving this trend? And what can be done to course-correct? Priti Kataria, Anupriya Mohta and Aarushi Kataria discuss all this and more. Anurpriya Mohta has an academic background in business and marketing. Seeking to …
 
Become a backer of Daniel or Jack to get exclusive access to a new bonus episode. Becoming a patron also brings access to all other bonus episodes. This time, Daniel and Jack embark on a chat about Christopher Nolan's 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight. You know, it's the one with Heath Ledger as the Joker. In a development that is depressingly less…
 
The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files and subsequent revelations made by the whistle-blower Frances Haugen have documented many online harms present on Facebook's various platforms based on its own internal research. In this episode, Prateek Waghre and Sapni GK join Rohan Seth to unpack the revelations and what a news cycle involving large techn…
 
Just over a year ago, Belarus, known as the last dictatorship in Europe, saw some of the biggest protests in its history. They followed yet another presidential election where Alexander Lukashenko was the apparent victor, his sixth straight win in 26 years. But this time the opposition was led by three, inspiring women, who not just challenged the …
 
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 a…
 
Infrastructure projects and technology investments under BRI have led to a sustained expansion of China’s stake and presence across Africa. What is the aim of this engagement? Is there a larger power struggle between the West and China? Arjun Gargeyas talks to Ameera Rao about the possible implications of Chinese investments and influence in Africa…
 
On this week's episode of the Unnatural Selection Podcast we discuss a bunch of stuff: Tom’s Trigger Phrase is Trillion Dollar Coin Dom Perignon: Champagne comedy as NSW gets taken over by a religious, anti-abortion, Trump supporter. Great. It’s an economic crisis too :/ The Megalodon 2, electric boogaloo. John Barilaro resigns, FriendlyJordies and…
 
As MLB moves into the post-season, I feel comfortable saying the Cubs are gonna go all the way this year! After all, working from what we *want* to believe is true, rather than what actually *is* true, is all the rage in America these days! Speaking of “rage in America these days,” Cognitive Dissidents Josh Greenberg, “The Black Voice of Reason” Ty…
 
It's been nearly two weeks since the results of the German election came in. And still, Angela Merkel remains in post at the Chancellery in Berlin. With no knock-out winner in these elections, what type of government do Germans exactly want and what will they actually get? In today's episode, our Europe editor Matt Frei explains the 2021 election r…
 
The late 11th and early 12th centuries saw the origins of two remarkable religious traditions that have continued to survive to this day: Virashaivism and Srivaishnavism. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to history scholars Revanth Utkalam and Prathik Sudha Murali to understand how they engaged with state and social structures in the medieval period. Follo…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Michael Davidson, a leading scholar on China’s environmental policy, who holds joint appointments at UC San Diego as an assistant professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Jacobs School of Engineering. Michael unpacks recent announcements out of Beijing, including Xí Jìnpíng’s 习近平 decisi…
 
Become a backer of Daniel or Jack to get exclusive access to a new bonus episode in which we chat about 2008's Iron Man, foundation of the biggest media franchise in history and politically dense text in its own right. Becoming a patron also brings access to all other bonus episodes. Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper/posts Jack…
 
September 2021 has been an important month for the future of the internet, in Russia and around the world. The Play Store and the App Store have bowed to pressure and removed a ‘smart voting’ app from Alexei Navalny's team just before the Russian elections. Rohan Seth talks to Prateek Waghre and Sapni GK about implications for global cyberspace goi…
 
Federal, State and local agencies regularly use exercises to prepare for natural disasters including pandemics. In 2019, many of these entities and private sector partners participated in the scenario Crimson Contagion, which was meant to test how the U.S. government would respond to a novel influenza pandemic spreading through the U.S. Sound famil…
 
What does £20 mean to you? For some families, it’s the difference between the cupboards being full or empty. At the start of the pandemic, the government introduced the Universal Credit uplift, an extra £20 a week for the people who needed it most. From today, that benefit ends. In today’s episode, our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long explains why…
 
After 50 days of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the situation remains tense. The ISI-imposed interim government is struggling to provide political stability even as the humanitarian crisis worsens. As the interests of regional powers come into conflict in Afghanistan, what is likely to happen next? Arjun Gargeyas joins Anand Arni and Shrey Kh…
 
India's judicial system is in need for a whole host of reforms. However, one crucial aspect of this reform process should be the regulation of judicial data. This requires ensuring the right balance between transparency and privacy. In this episode, Aakanksha Mishra and Siddharth Mandrekar Rao talk to Sarthak Pradhan, about the reasons and the mech…
 
Can you remember the fear and confusion of January 2020? A mystery illness swept across the globe and governments scrambled to contain it. Looking back, what did we get right and what did we get wrong? Today, in his last appearance on The Fourcast, FactCheck guru Paddy Worrall will cut through 18 months of pandemic noise and lay out the truth. What…
 
The UK has released its first-ever National Space Strategy document, which emphasizes the importance of nurturing its space sector, its concerns about adversarial counter-space capabilities, and its desire for international collaboration towards mitigating in-orbit threats. Aditya Ramanathan joins Aditya Pareek to discuss the document and think thr…
 
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…
 
Vietnam is quickly become the new frontline in the South China Sea, with the nation standing in the direct path of an expansionist China. Will Vietnam be able to once again be the rock great empires crash upon, or will they be pulled into Beijing's gravitational orbit. On the panel this week Sebastian Strangio - The Diplomat Huong Le Thu - ASPI Gor…
 
With 700,000+ Americans dead from COVID-19, the GOP pushing the country down the tubes rather than letting Democrats get credit for fixing things, and a Floridian criminal planning another attack on D.C., Cognitive Dissidents Jeffrey Scott Hendrick, “The Black Voice of Reason” Tymon Shipp, and Dr. David Robinson talk movies, Facebook, editing the B…
 
On this week's episode of the Unnatural Selection Podcast we discuss a bunch of stuff: Goodbye Gladys Berejiklian, you will not be missed. It’s not sexist to ask Gladys to resign, it’s sexist to NOT ask Porter to resign. Poor Gladdy, just had the wrong boyfriend, hey :’( Matthew Guy forced to back down on conversion therapy promise. Trillion dollar…
 
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