196 episodes

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 more. Occasionally, we invite guests who know better than us (not a high bar) to discuss fun careers and stuff.

Hosted by three pun-loving madcaps who think Malad is the best thing since Android: Chuck, Naren and Srikeit. 

Simblified IVM Podcasts

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    • 4.6 • 61 Ratings

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 more. Occasionally, we invite guests who know better than us (not a high bar) to discuss fun careers and stuff.

Hosted by three pun-loving madcaps who think Malad is the best thing since Android: Chuck, Naren and Srikeit. 

    Ep. 185: Modal Jazz

    Ep. 185: Modal Jazz

    In the late 50s, Miles Davis was tired of what he thought was repetitive jazz and he decided to adopt a much more complex form called Modal Jazz. And to the amazement of just about everyone in the music world, instead of putting listeners off, the complex music actually sold like hot cakes. Indeed, his album, Kind of Blue, became one of the highest selling jazz albums of all time! Join your Simblified hosts as they try to find out what exactly Modal Jazz is, and discuss how it's different from the earlier musicListening list:Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis) https://youtu.be/RPfFhfSuUZ4Flamenco Sketches (Miles Davis) https://youtu.be/F3W_alUuFkASo What (Miles Davis) https://youtu.be/ylXk1LBvIqU
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytony
    Say 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.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 184: Consciousness Simblified

    Ep. 184: Consciousness Simblified

    If you've always wondered who it is who lives inside your head and experiences things, relax! It's not the Chinese government, it's your consciousness.Join your Simblified hosts as they attempt to unravel what scientists know about consciousness, where it resides and can manmade devices ever become conscious. You might quite unconsciously end up better informed.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytony
    Say 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.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 183: De-fundas of Defunding the Police

    Ep. 183: De-fundas of Defunding the Police

    Sparked from the brutal police killing of George Floyd, we're seeing a surge of protests not just in the US but around the world.And we delve into one of the most radical calls in these protests - Defund the Police.Join Tony, Naren and Srikeit as they explore the history of policing , its actual effectiveness and alternatives for law enforcement.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytony
    Say 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.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 182: The Elephant in the Room

    Ep. 182: The Elephant in the Room

    The tragic death of an elephant in Kerala caught national attention, and sparked a short-lived outrage cycle on social media. The Simblified gang looks at the larger story involving wild boars, human animal conflict, plight of the farmers, and the legal way to eliminate a pest that destroys crops. All this is a shortie without going wild or boaring you.
    ReplyAll episode on 30-50 Feral Hogs - https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/n8hw3d
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytony
    Say 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.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 181: Vertical Farming

    Ep. 181: Vertical Farming

    Over the last two decades, vertical farming has been touted, alternately, as the best idea since sliced bread and the worst idea since allowing Himmesh to direct movies. Join your hosts as they attempt to find out which of these it is, and mostly, what exactly IS vertical farming, and what it achieves. You'll be less vertically challenged.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytony
    Say 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.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 180: Sports in the times of the pandemic. Howzat?

    Ep. 180: Sports in the times of the pandemic. Howzat?

    Of the many things the pandemic has put a pause on, we miss sports the most. And when the world is collectively losing its marbles, sports fans have found Marble Racing on YouTube.In this episode, Srikeit and Tony are joined by Srinath Sripath - self-confessed Manchester United fan. They explore how the pandemic is affecting the world of sports. From scheduling, fitness, and rules to audience experience and new business models. Also, why cycling simulation on exercise bikes will never be fully realistic.
    The funniest sports podcast episode ever from the 2019 Cricket World Cup (Produced by Srinath): "Is the 'scene on' for Pakistan?" http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=27064627

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

thesummergreen ,

Love the show.

Episode 148 is by far my favorite show.
Keep up the great work guys.

Anuj S. ,

Love it!

One of my most favourite shows on the IVM network!

Love Naren’s wisdom, Chuck’s punny humour & Sriket’s logic & research

bhvsag ,

Mind blowing stuff!

keep it up.. u guys are amazing.

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