10 episodes

Welcome to the Bantermen! TL;DR: we're two hipster jesters in a pod!

We are Navin and Rishi, just two guys talking about things that interest us, mostly to amuse one another and occasionally to learn something! We'll do this in conversation with each other and maybe some guests.

These will be Freewheeling conversations about things that interest and fascinate us. Each of us draws on our hobbies/ interests and the other takes more of a curious person role. (We take turns being Socrates and Plato if you want to be high falutin about it).

The Bantermen Rishi Diwan and Navin Sigamany

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Welcome to the Bantermen! TL;DR: we're two hipster jesters in a pod!

We are Navin and Rishi, just two guys talking about things that interest us, mostly to amuse one another and occasionally to learn something! We'll do this in conversation with each other and maybe some guests.

These will be Freewheeling conversations about things that interest and fascinate us. Each of us draws on our hobbies/ interests and the other takes more of a curious person role. (We take turns being Socrates and Plato if you want to be high falutin about it).

    Coffeeism

    Coffeeism

    Episode Notes
    Topic: Navin and Hrishi talk about their coffee obsessions, including the time when Navin's beard caught on fire because of it!
    Diversion: Hrishi and Navin talk about their vegetarian challenge - it's been more than 80 days, and they have some updates!
    Useful Links
    Our coffee comes from these responsible producers:
    Blue Tokai
    Flying Squirrel
    Black Baza
    Our Vegetarianism episode!
    License Info
    All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany
    Cantina Blues – Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution license] (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: Incompetech Artist: Incompetech
    Forest Rhythm by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Artist: Audionautix
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    • 45 min
    Bosses

    Bosses

    Episode Notes


    Topic: Navin talks about some bosses he has worked with, and what he's learned from them.


    Diversion: Hrishi tells us how a real life political maneuver was inspired by one on TV.


    Useful Links


    Make Sure Your Work Is Aligned with Your Boss’s Expectations


    Proven Ways to Earn Your Employees’ Trust


    12 Ways Managers Can Establish A Trusting Relationship With Employees


    Are You Setting Expectations For Employees The 'Right' Way?


    4 Basic Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight


    How the West Wing helped outsmart Labour whips


    License Info


    All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany


    Cantina Blues – Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution license] (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: Incompetech Artist: Incompetech


    Forest Rhythm by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Artist: Audionautix


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    • 40 min
    Creators

    Creators

    Episode Notes


    Topic: Rishi talks about JK Rowling and other creators who cannot leave their creations well enough alone!


    Diversion: Navin shares his thoughts on the celebration of Holi


    Useful Links


    Rowling Outs Dumbledore: https://ew.com/movies/2007/10/20/jk-rowling-outs-dumbledore-gay/


    History of discussing Dumbledore's Sexuality: https://ew.com/movies/2019/03/19/harry-potter-fantastic-beasts-jk-rowling-dumbledore-sexuality/


    How do Wizards Poop? https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/91548/how-do-wizards-poop-jk-rowling-just-told-us


    Other Schools (OG post): https://www.wizardingworld.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/wizarding-schools


    Reddit Thread on Japanese School Name: https://bit.ly/38Xm4TC


    Changes in SW Re-releases: https://bit.ly/2IMzneH


    Trailer for Dear Mr Waterson, an excellent documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtmV7-f_j7Y


    Alan Moore on Adaptations: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/dec/15/alan-moore-why-i-rejected-hollywood-interview


    Arthur Conan Doyle on Sherlock Holmes (and more!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWjgt9PzYEM


    The Many Forms of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: https://bit.ly/38MvvVz


    Holi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi


    License Info


    All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany


    Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407 Artist: http://incompetech.com/


    Forest Rhythm by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/


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    • 44 min
    Vegetarianism

    Vegetarianism

    Episode Notes


    Main Topic: Navin on his internal dilemma with environmental vegetarianism


    Diversion: Rishi on why we say See Saw and never Saw See (Ablaut Reduplication)


    Useful Links


    Environmental Vegetarianism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_vegetarianism


    Lent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent


    The merits of giving up meat for Lent: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/vegetarian-vegan-giving-up-meat-lent-why-and-how-to-do-it-a7606031.html


    Food Walk with Navin (part of The Hyderabad Walking Company): https://www.thwc.in/tours/old-hyderabad-food-walk-evening-tour-3-hours/


    Are human beings truly 'designed' to be meat eaters? (TL;DR - No!) https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/05/19/478645426/humans-are-meathooked-but-not-designed-for-meat-eating


    The Next Dilemma? Vegetarianism vs Veganism: https://bbc.in/38wP1W0


    The Tweet That Sent Rishi Down a Linguistic Rabbit Hole: https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1230446578323927043


    Ablaut Reduplication: https://www.rd.com/culture/ablaut-reduplication/


    License Info


    All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany


    Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407 Artist: http://incompetech.com/


    Cover art photo (c) by Navin Sigamany


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    • 41 min
    Adieu, Facebook!

    Adieu, Facebook!

    Episode Notes


    Main Topic: Rishi on why and how he 'quit' Facebook a year and a month ago and how that has gone


    Diversion: Navin talks about knocking people up (!)


    Useful Links


    Facebook admits to Cambridge Analytica problems: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/technology/mark-zuckerberg-testify-congress.html


    Did Facebook learn anything from the Cambridge Analytica problems: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/opinion/sunday/facebook-privacy-breach-zuckerberg.html


    An in-depth piece from Wired on Facebook's horrible 2018 from early 2019: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-15-months-of-fresh-hell/


    Facebook's Trust Problem: https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/1/31/21115104/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-liked-understood-trust


    How to set all past posts on your timeline so they're private: https://www.facebook.com/help/236898969688346


    Deactivating/ Deleting your Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/help/250563911970368?helpref=hcglobalnav


    Counterpoint: Stay on Facebook but make it useful! https://www.popsci.com/dont-delete-facebook-change-it/


    Rishi's Final Post to his Facebook Timeline: https://www.facebook.com/hrishidiwan/posts/10157177371194391


    Knocker Uppers Defined: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocker-up


    A BBC Feature on Knocker-Uppers: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35840393


    Life of a Knocker Upper: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/11/28/the-life-of-the-knocker-upper/


    License Info


    All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany


    Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407 Artist: http://incompetech.com/


    Cover art Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/tRL_Rkh6D8o


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    • 42 min
    Travelogue - A Return to Egypt!

    Travelogue - A Return to Egypt!

    Episode Notes


    Segment: Navin shares some experiences and adventures from his second trip to Egypt, after a ten year gap


    Diversion: Rishi shares some trivia on James Bond movies and the songs that kick them off!


    Useful Links


    The Pyramid of Teti (the one Navin visited!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PyramidofTeti


    Tripadvisor page for the Pyramid: https://www.tripadvisor.in/AttractionReview-g730107-d19392713-Reviews-PyramidofTeti-SaqqaraGiza_Governorate.html


    A Koshari/ Kushari recipe: https://www.daringgourmet.com/koshari-national-dish-of-egypt/


    Were Ancient Egyptians vegetarians? https://www.huffpost.com/entry/egyptians-vegetarian-mummy-studyn5297691


    The Spy Who Loved Me Pyramid Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOjcEO-2Tg0


    Every James Bond Theme Song, Ranked: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/g26729930/james-bond-theme-songs-ranked/


    Rishi's source for the Bond number trivia! https://twitter.com/ItsAndyRyan/status/1228390015870341120


    License Info


    All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany


    Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407 Artist: http://incompetech.com/


    Forest Rhythm by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/


    Artwork: Photos by Navin Sigamany


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    • 43 min

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