183 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. 

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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 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. 172: Taking 'The Social Leap' of Faith

    Ep. 172: Taking 'The Social Leap' of Faith

    Naren has read a fascinating book called 'The Social Leap' by William Von Hippel which helps understand the connection between evolution and our social behaviour today. Joining Naren through this transformative journey with additional insights are Tony and Srikeit. With lack of Wikipedia summaries available, the ultracrepidarians talk about evolutionary titbits like why chimps have larger testes than gorillas, the truth about lice and how humans have evolved socially as a species.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @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" - 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.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 171: What makes a country happy?

    Ep. 171: What makes a country happy?

    Happiness is enjoying the little things in life, so we've put together a shortie that'll help you understand how gratification and fulfilment are measured in a country. On this Chuck-less shortie, Naren, Tony & Srikeit chuckle their way to simblify the World Happiness Report, compare it to Bhutan's Gross National Happiness and discuss the factors that contribute to the contentment of a country.
    Are you happy listening to our podcast? Then go show us how delighted you are by dropping a review on Apple podcasts - it really helps boost our visibility and definitely adds to the World's Happiness Index.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @shenoyn | @srikeit | @notytony
    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" - 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.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 170: UBI - Free money for everybody

    Ep. 170: UBI - Free money for everybody

    As Oprah Winfrey once said, "You get free money, and you get free money, everybody gets free money!"
    Based on this totally legit infamous quote, this episode is about UBI - not Union Bank of India as google would mention it but Universal Basic Income. A concept also known as citizen's income, UBI does have some interesting perks which help the average person live a better life. Other famous people have also encouraged the notion of UBI like Martin Luther King Jr, Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Yang. So we did some research to talk about the yin and yang of UBI and the impact it will have on the global economy.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @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" - 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.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 169: The Stoic Way Of Life

    Ep. 169: The Stoic Way Of Life

    There have been several stoic philosophers like Seneca the Younger, Marcus Aurelius & Epictetus (Jiggles) who have influenced the school of Hellenistic philosophy. What is stoicism you may ask? How does one become a stoic? Do we suffer more often in imagination than in reality? To put your curiosity out of misery, Naren, Chuck & Tony explain the philosophy and history of stoicism and how one can incorporate stoicism as a way of life.
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @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" - 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.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 168: Consumed in moderation

    Ep. 168: Consumed in moderation

    Facebook, the social network everyone loves to hate has been grappling with the free speech v/s content moderation conundrum for several years now. In the first half of 2020, they are going beyond "Community Standards" and establishing an oversight board. The Simblified gang look at what this 'Supreme Court' looks like and how it might turn out as they discuss Facebook's winter of diss content.
    Link: A great Radiolab episode from 2018 on how the community standards came into being - Post No Evilhttps://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/post-no-evil
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @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" - 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.

    • 55 min
    Ep. 167: The word is Flat - Deconstructing Maradu

    Ep. 167: The word is Flat - Deconstructing Maradu

    On 11th and 12th Jan 2020, 4 apartment complexes in Maradu (in Kochi, Kerala) were brought following a longdrawn legal battle. This story was fascinating enough for the Simblified gang to read the actual Supreme Court order and so they had to let people know about their glorious achievement. In this shortie, the quartet try to present a very simblified version of what happened, what it means, and what you should keep in mind if you're in the market to buy a flat. Also, they stumble over the difference between an apartment and a flat.
    Feat: Thaikkudam Bridge.
    Link: Supreme Court Order helpfully highlighted by a Reddit user - https://imgur.com/a/vHCNt0a
    Meet your hosts aka The Ultracrepidarians!Chuck | Naren | Srikeit | TonyInstagram: @chuckofalltrades | @shenoynv | @srikeit | @notytonyTwitter: @chuck_gopal | @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" - 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

    • 31 min

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