Material Analysis is a self aware podcast about a materialist look Indian politics, policy, media, news and society
Episode 31 - The Second Wave
In this episode, Chandu and Dhileep discuss the medical emergency of the second wave of the covid pandemic hitting India, and the political-economic causes of the same
Episode 30 - Retrospective
As was characteristic of 2020, even its recap is three months late. Chandu, Pramod, and Bela talk about their feelings about last year, and recap some major and some not so major events that happened
Episode 29 - Hatred
In this episode, Bela, Pinky, Dhileep, and Chandu discuss the political production and reproduction of hatred and how to think about it systematically.
Episode 28 - Food
After taking a month long break the pod is back. In this episode, Pinky, Bela, Pramod, and Chandu deviate from their usual political analysis and talk about something they rather like, food! They discuss some history, some culture, some politics of food, food in new/social media, the history and the battles of authenticity on it. Biriyani is discussed in some detail.
Music: Bhojohori Manna by Manna Dey, Pratham Kadam Phool
Episode 27 - Police Brutality
In this episode, Dhileep and Chandu discuss police brutality, abolition and justice, in context of police violence from Tamil Nadu to the United States
Episode 26 - Amphan
In this episode, Pramod, Bela, and Chandu discuss the cyclone Amphan and the response to it
Amphan relief contacts and details: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BmyPazZDnhSXLQ-UzCnLlDPuRUwDmaAE9wetAApV8sY