12 episodes

When Mangesh Hattikudur (Part-Time Genius, Humans Growing Stuff) set out to do a big, sweeping show on astrology, he didn’t realize the first interview would change the course of his life. But as he tries to put his world back together, he realizes the incredible ways astrology presents itself in modern society: from NASA employees who keep their belief in astrology in the closet, to world leaders who’ve used astrologers to guide foreign policy, to moneyball statisticians who use astrology more than statistics to build baseball teams, to a little shop in India where your fortune was written for you centuries ago, and is waiting for you to come claim it. Over the course of 8 episodes, Mangesh tries to decipher why we keep looking to the stars for answers, and what happens when you don’t believe in astrology, but astrology keeps happening to you.

Skyline Drive Kaleidoscope

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 529 Ratings

When Mangesh Hattikudur (Part-Time Genius, Humans Growing Stuff) set out to do a big, sweeping show on astrology, he didn’t realize the first interview would change the course of his life. But as he tries to put his world back together, he realizes the incredible ways astrology presents itself in modern society: from NASA employees who keep their belief in astrology in the closet, to world leaders who’ve used astrologers to guide foreign policy, to moneyball statisticians who use astrology more than statistics to build baseball teams, to a little shop in India where your fortune was written for you centuries ago, and is waiting for you to come claim it. Over the course of 8 episodes, Mangesh tries to decipher why we keep looking to the stars for answers, and what happens when you don’t believe in astrology, but astrology keeps happening to you.

    It's Supposed to be Fun

    It's Supposed to be Fun

    Mangesh begins his journey into the weird, wonderful world of astrology with a little help from: his mom, a science writer, a famous musician, and one very sneaky author! But when an ominous prediction suddenly comes true, his life turns upside down.
     
    We made you a mixtape! Listen Sounds from Skyline Drive here! 
    For more information on Dr. Kumar, visit his website. 
    A transcript of this episode is located here.  
     
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    • 38 min
    The Truth According to Jean

    The Truth According to Jean

    Meet Jean, a 74-year old romantic who decides she's finally open to astrology as she works to rebuild her life. Meanwhile, NYC astrologer Janelle Belgrave joins the team to offer some much-needed counsel; we interview a midwestern therapist who secretly uses astrology to better understand her clients, and Mangesh and his family hold on to hope in the face of some alarming news. 
     
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    Episode transcript: bit.ly/skylinedrive_2
     
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    • 39 min
    Trickle-down Astrology

    Trickle-down Astrology

    Mangesh and Mary dig into the bizarre astrology scandal that rocked Ronald Reagan’s final year in office. Plus, they mine through old Johnny Carson clips and read way too many Presidential biographies. 
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    • 38 min
    BTS Grandpas

    BTS Grandpas

    Michelle’s friends are desperate to get her a reading. But all she wants is a peek into her favorite band BTS’ future. Plus, we dig into baseball astrology, and discover why you might consider trading in your emeralds for bananas. 
     
    LINKS: 
    Janelle Belgrave: our wonderful house astrologer for this series. You can reach her here.  Dr. Divya: a caring numerologist who determines how your numbers match up with the stars and picks the ideal days for you to work, rest, and launch shows on (we have been following her timings!) Contact her here.  To learn more about our baseball astrologers, you can read and listen to Andrea Mallis here and Cesar Love here.  Dr. Rakesh Kumar: the astrologer who predicted my dad’s illness with eerie accuracy. Made another visit to him last week. Reach him here.     For Alap Momin’s music label, check out Internet&Weed  
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    • 48 min
    A Little More Asian Than I Thought

    A Little More Asian Than I Thought

    As Annie attempts to clean out her parents’ garage and sort their finances, she has an unusual question for our astrologer. Meanwhile, Mangesh learns how astrology is affecting the world of C-sections, discusses reading babies' palms in utero, and hears a surprising story from his sister.  
    PLEASE NOTE: there are explicit lyrics and curses in this episode. (Keep your hands over your kiddos’ ears! Or hit pause until they walk out of the room.) 
     
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    • 46 min
    George and the Experience Treadmill

    George and the Experience Treadmill

    As George navigates the Los Angeles dating scene, one thing keeps derailing his relationships: every girl he’s into is "too into astrology." Plus, Mangesh’s mom tells him about a bizarre curse that’s been plaguing his family for generations, and we discuss why your astrologer might ask you to get married to a tree. 
     
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 Ratings

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Beautiful story

This podcast was quite moving and interesting, although I don’t really care about astrology.

CandiceMcF ,

Captivating

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. But I’m so glad I hit play. First, I just love hearing Mangesh talk about anything. Himself, his family, his thoughts. When he says he feels he’s unsure of himself I want to say, oh my gosh, you’re so inspiring. You’re so amazing. He’s so humble and brings so much thoughtfulness, humor, pathos and hope into each episode. For a while I didn’t even know his name. You have to wait for the end credits because he doesn’t announce himself like every other podcaster. I think I’m maybe on episode 5, so I’m not sure how many episodes there are, but I really hope this just keeps going. I would love to listen to anything he does.

Jessicaer615 ,

Breathtaking

Just such a beautiful, moving story. Will stick with me for a long time!

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