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SSR case and why India’s drug laws are out of date, with Ronny Sen
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time10 hours ago
Award winning photographer and filmmaker, Ronny Sen on the questions we should be asking about drug addiction and the issues that India's drug laws fail to address.
Conspiracy Theories and a Good Hair Cut
A Point of View BBC
access_time2 days ago
Facts have lost their meaning," writes Sarah Dunant. "In their place, belief has taken over." Sarah discusses QAnon, widening social divisions, and her conversations with her hairdresser. Producer: Adele Armstrong
Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained | Christina Greer
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time2 days ago
You vote but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state's electoral vote in different ways--and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels. [Lesson by Christina Greer, directed by Mark Phillips, narrated by Christina Greer].
Ep.21 Meals For Change ft. Shridhar Venkat, CEO-Akshaya Patra
Being The Change Ep.Log Media
access_time2 days ago
India has been fighting Hunger, much before COVID, much before the Global Recession, Much Before we became REPUBLIC, much before we became INDEPENDENT. A few facts from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2020 report India is at 102 out of 117 on the Global Hunger Index. A report says, around 14% of our population is undernourished 20% of children under 5 are underweight 34.7% of children under 5 are stunted 51% of women between age 15-49 are anemic These figures talk a lot about what kind of mammoth we are dealing with. The situation we are in, these numbers are only increasing every single day. In this episode, host, Rohan Thakar speaks with Mr. Shridhar Venkat, he is the CEO of Akshaya Patra Foundation. Every year countless children drop out because their parents cannot afford education. As time passes they also deal with hunger. Akshaya Patra Foundation, since its inception, has been fighting hunger in kids and have encouraged kids to join schools through their various programmes PAN India. Several programs have initiated by them during the period of lockdowns, lets understand how they do it. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @eplogmedia, For partnerships/queries send you can send us an email at bonjour@eplog.media. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.eplog.media See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Is the Quad rising after China’s challenge at the LAC?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time2 days ago
As India faces China’s challenge over the ground situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), we discuss whether a maritime coalition in the Indo-Pacific, the Quadrilateral, comprising India, the U.S., Japan and Australia, an effective counter? Guests: Tanvi Madan, director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and author of Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations during the Cold War; Ashok Kantha, director of the Institute of Chinese Studies, and former Ambassador to China. Host: Suhasini Haidar, Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
33: In conversation with Puja Changoiwala, author of 'Gangster on the Run.' | Part 2
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Puja Changoiwala, about her book Gangster on the Run. A book about a former gangster who turned his life around. Tune in to learn more..
33: In conversation with Puja Changoiwala, author of 'Gangster on the Run.' | Part 1
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Puja Changoiwala, about her book Gangster on the Run. A book about a former gangster who turned his life around. Tune in to learn more..
Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim Ferriss
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls "fear-setting." Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot.
Ep. 79: Your Best Virtual Friends
What friends would you recommend to someone if they are 19 years old,( or 29, 39, 49- any age for that matter) and what if those friends are virtual? How would you go about selecting them? The travelling professor recommends..You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Why do we blame individuals for economic crises? | Liene Ozoliņa
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
In 2008, the global financial crisis decimated Latvia. As unemployment skyrocketed, the government slashed public funding and raised taxes, while providing relief to the wealthy and large businesses -- all without backlash or protest from struggling citizens. Sociologist Liene Ozoliņa examines how Latvian officials convinced their people to accept responsibility for the country's failing economy -- and highlights the rise of similar social policies upholding inequality worldwide.
What if lifesaving prescriptions were affordable for all? | Kiah Williams
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
As prescription drug costs skyrocket in the US, thousands of people are forced to forgo lifesaving medications -- all while manufacturers and health care facilities systematically destroy perfectly good, surplus pills. Kiah Williams shares how SIRUM -- a nonprofit that delivers unused medications to families who need them most -- plans to drive down prescription prices by recycling almost a billion dollars' worth of medications in the next five years. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)
Ep. 78: Sunsets For Some
The travelling professor explores two industries that are perhaps riding into the sunset- retail store chains and advertising - and comes up with mixed feelings, but hopeful observations.You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
How social inequality fuels political division | Keith Payne
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
"If we want to fix our politics, we have to do something about inequality," says social psychologist Keith Payne. Showing how economic inequality changes the way people see and behave towards one another, Payne helps explain the rise of the political polarization that's slicing up society -- and challenges us to think twice the next time we dismiss someone for the sake of politics.
The Dharma of the Storyteller: Amish and Vikas Swarup in conversation with Shrabani Basu
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time6 days ago
What are the responsibilities of the writer, to themselves, to their readers, to the narratives they share? Bestselling writers Amish, Vikas Swarup and Shrabani Basu speak to one another on their commitment and belief in words and of the dharma of the storyteller. This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFLondonAtBL2020.
Tharoorosaurus: Shashi Tharoor in conversation with James Crabtree
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time6 days ago
Writer, politician and public intellectual Shashi Tharoor is the award-winning author of over 20 books of fiction and non-fiction. His predilection for long words has also created a sub- genre of #Tharoorisms. On #JLFLondonAtBL2020, Tharoor speaks with author & journalist James Crabtree of his latest book ‘Tharoorosaurus’ and shares some whimsical anecdotes behind his vocabulary. This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFLondonAtBL2020.
Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time7 days ago
Award-winning foreign correspondent Christina Lamb has worked extensively in war-torn areas and combat zones for over 30 years. She speaks to fellow journalist Taran N. Khan about her latest book ‘Our Bodies, Their Battlefield’, a groundbreaking examination of how women experience sexual abuse in modern conflicts. This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFLondonAtBL2020.
The Lost Children: Deepa Anappara in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time7 days ago
Deepa Anappara’s debut novel ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ journeys to the heart of childhood and painful loss of innocence. In conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy, managing director of Teamwork Arts and the founder-trustee of Salaam Balaak Trust, she discusses the impact of poverty and religious violence on the education of children.  This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFLondonAtBL2020.
The Mathematics of Stardom: Vidya Balan, Nayanika Mahtani, Vani Tripathi Tikoo
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time7 days ago
The award-winning Vidya Balan and author and screenplay writer Nayanika Mahtani discuss their latest film on the mathematical genius, the late Shakuntala Devi. In conversation Vani Tripathi Tikoo. This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFLondonAtBL2020.
Having the 'Wrong' Politics
A Point of View BBC
access_time9 days ago
"As the culture war has heated up," writes Zoe Strimpel, "every word and tweet is vested with the insignia of identity, and neutrality is no longer an acceptable carpet under which to hide." Zoe discusses how subjects which were, until fairly recently, little more than sources of minor disagreements now form "the basis of warring social groups." Producer: Adele Armstrong
The Essential Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other
Jaipur Bytes Launchora
access_time9 days ago
This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFLondonAtBL2020. Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Man Booker Prize-winning ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ follows the journey of an interconnected group of 12 black women in a quest for love, hope and home spanning across the legacy of contemporary and colonial Britain. In conversation with writer Anjum Hasan, she discusses the idea of womxnhood, culture, class, politics and race coursing through her iconic writings.
How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) | Neal Katyal
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
The secret to winning an argument isn't grand rhetoric or elegant style, says US Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal -- it takes more than that. With stories of some of the most impactful cases he's argued before the Court, Katyal shows why the key to crafting a persuasive and successful argument lies in human connection, empathy and faith in the power of your ideas. "The question is not how to win every argument," he says. "It's how to get back up when you do lose."
How much is too much when collecting data for planning?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time9 days ago
On Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) under which “every Indian will get a Health ID card.” He said: “Every time you visit a doctor or a pharmacy, everything will be logged in this card.” The NDMH seeks to create an ecosystem under which health records will be digitised. The government has clarified that this would be voluntary, data will be stored locally, and only anonymised data will be shared upwards. We discuss whether real-time capturing of demographic data and broad health indicators will lead to benefits that outweigh the perceived and real risks of erosion of privacy. Guests: A.R. Nanda, a demographer who served as Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India as well as Health Secretary. Venkat Srinivasan, a Boston-based technology entrepreneur, who deploys AI in finance, accounting, health and education. Host: Varghese K. George, Associate Editor, The Hindu You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in
32: In conversation with Shylashri Shankar, the author of Turmeric Nation; A Passage Through India's Tastes | Part 1
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Shylashri Shankar about her new book Turmeric Nation; A Passage Through India's Tastes. It is a series of essays that delves into the anthropological account of patterns that have formed Indian food cultures, taste preferences, and cooking traditions. Tune in for more..
32: In conversation with Shylashri Shankar, the author of Turmeric Nation; A Passage Through India's Tastes | Part 2
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to Shylashri Shankar about her new book Turmeric Nation; A Passage Through India's Tastes. It is a series of essays that delves into the anthropological account of patterns that have formed Indian food cultures, taste preferences, and cooking traditions. Tune in for more..
A lesson in turning adversaries into allies | Leah Garcés
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
When you're on opposite sides of an issue, how do you broker peace with your adversaries and work together to solve a problem? Follow along as animal rights activist Leah Garcés recounts three lessons she learned in hatching an ambitious plan to end chicken factory farming with the last person she expected: a chicken farmer.
Ep. 77: Glean From This!
The travelling professor's latest and greatest sources of knowledge, insights and info- oven ready for you! Also, a bonus: the travelling professor shares how and when he listens to podcasts for maximum impact, and how he would listen to his own one!You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
What it takes to make change | Jacqueline Novogratz
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
What can you do to build a better world? Sharing stories from her pioneering career dedicated to tackling poverty, Jacqueline Novogratz offers three principles to spark and sustain a moral revolution. Learn how you can commit (or recommit) to creating big, positive change in your lifetime -- and give back more to the world than you take from it. "It is in the darkest times that we have the chance to find our deepest beauty," Novogratz says.
How Facebook profits from polarization | Yaël Eisenstat
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
"Lies are more engaging online than truth," says former CIA analyst and diplomat Yaël Eisenstat. "As long as [social media] algorithms' goals are to keep us engaged, they will feed us the poison that plays to our worst instincts and human weaknesses." In this bold talk, Eisenstat explores how social media companies like Facebook incentivize inflammatory content, contributing to a culture of political polarization and mistrust -- and calls on governments to hold these platforms accountable in order to protect civil discourse and democracy.
Ep. 76: Teachable Moments
Every coach, mentor, boss and teacher may be overdoing trying to give gyan to the other side. Teachable moments are few and far between. How should someone approach a teachable moment? Can we create one? The travelling professor investigates.You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Apurva Asrani on whether Bollywood has changed 2 years after the 377 verdict
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time14 days ago
National Award winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani on why he has been overwhelmed by the changes he has seen in Bollywood since the Section 377 verdict was announced two years back.
Thinking Otherwise
A Point of View BBC
access_time16 days ago
As children return to school, Michael Morpurgo questions whether we are educating our children .or programming them. "The pandemic has found us out," Michael writes, "shown us how ridiculous and absurd and sad" is the rigidity of a system of education so dictated and dominated by endless data gathering and exams. He argues that we must use this opportunity - where so much is up for grabs - to take a serious look at what needs to change. Producer: Adele Armstrong
4 steps to ending extreme poverty | Shameran Abed
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time16 days ago
At least 400 million people worldwide live in ultra-poverty: a state of severe financial and social vulnerability that robs many of hope and dignity. At BRAC, an international development organization focused on fighting poverty, Shameran Abed and his team have developed a sustainable, multi-faceted program that has already helped millions lift themselves out of poverty and create lives full of possibility. Learn more about their audacious plan to partner with governments to bring this life-changing program to an additional 21 million people in the next six years. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)
Should the age of marriage for women be raised to 21?
Parley by The Hindu TheHindu
access_time16 days ago
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will soon take a decision on the age of marriage of women. Earlier, a task force had been formed to consider raising this from 18 years to 21. Guests: Jayna Kothari, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Policy Research and Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court. Madhu Mehra, Executive Director of Partners for Law in Development India, and co-founder of the National Coalition for Advocating for Adolescent Concerns. Host: Jagriti Chandra, Principal Correspondent, The Hindu Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in You can now find The Hindu’s podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Search for Parley by The Hindu and In Focus by The Hindu
How do daily habits lead to political violence? | Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time17 days ago
What drives someone to commit politically motivated violence? The unsettling answer lies in daily habits. Behavioral historian Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah shares startling insights into how seemingly mundane choices can breed polarization that lead to extreme, even deadly, actions -- and explains how to identify and bypass these behaviors in order to rediscover common ground.
88: Hampi - A Short History with Anirudh Kanisetti
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to host of the hit podcast "Echoes of India" - Anirudh Kanisetti! Today's destination: Hampi! Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport (HBX) Nearest Railway Station: Hospet Junction (HPT) Prerequisites - NA Packing - Pack according to the weather - summers can be HOT! Time of the year - Nov to Jan is a good time to visit! Length of the itinerary- 5 days Itinerary Highlights: - Anirudh speaks about the origins of history, rise of the Vijayanagara empire and the dramatic fall. - Hampi is located in the state of Karanataka, close to the Andhra Pradesh border - Vijayanagara empire rose to fame after the fall of the Kalyana Chalukyas, and the capital was established in the city of Pampa - who was married to Virupaksha, a form of Shiva and is also believed to be the land of Kishkinda or Ramayana. - Anirudh talks about the layout of Hampi, which was described by many travellers as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the world. - The city is divided into the sacred centre and the royal enclosure. The sacred centre mushroomed around the Virupaksha temple. The royal enclosure was a bit further away and consisted of the royal residences. - Close to the sacred centre is the Hampi Bazaar, a crowded bazaar that was frequented by travellers and traders from different parts of the sub-continent and even abroad. - We also discuss about the Vittala Temple complex built by one of the famous Vijayanagara rulers - Krishna Deva Raya, and the layers of history within the temple complex: From musical pillars to the story behind the chariot. - Anirudh also calls out other important places in the ruins, from the hills of Hemakuta and Mathanga, to the Tungabhadra river and the hippie town and it's stories! - The royal enclosure has several important structures like the elephant stables, Lotus Mahal, Navami Tibba, Hazara Rama temple, Queens bath, pushkarni and many other important structures. - Finally, Anirudh talks about the fall of the great empire in the war of Talikota to a coalition of the Deccan Sultanate. Links: Link to Anirudh's podcast: "Echoes of India" - https://ivmpodcasts.com/echoes-of-india-a-history-podcast "Yuddha" - https://ivmpodcasts.com/yuddha Follow Anirudh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AKanisetti Follow Anirudh on IG: https://www.instagram.com/aniryuddha/ Picture credits: Ayush Kumar @soul.traveller.kumar (https://www.instagram.com/soul.traveller.kumar/) on IG Thank you Ayush! (https://www.instagram.com/soul.traveller.kumar/) Attribution: Battle music: Sota War (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/sounds/258207/) by YleArkisto (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/) is licensed under CC by 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Follow the Musafir stories on: Twitter : https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusafirstories/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musafirstoriespodcast/?hl=en website: www.themusafirstories.com (http://www.themusafirstories.com/) email: themusafirstories@gmail.com Apple podcasts -  https://apple.co/2LPtTA3 Google podcasts - http://bit.ly/2toY7lj website - http://bit.ly/2xFZqOV Saavn - https://bit.ly/2J5rIqi Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2HLPSVi Gaana - http://bit.ly/2NClUYY pocketcasts - https://bit.ly/2xu3Ewg castbox - https://bit.ly/2sqBDQi Overcast - https://bit.ly/2LN9wnf Stitcher Radio - https://bit.ly/2JiBbhw audioBoom - https://bit.ly/2oZZowS TuneIn - https://bit.ly/2xyQH4a RadioPublic - https://bit.ly/2snY9u0 iHeartradio - https://ihr.fm/2xvOG8R Deezer - https://bit.ly/2L7GmOo
Ep. 75: What is the Ideal Customer?
The travelling professor talks of how all customers are not created equal- some are better to target than the others. But who? an indepth analysis.You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
Dignity isn't a privilege. It's a worker's right | Abigail Disney
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time18 days ago
What's the purpose of a company? In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to place their workers above shareholders, calling on Disney (and all corporations) to offer respect, dignity and a living wage to everyone who works for them.
Why specializing early doesn't always mean career success | David Epstein
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time19 days ago
A head start doesn't always well, help you get ahead. With examples from sports, technology and economics, journalist David Epstein shares how specializing in a particular skill too early in life could undermine your long-term development -- and explains the benefits of a "sampling period" where you try new things and focus on building a range of skills. Learn how this broader, counterintuitive mindset (and more forgiving timeline) could lead to a more fulfilling life, personally and professionally.
Ep. 74: The Marketer of the Future
Many students ask the TP what they should prepare for to be a great marketer in their futures. The TP provides a different kind of answer.You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
A Fine Line
A Point of View BBC
access_time23 days ago
"At no time, in modern times," writes Adam Gopnik, "have we endured so much and understood so little." But Adam reminds us that plagues have often, in the past, preceded times of plenty - the Jazz Age, for example, following closely on the heels of the 1918 flu pandemic in the US. "So what lies before us may be parched austerity and continuing depression or champagne at midnight in Gatsby's garden." Producer: Adele Armstrong
What Saturn's most mysterious moon could teach us about the origins of life  | Elizabeth
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time23 days ago
NASA's Dragonfly -- a robotic rotorcraft-lander that's designed to hop across the surface of an extraterrestrial body -- is set to voyage deep into the solar system to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon, in 2026. Planetary scientist Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle shares how studying this mysterious moon that's thought to resemble the early Earth could bring us closer to understanding the habitability of other planets -- and the origin of life itself.
31: In conversation with Parmesh Shahani on his new book, Queeristan Part 2
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to  Parmesh Shahani about his second book Queeristan. They discuss LGBTQI+ inclusion in the workspace, the main theme of the book . Tune in more this enticing discussion.
31: In conversation with Parmesh Shahani on his new book, Queeristan Part 1
Manjula Narayan, National Books Editor at Hindustan Times, talks to  Parmesh Shahani about his second book Queeristan. They discuss LGBTQI+ inclusion in the workspace, the main theme of the book . Tune in more this enticing discussion.
Ep. 73: Reboot
The Travelling Professor went through a reboot this year- of mind and body. Here's some interesting insights he gleaned from this more than 6 month period.You can reach out to us on social media. We're @ivmpodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.You can follow Siddharth Deshmukh on Twitter @edgysid and Instagram @thetravellingprofessorYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/
What it means to be intersex -- and how the false sex binary harms us all | Susannah Temko
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
For intersex people -- those born with sex characteristics outside the traditional definitions of female and male -- the stakes to appear "normal" are high. Drawing on her personal experience, Susannah Temko reveals the shame, prejudice and harm faced by the intersex community, as they're forced to conform to a binary understanding of sex that ultimately hinders their health and well-being. She calls on us all to discard outdated notions of biological sex and accept the complexity within humanity.
The tyranny of merit | Michael Sandel
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time26 days ago
What accounts for our polarized public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those who have flourished need to look in the mirror. He explores how "meritocratic hubris" leads many to believe their success is their own doing and to look down on those who haven't made it, provoking resentment and inflaming the divide between "winners" and "losers" in the new economy. Hear why we need to reconsider the meaning of success and recognize the role of luck in order to create a less rancorous, more generous civic life.
How animals, bugs and plants are evolving in cities | Menno Schilthuizen
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
In cities, evolution occurs constantly, as countless plants, animals and insects adapt to human-made habitats in spectacular ways. Evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen calls on peculiar beings such as fast food-loving mice and self-cooling snails to illustrate the ever-transforming wonders of urban wildlife -- and explains how you can observe this phenomenon in real-time, thanks to a global network of enthusiastic citizen scientists.
Comic books as art, protests and propaganda, with Paul Gravett
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time28 days ago
Sandip speaks to Paul Gravett, the world's foremost comic book authorities, about the unique power of comic books to absorb and reflect cultures.
Tolerance: the Unfashionable Virtue
A Point of View BBC
access_time30 days ago
"The strange kind of liberalism that is currently in fashion," writes John Gray, "has rejected tolerance in favour of enforcing what it is sure is the truth." He says these new "illiberal liberals" who allow freedom of expression only to those they regard as progressive, risk smothering "the contradictory and enlightened ideas that make us human." Producer: Adele Armstrong
Stop dancing to the sound of your oppression | Madame Gandhi
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Popular music is often riddled with misogynistic lyrics that objectify and demean women so why are we listening and dancing to it? Performing a sample of her original song "Top Knot Turn Up" and sharing clips from her female-directed music video of "See Me Thru," activist and musician Madame Gandhi explains why she's making sex-positive music that doesn't contribute to anyone's oppression -- and calls on music lovers to get down to tunes that empower everyone.