A weekly show about Japanese culture.
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Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business, as leading entrepreneurs reveal their stories of risk, ambition and failure.
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Kamal Ahmed and Rohan Silva lift the lid on the realities of starting your own business. Kamal and Rohan speak to founder and CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings. Reed discloses the mistakes made in his first business and how he overcame them. They talk about what it took for Netflix to take on a company 100 times their size - and win. Plus why creative …
Conversation about the cancelling of Metallica at Sonic Temple and Louder than Life festivals. Dumbass of the day and our usual shenanigans.
At thirty weeks into her pregnancy, Temie Giwa-Tubsoun was in America when she was rushed to the hospital for an emergency C-section. Had she been in Nigeria, difficulties locating and distributing blood supplies meant she may have died from postpartum haemorrhage. Nigeria has the fourth-highest maternal mortality rate in the world and the loss of …
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Sir James Dyson made 5,127 prototypes to create the cyclone vacuum cleaner. He talks to Kamal and Rohan about patience, persistence, and why the best businesses come out of a passion.By BBC Radio 4
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At the age of 11, Surinder Arora was living at home in Punjab, India. He had fallen in with a bad crowd and moved to England to live with who his Aunt and Uncle, only to learn they were not who he thought. He tells Kamal and Rohan the remarkable story of how he built up an empire of hotel and property assets.…
Tony Kitous arrived in London from Algeria with nothing. Today he has thirty-five restaurants and employs over 1000 staff. He talks to Kamal and Rohan about sacrifice and risk.By BBC Radio 4
Justine Roberts, co-founder of Mumsnet, on the need for more women investors, maintaining a good culture at work and the benefits of scaling slowly.By BBC Radio 4
In 2016 LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion. The professional networking site's co-founder Reid Hoffman talks to Kamal and Rohan about how he became one of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs and the learning curves along the way; including the time he had angry customers ringing every landline in the office twenty-four …
The poster children of the UK’s internet boom talk to Kamal and Rohan about the rise of lastminute.com, but how in business as in life, we have to be careful what we wish for.By BBC Radio 4
‘I let the confidence in myself be shaken’Julie Deane started The Cambridge Satchel Company at her kitchen table with £600. Ten years on the company sells 10,000 bags a month. But getting to this point hasn’t been easy. She talks to Kamal and Rohan about having to fire her manufacturer whilst orders piled up and how pressure from venture capitalist…
Rohan and Kamal talk to artificial intelligence expert, neuroscientist and entrepreneur Demis Hassabis. A former chess child prodigy, Demis is chief executive of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence business bought by Google for £400m only three years after it had started. But previously Demis had another company, which had failed. In this podcast…
Unfiltered, revealing interviews with pioneering entrepreneurs.By BBC Radio 4
Ups and downs of bands that we have loved and hated. Nickelback isnt the only band we talk about. feel free to leave comments on the blog page. enjoy!!!
this is our first official run of this podcast so I hope you enjoy. We're kinda all over the place so try and bear with us.By Reaper Productions
This week, Otalku #1 and Otalku #2 discuss a disturbing but real topic. "Lolicon" is drawn pornography involving very young characters. How likely are you to stumble across it? How can it even exist? Is it legal? Find out in this video.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Pachinko machines are a sort of cross between pinball game and slot machine, and they're massively popular in Japan. Why? And how do you gamble on them? Find out!By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Japanese foxes, or "kitsune," have a long tradition in Japanese folkore. They trick humans, but not in the same way as Western tricksters. And they pop up in anime a lot, from Shippo in Inu Yasha to Renamon in Digimon Tamers. Find out more here.Photo credits: Fushimi Inari taisha 04, Fushimi Inari taisha 44, Fushimi Inari taisha 50, and kitsune 2. …
Kimono and yukata are classic Japanese clothes. What are they exactly, and do people even wear them in Japan anymore? Find out!Photo credits: kimono at night, Girl in a Kimono, 3-5-7 Festiva in Asakusa, and Yukata trio.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Hundreds of fireworks shows fill the skies of Japan every summer. But why? And what are they for?Photo credits: Edogawa hanabi taikai (fireworks show), DSC01638, Japan Fireworks, Hanabi Taikai Osaka ????, Koto Ward Hanabi Taikai Fireworks Festival #1, and Koto Ward Hanabi Taikai Fireworks Festival #1…
Japanese martial arts organizations are known for their d?j?, or training facilities. But it goes well beyond martial arts, and has an interesting history. Brent and Evan explain.Photo credits: University Dojo, New Dojo, and Zen dojo.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Once a year, schools in Japan celebrate sports day, where the students engage in track and field competitions, human pyramids, and other, more unusual events. But why? And how did it start?All images in this episode are from the TV series Japanology Plus, made by NHK World.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
You may have seen these "raccoon dogs" in anime from Inu Yasha to Pom Poko. Tanuki are real animals with a rich mythological tradition.Photos used in this video are licensed for commercial use.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Brent and Evan explore the history of the famous Shinsengumi, the Wolves of Mibu who were central actors in the drama of Japan's opening to the West in the 1860's. Discover their doomed fate!Photos used in this video are licensed for commercial use.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
There's so much more to ramen than Top Ramen! It's a full-scale gourmet dish; Brent and Evan explain the history and reality of ramen.Photos used in this video are licensed for commercial use.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Japanese futons are integral to Japanese culture. But they're not quite what you might be used to. Brent and Evan delve into the history and reality of futons.Photos used in this video are licensed for commercial use.By Brent P. Newhall and Evan
Anime presents college entrance exams as super-intense. Is it really like that? And why?Photos used in this video are licensed for commercial use.By email@example.com (Brent P. Newhall)
Brent and Evan talk about the super-fast trains of Japan, the shinkansen.Photo credits: Shinkansen, Shinkansen 400series, Shinkansen, ShinkansenFor more videos like this, go to http://geekspectrum.orgBy firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent P. Newhall)
Brent and Evan talk about that icon of Japan, Mount Fuji.Photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyseeker/11061598174 https://www.flickr.com/photos/emrank/3170872652 https://www.flickr.com/photos/melanie-m/2219827045 https://www.flickr.com/photos/midorisyu/5315466701By email@example.com (Brent P. Newhall)
You see them in anime frequently: the school has a cultural festival. But what is it? Where did it come from? Brent and Evan have the answers.All images in this episode are from the anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.By firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent P. Newhall)
Brent and Evan examine the Japanese phenomenon of cram schools. Are they really as common as they're portrayed in anime, manga, and film?All images in this episode are from Let's Talk about Japanese Cram SchoolBy email@example.com (Brent P. Newhall)
Where did samurai come from? How did they evolve over time? Why are there no more samurai? Brent and Evan explain.Photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68532869@N08/14583360482/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/txarli/5349519709/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zaffi/2423828136/By firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent P. Newhall)
What are Japanese after-school clubs like, and how are they different than those found in other cultures?Photos are from the anime series K-ON!, Shirobako, Kokoro Connect, and Higurashi: When They Cry.By email@example.com (Brent P. Newhall)
Japanese love hotels cater to those who want to rent a room by the hour. But they're not as sordid as they initially appear!Photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlottemarillet/1446160772/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinpoh/4563388587/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniotajuelo/14577536045/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniotajue…
Brent & Evan talk about host clubs and hostess clubs, where employees are paid to talk to you. But what are the downsides?Photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69486985@N08/6429897879/ and Wikimedia Commons.By firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent P. Newhall)