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David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
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On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Shivangi Singh, Art Director & Set Designer, who has worked in Hollywood as well as Bollywood. They talk about production design and what it entails, some of the popular projects she has worked on, how production design is extremely important for any setting, Shivangi always being into drawing and painting all he…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh), to talk about the updates in the Aryan Khan-NCB drugs case, the media circus around it, the latest statements by the lead investigator in the case, the news that Aryan Khan never even made it onto the ship they were arrested on but were possibly arrested at the entrance, Hollywood c…
 
There's no time Kate Munger can remember that her mother wasn't singing. Every night, Kate and her four siblings would be graced with lullabies at their bedsides. The physical proximity of the vibrations of her mother’s body would activate the cells in Kate.Now, Kate brings that gift of voice and vibration in service to those at the threshold of th…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by comedian Abbas Momin, along with Amit and Silverie (Antariksh), to talk about the updates in the Aryan Khan cruise ship arrest, the differences between the media and police action in the Aryan Khan case in comparison to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, why there seems to be such a disparity in the media coverag…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by writer-director Faraz Arif Ansari (them/they), to talk about their amazing new movie 'Sheer Qorma' starring Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhaskar, Divya Dutta and others, why Faraz gets trolled for just being themself and making films about LGBTQIA relationships, and lots more. Cyrus and Faraz also talk about how Faraz bec…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by two Youth Leaders from the United Nations #WeTheChange campaign - Akhilesh Anil Kumar (Ecosystem restoration) and Garvita Gulhati (Technology and Innovation). We The Change represents the solutions young people are pioneering towards climate action. Akhilesh is an avid environmental activist working in the field …
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about the new words Cyrus has learnt - 'pimping' and 'hollus bollus', and lots more. They talk about Trump suing Twitter because they banned him but still continue to let the Taliban post on the platform, former Maharashtra Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh being on the run…
 
Jayanti Ravi is a scientist, civil servant, writer, speaker, teacher, and thinker. Formally, she holds a Master’s degree in nuclear physics from Madras University, MPA from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in e-governance and is an IAS officer. Having worked in sectors like education, administration, health, family welfare & national strategy, for state…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Abhay Hanjura, Co-founder of Licious, to talk about his experience running a highly popular and fast growing meat meat and seafood brand. Cyrus and Abhay talk about how the idea for Licious came about, Abhay being a Kashmiri Pandit, how he wanted to be a fauji, and more. They also talk about the term 'non-veg' or…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about Cyrus' ear hair, Silverie street-side scuffle, the lady in Aarey Milk Colony that fought with a leopard that tried to attack her, why 'LAWDA' was trending in India today, and lots more. They also talk about Navjot Singh Sidhu not stepping down as the Punjab Congress Chi…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Anupam Gupta, host of Paisa Vaisa and co-host of The Last Brand Standing podcasts on the IVM Podcasts network. They talk about Anupam's new podcast called 'Last Brand Standing' which he co-hosts with Ambi Paranmeswaran, what the podcast is about, the importance of knowing the histories of companies in India, the …
 
Vallabh Bhanshali is a visionary, a businessman, a devoted Vipassana meditator and a philanthropist. He co-founded ENAM securities, a highly reputed investment banking and investment group. ENAM has played a critical role in the growth story of multiple Indian corporations which went on to become the crown jewels of Indian economy -- such as Infosy…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about the two new words Cyrus has learnt, Android vs Apple, IFS Sneha Dubey's speech at the UN against Pakistan, the Aaj Tak reporter who got trolled for trying to barge in and speak to Sneha Dubey, and more. They also talk about the decline of print media, whether it actuall…
 
“Hope is a luxury we cannot afford losing. Especially women, if we lose hope, we lose the future of our children.” – Huda Abu ArquobBorn in Jerusalem to respected Palestinian scholars and educators, Huda Abu Arquob’s great-grandfather was one of the many Muslim Palestinians who took in and protected Jewish residents of Hebron during the 1929 massac…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by the extremely talented playback singer Nikhita Gandhi. They talk about Nikhita's new song with Badshah titled 'Bad Boy x Bad Girl', how Badshah contacted her and she thought she was being pranked, and also sings a bit of the song on this episode. They also talk about Nikhita's mother being a fan of the podcast, b…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about the Taliban's oppression of fellow Afghans, the Taliban in Afghanistan's appeal for Afghanistan's UN seat, PM Modi's current trip to the US, Erdogan and Modi's similarities, and lots more. They also talk about Sachin Gupta becoming the first Indian-origin person to beco…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Anirudh Kanisetti, Researcher, Writer, Podcaster & Host of Echoes of India and Yuddha on the IVM Podcasts network. They talk about Anirudh first doing engineering, getting interested in history through historical video games like Age of Empires and the Total War series, his two podcasts 'Echoes of India' and 'Yud…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about two new words that Cyrus has learnt - 'Bemba' and 'Hyoid', doctors vs WebMD, some videos of the late great Norm Macdonald with his mother, the new crime-comedy-drama show starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez called 'Only Murders in the Building', and lot…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by chef and entrepreneur Saransh Goila, owner of Goila Butter Chicken, Television host and MasterChef guest judge. Cyrus and Saransh talk about the 2nd season of Saransh's Zee Zest show 'Grand Trunk Rasoi', how they shot it in the pandemic, the greatness of Sanjeev Kapoor, realising he had a knack for being an enter…
 
“The seeds of peace come from the ground.” “You don’t begin by going to library. Theology begins on the street. Go to understand what Scripture and tradition have to say about those questions [on the street], and new questions will arise.”Growing up Christian and attending seminary at a time of heightening tensions between Buddhists and Hindus in h…
 
"Just because I take everything in my stride, smile through everything, doesn’t mean I don’t feel pain, loss or get hurt, it just means that every day I make a choice to transcend the negative and use every moment there is breath in this body to positively impact the world around me." -- Preethi SrinivasanBorn in 1979, Preethi was a very gifted and…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by comedian Abijit Ganguly, along with Amit and Antariksh, to talk about Abijit's standup, the amazingness of the late great Norm Macdonald (may he rest in peace), him having battled cancer for the last 9 years and finally drawing with cancer at the age of 61, Norm's many talk show appearances, his time on SNL as th…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Snehil Khanor, Co-founder & CEO at TrulyMadly to talk about the TrulyMadly (TM) platform, this age of online dating, and the kind of curation TM does to keep their platform for the intended purpose of finding 'your forever'. Cyrus and Snehil talk about how and why he decided to start TrulyMadly, his own sister's …
 
On this epsiode, Cyrus is joined by Rachit Chawla, Founder & CEO at Finway, to talk about how he started his company, what it means to be SEBI certified, loving accountancy as a subject in school and scoring 99% in it, becoming the financier of his school, and lots more. He also gives some great financial advice and talks about working at Intel ear…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by his closest friend Kunal Vijayakar, along with Silverie (and briefly Hrishi), to talk about two news words that Cyrus has just learnt - 'kif' and 'repetitwa'. They also talk the case of a falling cat at a Miami football stadium, a dog crashing a T20 cricket game in Ireland, Taliban and their new Afghanistan gover…
 
On a chilly morning in November, 2013, Deborah Cohan, MD, a clinical professor and program director at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, walked into an operating suite, her curly hair tucked under a cap, not to perform surgery but to undergo a double mastectomy for breast cancer. Within minutes, the sterile room began t…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Kushal Choksi, Author, Entrepreneur, Chocolatier & 9/11 Survivor. Kushal's new book is up for pre-order titled 'On a Wing and a Prayer'. On this episode, Kushal tells his chilling 9/11 story, how he was in the WTC towers, and how he made it out. Cyrus and Kushal also talk about Kushal's book and why he wanted tha…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by professional Indian golfer - Anirban Lahiri (PGA, Asian Tour, Olympics). Cyrus and Anirban talk about why Anirban lives in Florida in the US, having a 'friendly neighbourhood' alligator who crashes their golf course, Anirban being a double Olympian - having participated twice in the Olympics, golf in India, and l…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by poet, writer, actor and podcaster - Yahya Bootwala. Amid some cameos from Gopal Datt and Kunal Vijayakar's voices (Cyrus was on set for TWTW), Yahya and Cyrus talk about how Yahya got into poetry in the first place, being the first from his family who decided to pursue a career in the arts, his love for live perf…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about the meanings of two new words that Cyrus just learnt - 'zenana' and 'sigmoidoscopy'. They also talk about good and bad teachers, the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' protests taking place in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, anti-masker protesting parents in the US, the Chicago seri…
 
[Note from Curators -- Call just closed. To continue the dialogue post-call with the speakers and other listeners, join here.] In 1985, when Prof. Anil Gupta was invited by the Bangladeshi government to help restructure their agricultural sector, a moral dilemma gripped him. He noticed how the marginalized farmers were being paid poorly for their o…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie (Antariksh), to talk about a load of topics, from China and the internet usage limits of has imposed on its citizens, Cyrus' office's ceiling caving in from the floor above, when electric switches are mapped all haphazardly, and more. They also discuss the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar getting a …
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by comedian Aakash Mehta, Amit and Antariksh, to talks about a ton of news, like the Paralympic shot-putter who won gold and set a world record only to be disqualified for turning up three minutes late to the final, the 1st day of India v England test match, Joe Rogan getting COVID, and lots more. They also discuss …
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Rochelle Rao, and in the second half, Rochelle is joined by her husband Keith Sequeira as well. Cyrus and Rochelle talk about the many amazing things she has done in her career, working on The Kapil Sharma Show, working in the IPL as a presenter, and being in the Bigg Boss house with her husband, and lots more. R…
 
We've moved to our own YouTube channel! Please do subscribe: https://youtube.com/channel/UCmY4iMGgEa49b7-NH94p1BQ On this episode, Cyrus is joined by his trustee panelists of Amit and Silverie (Antariksh) to talk about leopards in Aarey Milk Colony, Powai and Malabar Hill, which Indian state should be given entirely to animals, and lots more. They …
 
As a surgeon based in eastern Nebraska, Demetrio Aguila, MD, has drawn patients from 34 states, 6 countries, and 4 continents, not only because of his innovative, life-changing surgeries for people suffering with chronic pain, but because of the compassionate payment option he offers: in lieu of dollars, patients can donate community service hours …
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by filmmaker and author Nidhie Sharma, to talk about her new book 'Invictus: The Jungle that Made Me', her thrilling real life journey of being lost in the dense jungles of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, 10,000 feet above sea level at the Indo-China border as a child. Cyrus and Nidhie also talk about Nidhie writing fo…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joined by Amit and Silverie to talk about Amit renting a car for three months, whether renting is a better option than buying a new vehicle, the kinds of problems car owners have to deal with, the Ola Electric Scooter and how it could be a game-changer, the coolness of the late great Feroz Khan, his 1980 film 'Qurbani', wh…
 
On this episode, Cyrus is joiuned by his closest friend Kunal Vijayakar, Television presenter, food blogger and columnist, and host of the show 'Khaane Mein Kya Hai?' on YouTube. Kunal and Cyrus reminisce about knowing each other for so many years, recount some hilarious stories and encounters together, and talk about what Kunal's show is all about…
 
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