The Indian podcasting scene is in its infancy. The only way the medium can grow in this country is when more podcasters, both Individuals and organisations start speaking into the microphone. We were super excited when Indian Express, one of the most trusted news organizations entered the podcasting space.
Indian express kickstarted its podcasts efforts with 8 shows covering diverse topics. As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, the company is unveiling a special slate of programming.
Awaaz Do: Freedom of speech is one of the most fraught topics of our times, given the intense upheaval and churning in today’s society. With the rise of populism and right-wing politics across the globe, we are being forced to have a debate about the very meaning of free speech
This show, helmed by Neha Mathews will explore what freedom of speech means in India today, who it matters to and why it should matter to everyone. I heard the first episode and it’s quite gripping. I highly recommend you listen to it.
Its flagship daily news show – 3 Things completes 100 episodes. The 100th episode features A special conversation with veteran journalist Coomi Kapoor.
Giggles and trolls
Today’s episode of Likh: The Process features well known comic, writer and filmmaker Radhika Vaz. On this episode, she talks about improv, trolls and what it’s like to be a performer today.
This one is for all you food lovers. On Thursday, Metro Food Hoppers goes as Bombay as possible, as host Simona Terron dives into the world of Irani chai, and on Friday, they’ve set you up with What to Watch this Weekend that will give you a glimpse of the real India.
The Billionaire Raj
This ought to be a really good one. On Sunday the 19th, The Sandip Roy Show will feature James Crabtree, author of the highly acclaimed The Billionaire Raj and an article in the Guardian that lay bare the stark inequality that is a part of everyday life in India.
I heard James Crabtree talk to Kara Swisher on Recode Decode and thoroughly enjoyed the enlightening conversation.
If you are curious about how the rich and the filthy rich navigate the corridors of power n India then, this conversation is a must listen.
If you want to learn more about inequality and its insidious impact then I highly recommend you listen to Joseph Stiglitz and Thomas Piketty, whose book, “Capital in the 21st Century”, started an intense debate across the world about income inequality, the likes of which we had never seen before.
All the best with all your podcasting efforts, folks. We hope that you guys keep at it and bring out more and more programming.