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#9.5 an interview with Dr. Brianne Donaldson

#9.5 an interview with Dr. Brianne Donaldson

July 21, 2021

Remember episode #6: The Pandemic Problem? We talked to Dr. Brianne Donaldson about whether viruses were considered living according to Jainism. Since they had the chance to chat, Shikhar talked to her about much more. Check out this full interview!

#9: culture: it’s not just for yogurt

#9: culture: it’s not just for yogurt

July 7, 2021

Today, we talk about culture: what it is and how/why it changes. Through musical metaphors and scientific analogies, join us as we break it down — what does it mean for society, and how does it affect us individually?

 

Audio Credits: Ketsa, Keeping it Kozy, The Simpsons

#8: who-man?

#8: who-man?

June 2, 2021

How different are we, today, from our ancestors that were living in 1921? What about our descendants in 2121? 3021? In exploring this question of the future, we delve into our past to identify what makes humans, human.

 

Audio: Bio Unit, Lobo Loco, Ketsa, Ennio Morricone, The Alan Parsons Project, Shaolin Dub, Community, CNN

Aneka Season 2 Trailer

Aneka Season 2 Trailer

May 19, 2021

We're back from hibernation! Join us for our second season, with episodes dropping on the first Wednesday of every month (Wednesdays are the new Friday)!

Audio: Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, Ketsa

#7: Paryushan & Das Lakshan

#7: Paryushan & Das Lakshan

August 13, 2020

Two major events for Jains around the world are coming up. Join us as we ask people: what do these events stand for? how do they choose to observe them? and how has their understanding evolved?

Some definitions for this episode: samayik (a 48 minute vow of equanimity and concentration), ratri-bhojan (eating at night), and atthai (8 days of consecutive fasting)

Audio: Tranko, Lobo Loco, Kai Engel, Ketsa, Blue Dot Sessions, Daniel Birch

#6: The Pandemic Problem

#6: The Pandemic Problem

July 29, 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, difficult decisions are abound. How do Jain (and more broadly, utilitarian) principles help us navigate these choices?

Audio: Kai Engel, Ketsa, and Lee Rosevere

#5: The Ishq-uation

#5: The Ishq-uation

April 29, 2020

What is love? We have no idea, but join us on our thought adventure as we try to break down a formula that results in love.

Audio: Ketsa, Blue Dot Sessions, Lee Rosevere, Lauren Charlotte, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and of course, Haddaway

#4: if will != free…

#4: if will != free…

March 16, 2020

Humanity has debated free will for as long as we know, and yet we have no answers. Join us as we solve it today-- because it's that easy.

Audio: Lee Rosevere, Ketsa, Bruce Almighty, Michio Kaku, Blue Do Sessions, Kai Engel, Unreleased, Professor Dave

#3.5: poConversations

#3.5: poConversations

March 5, 2020

People often ask us how we come up with our episode topics. The answer is simple: conversations. Here's a short feature into how questions and conversations inspire us. Join the Aneka team today: bit.ly/aneka-application 

Audio: Siddhartha, Kai Engel

#3: YOLO?

#3: YOLO?

December 26, 2019

YOLO has seemingly only been around for the last decade, but today we take a look at its cultural origins and consequent presence in our attitudes towards life.

Audio: Lee Rosevere, teeho x vyvch, Drake, Daniel Birch, Nctrnm, Ketsa, Mo Rooneh, Kai Engel, Alumo, Meydn, Imran Khan, The Lonely Island

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