November 3, 2021
As Shikhar helps Vishwa revamp her wardrobe, they begin to question the ethics of fashion, 401ks, and...everything.
How far can and do we go to avoid harm to others?
Audio Credits: Ketsa, Donnie Ozone, Cardi B
September 1, 2021
In a continuation of the previous episode on self-defense, we try and individualize scenarios, and see what drives us to specific actions when faced with threats.
Audio Credits: Ketsa
August 11, 2021
When is self-defense....defense? What makes one person feel threatened may not phase another.
Join us as we delve into what self defense entails in a religion that prioritizes non-violence.
Audio Credits: Ketsa, TV9 Gujarat
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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