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4 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Ep20 - Is there a divine creator?
Following from Episode 18, which discussed Nick Bostrom's simulation argument, this episode looks at the the simulation hypothesis through a scientific lens. It uses the arguments given by David Deutsch in his book, "The Beginning of Infinity", to counter argue the entire creation theory / simulation hypothesis.
5 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Ep19 - Principal-Agent Problem: All about Incentives
This episode talks about the importance of incentives in human decision making. It dives into the principal-agent problem and its importance in the world of business and our daily life.
5 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Ep18 - Are we living in a simulation?
In this episode, your host, Mayur Ghatge thinks out loud on the possibility of we being in a simulation. He discusses 3 propositions given by Nick Bostrom in his simulation argument to go into all the possibilities of we being in a simulation or not. Cheers!
4 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Ep17 - Do minorities rule our world?!
In this episode, your host talks about how the intolerant minorities are able to eventually get what they want. He talks about the "Minority Rule" from Nasim Nicholas Taleb's book, Skin in the Game, applicability of this rule in our real world, where this rule fails, and how should the flexible majority go about dealing with the minority.
3 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Show Reboot: Books n Brew is now IdeaNugget!
This show was called Books n Brew. Starting this month, it'll be called IdeaNugget! The show was about ideas from the books and some commentary on it by your host, Mayur Ghatge. Going ahead, it'll still remain a podcast about ideas but packed in a bite-size format. Most episodes will be under 5 minutes and will not be restricted to books but will explore new horizons to dwell on ideas!
16 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Ep15 - Dictator's Handbook (re-run)
As season 1 ends and season 2 is underway check out re-run of Dictator's Handbook. There is no difference between an autocrat or a democrat! Only difference is the number of essential supporters it needs to stay in power which defines them as either a democrat or a dictator (conventionally). Join your host, Mayur Ghatge where he talks about 3 ideas from the book: "Dictator's Handbook" to understand why rulers do what they do to stay in power. | Email: |
15 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Ep14 - Masala Lab
Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about the book titled, "Masala Lab" by Krish Ashok. He discusses some ideas from the book while going into the science of some ingredients, bursting some common myths and giving hacks of indian cooking. Email: booksnbrewpodcast_at_gmail.com.
15 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Ep13 - Kafka on the Shore
Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about the book titled, "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. He goes through the book structure with spoiler-free plot overview and the philosophical underlaying basis to discusses the essence of the book. For listeners who have read the book, the last section of the episode discusses the theories/metaphorical meaning of the book. Email: .
6 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Ep12 - Barrel Aged Beer
Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about Barrel Aged Beer. He deep dives into what exactly is barrel aging of beer, mechanism of barrel aging, and the significance of the oak used to make the barrels. Cheers! | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Ep11 - Power of Vulnerability
We often consider being vulnerable as a weakness and believe expressing emotions will not earn you your sense of belonging. Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about 3 ideas from the book titled, "Power of Vulnerability" by Brene Brown to discuss the upsides of embracing vulnerability and expressing emotions for successful relationships and wholehearted living. He discusses nuances of vulnerability, why we don't express our emotions and what constitutes as too much vulnerability. | Blink: | Email: |
6 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
Ep10 - Coffee Beans
Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about two major type of coffee beans. He deep dives into the world of robusta and arabica coffee beans. He discusses their origin, difference, what to expect from their coffee and how can you consume it best! | Email: email@example.com. | Music by Rahul Thombare.
15 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Ep09 - Atomic Habits
We often find ourselves not following through on our habits we set for ourselves but repeat the bad ones over and over again. Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about 3 ideas from the book titled, "Atomic Habits" by James Clear to discuss the importance of habits and how to build them. He discusses the importance of process-oriented thinking and how small improvements lead to significant achievements. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Music by Rahul Thombare
7 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Ep08 - Brewing Beer: Lager
Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about one of the most popular types of beer: Lagers. He deep dives into the world of lagers with basics of brewing them, its history, different types of lagers and how can you consume it best! Email: email@example.com Music by Rahul Thombare
16 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Ep07 - Blink
A lot of important decisions in life are made unconsciously in a blink of an eye and most of them are almost always right. Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about 3 ideas from the book titled, "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss the importance of unconscious decision making. He discusses the power of thinking without thinking through stories from the book. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Music by Rahul Thombare
17 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Ep06 - Rebel Sultans
The Deccan region is one of the most diverse, colorful and rich regions in the Indian subcontinent. It is most commonly known as home to the great Maratha warrior, Shivaji. But, this land has one of the most fascinating histories even before Shivaji. Join your host, Mayur Ghatge as he talks about 3 things from the book to walk through some fascinating stories from Deccan. He also dives into the intricacies of brewing Turkish Coffee. Email: email@example.com Music by Rahul Thombare
19 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Ep05 - A Theory of Justice
Justice plays a vital role in proper functioning of any society. American Philosopher John Rawls in his book, "A Theory of Justice" conceptualizes 2 principles of justice necessary to develop a fair and just society. Join your host, Mayur Ghatge while he talks about 3 ideas from the book to understand Rawlsian justice theory. He also dives into the "dark side" of beer brewing by taking stock of different types of stouts. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Music by Rahul Thombare
19 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Ep04 - Dictator's Handbook
There is no difference between an autocrat or a democrat! Only difference is the number of essential supporters it needs to stay in power which defines them as either (conventionally). Join your host, Mayur Ghatge where he talks about 3 ideas from the book: "Dictator's Handbook" to understand why rulers do what they do to stay in power. He also dives into the history of cafés in revolutions and protests against the establishment. Email: email@example.com Music by Rahul Thombare
18 minutes | May 27, 2020
Ep03 - Mathematics and Humor
Humor plays a vital role to bring happiness in our lives. On the contrary, mathematics is often perceived as "cold" and limiting to human emotions. In this episode of Books 'n Brew, your host Mayur Ghatge talks about three ideas from a book called, "Mathematics and Humor" by John Allen Paulos. He talks on how mathematics plays a central role in construction of a joke and is actually empowering, not just for mathematicians but for everyone in all walks of their lives. He also takes you on a journey of brewing India Pale Ale (IPA) to highlight the intricacies of beer brewing. Cheers! Music for the show is played on Ukulele by Rahul Thombare.
26 minutes | May 9, 2020
Ep02 - Jaya (Mahabharata)
Mahabharata is one of the great mythological epics from Indian subcontinent and has had a huge impact on the current day culture and beliefs in the region. Your host, Mayur Ghatge uses its most recent version called Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik to discuss about the story while trying to comment on its true implications. Mayur also delves into coffee brewing with the Indian Filter Coffee! Cheers! Jaya: Filter Coffee Container: Music by Jason Shaw @ audionautix.com Contact:
2 minutes | May 1, 2020
Books 'n Brew Ep01- Preview
Starting May 2020, Mayur Ghatge brings you Books 'n Brew, a monthly podcast series about books, coffee and beer! In each episode of Books 'n Brew I will talk about a book and coffee and beer brewing techniques from around the world. Tune into Books 'n Brew for your pursuit of knowledge on books, coffee and beer! Cheers! Logo by Chaitanya Deole Music by Jason Shaw at audionautix.com
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