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Material Analysis Podcast
61 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Episode 33 - Sedition
In this episode, Chandu, Bela, and Pramod historicise the concept of sedition and laws made on it, the fundamentally antisocialist nature of these laws, the history of various colonial laws on sedition, and post independence history of these Black Laws. The primary focus among them is the history, nature, and analysis of the UAPA. The music in this is from Ennio Morricone and Joan Baez's The ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti, a song about two Italian Anarchists who faced mistrial and were executed in the USA facing a prejudiced legal system. We also would like to inform our audience that due to the new RBI mandates on regular payments on portals, Material Analysis has lost the majority of its patrons. Existing patrons are requested to renew manually their subscription in their patreon account as its likely their automated payments have been rejected. For others, if you like our work and would like more such material, please consider supporting us in our patreon. Thanks!
50 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 32 - Malthus
In this episode, Chandu and Bela discuss the proposed population control bill from the Indian state of UP, what it is like as a policy, the history of population control, and its politics.
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 31 - The Second Wave
In this episode, Chandu and Dhileep discuss the medical emergency of the second wave of the covid pandemic hitting India, and the political-economic causes of the same Note: When this episode was recorded, events have evolved a bit since then in US policy, for one the US has now indicated it will support waivers on IP protection.
78 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 30 - Retrospective
As was characteristic of 2020, even its recap is three months late. Chandu, Pramod, and Bela talk about their feelings about last year, and recap some major and some not so major events that happened
58 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Episode 29 - Hatred
In this episode, Bela, Pinky, Dhileep, and Chandu discuss the political production and reproduction of hatred and how to think about it systematically.
60 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Episode 28 - Food
After taking a month long break the pod is back. In this episode, Pinky, Bela, Pramod, and Chandu deviate from their usual political analysis and talk about something they rather like, food! They discuss some history, some culture, some politics of food, food in new/social media, the history and the battles of authenticity on it. Biriyani is discussed in some detail. Music: Bhojohori Manna by Manna Dey, Pratham Kadam Phool
43 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Episode 27 - Police Brutality
In this episode, Dhileep and Chandu discuss police brutality, abolition and justice, in context of police violence from Tamil Nadu to the United States
34 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 26 - Amphan
In this episode, Pramod, Bela, and Chandu discuss the cyclone Amphan and the response to it Amphan relief contacts and details: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BmyPazZDnhSXLQ-UzCnLlDPuRUwDmaAE9wetAApV8sY
59 minutes | May 2, 2020
Episode 25 - Don't Fear the Reaper
Bonus episode for May Day In this episode, Bela, Chandu, and Pinky talk about the cultural and artistic depiction of pandemics and plagues in various ages and societies Music: Danse Macabre Painting: 'Self-Portrait After The Spanish Flu' by Edvard Munch
53 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 24 - Blackpill
In this episode, Pramod, Bela, Chandu, Shiuli, and Dhileep talk about the asinine and baffling month long mismanagement of the pandemic, and the political conundrum therein Happy May Day
53 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Episode 23 - Pandemic
In this episode, Bela, Chandu, Shiuli, and Dhileep talk about the global response to the pandemic.
38 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
Episode 22 - Danga
In this episode, Pramod is interrogated by Chandu, Shiuli, and Dhileep as he is on ground zero during the ongoing anti Muslim pogrom in Delhi Music: "tora juddho kore korbi ki ta bol?" from Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
49 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Episode 21 - Propaganda
In this first episode for 2020, Dhileep, Chandu, Bela, Pinky, with new member Shiuli, discuss what propaganda is, how it is perceived, how it is constructed. Music: What did you learn in school? by Pete Seeger
27 minutes | Jan 4, 2020
Episode 20 - Happy New Year
In this final track for 2019, and a welcome for 2020, Chandu, Pramod, Bela, and Dhileep talk about their feelings about the podcast since it started on May 1, and make concluding statements for the year
41 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
Episode 19 - The Anti CAA NRC NPR Protests
In this episode, Pramod and Chandu discuss the ongoing pan India anti CAA/NRC protests, the phenomenon and imagination of violence in protests, police brutality, and the role of the citizen.
47 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Episode 18 - Mental Health
In this episode, Dhileep, Chandu, Pramod, and Bela discuss and analyse mental health and its relationship with society.
53 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Episode 17 - Black Priesthood
In this episode, Bela, Pramod, and Chandu discuss the Supreme Court's historic judgement on the Ayodhya title dispute case, and its grave social and political implications. Music: Kumar Gandharva singing Kabir's Sunta Hai Guru Gyani
64 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Episode 16 - Words Mean Things
In this episode, Chandu, Pinky, Bela, and Pramod dissect four oft used (incorrectly) phrases in progressive circles.
68 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Episode 15 - Climate Change
In this episode Dhileep, Pramod, Bela, and Chandu go into the details of the science, politics, and activism of climate change.
48 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Episode 14 - Vedic Science
In this episode, Chandu and Pramod discuss the recent fracas about Newton and Einstein, and the state of science and pseudo science in India in general Music: Nasadiya Sukta from Bharat Ek Khoj
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