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31 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 83: Is Cheating the System Okay?
As Indians come down on Nikhil Kamath for beating Vishwanathan Anand at chess with the help of a computer, The Swaddle team dissects what we think of cheating, and whether cutting corners can ever be a good thing.
41 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Amrita Nandy
Dr. Amrita Nandy, independent researcher and writer, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on the romanticisation of maternal sacrifice, perceptions of voluntary non-mothers, and the imposition of caregiving on women.
32 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Episode 82: Does the World Need More Children?
This week we discuss birth strikers, climate change, and the ethics of having more children. 'Respectfully Disagree' is The Swaddle Team’s weekly podcast series, in which we get together to discuss and dissect the issues we passionately differ on.
33 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 81: Do We Really Need School Exams?
As class 12 board exams get cancelled around the country, we discuss Math test nightmares, the pressures attached to exam scores, and whether there is a point to school exams at all.
48 minutes | May 28, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Sapna Desai
Dr. Sapna Desai, public health specialist at Population Council, is is conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on why adolescent girls avoid seeking care for sexual health issues, the curious case of early hysterectomies in India, and how we need to do broaden our understanding of women's reproductive health.
31 minutes | May 27, 2021
Episode 80: Does Trauma Make You Stronger?
This week, we discuss depictions of trauma in pop culture, the difference between adversity and trauma, and why we're quick to dismiss people's traumatic experiences.
45 minutes | May 27, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa
Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa, sociologist, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on the problems with media portrayals of commercial surrogates, the emotional labour that surrogacy entails, and what it means for commercial surrogacy to be feminist.
70 minutes | May 21, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Jessica Hinchy
Dr. Jessica Hinchy, historian at NTU, Singapore, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on the colonial "panic" surrounding the hijra community in the 19th century, the circumstances leading to their criminalisation, and the ways in which family became the focus of surveillance under the 1871 Criminal Tribes Act.
62 minutes | May 20, 2021
Episode 79: What Does Sensitive Media Coverage of Sexual Violence Look Like?
This week, we sat down with journalists Kalpana Sharma and Ragamalika Karthikeyan to discuss their experiences of reporting on sexual violence, and what sensitive and intersectional media coverage can look like.
30 minutes | May 18, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Asha Nadkarni
Dr. Asha Nadkarni, literature and gender studies scholar, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on the history of eugenic feminism in India and how eugenic thinking underpins transnational surrogacy today.
29 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 78: What’s Wrong With Rebound Relationships?
This week, we unpack why people don't take a ’rebound' seriously, and the problems with how we label romantic relationships.
35 minutes | May 6, 2021
Episode 77: Is Escapism During a Crisis Okay?
This week, we discuss our instinct to flee during a crisis, and whether there can be a responsible way to check out.
37 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Ashwini Tambe
Dr. Ashwini Tambe, gender studies scholar, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on debates around girlhood, age of non-marital sexual consent, and state regulation of prostitution in colonial India.
33 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 76: Is Blame Constructive In Times of Crisis?
This week, we discuss our need to apportion blame in a crisis, and whether it leads to true accountability.
36 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
In Conversation With Naisargi Dave
Dr. Naisargi Dave, anthropologist, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on letter exchange as a form of community building for women loving women in the 1990s, the fraught relationship between the lesbian movement and the autonomous women’s movement in India, and why legal rights do not constitute justice.
37 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 75: Do We Need Celebrities To Be Activists?
This week, we debate the dilemmas around celebrities amplifying social justice issues, and what it means to be an 'apolitical' influencer.
44 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Ishita Pande
Dr. Ishita Pande, historian, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on Phulmoni Dasi and the problems with gender justice debates around child marriage in India.
50 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
In Conversation With Dr. Prathama Banerjee
Dr. Prathama Banerjee, historian and political theorist, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, on the role that demography played in the rise of communal conflict, the masculinist nature of modern politics, and the problems with how we categorise 'tribes' in India.
33 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode 74: Can We Speak Ill of the Dead?
This week, we discuss Prince Philip, Kobe Bryant, and Rishi Kapoor, and unpack the debates around when it’s okay to speak ill of the dead.
27 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode 73: What’s Wrong With Having a Type?
This week, we discuss whether it’s okay to have a ‘type,' and when having a type crosses into harmful stereotyping.
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