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Audiomatic

India’s first podcast network

Audiomatic is a platform for high-quality podcasts, the first of its kind in India. As narrative audio content consumption grows the world over, Audiomatic is attempting to create audio that appeals to digital consumers with a line-up of talent featuring the most credible experts.

India loves stories. And Audiomatic is reviving the art of storytelling through its podcasts by choosing the most fascinating audio stories and featuring the best story-tellers to tell them. Starting with a line-up on science, current affairs, humour and food, Audiomatic plans to cover a wide variety of topics and offer something for every curious mind.

Our shows

• ‘Ask Aakar Anything’ is a weekly podcast in which columnist Aakar Patel answers questions primarily on current affairs but does not hesitate to share his views on just about everything under the sun including his favourite Bollywood actress and his preferred tipple.

• ‘The Intersection’ is a fortnightly feature, offers stories on science, culture and history by Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian presented in a riveting fashion, going behind the scenes and talking to experts, researchers and ordinary folk with extraordinary experiences.

• ‘Our Last Week’ is a fortnightly humour podcast that brings together faux neuro-scientest Anuvab Pal and world-renowned quasi-philosopher Kunaal Roy Kapur, who magnify their unique human life theories for your entertainment.

• ‘The Real Food Podcast’, a fortnightly show, features renowned food writer Vikram Doctor and his sincere love for an incredible in-depth knowledge of food, that travels through ancestral kitchens, gourmet restaurants, exotic vegetable farms, modern agriculturists and heirloom aficionados.
Podcast: Great Coffee Made

Podcast: Great Coffee Made Easy

In this episode of The Real Food Podcast, Vikram Doctor, who loves his teas, finds out that coffee-making may isn't as daunting a task as he initially thought and that you can make a delicious cup of coffee at home.
11/08/2016 1:55 PM IST
Chivda: From The Shahs To The Queen

Chivda: From The Shahs To The Queen [PODCAST]

In this podcast we delve deeper into the roots of chivda, as we speak to people who've been selling the traditional version for decades as well as to those who are mixing it with innovative ingredients (for instance: chocolate!) to give the homemade snack a more modern twist.
05/08/2016 8:03 PM IST
Podcast: Mission Impossible - Surveying Indian Languages and

Podcast: Mission Impossible - Surveying Indian Languages and Dialects

In this episode of the podcast we explore how, in an age where cultural symbols are stolen from temples and museums, do scientists spot the real from the fake? We also explore all the scientific processes that are used to identify the source of a historical artefact, a thread that takes us back thousands of years.
21/07/2016 3:16 PM IST
Podcast: Tracing The Culinary History Of The Delectable Treats Our Hill Stations

Podcast: Tracing The Culinary History Of The Delectable Treats Our Hill Stations Offer

Landour was once called the 'Little America of the Hills'. This small hill station in Uttarakhand, dotted with winding paths, pine trees and colourful birds, became a summer retreat for the British in the 1820s. The place at the altitude of 7,500 feet above the sea is uniquely cosmopolitan and, located in north India, has been home to various communities from around the world, as a result of which their food was an intermingling of European and American cuisines that gave it a distinct anglo-Indian aroma.
29/06/2016 8:26 AM IST
Podcast: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Say Hello To The Doomsday

Podcast: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Say Hello To The Doomsday Clock

Twice every year, 15 experts meet to discuss the possibility of apocalypse -- this group, called the Science and Security Board are the timekeepers of our race. In the latest episode of the Intersection, we speak to two of them -- Sivan Kartha and Rachel Bronson.
08/06/2016 8:34 AM IST
Podcast: Papad -- The Circle That Completes A Square

Podcast: Papad -- The Circle That Completes A Square Meal

While exploring the colourful past of papads and the role they played in Indian history, Vikram Doctor spoke to author Saaz Aggarwal who in her book <em>Sindh: Stories From A Vanished Homeland</em> talks about how after partition, the Sindhi community found purpose in preparing papads.
05/06/2016 8:37 AM IST
Podcast: The Fault In Our

Podcast: The Fault In Our Taj

Was the iconic monument created with a single error on purpose? Or, did the artists and craftsmen make an honest mistake because of a lack of advanced scientific equipment? Did Shah Jahan know?
21/05/2016 8:12 AM IST
Snakebites: The Poor Man's Disease That Has Been Ignored For Far Too

Snakebites: The Poor Man's Disease That Has Been Ignored For Far Too Long

The only way to combat the epidemic of snakebites in India is to make our anti-venom more potent. Our concoctions are manufactured by extracting blood plasma from animals who have been injected with diluted snake venom because it contains the antibodies that can fight it. However, this is the same method that has been practiced since the 19th century and is in dire need of an update.
14/05/2016 8:25 AM IST
Podcast: Ragi Represents The People It

Podcast: Ragi Represents The People It Nourishes

Finger millet is known to reduce the risk of diabetes and gastrointestinal tract disorders and as an excellent source of calcium and fibre; it also helps to lower cholesterol levels in your blood. This leads to less plaque formation, prevents blood vessel blockage, and reduces your risk of heart attacks. So, it's safe to say that Ragi represents the people it nourishes: Earthy, resilient and nutritious.
13/04/2016 8:18 AM IST
Podcast: Are Indians Finally Learning To Say

Podcast: Are Indians Finally Learning To Say "Cheese"?

As time went on, colonialism began to run its course and cheese making spread far and wide across Europe - it was not unusual for a region to produce its own, unique type of cheese. In Asia, however, cheese never really garnered the same popularity and acceptance. Even today, Asian cuisine does not involve the use of too much cheese, if at all. No one knows the real reason for this.
10/04/2016 12:17 AM IST
Podcast: How Nashik Became India's Wine

Podcast: How Nashik Became India's Wine Capital

Wine and religion, two unlikely comrades, have fraternised to form Nashik's newfound, unorthodox charm. Taking a detour from the typical "exotic mysticism" that most of India offers, Nashik, known for its Kumbh Melas, has transformed itself into the unlikely, yet celebrated, wine capital of India.
13/02/2016 12:26 AM IST
Podcast: Transporting And Transplanting A

Podcast: Transporting And Transplanting A Heart

Today, heart transplants have become routine, but the procedure is fraught with logistical nightmares and requires precise teamwork and coordination. This episode of The Intersection goes behind the frenzy, bringing you the real-life story of how a heart was transported from Indore to Mumbai, saving the life of a 16-year-old girl.
08/02/2016 8:27 AM IST
Podcast: Khichdi - The National Dish of

Podcast: Khichdi - The National Dish of India

What would be India's national dish? More importantly, can a country like ours, with its sundry eating habits, even have a dish that would represent all? Most of us would think that it's a tough ask. But, if you study our varied cuisines closely, you will find that there is one preparation that unites all our diverse food cultures. And this is Khichdi.
01/02/2016 8:28 AM IST
Podcast: Science & Archaeology Come Together To Resurrect A 4000-Year-Old

Podcast: Science & Archaeology Come Together To Resurrect A 4000-Year-Old Curry

The Indus Valley Civilisation is an enigma, but it has contributed a lot to our understanding of the Indian culture. With passing years, we have become more scientifically and archaeologically capable, and that has helped us discover new aspects of this 4000-year-old civilisation, giving us fresh insights into our history. And, food habits provide one of the most tangible ways to understand our past as well as our present.
27/01/2016 8:10 AM IST