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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: How We Gave A Desi Twist To

Podcast: How We Gave A Desi Twist To Christmas

Christmas definitely is not just a Christian festival anymore. As Vikram Doctor puts it perfectly, "When Christians brought Christmas to India, we lost no time in making it a very Indian festival."
30/12/2015 8:15 AM IST
Podcast: In the Hunt for Air That We Can

Podcast: In the Hunt for Air That We Can Breathe

Consider this - the WHO says that "no threshold [of small particulate concentration] has been identified below which no damage to health is observed" and so, they've instead stated a guideline that aims to achieve the lowest possible PM concentration - this is 10 micrograms per cubic metre for PM 2.5. Delhi's is 15 times that much!
26/12/2015 8:21 AM IST
Podcast: Chennai Floods, Delhi Pollution & Indian

Podcast: Chennai Floods, Delhi Pollution & Indian Media

Anuvab & Kunaal discuss the high pollution levels in Delhi and the government's recent odd-even formula. Merit aside, it is the logistics they are worried about - what if a traffic cop can't read the last digit on a number plate because of all the smog?
26/12/2015 8:20 AM IST
Podcast: Why Do We Walk The Way We

Podcast: Why Do We Walk The Way We Do?

Is it possible to walk in a better, more energy-efficient manner? Samanth and Padma find out the answers in this episode of The Intersection. They also explore how we ended up walking on two legs in the first place.
19/12/2015 8:08 AM IST
Podcast: Why Didn't I Give That Damn

Podcast: Why Didn't I Give That Damn ATKT?

Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapur talk about wading through sewage and why this underlines the importance of education, the intolerance of inanimate objects, a desi James Bond with a network of NRI "spies", and voyeurism post the Paris attacks.
17/12/2015 8:15 AM IST
Podcast: Is Coffee Replacing

Podcast: Is Coffee Replacing Kaapi?

Modern cafe culture in India is booming. The explosion of coffee chains and the enthusiasm with which new outlets are greeted here are well-documented. Yet, from the frappes, cappuccinos, and, of course, flavoured cold coffees, the one variant that seems to be missing is the South Indian filter coffee.
07/12/2015 9:07 AM IST
Podcast: How World War II Left a Deep Impact on Our Army's

Podcast: How World War II Left a Deep Impact on Our Army's Diet

This episode of The Intersection investigates the evolution of army food in India since the Second World War, and finds out how food research and science have come together to create a nutritious diet that takes into consideration operational logistics as well as food preferences and habits.
08/11/2015 12:40 AM IST
Podcast: Etiquette, Punctuality & Decorum - None of This is Really Our

Podcast: Etiquette, Punctuality & Decorum - None of This is Really Our Thing

From loud conversations on the phone to calling out to a clueless friend in the dark, our lack of cinema etiquette is legendary. The Our Last Week duo, however, are not having any more of it. Kunaal and Anuvab have a couple of very effective ideas to get people to stop talking during a movie - these may or may not involve death.
06/11/2015 8:19 AM IST
Podcast: The Innovative Recipes and Exotic Ingredients of Upvas

Podcast: The Innovative Recipes and Exotic Ingredients of Upvas Food

Fasting - whether the reasons are medical, spiritual or even political - goes back centuries. Some fasts are absolute, where you can't eat, sometimes even drink, anything, while some type of fasts restrict what ingredients you can consume. For a practice that is so closely connected with food, its ingredients and their cooking, it might be surprising that fasting is generally not associated with the culinary world. But is it really so disconnected from the world of food?
03/11/2015 8:23 AM IST
Podcast: My BIG Data is BIGger Than Yours, Damn

Podcast: My BIG Data is BIGger Than Yours, Damn Right!

IT terminologies meet erotica in this short clip from Our Last Week's new episode, where Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapur take a stand against Big Data. But, the bigger question really is - how do you punch an algorithm?
01/11/2015 8:22 AM IST
Podcast: Letting Nature Be - How A Woman Saved A Hill In

Podcast: Letting Nature Be - How A Woman Saved A Hill In Mussoorie

This episode of The Intersection brings the story of Sejal Worah, World Wildlife Foundation India's programme director, a woman who single-handedly revived the ecosystem of Mussoorie's Flag Hill. There's a lot of determination and some of childhood nostalgia (she grew up in the vicinity of Flag Hill) in her story of how she saved an entire hill. But the key takeaway is how nature can often heal itself.
27/10/2015 8:07 AM IST
Podcast: The Origins Of Organic Food And Why We Should Take It More

Podcast: The Origins Of Organic Food And Why We Should Take It More Seriously

The science of nutrition is, and always has been, a confounding mess. Are carbohydrates good or bad? Do you really need to banish fat from your diet? Can salt actually cause irreparable harm? The answer to these questions changes every few years. Add to this the plethora of diets that keep coming in and going out of fashion every few months, and you're left confused about what really is healthy. However, the one trend that has been consistent is the organic food movement.
20/10/2015 8:18 AM IST
Podcast: The Timekeepers Of

Podcast: The Timekeepers Of India

Whether or not time was present before the Big Bang, it exists in our universe - we have simply invented a way to measure it, which is through seconds, hours and years. So, the question that then arises is who sets the time? This episode of The Intersection takes you to the National Physics Laboratory in New Delhi, to find out just that.
30/09/2015 8:21 AM IST
Podcast: Anuvab Pal & Kunaal Roy Kapur Muse About THAT

Podcast: Anuvab Pal & Kunaal Roy Kapur Muse About THAT Murder

"The murder? Eh, I don't watch these things, such sensational yellow journalism... wait, they found the guy who sold him the briefcase? What are you saying?! Shut up!" After a week of giving into their voyeuristic tendencies and closely following the Sheena Bora murder case, Anuvab & Kunaal have some great insights on the media and its coverage of the murder.
23/09/2015 8:12 AM IST
Podcast: The Idli Story - Once The Labour Of Love In South India's Kitchens, Now A Pan-India

Podcast: The Idli Story - Once The Labour Of Love In South India's Kitchens, Now A Pan-India Staple

The versatile and healthy idli is ubiquitous and has achieved widespread popularity. But, and some might find this surprising, it was nothing more than a regional specialty up until the '70s and even '80s, when it was confined largely to south Indian households. How did it manage to cross geographical boundaries and become an everyday staple across India? Vikram Doctor finds out in this episode of The Real Food Podcast.
20/09/2015 1:06 AM IST
Podcast: The Science And Philosophy Of

Podcast: The Science And Philosophy Of Pi

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and the human stupidity..." - that's how a popular quote by Albert Einstein starts. He forgot about one other infinite thing: pi, which is as important as the universe and as irrational as human stupidity. This episode of The Intersection takes a look into the many different aspects of pi and explains why this number is so important.
19/09/2015 8:25 AM IST