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Favourite Podcasts April & May 2021

My favourite podcasts episodes these last two months talk about the experiences of muslims growing up in India over the past 50 years, experiences of researchers trying to model Covid-19 in India, cultural phenomenon that is "banter", a simple idea on how to curb climate change for cheap, a SPAC posing as a Deli, the story of the guy who claims to have invented a hot version of a popular processed food, using social media and crowd funding for reparations, Brood 10 Periodical Cicadas, experiences of employees working in Amazon Warehouses and the fascinating story of the discovery of a live saving  immunosuppressant drug.


  • Radiolab
    • The Dirty Drug and the Ice Cream Tub
      21 May 2021 (listen)
    • Brown Box
      14 May 2021 (listen)
  • StarTalk
    • Cosmic Queries – Cicada Invasion! With Jessica Ware
      26 April 2021 (listen)
  • NPR Planet Money
    • DIY Reparations
      5 May 2021 (listen)
    • Hot Cheetos
      12 May 2021 (listen)
    • The $100 Million Deli
      28 April 2021 (listen)
  • TED Talks Daily
    • How we can curb climate change by spending two percent more on everything | Jens Burchardt
      8 April 2021 (watch/listen/read)
  • The Guardian's Audio Long Reads
    • From the archive: The age of banter
      21 April 2021 (listen | read)
  • The Seen and the Unseen
    • Episode 224: Modeling Covid-19
      9 May 2021 (listen)
    • Episode 216: Being Muslim in India
      14 March 2021 (listen)