Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

What is Libertarianism?

“In a sense there have always been but two political philosophies: liberty and power.” David Boaz. author of The Libertarian Mind, joins Amit Varma in episode 117 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain what libertarian thinking stands for, and to bust some of the misconceptions around it.

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Markets in Space

This is Episode 93 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Space exploration was unthinkable for anyone except the US and the USSR in the early 1960s. Today, students and startups can launch satellites into space. Narayan Prasad joins us on the latest episode of The Pragati Podcast to tell...


ಬಂತು ಬಂತು, ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಬಂತು! Election Season is here.

This is episode 19 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಅನ್ನೋದು ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಹಬ್ಬಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಕಮ್ಮಿ ಏನೂ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ನಗರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮತದಾನ ಮಾಡಲು ಏಕೆ ಅಷ್ಟು ಕಡಿಮೆ ಜನರು ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆ? ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಏನಾದರೂ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಕಾಣಬಹುದೆ? ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಎಚ್. ಎಸ್. ಈ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಸ್ಪೆಷಲ್ ಎಪಿಸೋಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಜೊತೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಹಿಂದೆ...

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India’s Lost Decade

In 2008, India was growing at 8.8% and was described as a miracle economy. It all went downhill in the next 10 years. Puja Mehra, author of The Lost Decade, joins Amit Varma in episode 116 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe the random events, political imperatives and human dramas that collided to bring us to the brink of a crisis.

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Public Choice, Voting and Governance

Is it rational to vote? Is it rational for us to think about government as a benign entity? Amit Varma is back on Episode 92 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about public choice theory and how it can inform our thinking about governments and public decision-making.

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