Podcast The Seen and the Unseen

All Hail Public Choice Theory!

Governments consist of people, and people respond to incentives. For this reason, there is no better way to understand government than through the tools of economics. Episode 121 of The Seen and the Unseen is a rerun of an old episode of The Pragati Podcast, in which Amit Varma introduces Pavan...

Podcast The Pragati Podcast

Afghanistan: A Republic in Peril

This is Episode 96 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Afghanistan was all set to go to elections this summer, but Afghanistan, its State and its people are all in peril. The Taliban are now on the negotiating table with global powers, often without the presence of the legitimate...


ಹೇಮಂತ ತಂದ ಚಿತ್ರ ಚೈತ್ರ. Modern Kannada Cinema.

This is episode 22 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳಿಲ್ಲದೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನವನ್ನು ಕಲ್ಪಿಸುಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದೇ ಕಷ್ಟ. ಆದರೆ ಒಂದು ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವುದು ಅದಕ್ಕಿಂತಲೂ ಕಠಿಣ. ಸಿನಿಮಾವೊಂದನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವದರಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ತೊಡಕುಗಳು, ಸವಾಲುಗಳು ಬರುತ್ತವೆ? ಈ ವಾರದ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಮಂತ್ ರಾವ್ ಅವರು ನಮ್ಮೊಡನೆ ಅವರ ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತವಾದ ಎರಡು ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳು, ಗೋದಿ ಬಣ್ಣ ಸಾಧಾರಣ...

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Resisting State Injustice

Conventional wisdom holds that there are three ways to respond to injustice by the state: we may leave, complain, or comply. Philosopher Jason Brennan joins Amit Varma in episode 120 of The Seen and the Unseen to argue that there is a fourth option: to resist. 

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Working with Government

This is Episode 95 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. Bangalore has at least a 20 year legacy of private citizens working with city and state governments in a variety of ways. V Ravichandar symbolises that, as over the last 19 years, he has worked with governments, has driven change while being completely outside government, and has opposed government policies effectively as well. V...

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ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕನ ಬದುಕು-ಬವಣೆ.The Life of an Ecology Professor.

This is episode 21 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕರ ಜೇವನ ಹೇಗಿರುತ್ತೆ? ಅದೂ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತವಾದಂತಹ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ? ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದ ಪ್ರಗತಿಗೆ ಅನೇಕ ರೆಟಿಯ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ ಆದರೆ ಇದನ್ನು ಸಾಧಿಸಲು ಬೇಕಾದಂತಹ ನಾಡಿನ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ, ಮತ್ತು ಪಾಂಡಿತ್ಯದ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳು ಏನು? ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ತಿನ 21ನೆ ಎಪಿಸೋಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ...

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