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Business news is complex and overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. Every day of the week, from Monday to Friday, Daybreak tells one business story that’s significant, simple and powerful. Hosted from The Ken’s newsroom by Snigdha Sharma and Rahel Philipose, Daybreak relies on years of original reporting and analysis by some of India’s most experienced and talented business journalists.
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“Ken’s Think Tank” is a web series talk show that takes place . . . in my truck! My name is Ken Collins. I pick up guests who want to chat about a topic of interest to them, we grab some coffee, and we drive through town chatting about their topic of choice. You never know what’s going to happen on these drives – so tune in to find out! All episodes are available in video format at http://KensThinkTank.com
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Eye on the Issues

Wyoming Liberty Group

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Welcome to Eye on the Issues, the podcast brought to you by the Wyoming Liberty Group. Whether you're a proud Wyoming resident, hail from the Cowboy State, or simply care deeply about the issues facing Wyoming, this podcast is your go-to resource. Join us as we delve into the heart of Wyoming's most pressing concerns, offering you insights and perspectives from a diverse range of voices. You'll hear from Wyoming lawmakers and elected officials sharing their viewpoints, along with community a ...
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Two former NFL offensive linemen (Alex Boone and Jeremiah Sirles) join former 8th grade football backup (Phil Mackey) for entertaining, behind-the-scenes discussions about the NFL -- from a trenches perspective! Your Dumb Football Questions are always welcome on the OLine Committee. An offensive line lifestyle podcast!
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Alex Boone and Phil Mackey answer your Dumb Football Questions: Who are the best undrafted free agents you’ve ever played with? Is NFL quarterback the hardest job in the world? Why is run blocking so different than pass blocking? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy OLine Committee
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With Jeremiah Sirles out this week, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey try to avoid crashing the plane! 2:00 -- Every year, it seems like 40-50% of NFL playoff teams don’t return to the tournament the next season… Which 6-7 teams will be watching from the sidelines in 2024? 19:00 -- Why Alex doesn’t let his kids have phones 22:00 -- Is the Eric Kendricks -…
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A couple months ago, Xiaomi released a new product – the SU7. This wasn’t a smartphone, or any other gadget that you would have otherwise associated with the Chinese company. The SU7 is actually Xiaomi’s first-ever Electric Vehicle. Now, this is a major milestone for Xiaomi. It has become the first smartphone maker to successfully launch an EV. Fun…
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Indians have really been warming up to credit cards lately. More than a 100 million credit cards are in circulation in India as of now. And this rise has a lot to do with the benefits customers get: cash back deals and reward points that you can collect and redeem for anything from flight tickets to stays at fancy resorts. But between the two, cash…
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In this week's Daybreak Special episode, hosts Snigdha Sharma and Rahel Philipose speak to The Ken's Shivani Verma about her investigation into Pharmeasy's dubious business practices. The once IPO-bound company is under the scanner for its 'unethical' ways of upselling alternative medicines and supplements. Everyone – from Pharmeasy's own pharmacis…
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Synopsis: In this episode of Biotech2050, Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic Therapeutics, shares insights on Morphic’s strategic IPO, the rising interest in autoimmune treatments, the journey of their alpha 4 beta 7 program, and maintaining a conservative yet opportunistic approach in biotech. He also discusses the importance of building a strong t…
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Thanks to Swiggy and Blinkit, it’s gotten to a point where getting everything – from your groceries to a literal water cooler – delivered to your doorstep within minutes has become pretty routine. Something we expect. But there is so much going on behind the scenes to make that delivery possible. Like one executive told The Ken, it’s a combination …
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If you were flying sometime last month, you may have noticed, staff from Digiyatra, the contactless, biometric entry system at airports, were repeating the same thing over and over again to passengers at the entrance: “The old app is discontinued, please download the new app.” Passengers were only given this information at the airport. None of them…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey answer your Dumb Football Questions: Do players really need agents?; Who is the most revolutionary offensive line coach ever and why?; Do college football players care about getting degrees? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey are here to rank the NFL’s quarterbacks, and much more! 1:00 -- Alex Boone laments being an adult, which launches the boys into farm-life stories 9:00 -- Mackey ranks the 32 projected starting QBs in the NFL! This leads to some fun debates! 39:00 -- New York Giants backup QB Tommy DeVito is a CONFIDENT du…
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In this episode, we hear about the business climate of Wyoming with Renny MacKay, head of the Wyoming Business Alliance. Renny shares his extensive background, from serving as Policy Director for Governor Mark Gordon to his role in communications for Governor Matt Mead. Now leading the Wyoming Business Alliance, Renny represents a diverse array of …
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No other payment aggregator has been able to pull off what Phonepe has in less than a year. Its nearly 50 per cent market share is obviously a huge draw for new merchants. And in the last couple years, its been able to onboard some pretty big names like Bharti Airtel and IRCTC. But the bigger the client, the more ruthless their demands. At the end …
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The lure of appearing on the popular reality show on national television is so strong that even startups that already have been funded by VCs and institutional investors want to get on Shark Tank. In fact, investors themselves are asking their founders to go on the show. Money or funding is not the goal for these startups. It's the marketing opport…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey answer your Dumb Football Questions! What do players think of fans?; How often do you get recognized in public?; Do players have 24/7 access to the practice facility? Do any players spend ridiculous amounts of time there?; Would players rather not play on Thanksgiving or Christmas day? Learn more about yo…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey feel bad for Greg Olsen! 1:00 -- Is Greg Olsen getting screwed by FOX and Tom Brady?? Could Olsen eventually take over as the No. 1 color commentator on a different network? 10:00 -- Did the NFL purposely align the Kansas City Chiefs’ schedule with Taylor Swift’s concert schedule? 15:00 -- Austin Rivers s…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey are here to dish NFL schedule takes and more! 1:00 -- HOLY CRAP, Scottie Scheffler got arrested?? The boys discuss this wild, breaking news story as they hit record! 7:00 -- Which NFL players are LEAST likely to get arrested? 11:00 -- Is this the year the New York Jets put it ALL together? They have the e…
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Contrary to its name, the US-based skincare brand 'The Ordinary' pulled off something pretty extraordinary when it was launched in 2016. From the beginning, it was all about transparency. It veered away from fancy packaging, instead opting for simple labels that list out all of the main ingredients, or 'actives', that were used to make the product.…
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CP Plus, one of the most popular CCTV camera-makers in India, gets 80% of its supplies for its parent company, Aditya Infotech Ltd (AIL), from the Chinese security-equipment manufacturer Dahua Technology. Dahua and Hikvision, another Chinese surveillance-tech firm, are facing sanctions in the UK, US, Australia, and other countries, for their connec…
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Synopsis: In this episode of BioTech 2050, Robert Ang, CEO of Vor Bio, shares insights on the current state of cancer therapies and next-gen modalities. He discusses Vor Bio's work on shielded stem cell transplants and CAR T-cell therapies targeting hematologic malignancies like AML and MDS. Robert also talks about his experience serving on boards …
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A few days ago Meesho closed the first tranche of its $600 million funding round by securing $275 million. The e-commerce unicorn has impressed investors lately thanks to its sustainded operating growth and the reduction in its monthly burn rate. Over time, the platform has built a kind of dominance in India’s smaller cities and towns that become t…
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In this episode of Eye on the Issues, we hear takeaways from the recent legislative session and explore key outcomes with Senator Wendy Schuler, who represents Senate District 15 in Uinta County. Senator Schuler reflects on the budget session, highlighting the challenges and successes of passing the budget. She provides an overview of the legislati…
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You may be surprised by how often bank lockers are robbed. According to Finance Ministry data, close to Rs 200 crore has been stolen from locker facilities in the last three years alone. This is pretty disconcerting, especially considering that for the longest time the bank locker has been considered the safest place to store your most precious val…
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When Gaurav Munjal started Unacademy, the edtech unicorn, he hated the offline coaching business. Edtech companies have tried to stay away from offline because of a number of reasons like low profit margins and huge capital. But with the edtech downturn, Gaurav Munjal, finally admitted to the press that he’d been wrong and had overestimated the onl…
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When it comes to debit cards and ATM networks, no one can beat the State Bank of India. But being the market leader of debit cards in India is actually turning out to be a problem for the public lender. With Indians becoming more open to credit cards and UPI swamping the market, debit cards are dying a slow death. In fact, a lot of industry experts…
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Synopsis: In this episode of Biotech2050, Vik Bajaj, Co-founder and CEO of Foresite Labs, delves into the convergence of tech and biotech, hyper-growth phases in biotech companies, changes in finance and capital markets, and lessons from global healthcare systems, particularly the UK. He highlights the transformative potential of technology in biot…
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With increased competition within the country, the world leader of Ayurveda brands, Dabur, is looking to acquire and expand. It wants to change its story and focus on a new target consumer. For example, the company's toothpaste brand Dabur Herb'l Charcoal recently collaborated with Disney for its Star Wars franchise and hired Darth Vader as its chi…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey are here to answer your Dumb Football Questions! How do NFL players deal with bad coaches? Who are the smartest centers the boys have ever worked with? A deep dive into the offensive line room fine system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey recap a WILD roast of Tom Brady on Netflix! :30 -- Jeremiah and Alex explain their Fogo de Chao strategy when the offensive linemen trainees come to town 6:30 -- Why is Jeremiah drinking a beer at noon on a Tuesday? 13:00 -- A deep dive into the Tom Brady roast on Netflix… Wow! Nobody came out alive! 23:0…
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Welcome back to another episode of Eye on The Issues! We recorded this interview with Dr. John Mansell during the 2024 Wyoming legislative session when it was still to be determined if this year's session would see yet another attempt to expand Medicaid in our state. For the first time in several years, no actual attempts were made. However, very r…
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Aditya Birla Fashion is arguably one of India's most complex listed retailers. It has dozens of really diverse fashion brands and retail formats under it. On one hand it has high-end luxury labels like Sabyasachi and Tarun Tahiliani, and on the other, it also owns the retail chain Pantaloons and labels like Allen Solly, and Louis Phillip — names th…
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A few years ago, Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy had set a target of 40% growth across all categories for Flipkart. But in 2023, it was still stuck at 20%. So the company is now on a mission. It wants to push growth, gain market share, and turn a profit. So in January this year, Flipkarts top execs along with the CEO came together for a meeting t…
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Even though EV sales just make up a fifth of the Tata Motors’s overall sales, the automobile-maker is still the reigning giant of India's growing EV ecosystem. It is also leading the cab industry’s shift to EVs. Over the next 3 to 5 years, it has promised to sell at least 50, 000 EV four wheelers to cab companies. Based on the deal made over a year…
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Synopsis: In this episode of Biotech2050, Dr. Ted Love, former CEO of Global Blood Therapeutics and Current Chairman of BIO, shares insights on sickle cell breakthroughs, transitioning from academia to research, navigating a tight funding environment, and protecting an innovative ecosystem to benefit patients.Biography:Dr. Ted Love is the chair of …
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Nearly half of India’s 200 million workforce that is over the age of 45 suddenly has the sword of an involuntary retirement hanging over their heads. These are loyal employees from sectors like pharma, retail, manufacturing, and banking who are dealing with shorter career spans but for whom retirement is not a voluntary choice. Those aged between 4…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey are here to answer your Dumb Football Questions! Should more fringe or retired NFL players consider the UFL or Arena Football? Would you watch those leagues if washed up, famous NFL players played in them? Plus, you won’t believe the trainwreck that occurred during the Arena Football League’s return this …
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey are here with Part 2 to their NFL Draft weekend recap episode! :30 -- What’s up with the Dallas Cowboys? Why does it feel like Jerry Jones is setting the organization up for major changes after 2024? 8:00 -- Should the New York Giants have drafted a QB? Either way, the boys seem to ride with Brian Daboll …
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey recap a wild NFL draft weekend! :30 -- Draft week is over! It’s fun in small doses, as the boys discuss 6:00 -- Why NFL Draft grades are stupid 15:00 -- Revisiting some hilarious historical draft grades 20:00 -- Jeremiah defends the Atlanta Falcons for the Kirk Cousins - Michael Penix fiasco! 26:00 -- Why…
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In the last decade or so, French retailer Decathlon has managed to completely change how most of us shop for anything sports and fitness related. It replaced mom and pop sports stores by becoming a one-stop shops for all things sports and fitness related. Cult.Fit wants to pull off just that with the help of its in-house athleisure and fitness equi…
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In this episode of Eye on the Issues, we discuss the contentious topics of global warming, climate change, and the push toward green energy. Join us for an insightful conversation with William Happer, Ph.D., who serves as Chair of the CO2 Coalition and is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University as he shares his exp…
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More people switching to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is not just great for our environment, it's great for hackers too. As EVs become more popular, hackers are constantly looking for opportunities to exploit the widening network of digitally connected vehicles. Between 2018 to 2021, incidents related to breach of cybersecurity in the auto industry rose…
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This episode is sponsored by AURA! Stop data brokers from exposing your personal information. Go to https://aura.com/OLineCommittee to get a 14-day free trial and see how much of your information is being sold. Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey react to a WILD first round of the NFL Draft! The Atlanta Falcons drafted Michael Penix while p…
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A damning investigative report about Swiggy recently revealed how the foodtech giant has been depriving its delivery workers of their health insurance coverage if their ratings fall. It comes at a time when the company is prepping to make its stock market debut to raise more than a billion dollars. Earlier this week, Swiggy also got the official gr…
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A few weeks ago, retail chemists got together to draw BJP's president JP Nadda's attention to the dangers of e-pharmacies. AICOD urged BJP to promise to include this ban in their election manifesto, along with a ban on discount advertising. They said e-pharmacies should be done away with nationwide to protect public health and prevent drug abuse am…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey dive into some JUICY NFL Draft rumors! 1:00 -- How much do NFL agents lie during draft season? 5:00 -- What will the New England Patriots do at No. 3? 12:00 -- The Denver Broncos and Sean Payton are reportedly set to “mortgage” everything to move up for a QB! 19:00 -- Per Adam Schefter, the Vikings and Gi…
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Jeremiah Sirles, Alex Boone and Phil Mackey predict where they think each of the top six college quarterbacks will wind up! :30 -- Boone is back chugging Monster energy drinks, LOL 4:00 -- Predicting where Caleb Williams (obvious), Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, J.J. McCarthy, Michael Penix and Bo Nix will land 26:00 -- Why this is a CRAZY talented of…
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When you think of the average unicorn-status startup, PocketFM — a homegrown audio streaming platform — is somewhat of an anomaly. Its main claim to fame? Very dramatic, borderline NSFW Hindi fiction audio series’. Its content can best be described as ‘masala’ entertainment. And yet, millions of listeners tune in every day to listen to stories like…
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In the last few years, companies like Everest that manage cab fleets have become the silent battalion in Uber’s army of cabs. In fact, 90% of Everest’s fleet is with Uber. This, of course, has helped Everest grow its revenues and both seem to have found their relationship to be mutually beneficial. Everest gets to run its assets on a high demand pl…
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In this episode of Eye on the Issues, we sit down with Aubree Adams, the founder of Every Brain Matters, for a candid discussion about the real-world consequences of marijuana legalization. Aubree shares her personal journey and the devastating effects that marijuana has had on her family, shedding light on the hidden dangers often overlooked by th…
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In the latest episode of Eye on the Issues, we examine the repercussions of net zero climate control policies on farmers and families across America. Join us as we speak with Ray Hederman from the Buckeye Institute, who illuminates these policies' far-reaching effects. From increased farm operating costs to soaring grocery bills, Ray breaks down th…
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