Best Subcontinent podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Echoes of India is the story of India like you've never heard it before. Host Anirudh Kanisetti takes you on a journey through its wonders, from the Greek art of Afghanistan to the to the thriving ports of Tamil Nadu. Along the way, monks debate, queens boast, and armies roar. From philosophy to politics to economics, the past comes back to life - noisy, breathing, as thriving as the Indian subcontinent is today.
 
Echoes of India is the story of India like you've never heard it before. Host Anirudh Kanisetti takes you on a journey through its wonders, from the Greek art of Afghanistan to the to the thriving ports of Tamil Nadu. Along the way, monks debate, queens boast, and armies roar. From philosophy to politics to economics, the past comes back to life - noisy, breathing, as thriving as the Indian subcontinent is today.
 
Tutored by Aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, Alexander of Macedon was one of the most towering figures of ancient history. He is brought to vivid life in this gripping volume by the American children's writer Jacob Abbott. In his short but eventful life, the young Macedonian king went on to rule over one of the most powerful and largest empires in the anci ...
 
Krishnadevaraya (Kṛṣṇa Deva Rāya) was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529. He is the third ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty. Presiding over the empire at its zenith, he is regarded as an icon by many Indians. Krishna Deva Raya earned the titles Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana (lit, “Lord of the Kannada empire”), Andhra Bhoja and Mooru Rayara Ganda (lit, “King of three Kings”). He became the dominant ruler of the peninsula of India by defeating the Sultans of Bijapur, Golcon ...
 
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Daastan Geeky
Weekly
 
A podcast, where all things geeky are talked about by a bunch of subcontinent fanboys.
 
The Food Radio Project focuses on food systems in India — from farm to fork, seed to landfill, everything that’s beyond the plate is on the table. Hosted and produced by journalist Amrita Gupta, each episode examines the politics, economics, and culture of food in the subcontinent. The Food Radio Project goes out in the field and into the recording studio to bring together voices from the grassroots, academia and policy arenas. An insight into current issues in food, agriculture, and the env ...
 
EMENES is a skilled veteran DJ, Music Producer and Radio Host from the Canadian West Coast. His moniker of EMENES (pronounced M-N-S), is a creative play on his initials M & S. Having fine-tuned his passion to uniquely highlight his South Asian roots, EMENES is all about creating a global fusion through uplifting dance music. He develops his sound with one foot rooted in the music of the Asian subcontinent, and the other rooted in popular Western cultures. Nurturing a wide range of dj styles, ...
 
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Working with India
Rare
 
Conversations with Cross Cultural Managers working with India
 
Rabindranath Tagore, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore i ...
 
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Philosophindia
Daily+
 
Join me on my journey through the world of ancient Indian philosophy! In each podcast, I will try to summarize different topics in Indian philosophy and tell you about the historical events that were occurring on the Indian subcontinent at that time. My goal is to make Indian philosophy accessible to everyone so don't worry if you don't know anything about Indian history or philosophy - just sit back, pay attention, and let me guide you through the world of Indian thought.
 
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Working with India
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Conversations with Cross Cultural Managers working with India
 
The Business Year Podcast tackles a range of topics from the world of business, investment, geopolitics, and more. Whether you’re after the story behind the headlines, looking to learn more about emerging markets, or simply after something smart to say at dinner parties, you’re in the right place—with TBY editors Peter, Evan, Liz, and Kabir.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
This is the story of the Hun who tried to be an Indian emperor, and a story of the human costs of war: a story of grief, destruction, and of creation and inspiration against all odds. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-21 Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram! ...…
 
This is the story of the Hun who tried to be an Indian emperor, and a story of the human costs of war: a story of grief, destruction, and of creation and inspiration against all odds. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-21 Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram! ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
Can US sanctions on Venezuela bring about regime change? And who will win the US-China trade war? This week, we discuss Trump's use of trade as a weapon and discuss possible outcomes to the MAGA doctrine.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
What was life in an ancient Indian city like? What were its sights and smells, and what kind of eccentric characters would it have been home to? Join us on a walk through Ujjain, one of South Asia's oldest cities, to find out. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-20 Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on T ...…
 
What was life in an ancient Indian city like? What were its sights and smells, and what kind of eccentric characters would it have been home to? Join us on a walk through Ujjain, one of South Asia's oldest cities, to find out. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-20 Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on T ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob Abbott.
 
In the 5th century, two of the ancient world's superpowers - Rome and India - were threatened by massive migrations of nomadic peoples. But while the Western Roman Empire collapsed, the Gupta Empire managed to defeat them. How? The answer lies in the story of the shadowy figure known as Skanda-Gupta. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudh ...…
 
In the 5th century, two of the ancient world's superpowers - Rome and India - were threatened by massive migrations of nomadic peoples. But while the Western Roman Empire collapsed, the Gupta Empire managed to defeat them. How? The answer lies in the story of the shadowy figure known as Skanda-Gupta. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudh ...…
 
The Jordanian economy has continued to expand despite a myriad of regional challenges. But which sectors are driving that growth? This week, we examine opportunities in tourism and energy, from potential in renewables to the country's top new tourism destination: Aqaba.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
The same century that saw the collapse of the Western Roman Empire also saw the rise of the great temple-building movements that transformed India's society and economy - but these played out in a deadly family drama that would lead to the end of the Guptas and Vakatakas. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-18 ...…
 
The same century that saw the collapse of the Western Roman Empire also saw the rise of the great temple-building movements that transformed India's society and economy - but these played out in a deadly family drama that would lead to the end of the Guptas and Vakatakas. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-18 ...…
 
How did South Asian Buddhism catch on in China? How did the interaction between South and East Asia shape the intellectual and economic evolution of Eurasia? Luckily for us, in the early 400s CE, the remarkable 60-year old Chinese monk Faxian actually walked all the way to India to collect scriptures from his holy land in an epic journey of nea ...…
 
How did South Asian Buddhism catch on in China? How did the interaction between South and East Asia shape the intellectual and economic evolution of Eurasia? Luckily for us, in the early 400s CE, the remarkable 60-year old Chinese monk Faxian actually walked all the way to India to collect scriptures from his holy land in an epic journey of nea ...…
 
This week, we examine the issue of water scarcity, its causes, effects, and what can be done to mitigate it. We look at the emerging “dry corridor” in Central America and Mexico and its contribution to the North America migrant crisis, how Saudi Arabia is utilizing desalination technology, and just what Pakistan can do to reduce its rampant wat ...…
 
The 5th century Queen Prabhavati-Gupta, daughter and granddaughter of kings, mother and grandmother of Queens, was one of the most remarkable women in Indian history. This is the story of her dramatic, extraordinary life. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-16 Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitte ...…
 
The 5th century Queen Prabhavati-Gupta, daughter and granddaughter of kings, mother and grandmother of Queens, was one of the most remarkable women in Indian history. This is the story of her dramatic, extraordinary life. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-16 Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitte ...…
 
This is the story of the spectacular Gupta astro-religio-political node of Udayagiri, where, in the 5th century CE, a new idea of Indian kingship was born. Here, through a series of brilliant innovations, the God of Time was experienced and identified with one remarkable individual. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home ...…
 
This is the story of the spectacular Gupta astro-religio-political node of Udayagiri, where, in the 5th century CE, a new idea of Indian kingship was born. Here, through a series of brilliant innovations, the God of Time was experienced and identified with one remarkable individual. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home ...…
 
This episode, we conclude our series on the Subcontinent with a look at the prospects and challenges in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
How did Sanskrit become a language of power and knowledge, patronized by everyone from kings to monks through half of Asia for a thousand years? This is the story of how the Guptas used its splendid syllables to turn language itself into masterful political messaging. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-14 Or ...…
 
How did Sanskrit become a language of power and knowledge, patronized by everyone from kings to monks through half of Asia for a thousand years? This is the story of how the Guptas used its splendid syllables to turn language itself into masterful political messaging. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-14 Or ...…
 
The Season 2 premiere of Echoes of India begins with the rise of the Himalaya mountains and ends with the victorious campaigns of the mighty North Indian ruler Samudra-Gupta, as Sanskrit courtly culture flourishes and war breaks out across the subcontinent. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-13 Or get in touc ...…
 
The Season 2 premiere of Echoes of India begins with the rise of the Himalaya mountains and ends with the victorious campaigns of the mighty North Indian ruler Samudra-Gupta, as Sanskrit courtly culture flourishes and war breaks out across the subcontinent. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-13 Or get in touc ...…
 
This week, we look at Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned politician who, since August 2018, has been the Prime Minister of Pakistan. We dive into his entrance into politics, his policies so far, and his long-term challenges and prospects, as well as the country's military-democracy complex and what this means for Khan's presidency.…
 
Continuing our series on the Subcontinent and ahead of Indian elections in just a matter of weeks, we dive into the successes and failures of PM Modi and examine what the biggest challenges for the new administration will be.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
The first in a series on the Subcontinent, we dive into the economics of partition, the status of Kashmir and the economic benefits ruling over it brings both India and Pakistan, and bilateral trade ties between those two countries.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
For the mountain-dwelling communities of Uttarakhand, India, severe climate change impacts are not some distant threat. They’re already here. Hill agriculture, which was always marginal, is less sustainable than ever, and the state finds itself grappling with high rates of out-migration. In the final episode of this three-part series, we discov ...…
 
This week, we're staying in the former USSR, following on from our episode last week looking at a couple of mostly unrecognized, breakaway states, namely Abkhazia and Transnistria. This time, we look at South Ossetia, Chechnya, and Novorossiya.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
Breakaway and mostly unrecognized states often struggle economically, not through any wrongdoing of their own but as a result of the geopolitical pressures exerted upon them. In the first of a 2-parter, we look at Abkhazia, which broke away from Georgia, and Transnistria, which broke away from Moldova, to learn more about the quagmires they fin ...…
 
This week, we delve into a series of exclaves and other autonomous entities across the former USSR, examining their economic progress and the geopolitical quagmires surrounding them. Get ready to learn all about Kaliningrad, Nakhchivan, and Gorno-Badakhshan!By The Business Year Podcast.
 
More than 500 million people in South Asia depend directly on the Himalayas for their survival. But this fragile mountain eco-system is particularly sensitive to climate change. In regions like Uttarakhand, India, the effects of global warming have manifested rapidly and are only predicted to intensify, with far-reaching impacts on food and wat ...…
 
Continuing our series looking at the economic and political developments in newly independent countries, this week we put Eritrea, East Timor, and Kosovo under the microscope.By The Business Year Podcast.
 
The Season 1 Finale of Echoes of India is a rollercoaster ride through 600 years of Indian history, of the rise and fall of empires and ideas until the eve of the Gupta Empire in 300 CE. From art to religion to language, the finale sets the stage for the beginning of early medieval India with the Gupta and Vakataka empires in Season 2, starting ...…
 
The Season 1 Finale of Echoes of India is a rollercoaster ride through 600 years of Indian history, of the rise and fall of empires and ideas until the eve of the Gupta Empire in 300 CE. From art to religion to language, the finale sets the stage for the beginning of early medieval India with the Gupta and Vakataka empires in Season 2, starting ...…
 
South Sudan and Montenegro are two of the newest nations on earth, albeit with wildly differing stories of independence. But how have the two fared economically and politically since they went it alone?By The Business Year Podcast.
 
At the same time that Christianity and other savior cults emerged in West Asia, ancient India had its own Buddhist savior. This was Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future. This is his story, a story of life in ancient India's most cosmopolitan region. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-11 Or get in touch with Ani ...…
 
At the same time that Christianity and other savior cults emerged in West Asia, ancient India had its own Buddhist savior. This was Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future. This is his story, a story of life in ancient India's most cosmopolitan region. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-11 Or get in touch with Ani ...…
 
In light of the recent resignation of Jim Yong Kim as President of the World Bank, we take a look at the past, present, and future of the institution. We kick things off by looking at its switch in focus from the redevelopment of Europe post-World War Two to the eradication of poverty in the developing world, then move on to current operations ...…
 
A Central Asian king revered by Indians as the Second Ashoka? This is the story of the ruthless conqueror Kanishka, who led the Kushan Empire to its apogee, and ruled over most of North India - but also built the world's most splendid Buddhist stupa. Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-10 Or get in touch with ...…
 
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