Episode 99 – Entrepreneur Parents – Pritesh Asher (Juicy Chemistry)

Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are back with another episode of Entrepreneur Parents. On this episode they speak to Pritesh Asher from Juicy Chemistry.

Juicy Chemistry was founded by Pritesh and his wife Megha in 2014. Over the past 7 years they have built a product line of 100% organic skin care. Pritesh looks after the production, supply chain and operations at Juicy Chemistry and the passion that he talks about the company is very evident.

Note: Pritesh is the first parent in Entrepreneur Parents series that started his company before becoming a parent.

Highlights from the chat are :-

  • The start of Pritesh’s entrepreneurship journey
  • Learnings from his family business
  • The origins of Juicy Chemistry
  • The process to setting up a 100% organic skin care line
  • Future plans of Juice Chemistry

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Episode 98 – Parenting in Films – The Namesake

Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are back with a new episode of Parenting in Films. They last discussed the Netflix movie, Fatherhood back in July. The next movie is a Hollywood one that features actor Irfan in the lead role. This is the 3rd movie that the Pop duo have featured in this series. 

The Namesake is directed by Mira Nair and is based on the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri. The movie released in 2006 tells the story of the Ganguli family, Ashoke (Irfan) and Ashima (Tabu) first-generation immigrants to the United States, and their American-born children Gogol (Kal Penn) and Sonia (Sahira Nair).

Highlights from the chat are :-

  • The dichotomy of the Indian and American identity
  • Parents holding on to their Indian traditions
  • Dealing with children’s choice as teenagers and accepting them as they become adults
  • The struggles of life as a immigrant

Do let us know what you thought of the episode, we would love to hear your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Podcast Recommendations 2021

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It’s International Podcast Day! Peter Pop and Nadir Pop are back with new podcast recommendations.

Nadir Pop’s picks

Stories From Among the Stars. Nadir is a huge sci-fi reader and when he discovered The Three Body problem in audio format by Chinese author Liu Cixin, he binge heard it in less than a week. It’s a trilogy and the story is about an alien super-species that was invited to take over Earth because humans didn’t deserve it. Very dark, but very entertaining.

ThroughLine by NPR, a historical podcast, features in Nadir’s TOP 5 podcasts. It’s hosted by Ramtin Arablouei and Rund Abdelfatah. Most of the stories revolve around politics which have directly or indirectly affected USA. They’ve covered so many interesting events about Venezuela, the history of Afghanistan, the history of Israel, so many interesting topics.

Dr. Death – Americans really know how to produce their true crime and this crime docu series is so well drawn out. Dr. Death is one such podcast. It’s just a very freaky series and sad at the same time. And throughout the series, you keep hearing about Dr. Duntsch and the number of people he has killed. The interesting part is that you hear the story not through him but through his family, friends, colleagues, batchmates and patients. These are the ones who actually built the story around this murderer.

Peter Pop’s picks

“King of the World”: A seven-part podcast series about a Pakistani American Muslim teenager who comes of age post-9/11 and, twenty years later, tries to figure out what the hell happened to him and to us. Hosted by Shahjehan Khan.

377 is a scripted narrative podcast about the legal action and accompanying social movement against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Pretty cool podcast from All Things Small.

Passenger list. A mystery thriller podcast from PRX’s Radiotopia. The show is about the Atlantic Flight 702 that has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth.

What are you currently listening to? Let the Pops know

Episode 97 – Celebrating podcasts

International Podcast Day is a couple days away and Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are here with the last episode of podcast month on Pops in a Pod.

There have been some really insightful conversations on podcasting in India over the last few weeks, do check out all the episodes as part of Podcast month.

This episode has just the Pop duo talking about their podcast listening habits and more.

Highlights of the chat are :-

  • The first podcasts that the Pop duo heard
  • Topics that they learn about through podcasts
  • Their podcast recommendations
  • Their thoughts on the future of podcasting in India

Do let us know what you thought of the episode, we would love to hear your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

Pops in a Pod is available on all major podcast platforms, so just hit play and continue doing what you were engaged in – cooking, working out, driving, walking, even showering 

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Episode 96 – Creating Fiction Podcasts with Mantra

Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are back with another episode as part of Podcast month.

30th of September is International Podcast Day and just like they celebrated Father’s Month in June this year, the Pop Duo are this month celebrating podcasts. They are going to speak to fellow podcasters and professionals from the podcasting world in India. Their next guest is Mantra

Mantra has done everything in the entertainment business that you could possibly think of – Started his career as an RJ then moved on to being host and Anchor. He has Acted in theatre, TV, Films… BUT… he’s come full circle by becoming a prominent fiction Producer, Director and Voice actor in podcasting. You may know him as the voice of Bhaskar Bose – and today he is a guest on POPS IN A POD!

Mantra spoke to us about:

  1. Fiction podcasting
  2. how radio was such an important medium in the country and how much power it had in terms of reaching the masses.
  3. The incredible growth of podcasts and why it too will gain prominence in the future
  4. While podcasters always consider SERIAL is the inspiration, Mantra had an interesting show for his inspiration… *hint hint*, it came from radio
  5. Interesting connection with Hozey Covaco and none other than Amitabh Bachchan

Listen to the entire episode here:

Do let us know what you thought of the episode, we would love to hear your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Stay tuned next week as Nadir Pop and Peter Pop come up with their last episode for Podcast Month. Who is it going to be? Well you’ll just have to wait and see

Episode 95 – Anyone can be a podcaster – Neela Ingle

Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are back with another episode as part of Podcast month.

30th of September is International Podcast Day and just like they celebrated Father’s Month in June this year, the Pop Duo are this month celebrating podcasts. They are going to speak to fellow podcasters and professionals from the podcasting world in India. Their next guest is Neela Ingle.

Neela Ingle is a retired professor who taught Civil Engineering at National Institute of Engineering, Raipur. Where one journey ended, another one began – Podcasting. She took to podcasting in 2020 by recording Marathi literary content both long and short form. Neelaji has produced over 70 episodes. All of this at a young age of 76 years.

She is also an avid traveller, trekker, yoga practitioner and a marathon runner.

Highlights from the chat are :-

  • Neela Ingle’s introduction to podcasts through her daughter.
  • The skills that she developed before starting the podcast, Vachu Anande
  • Process that she follows to research and record for the podcast
  • Response that she has received from writers and listeners alike.

Do let us know what you thought of the episode, we would love to hear your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

Pops in a Pod is available on all major podcast platforms, so just hit play and continue doing what you were engaged in – cooking, working out, driving, walking, even showering 

If you like what you hear on the podcast then please do share it along with your friends, families, colleagues or anyone you think should listen to POPS IN A POD.

Stay tuned next week as Nadir Pop and Peter Pop continue with Podcast Month and invite some very interesting podcasters to share their stories with us

Episode 94 – Rise of podcasting in India – Ishani Dasgupta – JioSaavn

This month of September 2021, Nadir Pop and Peter Pop are taking a break from parenting, well, virtually speaking. In real life we could only wish to take a break from parenting.

30th of September is International Podcast Day and just like they celebrated Father’s Month in June this year, the Pop Duo are this month celebrating podcasts. They are going to speak to fellow podcasters and professionals from the podcasting world in India.

The first guest in this mini series is Ishani Dasgupta, Lead – Podcast Partnerships at JioSaavn. Ishani has spent close to five years in the podcasting space and we talk about the rise of podcasting in India. Here is the jist of the conversation we had on the episode:

You can listen to the full episode here

  1. What’s a podcast and did she have to explain to people the meaning of a podcast?
  2. The popularity and the gains podcasts are making in India
  3. The importance of story-telling and content
  4. Ideas and content around podcasts that surprised her
  5. Podcast and reaching out to a larger audience

Do let us know what you thought of the episode, we would love to hear your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

Pops in a Pod is available on all major podcast platforms, so just hit play and continue doing what you were engaged in – cooking, working out, driving, walking, even showering 

If you like what you hear on the podcast then please do share it along with your friends, families, colleagues or anyone you think should listen to POPS IN A POD.

Stay tuned next week as Nadir Pop and Peter Pop continue with Podcast Month and invite some very interesting podcasters to share their stories with us

Episode 93 – Entrepreneur Parent – Pooja Sardana – Skoodo

A year ago Nadir Pop and Peter Pop started the regular (almost) series of Entrepreneur Parents. Their first guests were Meghana Narayan and Shauravi Malik, founders of Slurrp Farm. Over the past year, there have been a variety of entrepreneurs featured on the podcast, ranging from nutrition to security and even a podcaster.

On this episode, the Pop duo speak to Pooja Sardana. A graduate of IIM – Ahmedabad, Pooja worked at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and  Hindustan Lever Ltd. before turning entrepreneur.

Pooja Sardana is the co-founder of Skoodo, a footwear brand she started with her friends, Parul and Kannan Sari.  The idea behind Skoodo is to come up with wearables that allow kids to walk, run, skip, jump, grip, climb, kick – all in one session! 

Highlights from the chat are:

  • The impact of the book “Born to Run” on Skoodo
  • The journey before launching Skoodo
  • The differences between shoes for kids and adults
  • Children in India are wearing shoes of the wrong size
  • Being “TheBackpackingMama” and her experience travelling to over 30 countries with her kids.

Do share your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

Pops in a Pod is available on all major podcast platforms, so just hit play and continue doing what you were engaged in – cooking, working out, driving, walking, even showering 

If you like what you hear on the podcast then please do share it along with your friends, families, colleagues or anyone you think should listen to POPS IN A POD.

Stay tuned next week as Nadir Pop and Peter Pop have something fun planned for next month.

Episode 92 – Relationship Status: Dating in the Digital Age

Nadir Pop and Peter continue their focus on relationships, this time from a different perspective, from those who are looking for a partner.

A bit of background before we get to the episode. Nadir Pop and Peter Pop met their partners and got married much before the digital wave hit India. They didn’t even have a Shaadi.com profile.

In recent years, digital media has played an important role in dating in India especially with the rise of apps. This has completely changed the experience of dating and it’s unsaid rules.

The Pop duo are joined by journalist Samreen Tungekar and digital marketer Aditya Rao to discuss this change and also their experiences using dating apps and more.

Highlights from the conversation

  • The adoption of digital apps for dating in recent years.
  • The different dating apps and experiences on them
  • Ghosting, Orbiting and other phenomena online
  • The impact of the pandemic on online dating
  • Rules and guidelines while using dating apps

Do share your feedback on this episodes on popsinapod(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Stay tuned next week as Nadir Pop and Peter Pop look into a different aspect of being a parent.

Episode 91 – Relationship Status: Married With Kids – Pops In A Pod

In their endeavour to create engaging content for a parenting lens, Nadir and Peter want to expand their horizons and enter into conversations surrounding relationships, of the adult kind.

Their first attempt is on how a spouse’s relationship changes with their significant other in the due course of parenting. For this, they invited Seema Kazi Rangnekar, pre-natal and post-natal expert to talk about the experiences that she has gone through, after having been married for two decades and being a parent to two children.

Unlike their regular episodes, this episode had equal participation from both hosts and guest. It was a well-rounded dialogue on what aspects of their relationship with their respective wives have changed.

Seema brought up some very interesting points on how she had to change in order to accommodate after she got married. But the change didn’t stop there, after kids, more transformations took place.

We urge you to listen to the episode and let us know what aspects of our experience did you connect with.

We are available on all major podcast platforms, so just hit play and continue doing what you were engaged in – cooking, working out, driving, walking, even showering 😀

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Stay tuned next week as Nadir Pop and Peter Pop look into a different aspect of being a parent.