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Focusing on the culture of biking just for the fun of it and tales from the RAGBRAI Nation. Your rotating cast of weekly hosts Mark Wyatt (Executive Director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition), Dieter Drake and Anne Lawrie (RAGBRAI), Andrea Parrott (RAGBRAI and ParrotTalk), Kathy Murphy (Murphology), Kyle Munson (JustGoBike original), and Brian Powers (Des Moines Register) are joined by a variety of guests each week that delve into the social side of cycling. Come for the bikes, stay for the fun ...
 
Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.
 
NFL Legend Takeo Spikes has expanded upon the success of his book "Takeo Spikes presents; Behind The Mask Book", in a podcast series which provides listeners and viewers alike with post-game analysis each week throughout the NFL regular and post season. The show features many other pro-athletes and celebrities discussing a range of topics such as fatherhood, relationships, business, social issues and untold personal stories.
 
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Join Kai Swanson as he converses with Quad City Symphony Orchestra Music Director Mark Russell Smith and violinist Linda Phan (2019 QCSYE Concerto Competition Winner). In this episode, Kai, Mark, and Linda discuss the works featured on Masterworks IV including Rossini Sonata No. 1, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, and Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4. Purch…
 
The Madhya Pradesh government recently proposed that women living away from home must register with police stations to be tracked. This may have serious implications for the mobility and privacy of millions of citizens. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to Asmita Ghosh, Digital Campaigner, and former Campaign Lead at Feminism in India, to understand the imp…
 
Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary wasn’t even alive the last time the Bills were in an AFC Championship game. He may be young, but the second-year vet is ready to apply pressure against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game this weekend. Devin chopped it up with Buffalo Bills vets Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes about: The urgency to win the game and go …
 
As India launches the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme, Shambhavi Naik talks to Rohan Seth about domestic and international developments, India's vaccine diplomacy, and the crucial question of efficacy. You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist (https://twitter.com/thesethist) You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (ht…
 
As Bengaluru-based start-up Pixxel prepares for the launch of its first satellite into space, we talk to its CEO, Awais Ahmed, about India's growing commercial space sector, the promise it holds, and the challenges it faces. You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adityascripts) You can follow Pradeep on twitter: @prad…
 
The AFC Championship game comes with a HITCH… Anthony Hitchens. The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs linebacker gives us a sneak peek into the big game against the Buffalo Bills on this episode. Hitchens chopped it up with hosts and NFL Vets Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes about: • Beating the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round • What happ…
 
Can clean energy power our drones? Desmond Wheatley is CEO of BEAM Global, a CleanTech leader that produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle charging, outdoor media, and energy security. It does this without the construction, disruption, risks and costs of grid-tied solutions. Desmond joined BEAM as a consultant in 2010 when …
 
In an unexpected move last week, the US National Security Advisor declassified the Trump administration’s 2018 U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. What does this tell us about America’s approach to the region? What does it mean from an Indian perspective? And how will this impinge on the new Joe Biden administration? Aditya Ramanathan di…
 
China’s financial sector is making global news. Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, Alipay and Ant Group, has not been heard from recently, while Chinese regulators are reportedly talking about breaking up his fintech empire. Rohan Seth talks to Manoj Kewalramani to understand what led to the Xi Jinping administration targeting China's most famous ent…
 
ParrotTalk continues her throwback series, this time with an article by John Karras on The Joy of Negative Thinking, written after SAGBRAI. You'll also get the latest on RAGBRAI Registration, the RAGBRAI Route Announcement, Iowa Bike Summit, and the Iowa Bike Expo! Links: RAGBRAI Registration: RAGBRAI.com/registrationRoute Announcement Tickets: htt…
 
The rise in international tensions and the decline in economic globalisation are often touted as opportunities for India to become a critical part of global supply chains as businesses exit China. But how many enterprises are actually leaving China? Are they looking to India? And what can India do to become a more attractive destination for such bu…
 
How will Joe Biden's administration approach relations with India? Should Delhi be worried? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan discuss the prospects for India-US ties in the post-Trump era. You can follow Manoj on twitter: @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/theChinaDude) You can follow Aditya on twitter: @adityascripts (https://twitter.com/adi…
 
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner is racking up the honors. He deserves it after a tough 2020 season for the Niners. Warner chopped it up with our hosts and former Bills players Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes. Fred spoke on: • Receiving first-team AP All-Pro, his first Pro Bowl selection and the Niners MVP award • Playing through a 2020 seas…
 
Should States and Cities get more involved in managing low altitude airspace? Brent Skorup is senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. The…
 
Modern tech monopolies are being subject to antitrust investigations in the US and in India. There are lessons they can learn from Microsoft in the 1990s. Rohan Seth talks to Mihir Mahajan on Microsoft’s antitrust troubles and what they tell us about the present. Mihir Mahajan is an expert in intellectual property matters and has previously worked …
 
The year 2020 was critical for the Chinese armed forces. Its goal of achieving mechanisation was delayed, as were recruitment reforms. Meanwhile, assertion with regard to territorial disputes intensified. In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani talks to Suyash Desai about all the developments related to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2020 and w…
 
2020 was one of the most turbulent years in recent history. What's 2021 going to look like? Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane speak to Anirudh Kanisetti about their big economic and geopolitical predictions for the next year. We'll revisit this in 2022 to see if they managed to get anything right! Join Takshashila's PublicGyaan prediction market i…
 
India's approval of two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use has received mixed responses. Shambhavi Naik, Anirudh Kanisetti and Sunila Dixit discuss the approval process, the possible consequences of speeding things up and the potential impact on public confidence. You can follow Shambhavi on twitter: @TheNaikMic (https://twitter.com/TheNaikMic) Yo…
 
2020 has been a strange year. One thing that remained constant at Takshashila was our love for reading. Manoj Kewalramani joins Nitin Pai and Rohan Seth to talk about their reading lists and learnings from tech, policy, fiction, and beyond. Link to the latest edition of Rohan’s newsletter: https://pdfchomper.substack.com/p/hand-me-the-paper-2?r=5df…
 
Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is ready to make his own history in the Bills’ first home playoff game in 25 years this weekend! Tremaine, the 22-year-old two-time Pro Bowler, chopped it up with our hosts and former Bills players Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes. Tremaine spoke on: 1. The Bills’ playoff expectations after last year’s stinging…
 
Is a Jet Powered Drone the Future of Medical Supply Delivery? Alexander Taits is CEO & Founder of Fusion Flight, a manufacturer of the Jet Quad, the world's smallest and most powerful jet-powered drone with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. It is like an unmanned, scaled-down version of the Harrier-Jump Jet. With its high speed capability…
 
The Royal Navy has been one of the most formidable forces ever to put to sea in history. Through modern times, the Royal Navy has been served by a well-oiled intelligence machine made of many cogs. Aditya Pareek talks to Aditya Ramanathan about Andrew Boyd's recent book, British Naval Intelligence Through the Twentieth Century, and what it tells us…
 
The availability and quality of face masks and hand sanitisers have improved many times over since the pandemic began. How did this happen? Sarthak Pradhan joins Saurabh Modi to discuss how markets solved the problem of scarcity with urgency and innovation. You can follow Sarthak on twitter: @PSarthak19 (https://twitter.com/PSarthak19) You can list…
 
Bicyclist Kevin Nicholson checked the weather before he left home, but Alexa apparently had no clue. The Iowan's routine bike ride in central Iowa on this fateful morning in August left him in the middle of an historic storm--a derecho, or inland hurricane, with winds of more than 100 miles per hour that flattened corn fields, peeled roofs off hous…
 
We’re calling a replay on 2020 as we look back at our most memorable guests in this BTM Podcast Year in Review episode. This year, hosts Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes have chopped it up with NFL stars including Seattle’s DK Metcalf and football legends like Clinton Portis, Patrick Willis and Hugh Douglas. The guys were given a lesson on overcoming a…
 
Are we close to seeing drone highways in the skies? Nicholas Flom is Executive Director for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The North Plans UAS Test Site was designated by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS in…
 
The Indian Subcontinent had some of the oldest cities in the world - but we know almost nothing about the urban culture of the Indus Valley, especially compared to its contemporaries in ancient Mesopotamia. In our last episode of 2020, Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan take a step back to see what the origins of cities, religions, and kingshi…
 
The semiconductor value chain is one of the most diverse supply chains in the tech world. No one country has been successful in having a completely domestic supply chain. Could collaborations within international groupings such as the Quad improve supply chain resilience?. Anirudh Kanisetti talks to Pranay Kotasthane and Rohan Seth about how such a…
 
While Indians lavish attention on general and state elections, democracy at the municipal tends to be ignored or hijacked by extraneous issues. In this episode, Suman Joshi, programme manager for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, makes the case for 'active citizenship' as a possible way of engaging in city-level issues and fixing…
 
What Happens when the GPS goes Out? Sanjiv Singh is CEO of Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburg based company that is creating a future where autonomous flight is commonplace and safe. Near Earth’s technology allows aircraft to autonomously take-off, fly, and land safely, with or without GPS. Their solutions enable aerial mobility and inspection applic…
 
The NFL playoff picture won’t have one familiar team, the New England Patriots. NFL Vets Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes talk about it in this BTM Conversations. For the first time since 2008, the Pats won’t be in the preseason. It begs the question: Who was most important: Coach Bill Belichick or former QB Tom Brady (who’s still in the playoff hunt w…
 
A recent notification from the Ministry of AYUSH says post-graduate AYUSH doctors will be trained to perform 39 types of surgeries. The notification has caused discontent among modern medicine doctors and led them to go on strike. Anirudh Kanisetti talks with Shambhavi Naik and Sunila Dixit about the decision and what it means for the practice of m…
 
Even as incoming US President Joe Biden vows to craft a "coherent strategy" on China, the European Union is trying to clinch a trade deal with Beijing. How do Europeans view the rise of China? And how can Europe balance its American alliance with its desire for strategic autonomy. Manoj Kewalramani unpacks the dynamics of the US-Europe-China triang…
 
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