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The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

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All public policies -- indeed, all actions by humans -- have two kinds of effects: the effects that are intended, and visible; and unintended consequences, which are invisible. The Seen and the Unseen is a podcast that aims to examine both the seen and the unseen effects of our actions.

Presented by Amit Varma (a journalist for a decade-and-a-half, and winner of the prestigious Bastiat Prize for journalism in 2007 and 2015 -- the only person to win it twice), the show takes on a specific public policy in every episode, and dissects its seen and unseen effects. For example: the ban on surge pricing by Uber in Delhi. What is seen is that Uber no longer costs so much; what is unseen is that you cannot get an Uber at all, because of the scarcity that is a direct result of the price control. The host explains the economic reasoning at work, and talks to an expert who breaks it down further.

The host will have a panel of experts at his disposal, from a variety of disciplines, and will speak to a relevant expert in every episode. Subjects covered will range from broad ones like the state of education in India, to narrower ones like the banning of 'victimless crimes' like prostitution and gambling.
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ram raghuwanshi

What kind of idiot defence expert he is. He is still talking about Pakistan nuclear response to India's cold start when this gamble is totally busted already. What he think pakistan will nuclear bomb its own population(lahore) if indian army enter lahore (In cold start)

Mar 24th
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R B

Hi, thank you for the podcast. loved it. Can you please share the name of the Palanpuri Jain cuisine cook book Vikram mentioned?

Mar 20th
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Priyal Sharma

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep up the good work! 👍

Mar 14th
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Aadish patel

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Mar 6th
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Sunny Chandru Mahbubani

This is the worst episode of the seen and unseen I have heard. Normally Amit Varma presents a thought provoking dialogue in his podcast. This time though, one of the women on the show was just ranting aimlessly about harassment and vulnerability. It was pure garbage!

Mar 2nd
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Feb 27th
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hemal shah

@amitvarma , I think , you don't like our PRIME MINISTER MR. MODI.heard your earlier episodes where u interrupted guest and drag Modiji unnecessarily. u all three people live in Mumbai but don't know who is the Mayor. come on guys...

Feb 21st
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Digesh Kumar Thakur

hemal shah ok, got your point.

Feb 28th
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hemal shah

Digesh Kumar Thakur podcast was all about knowledge sharing so my point was focus on that only. I am not asking Mr. Verma or anyone to like anyone.

Feb 28th
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Abhijit Kenavdekar

If u want easy sex become/pretend to be gay

Feb 20th
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Ankur Motwani

A good discussion overall, I personally loved it. I'd like some more details about the issues if that can be arranged but overall, very good.

Feb 19th
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ramesh kannan

It will be better to list out the book recos done by the guest along with the specific links.

Feb 12th
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Sriharsha Puranik

Wanted to understand alternate opinion inspite of being a Modi supporter. But seemed like usual Modi bashing Congress or similar party conversation. Especially funny when you speak about 2002 without mentioning the train massacre or how you conveniently forget the caste and religion politics by Congress and other regional parties and how It has damaged the country. How Bengal or UP or Bihar have been on borderline lawlessness and poverty for 50 years due to the corrupt political leaders. It almost became hilarious when Mr.Tharoor insisted that all Congress workers would elect Rahul Gandhi completely ignoring the nepotism and monarchy by THE ROYAL family for 70 years and how you immediately agreed to not speak about it citing lack of time. We are Modi supporters who have travelled the world, seen Islamic terrorism at grassroot level in many countries, have seen India changing from sudden radio advertisements about cleanliess, girl child education, child nourishment, health services completely absent before. We have seen passport issue time changing from 3 months to 2 weeks, sudden infrastructure boost and even local builders asking for all cheque amount which is a big relief to salaried class. What you and Mr. Tharoor did was same bashing in elite liberal English. But I must admit, by saying that by highlighting, 'paradox within congress' in summary, you were great with marketing but ultimately paradoxical or may be hypocrite. What you are doing here is also creating a space for echoing like minded thoughts like everyone on social media and nothing in there was 'unseen'.

Feb 5th
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ram raghuwanshi

Sriharsha Puranik You summed up podcast really best.. Saved in 1 hour thanks

Mar 24th
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Jothindra Paranji

It is a classic. Loved each and every word, believe me. Harsha Bhogle and Amit Varma at their best.

Feb 3rd
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Debasis Mohanty

Propagating democracy in Pakistan, encouraging trade with, promoting confidence building measures and promoting cultural and educational is always in India's advantage. Pakistan issue may only be solved in a peaceful manner. SAARC has a major role to play, India has to make an effort to engage diplomatically with Pakistan than distancing itself from it. Nuclear deterrence may bring a stability in escalating a higher order war, but the policy of Pakistan to bleed India at thousand cuts by promoting non-state actors or terrorists must be addressed so that casualties in the valley may calm down.

Feb 3rd
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Shubham Rathour

super for new English beginners

Jan 27th
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hemal shah

do we need to question Gandhi's Autobiography ? and, you both discussed on various topics with less content of Gandhi. Please discuss in some chronological order so we, listener, get idea what actually Gandhi is.

Jan 25th
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Prakhar Pandey

Rocking!

Jan 21st
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K Muzaffar

awesome work thanks

Jan 18th
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K Muzaffar

awesome work thanks

Jan 18th
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shriyak sridhar

vv. Zimmy

Jan 17th
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Rohan Goud

Thank you for this wonderful podcast. In this age of widespread jingoism, misogyny, intolerance and plain stupidity, your work brings a much needed breath of fresh air for people who still somehow think rationally. May our tribe grow!

Jan 3rd
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