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A conversational podcast on anything from politics and pop culture to the universe and the meaning of life.
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This edition of our At the Movies episodes is a somewhat belated discussion on Tarantino's latest outing and legendary filmmaker Martin Scorcese's remarks on the MCU.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://thebadtake.com/episode16---Music used in this episode: Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On (© WMG on behalf of Atco)Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
We're back after a while with another movie episode. This time we talk about the new Joker and the controversy surrounding it. Is it worth the hype?---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://thebadtake.com/episode15---Music used in this episode: Gary Glitter - Rock & Roll Part 2 ( © The Orchard Music, On behalf of: Snapper Music) | Hildur Guðnadóttir - Escape from the Train (Joker OST) | Frank Sinatra - That's Life (© Warner Music Group)Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
From Doo Daruwo to Soora Pappa, from Rookantha to Bathiya & Santhush, the 1990s saw an unprecedented boom in popular entertainment in Sri Lanka that defined an entire generation. This is a look back at the glory days.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://thebadtake.com/episode14---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
#13 Catching up on Twitter

#13 Catching up on Twitter

2019-06-1100:31:31

We're back after a bit of a hiatus. So much has happened since you last heard from us. Particularly on the online space. This is a brief look at what's been going down.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://thebadtake.com/episode13---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
Are we living in a simulation? The idea is not a new one. It's been a sci-fi staple for years. But more and more scientists are taking it seriously. This is an attempt to understand the implications of this question.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://medium.com/the-bad-take/episode-12-cosmic-musings-2-are-we-living-in-a-simulation-d43d41612865---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
Given the sheer number of stars in the universe – over 200 billion in our galaxy alone, in a universe of two trillion galaxies – chances are, we are not alone. And yet, we have yet to see a shred of credible evidence for life outside our little cosmic corner, let alone intelligent life. The silence is deafening. Are we really alone?---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://medium.com/the-bad-take/episode-11-cosmic-musings-1-where-are-all-our-neighbors-1b7534fd1405 ---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
#10 Congested

#10 Congested

2019-01-2900:45:06

"You're not stuck in traffic. You are traffic." So goes the adage. But is that always true? What explains the bumper to bumper traffic jams we find ourselves in almost every day, slowly driving us all insane? Is there a solution in sight? This is our attempt to answer some of these questions.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://medium.com/the-bad-take/episode-10-congested-2844ac2023d9---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quadsMusic provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
This week, we're joined by journalist turned author Ajay Kamalakaran based in Mumbai, India. He talks about, among other things, his latest work, a short story collection centred around a remote island in Russia.Ajay Kamalakaran is a writer and journalist based in Bombay, India. He is currently a columnist for the Malayala Manorama, one of the most widely read publications in India. A veteran on Russian affairs, he was the editor of Sakhalin Times in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from 2003 to 2007. He has also been a columnist and editor with Russia Beyond The Headlines, an international multimedia publication, based in Moscow.Ajay on Twitter: @AjayKamalakaranAjay on Facebook: Ajay KamalakaranBuy Ajay’s book, Globetrotting for Love and Other Stories from Sakhalin Island on Amazon, or contact us at thebadtake [at] gmail [dot] com (if you’re in Sri Lanka.)---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: medium.com/the-bad-take/episode-9-a-conversation-with-ajay-kamalakaran-621a5b84042a---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quadsMusic provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
An unfortunate incident involving a political argument that quickly escalated took Twitter by storm a few days ago. Tempers flared and one of the parties ended up losing their job as a result. Joining us today are Chav and Thimal Gajadeera to discuss the ethical and moral implications of this.Thimal Gajadeera describes himself as a perennial law student with an interest in politics and poetry. He is on Twitter at @ThimalG.Chav is a programming language pony by day and everything else by night. He’s on Twitter at @chav_.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: medium.com/the-bad-take/episode-8-firing-squad-e84006aba667---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quadsMusic provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
This week, we're joined by writer and pop culture connoisseur Dilina Amaruwan Pathirage. We pick his brain on what's hot (and not) at the movies and take a walk down memory lane on Sri Lankan cinema's golden years.Dilina Amaruwan Pathirage is a writer at Roar Media. He has a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language and has extensive experience in feature writing, content creation and writing for online media. He also been involved in video production during his stint at Yamu.lk, having being featured on a few videos of his own.Dilina is a self-confessed film buff and a pop culture enthusiast.---Show notes for this episode, including links to everything mentioned: https://medium.com/the-bad-take/episode-7-at-the-movies-again-with-dilina-amaruwan-8ce79064cea7---Soundtrack: Downtown Funk by Dj Quads @aka-dj-quadsMusic provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/UYBJQkvLTIw--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-bad-take/message
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