Newslaundry Podcast

What will be more damaging? Rexit or Brexit? Why is BJP not able to control Swamy? Is it ok for politicians to block certain media houses? What forced Aveek Sarkar to resign? Ashok Malik, an accomplished columnist, joins us for this episode of Hafta to discuss these issues. The team also discusses the recently-announced FDI in defence. Did FDI in defence get less coverage than Rexit? We also discuss why no channel other than India Today is talking about Essar tapes. And finally, pros and cons of access journalism. We have a song too, this time, dedicated to Bill Maher.

 

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: NL_Hafta_Episode_-_73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm IST

Who is a liberal? Was Gandhi a liberal? What is happening in Kairana? Is it mass exodus or mass hysteria? Rohan Venkataramakrishnan, News Editor, Scroll, joins us for this episode of NL Hafta as we discuss the news of the week. The team also talks about Kejriwal’s latest attack on PM Modi, The Indian Express’ accidental scoop and Orlando shooting. Bonus: a bad-jokes competition between Ranga Uncle and Abhinandan, three letters from our listeners and a song for our dear subscribers.

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: NL_Hafta_-_Episode_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm IST

Amma is back,in Tamil Nadu and on Clothesline. So mind it. In the latest episode of Clothesline, we unravel the connection between Amma, her kitties and some good old psychiatry. Find out what binds Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar together, apart from Tanmay Bhat’s motion picture marvel. Tune in to know who really was the owner of the benami property…story. All this and much more at Clothesline Episode 74!

Direct download: CL_74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm IST

Tune into this week's NL Hafta to listen to the 'khula sandh' of Indian journalism, Hartosh Singh Bal. He trashes everyone (reasonably) from AAP to BJP and little congresses of political parties in between. Mathura-returned Ishan Kukreti offers his laterally-heard scoops from the land of saints and thugs, and the panel also finds the time to dissect the anatomy of foolishness that is the CBFC in the Udta Punjab case. Oh and also,you guys sent us stings! Thank you for that and everyone can hear them now. Sit back and listen up to all this and more, only on this week's hafta. Bhurrraaa! 

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Produced by Kartik Nijhawan

Direct download: NL_Hafta_-_Episode_71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm IST

Tanmay Bhat's Snapchat video on Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar opened up the doors to the topic that we love to debate, but fall short on following it to a T. Do we have the freedom to exercise freedom of speech or is that too much for India to handle? As the news broke earlier this week of Robert Vadra buying property in London through a proxy, three news organisations claimed that they were the ones to 'break' the news. Who can really lay claim to the story and does it really matter? Speaking of the media, Arnab Goswami made a "disclosure" and we'd claim #NLimpact for, but Goswami's emotional speech about the political affiliations of a few of his family members wasn't complete. Plus, we discuss how Barkha Dutt kept her cool while debating the issue of triple talaaq in The Buck Stops Here and an article from Fountain Ink about corruption by the Aam Aadmi Party. Listen up and enjoy!

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Produced by Manira Chaudhary

Direct download: NL_-_Hafta_-_Episode_70.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm IST

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