Vimoh Talks Podcast Episodes

Episodes that have to do with the intersection of stories and society.
Storytelling And Society

The attention economy is destroying us

Jan. 21, 2022

A single man spreading hate pretending to be many people is a problem, but it is also a symptom of a much bigger problem. And that bigger problem has to do with a much older strain of cultural damage we have suffered when ad…

Storytelling And Society

We should be afraid of some things

Jan. 8, 2022

In this episode, I recommend the Netflix movie Don't Look Up, answer a question about how religions may react to the findings of the James Webb Space Telescope, and try to respond to a question about whether purpose exists s…

Storytelling And Society

Copy-pasting is our way of life

Jan. 1, 2022

We see copy-pasting as a thing that happens in the education system. But because of it, the people who emerge from that system become incapable of true innovation and even truly understanding ideas like democracy.

Storytelling And Society

How Super Commando Dhruv saved my life

Oct. 26, 2021

The fact that people need to be able to see themselves in popular entertainment is not something many in India are unaware of, especially if they are tuned into American pop culture discourse. But are we applying that unders…

Storytelling And Society

Asimov, Nolan brothers, and learning from the future

Sept. 20, 2021

This episode is about a theme that I found common to the works of Asimov, Christopher Nolan, and Jonathan Nolan. It has to do with the future affecting the past and also perhaps with dropping our reliance on the past to some…

Storytelling And Society

Instagram, Indian government, and He-Man

July 25, 2021

Review this podcast on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/vimoh-talks-1445220 [00:00:00] Intro to the episode [00:40:00] YouTube, Instagram, and the changing online video landscape - Some thoughts about how online…

Storytelling And Society

Loki, Kang, Thanos, and free will

July 14, 2021

If there is one theme the MCU has in place of a philosophy, it is probably a commitment to free will.

Storytelling And Society

Star Trek, China, and leaving home

March 30, 2021

We all have homes. But we all have different ways of seeing home. And a lot of times, these ways are culturally defined. Today's episode is about leaving home and staying home.

Storytelling And Society

Superman, Zod, and cultural landscapes

Feb. 2, 2021

In India of 2021, there is a lesson to be had from the science fictional motifs of terraforming and bioforming. We encounter new cultural worlds all the time. The choice before us is between changing those worlds to suit the…

Storytelling And Society

Star Trek and the illusion of eternal enemies

Jan. 19, 2021

I find it quite useful to evaluate the ups and downs of human history using the made-up future histories of science fiction. Star Trek has a future history that depicts the gradual demise of many enmities. It points in the g…

Storytelling And Society

Nightfall, hope, and the Hulk

Jan. 13, 2021

I have been having conversations about the importance of hope and figured some of it was worth putting on the record. Isaac Asimov wrote Nightfall with different intentions, but one good thing about literature is that you ca…

Storytelling And Society

Is India's past ruining India's future?

March 3, 2019

The stated purpose of a lot of writers who deal with mythology as subject matter these days is to make the younger generation aware of India’s rich culture and heritage by telling stories which have remained untold. But I ca…