Vimoh Talks Podcast Episodes

The dangers of motivational content

April 20, 2022

Our news feeds are full of motivational content. Some find it useful and some find it annoying. But there are threads linking much of it to religion, political doctrine, and even patriarchy. So let's talk about some of those…

I used to be a bhakt

April 16, 2022

I have mentioned many times in my live streams that I used to be a Hindutva supporter and I turned away from it some years ago. But since many of you have followed me in the course of the last few months, I wanted to do a sh…

No religion can be eternal

April 9, 2022

There is good evidence to suggest that even religious people consider their religions sanatan or something. This episode was sort of about that, but also went in other, related directions.

Adi Shankar on his Netflix series Guardians of Justice

April 8, 2022

I sat down with Adi Shankar to talk about his latest work Guardians of Justice and we ended up discussing social satire, imagining the future, and his personal history.

Meghnad from Newslaundry on media and the nation

April 6, 2022

We talked about his life, his work, his ideas and experiences on the media. We also discussed where we are as a nation and where we may be going.

Why education doesn't guarantee atheism

April 2, 2022

This episode started out with the intention of explaining how childhood indoctrination is what really keeps religion alive, and then moved over into other interesting territories like love, evolution, and capitalism.

I'm a secular boy in a dharmic world

March 30, 2022

This episode of the show was the 50th live stream on the youtube channel and we had a lot of conversations about religion, multiculturalism, secular life, and media bias.

How not to engage with the religious

March 26, 2022

This episode was about engaging with the religious and not overreaching into philosophical territories that aren't justifiable in honesty. We also talked about a good number of social justice issues.

Conversations

Abby Philips on Ayurveda risks and the uselessness of Homoeopathy

March 23, 2022

This episode had a shitty beginning (literally) and then got better as we talked about the importance of modern medicine and the threats to it from culturally sanctioned superstitions.

Conversations

Shahbaz Ansar on resisting dogma and being an atheist

March 16, 2022

Shahbaz Ansar is a journalist and quite open about being an atheist. We chatted about what that makes his life next to Hindus, Muslims, and even other atheists. We also talked about the Indian religio-political landscape.

Religionism, feminism, equalism, stupidism etc.

March 12, 2022

This issue had us going from religious behaviors to memelord atheism to feminism denying equalism and more.

Can one believe in non-existence?

March 9, 2022

In this episode, we talked about existence, non-existence, confidence of belief, and also, for some reason, about the math of 11 dimensions.

Can atheists be moral, and other dumb questions

March 5, 2022

This episode had us talking about religious morality, morality of killing animals, morality of foul-mouthed "saints", and other interesting topics.

The many definitions of god and what to do with them

March 2, 2022

This episode was about how many people define god in many ways and as an atheist having conversations about claims of god, how we should abide by rules of logic.

Charismatic babas, overconfident atheists, and the Hindu multiverse

Feb. 26, 2022

In this episode, conversations with listeners spanned the multiverse. We talked about agnostic atheism, why people fall for baba claims, and whether scripture says caste is assigned at birth.

1000 YT subscribers special AMA

Feb. 23, 2022

The live stream just crossed 1000 subscribers. So I had people call in with questions and comments and even disagreements. It was fun and 2 hours long.

Let's talk about knowing and believing

Feb. 19, 2022

This episode became, quite unwittingly, a QnA session with my listeners.

Conversations

Arpit Dwivedi on fighting superstition online

Feb. 16, 2022

YouTuber Arpit Dwivedi on his work on spreading rational thought and scientific literacy via his channel Aastha Mukti. We spoke about his personal history, his experiences, and the state of rational thinking in India.

Religion And Atheism

Hijab, hypocrisy, and a Hindutva hijack

Feb. 12, 2022

Girls in some Indian schools are not being allowed to enter their classrooms because they are wearing Hijab. Some call it the "Hijab controversy". But it's not that. It's just another dangerous Hindutva diversion designed to…

Conversations

Cartoonist Sumit Kumar on Bakarmax and Shark Tank India

Feb. 9, 2022

Cartoonist Sumit Kumar is the founder of Bakarmax and one of the most original voices in the ICU (Indian comics universe). He was recently on the TV show Shark Tank and we are going to talk about that. And more generally, ab…

Conversations

Magician Nakul Shenoy tells if hypnosis can prove reincarnation

Feb. 5, 2022

Nakul Shenoy is a magician as well as a critical thinker. In this session, we will talk about how people sometimes say that hypnotism reveals knowledge of one's previous lives. We talked about the ethics, efficacy, and effec…

Religion And Atheism

Is testimony evidence? Is dharma religion?

Jan. 27, 2022

This episode is about how sometimes religious people think testimony about supernatural claims is sufficient evidence. And about how they sometimes deflect genuine questions from atheists by changing the meanings of words.

Religion And Atheism Conversations

Indian atheist and Pakistani atheist talk about religion and culture

Jan. 22, 2022

Harris Sultan goes by Pakistani Mulhid on YouTube and dedicates his time to debunking dogma, fighting faith, and countering callous defences of religion. I sat down with him, in my capacity as an Indian atheist with far fewe…

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…