Tall Tales Takeaway podcast

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Here in India, sometimes when you think you need space in life, like when a loved one passes away, society doesn’t let you have it. We have rituals that include feeding strangers, having ceremonies and rights on the 4th day, the 13th day … and
In some way, we're all held hostage by our mobile phones. Not just us individually, but humanity in general. Imagine all the hours that we're constantly wasting that could be more productive. Just how mesmerizing things devices can be came into
Some bonds transcend all boundaries. And some are so deep that they suggest that the boundary itself is an illusion. Alisha Parekh describes one such relationship. Stick around for the Q&A with host Michael Burns after. Tall Tales Takeaway is I
Apala Battacharya's family always wanted her to be a doctor. So much so that the matriarchs saw to it that oh-so-subtle reminders were always on hand--you know, just in case you need them. Stick around for the Q&A with host Michael Burns after.
Crunchy politics gives way to far more unconventional things in this story by our host Michael Burns about a seemingly normal ride home one night that goes awry. Stick around for the Q&A, this time hosted by another story teller, Matt Daniels. 
While a graduate student at Yale University, Gauri Balani had a chance to meet a lot of students. One of them that she'll never forget was James. Oh James! Stick around for the Q&A with host Michael Burns after. Tall Tales Takeaway is India's f
What does it really mean to grow up? Maybe it has something to do with accepting who you are and seeing yourself in a healthy and accurate way rather than how other see you. This is a struggle that Archana Ramanathan has been through. Stick aro
A few years ago, Chandrima Das went to New York for work and she rented a room in Manhattan. Just for herself. Or so she thought. Listen to her story, but keep the lights on … Stick around for the Q&A with host Michael Burns after. Tall Tales
All of us are less put-together than we let on. But we don't like to be reminded of that fact. Yogesh Upadhyaya remembers a time when a colleague from work showed him up, with that single perfectly timed stroke of panache. Stick around for the
In The Age of Aquarius, Gayatri Aptekar looks at the malicious side of superstition that goes beyond fun and games and into areas where hopes, dreams, and even lives can be shattered. Michael Burns and she have a quick chat after the story so s
"Master 214" by Matt Daniels is a story by an expat who's observed Mumbai up close for the last 10 years, even from as closely as the public transportation. And you know, sometimes you meet someone really special when you take the same bus freq
Trying new foods is one of the best things about travelling abroad. But eating is 95% of the experience. There's also the minor detail of getting rid of the evidence. Mukul Chadda takes us to the scene of the cultural crime.    Join us for the
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