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Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray

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Attention Pliss! podcast hosted by Arnab Ray aka GreatBong covers politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that caught his attention.
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Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #134 - Raj Kundra and Pegasus
Arnab talks about the hypocrisy surrounding the Raj Kundra porn scandal and then moves on to the Pegasus controversy.
42:21
August 1, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #133 - Afghanistan
Arnab talks about Afghanistan, the pros and cons of US withdrawing from the region, the grey area of covering human tragedies, and Danish Siddiqui's death.  
47:51
July 18, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #132 - Ask Arnab
Arnab answers your questions from Twitter. 
43:14
July 12, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #131 - Chatting with the Bollygeek
Diptakirti Chaudhuri joins again, and Arnab discusses Netflix's Ray, and the future and legacy of today's Bollywood. 
01:05:31
July 4, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #130 - Let's talk about our jobs
Arnab dives into the workplace and talks about our jobs. 
36:41
June 27, 2021
Attention Pliss with Arnab Ray #129 - Parenting and Jon Stewart
Arnab talks about Jon Stewart's appearance on Stephen Colbert's show with the 'lab theory' on Covid. The main topic is about evolving role of fathers in parenting.  Links: Jon Stewart On Vaccine Science And The Wuhan Lab Theory - YouTube Jon Stewart's Apple show
54:45
June 20, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #128 - Twitter troubles and canine companionship
Arnab talks about Twitter getting banned in Nigeria, the vice-president and several other prominent accounts losing their 'verified' status temporarily, and why getting a dog should be approached with the level of seriousness of getting into a relationship.
54:05
June 6, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #127
Arnab talks about Baba Ramdev, Twitter vs Indian govt. and more.
01:02:44
May 30, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #126 - Dibanker movies, UFOs, and Bengal Elections
Arnab discusses Dibankar Banerjee's new movie 'Sandeep aur Pinky faraar',  recent UFO news, and a look back at the West Bengal election results. Donate: Donate to COVID-19 Relief Services in India | Donate to Corona Virus Hit Families (akshayapatra.org) #IndiaAgainstCoronaVirus (giveindia.org)
43:08
May 23, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #125 - Covid coverage, and Israel coflict
Arnab and Vikram discuss the media's Covid coverage (or lack of) across all Indian states. Arnab also talks about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Donate: Donate to COVID-19 Relief Services in India | Donate to Corona Virus Hit Families (akshayapatra.org) #IndiaAgainstCoronaVirus (giveindia.org)
01:01:45
May 16, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #124 - Covid deaths
Arnab talks about dealing with Covid deaths, should the IPL be stopped, and the coverage on the Covid deaths in media.  Donate to Covid relief here: indiafightscorona.giveindia.org/ GiveIndia Fundraisers: India’s most trusted crowdfunding website
52:01
May 2, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #123 - The second wave
Arnab talks about the only thing that weighs over us now - the second Covid wave. Donate to Covid relief here: Help These Communities Weather the Covid Storm #RightWalkCovidRelief | Milaap Covid-19 Response - Emmanuel Hospital Association (eha-health.org) Crowdfunding India - Best Crowdfunding Platform & Website - Ketto
01:05:27
April 25, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #122 - Diamonds in the clubhouse
Arnab talks about the sensational Clubhouse chat involving Prasant Kishore, the understanding of regional politics by national journalists, and answers the question of who is the new Ashutosh.
56:42
April 12, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #121 - Religion in WB politics
Arnab uses all his willpower to avoid an IPL specific episode to delve into the role of religion in West Bengal politics, what Hindutva means here, and a lot more. Link to TOI article: Mamata's date with RSS Patreon
53:40
April 4, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #120 - Continuing coverage on Bengal Elections
Arnab continues his coverage on the stage set for the West Bengal elections. Patreon: https://patreon.com/greatbong
51:16
March 28, 2021
#119 - Talking to Rahul Roushan
Rahul Roushan, CEO of OpIndia and the author of 'Sanghi who never went to a shakha' joins us, for a freewheeling discussion on labels in India, behind the scenes at OpIndia and more.   Buy the book on Amazon.in: https://amzn.to/3tKdUbF
01:31:07
March 21, 2021
#118 - AICTE, Audrey Truschke, Oprah, and more
Arnab talks about his first impressions on Republic Bangla, the economics of running a Bengali channel, the AICTE's recent decision to exempt math and physics are mandatory subjects for engineering (~17 min), the recent news about Dr. Truschke (~37 min), the interview of Meghan Markel by Oprah (~58 min), and Mithunda (~1hr 12)in this action-packed episode.  Dalaal soundtrack in Bengali
01:21:58
March 14, 2021
#117 - Bengal elections
Arnab talks about the stage set for the West Bengal elections, with the mammoth rally where Mithunda formally joined the BJP, Mamata's dare of contesting from Nandigram, and a whole lot more. Support Arnab on Patreon 
01:07:43
March 7, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #116 - On naming things
Arnab starts out with his opinion on the Biden administration then moves on to the third test match, and the 'Narendra Modi Stadium' (~5:30), before talking about  Bengal's fascination with stars and Arnab's food fascination (~23 min). Support Arnab on Patreon
50:01
February 28, 2021
#115 - Cancel culture and IPL auctions
Arnab talks about 'cancel culture' and the recent episodes involving the right and the left. Then a deep-dive into what each of the IPL teams looks like after the auction. Show notes here Patreon: Greatbong is creating podcast, books | Patreon
01:20:20
February 21, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #114 - Rinku Sharma case
Arnab talks about his thoughts on the Rinku Sharma murder, media handling of the incident, and a lot more. 
46:01
February 14, 2021
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #113 - Catching with 2021
Arnab is back. And he talks about all that has happened in January in a way that only he can. 
56:58
February 7, 2021
#112 - #AskArnabRay special
Arnab answers all the questions, ranging from his views on cricket, his personal preferences, book recommendations, the podcast, politics, and more. The podcast will be on a break and return early 2021.  Visit: https://4spire.net/podcasts/appodcast/112-askarnabray-special/ for show notes and links
01:56:32
December 27, 2020
#111 - State of Indian test cricket, and NRI guilt
As promised, Arnab talks about why he things the state of Indian test cricket is what it is,  and delves deep into a listener question on whether there is a pang of inherent guilt for NRIs in leaving their parents back home. 
01:04:17
December 20, 2020
#110 - Future of movies and Republic Bangla
Arnab talks about what shape his namesake's Bengali channel could take, takes a short trip down memory lane, before discussing if we indeed have 'too much democracy', and what the future of movie watching experience could be. Episode post at:  https://4spire.net/podcasts/appodcast/110-future-of-movies-and-republic-bangla/
01:13:31
December 13, 2020
#109 – GHMC, Diljit, Birthdays, and more
Arnab talks about Tor profiling his book, The Mine, the spat between Kangana and Diljit and how it impacts Bigg Boss, the continuing protests against the farm bills, the GHMC election results and how it could impact West Bengal, and his upcoming birthday and why birthdays are significant. Click here for links, discussions, and more.
01:12:32
December 6, 2020
#108 - Vaccines, GHMC, Cricket, and more
Arnab talks about the future of the podcast, the BJP's strategy for Hyderabad's GHMC elections, the roll-out of the Covid vaccine, PlayStation 5, Bollywood Housewives, and Scam 1992 (phew!). For discussions and more  visit  https://4spire.net/podcasts/appodcast/108-vaccines-ghmc-cricket-and-more/
57:50
November 29, 2020
#107 - Kohli and Big pharma
Arnab gets an offer that he probably would refuse, then talks about why he has lost respect for Virat Kohli. The main topic is about big pharma and why it might not be the villain that it is made out to be. Discussions at: https://4spire.net/app-107-kohli-and-big-pharma/ ________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
51:15
November 22, 2020
#106 - Biden & Harris, and IPL
Click here for show notes and details  Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
54:20
November 8, 2020
#105 - IPL, France, and US Elections
Arnab talks about how the IPL tables have turned upside down since our previous look, the ongoing situation in France, and answers questions on the US elections and possible scenarios.  https://4spire.net/app105-ipl-france-and-us-elections/ for detailed show notes, and more. ________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:16:13
November 1, 2020
#104 - Arnab Goswami and IPL updates
Arnab talks about the recent controversy involving Arnab Goswami's Republic TV, India Today, and the double standards involved in labelling news media. And then a round-up of the teams and their current status in IPL. Click here for detailed show notes and discussions. _________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:09:29
October 18, 2020
#103 - IPL updates, Bollywood in 2000s ft. Diptakirti
What is common between Bollywood 2k movies and Whitehat Jr? Did Amitabh Baccha manage to stay relevant in these new movies? Which Hindi movie had a ripped-off version of 'It's raining men'? Join Arnab and Diptakirti as they discuss Hindi movies in the 2000s and how it compared to Bollywood in the 90s.  Also the best and worst movies of the 2000s. But first, the two revel in the recent successes of their favourite IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders and talk about what is going wrong with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab. Click here for comments, links to movies, and lots more. ________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Diptakirti's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/36Vqop0 Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:23:16
October 11, 2020
#102 - IPL, Trump, and Hathras Balrampur
IPL:  Dhoni and Kartik finding it tough, absence of Raina, Sharjah v Dubai, v Abu Dhabi Trump gets Covid. Reminds of Edgar Allan Poe's 'Masque of Red Death' Hathras and Balrampur Arnab says he has evolved on his opinion on political representation for minorities Media bias on their reporting of the two events UP Govt. handling of the media _________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:04:05
October 4, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #101 - Farm bill and Sunil Gavaskar
Arnab begins with the manufactured controversy over Sunil Gavaskar's comments on Virat Kohli's performance. And then a deep dive into the three farm bills that are not getting anywhere near the coverage they warrant. __ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:08:12
September 27, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #100 - Anu Aggarwal, Mahabharata murders, and more
Mahabharata Murders coming soon to Hoi Choi Arnab interviews Anu Aggarwal - How Aashiqui happened, Bollywood in the 90s,  nepotism, the pursuit of happiness, and more.  ______ Follow Anu Aggarwal at https://twitter.com/anusualauthor Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:45:25
September 20, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #99 - Time Management, wildfires, and more
Arnab talks about the Californa wildfires, Dinda vs Ranodeb, Justice Katju, handling disappointments, and time management (you asked for it). ________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
58:28
September 13, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #98 - Rhea v Kangana - Who managed media better
Arnab talks about the challenges facing Chennai Super Kings, and the unfortunate demise of Chadwick Boseman. The main topic is about continuing media coverage on Sushant Singh Rajput death and how the media is giving the people what they want. The worrying factor of leaking evidence which nobody wants to talk about, and our fascination and revulsion at star culture - the modern-day kings.  And finally about how Rhea Chakraborty and Kangana have managed media perception about them and who did it better. ________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:15:20
August 30, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #97 - Liberal bullying and IPL 2020
Is the 'liberal' cabal just a champagne-sipping version of the Karni Sena? Arnab talks about the latest instance of liberal bullying to 'de-platform' voices that do not toe their line.  And in the second half of the podcast, we take a look at each of the teams in the run-up to this year's IPL and discuss their pros and cons. Arnab also sticks his neck out and makes a final-four prediction.  Related links: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bloomsbury-cancels-book-on-delhi-riots-after-backlash-over-launch-event-2283714 https://theprint.in/india/this-is-fascism-flak-for-bloomsbury-on-social-media-as-it-withdraws-book-on-delhi-riots/487655/ https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/liberals-condemn-freedom-of-speech-claim-it-is-a-tool-of-oppression-bloomsbury-india/ ___________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts   
01:32:54
August 23, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #96 - Kamala Harris and MS Dhoni
Why Kamala Harris doesn't project her Indian identity as a middle of the road Democrat, no one really cares for an Indian identity. Why this is the politically right thing for her to do.  What Dhoni means to me - Not a cricketer I feel emotionally attached to unlike Sachin, and dada. Why wasn't he special to me (my generation?) and what makes him special. Reference links: Arnab's article on Kamala in The Free Press Journal Blog post on Dhoni during his test retirement.  _________________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
49:21
August 16, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #95 - Ram mandir and Sushant Singh Rajpur
Ram mandir Is Hindu fascism on the rise? Everyone need not have the same kind of emotional attachment to Rama and the observational aspects of Hindusim. References:  Pratap Bhanu Mehta's article, Rana Ayyub's article Media coverage on Sushant Singh Rajput's death Why Rajdeep Sardesai's comment and argument is fallacious. Was SSR 'big' enough? Reference: The Lallantop _______________ Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
47:02
August 9, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #94 - Indian Matchmaking
Why isn't there a show about Sushant Singh Rajput? What did Arnab think about Indian Matchmaking on Netflix?  What close is it to the actual Indian matrimony market?  Where do professional match-makers fit in? What is an ideal way to reject a potential match?  Arnab and our guests Lila Krishna, and Priyanka Bharadwaj talk about all this and more. Follow Lila on Twitter at @lilastories Follow Priyanka on Twitter at @Pri_Bharadwaj Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:07:53
August 2, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #93 - Anurag Kashyap v Kangana
Kangana is a very smart person. Went through Bhatts and went through Pancholis, and now she is using the wokes weapons against them. Tapsee and Swara -ideological purity test Hypocrisy of Kashyap Sushant’s death should be investigated Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
58:41
July 26, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #92 - The state of Congress and cybersecurity
Arnab talks about the sad state of the Congress party and how even Sonu Sood upstaged them in an opportunity.  Then Arnab talks about why the recent Twitter 'hack' could possibly be the most significant cybersecurity event ever.  Follow Arnab on Twitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:02:09
July 19, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #91 - Immigration, Kanye, & Vikas Dubey
Vikas Dubey: Yet another case of someone being killed because of names he would take. US elections: Kanye West discussion.  Covid spurt: Republican states and California. The politics of Covid Trump v Biden The H1B situation Follow Arnab on TWitter at @GreatBong Arnab's books are available on Amazon.in at https://amzn.to/2Ohqsor visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
01:04:33
July 12, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #90 - The Vikramaditya Interview
Arnab talks to Vikramaditya Motwane about the process behind a web-series,  nepotism, how he approaches a script, and his upcoming projects. visit 4spire.net to listen and subscribe to this and other podcasts. Follow Arnab on Twitter at @Greatbong and find his books on amazon.in  Vikramaditya Motwane's movies are on Netflix and you can follow him on Twitter at @VikramMotwane Follow Vikram on Twitter at @TheVikramMohan Follow 4spire on Twitter at @4spirepodcasts and on Facebook at facebook.com/4spirepodcasts
42:21
July 5, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #89- Covid, Whitewashing history, and nepotism
Back from a break, Arnab talks about the US' handling of the Covid crisis, the bizarre experiment of whitewashing US history, and why nepotism isn't exactly nepotism.
01:15:42
June 28, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #88- Job interview tips
Arnab gives his top 10 tips to ace that technical interview for your next job. Number 4 will shock you (no. not really!) Head over to https://4spire.net/ to subscribe and listen. Support Arnab at https://patreon.com/greatbong Buy his books on Amazon.in at: https://amzn.to/2Bzro4i
01:17:09
June 7, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #86 - #AskArnab Part 2
Arnab talks about the riots across the US now and answers your questions. Order Arnab's books from Amazon.in: https://amzn.to/2AlO4oa  Arnab's Patreon page: https://patreon.com/greatbong
01:17:04
May 31, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #86 - #AskArnab special
Arnab answers your questions this time. 
01:19:46
May 24, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #85 - Pakistan Cricket and Qayyum Report
Arnab talks about recent incidents involving the Qayyum report on match-fixing allegations. Qayyum report available to read here Shoaib Akhtar's YouTube channel Inzamam's YouTube channel
01:07:51
May 17, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #84 - Layoffs and Working from home
Arnab talks about dealing with layoffs and what might be a bright spot in the aftermath of Covid - Working from home.  And also a quick review of Mrs. Serial Killer. Vote for Anahita Ray's entry here: https://iccr4art.com/gallery-detail.php?id=7531
58:13
May 10, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #83 - Ray on Ray
Arnab shares his thoughts on the passing away of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor before discussing Satyajit Ray - his movies and writings.  Ray 'starter pack' Aranyer Din Ratri (Days And Nights In The Forest) Parashpathar Nayak Satyajit Ray books on Amazon.in: https://amzn.to/3feoMbo
01:34:02
May 3, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #82 - The Abhinandan Sekhri interview
Arnab chats up and has a heated debate about media neutrality and bias with the co-founder and CEO of Newslaundry, Abhinandan Sekhri.
02:08:37
April 26, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #81 - IPL and more with Joy
This week Arnab talks to Joy Bhattacharjya about managing an IPL team, the Pro Volleyball League, and more. Loads of fun. 
01:00:59
April 19, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #80 - On writing
Arnab talks about techniques for writing, do's and don'ts, and some handy tips. 
57:07
April 12, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #79 - Covid19: Trump, Modi and Jamaat
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray covers politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that catches Greatbong's attention.  This episode, Arnab talks about the ongoing battle against Covid in India and the US, and his thoughts on the Tablighi Jamaat (~38 min).
01:01:27
April 5, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #78 - Fighting Covid
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray covers politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that catches Greatbong's attention.  This week Arnab talks about the ongoing epidemic, US vs India approach, and more. Sponsor: The Galaxy Series
57:54
March 29, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #77 - Dealing with an epidemic
Arnab talks about various aspects of the ongoing epidemic.  Sponsor: India was One (http://fkrt.it/dlWE84uuuN)
01:18:51
March 22, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #76 - Corona facts
Arnab talks to Dr. Pavithra Venkatagopalan  - who has done her doctoral dissertation on Coronavirus assembly to understand the facts behind the Corona pandemic.  Sponsor: The Galaxy Series (https://amzn.to/2vsOtmM )  
48:41
March 15, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #75 - Delhi riots
Arnab talks about the Delhi riots and media coverage on it. 
42:57
March 1, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #74 - The Democrat scene
Arnab talks about Parasite [MILD SPOILERS] and his views on the current Democrat contenders [~11:30] 
51:43
February 23, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #73 - Delhi Elections
Arnab talks about the Kunal Kamra episode,  touches upon US elections, before deep-diving into the Delhi election results. 
38:19
February 16, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #72 - Budget and books
Arnab and guest Dr. Alok Ray discuss the Union Budget 2020 and Dr. Ray's memoirs.  Support at: https://www.patreon.com/greatbong
01:09:55
February 9, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #71 - On villains
Arnab and guest Jai Arjun Singh talk about the Indian publishing industry and on villains - both in books and movies. 
01:18:56
February 2, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #70 - Bernie, Bezos, and more
Arnab talks about Shaheen Bagh, Bernie Sanders, the Jeff Bezos hack, and more.
52:11
January 26, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #69 - Deepika, protests, and more
Arnab talks about the ongoing student protests, Deepika Padukone's politics, Oscars, and more. 
57:32
January 19, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #68 - Why not eye-ran?
Arnab talks about the NRC and the Iran conflict
01:03:54
January 5, 2020
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #67 - Q & A & Sniffles
Arnab answers all the questions that our listners wrote in.
01:18:15
December 29, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #66 - Not Cricket Association of Bengal
Arnab talks about the Citizens Amendment Bill (CAB) and a few movies including Marriage Story. 
46:07
December 15, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #65 - Kya saluk kiya jaye
Arnab discusses 'mob justice' and death penalty. 
48:21
December 8, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #64 - As good as it gets
Attention Pliss! podcast hosted by Arnab Ray aka GreatBong covers politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that caught his attention. This episode Arnab and guest Diptakirti Chaudhuri discuss movies from the 90s. It doesn't get better than this. 
01:22:56
December 1, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #63 - Was Savita bhabhi a Gujju?
Attention Pliss! podcast hosted by Arnab Ray aka GreatBong covers politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that caught his attention. This week Arnab talks about Kumar Sanu, Maharashtra politics, and JNU. As for the answer to the question in episode title? Yes, and more info the P.hD thesis mentioned in this article.
57:22
November 24, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #62 - Judgement Day
Attention Pliss! podcast hosted by Arnab Ray aka GreatBong covers politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that caught his attention. This episode Arnab discusses the Ayodhya verdict, Aatish Taseer, and more. 
55:06
November 10, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #61 - I told you so
In this episode Arnab discusses cyber-security. Five rules for cyber-safety 1. Stay updated with latest patches 2. Visit SSL sites only - look for the lock icon on address bar 3. Don't click on links in emails. Go to the site yourself 4. Use a password manager like lastpass to generate unique passwords 5. Enable two-factor authentication for *every service* that supports it What's up geeks tip: Visit https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to know if your email has been hacked
01:08:53
November 3, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #60 - Return of the king
Arnab talks about the recent state elections,  congress hearings about Kashmir, Dada in BCCI, and a lot more. Link mentioned by Arnab. 
01:10:03
October 27, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #59 - Doctors Ray on Dr. Abhijit
Arnab and Dr. Alok Ray discuss Dr. Abhijit Banerjee's economic theory.
01:03:48
October 20, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #58 - Buried by stupidity
Arnab talks about a possible Trump impeachment, Howdy Modi, and the environment.
59:02
September 29, 2019
Attention Pliss! with Arnab Ray #57 - Howdy Greatbong
Arnab answers all the questions that came in which cover: JU incident Sonakshi Sinha – ~11:30 Howdy Modi: !15:30 Reviving Congress – ~23 Kashmir – ~35 Dogs -  ~35 90s Bollywood – ~42 Being blocked by celebs -  ~43:30 Books: ~45 Retirement – ~49 Dave Chapel – ~52 Lara v Tendulkar – ~56 Gully boy – ~57
01:01:45
September 22, 2019
Attention Pliss #56 - PhD: Better than herpes
Arnab talks about pursuing a PhDs and if it's worth the investment.  
46:36
September 15, 2019
Attention Pliss with Arnab Ray #55 - ISRO makes science sexy
Romila Thapar Chandrayaan - ~11:30 Zomato – 36 NDTV – 42:30 NRC – 50:30
57:44
September 8, 2019
Attention Pliss with Arnab Ray - #54 Political Grub
Arnab talks about: Food in politics Economy ~16 minutes Cricket ~46 minutes
57:16
September 1, 2019
Attention Pliss! #53 - Worth it ./?
Arnab talks about 20 years of being in the US
59:42
August 25, 2019
Attention Pliss #52 - The problem with Priyanka
 Arnab covers a whole gamut of topics including: Super Deluxe (spoiler alert) Shobhaa de ~ 7 min Priyanka Chopra - ~18 min Ravi shastri – ~25 min Kashmir - 36 min
53:59
August 18, 2019
Attention Pliss! #51 - Article 370 code review
Arnab discusses his thoughts on Article 370 at length. 
59:57
August 11, 2019
Attention Pliss! #50 - Good times. Noodle salad.
For our 50th, Arnab talks about the 'pursuit of happiness'. 
56:27
August 4, 2019
Attention Pliss! #49 - Inspiring Akki
Arnab rounds off the news over the past week including: Arnab G screaming at Aparna Sen US & Pakistan  relations ~10 min  Chandrayaan -  ~33 min Aazam Khan ~39 min Celebrity endorsements- ~45 min Rohit v Kohli - ~53 min
56:52
July 28, 2019
Attention Pliss! #48 - A McD government
Do we need a Chandrayaan II ? Tiranga TV - ~20 minutes Karnataka - ~30 minutes Trump update  - ~33 minutes
48:51
July 21, 2019
Attention Pliss! #47 - Office boss and team boss
Arnab talks about the leadership styles of various Team India captains and provides 'office life' examples. 
01:08:37
July 14, 2019
Attention Pliss! #46 - Apologies to @Suhel
Arnab is back after a short break and covers Mahua Moitra to the world cup and everything in between.
01:03:25
July 7, 2019
Attention Pliss #45 - Good old rivalry
Arnab talks about the IndiaPak match now and before, and Mamata vs Doctors (~35 minutes)
58:53
June 16, 2019
Attention Pliss! #44 - Topping is overrated
 Arnab talks about pressure in school and college, parenting, and a little bit of cricket (just a little). You can now leave us a voice message directly from Anchor.  Twitter thread from @TheVikramMohan:  https://twitter.com/TheVikramMohan/status/1124149683104837632  
01:02:16
June 9, 2019
Attention Pliss! #43 - Deepak Tijori bats
Cricket world cup Hasan MInhaj - 19.30 min Sonia Returns - ~ 37 min Modi Cabinet: 45 Mamata: 53:30 Picks: 1:10
01:24:56
June 2, 2019
Attention Pliss #42 - Election Breakdown & Liberal Meltdown
  Bengal Election Results National Stage – ~24 Liberal Meltdown: ~36:30 [GoT spoliers] Game of Thrones : ~53  
01:04:59
May 26, 2019
Attention Pliss! #41 - Thugs and Hindostanis
Arnab talks about Game of Thrones (loads of spoilers) and the vandalism of Vidyasagar's statue(~36 min).
56:16
May 19, 2019
Attention Pliss! #40 - Buffet of topics
  Donate to Odisha CM Relief Fund here Can the media be impartial Gautam Gambhir – ~13:30 min Divider in chief – ~19:30 World cup -  ~23:40 min Game of Thrones - ~ 26 min IPL Finale - 46:30 min 
53:04
May 12, 2019
Attention Pliss! #39 - Pink pants optional
Arnab and our special guest Harini Calamur discuss the elections, and politics of Maharashtra and Tamilnadu (~26 minutes. )
01:02:18
May 5, 2019
Attention Pliss! #38 - From Thanos to Theranos
Arnab talks about Avengers Endgame (spoilerfree) and the first two episodes of Game of Thrones this season. Then we talk about Theranos and politics (27 minutes onwards)
50:21
April 28, 2019
Attention Pliss! #37 - We got mail
Arnab talks politics in the first half and everything else in the second (~46:30 minutes)
01:05:51
April 21, 2019
Attention Pliss! #36 - Jamie must die
Arnab discusses Leadership and answers a few questions
55:20
April 14, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #35 -Elections beat IPL
Arnab talks about the Indian elections and the US university admission scandal (40:15)
56:38
April 7, 2019
Attention Pliss #34 - An old man's game
 Arnab talks: IPL 19:40 – Neha Shoree 22:30 – Malala 27:15 – US 34:15 – Mueller Report
50:50
March 31, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #33 - Something for everyone
Arnab talks about:   Advani CSK – ~10:30 Hindus in Pakistan – ~14:30 Bengal politics – ~20:15 Elections – ~25:30
40:40
March 24, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #32 - The Overton Window
 Arnab talks about the Indian cricket team supporting the military, and the present and future of jobs. 1.  Indian cricket team supporting Indian forces 2. Present and future of jobs: ~13:20 
59:29
March 10, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #31 - Koffee with Khan
Arnab talks about Trevor Noah's attempted humor and the continuing story on India v Pakistan
48:52
March 3, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #30 -Vowels don't help
 Story 1: Continuing the conversation from last week on cricket with Pakistan  Story 2: Cobra post sting - what's really going on (from minute 31) Visit and subscribe to talkingStuff on YouTube
52:59
February 24, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #29 - Hit 'em where it hurts
 While we are all trying to contribute to the Bharat ke veer fund, Arnab talks about some things we can do to hit our enemies where it hurts. 
45:02
February 17, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #28 - A little bit of Hujug
 Arnab tells you about Bengal politics, the Didi persona, and 'hujug' . https://talkingstuff.net/appodcast/
01:05:19
February 10, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #27 - I'd rather watch Taimur
Arnab talks about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's entry, the budget, a bizzare cosplay, and movie reviews. To support Arnab on Patreon visit: http://patreon.com/greatbong
56:07
February 3, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #25 - Arnab Express
Didi's D-day, Tulsi not Virani Gabbard, and more. Please take the survey and provide us feedback on this podcast.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHMPMRK
39:25
January 20, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #24 - Birthday inventory
Birthday strategies for parents to media strategy for the PM - we discuss it all.
59:45
January 13, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #23 - Wear the topi
 The interviewer becomes the interviewed... Arnab talks to Smita Prakash. 
01:11:28
January 6, 2019
Attention Pliss! podcast #22 -Visa maata
 Balloons, cake,a few drinks, and answers to all YOUR questions in this birthday special episode.  Subscribe to the talkingStuff youtube channel at https://youtube.com/talkingstuffnet
01:50:14
December 30, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #21 - The half monty
Intolerance ...to Kohli? The IPL lineup for 2019 and more.
01:19:40
December 23, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #20 - Shabari food delivery
Beyond the viral clip - a look at the Zomato delivery guy story, and Arnab's take on the recent state election results - coming right up
01:02:38
December 16, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #19 - ...naam he Shahenshah
Arnab is joined by Dr. Alok Ray and they look back at GST, demonetization, and the attempt to replicate India's established high quality colleges on today's episode. Subscribe to talkingStuff on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/talkingstuffnet
53:39
December 9, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #18 - The naukar in naukri
We finally talk about the Me Too movement and the lack of independent media - so may we have your attention pliss! Subscribe to us on youtube.com/talkingstuffnet
01:10:04
December 2, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #17 - Jack Jack Attack
Shouldn't we be smashing all types of patriarchy? Was Twitter's Jack Dorsey played? The nutcase who got killed by tribals, and BBC getting schooled. All this and more in this episode. Subscribe to our youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/talkingstuffnet
56:36
November 25, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #16 - My heart was a banana
Baazigar celebrates a quarter century - and we just can't let this one slide. Arnab and our guest talk about this genre defining movie, KKR, and reminisce about their alma mater. Remember to vote on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingStuffNet/status/1064102967668727808
01:19:32
November 18, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #15.5 - Hum bhi agar bache hote
A very special mini episode of the Attention Pliss! podcast for Children's day.
06:14
November 12, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #15 - Bhagyanagar Biryani
Arnab discusses the outcomes of the US mid-term elections, the city renaming spree in India, and middle class upbringing. Aghora: At the left hand of God Amazon.com : https://amzn.to/2RKRO5W Amazon.in: https://amzn.to/2zIYYQQ
01:00:03
November 11, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #14 - The centrifuge effect
Arnab talks about the utter and inexplicable disregard for human life in India, his thoughts on the Statue of unity, and Trump and his immigration boogeyman.
55:18
November 4, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #13 - SRK + Jayasuriya
Arnab and guest Suhel Banerjee talk up about the Sri Lankan cricket team, their love for SRK, and we discuss the news in India and the US. Note: This episode has been republished to fix some technical errors.
57:40
October 30, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #12 - Not so dirty dozen
We discuss about workplace harassment, vegetarianism in India, and give our entertainment picks. Show notes and links at talkingstuff.net/app
45:44
October 16, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #11 - Baba bachao na
Arnab talks about the the justice system when it comes to matters of faith, and Brett Kavanaugh. Show notes and links at talkingstuff.net
56:12
October 8, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #10 Dus ka Dum
In the 10th episode of the podcast, Arnab talks about how BCCI consipired to help India win the Asia Cup, Aadhaar, and adultery licenses (??). Visit talkingstuff.net for detailed show notes.
46:00
September 30, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #9 Prem naam he mera
Join Arnab and Prem Panicker in a freewheeling discussion about cricket, cricket reporting, rediff, what Prem is up to these days, and a whole lot more.
01:06:01
September 26, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #8 - Hoping for a Surabhi moment
Show notes and links at talkingstuff.net
50:44
September 16, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #7 - Amreekan Politics
Show notes and links at: https://talkingstuff.net/appodcast/app7/
01:03:19
September 9, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #6 - Aunty social elements
Show notes at: https://talkingstuff.net/appodcast/app6
52:04
September 2, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #5 - Hang in there Ashu
Show notes and links at talkingstuff.net
40:39
August 25, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast #3&4 - Buy 1 Get 1 Free
In this mega episode to celebrate the RTDM blog's birthday - we have a Q&A with Arnab as he answers all your questions. Of course, we have the whatSong? contest too. Detailed show notes at talkingstuff.net
01:34:56
August 19, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast -#2 Your privilege is bigger
In this episode of Attention Pliss! podcast, Arnab looks at some news that caught his eye, Privilege and courage, and gives you some entertainment recommendations. Show notes at http://talkingstuff.net/appodcast/app2
44:11
August 12, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast - e1 Black Hat Modi
Visit talkingstuff.net for detailed show notes.
39:26
August 5, 2018
Attention Pliss! podcast - e0 #TalkToWhoever
Attention Pliss! podcast is the new podcast from the talkingStuff network. Join me, Vikram Mohan and noted author and blogger Arnab Ray aka GreatBong as he speaks his mind on politics, movies, sports, current affairs, and just about anything that caught his attention. We hope you enjoy this show and all we ask in return is your attention pliss!
43:23
July 30, 2018