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Frndship Time

Frndship Time

By Parth & Ratik
Laid-back, (hopefully) funny, and oftentimes inquisitive, Frndship Time is a weekly opportunity for Parth and Ratik to hang out with each other and explore new ideas. Each week, the boys talk to each other about their experiences and lessons they learn as they navigate this thing called life. New episodes every Friday!
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The Hows and Whys of Being Self Taught
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! In which Parth and Ratik talk about their journeys being self taught in music, engineering, and other hobbies. There's talk about how to approach self learning things, the pros and cons of self teaching, among other tangents. Links from the episode Ted Lasso The New Boston JustinGuitar Did we miss including something? Reach out and let us know, we'll send you a gift along with any link we missed out on. Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
01:10:26
April 16, 2021
Ratik wants to be a YouTuber
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Ratik has been feeling the itch to give YouTube a go again. Parth has a lot of thoughts. Ratik is being his own worst enemy. Parth likes a lot of Ratik's ideas. Why is YouTube so frickin' hard? Links from the episode Ratik's YouTube, Parth's YouTube Becca "Farsace" The Gap by Ira Glass Sam Angl Ratik's infamous Bootloop vid Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
46:23
April 9, 2021
Sports and other shared interests: what unites us and what divides us?
Parth, Ratik, and the first non-K9 guest on Frndship Time, Aananya talk about their love for football, the feeling of belonging in a group of strangers, loving things and how to love them in this episode. This has been one of my favorite episodes to edit and put together from start to finish, and I only hope that you enjoy it just as much as everyone involved did.  Links from the episode John Green's "How to Love Things" video Neon - acoustic Advaita Ray Hudson commentary Sorry, no time jumps for this one. The episode was one long conversation, and if possible, should be enjoyed as one! Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Aananya, Parth and Ratik
01:01:30
April 2, 2021
Leading an Archetypical Life
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Bonus episode to the conversation from Episode 12! Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
05:13
March 31, 2021
The Transformative Power of Good People
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Do you have people in your life that have fundamentally shifted how you conduct yourself or how you look at the world? Conversations with these people inspire you. You're left energized when you talk to them. You learn new things whenever you interact with them. In this week's episode of Frndship Time, Parth and Ratik talk about the strange power that Good People™️ have that transforms folks around them. Strap on! This will be an emotional ride. Not too emotional though, there is ample silliness too of course. This is Frndship Time after all! Links from the episode Wait but why dot com The Cook and the Chef Pocket Outro Music — Consequences, one of Ratik's beAtZ Timejumps 00:57:19 FT Derby Review...NOT 02:44:19 Welcome, welcome! 05:30:24 What kind of people transform our lives? 06:06:15 Importance of a Good Teacher 14:45:16 Good Friends & Family 30:31:23 Good Managers at Work 35:01:00 "Archetypes" 39:55:06 Closing Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
44:11
March 26, 2021
Committing to your workplace long-term
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! On part 2 of the 'commitment' episode, Parth and Ratik talk about staying in a particular job for a 'longer than usual' period of time, why the guys hate the concept of conventional wisdom, and the importance of trusting your instincts. Links from the episode Adam Ragusea's science video Seth Godin Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email Timestamps 00:38:00 Introduction to job context 01:22:06 R's experience working for 3 years at a startup 02:17:18 Empirical evidence vs conventional wisdom 05:33:18 The cost of ramping up 12:45:18 Trust your instincts 16:19:18 Knowing your team for a while 20:29:18 Being influenced by the right people 22:49:18 Outros ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
28:50
March 19, 2021
Committing to your hobbies long-term
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! On part 1 of the 'commitment' episode, Parth and Ratik talk about why they've found it hard to commit to their hobbies and skills, why it might be a good idea to commit long-term, and how to get over the 'I feel like I've plateau-ed' problem.  Links from the episode 3 Mics Vulfpeck Reddit post Music by Blanks Austin Kleon Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
36:60
March 12, 2021
Frictionlessness ❤️
Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! On this exxxtra special Valentine’s Day special, Ratik picks Parth’s brain, and Parth nibbles Ratik's ears about this idea of reducing friction in the processes in our lives. Both boys are big fans of reducing friction, optimizing processes, creating templates and checklists in order to make their work and in-turn their lives easier. This week's conversation goes in a lot of interesting, unexpected directions as well. Listen on to find out more! Links from the episode 3 Mics Google Keep Functions in Programming Haskell Partial Application HydroHomies Atomic Habits Aeropress Spark Email Dark Patterns in UX Goodreads Letterboxd Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Twitter Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
49:47
March 5, 2021
The self-help epidemic
Is self-help a problem? At what point do you stop consuming self-help content and start doing things? Why is it fun and easier to keep watching bullet-journal and Notion videos rather than to get started on projects? Is there any value in self help at all? How is self-help similar to buying new gear? All this and more in this week's episode of Frndship Time.  Mentioned in the episode: Simon Clark Building a Second Brain Outro music (made in house — a part of Parth's new music project) Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
37:24
February 26, 2021
Story Time #1
The podcast episode Parth and Ratik were on: For the love of: The Game This week — the boys change up the pace of the show and experiment with a new format. Listen on to know why :) Links from the episode FT: Episode 5 For The Love Of Parth's Cornell Experience Emacs Dave 2D Sound of Metal Outro music (one of Ratik's cover songs!) Frndship Time on the Internet Email Website Instagram Twitter ❤️ — Parth & Ratik
26:11
February 19, 2021
What is your ideal weekend?
In which Parth and Ratik go back and forth trying to determine the elements of a perfect 'relaxing' weekend. They end up with a simple trio of characteristics: contrast from your day-to-day, time to reset, and a lack of stimulus at times. All this and a lot more just in time for your weekend! Enjoy, everybody.  Mentioned in the episode: Weekend Wednesdays Building a Second Brain Outro music (made in house — a part of Parth's new music project) Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
41:19
February 12, 2021
The Power of Accountability
Parth and Ratik talk about the strange power of accountability and how accountability groups help accelerate growth and development. Ratik presents a framework to help anyone form their own accountability groups; Parth decides to call these groups: "human superpower groups". Timejumps 00:00:00 Opening 00:48:00 Hello, Hi's 02:18:00 The Boys Catch-up 07:17:12 Setting Context 10:16:00 Accountability 13:50:12 Accountability Groups 19:00:12 Accountability in College 21:42:00 Accountabilibuddy Group Framework (AGF) 23:11:17 AGF: Setting Groundwork 27:11:06 AGF: Process & Structure 37:56:09 AGF: Finding Your Group 42:55:18 AGF: Best Practices 51:45:11 Closing Thoughts 55:29:12 Outro n' Plugs Links from the episode VSCode Ratik's Book Club Queen's Gambit Parth's Blog Parth's YouTube Cornell Waterfall Software Development What is Scrum? What is Agile? Parth's Daily Dispatch A Promised Land Becoming Outro Music Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
58:18
February 5, 2021
Quitting quitting
It's episode number 5! Parth brings in his thoughts about quitting on this one — do you find yourself quitting on side projects or resolutions? This might be the episode you've been waiting for. Parth and Ratik talk about their experiences about quitting on projects. Whether it is quitting in the beginning, in the middle, or towards the end of projects, they've done it all. Listen in to find out how they deal with each of those situations — and how they ensure they finish projects and follow through on their resolutions now.  Mentioned on the show Uttam Grit Andy Hunt Outro music - made in house! One of Parth's new music projects. Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️  — Parth and Batik
53:00
January 29, 2021
Consume or Create?
We live in a time where consuming things is easier than it has ever been before. Buying books on your Kindle is a simple tap away, open your podcast app and you'll be greeted with a wide variety of shows to listen to. On-demand streaming services have given everyone access to thousands of movies from all around the world. Consumption can easily take over all of your free time if you let it go unchecked. The flip-side to consumption is the time for creation. Creation can involve anything and everything, it doesn't have to be artistic in nature. Creation can be about generating any kind of value for your friends, family, co-workers or heck even yourself. Generating value, being useful to people around you, making things are all known to be healthy contributors to a person's overall happiness. Consumption and Creation seem like two separate, but interlinked concepts. It is hard to create anything without first consuming things to learn or get inspired. But, as soon as you start consuming too much, the time you put into creation reduces.  How does one balance these two? Do we even need to balance them? Find out what Parth and Ratik think about the Consumption and Creation, how they've historically tried to balance the two, and what they've learned along the way in this week's Frndship Time! Links from the episode Spaced Repetition Goodreads Evernote, Notion, Google Keep Theo Katzman School of Life Bon Appetit Alex, "french guy cooking" Parth's Blog and YouTube Ratik's other podcast: Unbox Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
46:42
January 22, 2021
How to keep in touch better
In episode 3 of Frndship Time, Parth brings in his approach to how he has been keeping in touch with people over the pandemic. Ratik jumps in with his thoughts and stories. The boys talk about replicating real life interaction using tools, Discord, and the concept of ‘momentum’ in keeping in touch. Links from the episode: Parth’s blog post about Discord and the concept of momentum Discord Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
47:52
January 14, 2021
Increasing the impact of your value
In this episode of Frndship Time, Parth and Ratik explore a blog post written by a well-known software engineer Kent C. Dodds about the secret behind his productivity. The secret as it turns out is a simple perspective change.  We're already doing so much "stuff" in our lives, why not take stock of this "stuff", acknowledge it, and consider it a part of our productivity? Links from the episode How am I so productive Egghead.io 3 Minutes with Kent Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You Unbox Learning in Public Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
38:00
January 8, 2021
Parth's new mindset for a new phase of life
On the first ever episode of Frndship Time, Parth proposes a new mindset he's been using to set his priorities as he graduates and starts his first job. Ratik jumps in with his thoughts and insights.  Parth's list Experimentation Personal Finance Social Health Physical Health Career planning Links from the episode Present focused vs future focused - Derek Sivers Designing Your Life What do I do with my life? Cal Newport's 'So Good They Can't Ignore You' Frndship Time on the Internet Website Instagram Email ❤️ — Parth and Ratik
56:24
December 30, 2020
Introducing Frndship Time!
Laid-back, (hopefully) funny, and oftentimes inquisitive, Frndship Time is a weekly opportunity for Parth and Ratik to hang out with each other and explore new ideas. Each week, the boys talk to each other about their experiences and lessons they learn as they navigate this thing called life.  Episode 1 is live! Quick links Website Instagram Email ❤️ —  Parth and Ratik
01:08
December 23, 2020