Remote Explorers Podcast

Remote Explorers Podcast

By Shahzada Arora & Mayur Sontakke
Remote Explorers is a podcast that talks about personal stories of people who have used the power of remote work to have unconventional experiences in their lives and of others. We dig deep into their learnings, mistakes, and wisdom derived from their adventure with working remotely. Remote Explorers aims to inspire people to choose the off beaten path and create a journey defined by their own rules.

The podcast is hosted by two remote work pioneers- Mayur and Shahzada, who have used the power of remote work to travel the world and design a balanced life.
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Jubin Mehta: The Journey Within
Jubin is a writer who began his career from Bangalore and moved to Himachal Pradesh in 2013. From there on, he has been involved in several activities ranging from farming to eco-architecture to meditation. He is currently part of Aashram Space in Bir which is a small community of contemplative creative folks and (due to the pandemic, the place is shifting towards becoming a small publishing house).
1:00:35
August 5, 2020
Andrew: The Slowmad who insures Nomads
Andrew is co-founder and CEO of Insured Nomads, a global health insurance company. He is an insurance industry veteran who has lived in over 20 countries. Over the years, he has advised companies like Coca Cola and Porsche on global workforce mobility. Andrew started Insured Nomads out of compassion. In this episode, Andrew has spoken at length about the motivation behind starting Insured Nomads, why global health insurance is THE most important thing, and how the future looks like.
55:20
July 29, 2020
Shruti Chaturvedi: Bombay to Goa via Remote Work
Superwoman has a name - Shruti Chaturvedi. Shruti started her venture, Chaaipani Media, at 22. Chaaipani now boasts 2 million subscribers and 40 member strong team. That's not all, Shruti has inspired thousands (or maybe millions) through her public talks, acts of kindness, and social media presence. Shruti moved to Goa in 2018 and took her entire team remote this year. Let's hear from Shruti about her journey!
57:39
July 22, 2020
Akshay kanthi: Moving from Banglore to a remote Village in Himachal.
Akshay Kanthi is a mentor and co-founder at MountBlue Technologies. In this podcast, we will be talking to him about his shift from chemical engineering to IT. He will be sharing his experiences of living in offbeat remote places in Himachal. We will be discussing how MountBlue is dealing with this sudden shift to remote working.  He will also tell us about his time with Jaaga which is a community arts and technology co-working space in  Bangalore.  Akshay Kanthi did not study Chemical Engineering at college and instead spent time at his professor's organic farm exploring what it means to live a sustainable life. At MountBlue, He works on addressing the skill-gap and improving the employability of young people kickstarting their technology careers.  He's excited about all things internet and believes that the internet is a huge enabler to help us reverse migrate from overcrowded cities.
57:09
July 11, 2020
Abhash Kumar: Springworks goes Remote.
Abash Kumar, Head of marketing at Springworks talks about plans of his company to go fully remote in the coming future. He will give us some insights into how Springworks supported its employees during the lockdown period. We will talk about his opinion on the future of E-Learning and how can we create sustainable communities virtually. His first stint was in Sales and BD, then he went on to take up roles in Community and startup-focused journalism, eventually finding his knack for Marketing. In his previous roles, he has headed Digital Marketing and Growth at YourStory and FactorDaily.
1:16:51
July 11, 2020
Why Remote Explorers Podcast?
To kick off the Remote Explorers Podcast, Shahzada and Mayur discuss what remote work is, and especially answer why remote working is something to discuss at all. They talk about their own personal journeys being Digital Nomads and talk about the future of remote working.
09:51
July 11, 2020