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Rum and Coke

Rum and Coke

By Mayukh Guha
In this podcast, Mayukh continues pandering to his friends’ belief that Rum and Coke is his favorite beverage. While sipping on it, he engages in delightful conversations with his wife and co-host Lisa while their dog Hildi sleeps near their feet, often simply ignoring them. Mayukh and Lisa live and work in the San Francisco bay area. They talk about things that got their attention and piqued their interest. Everything from travel, food, dogs, entertainment, sports, politics and much more.

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Bickering in the time of Corona
We bicker for half an hour. Music is from , but who cares ? 
April 19, 2020
Update in the time of Corona
We have recorded this episode two weeks into our 'shelter in place' . We are still together and happy to be so. Connect with us @mayukhguha and @bonginstates. Music from
March 30, 2020
Weird food for thought
We have recorded this a week before Valentines day.  Happy Valentines day.  Connect with us @mayukhguha and @bonginstates. Music from 
February 15, 2020
TV binge - Status report
The couple feel a need to document what they have watched recently. With so much amazing content available in streaming platforms, what do they actually remember ? what are the must watch series ? which ones are just passable ? Mayukh and Lisa are taking stock to get on the same page before they start watching something new.  Lisa has her fancy coffee and Mayukh is sipping on a new rum that was gifted to him. Do they agree to disagree on certain TV shows ? Keep listening.  Lisa's new years eve video - For photos check out Lisa's instagram - @bonginstates and Hildi's page - @sleepyheadhildi Tweet - @bonginstates @mayukhguha Music from
January 4, 2020
Happy new decade everyone
Mayukh and Lisa reminisce about the past decade. They share their fond memories related to travel, food , pets and much more as they look forward to see what the next year and the decade has in store for them.  Oh and they also promise to publish more episodes this year.  For travel videos check out Lisa's youtube channel -  For photos check out Lisa's instagram - @bonginstates and Hildi's page - @sleepyheadhildi  Tweet - @bonginstates @mayukhguha  Music from 
January 1, 2020
Absolutely valid excuses
Mayukh and Lisa talk about why they did not record a episode for more than a month. They vacationed in a cabin right next to Lake Tahoe where Hildi accompanied them. Lisa explains the intricacies of making videos for her youtube channel 'Bong in States'. Mayukh feels just 'OK' about being featured in the mumbai tabloid Mid-day for his other podcast - The fourth seat podcast (Find the short interview here). Hildi's instagram profile won them a prize at Vir Das' stand up comedy in San Jose Improv. They talk about India's thrilling performances in the early stages of the ongoing cricket world cup in England. And the discussion is concluded with a chat about the general elections in India.  Lisa's channel - Bong in States Mayukh - @mayukhguha and @seatfourth Mayukh's interview in Mid-day newspaper Royalty free music from Bensound
June 10, 2019
We are back as 'Usual'
Lisa and Mayukh are back from their amazing trip. Lisa tells Mayukh (for no reason at all) about where Priyanka Chopra met Nick Jonas and what was Priyanka wearing that day. Finally, Mayukh expresses his delight at his home team Mumbai Indians finishing at the top of the Indian Premier League.  Lisa's Channel -  Email Mayukh - Tweet Mayukh - @mayukhguha and @SeatFourth  Royalty free music from Bensound
May 6, 2019
The Arizona Argument
Mayukh and Lisa will be visiting the Grand Canyon National Park and nearby attractions like Antelope Canyon next week. But they are still undecided about the itinerary.  Lisa has grand plans but Mayukh isn't on board with all of it.   Email comments, questions and suggestions to  Twitter - @mayukhguha Royalty free music from Bensound. 
April 20, 2019
With Avijit Dutta
Avijit Dutta is a traveler by passion and profession. He is also a wildlife photographer. He has been a naturalist and guide at several wilderness camps and national parks including Pench national park and Sunderban tiger camp to name a few. Recently, he has been spending a lot of time exploring the rarely traveled sections of the Indian northeast. In this episode, he talks to Mayukh about how the travel bug got into him, what he has learned from exploring many off-beat locations in India and the urgent need to expedite the conservation efforts across the Indian subcontinent. You can email Avijit at - Check out his wildlife photography in Instagram at insideanimage_avi   Email comments, questions and suggestions to  Twitter - @mayukhguha Royalty free music from Bensound. 
March 25, 2019
With Swasti Chatterjee
Journalist Swasti Chatterjee does a deep dive into the process of debunking fake news. Swasti is a deputy news editor with BoomLive - India’s first fact checking network. Previously, she has worked as a chief copy editor at Times of India and Eastern Chronicle. She was also a senior sub editor with NDTV and has also worked at The Indian Express.  Twitter - @SwastiChatterjee
March 10, 2019
With Sai Hurrish
Mayukh chats with his high school buddy Sai Hurrish who is now a stand up comedian. Sai obtained his PhD in Bio-statistics from the University of Michigan. He did his first open mic in Ann Arbor, MI and now performs regularly in and around the Washington DC area where he also works for the US FDA.  Interestingly, Mayukh believes that his friend Ben is the only listener his podcast has got.  Sai's Website - Twitter - @dsaihurrish Instagram - saidee27 Email comments, questions and suggestions to Royalty free music from Bensound.
March 10, 2019
With Aryabrata Basu
A gift to an (yet) anonymous winner.  The way Mayukh thinks films are made. Most importantly, the hosts have their first guest on the show - their friend Dr. Aryabrata Basu. Mayukh and Arya reminisce about graduate school. Arya describes his previous and current research in simple words and describes his vision for his research field. Hildi finally wakes up on listening to a familiar voice.  The show concludes with Lisa asking some insightful questions to the guest.  Learn more about Arya's research here. His twitter handle is @aryabratabasu.  Email comments, questions and suggestions to  Royalty free music from Bensound.
February 24, 2019
Lisa wants to know
 Lisa has taken her role as a co host very seriously. Perhaps too seriously. She runs the show here with a list of questions for Mayukh. Irene the boat. Getting robbed in Mumbai. Insulting praises. Hurting yourself while yawning. Mayukh's superpower, his first car, his future film and his current wardrobe. Get a glimpse into Lisa and Mayukh's life.  Email comments and questions to Royalty free music from Bensound.  
February 17, 2019
Lots of Rum and no Coke
 Mayukh and Lisa finally record their first episode. Social anxieties. Poha with Soha. A silent canine co-host. An awkward rapid fire question for Lisa. A bengali wicketkeeper and Lisa's distrust in the clock in Window's taskbar.  For comments and questions email - Intro sound track label - Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Movie - Saajan (1991)  
February 11, 2019
Not a teaser
This may be a teaser
February 5, 2019