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Get Your Ear Out: The HT Smartcast Podcasts You Want To Hear

“The discovery and growth process in this emerging medium is enjoyable for all podcasters, producers, marketers and distributors,” says Deepti Ahuja, podcast producer at HT Smartcast. “Our audience comes from subway, tier 1 and tier 2 cities, and there is a balance between men and women, which is rare when you consider that men make up about 70% of podcast listeners worldwide.” Some of the fastest growing and most interesting HT Smartcast podcasts include:

Get Your Ear Out: The HT Smartcast Podcasts You Need To Hear

Drama down under

This will be given by Meghna Kriplani, Content Head for HT’s Health and Wellness website, Health Shots, in conversation with Dr. Niveditha Manokaran, a dermatologist, venereologist and clinician for sexual and reproductive medicine, will moderate. While Meghna has been writing about women’s health for over 12 years, Dr. Manokaran their social media accounts to break the stigma and bust myths about sex and vagina. She posts @dr_nive_untaboos. Together, the two women go where few people go Down Under. The show, which airs every Friday, will help you understand your vagina, how to care for it, and how to enjoy it. “There have been so many questions about what’s going on down there that women don’t talk to friends or families,” says Kriplani.

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Get Your Ear Out: The HT Smartcast Podcasts You Need To Hear

Cricbaazi

RJ Rahul Makin of Fever FM, along with HT Smartcast’s cricket enthusiast and marketing manager Shikhar Varshney, 21, was Smartcast’s pre-game analyst for the IPL season. Unfiltered, up-to-date and always enthusiastic, they discuss memes, trends, superstitions and tarot card predictions, the drama on and off the field. You both have a unique perspective on the game. “We’re all cricket fans, but we come from different ages,” says Makin. “I’m old-fashioned. I was born at a time when Kapil was playing Dev. I grew up with Sachin. I watched Dhoni pass the baton on to Kohli. Shikhar represents the new class of cricketers like Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant. “When the league returns, so will Cricbaazi.

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WhatsApp University: Jhakaas ya Bakwaas!

It’s important work that separates fact from fiction amid the deluge of relayed “news” clips, memes, and videos that collectively come to be known as Whatsapp University. Radio Nasha RJ Rohini Ramnathan and HT editor-in-chief Sachin Kalbag pick viral stocks and tell you which ones are real and which ones are just breaking your chain. Among the youngest guests was comedian Rohan Joshi, who spoke of his struggle and success in booking a vaccination spot in Mumbai.

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Policy for dummies

Radio One RJ Aniket is the “dummy” and retired Indian overseas service officer and former diplomat KP Fabian is the teacher. “The idea was to provide insights into politics in a playful way,” says Aniket. “So I figured, let me be the person who asks all those stupid questions to keep you out of public embarrassment.” Fabian brings history, insight and personal experience to the table. In a recent episode, he discussed Israel’s motives for its recent actions in Jerusalem.

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Why not mint money

This daily personal finance podcast is hosted by Mint’s personal finance and money teams. Each episode lasts a few minutes and helps listeners decipher key questions like choosing a financial planner and managing taxes after withdrawals from the Employee Provident Fund.

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Metronome – The music podcast

Hits and misses from India and around the world, with a dash of trivia and a dash of classics. The music journalist Samarth Goyal talks about new releases and plays short clips to whet your appetite. A recent episode featured Katy Perry’s Electric, 23 with American Idol’s Chayce Beckham, Jubin Nautiyal’s Breaking the Rules, and Bitch I’m Back with Sidhu Moose Wala. And then there is the little thing. Did you know that one of the best-selling music albums of all time is the score of a Hindi film composed by AR Rahman in 1995? It sold over 15 million copies and was on the Guardian’s 1,000 album list to hear before you die. Guess the movie or tune in to episode 80 of Metronome to find out which ones.

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A look from the stands

Yeah, yeah, they’re talking about cricket. But the hosts of A View from the Stands, HT’s national sports editor Rudraneil Sengupta, and chief cricket writer Aditya Iyer also talk about other sports. You reported on the IPL and test matches, but also talked about tennis, soccer, boxing and more. There were interviews with Indian soccer captain Sunil Chhetri and WWE legend The Undertaker. You have extensively discussed the state of women’s cricket in the country and talked about depictions of sport in films. Turn on!

(HT Smartcast podcasts are available on htsmartcast.com, Spotify, iTunes, Gaana, JioSaavn, Wynk, and Google Podcasts, among others.)

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Listen: The podcast boom in numbers

• 57.6 million

According to a 2020 report by PwC, India is the third largest podcast listening market in the world at 57.6 million (after the US and China). It’s a number with a lot of potential to grow. The US and China each have over 100 million monthly listeners

• 6 million

HT Smartcast, HT Media’s podcasting wing, saw its listeners grow to over 1 million monthly listeners in March 2020. By March 2021, that number had grown to 6 million monthly listeners

• $ 1.7 billion

The podcast market in India is expected to be valued at $ 1.7 billion by 2024, according to the PwC report

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