New Delhi: Tech is tough. Techies bring it on themselves with jargon and complexity, but does a user have to be a techie to use their product The 3 Techies Banter podcast ensures Tech is not Tough. You can even laugh about it
3 Techies Banter is a technology podcast for non-techies (and techies) – anyone with a sense of humour.The three “techies” come from diverse backgrounds, having worked across multiple industries from technology to research to content and education-yet they are united in their desire to take technology and make it a topic of drawing-room conversation where everyone can have a viewpoint-diverse yet founded in facts.
Coming from the world of technology and research, they realised technology is an odd discipline in that sense-it has the potential to impact the lives of people as individuals and as a society significantly, and yet so many people know so little about it or expect so much from it-both equally dangerous.
Perhaps the central challenge associated with tech-related conversations, they decided, was that many people found technology challenging to understand and decode. It was almost always of tech, for tech, by tech. As a result, most people had little interest in technology unless it directly impacted their daily lives.
Think of the podcast as Neo choosing between taking a blue pill or a red pill. The blue pill represents continuing to believe that technology is complicated and meant for geeky-looking people hunched over multiple monitors. And the red pill, as in “The Matrix“, represents the liberating feeling that its not a big deal; the red pill is 3TB.
“If the tech is boring, make it fun” became the mantra for this team, and they created a format that is light-hearted and yet enlightening. The podcast is not just about technology, it also covers the finance and economics behind technology, which appeals to listeners across the spectrum.
Every Friday, through their podcast, they talk about Economics, Finance, History, Culture, Trivia, and related anecdotes around Technology. Five simple objectives
- Become the ‘FunTech‘ podcast of choice for all
- Encourage healthy debate and voice opinions on the future of tech
- Marry tech, with the economics and finance of tech
- Have lots of fun and laughs
A couple of months and podcasts later, they have been on India’s top trending podcasts list and have featured on Wynk, Hungama and Jio Saavn. Their Trends 2022 episode even made it to one of the best episodes of the week list on Spotify. The new kid on the block had made its mark.
The podcast covers a broad spectrum of topics from explaining the metaverse, demystifying blockchain, crypto and fintech, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, and more. It weaves paradoxes, economic theory, and customer insights (let us not forget jokes) to explain concepts in a light-hearted conversational format. You go away believing that you could easily have this chat with your friends. Or you could just have been part of the 3TB banter.
The episodes they have aired so far are listed below. They are available on all major platforms.
Ep 1 – Data Privacy & Surveillance Capitalism
Ep 2 – Jai Meta Di
Ep 3 – Unbloxing the Blockchain
Ep 4 – Cryptocurrency – Is Nirmala Watching
Ep 5 – Cryptos – can we trust ourselves to self-regulate
Ep 6 – Fin vs Tech – who will win the Fintech war
Ep 7 – Unbloxing Trends 2022
Ep 8 – Can Intelligence be Artificial
Ep 9 – Who Let the AI Out
Ep 10 – ESG – Every Small Gesture – Counts
Ep 11 – How Young is Old in Tech – Part 1
Ep 12 – How Young is Old in Tech – Part 2
Ep 13 – Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Ep 14 -Tech that makes Elections Tick
Ep 15 – Cats, Toast, Lifebuoy and Tech
To paraphrase the great Yoda – “Fear of tech is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” So, listen to the podcast. May the Force be with You.
About the 3 Techies
Sheetal – Spent most of her time in research and marketing. Is a seasoned strategist and communications professional with over 25 years of experience in research, advertising, retail, marketing, and branding. She is the co-founder of two companies, Word Hatter, a strategic content company and Unpac Research, a boutique research company.
Nilesh – Over two decades, launched products like mobile POS – payPLUS and re-platforming India’s largest coalition loyalty network – PAYBACK. In 2018, started work on an idea to address the shortcomings of blockchain protocols. 4 years and 11 international patents later, has designed and built the Archethic public blockchain for mass adoption.
Samiran – Over the last 28 years, he has held leadership roles at McKinsey, Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, IBM, and TCS. He is a recognised thought leader in the AI/Blockchain space, a TEDx speaker and a member of the Forbes Tech Council. Currently a Senior Advisor/Board Member with several start-ups in the fintech, artificial intelligence, and blockchain space.
If you wish to connect with them, you can write to them at 3TB@unblox.com.