Epic Tea Times

Epic Tea Times
By Fahad Ahmad
About this podcast
A comedic show that discusses and explores technology, world affairs, business, relationships and various other general topics that suffocate humanity! Fahad is a serial entrepreneur and writer who is always busy exploring new genres and tapping into new knowledge. You can find me on www.fmahmad.com, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and other social media channels. You can tweet me @fmahmad88
Latest episodes
March 26, 2017
You may have been told that you are easily offended or easily offend others. It can be in the form of scapegoating, ad hominum attacks or defense mechanisms that may be provoking an emotional response. However, there are a lot of social dynamics at play when such a response takes place. In this podcast episode of Epic Tea Times, I dwell and ponder about various reasons why you may be offending others or getting offended by others. This could be abusive childhood, denial, strong connections, lack of self-ownership and various personality traits that may fly under your radar. Interestingly enough, there may be quite a personality overlap between the offended and the offender.  This podcast was live streamed on YouTube with new equipment and you'll notice a huge improvement in how it sounds! 
March 22, 2017
First live stream podcast! Procrastination has been demonized by society like the plague of Egypt that chows down productivity. BUT, what people don't realize is how much of a stress killer it is and can lead to intense bouts of happiness, creativity and freedom. I guess, one way to put it is that procrastination is the perfect encapsulation of the 'American Dream.' I'd like to add more description to this podcast but I'll do it later, or probably never. Cheers! 
March 12, 2017
In this episode, we explore the modern projection and pursuit of the Renaissance man. This is an exploration into an alternative lifestyle choice that involves climbing the four mountains that I have(humbly) categorized: The Mind, The Body, The Spirit And The Social Accomplishment. Indulging in this lifestyle allows you to connect the dots between various fields of knowledge, experience and wisdom and express them in a practical and, hopefully, a meaningful way. This also explores accepting the 'superficial' and exploring the demonized social constructs. 
March 5, 2017
In this podcast, I spend time visiting(figuratively) various parts of the world to explore four prominent festivals that have a cultural narrative attached to them and also, two of the four involve lobbing things at others, which is always a plus in my books. Specific festivals mentioned here are Holi(Spring Festival) in India, Loi Krathong(Floating Dreams) in Thailand, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico and La Tomatina (Tomato Fight) in Spain. 
Feb. 26, 2017
This is an exciting narrative(one of my favorite of all time!) in which we go back in time and look at the bloodbath and brutal Indian rebellion between the British East India Company and the rebels of the sub-continent back in 1857. We delve into why the sepoys rebelled against the Company, which areas the battles were fought and witness the aftermath between the clash of cultures, religions and ideologies. This was one of the turning points where the great Mughal Empire was completely decimated and eventually laid foundation to the reformation and separation of India and Pakistan as two individual nations. Warning: This is a dark podcast with violence so listener discretion is advised.    Article: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/First_War_of_Indian_Independence
Feb. 19, 2017
Well, nobody really knows exactly why two humans end up slamming their chest against each other and patting each others backs like electrified baboons but in this podcast, we discuss the etymology of hugs, who tree huggers are, what the big deal is behind 'XOXO', read the narrative of 'The Hugging Saint', the first hug machine and the advent of 'virtual hugs.' All of the context is contaminated and biased by my reprehension towards this act of endless agony. No more hugs please.  Article:  http://www.randomhistory.com/hugging-history.html
Feb. 12, 2017
In this podcast, I talk about what Valentine's Day is, the history behind it and go through some of the facts behind this absurdly overpriced and overrated corporate profit day. We explore the criterion of becoming a saint, best gifts to give on Valentine's Day and despite everything, keep bashing this awful day for what it truly is and isn't. Happy Single's Awareness Day everyone! 
Feb. 6, 2017
Today, I finally decided to figure out what this marketing and sales group are all about when my housemate decided to offer me some of these treats. In this episode, I visit their website and excavate the history behind this and share my excursions with you all. WARNING: They are not carb/sugar free and may cause intense cravings! Listen at your own discretion! Additional side effects include falling for their sales tactics and going to their website to buy a box.  Check them out at: http://www.girlscouts.org/content/gsusa/en.html
Jan. 29, 2017
Shazeen, from The People's Playground, joins us once again to discuss on the other side of the spectrum of why women are also dropping out of relationships, dating and marriages. Then, we analyze social dynamics between men and women which are creating this drop out in both sexes and brainstorm ways in which this barrier could be overcome. This is an extremely loaded podcast and goes very deep into the issue. There will be another follow up session to this soon where we delve further into this topic!  Shazeen can be reached out through the following website: http://thepeoplesplayground.org/ E-mail is:  [email protected]
Jan. 22, 2017
In this podcast we primarily talk about picking your battles while touching a bit on politics, future projects, entrepreneurship, self-reflection and adding value to the lives of others. 
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