Top 5 most loved podcast episodes of 2019

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The Lifestyle Architecture Lab podcast kicked off at the end of 2018. But 2019 was the year of establishment with many milestone interview episodes.

So I thought it would be awesome to compile a list of my top 5 most loved podcast episodes of 2019 and this can be a good starting point for someone starting to discover the podcast medium and especially my podcast.

Hope you enjoy this recap and find the conversations with these amazing people inspiring. If you like the episodes, please share your honest review on Apple Podcasts, if you can spare just 2 mins, it means a great deal to me.

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Looking back (An annual review – 2019)

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From the past six years, I’m doing an annual review of my life. December month is usually the time of every year when I tend to slow down a bit and take a pause. It’s the time when I reflect back on the year. What I’ve done, where I’ve been, where I’m at right now and what I’m looking forward to. To promote writing online and to keep myself publicly committed to my new year’s goals, I publish the annual review here.

A rear view mirror showing Himanshu behind the camera near a waterbody showing looking back 2019 annual review text as well

This is my 7th annual review, you can access all my previous reviews at the end of this post.

This year also I’ll answer three questions, the same as the past 6 years.

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this year?
  3. What’s am I working toward?

Hope it will be insightful and interesting for some of you. Lets cut to the chase.

Looking back (An annual review – 2019)

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2019

A recent episode of my Podcast

Sharing one of my personal favourite podcast episodes which I did in 2019. – Little did I know, when Aawaari pinged me one day (after I shared a podcast episode I did with Trishita Bhattacharya. This visual artist really loved the episode and was sincerely expressed her emotions about how good the episode was), that this will lead to me recording an episode with Aawaari herself. The day I posted it online, so many good and emotional feedbacks were received. People love her and her work. This is one of my favourite episodes from my podcasts.

Check it out.


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A video adice I loved and recommend —

How To Manage Your Time & Get More Done – In this video, Chris Do of The Futur tells how to get more done in the same time you are awake. How to better manage your time and how to supercharge your day!

Great practical advice. Highly recommend this video!


A highlight song of 2019 –

Billie Eilish – everything i wanted – Sharing this song as it has been one of my highlight songs of 2019. As Billie Eilish blew up as a pop star, this one became the best of her songs which really moved me in 2019.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – (a paradoxical quote to end 2019)

You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.

Joshua Fields Millburn

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 34 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 34 – 2019

A recent episode of my Podcast

Gopi Vadsak

Episode 12 – Gopi Vadsak (Aawaari) – Breathing emotions into visual art and making it come alive! – In this episode, I’m talking to Gopi Vadsak popularly known on Instagram as Aawaari.

She is a visual designer, stylist, photographer and a creative director. Her creative photos and videos go viral every now on then on the Interwebs. Her work has been recognised by the likes of Adobe. We touch base on a variety of things in this conversation like – Her story, her struggle with anxiety and her way out of it, her creative process. How creatives like her make money in this profession and on what scale they should charge. How to work with whatever tools you have in hand to make something awesome!

All of this and much more. (Click the link above to listen to the full episode)


My most popular Instagram post recently

Aide-mémoire!
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A conversation which got me super fascinated about city recycling systems —

Brilliant Minds of Trash and Sewage – I found this podcast episode is very interesting. In this episode, Pam Elardo (Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection) and Ron Gonen (New York City’s first “Recycling Czar”) talk about how waste and Recycling systems in New York City.

New York City generates 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater every day. 16 million pounds of trash. Eight million pounds of recyclables. Think of the awesome engineering and effort behind making all of that “go away” without our thinking about it.

This conversation was fascinating and gives so many ideas which many cities should implement.


A song which has me hypnotised –

Goodbye – This song is the theme song of a Netflix series – Dark. I’m looking forward to watching the series. But when I saw the trailer of this series this song came up.

It’s from a German musician named Apparat and from Album – The Devil’s Walk

Now that I’ve listened to it, there is no going back, this song got stuck in my head and it feels hypnotic

Just mind-bending.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is,
maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.

Seth Godin

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 17 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 17 – 2019

A book I’m loving
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – When I stumbled upon this book in the Audible Store while searching for some fresh books to add in my reading/listening list. I had very low expectations (contrary to the title) and kid you not, I took some time while breaking into this book, in the beginning. But when I got hold of the characters a bit and was comfortable with the narrator’s voice in my Audible app. This book has covered half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening on a daily basis from past some days while commuting back home from work.

Great book with a wide array of characters and I just wonder how the author (Charles Dickens could hold so many characters in his mind while writing. The plot just keeps on slowly opening up.

I would definitely recommend this book.


My most popular Instagram post recently

City that never sleeps!
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A playlist I’m loving —

Netflix n’ no chill – This spotify playlist is a mix of chill vibes and melancholic electronic beats. Awesome to just let loose and listen to it and be in the moment.


A video I found helpful —
Multicam Editing and Sync WITHOUT Audio in DaVinci Resolve – I’ve been using DaVinci Resolve as my primary Video editing tool from past 1 year. Recently when I started thinking about podcast video episodes as I’ve only been doing audio episodes for a long time, my main insecurity was how will I handle Multicamera footage from different angles, one camera on guest close up and one on the full scene and one on myself. Syncing multiple video angles and audio was a major major issue in my head. But the below YouTube video resolved it completely and I was able to learn how to do multicam with audio syncing in almost like 7 minutes. Greatly recommended if you are a video make or YouTube creator or even just an enthusiast for videos of interview format.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you.
Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.

Unknown

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

A couple of things I could use your help with:

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 17 – 2019