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The Maximum Project

24 EpisodesProduced by Adarsh NalamWebsite

Join host Adarsh Nalam on a journey to unpack life using conversation, curiosity, and reason. Who knows? You might even get something out of it. Let's get Maximum. Get in touch at a Paid Subscriber:

24 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

TMP #0025 (Chinwags) - Ethical AI ft. Johannes Castner

November 21st, 2022


Is life deterministic, or does free will exist? A belief in the latter may better serve us, but this question is no longer philosophical. AI is a human creation capable of eradicating free will in insidious ways for …

TMP #0024 (Chinwags) - The Gift of Craft ft. Les Edgerton

February 19th, 2022


Les Edgerton is a writer. He is also a writing mentor, published author, trauma survivor, father, husband, and human being with a rich and complex past.

As someone capable of preventing and inflicting harm with equal …

TMP #0023 (Chinwags) - Executive Equilibrium ft. Tushar Bajaj

January 28th, 2022


Tushar Bajaj used to be my boss. He is also someone I’ve always enjoyed speaking with. Tushar is an executive leader at MSL, an integrated communications firm part of the Publicis Groupe. Not originally from a …

TMP #0022 (Chinwags) - Authoring Strength ft. Dan John

January 14th, 2022


You’ve thought about getting fit, haven’t you? And you’ve slipped in the quest a few times, too, eh? It’s a massive concern but might just need a few tweaks to fix. The first tweak? Your mindset.

I heard of Dan (or …

TMP #0020 (Chinwags) - A Catalyst of Catalysts ft. Padmakumar MM

December 10th, 2021


Teachers are often formative influences in our development. But, unfortunately, they are also subject to more flak than is often due. So when I …

TMP #0019 (Chinwags) - A Cat Named Death ft. Allen Justin

November 26th, 2021


Allen Justin is an artist, therapist, and teacher who lives in Goa with his cats - Death and Patronus. Living with borderline personality disorder, Allen has found refuge in art and a keen interest in science. He is …

TMP #0018 (Chinwags) - The Nature of Art ft. Ramya Sriram

October 1st, 2021


Ramya Sriram is a comic creator and writer from India currently based in Cambridge, UK. Her comic strip, The Tap, attempts to capture her bizarre, …

TMP #0017 (Chinwags) - A Life Entangled ft. Prithvi Raj

August 11th, 2021


Prithvi Raj is a product developer at Cadabams Group, a mental healthcare organisation based in India. I first met Prithvi after a guest lecture at Christ University, where he and his team met me after class to workshop …

TMP #0016 (Chinwags) - Drive by Tune ft. Micah Bedford

July 24th, 2021


I met Micah when I was teaching a public relations course at Christ in Bengaluru. He reached out to me for a chat after class, and we’ve been in touch ever since. Now, Michah always struck me as a bright, driven, …

TMP #0015 (Chinwags) - Determination by Design ft. Caoimhe Kelly

July 12th, 2021


Caoimhe and I met through, you guessed it, The Portfolio Collective. I left a comment on one of her queries on the community board, and we’ve been in …

TMP #0014 (Chinwags) - Sergeant Sisterhood ft. Heather Sharp

June 25th, 2021


Heather Sharp is the founder of Forces Wives Challenge, a community of military wives who discover their unlimited potential through challenges …

TMP #0013 (Chinwags) - Competitive Contentment ft. Brian Carvalho

June 11th, 2021


Brian Carvalho is a communication consultant and amateur musician. With over 25 years in the PR consulting game, he currently leads communication for …

TMP #0012 (Chinwags) - Go with Your Gut ft. Sahana Dasharathi

May 28th, 2021


Sahana Dasharathi is the founder of Dash of Nourishment. A practising nutritionist, Sahana specialises in sports nutrition, weight management, gut health, lifestyle management, auto-immune disorders, and hormone …

TMP #0011 (Chinwags) - In the Driver's Seat ft. Dinesh Borwankar

May 14th, 2021


Dinesh Borwankar is the founder and head coach at Movement Strength Performance (MSP), a functional strength and conditioning centre in Bengaluru, …

TMP #0010 - Creative By Design

April 22nd, 2020


Are you creative? What was the first response that came to your mind? I have had a lot of conversations with people who don't believe that they are …

TMP #0009 - The Liberation of Reality

April 16th, 2020


Everyone will die.

That's not a foreboding statement. It's a reality and one that we may wish to start acknowledging every now and then. Collective …

TMP #0008 - Unexpected Feelings of Worthlessness

April 15th, 2020


Solitude makes us more aware of our thoughts, feelings, and state of mind. Maybe that's why it can be intimidating. Have you had a day where things …

TMP #0007 - Doing Good or Feeling Good

March 30th, 2020


How often do we find ourselves in self-destructive patterns? Have you ever had those moments of self-awareness where you see what you're doing and decide to change? If you said 'yes', you're probably going to say yes to …

TMP #0006 - The Trauma of Discipline

March 25th, 2020


Have you ever felt that surge of pain at the end of a relationship? The edginess of possibly losing work or the anxiety of a conflict about to explode? Why is it that suffering always seems impossible until it passes? …

TMP #0005 - Breathing Room

February 25th, 2020


How often do you base your reactions to people on how you feel? Ever so often, in a burst of anger that goes against my 'inner peace', I have said things that I will regret later - a joke, a jibe, a retort, or even just …

TMP #0004 - The Anxiety of Expectation

February 19th, 2020


If I didn't have a clear image of how you would like things to turn out, would uncertainty still bother me? A vision is useful for direction, but it …

TMP #0003 - Colour Me Social

February 16th, 2020


Our anxiety is often spiked by the prospect of interacting with someone. What are the thoughts that create it? Are your thoughts your own? Where do they come from? Do the people we encounter have anything to do with …

TMP #0002 - Unremarkably Exceptional

February 12th, 2020


Do you ever sit back and wonder where your life is going? Or where it has ended up? I did. I do. Often. Lately, I've replaced the impulse to freeze …

TMP #0001 - Welcome to The Maximum Project

October 17th, 2019


The first episode of The Maximum Project where Adarsh introduces the idea. Listen till the end for a little special something that might move you, get you thinking, or crack you up. Who doesn't need a laugh, eh?

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