Gravity Come Up – podcast on YouTube to beat pandemic blues, is a brainchild of Samit Lambu , Om Nakshatra and Aditya from Deeksha, Bengaluru. In conversation with Brainfeed, the PU II students share their personal dreams and ideas about recent podcast venture.
Please tell us about the advent of Gravity Come Up.
A: Gravity Come Up was originally started by Samit Lambu and Eshaan Doulath as a music channel to focus on mental health. It amassed over 5k views. At one point, we felt repetitive to make music and hence decided to start something novel and hitherto untried by us.
So after researching and talking to industry professionals, we launched Gravity Podcast as a way to address mental health issues that have exacerbated during the lockdown leading to a tough battle for many of us. We are grateful to Deeksha for helping us ideate, socialise and brush public speaking skills.
One of the main reasons why we chose the podcast format is because it is the upcoming content creation platform for gen y and z. You can just plug in your earphones and listen while continuing with work.
Ever thought of breaking the fourth wall and directly interact with the listeners?
A: We have been working on a new series called Gravity Casual Talks without any guest. It involves the core team talking about current topics or ideas suggested by our guests. We seek to be candid with our audiences, and make the podcast more of a lively, interactive session.
Gravity Come Up also features Adil Kalyanpur and Jason Bell as guest speakers.
A: Yes, we try and bring an emotional angle to the podcast which helps to reflect the reality from the guest’s point of view. We highlight various aspects such as the struggles they face pursuing their passion. This helps us to inspire, motivate, and touch the hearts of our listeners.
Where do you want to see Gravity Come Up?
A: We would love to be able to produce content that people listen to on their way to work, school, or anywhere. Moreover, we aim to increase production quality like bring in visuals and go into depth of mental health issues and wellbeing. We would also like to have a physical space dedicated to our venture once we achieve monetary growth. We would want to recruit more people to help us in our venture so we can create a better output quality.
“One of the main reasons why we chose the podcast format is because it is the upcoming content creation platform for gen y and z. You can just plug in your earphones and listen while continuing with work”
Please share with our young readers an interesting story from your podcast.
A: A few interesting sessions are definitely when Adil Kalyanpur talked about how he managed to balance his career in tennis, rap venture, and academics. Another favourite from the team is Eat Raja (India’s First Zero Waste Juice Bar) sharing about how he quit his dream job to make his father’s business the new reality—the business has amassed such success!
Many students are unable to access the gamut of school learning. How does Gravity Come Up plan to help?
A: The negative effect on students’ mental health triggered by the ongoing pandemic is huge. We have a small segment dedicated to addressing depression, anxieties, stress and coping mechanisms. Each guest shares personal experiences. We believe this time is the best to prove one’s resilience even though we are surrounded by extreme paranoia; we must stay strong and stand for each other.