Mishaps & Musings 

Pithy thoughts and pensamientos from life's many missteps & meanderings, written and spoken

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February 28, 2018

Unlocking my root chakra, uniting science and spirituality, becoming Jason Bourne, and waiting for Godot in the bathroom line

February 12, 2018

Sassy yet classy 4th graders, sneaky sneaker heels, standing on Regina's left, and looking like shit. Hobbit habits die hard.

February 4, 2018

Fun fact - 50% of the time I’m mistaken for a woman on the phone. 96.7% if I’m speaking with someone from below the Mason-Dixon line. I'll be sharing my encounters with surprised and unintentionally aggressive pharmacy employees and elementary school children who were astounded that my voice was attached to my particular persona, as well as my overall journey to embrace my meditation tape-ready voice to eventually make this podcast.

Let's make some #mishapportunities!

#Mishapportunities aka Clumsy Wisdom:

On finding the sliver lining

I have an extremely singular and magical voice. With its ultrasonic, Nazgul-like tenor, it has the uncanny ability to irritate even the most empathetic of humans and strike fear into the hearts of dogs and other small land animals whose range of hearing is above our own. What’s more it means I never need to come out to anyone ever. I have to say spending so much time correcting people on my name, when it’s not 9am, it’s nice to have one thing I never have to e...

January 21, 2018

All of the mishaps that originated from my name starting with Spell Check correcting my name to #mishap in the 90s, to Buenos Aires baristas confusing me with Mila Kunis, to my diminutive life from having a nickname for a name.

Let's make some #mishapportunities!

#Mishapportunities aka Clumsy Wisdom:

On autocorrect and ass

Autocorrect’s arrogant ass is always assuming you’re just wallowing in the sorrow of your misspelled shit. You know just continually praying for it to swoop in and save you with its grammatically correct and punctuated ass. Did I say ass enough? I have very strong feelings about autocorrect...and ass. #AutocorrectAndAss

On Spell Check

Spell Check is a little different. We already know she’s more like a puritanical New England yuppie. She’s also like those annoying red notifications on your phone for every app that you just want to disappear. So you click on them and then they go away. Put then they pop up again like 5 minutes later because someone in Silicon Valley felt th...

January 14, 2018

Hi I'm Misha Chakrabarti and welcome to Mishaps, spelled with a Misha. That's right I'm always a "P" away from some kind of misadventure and you know what? That's okay.And that’s pretty much what this podcast is about.

After spending way too many hours as a teenager wondering about the repercussions of messing up, I’m now in my mid-to-late twenties and know that #buffooneryIsInevitable.

As a foreigner mispronouncing literally everything in Buenos Aires now, a SUPER gay short and bronzed man growing up in the US, and an awkward and extroverted human on the loose in the wide world I’ve DEFINITELY learned more from falling flat on my face, laughing, and getting up again than I did from any textbook. And I spent 13 years as a gymnast so that happened a lot. I also eat a lot of bananas.

I ultimately decided to share my stories because one day I left a 16-minute long whatsapp message for a friend and was like “Sayyyyyy whaaaattttt!! Boy’s got verbiage!! That’s pretty much an episode of a podcas...

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