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State of Asia

Asia Society Switzerland

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The STATE OF ASIA podcast brings you exclusive, engaging conversations with leading minds on issues that shape Asia and affect us all. AND: bonus episodes with insights straight from some of the many events organised by Asia Society Switzerland.
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Welcome to HERstory, the history of Southeast Asia, told from her perspective. We’ll discover historical figures, matriarchal societies, and contemporary female icons — and maybe learn about ourselves along the way. Season 1 focuses on the Southeast Asian age of commerce up to the colonial period.
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There's never been a better time to understand what's going on in Asia. That's why we talk to the people who know it best. The Asia In-Depth podcast brings you conversations with the world's leading experts and thought-leaders on the politics, economics, and culture of Asia — and beyond. Subscribe today.
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Southeast Asia Radio

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Greg Poling, Elina Noor, and Karen Lee highlight the most important news from Southeast Asia and dive into candid conversations with leading voices on the region and U.S. foreign policy. We’ll cover everything you want to know about Southeast Asia. Geopolitics in the region? Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic? Democracy and human rights? Nothing is off limits! So join us for “Southeast Asia Radio” every other Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts.
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Ghost Maps follows a mysterious narrator as he chronicles the supernatural in Singapore and around Southeast Asia. Inspired by stories generously shared by real people. Subscribe to us, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @wearehantu.New episodes on 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. For advertising opportunities please reach out @ www.hantu.sg/contact Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Asia Chessboard

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. Co-hosts Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, and Michael Green, Henry A. Kissinger Chair at CSIS and CEO of the United States Studies Centre, take the debate beyond the headlines of the day to explore the historical context and inside decision-making process on major geopolitical developments from the Himalayas to the South China Sea. Experience the hard calls and co ...
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Think news, gossip, drive-time radio and mates bantering at the front bar of the pub but without the fights, and you'll have the essence of TBP. Each week or so join Matt and Mel who have a combined total of almost 30 years of lived experience in Ho Chi Minh City as they chat, debate and laugh about what's new in Vietnam's biggest city and beyond. If you’re a foodie, traveller, history buff or just want to be educated and entertained about Vietnam and Southeast Asia, then The Bureau Asia Pod ...
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The SEA4 Podcast aims to bring the stories of refugees from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam and their American-born descendants into the mainstream. By focusing on athletes and other accomplished individuals who have overcome adversity we hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams. John Messina and Ko Chandetka from the Lao American Sports Hall of Fame will be interviewing athletes and others who represent the diverse cultures of Southeast Asia including Lao, Laotian, Khmu, Khmer, Hmong, Viet ...
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Moonshot

Peak XV Partners (formerly Sequoia India & SEA)

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Moonshot profiles innovative entrepreneurs from India, Southeast Asia and beyond, who dare to dream big, make an impact and accelerate change. This podcast shares actionable insights on how to start and scale enduring companies from founders and thought leaders who are helping shape the region’s startup ecosystem.
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SSEAC Stories

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

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SSEAC Stories is a podcast series produced by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney. Experts join us in every episode to explore the latest research and share their insights on a wide range of topics pertaining to Southeast Asia.Visit our website for more information or to browse additional resources: sydney.edu.au/sseac.
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China In Context

SOAS China Institute

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China In Context is a weekly podcast providing expert analysis on politics, culture and international relations, featuring voices from the SOAS China Institute, University of London. The podcast is hosted by Duncan Bartlett.
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The Padang Sessions

National Gallery Singapore

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Discover the best conversations recorded live at National Gallery Singapore, home to the world’s largest public collection of Southeast Asian modern art. We have handpicked our favourite talks and lectures for you to experience, wherever you are.
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Vietnam is forecasted to be one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia and the world. To understand the dynamics behind Vietnam’s miracle growth, Vietcetera meets with business leaders every week to discuss the country’s future growth prospects. We also learn how they build and manage teams and why they think innovation will be key to Vietnam’s role in the world order. You can find more information for this Podcast at https://vietcetera.com/en
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The Negotiation

WPIC Marketing + Technologies

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Despite being the world’s most potent economic area, Asia can be one of the most challenging regions to navigate and manage well for foreign brands. However, plenty of positive stories exist and more are emerging every day as brands start to see success in engaging and deploying appropriate market growth strategies – with the help of specialists. The Negotiation is an interview show that showcases those hard-to-find success stories and chats with the incredible leaders behind them, teasing o ...
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Learn from Southeast Asia's best tech leaders. Build the future, learn from our past & stay human in between. No B.S on success. Southeast Asia's #1 startup & venture capital podcast with 20,000+ listeners. Hosted by Jeremy Au. VC & serial founder. Harvard MBA & UC Berkeley. Sci-fi nerd & dad of two daughters. Growth and personal growth solves all problems. The best feeling is coaching good humans to be great leaders. Published on Monday and Thursday 6am (Singapore Time). Monday: Weekly tech ...
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PropertyGuru is Southeast Asia’s leading1 PropTech company, and the preferred destination for over 37 million property seekers2 to connect with almost 60,000 agents monthly3 to find their dream home. PropertyGuru empowers property seekers with more than 2.9 million real estate listings4, in-depth insights, and solutions that enable them to make confident property decisions across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. PropertyGuru.com.sg was launched in Singapore in 2007 and ...
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Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast

The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University

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From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Interviews are hosted by graduate students at Cornell University, and podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Sou ...
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The AIBP ASEAN B2B Growth Podcast is a series of fireside chats and interviews with business leaders in Southeast Asia focused on growing B2B businesses in the region. Each episode will feature a company which is rapidly growing their business in the region and will cover topics such as Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Enterprise Technology, Innovation and Financial metrics. Connect with us to learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aibp/
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Energypreneurs is a podcast that brings solar power, electric vehicles and battery technologies to young entrepreneurs. Sohail Hasnie, our host, is a firm believer that the solution to climate change lies in these technologies, which will also fundamentally change the way we think about electricity and transportation—on road, on water and even on air. Over the last 35 years, Sohail has applied technology and innovation in many large infrastructure projects across Australasia. As a staff of t ...
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Peace Perspectives

Nonviolence International Southeast Asia

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Peace Perspectives Podcast — inspiring through words, changing mindsets, and building a peace constituency that transform communities. Peace Perspectives is produced by Nonviolence International Southeast Asia, with help from our partners.
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Energy Insights

Energy Tracker Asia

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Energy Insights, by Energy Tracker Asia, covers the latest topics on the energy transition and gets into conversation with a wide range of experts and thought leaders on themes that include energy, fossil fuels, climate finance, climate policy, decarbonisation and development. Join our host each month to dive deep into the latest opportunities, challenges and solutions in the climate and energy space.
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Eyes on Southeast Asia

Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia

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Eyes on Southeast Asia is a podcast focusing on issues centered around Southeast Asia. It features extensive strategic, foreign policy, political, and economic debate within and relating to Southeast Asia and ASEAN. Sitting together with Southeast Asian affairs experts from all around the world, founder and chairman of FPCI Dr. Dino Patti Djalal will be the host for this podcast where he will sharpen the lens on one of the most vibrant but often overlooked regions on Earth. This is a podcast ...
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A podcast where journalists from Southeast Asia and beyond share their insights on the week's news from the region. Radio Free Asia's Mat Pennington speaks with the network's reporters and local language broadcasters about their top stories and RFA exclusives.
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MHV Podcast

Monk's Hill Ventures

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We speak with leading founders, VCs and operators on their journey in Southeast Asia. Go to www.monkshill.com for more founders’ journeys, company building advice, and insights into regional tech trends
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Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sand ...
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Monsoon Pod

The Monsoon Project

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Monsoon Pod is the podcast of The Monsoon Project, a platform for young scholars across the world to share their ideas, opinions and stories on the Asia-Pacific.
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Anakut is a podcast about Cambodia, where it stands today and where it's moving into the future. In each episode, we invite new guests into our studio to discuss a major thematic issue affecting the Kingdom of Wonder. The podcast is a Southeast Asia Globe production partnership Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia. Join us for the conversation!
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‘WTF is Up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong’ is a podcast by Coconuts Media that delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
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The XA Network (formerly Xoogler Angels) was founded in 2018 as an exclusive investment network comprising senior executives from leading global and regional technology companies. Our mission is to provide smart capital to early-stage companies across Southeast Asia. The XA podcast brings together voices from the ecosystem that powers early stage investing across this vibrant region. Our guests include entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and of course XA Network investors.
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East Asia Now

Center for East Asian Studies, UW—Madison

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East Asia Now explores connections between East Asia and the United States through interviews, discussions, and lectures. It is an outreach initiative of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
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Pitchdeck Asia powered by Pikkal & Co is a Megaphone for the startup ecosystem in Asia giving founders, investors and other ecosystem players a voice to tell their story in the long form. 10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your B2B Podcast TODAY https://b2bpodcasts.pikkal.com/podcasts
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Over the past few decades wild tiger numbers have fallen by a staggering 95%. Today only around 4000 remain. For the survival of our planet's biggest cat, every individual counts. Though Myanmar has long been considered a tiger range country, the IUCN red list states there is no breeding population present - conservation code for game over. But now, the game is back on. So sit back, put your headphones in and take a journey with us into the depths of Myanmar's great wildernesses as we search ...
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Adriel Yong, Head of Investments at Ascend Network, and Jeremy Au assessed Southeast Asia's low VC fund performance (median 0.4X returns vs. USA (1X) and India (1.3x). They discussed VCs shifting towards more realistic and localized investment strategies, while also taking into account growing geopolitical USA vs. China tensions with their resultin…
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In the next couple of episodes, we’re revisiting the Minangkabu matrilineal society, specifically through Ruhana Kuddus, Indonesia’s First Female Journalist, and Soenting Melajoe, the pioneering indigenous women's newspaper published from 1912-1921 in the Minangkabau community in West Sumatra. Research and writing for this episode was in collaborat…
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Interest in crate-free gestation, or sow group housing, has increased recently due to animal welfare concerns. In Southeast Asia, most gestating sows are still confined in stalls that limit their movement during pregnancy. However, some key regional producers have already started converting parts of their operations to sow group housing. Asian Agri…
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Politicians in Southeast Asia, as in many other regions, win elections by distributing cash, goods, jobs, projects, and other benefits to supporters, but the ways in which they do this vary tremendously, both across and within countries. Mobilizing for Elections: Patronage and Political Machines in Southeast Asia (Cambridge UP, 2022) presents a new…
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What does it mean to be invisible? Do you need to be completely hidden, or is it simply lacking a voice, or maybe having an uninterested audience? And once you’re hidden, how do you bridge that gap to be seen again? In this episode we talk with Journalist S. Noina Supratya and examine how a legacy of Thai centrality erases the news from local and r…
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I wanted to produce a podcast episode in May, and here it is, on the last day of the month! Today we continue our extended look at the island of Timor, by covering its history in the nineteenth century. Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know…
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In this podcast episode, Robin Hughes, an entrepreneur dedicated to introducing electric tricycles (e-trikes) in the Philippines, shares his experiences and insights. Robin, a business veteran with expertise in clean energy technology, has a vision to revolutionize the transport sector in the Philippines through innovation and rethinking the status…
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Politics in Action is an annual forum in which invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam, and discussed the broader implications of events in these countries for the region. After the event, each of the six speakers sat for a podcast to chat with Dr Natali Pe…
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Politics in Action is an annual forum in which invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam, and discussed the broader implications of events in these countries for the region. After the event, each of the six speakers sat for a podcast to chat with Dr Natali Pe…
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In 2016, journalist Clare Hammond embarked on a project to study the railways of Myanmar–a transportation network that sprawls the country, rarely used and not shown on many maps, and often used at the pleasure of the country’s military. In her book On the Shadow Tracks; A Journey Through Occupied Myanmar (Allen Lane, 2024), Clare travels the lengt…
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With caution, producers in the region are adopting generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) for better productivity, efficiency, and animal health. Considering the many benefits of the package, it is reasonable to say that Gen AI is here to stay. Industry suppliers have also been active in innovations to help producers ride this tide and grow pr…
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In this episode, Mr. Anton Reynaldo Bonifacio, Chief Information Security Officer and newly minted Chief AI Officer at Globe Group, discusses the Group's strategy for organising cybersecurity functions and vertically consolidating solutions using a best-of-breed approach. He also emphasises the importance of tackling challenges by assessing require…
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Tommaso Demarie, CEO & Cofounder of Entropica Labs, and Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. Quantum Computing Startup: Tommaso shared his insights on quantum computing and its potential applications. He talked about his company, Entropica Labs, which focuses on developing software for quantum error correction, a crucial element in quantum …
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China has a strategy to forge partnerships with countries in the so-called Global South. This pits it against other influential nations which also claim to be international leaders. Furthermore, many people in developing countries resent being pressed to pick sides. The podcast includes a discussion on Chinese foreign policy between Professor Steve…
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With the ever-greater shift of the balance of global power towards the Pacific region, what does this have implications for the geopolitics of the region? How should the rest of the world, especially Europe, address the growing power and influence of the Pacific region? How does the complex interplay of cultural, civilizational, economic, legal, en…
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Vietnam's tourism industry is making positive strides, but are the current resources enough for it to reach the heights of Thailand's tourism? 🧐 In this week's podcast episode, host Hao Tran and guest Ian Mahajan, F&B Director at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, explore this question. With a strong commitment to sustainability and wellness, Ian has been in…
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Two human rights experts and members of the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar, Yanghee Lee and Chris Sidoti, join Asia Society Executive Vice President and Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Debra Eisenman to discuss the current state of play in Myanmar, where effective control of the country lies, and prospects and recommendations for …
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Valerie Vu, Founding Partner of Ansible Ventures, and Jeremy Au discussed three main themes: 1. New President Tô Lâm: Jeremy and Valerie discussed the recent stabilization efforts by the Vietnamese government amidst political and economic turbulence, with the election of the new president, Tô Lâm, who previously served as the Minister of Public Sec…
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Today, we hear from Hugh Gleeson, the former CEO of United Energy, a Director of several utilities since then, and senior leader in Australia’s power sector, about how cheap renewable energy has transformed the energy future from the grasp of coal in Victoria and Australia. Hugh shares his insights on the decade ahead and why our energy grid will n…
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In this must-not-miss episode, Matt's good mate Nam joins him for a bitch session about life in Vietnam. Matt tells Nam – a Saigon native – what bugs him about Vietnamese culture, while Nam counters with things that bug him about foreigners in Vietnam! Then the episode wraps up with Matt introducing you to one of the best streets for food in Saigon…
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In this episode of The Negotiation podcast, host Todd Embley welcomes Maren Steinnes, Co-founder and CEO of Fjorda, the innovative Norwegian supplements brand that has made a significant impact on the Chinese market. Maren shares the intriguing journey of Fjorda's entry into China, exploring the strategic decisions that led to its success and the b…
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Jeremy Au reflects on his nostalgic visit to his alma mater Raffles Junior College before its demolition. He remembers his initial excitement of joining a new school, bitterness over a personal loss, and the processing of his grief over the next 2 decades. He also reconnected with former teenage classmates who are now fellow middle-aged adults, all…
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A spiritual master must defeat a particularly vicious spirit. Will she succeed—and what price must she pay? Ghost Maps follows an unnamed narrator as he chronicles true accounts of the supernatural across Southeast Asia. ►GHOST MAPS CREDITS: Kyle Ong - Director Wayne Rée - Writer Joline Lim - Art Director ►SUPPORT & FIND US HERE: HANTU Instagram HA…
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Kyle and Wayne look at some infamous haunted highways, as recommended by you—our fans. Join us on this journey down everywhere from Karak to Bei-Yi Highway. ►THIS EPISODE'S HORROR RECOMMENDATIONS: Maria Labo: Aswang Talk To Me (2022) Taiwan Beiyi Highway Vietnam Hightway of Hell Dark Tourism (2018) ►DEAD AIR CREDITS: Wayne Rée - Host / Writer Kyle …
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Battery based energy storage is changing the energy sector. Today, Christopher Baker-Brian, Co-founder and CTO of BBOXX, tells us their success story in changing lives in Africa with their innovation involving batteries. He brings a unique perspective on connecting those to modern from of energy using cheap solar power. Please join in to find more.…
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Gaza is not one but multiple wars. Beyond the horrors of the kinetic war in the Strip, Israel, the Palestinians, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and multiple political groups, including pro-Palestinian students, supporters of Israel, and right-wing forces, are waging often inter-connected Gaza-related information wars.…
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Agung Saputra, CEO & Founder of Surplus Indonesia, and Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. Indonesia Pollution Crisis: Agung flagged that Indonesia is one the top 3 polluters in the world: #2 plastic polluter, #2 food wastage and #1 most air polluted city (Jakarta). He highlighted the lack of regulations and public awareness as major barri…
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Tension rose in East Asia following the inauguration of the Taiwanese president Lai Ching-Te in May 2024. China dispatched fighter jets, bombers armed with live missiles and naval vessels into areas very close to Taiwan’s east coast. Was this a signal that under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China could be prepared to launch an amphibious assault o…
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It's time for us to have a different perspective on healthy living 😉 We often think that to live healthily, we must adhere to strict diets and exercise regimens. In reality, that doesn't work for everyone. Some people love going to the gym and feel comfortable exercising, while others find joy in walking, meditating, watching a good movie, or playi…
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As India’s economy continues to grow, can the world’s most populous country truly replicate China's success of the past decades? Should India even imitate China? Maybe not, says our guest on this episode, Alicia García Herrero, Hong Kong-based Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific at French investment bank Natixis, and Senior Fellow at European think ta…
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Shiyan Koh, Managing Partner of Hustle Fund, and ​​Jeremy Au talked about three main themes: 1. USA VC vs. Southeast Asia Fund Performance: Bain’s 2023 private equity report shows that Southeast Asia's VC returns have been lower over the past decade, with median LP distributions of 0.4X for Southeast Asia, China 0.6X, Europe 0.7X, USA 1X and India …
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The coming week or two could determine Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s political fate and reshape the Biden administration’s support for Israel’s Gaza war.That is, if Mr. Netanyahu fails to comply with war cabinet member Benny Gantz’s demand that the prime minister produce a plan for the post-war administration of Gaza by June 8 and Mr. Gantz m…
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In 2023 a group of Lao American athletes traveled to Cambodia to represent Laos at the SEA games. Among the group was Angelina Messina (University of Pittsburgh Swim). Astrid Dirkzwager (Georgia Tech swim), Ariana Dirkzwager (Georgia Tech swim, Steven Insixiengmay (University of Georgia swim) and Dawson Sihavong (Stanford University wreslting). Thi…
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Jeremy reflects on his teenage military experience in the Singapore army across two years: 1. might makes right 2. camaraderie humor and 3. sacrifice as a crucible into adulthood. He details the transition from the implicit social norms of school into the military, where he learned that laws which codify right and wrong are actually backed by the u…
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There’s a theory that’s discussed in many circles of international relations: have we reached peak China? In a post-pandemic age in which it is struggling with development, confronted with an aging population, and a slowing economy, is China on the decline? Guest: Professor Evan Medeiros (Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies, Georgetown University)…
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There’s a theory that’s discussed in many circles of international relations: have we reached peak China? In a post-pandemic age in which it is struggling with development, confronted with an aging population, and a slowing economy, is China on the decline?Guest: Professor Evan Medeiros (Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies, Georgetown University)R…
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The May 2024 Chief Economists Outlook, which explores key trends in the global economy, was launched last week amid a mood of cautious optimism tempered by uncertainty about geopolitical and domestic political developments. The latest results indicate growing business challenges despite a positive near-term growth outlook. However, the long-term pr…
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The extraordinary rise of China’s electric vehicle market is one of the most remarkable business stories of our times. In just over a decade, the country has come to account for over half of global EV sales, and is now home to some of the world’s biggest EV makers. One of them, BYD, recently overtook Tesla as the world ‘s largest EV producer. How h…
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European colonialism was often driven by the pursuit of natural resources, and the resulting colonisation and decolonization processes have had a profound impact on the formation of the majority of sovereign states that exist today. But how exactly have natural resources influenced the creation of formerly colonised states? And would the world map …
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First up Matt breaks down Ho Chi Minh City's 4th place ranking in Time Out Magazine's recently released list of The World's 20 Best Cities for Food Right Now! Did they get it right? After that, Matt interviews acclaimed Vietnamese director Lê Thanh Sơn on the eve of the premiere of his latest film Móng Vuốt (Claws), a horror set in the highlands of…
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Desire is both powerful and fundamental. In old Siam, the expression of desire in words and pictures was open, celebratory and humorous. Among non-elite women, sexuality was seen as a strength and was something that was not confined to the young. Royals were portrayed as passionate. However, modernity brought about change. Some sought to deny the p…
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Fady Abdel-Nour, General Partner at Antler, and Jeremy Au, talked about three main themes: 1. Naspers & Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Learnings: Fady shared his career path, starting in investment banking during the peak financial markets of 2007. He then transitioned to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, focusing on long-term and solution capital in…
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Tibet, on China's border with India, is seen as having great strategic importance to Beijing. The region, which has been prone to unrest, has been under Chinese control since 1950. Its spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama is in exile in India but plans to visit the United States this summer. In this podcast, Michael Bristow, China Correspondent for the…
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