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KEMBALI20 Podcast | When the World Stopped Traveling

As an island that relies heavily on tourism, the COVID-19 crisis has led to Bali’s most challenging period in recent memory. Our panelists have spent decades in Indonesia’s tourism industry …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Made Janur Yasa: From Rubbish to Rice

Pelatih somatik dan instruktur bela diri, Made Janur Yasa, menemukan cara yang praktis dan efektif untuk mendorong warga mengelola sampahnya. Bagaimana? Dengan menukarnya dengan beras sumbangan. Seperti inilah terobosan pengelolaan …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Christina Thompson: Sea People: the Puzzle of Polynesia

In Sea People, Christina Thompson explores the fascinating story of Polynesia’s ancient voyagers, as well as the sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists, and geographers who have puzzled over this history …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Ben Bland: Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia

Man of Contradictions, the first English-language biography of Jokowi, argues that the president embodies the fundamental contradictions of modern Indonesia. He is caught between democracy and authoritarianism, openness and protectionism, …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Tyson Yunkaporta: Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. His new book Sand Talk provides a template for living. It’s about how lines, symbols, and shapes can help us …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Edwidge Danticat: Everything Inside

Edwidge Danticat’s latest book of short stories, Everything Inside, is set in Port-au-Prince, Miami, and beyond. It reflects on community, family, and love, and how people come to terms with death, …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Febriana Firdaus: Investigative Reporting in Indonesia

Independent investigative journalist, Febriana Firdaus, is a regular contributor to The Guardian, covering topics from COVID-19 to the Black Lives Matter movement in West Papua. Her works have appeared in …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | Etgar Keret: Anything but Ordinary

“My stories come from a very unconscious place. I don’t premeditate them, I don’t know what’s going to happen in them.” There’s no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast | James Oseland: In Search of the Cradle of Flavor

Join James Oseland to hear about his travels in search of the world’s best restaurants, street food stalls, and home cooks. James is the author and editor of World Food, …

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KEMBALI20 Podcast| Intan Paramaditha: The Wandering

The Guardian called Intan Paramaditha’s debut novel The Wandering an “ingenious choose-your-own-adventure challenge, [which is] at least five books in one.” Originally published in Indonesian as Gentayangan and translated into English by Stephen J. …

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UWRF Podcast Rewind | UWRF18 Twenty Years Later

Indonesia, 1998. With the fall of Suharto’s 32-year autocratic regime following years of political turmoil and violence, the ‘Reformation Era’ was ushered in. Heaped upon it were promises of freedom, …

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UWRF Podcast Rewind | UWRF18 Susi Pudjiastuti: Sink It

“Sink it” became a national catchphrase after Indonesia’s maverick (now former) Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries fulfilled her threat to sink any foreign boats found illegally fishing in Indonesian …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Indonesian Emerging Writers 2019

Each year UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. In 2019, we received 1,253 submissions, the highest number since the Emerging Writers …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Indonesian, Elsewhere

Around 9 million Indonesians live and work overseas, along with countless descendants of Indonesian migrants. Our panel of orang Indonesia living in diaspora recounted their personal experiences of what it means to …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Homegrown Heroes

Indonesian comic superheroes have long been in the stranglehold of foreign character translations. But the Marvel Cinematic Universe is creating demand for local superheroes, along with Gundala, a recent film based …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Life After #MeToo

The dust has far from settled on #MeToo, “a movement that represents probably the greatest and most conspicuous collaboration of women since the suffragettes”, according to Sam George-Allen. With the …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Lucy Inglis: Milk of Paradise

Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: poppy latex is a commodity without rival. Acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis took us on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Andreas Harsono: Race, Islam and Power

Andreas Harsono has covered Indonesia for Human Rights Watch since 2008. His new book Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia is the result of his 15-year project …

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UWRF19 Podcast | The Role of the Arts in Cultural Diplomacy

“We’re fractured nations because we’re not reading or translating each other,” said Malaysian author Bernice Chauly during the UWRF17 panel on the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. Join our group of …

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UWRF19 Podcast | Domestic Spaces

The domestic, the interior and the personal have traditionally been relegated to the realm of women’s writing, which in recent years has been dismissed as too small to attract significant …

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