Kirt Mausert, Senior Program Trainer at the Institute for Political and Civic Engagement in Yangon, discusses misunderstandings surrounding the Rakhine and Rohingya peoples.
Stay tuned for episode four, which is currently in the void on life support – but will hopefully be pulled kicking and screaming into the world soon.
I recently traveled to Falam, Chin State (train to Mandalay then two days via motorbike) and recorded this podcast with Joe Decker, Academic Director at the Chin Institute of Social Science. It was an interesting trip for me and I laid a lot of the groundwork for carrying out research on their brewing cultures over the next couple of years, mostly thanks to Joe’s initial introductions.
This podcast covers the Institute’s founding, methods, teachers and students. Chin State is a unique place in the world that was closed to most foreign researchers for decades until 2014.
I initiated a new project at the beginning of this year: my first foray into podcasting proper. The podcast is called Myanmar Musings and is a place for discussions on all things Myanmar with researchers and others with an interest in the country. I have recorded two episodes thus far:
I hope to record at least two more episodes this year. Apologies to those who read this blog for the beer, but given my research interests at present, this blog is going to be more and more Burma and Beer, with occasional Burma without Beer. If it’s any consolation, my guests and I usually drink beer while recording.