May 12, 2020
Nats are hugely powerful, influential spirit beings believed to inhabit the trees, towns and buildings of Myanmar. Dr Sally Bamford discusses the history, folk tales and art history of nats, including how they are connected to Buddhism yet retain their animist roots in many ways.
May 6, 2020
In our annual Press Freedom episode, journalists Tom Kean and Ben Dunant discuss how COVID-19 is the final "nail in the coffin" for traditional advertising-based media in Myanmar and evaluate the government's and the media's responses to the pandemic.
Apr 20, 2020
Mike Dunford, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the Australian National University, takes us on a whirlwind tour of all things tea leaf salad, a uniquely Myanmar dish that is still ragingly popular. Who grows tea in Myanmar, how, where? How do you ferment tea? What is the difference between tea for eating and tea for...
Mar 6, 2020
Did you know you can do more than just drink tea in tea shops? You can even do research! In this episode Dinith Adikari discusses why tea shops are fascinating spaces in Yangon including their past, present and future.