Dec 19, 2017
How is the incumbent government managing the symbolic recognition of Myanmar's non-Bama inhabitants? Cecile Medail, PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales, discusses her thesis and the case study of Bridgegate: the naming of a bridge linking Mawlamyine and Chaungzon townships after Myanmar’s independence...
Nov 6, 2017
What kind of power relations govern community in Bama Buddhist villages? Stephen Huard, a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of East Anglia, discusses how he sees "headmen" and "great men" gaining and maintaining their privileged positions, with insight derived from long ethnographic fieldwork near Monywa.
Nov 1, 2017
Who was General Ne Win? Dr Robert Taylor, a long-time political scientist and historian of Myanmar who has held positions at numerous universities, discusses the recent Burmese translation of his 2015 book, "Ne Win: a Political Biography", and provides his opinion on the man who oversaw Myanmar's epic economic decline.
Oct 19, 2017
What are the pitfalls when learning Burmese from scratch, especially as a native English speaker? Nance Cunningham, a Canadian Public Health Specialist who has lived in Myanmar for over a decade, gives advice to English speakers for attaining functional Burmese and working with interpreters. Nance has long taught...
Oct 1, 2017
An exploration of the history and construction of the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway including a guide to driving on the most dangerous road in Myanmar. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research...