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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of 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 Centre.

Aug 6, 2020

More than 800,000 Rohingya people have been forced from their homes and the country in which they were born by the Burmese military. Disturbingly, this has happened in such force only after Myanmar's hybrid regime instituted partial civilian government in 2010-11. Kirt Mausert, PhD Student at the University of...


Jul 26, 2020

Who will win the November 8, 2020 elections in Myanmar and what is at stake in an NLD or USDP victory? What should we be paying attention to over the next three months as the COVID-affected campaign heats up? All this and more in our first "big picture" elections podcast with Ei Ei Toe Lwin, Chief Election...


Jul 8, 2020

Dr Charlotte Galloway from the Australian National University discusses the art of the ancient capital city Bagan, the Ananda temple, ongoing research, tourism and development there, and how universities and museums in Myanmar are re-engaging with the international community to nurture and further explore Bagan as a new...


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.