Podcasts

The Angel of the Transgender Community

June Chua, founder of The T Project, Singapore's first transgender shelter, joins PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han to talk about her life, her activism, and the state of transgender rights and social services in Singapore.
  • Thum Ping Tjin
podcast

A Deep Dive Into Indonesia's Human Rights Anthem

Dwitri Amalia speaks to Cholil Mahmud, the lead vocalist and guitarist of Efek Rumah Kaca, about using their music to advocate against regressive policies, and the role of art and music in a democracy.
  • New Naratif
  • Dwitri Amalia
podcast

Youth Betrayed: Reflections on the 2017 MRT Protest

Sean Francis Han talks with PJ Thum about his role in the 2017 MRT protest commemorating the 30th anniversary of Operation Spectrum, why he chose to take part, and how it transformed his life. We stand in solidarity with Jolovan Wham.
  • Thum Ping Tjin
podcast

Making Opposition Politics Relevant and Diverse in Singapore

Wendy Low and Terence Soon, the newly appointed heads of the Progress Singapore Party's new Women's and Youth Wings respectively, talk to PJ Thum about the Youth Wing and its relationship to the party as a whole. They also discuss the challenges to creating a more diverse PSP, especially with regard to women and youth.
  • Thum Ping Tjin
podcast

Female Genital Cutting in Singapore

Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on the 6th of February, Sya Taha and Saza Faradilla join PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up Singapore) to discuss the issue of Female Genital Cutting in Singapore, the harm it causes, and the barriers to eliminating it.
  • New Naratif
podcast

Getting to Know Our New Editor-in-Chief

Deborah Germaine Augustin sits down with New Naratif's new Editor-in-Chief, Jacob Goldberg, and they talk about his direction and what members can look forward to under his leadership.
  • Kelly Anissa
  • Deborah Augustin
podcast

Building a New Opposition Political Party in Singapore

Wendy Low and Terence Soon, the newly appointed heads of the Progress Singapore Party's new Women's and Youth Wings respectively, talk to PJ Thum about why they decided to join politics, what they hope to achieve, their values and vision for Singapore, and the challenges of establishing their respective wings.
  • Thum Ping Tjin
podcast

Building a Mentally Healthy Community

PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up Singapore) speak to Reetaza "Reetz" Chatterjee, the founder of "Your Head Lah!" about her own experiences with mental illness, her journey in figuring out her role in activism, and about the mental health landscape in Singapore.
  • New Naratif
podcast

A Faithful History of Colonisation

Fidellithy Tan, writer and host of the "History of Colonisation" podcast, discusses with PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up Singapore) about her podcast, her goals, and her thoughts on history, colonialism, and education in Singapore.
  • New Naratif
podcast

Charles Yeo, the Chairman of the Reform Party

Charles Yeo skyrocketed to fame in Singapore's recent elections and subsequently was elected chairman of the Reform Party. He talks to PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up, Singapore) about his life and political beliefs, immigration policy and the future of the Reform Party.
  • New Naratif
podcast

The Universal Periodic Review of Singapore's Human Rights Record

Singapore's next review of its human rights record by the UN is due in mid-2021. Jolene Tan and Emmy Charissa, who contributed to Singapore's civil society reports for previous and upcoming iterations of the review, sit down with PJ Thum to explain the Universal Periodic Review, why it matters and the latest civil society report.
  • New Naratif
podcast

Behind Malaysia’s Drug Laws: A Family’s Ordeal

On this week's episode of Southeast Asia Dispatches, Deborah Augustin speaks to filmmakers Loh Jo Yee and Hidayah Hisham as they delve into Malaysia’s criminal justice system with their upcoming documentary, Ayahku, Dr G (My Father, Dr G), which follows Siti and her 60-year-old father, who faces the death penalty for using medical cannabis to treat his chronic illnesses.
  • Kelly Anissa
  • Deborah Augustin
podcast

The Climate Crisis Is Not Just About the Climate

Annika Mock and Kristian-Marc James of SG Climate Rally join PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (WakeUp Singapore) to talk about the global, Singaporean, and human contexts of the climate crisis, how structural change can occur, and how people can help.
  • New Naratif
podcast

Singaporean Foreign Policy in the Eras of Trump and Biden

Prof Ian Chong, returns to talk about Singapore's place in Trump’s foreign policy; how that will change under Biden; the repercussions of domestic behaviour on international relations; and how the lack of discussion in Singapore on where Singapore's interests lie negatively affects the country.
  • New Naratif
podcast

An American Political Insider Explains American Politics

Antonio Peronace, the founding Creative Director of the Democratic Caucus in, first, the House of Representatives and then the Senate, answers your most curious questions about the nature of American politics from the perspective of someone who has intimately participated in it for well over a decade.
  • New Naratif
podcast

A Future Rooted in Our Forests

On today’s episode of Southeast Asia Dispatches, Deborah Augustin speaks to Shaq Koyok, a contemporary artist from the indigenous Temuan community about his thoughts on the plan to degazette 97% of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve in Malaysia, an area that not only has an important role to play in conserving biodiversity, but is also significant to the indigenous communities who rely on it to survive.
  • Deborah Augustin
podcast

Crumbling Caliphate

New Naratif talks to Noor Huda Ismail, a former member of Darul Islam, and a social entrepreneur, film-maker and scholar about his thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding the Caliphate podcast produced by the New York Times.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
podcast

Activism Amidst Crisis

How do activists cope with, question, and challenge the multiple existential and ideological crises that humanity collectively faces? The "Activism in Crisis" online conference sought to discuss all these questions. Two organisers, Tim Min Jie and Suraendher Kumarr, join PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (WakeUp Singapore) to discuss these and more.
  • New Naratif
podcast

Preetipls: Singapore's TOP Activist!

Preetipls, comedian and activist, discusses her life, activism, and philosophy with PJ and Sean, and in particular her political awakening and her growth as a political activist
  • New Naratif
podcast