Podcasts

Democracy Unbound: Free Speech in Indonesia’s New Era

This episode was recorded in front of an online live audience as part of our Media Freedom Network Legal Briefing activity. In this episode with Fatia Muliyadiyanti and Haris Azhar we discuss their court victory following their criminalisation over a video discussing the involvement of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar…

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POLITICAL AGENDA >

A fortnightly discussion on Singapore politics and current affairs, featuring PJ Thum and guests, brought to you by New Naratif.

The Power of Quasa

Producer and Presenter Thum Ping Tjin PJ Thum talks to Irie and Muhammad, two founders of Quasa, a peer support and community network for queer Muslims in Singapore. They talk about Quasa, what it does, why it’s needed, and what they want to achieve. They also discuss the lives of queer Muslims, what they want,…

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Dr Chee Soon Juan’s “Orange & Teal”

PJ Thum talks to Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party, about his restaurant Orange & Teal, why he started it, how the first year has gone, and what he hopes to achieve. They also talk the changing perceptions and role of the SDP in Singapore politics.

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SOUTHEAST ASIA DISPATCHES >

A fortnightly podcast bringing you interviews and commentary from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia.

Enforced Disappearance in Southeast Asia

In this episode, we will talk about the cases of enforced disappearance in Indonesia and the Philippines, mechanisms for dealing with enforced disappearances, and what kind of regional solidarity that we need to tackle this issue.

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Engendering Media Freedom

In this episode, we will talk about the 2nd and the 3rd publication of New Naratif’s Media Freedom Insights series titled “Engendering Media Freedom”, the role of Altermidya, and what to expect from New Naratif’s 4th MFI publication.

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FLASH FICTION >

New Naratif’s Flash Fiction podcast brings you five- to seven-minute stories submitted by the audience.

Dredge

In this surreal piece on environmental decay, imageries of monsters, economic collapse, gross ecological excesses, guilty pleasures, and hints of internalised queerphobia all coalesce into a blend of poetic cosmic horror. While not explicitly portraying identifiable elements of queerness and ecology, Yi Feng’s piece manages to capture the ambient strangeness of queer ecology in its…

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Taman Rainbow is My Home

A deeply personal narrative written with the vibes of a diary entry, Vio’s story emanates warmth in its nostalgia as well as resilience in its outlook. A truly beautiful piece you wouldn’t want to miss.

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Survival of the Fittest

Written in the form of a stage play script, Ara’s work managed to convey the essence of queer ecology as originally theorised by Timothy Morton. In the words of their cockroach character, “Gay penguins, lesbian squirrels, bisexual dolphins, sex-changing fishes… all sorts of things are out there. Nature doesn’t have a label for all these…

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