19Tyger is a young hip-hop artist using rap to push boundaries in Bangkok. Adam Bemma

Southeast Asia Dispatches — Episode 6

Author: New Naratif

Southeast Asia Dispatches is a fortnightly podcast bringing you reports, interviews and perspectives from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia.

This week, Tehmina Kaoosji takes a look at the sustainability of the palm oil industry in Malaysia [00:48], Adam Bemma speaks to young Thai rappers pushing boundaries [07:00], Kirsten Han interviews a Singaporean performance artist upon his release from prison [14:34], and Stanley Widianto reflects on co-writing a piece about Indonesia’s notorious blasphemy law [23:51]. Hosted by PJ Thum.

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