Devika Panicker, a survivor of sexual assault at 7 years old, discusses her life and journey as a survivor and advocate. She talks about the issues and challenges around sexual violence in Singapore, her career and advocacy, and her experience as an actress and Vasantham beauty pageant winner.
Do politicians and rulers have anything to worry about when it comes to the influence of art in politics?
Deborah Augustin speaks to Sharon Chin, a Malaysian artist, about her thoughts on protest art and whether political satire is an effective tool when it comes to challenging people in power.
Heckin’ Unicorn sells subtle & unique LGBTQIA+ merchandise, such as enamel pins, socks, and notebooks, that allow people to express their identity. Its founder, Teo Yu Sheng, talks to PJ and Sean Francis about its origins, his journey, and how he reconciles capitalism and activism.
Yiamyut Suthichaya, assistant editor for Prachatai English, speaks to Sirikan Charoensiri from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights about the tension between the Thai constitution’s presumption of innocence and the Criminal Court’s criminalisation of political speech.
Min Cheong and Jufri Salim of the Singapore Democratic Party talk about why they decided to join politics, the SDP and their values and vision for Singapore, and the evolving challenges of politics in the country.
In the official Indonesian dictionary, the concept of the word “woman” is associated with derogatory and sexualised compound words. Ika Vantiani talks about how she is pushing to revise this entry to have more neutral and inclusive connotations.
Musician and activist Subhas Nair talks about his new album, Tabula Rasa/Tak Boleh Rasa, its complex commentary of politics and society, and his decision to only sell his music via Telegram.
Deborah Augustin speaks to Bina Ramanand, founding member of Family Frontiers and co-founder of the Foreign Spouses Support Group; and Naz, a Malaysian in a transnational marriage about the challenges that transnational families face in the country.
Jolene Tan, author of “After the Inquiry”, a new novel on censorship, propaganda, idealism, and everyday complicity in authoritarianism in Singapore, discusses with PJ Thum what her novel reveals about Singapore.
Jacob Goldberg speaks to 23-year-old Hein Aung Htet, anti-coup activist, about how the coup has affected him personally, his role in the anti-coup movement, and what those listening in can do to help.