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a podcast that highlights existing debates on justice and development policy by reviewing key texts

Language: Bahasa Indonesia

currently hosted by Namira Samir

Episode 01

Pengusiran Sistematis Etnis Palestina di tahun 1948

with Daniel Jeremia

Discussion Reference: Ilan Pappé - The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine 

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In this episode, Daniel Jeremia returns to the past to understand what happened in Palestine, 1948. A discussion that revolves around nationalism, ideology, knowledge, and power. 

Episode 02

Little Women, Perempuan Kontemporer, dan Perjuangan Emansipasi

with Ayu Anastasya Rachman

Discussion Reference: Louisa May Alcott - Little Women

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In this episode, Ayu Anastasya Rachman brings us to the Victorian Era in the United States of America, the time when Little Women was conceived and published. This is a discussion about challenging women's subordination, bringing men into feminism, and the intersection between religion and feminism. You do not want to miss this conversation.

Episode 03

Persepolis dan Titik Temu antara Modernitas, Agama, dan Pluralitas

with Juni Arina

Discussion Reference: Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis

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In this episode, Juni Arina invites us to consider the imperative of finding a meeting point between Modernity, Religion, and Plurality. How on earth did she come to that conclusion? Well, her argument was strengthened by her reading of Persepolis — a graphic novel that was banned in numerous countries because of its vivid portrayal of fundamentalism. There is also a mention of the Taliban’s rise to power in this Episode. 

Episode 04

Italia, Cinta, dan Rasisme

with Muhammad Iqbal Ikhwaanusshafa

Discussion Reference: Nicole Phillip - My Very Personal Taste of Racism Abroad (NYTimes)

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In this episode, Muhammad Iqbal Ikhwaanusshafa invites us to the city of Rome, where Nicole Phillip, a then- high school student wanting to spend her junior year abroad — in a city full of love, was confronted with reality that her race determined much of people’s treatment towards her. That the colour of one’s skin, the shape of one’s eyes, or the height of one’s body, collectively formed racist thinking.

Episode 05

Podium untuk Pemberdayaan Perempuan

with Hylda Damayanti

Discussion Reference: Rafia Zakaria - The Myth of Women's Empowerment (NYTimes)

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In this episode, Hylda Damayanti unpacks the myth surrounding women’s empowerment. What a buzzword that is – women’s empowerment. It becomes so excessively used that it has lost its true meaning and intention. Take for instance development initiatives aiming towards achieving women’s empowerment. Instead of helping women achieve their freedom, these actions end up treating women as singular beings all-knowing about entrepreneurialism. 

Episode 06

Pendidikan yang Mengekalkan Penindasan

with Irma Nasution

Discussion Reference: Paulo Freire - Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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In this episode, Irma Nasution shares her perspectives about Paulo Freire’s critically-acclaimed book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”. Is our education system truly liberating? How can education produce equality if teaching and its materials are not designed in a way to promote critical consciousness? How can we address poverty if education does not expose us to the socio-economic challenges that exist within our reach? How can schools embed diversity into the curriculum and not just merely for the “cultural projects”?

Episode 07

Akses Keuangan: Sumber Kesejahteraan atau Kesengsaraan?

with Resya Kania

Discussion Reference: Global Findex 2017

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In this episode, Resya Kania unpacks the Global Findex – the world’s most comprehensive database on financial inclusion in developing economies. It is simply bizarre how some people have way more money than the rest of the population. Some people don’t even have enough to cover basic necessities. But what if everybody has access to finance?. Will the marginalised individuals escape miserable living conditions? If you still don't know the answer, you would want to hear this episode.

Episode 08

Susahnya Jadi Penyandang Disabilitas di Indonesia

with Billy Purwocaroko Noeringtyas

Discussion Reference: Rezanti Putri Pramana - Six problems that exclude disabled people in Indonesia from public life (The Conversation)

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In this episode, Billy Purwocaroko Noeringtyas makes a shocking (even if it’s not so new) revelation: it’s hard to live as a person of disability in Indonesia. The country’s policy has serious flaws, the budget is not well-organised, and as a result, people of disabilities are left behind – jobless, have lack of access to quality education, and can’t be seen as equal amongst society. But he’s optimistic that things can get better, if we do the right thing.