Pengusiran Sistematis Etnis Palestina di tahun 1948
with Daniel Jeremia
Discussion Reference: Ilan Pappé - The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
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.
Little Women, Perempuan Kontemporer, dan Perjuangan Emansipasi
with Ayu Anastasya Rachman
Discussion Reference: Louisa May Alcott - Little Women
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.
Persepolis dan Titik Temu antara Modernitas, Agama, dan Pluralitas
with Juni Arina
Discussion Reference: Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis
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.
Italia, Cinta, dan Rasisme
with Muhammad Iqbal Ikhwaanusshafa
Discussion Reference: Nicole Phillip - My Very Personal Taste of Racism Abroad (NYTimes)
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.
Podium untuk Pemberdayaan Perempuan
with Hylda Damayanti
Discussion Reference: Rafia Zakaria - The Myth of Women's Empowerment (NYTimes)
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.
Pendidikan yang Mengekalkan Penindasan
with Irma Nasution
Discussion Reference: Paulo Freire - Pedagogy of the Oppressed
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”?
Akses Keuangan: Sumber Kesejahteraan atau Kesengsaraan?
with Resya Kania
Discussion Reference: Global Findex 2017
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.
Susahnya Jadi Penyandang Disabilitas di Indonesia
with Billy Purwocaroko Noeringtyas
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.