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

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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.