The fortnightly ‘Talking Indonesia’ podcast posted its 100th episode this week, an Indonesian election preview, in which all four hosts reviewed the major themes of our first 99 episodes and how they will shape this year’s April 17 polls (https://goo.gl/gzWMCf). Talking Indonesia presents a fortnightly extended interview with experts mostly on political and social issues, with the aim of making their expertise accessible to a broad audience. The majority of guests are Indonesians, with some recent examples including Dr Djayadi Hanan on opinion polling in the leadup to the election (https://goo.gl/G8u5x1), Dr Lana Soelistianingsih on the economic issues that matter to voters (https://goo.gl/DaLpP7), and Dr Siwage Dharma Negara - Chinese Investments in Indonesia (https://goo.gl/7ePpEC)
The entire archive of half-hour episodes is available for free via the Indonesia At Melbourne blog (https://goo.gl/Jec3hB) or your favourite podcasting app – please do check them out and let us know what you think. In 2019, the Talking Indonesia podcast is co-hosted by Dr Dave McRae from the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, Dr Jemma Purdey from Monash University, Dr Dirk Tomsa from La Trobe University and Dr Charlotte Setijadi from Singapore Management University.