Filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy’s new documentary, Sittwe, addresses the current Buddhist/Muslim crisis in Burma. She is joined by UC Berkeley Burma scholar Kenneth Wong. We also tune in to some Bulgarian fusion music, listen to a story by travel writer Matthew Felix, and count baguettes.
Jeff is joined by author Nayomi Munaweera, whose second novel – What Lies Between Us – was recently released. They discuss writing, elephants, and travel to Nayomi’s native Sri Lanka, now that the 32-year civil war has ended.
We visit with musical polymath Jef Stott, and hear an original story by travel writer Lavinia Spalding.
Jeff is joined by Leila Salazar-López, the Executive Director of Amazon Watch. Leila has been fighting for the world's rainforests, human rights, and social justice for more than 20 years; she took the helm of Amazon Watch in 2015.
Jeff is joined by Faith Adiele, founder of the nation’s first workshop for travel writers of color. Her work includes Meeting Faith, her memoir about becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun; the PBS documentary My Journey Home; and Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology.
We also have stories on Baikal Watch and Ethical Travel to Israel.
In our second episode, we interview travel medicine expert and author Dr. David Shlim (Medicine and Compassion) about his many forays into the Himalaya, his work with Tibetan monks, and the relationship between Buddhism and caregiving.
We also have stories on Serengeti Watch, and Ethical Souvenir Shopping.
In our first episode, we interview author Jenny Williams about The Atlas of Forgotten Places, her captivating first novel set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo.
We also have stories on Shark Stewards and The Ethics of Camel Riding.