Indonesia In-Depth podcast provides listeners with timely and unique insights on Indonesian politics, policy, business and culture from key decision-makers in the country.


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Podcast Episodes

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Indonesian Water Bill Expected To Impact Business & Communities

On this episode of Indonesia In-depth Podcast, I discussed the hugely important Water Resource Bill with Dr. Mohammad Mova Al’Afghani from the Center for Regulation, Policy, and Governance (CRPG). This bill is being deliberated in parliament and will define how water as a resource is managed in Indonesia and will have a wide impact on businesses and local communities. Parliament is aiming to pass this bill in November 2018.


Islamic extremism in Indonesia with Ridwan Habib

June 27, 2018

This episode is raw audio of an informal yet insightful discussion I had with Ridwan Habib, an expert on Islamic radicalization and extremism in Indonesia. 

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Michael Sianipar on Ahok, reform and the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI)

June 19, 2018

We speak with Michael Sianipar, at age 27, he was one of former Jakarta Governor Ahok's trusted assistant until his final days in office. He is now head of the Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI). We discuss Ahok's demise, his style of leadership and the future of Indonesia. We also learn more about one of Indonesia's newest political parties and how this younger generation plan on changing Indonesia politics.

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One-On-One with Deputy House Speaker Fadli Zon

May 18, 2018

We sit down with Deputy Speaker of the House and Senior Gerindra Party member Mr. Fadli Zon to discuss the Anti terrorism Bill, the Criminal Code Bill, the dire Rohingya situation in Myanmar and of course the Prabowo Subianto’s run for the presidency.

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Solving the Indonesian Rubik's Cube with Dr. Djayadi Hanan

May 12, 2018

This episode is your new manual for Indonesian politics! We lay out all the pieces of the Indonesian political Rubik’s cube and put them all together. We cover all the important elements of the 2018 regional elections, the political party dynamics, the political battle for House seats in 2019, which parties are set to become extinct as well as the Widodo - Prabowo contest for the presidency. It’s a full episode and the go to guide for understanding Indonesian politics.

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Parliament Update and Key Bills Deliberated

May 6, 2018

We provide the latest update on the status of several key bills in parliament such as the Alcohol Bill, the Water Bill and the Anti Terrorism Bill.


Interview with NTB Governor Dr. Zainul Majdi

April 13, 2018

We speak with one of Indonesia's rising stars and two-term governor and discuss his future plans, his key policies and developments in NTB.

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Analysis of Jokowi's January Cabinet Reshuffle

January 28, 2018

Hosts provide insights and analysis on the recent cabinet reshuffle and its impact going forward.

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Analysis of Internal Changes in Golkar & Challenges of the Defense Budget

January 24, 2018

Golkar Lawmaker Bobby Rizaldi discusses the internal changes to the party as well as challenges to the Indonesian defense budget. 

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Insights & Analysis on New Speaker Bambang Soesatyo

January 21, 2018

We look at why Soesatyo was appointed as speaker, the dynamics insdie the Golkar Party as well as the appointment's impact to parliament and Presdient Widodo.


Indonesia's 2018 political outlook with guest Marzuki Darusman

January 15, 2018

Senior Golkar Party member and UN Special Representative Marzuki Darusman reviews Jokowi's three years in office and provides his 2018 political outlook for Indonesia. 

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Jokowi - Golkar Relationship with guest Arief Budiman

January 4, 2018

Political risk analyst Arief Budiman explains the internal dynamics in the Golkar Party as well as the new relationship between the party Chairman Airlangga Hartarto and President Widodo.

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Indonesia In-Depth Introduction

December 29, 2017

Hosts Arief Budiman and Shawn Corrigan discuss the podcast format, topics and guests as well as how the economic, political and social upheaval in 1998 cemented their interest in Indonesian politics.