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E36: The Future of Dining

Technology has changed the way we consume our food and beverages, and consequently, the way business players run their businesses. The rapidly penetrating online food delivery services and the rise of virtual kitchens along with traffic jams and a busy lifestyle, have paved ways for less brick-and-mortars establishments. However, not all F&B businesses have followed suit. One of them is Kopi Kenangan, a grab-and-go coffee chain that has experienced explosive growth in Jakarta’s metro area and more. With co-founder Edward Tirtanata, we explore many of these issues such as bucking certain trends and where are we actually heading in terms of how we eat our food and drink our coffee. Also the environmental impact of to-go packaging and what Indonesian consumers like and dislike when it comes to F&B purchases.

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IdeasShawn Corrigan
E32: Happiness On Loan

We start with this question: Are there alternatives for borrowers to take loans safely without resorting to predatory loan sharks? But our quest to seek answers reveal how complicated Indonesians’ relationship with loans are. The obstacles with financial inclusivity in the conventional system and the growing online loan services clearly complicate the deeply-rooted loan culture among Indonesians. Join us in this episode with Dr. Chaikal Nuryakin from the Institute for Economic and Social Research at the University of Indonesia (LPEM UI) and Gede Putra Arsana from World Bank, Indonesia.

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IdeasShawn Corrigan
E28: Lost in Labels

What is wrong with foreign media’s portrayal to a Muslim figure who calls out other Muslims? How could it be harmful? Join us with Sakdiyah Ma’ruf, a brilliant stand-up comedian who gained international recognition for her stand against Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. In this episode, she reflects on her fear of misrepresentation, the actual rise of conservatism in Indonesia, complicated upbringing that influence her stances and untangling her thoughts on the complexities of these issues.  

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IdeasShawn Corrigan
E25: Electronic Nationalism

How do everyday Indonesian youths express their nationalism and how do they reconcile it with their interests? This episode is transporting you to the mind and works of Alffy Rev, the man behind the electronic remixes of Indonesian national songs and even the national anthem. Here is his story exclusively for Indonesia in-depth podcast.

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IdeasShawn Corrigan