Indonesia In-depth

32 EpisodesProduced by Shawn Corrigan

Indonesia In-depth focuses on topics related to Indonesia such as politics, business, policy and even culture. Each episode will feature discussions among colleagues or interviews with special guests such as lawmakers, key government officials, top business leaders and various experts.

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One-on-one with Jusuf Kalla

April 26th, 2019


Jusuf Kalla is known as prominent businessman turned veteran politician,
serving two five-year terms as vice president for two different presidents.

Appreciating Indonesia’s Democratic Election

April 16th, 2019


Indonesia will hold its first ever concurrent presidential and legislative elections on 17 April 2019 –the largest single-day election in the world. …

ASEAN Through the Lens of a Human Rights Activist Working Inside ASEAN

March 22nd, 2019



Although ASEAN has been under fire for its powerlessness in the face of several human rights atrocities such as attacks on Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar, internal ASEAN officials, some of whom have lengthy human …

Lost in Labels

March 1st, 2019


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 …

Simultaneously Strenuous

January 30th, 2019


Despite its importance, not a lot has been discussed about the upcoming
legislative election that will take place at the same day with the
presidential election. The legislative election this year is going to be
tougher …

Indonesian Presidential Debates: Do They Matter?

January 17th, 2019


The Indonesian Election Committee (KPU) will conduct the first official
presidential debate on the January 17 and discuss pressing subjects such as

Electronic Nationalism

December 21st, 2018


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 …

Doubling Down on Data Part 2

December 7th, 2018

Indonesian officials hope new policies can expedite growth for its digital
economy. The government is preparing to finalize the revision to a

Doubling Down On Data Part 1

November 30th, 2018


After a wave of data privacy scandals hitting Facebook, Google and
Starwood, the government plans to introduce the Data Privacy Bill to
parliament with hopes it will be passed in mid 2019 We discuss all the key
points …

Between Faith & Hope - Shanty Shamdasani's Journey Towards Politics

November 16th, 2018


After 20 years as a senior executive with multinational corporations across
Southeast Asia, Miss Shanti Shamdasani is running for seat in parliament.

2014 vs 2019, Surprise Bill & Rising Stars - Q&A Roundtable

November 8th, 2018


The 2019 presidential race has officially started. With two months into the campaign, we are joined by our colleague at LEXICO Indonesia, Arief …

Indonesians Hope to Control Their Data in 2019

October 25th, 2018


We discuss important issues involving Indonesia’s technology sector, namely data privacy, data centers and streaming services with senior Golkar …

Who Controls Water in Indonesia?

October 18th, 2018


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 …

Illegal Food, Water & Data Leaks & - Parliament Update

September 14th, 2018


On this episode of Indonesia In-depth Podcast, I provide a status update on several draft bills in parliament such as the Food and Drug Bill, the Water Bill and also provide information effort to pass to the Data …

Why Jokowi & Prabowo Need Other Parties

August 4th, 2018


On this episode of Indonesia In-depth podcast, I provide background on why both President Widodo and Prabowo Subianto were required to have political …

Widodo's Coalition and Next VP Candidate

July 28th, 2018

  • On this episode of Indonesia In-depth podcast, we cover Widodo's expectations and negotiations with his coalition partners and Vice President Kalla's …

212 Hardline Islamic Association

July 22nd, 2018


On this episode of Indonesia In-depth podcast, I speak to deradicalization and terrorism expert Rakyan Adibrata to discuss terrorist groups in …

Golkar, Widodo And The VP Seat

July 9th, 2018


+ With just 30 days to go before qualified parties must register their presidential candidates, Jokowi’s key coalition member, the Golkar Party, has …

Terrorism and Deradicalization in Indonesia with Rakyan Adibrata

July 5th, 2018


On this episode of Indonesia In-depth podcast, I speak to deradicalization and terrorism expert Rakyan Adibrata to discuss terrorist groups in …

Islamic Extremism in Indonesia with Ridlwan Habib

June 27th, 2018


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Ahok's Trusted Assistant & Indonesian Solidarity Party PSI Member- Michael Sianipar

June 16th, 2018


On this episode of Indonesia In-depth podcast, we speak with Michael Sianipar. At age 27, he was Governor Ahok's trusted assistant until his final …

One-On-One With Deputy House Speaker Fadli Zon

May 18th, 2018


I sat down with Deputy Speaker of the House and Senior Gerindra Party member, Mr. Fadli Zon, to discuss the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill and the Criminal Code Bill as well as the dire Rohingya situation in Myanmar …

Solving The Political Rubik's Cube

May 17th, 2018


Indonesia In-depth podcast sat with one of the most sought after Indonesian political experts, Dr. Djayadi Hanan, to solve Indonesia’s political …

Alcohol Bill, Anti Terror Bill & Water Bill - Parliament Update

May 6th, 2018


We provide insights into the most recent House session along with key bills
being deliberated such as the Alcohol Bill, Anti Terrorism Bill and the

Rising Star - Governor of NTB Dr. Zainul Majdi

April 13th, 2018


We speak to one of Indonesia's rising stars and two-term governor to
discuss his future plans, his key policies and the future of the West Nusa

Indonesia In-Depth Program Update

April 13th, 2018


After a long pause, we are back on schedule producing podcast episodes. Here is an update. Thank you for your patience.

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Widodo's Cabinet Changes - January 2018

January 27th, 2018


Hosts Arief Budiman & Shawn Corrigan provide in-depth analysis and insights on the recent changes to Widodo's cabinet. We break down each seat change one by one.

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Update To The Golkar Party's Senior Board & Challenges To Indonesia's Defense Budget- Guest Lawmaker Bobby Rizaldi

January 24th, 2018


Golkar Faction Lawmaker & Commission I Member, Bobby Rizaldi, provides his
insights on the latest internal changes to the Golkar Party's Senior …

Insights & Analysis On The Appointment Of The New House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo

January 21st, 2018


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

Jokowi Assessment & 2018 Political Outlook

January 15th, 2018


Senior Golkar member and UN Special Representative Marzuki Darusman
provides his assessment of Jokowi's first three years in office and the
2018 …

Jokowi's Relationship With The Golkar Party

January 4th, 2018


LEXICO Indonesia’s politcal risk expert, Arief Budiman, explains the
internal dynamics in the Golkar Party as well as the new relationship
between …

An Introduction To The Podcast

December 29th, 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 …

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