We’re Now Available on Acast!


Early this morning I got an email from Acast, a popular podcast host based in Sweden, and was informed that the History of Southeast Asia Podcast has now been accepted into their growing stable.  This is the fifth place on the World Wide Web where you can listen to it, along with Blubrry (the host), iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.  I feel good about this one because when the podcast was just getting started, three months ago, I submitted it to Acast and they said they were too busy to consider it, but they’ll have it now.  Here’s where to go to listen:


Episode 5, Ancient Burma and Nanzhao


Episode 5 is now online.  This time, the main topic is how the nation of Burma, also called Myanmar, got started.  We see the Burmese and tribes related to them settle northern Burma, followed by a special look at Arakan, a province that often went its own way.  Also in this episode, we see the Mons, a tribe we met previously, move the capital of their state in southern Burma, from Thaton to Bago.  Finally, we meet Nanzhao, Burma’s northern neighbor from the eighth to the thirteenth century.


Remember, you can also access the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

We’re Now on Google Play!


Two days ago I submitted the History of Southeast Asia Podcast to Google Play, the best website for downloading apps for mobile devices.  Last night the podcast was accepted, but I waited until now to announce it, because it took a little while to find it on the Google Play search engine.  Now you have four places online where you can listen:  Blubrry (go there if you want to download the episodes), iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

The History of Southeast Asia Podcast

Episode 4, Early Vietnam


Episode 4 of my History of Southeast Asia podcast is now up!  Actually this is the fifth episode, if you count the introduction.  In the past, we took a general look at events happening all over Southeast Asia.  However, in this episode we concentrate our attention on the east coast of the Southeast Asian mainland, going up to 938 A.D.  Here we see the beginning of two nations: Vietnam and Champa.  Only one of them is around today; guess which one it is.