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From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Timor-Leste. For more information on the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, visit our website. Music provided by 14 Strings and the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble.

Apr 25, 2023

On this week's episode, guest host Mutty sits down with Stanford University Ho Center for Buddhist Studies Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. Trent Walker. 

In the episode, Dr. Walker unpacks his lecture titled "Songs of Love and Loss: Crafting Buddhist Poetry In Early Cambodia." He takes us through his journey of learning Khmer, shares tales from ordaining as a monk in Cambodia, and recites Buddhist poems for listeners.

Lightning Round: 02:35

Research and lecture summary: 04:32

Advice for graduate students and recommendations: 45:00

Dr. Walker's Top Recommendations:

  • Have a sip podcast: link

The music on the podcast is from "Me and Some Friends", a musical project by a group of friends at Cornell, to experiment with how the beautiful timbres of Gamelan music can meld with hypnotic guitar parts to create a contemplative and unique experience. Check them out here