Episode 0: Teaser

Ear to Asia is a podcast series produced by Asia Institute, the Asian research specialists, from the University of Melbourne, Australia. We take you from Japan to Turkey, from China to Indonesia, and to many places in between, talking to researchers who focus on Asia - in all its diversity of peoples, societies and histories. Hosted by Sen Lam.

About the hosts

Sen Lam is a veteran journalist and broadcaster, with over thirty years' reporting experience in the Asian region. As a young newscaster, Sen hosted the nine o'clock news on Singapore television, before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1988, where he remained for over twenty five years. Among other roles, Sen hosted the Asia Pacific program on ABC Radio Australia, Radio National and NewsRadio, before it ended in late 2014. Sen has since left the ABC and continues to write. He has reported from a variety of Asian countries, including Burma, East Timor, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was an inaugural member of the 2013 UNAIDS AsiaPacific media network formed in Bangkok. Sen is a proud alumnus of Lancaster University, UK.

Clement Paligaru is an Asia Pacific specialist with over twenty years of cross-media experience. After graduating with a BEc (Hons) degree, Clement joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in the mid 1990’s to host radio programs for international audiences, focussing on Australia and Asia. His roles have since spanned producing, reporting and presenting across ABC networks including Radio Australia, RN, NewsRadio, triple j, Australia Network and Australia Plus TV. Clement's work has taken him to China, Indonesia, India and most Pacific countries. Most recently, he was Head Asia and Head of Multiplatform Content at ABC International. Clement is an alumnus of the Asialink Leaders Program. He enjoys occasional travel writing and has contributed to Lonely Planet Publications.