Asian Sustainable Issues, Pangolins and more w/ Sustainable Asia’s Marcy Trent Long

Asian Sustainable Issues, Pangolins and more w/ Sustainable Asia’s Marcy Trent Long

In this episode, we talk about sustainable issues, reporting on them, and pangolins! 😅

Marcy Trent Long of the Sustainable Asia podcast is on a mission to cover specific issues within the region, ranging from deep mining to waste, plastics and more. Sustainability is in the name after all!

I knew Marcy through the Asia Podcast Awards, where Sustainable Asia was a finalist for Asia’s Best Podcast!

We talked about:

  • How to tackle sustainable issues from an Asian perspective
  • Going undercover(!) to get the perfect narrative
  • The difference between covering issues in Asia and the world

And of course, pangolins!

Enjoy 🙂

Timestamps

[2:58] How Marcy creates Sustainable Asia

[8:55] Choosing the right issues to cover, and what captures your attention

[11:24] The beauty of long form podcasting and going against the norm

[15:41] The Pangolin Reports, what they are, and why Sustainable Asia is covering them

[18:09] How they went undercover to get insights on pangolin trafficking

[21:56] How do we know that our local markets are sustainable?

[26:49] Censorship in Asia: issues that Sustainable Asia can’t cover

[28:43] State-level implications of issues, moving a capital city in Asia

[31:46] ‘Learning the narrative as we go’: The advantages of covering issues as a podcast

[35:06] Exploring Asian Radio Culture: Are listeners ready for longform journalistic episodes?

[40:05] What’s an issue that Sustainable Asia would like to cover next?

[41:54] Rainforests, and Norm’s personal connection with them

[45:19] How is the coronavirus affecting the show?

[51:32] What is on Marcy’s podcast playlist?

[57:14] What would Marcy like to see more of in the Asian podcasting scene

Links

Sustainable Asia:

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Asia Podcast Awards

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