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Podcasting adventure in Indonesia

Sebastian Partogi and Audrie Safira Maulana

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, October 6, 2019  /  04:02 pm
Podcasting adventure in Indonesia

Good chat: Author and podcaster Leila S. Chudori talks with novelist Dewi Lestari during one of her podcast episodes. (Leila S. Chudori/-)

More and more Indonesian journalists and authors are turning to podcasting as a way to engage in a public forum on issues that matter to them. These local podcasts are mostly available through Spotify and other channels, such as YouTube. The popularity of podcasts started to increase in Indonesia around last year, when Spotify expanded its contents from merely offering music to also offering podcasts, making these programs readily available to Indonesians. Sports programs are popular among Indonesians, as well as a horror story channel called Do you see what I see. Ranked among the Top 20 Podcasts on Spotify Indonesia, according to Chartable, Do you see what I see shares a compilation of true horror stories sent by listeners via e-mail to host Rizky “Mizter Popo” Ardi Nugroho. “For standards, I usually ask that [the stories] be based on real events,&...