NOW! Bali Podcast


A New Vision for Indonesian Tourism

NOW! Bali Podcast | Jul 06, 2020

This week, our Publisher Alistair Speirs takes over the airwaves and shares his thoughts and analysis of tourism, and the new vision that Bali, and in fact all of Indonesia, should embrace in order to re-open the industry in the most effective and efficient way possible going forward.  Listen to Episode 11: Available on your […]

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4 Rules for Life, Bali-Style

NOW! Bali Podcast | Jun 22, 2020

“Rules for Life” have become popular book titles in the last few years, with psychologists, sociologist and even celebrities sharing their two-cents on what it takes to live a good life. With that, this latest podcast episode shares what the Balinese Hindu ‘rules for life’ are, focusing on the Purusa Arta, the four principle ‘objects […]

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Embracing and Celebrating Differences in Bali (& Indonesia)

NOW! Bali Podcast | Jun 09, 2020

This episode’s topic is born out of the social unrest surrounding Black Lives Matter (or BLM), and has inspired us to discuss and explore the ideas of embracing and celebrating differences. Whilst BLM is centred around systemic racism in the US, many countries have their own form of ethnic, cultural or religious oppression. In Indonesia, […]

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What Will Travelling to Bali be like After Covid-19?

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 30, 2020

Being stuck at home for so long, the dreams of travelling are keeping many people sane. Something to look forward to. No doubt Bali will be high on the list for many — but what will a visit to Bali look be like, post-Covid crisis? Listen to this article on the NOW! Bali Podcast (Episode 8) Available […]

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Promoting Tourism in Bali, Is There a Right Way? | Episode 5

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 18, 2020

More tourists is always good, right? Not always. What if they don’t care about the local culture, or have no curiosity for the history? Then numbers don’t mean anything. So, how can we promote Bali to attract people who DO care? In this episode we explore what promoting Bali ‘the right way’ might look like, […]

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Tourism, Business Ethics and Covid-19 in Bali | Special Episode

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 11, 2020

In this special episode, NOW! Bali Publisher Alistair takes over for another opinion piece. He discusses how businesses who have been successfully profiting in Bali for so many years must recognise this as a time to give back to the island – or at least its people. Alistair shares his thoughts on business ethics and […]

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Legends of Bali’s Great Temples | Episode 4

NOW! Bali Podcast | May 04, 2020

Did you know, being centuries old, Bali’s great temples have a whole host of wonderful myths and legends surrounding their founding? As with all things in Bali, there is plenty of magic and mysticism involved. In this episode of The NOW! Bali Podcast we share the stories of Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Tanah Lot) and […]

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Bali After Covid-19 | Special Episode

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 27, 2020

This week on The NOW! Bali Podcast we share a special episode outside of our usual cultural series. NOW! Publisher, Alistair Speirs OBE, takes over the airwaves and shares his thoughts on how Bali (and Indonesia) should recover from the financial fallout of Covid-19. Based on his widely read article ‘After Covid: What Next?’, also […]

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Kaja, Bali’s True North | Episode 3

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 21, 2020

In Bali, north has a different meaning. North, or Kaja, is towards the mountain, Mount Agung to be exact. It is the direction towards the spiritual, where the Balinese orient themselves towards. This orientation is found throughout Balinese structures and is all about orienting oneself with the universe.  We bring this podcast to you weekly so please subscribe to […]

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Keeping the Balance in Bali | Episode 2

NOW! Bali Podcast | Apr 13, 2020

In this second episode of the NOW! Bali Podcast, we share the unique way in which the Balinese Hindu perceive disaster as well as deal with disaster. This is a nice segue into the discussion of ‘balance’: how mankind is at the centre of balance between ‘good’ and ‘evil’; and the purpose of ceremonies and […]

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