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Ants Under The Sun is a narrative podcast about cultures, locations, and people. Zooming out beyond the differences in culture, values, environments, if we look at the big picture in society, we are all only human. From that far, we are all the same. Zooming out even further, the details blur, and we become specks, dots if you will, on a map. As if we are...Ants Under the Sun. The podcast is hosted by Norman Chella, an Iban-Malaysian. Having lived in multiple countries, he carries with him the experiences of different cultures and the differences between them. Ants Under The Sun is a part of Norman's group of shows.

Ants Under The Sun Norman Chella

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Ants Under The Sun is a narrative podcast about cultures, locations, and people. Zooming out beyond the differences in culture, values, environments, if we look at the big picture in society, we are all only human. From that far, we are all the same. Zooming out even further, the details blur, and we become specks, dots if you will, on a map. As if we are...Ants Under the Sun. The podcast is hosted by Norman Chella, an Iban-Malaysian. Having lived in multiple countries, he carries with him the experiences of different cultures and the differences between them. Ants Under The Sun is a part of Norman's group of shows.

    The Burned Tricycle

    The Burned Tricycle

    I saw it first-hand. Three-wheeled and tiny, the right size for a 5-year old. Rustic, broken, singed at the handles, the tires, and stuck to the very floor it was extracted from when it happened. A remnant depicting one of the greatest atrocities in human history. We walked in a line, there were so many people who wanted to pause and take in the pictures of people dying, burned to the core. Indeed, they were burned to the core. I hope they enjoyed these photographs. The ones who suffered didn't. Myself included. We kept on walking.


    Research
    https://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00141/hiroshima-peace-memorial-park.html http://visithiroshima.net/things_to_do/attractions/parks_and_gardens/peace_memorial_park.html https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3400.htmlEntry on the tricycle: http://a-bombdb.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/pdbe/detail/153487

    Credits


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Sovereign" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Mesmerize" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) ) License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ) Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) ) License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ) Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Ripples" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) ) License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )


    Audio of the highschool choir spliced from personal footage.

    • 18 min
    Whales Of August #3

    Whales Of August #3

    The Whales of August.An American movie released in 1987, about two aged sisters reflecting on life and the past. The movie stars Bette Davis and Lilian Gish, the former one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, and the latter bearing the title 'The First Lady of American Cinema'.Powerhouses in 20th-century film.This is less about the movie and more about the medium itself: film.It's also...a bar. Let's go get a drink.Notes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whales_of_August (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whales_of_August) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094315/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094315/) https://matcha-jp.com/en/2034 (https://matcha-jp.com/en/2034) https://hiro8japan.com/movie-themed-cocktail-bar-the-whales-of-august-hachigatsu-no-kujira-in-tokyo (https://hiro8japan.com/movie-themed-cocktail-bar-the-whales-of-august-hachigatsu-no-kujira-in-tokyo) Music CreditsMusic from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Opportunity Walks" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Hard Boiled" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Mesmerize" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )WhatPods

    • 12 min
    Tree Of Life (Yokohama Pt. 2) #2

    Tree Of Life (Yokohama Pt. 2) #2

    Part 2 of the Yokohama Museum of Art.The Tree of Life. This was the next room.I wandered into one giant collaboration. This large and circular room, filled with vermillion and tan, swirling monsters just the same as the one in the main pantheon room, all of them rising from one centerpoint. They crept out in all directions, growing as if imitating Yggdrassil, The World Tree.These large, giant murals reminded me of indigenous patterns, with their tribal inspirations we could see from down under.Credits https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/exhibition/index/20190413-532.html (https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/exhibition/index/20190413-532.html) More on Asai Yusuke: https://urano.tokyo/en/artists/yusuke_asai/ (https://urano.tokyo/en/artists/yusuke_asai/) MusicMusic from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Plaint" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Dubakupado" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io/) "Ripples" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com/) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )

    • 10 min
    Reflections Of Passion (Yokohama Pt. 1) #1

    Reflections Of Passion (Yokohama Pt. 1) #1

    Yokohama welcomed me with clouds. A city south of Tokyo with a wonderful port, a lovely place to take a walk in, I had always known it to be beautiful with clearer skies, given past dates there, but this visit had a slight melancholy behind it.That's alright, I was here to heal. I was here to enter a museum.Credits https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/ (https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/) https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/exhibition/index/20190413-532.html (https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/exhibition/index/20190413-532.html) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tales_of_Ise (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tales_of_Ise) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyabi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyabi) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabaimo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabaimo) MusicMusic from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Mesmerize" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io) "Peppers Theme" by Kevin MacLeod ( https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com) )License: CC BY ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) )

    • 12 min
    Introducing: Ants Under The Sun

    Introducing: Ants Under The Sun

    Welcome to Ants Under the Sun, I\'m Norman T. Chella. Glad you found us!This is a storytelling podcast about culture, locations, and people. Sometimes, a little bit of myself too. The episodes are unserialised, so you don\'t have to start from the beginning. It\'s best if you start from the latest episode, really, I tend to get better at the craft. Hopefully haha.I take the role of a narrator and observer, and take you through different parts of the world, from the museums of Japan to the beaches of Australia, from how family relationships are perceived in Asia to the notion of power in other countries. The only catch is, I have to have experienced it before.We can\'t observe what we have sensed after all.But really, you never know where we\'ll go to next.

    • 2 min

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