Season II

*The latest episodes of Season 2 and credits below

We are very excited to launch Speak Indo Podcast Season 2!

Speak Indo Podcast is a medium to think about life while learning Indonesian language and culture. 

It has been a fun ride to explore Indonesian folktales, the stories we heard when we were young and we reproduced it with a hint of traditional music in the whole Season 1. 

In Season 2, we are going to share real stories from real Indonesian people who are currently living or used to live in Washington, D.C. metro area. Sharing a personal story is not always easy, even for some people, it could be a painful path. Not to mention, the production process that takes a lot of steps to finish, therefore, we’d like to thank each of our guests for being bold, patient and generous. 

As the crew of Speak Indo, we have gained valuable lessons through the production journey. From a story that jerks our tears to a simple story that makes us feel inspired or grateful. 

Living in an era where the bad news seems to be dominating our lives, we hope these kinds of series from our fellow Indonesians will kick down the door towards your positive minds and actions. Let’s share positivity! 

Semoga bermanfaat!

Speak Indo Podcast Crew

*Photo credit and courtesy: Pinot W. Ichwandardi, Aditya Fajar, Daniel Tjongari, Yuliana Kusbiantoro, Kassian “Cephas”, Fajrul Islam, Bayu Novanta, Tandek Art. Design credit and courtesy: Henricus Kusbiantoro

Music & Editor: Ulung Tanoto Script: Natasha Wirjadi Producer: Karina Lee Sudyatmiko

*The latest episodes of Season 2

A Love Story

Season 2 Episode 11 is a story from Nouf Zahrah Anastasia who is from Jakarta. She now lives in Sawangan, Depok, West Java with her husband, Sukma Kurniawan, and works as an educator for the children with special needs. Their child is now 12 years old.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Zoom Wedding

Season 2 Episode 10 is is a story from Dini Djalal. She is originally from Jakarta and now resides in Singapore. She was previously a Senior Communications Officer for the World Bank and then for APEC. She is now writing a book and developing a start-up.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

The Mask of Life

Season 2 Episode 9 is a story from Kwee Tjoen An or Didik Hadiprayitno, who is more widely known as Didik Nini Thowok. He is originally from Temanggung, Central Java and currently resides in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Girl Scouts

Season 2 Episode 8 is a story from Nurwitasari Salim, who in short is called Wita. She is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. She currently resides in Maryland and works as a teacher.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Turning Point

Season 2 Episode 7 is a story from Antonius Conners, who in short is called Adam. He is originally from Blitar, East Java, Indonesia. He currently resides in Washington, DC and works as an ICU nurse at the George Washington University Hospital.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

It’s OK to be Selfish

Season 2 Episode 6 is a story from Helen Simarmata, she was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, lives now in Depok and works as a freelancer and housemom.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Who are we? Friends of nature?

Season 2 Episode 5 is a story from Henricus Kusbiantoro. He was born and grew up in Bandung, Indonesia. He is a creative director, brand and graphic designer based in New York who in his spare time loves to take his wife and son to go hiking and camping each year as a cherished family tradition at the national parks in the country and around the world. This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Eid Al-Fitr and Chinese New Year

Season 2 Episode 4 is a story from Irawan Nugroho. He is originally from Semarang, Indonesia, grew up in Manokwari, Papua, studied in Solo, worked in Jakarta then America in 1994. He currently lives in Fairfax, VA, as a freelance writer, interpreter and journalist.
This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Taking the first step

Season 2 Episode 3 is a story from Devyandra, she’s originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and currently she lives in Virginia as a housewife. This episode is one of our special editions as we face Covid 19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

Letter from afar

Season 2 Episode 2 is one of our special editions as we face covid19 pandemic. We’d like to extend our deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. This is definitely a very difficult time for everyone and we can only hope that soon we all heal as nature flourishes. Probably one day when we look back, we learn how valuable is the time that we have to hug our loved ones, to be kind to our fellow humans and to thank the sun for shining upon us.

in sickness and in health

Season 2 Episode 1 is a story from Diana Daulima Dunham, she’s originally from Jakarta, and she is currently working as the Assistant Director for Member Service at American Council of Engineering Companies, Washington DC. The story will be in Indonesian and followed by its English version. Let’s share positivity. Selamat menikmati!

Speak Indo Channels:

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-i-n-d-o/id1465333028

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0sWp49I9xjfKfFQXcF4Flq

Anchor Podcast: https://anchor.fm/speakindo

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6hTYQK2my9q3s4ysK5kWrA/videos

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakindopodcast/?hl=en