A new podcast that explores Micronesian history launched earlier this month.
Memoirs Pasifika is a podcast exploring events, moments, and people in modern Micronesian history.
The show hopes it will help grow interest in the region, foster discussion, and inspire further investigation into the events, people, social movements, and ideas that helped shape Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, including Micronesia’s impacts on the global stage.
In an interview with PNC, Tony Azios, the producer of Memoirs Pasifika, says there aren’t a lot of podcasts that focus on Micronesia and that the production of this podcast is unique.
“This podcast is unique because we are trying to create short radio documentaries utilizing archival audio to help create a scene,” Azios said.
Azios added that one episode he’s looking forward to producing is a young, newly independent Palauan Ggvernment and its efforts to form a nuclear-free zone in the Pacific.
He says they’ve referenced having it embedded in the Palauan constitution but running up against various significant obstacles with the US government which wanted to reserve the right to have military bases and nuclear arms in the region.
The first episode is now available for download on all streaming podcast platforms including Facebook and Youtube.
The podcast is supported through grants from the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, and Humanities Guahan.
For more details, visit their website at memoirspasifika.com.