We speak with John Winyu – one of Thailand’s biggest political commentators and a YouTube star viewed by millions – about the recent youth-led protests that are rocking Thailand. Why does this movement feel different than other Thai political protests in 2010 and 2014? What do the protesters want? What are the risks of speaking out? John answers all of our questions.
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The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.