The New York Southeast Asia Network is partnering with the New Books Network, a consortium of podcasts, and will offer links to its podcast on books about Southeast Asia. The podcast is dedicated to introducing serious readers to serious authors, and a new podcast appears about once a month.

Nick Cheesman, currently a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, interviews Serhat Unaldi about his book, Working Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok (University of Hawaii Press, 2016), and his provocative and original interpretation of the relationship between space, architecture and power in one of Southeast Asia’s biggest and most complicated cities.

Click here to listen to the podcast.