This week, we debut our Spotlight series. Unlike in our traditional round table discussions, the spotlight series will allow us to occasionally choose an interesting figure, location, or phenomenon to discuss. This episode’s figure is the world’s longest-reigning monarch alive: King Bhumibol Adulyadej. We start from his birth in the United States, move to his unexpected rise to the throne, and finally discuss his apotheosis.
Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching [this topic]:
- Bio on the Embassy to Singapore’s website
- Thai King Sparks Pink Shirt Craze, BBC
- Running Afoul of the Thai Monarchy, NYTimes
Lastly, here is the video that we mentioned in the episode:
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