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Podcast Episode 5 with Nayomi Munaweera

Jeff is joined by author Nayomi Munaweera, whose second novel – What Lies Between Us – was recently released. They discuss writing, elephants, and travel to Nayomi’s native Sri Lanka, now  that the 32-year civil war has ended.

We visit with musical polymath Jef Stott, and hear an original story by travel writer Lavinia Spalding.

Have a listen!

Resources for the books, organizations & music in Episode 5:

Lavinia Spalding (opening story):

Himalayan Writers Workshop, with Lavinia Spalding & Jeff Greenwald, Feb-March

Nayomi Munaweera:

Jef Stott / World is Sound Project:

Natalie’s hotel workers’ rights story:

For all ET News stories with Natalie Lefevre, please visit:


Opening story (Korea): Self Portrait by Jin Hi Kim, from the album Komungo

Podcast Theme Music: Energizer by Stephen Kent, from the album Family Tree

Closing track: Kehta Hai Mehra Dil by the Bollywood Brass Band, from their 2016
album Carnatic Connections

Additional music by Jef Stott, as above!

Geo Quiz-zine #3:

Q – The 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey included a trip into orbit aboard a Pan
Am Space Clipper. Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick tried to make the trip seem completely
realistic—but there was one big error, involving food. What was it?
A – Still up for grabs!! Email your answers to

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