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Book published: “Ryokan”

A/P McMorran’s research monograph on the hospitality found in Japanese inns, or ryokan, has been published: Ryokan: mobilizing hospitality in rural Japan (original artwork by Sakaguchi Yoshie) It provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at small family businesses in Japan’s economically and demographically troubled countryside, drawing attention to some business’ successful efforts…

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HOTD on Singapore Airlines

Beginning in January 2022, “Home on the Dot” could be heard on Singapore Airlines flights. After nearly two years of travel severely limited by concerns over Covid-19, people are increasingly flying again. We are excited to imagine travelers listening to some of our episodes at 30,000 feet, and to learning…

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Pedagogical Presentation

Chris gave a talk to CAFE (Career Advancement for FASS Educators) on 28 June 2021: “Podcasting as a Teaching and Learning Tool” Abstract: Podcasts are no longer just for hipsters and politicians. In this presentation I explain how to bring podcasts into the classroom, both as a unique source of course…

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Talk at the Royal Geographical Society-Singapore: McMorran on Hospitality and Home in Japan

Please join Chris for a special event at the Royal Geographical Society-Singapore on 14 January, 2021, titled “Last Resort: Behind the Scenes at a Japanese Inn”. What does it take to produce one of Japan’s most relaxing spaces: the traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan? In this talk Chris McMorran reveals…

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OpenJio Feature

The Home on the Dot Podcast was recently featured on a curated list of podcasts that focused on social issues in Singapore! Image Source: Screenshot from OpenJio FaceBook Page To read the full article, please click on the following link. 13 Fascinating Podcasts That Bring You The Freshest Insights About…

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NTU Symposium

On 22 Nov Chris participated in the “Showcasing Excellence in Teaching and Learning Symposium 2019” at Nanyang Technological University. The symposium featured speakers from Singapore (NUS, NTU) and Hong Kong (HKU, CUHK, HKUST) sharing their best practices, discussing ongoing efforts to improve teaching, and addressing major challenges to the future…

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Singapore Writers Festival

Check out “Home on the Dot” at the 2019 Singapore Writers Festival! The Singapore Writers Festival is an annual event that promotes Singapore and Asian writing to an international audience, enhancing discussions between writers and thinkers over 10 days. Widely regarded as one of Asia’s premier literary events, the festival…

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NUS News

The podcast was recently featured on the 7 September 2018 publication of NUS News. Read the article here to find out more about the story behind and the inspiration for the project.  

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