​#1179 Stories from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

Air Date: 4–20-2018

Today we take a look at some of the highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan including the most famous of their exports, Gross National Happiness, and many lesser-known aspects of their focus on happiness, good governance and environmental protection. We will also look at one of the blackest marks of the country's past, one that still hangs around their necks to this day.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Bhutan The Kingdom Where GDP Is Measured In Happiness - Journeyman Pictures - Air Date 12-21-07


Ch. 3: Act 2: The Message - Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan - Air Date 2-8-16


Ch. 4: Act 3: Bhutan, Gross National Happiness and Sustainable Development (fascinating!) - The Poverty-Environment Initiative - Air Date 9-5-12


Ch. 5: Act 4: Tshering Tobgay: This country isn't just carbon neutral, it's carbon negative - TEDTalks - Air Date 4-1-16


Ch. 6: Act 5: Gross National Happiness: The Paradigm - Schumacher College - Air Date 2-20-17


Ch. 7: Act 6: Namgay Zam The Value of No - TEDxThimphu - Air Date 12-28-15


Ch. 8: Act 7: Siok Sian Pek-Dorji: What Matters in Bhutan - TEDxThimphu - Air Date 4-27-12


Ch. 9: Act 8: Bhutan's forgotten people - 101 East on Al Jazeera English - Air Date 5-23-14


Ch. 10: Final comments on the Bhutanese refugees

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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