Episode 008: Pahole

This week we talk poolside with Pahole Sookkasikon who is a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Listen as we discuss:

  • How his dissertation is really a love letter to his parents
  • "Queering" notions of Thainess
  • How his family’s work ethic inspired him to not just survive but thrive
  • Why Thais can be typecast as the “lucky” immigrants
  • Pahole’s article discussing what happens when the tourists leave
  • The art of taking a shot poolside and still sounding smart

Follow up links:

Pahole on LinkedIn

Pussy, Paradise, and Elephants: Reading the Specter of Western Tourism and Leisure Through Thai and Hawaiian Literature

Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai’i and the Philippines (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

Music Credits:
Theme song - Jazz from the Kitchen by Nikitaka

RECIPE: Poolside Peer Pressure Shots
Servings: 2

1 bottle of Chivas Regal rum
1 podcast interviewer
1 peer pressurer
1 pool
2 shot glasses

Pour rum to the rim of shots glasses. Cheers and drink! Drink responsibly and be sure to have Advil on hand for later.