Myanmar: Bagan

Myanmar: Bagan

Joel takes Naing, a Myanmar native, to Bagan, the city he’s never been to before. Bagan is the home to over 2,000 existing Buddha temples and monasteries. They also meet some local Deaf people along the way. (captioned)

Myanmar: Deaf Factory Owner

Myanmar: Deaf Factory Owner

Joel meets a deaf owner of a factory that produces clothes, fruit seeds, tea and also sews on added details on the fabric. His workforce and client list are growing and now includes China and Myanmar. (captioned)

Myanmar: Experiencing Village Life

Myanmar: Experiencing Village Life

Joel meets with Niang, a deaf man who works in a local family village that farms crops. Join Joel on the fields to see firsthand what a day in the life is like for Niang, including the hardships and how a monk showed him a path to success. (captioned)

Myanmar: Joel Experiences true Mandalay with Deaf Locals

Myanmar: Joel Experiences true Mandalay with Deaf Locals

Joel goes on an adventure off the beaten path to experience true Mandalay with Deaf Locals. Joel and the Deaf locals go food shopping, eat together at local ruins, chat about their experiences being Deaf and talk about the history of Mandalay’s royal families. (captioned)

Myanmar: Deaf Traditional Dress Maker

Myanmar: Deaf Traditional Dress Maker

Learn all about Myanmar clothing as Joel tries on a traditional longyi and meets a Deaf traditional dress maker. Stay tuned to learn more about her business, and the fashion worn by Burmese locals. (captioned)

Myanmar: Local Family Store Experience

Myanmar: Local Family Store Experience

In this episode, Joel tours a family business that sells a variety of goods. One family member and store employee is Deaf, stay tuned to learn about her experience and how she interacts with her hearing customers. (captioned)

Myanmar: Deaf Jade Cutter

Myanmar: Deaf Jade Cutter

In Mandalay, Myanmar, Joel chats with a Deaf jade cutter who works on polishing these beautiful stones to perfection. There’s a lot more to the jade stone business than meets the eye…stay tuned to learn more! (captioned)

Myanmar: Myanmar’s Religious Piece Makers

Myanmar: Myanmar’s Religious Piece Makers

In this episode, Joel learns more about the culture and lifestyle surrounding the manufacturing and selling of religious pieces. By meeting the hardworking people behind many sacred items seen in Myanmar, such as plaques and sculptures, it is discovered quickly that there is much to learn! (caption

Myanmar: Vocational Education for Deaf Myanmar Students

Myanmar: Vocational Education for Deaf Myanmar Students

Join Joel in Yangon, Myanmar as he visits a special place for deaf children to learn specialized skills. While some believe deaf people can’t communicate, this school works every day to prove those people wrong. (captioned)

Myanmar: Deaf Myanmar Workers Keep the Music Playing

Myanmar: Deaf Myanmar Workers Keep the Music Playing

How are deaf employees of an instrument repair business able to fix instruments, without being able to hear them? The answer may be simpler than you think! Join Joel in his tour around a business that keeps the music playing, and learn a thing or two about supporting the economy on a global scale.

Myanmar: Ice Delivery

Myanmar: Ice Delivery

Joel is a neighborhood observing a Myanmar native selling and delivering portions of blocks of ice in the neighborhood of Yangon, Myanmar. (captioned)

Myanmar: Cabinet Making

Myanmar: Cabinet Making

Joel visits a wood shop where a Deaf Myanmar native works as a locksmith assembling cabinets. He describes how he used to assemble cabinets using hand drills for years before getting a job where he can use electric tools. (captioned) .

Myanmar: Deaf Betel Vendor

Myanmar: Deaf Betel Vendor

Joel visits a Deaf betel vendor in Myanmar and learns how the business is operated. This glimpse into the lifestyle teaches an important lesson on respecting the culture of others while respecting personal boundaries as well. (captioned)

Myanmar: Deaf Myanmar Villagers Discovered

Myanmar: Deaf Myanmar Villagers Discovered

Joel meets a Deaf Myanmar student from Mandalay Deaf School at his home village, where Joel unexpectedly meets more Deaf children living nearby. During his experience at the village, along with the other villagers, Joel discovers, inspires and tries to convince families to send their Deaf children

Myanmar: Deaf Knitting Business

Myanmar: Deaf Knitting Business

In this episode, join Joel as he chats with two local deaf women in Myanmar. Learn about their business knitting clothes, some delicious local eats, and the experience of being deaf in the area. (captioned)

Myanmar: Inle Lake

Myanmar: Inle Lake

Have you ever seen a floating farm? How about a floating hospital, or a store? The fishermen on Inle Lake in Taunggyi District of Shan State practice the unusual technique of rowing their boats using their feet. In this episode, join Joel Barish as he visits Inle Lake: the largest lake in Myanmar!

Tachilek, Myanmar

Tachilek, Myanmar

Joel makes the quickest stopover of his entire trip in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. He stops over in the bordertown of Tachilek. In his three-hour visit, Joel takes a quick ride around town and visits the Shewdagon Paya, a gold covered temple and pays his respect to the country. After touring