Guam podcast to inform tales of recent Micronesian historical past | Leisure

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) – A podcast exploring Guam’s history is designed to provide a better understanding of the people and ideas that shaped modern Micronesia.

The producers of Memoirs Pasifika hope to spark interest in events that influenced contemporary Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific Daily News reported Sunday.

The podcast also plans to consider the impact of Micronesia on the global stage.

Each episode deals with a different theme of modern history, largely told through interviews with people who witnessed or participated in events.

“Micronesia is a group of tiny islands with a great history,” producer Tony Azios said in a statement. “While there are plenty of fascinating stories out there, very few podcasts discuss the unique history of Micronesia or access the region’s archival collections.”

Memoir Pasifika is dedicated to “recent Micronesian history – and gives voice to the people who lived it,” said Azios.

The exhibition works with experts including professors of History and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam and officials from regional archival organizations such as the Micronesian Area Research Center.