iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Cambodia's circus and American baseball

Listen now 11 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Cambodia's circus and American baseball

Duration:
11 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 22 July 2013

Two tales about how cultural occasions can illuminate a country's obsessions. Anne Caulfield, at a circus in Phnom Penh, finds one sophisticated friend's wild enthusiasm as poignant as the performers' tough life stories. The generation which survived Khmer Rouge rule might have had its childhood ruined, but even some of today's young Cambodians must struggle to beat hunger and violence.

Simon Wilson, at a Washington Nationals baseball game in DC, get lessons in character from America's pastime. It turns out that even in a nation obsessed by success, you have to learn how to lose and live with failure.

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for From Our Own Correspondent

    From Our Own Correspondent

    Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss