The Coconuts Podcast

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Top trending stories from Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and beyond

The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

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Thailand’s ‘Cannibal Killer’ laid to rest with prayer after 6 decades as museum oddity | The Coconuts Podcast | August 7, 2020

Thailand’s ‘Cannibal Killer’ laid to rest with prayer after 6 decades as museum oddity | The Coconuts Podcast | August 7, 2020

Executed for allegedly murdering children and eating their organs, Si Quey Sae-Ung, Thailand’s infamous “cannibal killer” and bogeyman to generations of children was...

Gaming and esports in Southeast Asia with Ilyas Sholihyn | The Coconuts Podcast | July 31, 2020

Gaming and esports in Southeast Asia with Ilyas Sholihyn | The Coconuts Podcast | July 31, 2020

We discuss Southeast Asia’s booming gaming and esports scene with Ilyas Sholihyn, a content strategist at Singapore news website AsiaOne and avid gamer himself. Other top...

Anti-racism and Cancel Culture in Singapore | The Coconuts Podcast | July 24, 2020

Anti-racism and Cancel Culture in Singapore | The Coconuts Podcast | July 24, 2020

On this week’s episode, we chat with Coconuts Singapore’s Nurul Azliah on how anti-racism and cancel culture have dominated the online discourse in recent weeks. Other...

Mayhem at McDonald’s in Indonesia and Hong Kong | The Coconuts Podcast | July 17, 2020

Mayhem at McDonald’s in Indonesia and Hong Kong | The Coconuts Podcast | July 17, 2020

In Indonesia, one man threatened to blow up a local McDonald’s because he thought Italians (?) created coronavirus. Meanwhile in Hong Kong, an alleged Triad gang member made a...

From homelessness to entering Singapore politics with Liyana Dhamirah | The Coconuts Podcast | July 8, 2020

From homelessness to entering Singapore politics with Liyana Dhamirah | The Coconuts Podcast | July 8, 2020

What is it like to be homeless in Singapore and then enter politics? Coconuts Singapore’s Nurul Azliah chatted with author-entrepreneur Liyana Dhamirah about her journey...

Chill in Hong Kong as Beijing passes National Security Law | The Coconuts Podcast | July 3, 2020

Chill in Hong Kong as Beijing passes National Security Law | The Coconuts Podcast | July 3, 2020

We speak with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung about the recent passage of the National Security Law and what it means for the future of Hong Kong. Other stories...

Sugar babies of Malaysia with Yeu-Gynn Yeung | The Coconuts Podcast | June 26, 2020

Sugar babies of Malaysia with Yeu-Gynn Yeung | The Coconuts Podcast | June 26, 2020

Yeu-Gynn Yeung, Coconuts KL Associate Editor, speaks with Malaysian sugar baby Anna about sugar dating during the pandemic. Byron, Vim, and Summer also discuss the upcoming...

The sad tale of the deep-fried Arowana fish with Nadia Hamid | The Coconuts Podcast | June 19, 2020

The sad tale of the deep-fried Arowana fish with Nadia Hamid | The Coconuts Podcast | June 19, 2020

Our story on a particularly hungry Indonesian dad who fried up his son’s pet fish for lunch is o-fish-ally the most popular Coconuts post of 2020! On this episode, we speak...

Flying in the time of coronavirus with Laurel Chor | The Coconuts Podcast | June 12, 2020

Flying in the time of coronavirus with Laurel Chor | The Coconuts Podcast | June 12, 2020

We talk with photographer and journalist Laurel Chor about her experience flying from Paris to Hong Kong by way of London during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laurel’s...

31st anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | June 5, 2020

31st anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | June 5, 2020

Thousands of Hongkongers defied a police ban to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020. We speak with Coconuts Hong...

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