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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Speaking up about the death penalty in Singapore and the Syed Suhail case with Subhas Nair | The Coconuts Podcast | September 18, 2020

Speaking up about the death penalty in Singapore and the Syed Suhail case with Subhas Nair | The Coconuts Podcast | September 18, 2020

This week, our hosts talk to local rapper Subhas Nair about what activism means and how the Internet has rallied together to help save a man accused of drug trafficking from...

Influencers, accountability, and the Dee Kosh saga, with Joel Lim | The Coconuts Podcast | September 11, 2020

Influencers, accountability, and the Dee Kosh saga, with Joel Lim | The Coconuts Podcast | September 11, 2020

On this week’s episode, we discuss influencers and accountability in Singapore with up-and-coming writer, photographer, and podcaster Joel Lim. Other top stories include:...

Third Culture Kids and femininity, with Marissa Trew and Hanli Hoefer | The Coconuts Podcast | September 4, 2020

Third Culture Kids and femininity, with Marissa Trew and Hanli Hoefer | The Coconuts Podcast | September 4, 2020

On this week’s episode, we chat with Marissa Trew and Hanli Hoefer, hosts of new podcast “Just So We’re Clear,” which focuses on subjects ranging from from...

Paranoia and xenophobia as Phuket plans to reopen to tourists | The Coconuts Podcast | August 28, 2020

Paranoia and xenophobia as Phuket plans to reopen to tourists | The Coconuts Podcast | August 28, 2020

Summer Lee and Vim Shanmugam take us through the top stories of the week! Including: Paranoia, xenophobia meet plan to reopen Phuket to tourists | YouTuber Daud Kim says sorry to...

Why Thai students are rising up against dictatorship, with John Winyu | The Coconuts Podcast | August 21, 2020

Why Thai students are rising up against dictatorship, with John Winyu | The Coconuts Podcast | August 21, 2020

We speak with John Winyu – one of Thailand’s biggest political commentators and a YouTube star viewed by millions – about the recent youth-led protests that are rocking...

TikTok, Trump, Southeast Asia, and the ‘splinternet’ with James Crabtree | The Coconuts Podcast | August 14, 2020

TikTok, Trump, Southeast Asia, and the ‘splinternet’ with James Crabtree | The Coconuts Podcast | August 14, 2020

On this week’s episode, we chat with James Crabtree about TikTok’s precarious position between China and the US and how the possible splintering of the global internet...

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...

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