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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Bursting the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | November 27, 2020

Bursting the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | November 27, 2020

This week, we speak with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung about how dreams of the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble — and the balloon arch heralding what...

Beach, please! Why crowds are flocking to Bali’s beaches, with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | November 20, 2020

Beach, please! Why crowds are flocking to Bali’s beaches, with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | November 20, 2020

In this episode, we chat with Coconuts Bali Associate Editor Sheany to find out why beaches in Sanur and Seminyak are filling up with people despite, you know, the ongoing...

How not to celebrate the first US Vice President of South Asian descent, with Yeung Yeu-Gynn | The Coconuts Podcast | November 12, 2020

How not to celebrate the first US Vice President of South Asian descent, with Yeung Yeu-Gynn | The Coconuts Podcast | November 12, 2020

This week, we talk to Coconuts KL Associate Editor Yeu-Gynn Yeung about *that* TV3 reporter’s Kamala Harris faux pas. x Other stories include:  Protest Fest: Art and...

Making content that grows on people, with Harvinth Skin | The Coconuts Podcast | November 6, 2020

Making content that grows on people, with Harvinth Skin | The Coconuts Podcast | November 6, 2020

In this episode, we talk to funnyman Harvinth Skin to find out what it takes to be Malaysia’s (maybe even Singapore’s) best late night talk show host.  Other stories...

Drag and democracy, with Pan Pan Narkprasert aka Pangina Heals | The Coconuts Podcast | October 30, 2020

Drag and democracy, with Pan Pan Narkprasert aka Pangina Heals | The Coconuts Podcast | October 30, 2020

This week, we check in with the man behind Thailand’s top drag superstar Pangina Heals on what he’s been up to, and his thoughts on the recent protests. Other stories...

Thailand’s fight for democracy continues | The Coconuts Podcast | October 23, 2020

Thailand’s fight for democracy continues | The Coconuts Podcast | October 23, 2020

We check in with Coconuts Bangkok’s Chayanit “Milk” Itthipongmaetee and Todd Ruiz to find out how the recent spate of protests compare to that of years past. Other stories...

Keepin’ it spicy even after the Spice Girls, with Mel C | The Coconuts Podcast | October 16, 2020

Keepin’ it spicy even after the Spice Girls, with Mel C | The Coconuts Podcast | October 16, 2020

On this week’s episode, we chat with Sporty Spice herself about her new album, her solo career and the lockdown life in London. Check out Melanie C’s latest self-titled...

How to live a zero waste life, with Melissa Tan | The Coconuts Podcast | October 9, 2020

How to live a zero waste life, with Melissa Tan | The Coconuts Podcast | October 9, 2020

We discuss recycling, sustainabilty, and living a zero waste lifestyle with Melissa Tan – TV host and producer, actress, and climate activist. Other top stories include: ‘Just...

Talkin’ movies with Jerry Asanachinda of Just Doo It (Just ดู It) | The Coconuts Podcast | October 2, 2020

Talkin’ movies with Jerry Asanachinda of Just Doo It (Just ดู It) | The Coconuts Podcast | October 2, 2020

This week, our hosts talk to one half of the duo behind the popular Thailand movie review YouTube channel Just Doo It (Just ดู It). Other top stories include: Human foot found...

Thailand’s ‘fun’ quarantine plan to lure travelers | The Coconuts Podcast | September 24, 2020

Thailand’s ‘fun’ quarantine plan to lure travelers | The Coconuts Podcast | September 24, 2020

This week, our hosts take us through the top stories of the week. Including: Thai tourism wants ‘fun’ quarantine to lure travelers | Ethnic minority Hongkongers arriving at...