The Coconuts Podcast

Coconuts

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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4 Arrested Over Nudes of Singapore Women | Hong Kong Lawmaker Goes Down on Foreign Sausage | Cross-Hijabing Brings Crossdressing to Indonesia | How to Cook Coconut Milk Dog, Redux

4 Arrested Over Nudes of Singapore Women | Hong Kong Lawmaker Goes Down on Foreign Sausage | Cross-Hijabing Brings Crossdressing to Indonesia | How to Cook Coconut Milk Dog, Redux

This week on the Coconuts Podcast: An immodest proposal to make on dog meat and satire, a pro-Beijing firebrand marched out of Hong Kong's legislature for a way crude comment,...

Exposed: Singapore’s Telepath Menace | From Malaysia’s Next Top King to Deadbeat Dad? | Hong Kong Forces the China Question | Interview: Foreign Correspondent Held in Thailand | Bangkok Rap | Indonesia’s Mile-High Marriages

Exposed: Singapore’s Telepath Menace | From Malaysia’s Next Top King to Deadbeat Dad? | Hong Kong Forces the China Question | Interview: Foreign Correspondent Held in Thailand | Bangkok Rap | Indonesia’s Mile-High Marriages

Hear the week that was Southeast Asia and Hong Kong in easy-listening form. From Apple to the NBA, multinationals face a reckoning as consumers revolt against their appeasing...

Hong Kong Rains Chaos on China’s Parade | Two’s a Pair, Three’s a Marriage in Malaysia | One Filipina’s Rise From Singer to Sex Guru to Gov’t Spokeswoman | Questions Answered on Our Awful Haze

Hong Kong Rains Chaos on China’s Parade | Two’s a Pair, Three’s a Marriage in Malaysia | One Filipina’s Rise From Singer to Sex Guru to Gov’t Spokeswoman | Questions Answered on Our Awful Haze

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...

Inside the Secret World of Thailand’s ‘Pretty’ Models | Nightmare Hell-Mode in Indonesia | Spirit of Bruce Lee Fights on in Hong Kong | Bali’s Sexual PSA for Unmarried Tourist Couples

Inside the Secret World of Thailand’s ‘Pretty’ Models | Nightmare Hell-Mode in Indonesia | Spirit of Bruce Lee Fights on in Hong Kong | Bali’s Sexual PSA for Unmarried Tourist Couples

Are Indonesia’s hell-scape vistas the future we can look forward to? How Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee’s wisdom is informing Hong Kong’s pro-democracy resistance. A look inside...

Left for Dead in Bangkok | Hi-So Indonesian Ladies Brawl in Buffet Line | ‘Monk’ Cons Woman Into Sex to Bring Back Dead | We Interview Director of 1st Thai Cave Rescue Movie

Left for Dead in Bangkok | Hi-So Indonesian Ladies Brawl in Buffet Line | ‘Monk’ Cons Woman Into Sex to Bring Back Dead | We Interview Director of 1st Thai Cave Rescue Movie

The week was dark and full of crime. Take a spin on the tabloid side as we explain the murder mystery gripping Bangkok and the unbelievable awful a serial fraudster inflicted on a...

Thai Minister of Heroin Trafficking | Singapore Duo Break Dumb | Malaysian Morality Police Rush Threesome | Can Bangkok Be Accessible to All? | Heads Roll in Manila

Thai Minister of Heroin Trafficking | Singapore Duo Break Dumb | Malaysian Morality Police Rush Threesome | Can Bangkok Be Accessible to All? | Heads Roll in Manila

What a week. What weren’t we outraged about somewhere, at some time? In Thailand, a new cabinet minister’s past as a heroin trafficker was swept under the rug. Hong...

Hong Kong Blinks |  Sexy Thai Schoolgirls Now Criminal | Filipino Rapists, Murderers Get Outta Jail Free | Face-Pummeled by Fake Fake News | The KL Uniqlo Riot

Hong Kong Blinks |  Sexy Thai Schoolgirls Now Criminal | Filipino Rapists, Murderers Get Outta Jail Free | Face-Pummeled by Fake Fake News | The KL Uniqlo Riot

Short skirts, fake news, human rights and Uniqlo-inspired havoc? If you haven’t heard The Coconuts Podcast, Episode 12 is the perfect place to start. We’ve got some amazing...

Calm short-lived in Hong Kong | Death Sentences in Koh Tao Murders | Indonesia Officially Abandoning Jakarta | Serial Brown Bomber Strikes Hong Kong Pol

Calm short-lived in Hong Kong | Death Sentences in Koh Tao Murders | Indonesia Officially Abandoning Jakarta | Serial Brown Bomber Strikes Hong Kong Pol

We talk about Hong Kong’s slide back into violence as police fire first live round since protests erupted three months ago. In Thailand, two migrant workers from Myanmar...

Ep. 10: Medical Marijuana in Thailand | Indonesia Divided by Big Bouncy Boobs | Hong Kong Takes a Breather | Expats Salty Over Thai Immigration Rules | Singapore is Tops in Surveillance

Ep. 10: Medical Marijuana in Thailand | Indonesia Divided by Big Bouncy Boobs | Hong Kong Takes a Breather | Expats Salty Over Thai Immigration Rules | Singapore is Tops in Surveillance

In the back half of today’s episode, we pepper attorney and commentator Wirot Poonsuwan with questions about the state of medical marijuana in Thailand. But first, over in Hong...

Ep. 9: Info Wars Hong Kong | Bali’s Holy Water Douches | Defending Marital Rape | Cock-Blocked in Quezon | Justice in Thailand

Ep. 9: Info Wars Hong Kong | Bali’s Holy Water Douches | Defending Marital Rape | Cock-Blocked in Quezon | Justice in Thailand

Disinfo and propaganda shape Hong Kong’s burgeoning info wars. Who are the oppressed and who are the oppressors? Depends on whom you listen to. Either way, things are getting...