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 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...

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...