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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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Keepin’ it reel with world-renowned angler Jeremy Wade | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 24, 2021

Keepin’ it reel with world-renowned angler Jeremy Wade | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 24, 2021

This week, we got the chance to sit down with avid angler and adventurer Jeremy Wade, whose 40-year-long career proves that good things come to those who bait (okay, that’s the...

The Coconuts 10th Anniversary Special | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 17, 2021

The Coconuts 10th Anniversary Special | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 17, 2021

Happy birthday to us! That’s right, we’re officially ten years old — that’s what, like 70 in dog years? That’s a pretty long time, and we can’t thank you enough for...

The debut album that’s been eight years in the making, with Gentle Bones | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 10, 2021

The debut album that’s been eight years in the making, with Gentle Bones | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 10, 2021

Singaporean singer-songwriter Joel Tan — better known as Gentle Bones — releases his self-titled debut album today, and we got to ask him all about it. For an album that’s...

Finding Hope In The Dark for survivors of sexual violence in Singapore, with Kelly Leow | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 3, 2021

Finding Hope In The Dark for survivors of sexual violence in Singapore, with Kelly Leow | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 3, 2021

At least one case of sexual violence is reported every day in Singapore, and advocacy groups like AWARE Singapore continue the work to bring that number down to zero. But how can...

The Bali suitcase murderer’s early release, with Julianne Greco and Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 27, 2021

The Bali suitcase murderer’s early release, with Julianne Greco and Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 27, 2021

The American woman charged with assisting in the sadistic murder of her mother back in 2015 is set for an early release from prison. 25-year-old Heather Mack had three years...

The pangolin spotted wandering around a suburban village in the Philippines, with Anna Varona, Edward Lorenzo and Dr. Glenn Maguad | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 20, 2021

The pangolin spotted wandering around a suburban village in the Philippines, with Anna Varona, Edward Lorenzo and Dr. Glenn Maguad | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 20, 2021

Pangolins aren’t easy to find in the wild, much less so in a suburban village — so why has one been spotted on the streets of Ayala Alabang? We got to speak with...

Racist restaurant owners and hiring malpractice in Hong Kong, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 13, 2021

Racist restaurant owners and hiring malpractice in Hong Kong, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 13, 2021

This restaurant in Hong Kong serves up Chinese cuisine… and a whole lot of racism, according to one muslim woman surnamed Khan. She was told she could only work there as a...

How Singapore’s nightlife scene is staying alive, with Joshua Pillai | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 6, 2021

How Singapore’s nightlife scene is staying alive, with Joshua Pillai | The Coconuts Podcast | Aug 6, 2021

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the once-thriving nightlife scene in Singapore, with some establishments pivoting to operating as food and beverage outlets in a bid to stay afloat....

The Indonesian flight attendants caught having an affair, with Nadia Hamid | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 30, 2021

The Indonesian flight attendants caught having an affair, with Nadia Hamid | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 30, 2021

Can’t fly your way out of this one. Videos of a steward and stewardess caught having an affair by the former’s pregnant spouse has set the Internet ablaze in Indonesia. We...

How Covid-19 is leaving bodies in Bangkok’s streets, with Chayanit Itthipongmaetee | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 23, 2021

How Covid-19 is leaving bodies in Bangkok’s streets, with Chayanit Itthipongmaetee | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 23, 2021

At least three bodies were discovered within a 24-hour period on the streets of Bangkok as Covid-19 takes its toll on thousands. We check in with Coconuts Bangkok’s own Chayanit...