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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Having a winner’s mindset, with Jessica Ramella | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 11, 2021

Having a winner’s mindset, with Jessica Ramella | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 11, 2021

After twelve episodes, we’ve finally reached the penultimate episode of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, with Venezuelan Jessica Ramella emerging the winner. There’s...

The case of the stolen wedding photo, with Sarah Bagharib and Nurul Azliah | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 4, 2021

The case of the stolen wedding photo, with Sarah Bagharib and Nurul Azliah | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 4, 2021

Ever taken a wedding pic so good it was *checks notes* …taken and made into a cardboard standee for a public event? That’s exactly what happened to Singaporean Sarah...

100 days since the coup, with Raise Three Fingers featured artist Ohn Mar Win | The Coconuts Podcast | May 28, 2021

100 days since the coup, with Raise Three Fingers featured artist Ohn Mar Win | The Coconuts Podcast | May 28, 2021

Artists across the world have been instrumental in promoting the three-finger salute as a symbol of resistance in response to the coup, spawning initiatives such as the Raise...

A crash course on cryptocurrency, with Raman Shalupau | The Coconuts Podcast | May 21, 2021

A crash course on cryptocurrency, with Raman Shalupau | The Coconuts Podcast | May 21, 2021

Love it or hate it, it looks like cryptocurrency is here to stay. But what on earth is it? With names like Unobtanium and Ethereum sounding like terms straight from The Matrix,...

Holy scandal! The Philippine priest accused of having an affair, with Rachel Malaguit | The Coconuts Podcast | May 14, 2021

Holy scandal! The Philippine priest accused of having an affair, with Rachel Malaguit | The Coconuts Podcast | May 14, 2021

Oooof. This week, we speak with Coconuts Manila Associate Editor Rachel Malaguit about the priest from Pampanga that’s been accused of… less than priestly behavior. A video...

Craft beer 101 and Mikkeller Bar’s first hawker bar, with Sylvester Fedor | The Coconuts Podcast | May 7, 2021

Craft beer 101 and Mikkeller Bar’s first hawker bar, with Sylvester Fedor | The Coconuts Podcast | May 7, 2021

Calling all hopheads! This week, we chat with Mikkeller Bar Singapore’s Sylvester Fedor about all things craft beer, and the smallest Mikkeller bar yet. Grab an ale and hear all...

The bid to save the Sunda Pangolins on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, with Niraj Rao | The Coconuts Podcast | April 30, 2021

The bid to save the Sunda Pangolins on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, with Niraj Rao | The Coconuts Podcast | April 30, 2021

We’re moving to the small screen! …Just for one episode of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, that is. For the uninitiated, 16 contestants compete in a series of...

Race to the Center of the Earth, with Emmy award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri | The Coconuts Podcast | April 23, 2021

Race to the Center of the Earth, with Emmy award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri | The Coconuts Podcast | April 23, 2021

Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri are the Emmy Award-winning producers behind The Amazing Race, and now they’ve got a brand new show titled Race to the Center of the...

Talking to wild man Bear Grylls about his new show, with Nurul Azliah | The Coconuts Podcast | April 16, 2021

Talking to wild man Bear Grylls about his new show, with Nurul Azliah | The Coconuts Podcast | April 16, 2021

You might already know him from his show Man vs. Wild — Bear Grylls is a household name when it comes to all things survival, and he’s got a new show on the way titled Running...

Censorship, gay conversion therapy, and making films that matter, with Aqua Man director Jet Ho | The Coconuts Podcast | April 9, 2021

Censorship, gay conversion therapy, and making films that matter, with Aqua Man director Jet Ho | The Coconuts Podcast | April 9, 2021

How do you promote a film about homosexuality and gay conversion therapy in Singapore? With great difficulty, according to Aqua Man director Jet Ho. We sat down with the filmmaker...