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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How to make boredom work for you, with Martin Lindstrom | The Coconuts Podcast | January 15, 2021

How to make boredom work for you, with Martin Lindstrom | The Coconuts Podcast | January 15, 2021

This week, we learn some tips on how to do life in lockdown a little better from Martin Lindstrom, Danish neuroscience brand consumer expert and New York Times best-selling author...

Sex, Scandals & Viral Posts: The most-read Coconuts stories of 2020, with Julianne Greco | The Coconuts Podcast | January 8, 2021

Sex, Scandals & Viral Posts: The most-read Coconuts stories of 2020, with Julianne Greco | The Coconuts Podcast | January 8, 2021

We’re back! In this first episode of the year, we check in with Audience Development Manager Julianne Greco to find out which stories you loved most in 2020.  Other stories...

One American man’s hunt for his long-lost Thai love, with Todd Ruiz | The Coconuts Podcast | December 18, 2020

One American man’s hunt for his long-lost Thai love, with Todd Ruiz | The Coconuts Podcast | December 18, 2020

This week, we speak to Coconuts Bangkok Managing Editor Todd Ruiz about William Bruce, a retired wartime army physician and his quest to find a Thai woman he met more than 50...

Making music that strikes a chord, with Jason Yu | The Coconuts Podcast | December 11, 2020

Making music that strikes a chord, with Jason Yu | The Coconuts Podcast | December 11, 2020

In this episode, we speak with Singaporean singer-songwriter Jason Yu about his humble beginnings busking along Orchard Road to garnering over a million streams on his original,...

The silent struggle of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, with Mozhgan Moarefizadeh and Nicole Curby | The Coconuts Podcast | December 4, 2020

The silent struggle of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, with Mozhgan Moarefizadeh and Nicole Curby | The Coconuts Podcast | December 4, 2020

This week, Coconuts Jakarta Managing Editor Andra Nasrie speaks to Mozhgan Moarefizadeh and Nicole Curby from The Wait Podcast about the myriad of problems faced by refugees in...

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. Other stories include: Protest Fest: Art and performances...

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...