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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 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...

Why Manila’s MRT-3 train welcomes cats on board but not children, with Kristine Fonacier | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 16, 2021

Why Manila’s MRT-3 train welcomes cats on board but not children, with Kristine Fonacier | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 16, 2021

Metro Manila’s MRT-3 train line recently announced that pets are now allowed onboard their trains, much to the delight of pet lovers everywhere. But why do fur babies have more...

The Bear Brand milk boom sweeping Indonesia, with Andra Nasrie | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 9, 2021

The Bear Brand milk boom sweeping Indonesia, with Andra Nasrie | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 9, 2021

Why are Indonesians buying Bear Brand milk in bulk? It might not be for the reason you think. The dairy beverage has been touted as the shiny new cure for Covid-19, despite the...

Expressing identities, with Heckin Unicorn creator Teo Yu Sheng | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 2, 2021

Expressing identities, with Heckin Unicorn creator Teo Yu Sheng | The Coconuts Podcast | Jul 2, 2021

As Pride Month comes to a close, we had the opportunity to speak with Teo Yu Sheng this week. You might know him as the brains behind the Singapore-based queer brand Heckin...

Behind Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders, with Joshua Simon and Natasha Koster | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 25, 2021

Behind Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders, with Joshua Simon and Natasha Koster | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 25, 2021

This week, we talked to voice actor Joshua Simon and producer Natasha Koster about AXN’s first-ever crime thriller podcast titled Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders. The series...

The deep-sea explorer who discovered the Titanic wreck, with Bob Ballard | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 18, 2021

The deep-sea explorer who discovered the Titanic wreck, with Bob Ballard | The Coconuts Podcast | Jun 18, 2021

You read the title of this post, your jaw’s still on the floor. We hope you’ll pick it back up and listen to this exciting episode with Bob Ballard, the man responsible for...

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,...