The Coconuts Podcast

Coconuts

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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Ep. 10: Medical Marijuana in Thailand | Indonesia Divided by Big Bouncy Boobs | Hong Kong Takes a Breather | Expats Salty Over Thai Immigration Rules | Singapore is Tops in Surveillance

Ep. 10: Medical Marijuana in Thailand | Indonesia Divided by Big Bouncy Boobs | Hong Kong Takes a Breather | Expats Salty Over Thai Immigration Rules | Singapore is Tops in Surveillance

In the back half of today’s episode, we pepper attorney and commentator Wirot Poonsuwan with questions about the state of medical marijuana in Thailand. But first, over in Hong...

Ep. 9: Info Wars Hong Kong | Bali’s Holy Water Douches | Defending Marital Rape | Cock-Blocked in Quezon | Justice in Thailand

Ep. 9: Info Wars Hong Kong | Bali’s Holy Water Douches | Defending Marital Rape | Cock-Blocked in Quezon | Justice in Thailand

Disinfo and propaganda shape Hong Kong’s burgeoning info wars. Who are the oppressed and who are the oppressors? Depends on whom you listen to. Either way, things are getting...

Ep. 8: Bombs in Bangkok | Manila’s Hate Factory | Flashpoint Hong Kong | When They Jho Low, You Go High | Overwatching Singapore

Ep. 8: Bombs in Bangkok | Manila’s Hate Factory | Flashpoint Hong Kong | When They Jho Low, You Go High | Overwatching Singapore

The battle lines have been drawn, and Hong Kong teeters on the edge. How white terrorism channels through Manila and where playing squad-based shooters has become a valid life...

Episode 7: Indonesia’s Cat-Eaters | Racial Rap Splits Singapore | Bali Erupts Over Thievin’ Family | Naruto-Run Through Thai Memes | Hong Kong Still Salty

Episode 7: Indonesia’s Cat-Eaters | Racial Rap Splits Singapore | Bali Erupts Over Thievin’ Family | Naruto-Run Through Thai Memes | Hong Kong Still Salty

On today’s episode of The Coconuts Podcast: An Indonesian man explains the powers gained from consuming cats. In Singapore, the threads of harmony fray. How a...

Episode 6: Slut-Shaming Bali | Ultimate Battle Plan Hong Kong | Trump Meets a Rohingya | Teirra is Seduced by WhisperTube

Episode 6: Slut-Shaming Bali | Ultimate Battle Plan Hong Kong | Trump Meets a Rohingya | Teirra is Seduced by WhisperTube

Anti-government protesters are drawing up “ultimate battle plans” online (very D&D campaign) for heightened unrest following last weekend’s Rise of the Triads moment when...

Episode 5: Moon men land in Thailand | Splitsville for would-be Malaysian king and Russian beauty | US sanction-slaps Myanmar | Indonesian woman says husband’s sex demands led to violence

Episode 5: Moon men land in Thailand | Splitsville for would-be Malaysian king and Russian beauty | US sanction-slaps Myanmar | Indonesian woman says husband’s sex demands led to violence

On today’s episode of The Coconuts Podcast: To be king or wear a ring? Malaysia’s would-have-been monarch gave up the former for the sake of the latter when he married a...

Episode 4: Mouths wide shut in Jakarta | Return to the Thai cave | Murder in Singapore | Blackmail-a-Go-Go and more

Episode 4: Mouths wide shut in Jakarta | Return to the Thai cave | Murder in Singapore | Blackmail-a-Go-Go and more

On today's episode of The Coconuts Podcast: Myanmar's child sex abuse problem, an Indonesian singer's very dubious sleeping advice, grisly murder in a sleazy Singapore mall, more...

Episode 3: Chaos in Hong Kong, Malaysian cosplay raid, Thai cinema history, Indonesian salted fish

Episode 3: Chaos in Hong Kong, Malaysian cosplay raid, Thai cinema history, Indonesian salted fish

On today’s episode of The Coconuts Podcast: Hong Kong reels from escalating street unrest that has everyone pointing fingers, Malaysia takes off the gloves when it comes to the...

Episode 2: LGBTQ intolerance in Myanmar, awkward Imelda Marcos-inspired photo shoot, gecko found in woman’s ear

Episode 2: LGBTQ intolerance in Myanmar, awkward Imelda Marcos-inspired photo shoot, gecko found in woman’s ear

On today’s episode of The Coconuts Podcast: LGBTQ intolerance in Myanmar, an awkward Imelda Marcos-inspired photo shoot, gecko found in woman’s ear in Thailand, and...

Pilot Episode: Hong Kong Anti-Extradition protests, Bangkok motorcycle taxis gone wild, and more

Pilot Episode: Hong Kong Anti-Extradition protests, Bangkok motorcycle taxis gone wild, and more

It’s the pilot episode of The Coconuts Podcast! Hong Kong Anti-Extradition protests, Bangkok motorcycle taxis gone wild, Duterte breaks silence on Chinese sinking of PH...