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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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 natural hitmakers with multiple Emmy wins for The Amazing Race. With a brand new show premiering, we get to find out what makes them...

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...

Talking Asian culture, representation & hate crimes as East meets West, with Justin Bratton | The Coconuts Podcast | April 2, 2021

Talking Asian culture, representation & hate crimes as East meets West, with Justin Bratton | The Coconuts Podcast | April 2, 2021

This week, we touch on the recent spate of hate crimes targeted at Asian Americans with Asia’s Got Talent Host Justin Bratton.   Other stories include:  Man who stroked...

The legality behind owning your likeness in Singapore, with Ryan Su | The Coconuts Podcast | March 26, 2021

The legality behind owning your likeness in Singapore, with Ryan Su | The Coconuts Podcast | March 26, 2021

This week, we get litigious. Art & Intellectual Property lawyer Ryan Su shares his thoughts about the ethical and legal issues behind the online feud between model Duan Mei...

The rise of CBD-infused dishes in Thailand, with Chayanit Itthipongmaetee | The Coconuts Podcast | March 19, 2021

The rise of CBD-infused dishes in Thailand, with Chayanit Itthipongmaetee | The Coconuts Podcast | March 19, 2021

This week, our hosts talk to Coconuts Bangkok’s Chayanit Itthipongmaetee about the rise of cannabis cuisine in H̶i̶g̶h̶l̶a̶n̶d̶ Thailand. The pharm to table experience,...

The sexual harassment problem in Singapore, with Nurul Azliah | The Coconuts Podcast | March 12, 2021

The sexual harassment problem in Singapore, with Nurul Azliah | The Coconuts Podcast | March 12, 2021

In this episode, our hosts Nurul Azliah and Vim Shanmugam talk about the insidious rise of sexual misconduct cases in Singapore. Other stories include:  Funeral to ‘mourn...

Behind the collab ‘A Day At A Time’, with Gentle Bones and Clara Benin | The Coconuts Podcast | March 5, 2021

Behind the collab ‘A Day At A Time’, with Gentle Bones and Clara Benin | The Coconuts Podcast | March 5, 2021

In this episode, we talk to singer-songwriters Gentle Bones and Clara Benin about their new collab — an upbeat track titled ‘A Day At A Time’. As it turns out, it’s...

Sea Turtle trouble in Bali, with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | February 26, 2021

Sea Turtle trouble in Bali, with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | February 26, 2021

This week, we speak with Coconuts Bali’s Sheany to find out why so many Sea Turtles have washed ashore in Bali.  Other stories include:  Thailand rejects speculation...

The plant-based food boom in Bangkok, with Jug Sriyananda | The Coconuts Podcast | February 19, 2021

The plant-based food boom in Bangkok, with Jug Sriyananda | The Coconuts Podcast | February 19, 2021

Plant-based eateries have been sprouting across Bangkok, and we speak with BK Magazine writer Jug Sriyananda to see if there’s a place for veggie substitutes in Thai cuisine....