Why Thailand is UFO Central | These Beauty Pageant Rivalries Are Tearing Us Apart | Now Ear This: Open Season on Hong Kong Politicos | Indonesian Teen Conned Into Sex | Bangkok Boggles at Woman’s Unimaginable (Alleged) Graft

Have we got a show for you. Todd and Teirra recount surviving ASEAN Summit 2019, unpack the most serious and ridiculous stories from throughout Southeast Asia and then strap into a rocket ship to weird in a deep look at the region’s foremost UFO cult. Bonus: Hear about a Harvard doctoral grad’s abduction into the very heart of Mars … or Pluto!

Online Extras:

See Mama Manee’s Mama faint upon being arrested here

Galactic Oddity composed by Inigo Mantecon special for The Coconuts Podcast.

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.

Download or stream it now from a variety of platforms including on Coconuts.coApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and Whooshka. We’ve also partnered with Google to bring The Coconuts Podcast to all of its Google Assistant-powered devices, from smartphones to home automation systems.