Episodes

  • Asian Insider Ep 31: Turning Point for Hong Kong? Beijing asserting more control raises questions over Hong Kong's future.

    17:17 mins

    Synopsis: This is Asian Insider, a series by The Straits Times every week. Together with our stable of 30 correspondents based around the world, we give an Asian perspective on the global talking points of the week.

    On this latest episode, The Straits Times' Hong Kong correspondent Claire Huang and China correspondent Elizabeth Law dissect the implications of China's move with US Bureau Chief Nirmal Ghosh for the Asian Insider.

    Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh & Zia-ul Raushan

    Edited by: Rubeen Raj

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  • Green Pulse Ep 25: Will cleaner air in South-east Asia during Covid-19 lockdowns last?

    14:31 mins

    Synopsis: Green Pulse is an environmental podcast series at The Straits Times which analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. 

    Lockdowns to limit the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in cleaner air in many cities in South-east Asia, since less fossil fuels are burnt for energy and transport.

    But an analysis by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (Crea), an independent research organisation, has shown that the extent to which air quality improves depends on many factors. 

    What are they?

    In this episode, hosts Audrey Tan and David Fogarty chat with Crea's Helsinki-based lead analyst Lauri Myllyvirta, on the link between Covid-19 and air pollution, and the lessons the pandemic could offer for tackling climate change.

    Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg) & David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg) & Ernest Luis

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    Edited by: Adam Azlee

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  • Food Picks Ep 15 (#StayHome edition): Wildfire Chicken & Burgers returns for delivery and takeaway

    10:19 mins

    Synopsis: Our podcasters from The Straits Times talk about the best eats and drinks, and what you can bring home or get delivered, during this Covid-19 pandemic. 

    For our #StayHome guide, Ernest Luis co-hosts with Eunice Quek, ST's food correspondent. 

    They welcome special guest Mr Michel Lu, brand owner of Wildfire Chicken & Burgers - which closed last year at food enclave Global Kitchens at Science Park Drive - on the comeback of his burger joint on June 1 at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

    He talks about:
    How the Wildfire menu has been adapted for delivery with smaller burgers than before, and new additions such as the trendy Basque burnt cheesecake (2:33)
    Working with a pre-order system (3:08)
    Food delivery: Is it here to stay? (4:50)
    How food and beverage competition is set to be islandwide as delivery takes off (7:35)
    How fine-dining restaurants are also muscling in on the delivery landscape, with a more casual approach and attractive pricing. 

    What does this mean for Singapore foodies?

    More in Eunice's story.

    Produced by: Ernest Luis & Eunice Quek

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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  • Money Hacks Ep 72: Passive vs active investing - debunking misconceptions 

    12:59 min

    Synopsis: In this fortnightly podcast series on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down actionable financial tips.

    In this episode, we talk about passive and active investing, ETFs and unit trusts. Why should the average investor care about the differences?

    Host Chris Lim speaks remotely with Gregory Van, chief executive and founding partner of Endowus, the only digital investment adviser that now has a CPF investment option, as he explains the following points:

    1. Understand why you have a historically proven 17% chance of "beating the market" over a 15-year period even as a professional or "active" investor (2:30)

    2. What is the difference between active and passive investing? (5:53)

    3. Understand the differences between cash, high-quality government debt like Singapore Savings Bonds, corporate bonds and equities (6:21)

    4. How digital investment advisers can help you with lower costs and passive investing coupled with strategic asset allocation (9:40)

    Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Adam Azlee

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  • #PopVultures Ep 27: Elon Musk & kooky celebrity baby names

    26:20 mins

    Synopsis: A podcast by The Straits Times that examines all the ins and outs of pop culture, be it Asian entertainment or Hollywood.

    What do businessman Elon Musk, superstar Beyonce, socialite Kim Kardashian and chef Jamie Oliver have in common?

    Other than being celebrities, these parents have also cooked up some of the kookiest children names over the years.

    In this episode, the #PopVultures stroll down the name hall of fame and peek at some of the world's most (in)famous baby monikers, from X Æ A-12 and North West to Blue Ivy and Petal Blossom Rainbow.

    Hosts Jan Lee and Yeo Sam Jo discuss the inspiration behind some of these esoteric names and wonder: What makes a creative moniker go from catchy to cringeworthy? And what happens when these kids with saccharine names go to school and enter the workforce?

    Is naming your child after a DC superhero, a titular Shakespeare character or a luxury hotel always a good thing? Or will Nicolas Cage, Jay Chou and Jack Neo's children find themselves with extremely big shoes that they may not wish to fill?

    Join the #PopVultures for this light-hearted commentary that involves quirky names, questionable wordplay and a quintessential Missy Elliot quote (stay tuned till the end).

    Produced by: Jan Lee & Yeo Sam Jo

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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  • askST@NLB Ep 1: Revisiting Wuhan - vignettes from China's Covid-19 outbreak epicentre

    27:31 mins

    Synopsis: This is the first episode of the askST@NLB podcast series brought to you by the National Library Board. The monthly talks by The Straits Times correspondents were previously held at the Central Public Library but due to Covid-19 safe distancing measures, we are converting the sessions into a podcast series done remotely. 

    Listen to the correspondents you follow, more intimately, through our podcasts.  

    For this episode, The Straits Times' Foreign Editor Jeremy Au Yong hosts ST's China correspondent Elizabeth Law.

    They discuss the following points:

    1. What Wuhan was like before the outbreak and how it has changed the city

    2. The challenges in reporting on the ground in Wuhan

    3. Has China returned to a state of normalcy?

    4. What lessons can the Chinese experience offer Singapore?

    Selected readers' questions sent in ahead of podcast recording:

    1. From reader Mr Yoong Keng Kai: What about other provinces in China (besides Wuhan)? What is the status of Covid-19 there now?

    2. From reader Madam Goh Poh Gek: What is the new normal in Wuhan now, in areas such as the workplace and the community, at grocery stalls and malls? What do you see as the motivation for the locals there to self-regulate?

    Look out for the next episode of askST@NLB podcast series on June 5.

    Produced by: Elizabeth Law (esmlaw@sph.com.sg), Jeremy Au Yong & Ernest Luis

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  • Lifestyle Picks Ep 80: Singapore ukulele prodigy wins international title; free SG uke livestreams14:38 minsSynopsis: Every Thursday, find out about #StayHome lifestyle, entertainment and food choices during the Covid-19 circuit breaker period in Singapore now.For our #StayHome edition, host Ernest Luis speaks remotely with special guests - Evan De Silva, a 15-year-old student at School of the Arts Singapore, and ukulele artiste and instructor Alan Soo.We talk about Evan's recent win on May 10 for the 8th Thailand International Ukulele Contest 2020 - where he was judged the overall winner and also, the best instrumental player. (1:04)For our podcast, the self-taught Evan also plays on the spot, his winning and original composition Stallion - a stunning show of lightning-quick strumming bursts and tender harmonic notes. (1:37)Held online and remotely, this title is Evan's biggest win so far in his budding ukulele journey since he picked up the instrument at the age of 8. He talks about how he composes instrumentals (4:42), how his parents don't push him for success (6:20) and how he basically does everything by himself.Evan is showing signs of being one of Singapore's biggest teenage stars when it comes to the loveable small Hawaiian instrument - alongside the likes of Thailand's Sydney Uke and China's internationally acclaimed Feng E. (8:00)Mr Soo then talks to us about why the ukulele has a growing appeal among young and old alike in Singapore. (8:48)He tells us how to discover free ukulele livestreams every week in Singapore and an upcoming Ukulele Movement open mic held via the Zoom conferencing app on May 30 (7.30pm till 9.30pm). (11:00)Registration is free.More lifestyle #StayHome guides here at The Straits Times.Produced by: Ernest Luis & ST Lifestyle deskEdited by: Penelope LeeFollow more Lifestyle Picks podcasts and rate us:Spotify: http://str.sg/oeGc Apple Podcasts: http://str.sg/oeXg Google podcasts: http://str.sg/o8Gx Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

  • Health Check Ep 37: Maintaining mental well-being during Covid-19

    10:07 mins

    Synopsis: This is a fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays by The Straits Times. As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, healthcare workers have been roped in to help out at foreign worker dormitories as the testing of thousands of migrant workers for the coronavirus disease continues.  

    ST senior correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Dr Michael Yong, senior consultant and head of psychiatry at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital about his experiences at a dorm and the change in the migrant workers' mood that he has witnessed. He shares his own family experiences too, coping during the circuit breaker period.

    Dr Yong, who's also the group director for psychological medicine at the National University Health System, then goes on to discuss the mental health challenges that the pandemic brings and what you can do about it.

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    Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg) and Ernest Luis

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  • #GameOfTwoHalves Ep 85: Reality of sports events behind closed doors

    13:16 mins

    Synopsis: #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.

    Money FM's Rachel Kelly calls up ST assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath and sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz. 

    They discuss the following topics in the first and second halves of this episode:

    1. Among the top European football leagues, the German Bundesliga was the first to return to action behind closed doors. Sports elsewhere saw a charity golf match featuring world No.1 Rory McIlroy. How did they turn out? What are the downsides to sports events without fans and is there a silver lining for now?

    2. Why can't Singapore's Formula One Grand Prix be held behind closed doors? We find out the reasons so far.

    Produced by: ST Sports Desk

    Edited by: Aw Yao Feng, Nadiah Koh & Penelope Lee

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  • Food Picks Ep 14 (#StayHome edition): Sample Singapore-made craft beers in variety packs

    6:34 mins

    Synopsis: Our podcasters from The Straits Times talk about the best eats and drinks, and what you can bring home or get delivered, during this Covid-19 pandemic. 

    For our #StayHome guide, Ernest Luis hosts Anjali Raguraman, ST's entertainment and nightlife journalist.

    They discuss how Singapore's small but spirited craft beer scene is coming together to offer customers an assortment pack of local beers over this circuit breaker period.

    Find out how to order six- or 12-packs ($39 and $78 respectively) put together by #SGCraftTogether, a collective effort by 15 home-grown breweries.

    Find out what types of beers you can expect when you order from their websites and why Anjali particularly loves Off Day's beers.

    Participating breweries include Alive Brewing, Archipelago Brewery, Brewerkz, Brewlander, LeVeL33, Lion Brewery Co, Off Day Beer Company, Paulaner Brahaus Singapore, RedDot BrewHouse, Sunbird Brewing Co, Wild Brew.

    More in Anjali's story.

    Produced by: Ernest Luis 

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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  • Lifestyle Picks Ep 79: Discover Singapore's diverse arts practitioners from comfort of home

    5:42 mins

    Synopsis: Every Thursday, find out about #StayHome lifestyle, entertainment and food choices during the Covid-19 circuit breaker period in Singapore now.

    For our #StayHome edition, host Ernest Luis speaks remotely with ST journalist Prisca Ang.

    They discuss From The Living Room, a new online series commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC), which runs until June 20.

    The series is part of NAC's #SGCultureAnywhere campaign, which brings together an array of Singapore arts offerings on one digital platform - hosted on the A-List.Sg website and also streamed every weeknight at 8pm on NAC's Facebook page. 

    Find out how many artists and groups will be featured for each half-hour performance as theatre practitioners such as Janice Koh, Jo Tan, Pamela Oei host and interview the performers. 

    For a start, what acts can we expect today (May 14) and tomorrow?

    More lifestyle #StayHome guides here at The Straits Times.

    Produced by: Ernest Luis & ST Lifestyle desk

    Edited by: Adam Azlee

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  • #GameOfTwoHalves Ep 84: Merits of closed UFC 249 fight; Michael Jordan Netflix documentary storming success14:09 minsSynopsis: #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.Money FM's Rachel Kelly calls up ST assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath and sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz. They discuss the following topics:1. Mixed martial arts is back in the form of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which held its UFC 249 event over the weekend in Florida. Was the event considered a success and will it pave the way for the return of other major sports?2. The sports documentary that has taken the world, and Singapore, by storm: The Last Dance. The miniseries, centered around Michael Jordan and his last season with the Chicago Bulls in 1998, is among the top 10 most-watched Netflix shows in Singapore. Why is it so compelling?Produced by: ST Sports DeskEdited by: Aw Yao Feng, Nadiah Koh & Penelope LeeFollow #GameOfTwoHalves podcasts and rate us on:Spotify: https://str.sg/ovjRApple Podcasts: http://str.sg/o8MKGoogle Podcasts: http://str.sg/oXeSPlaylist: https://str.sg/Ji3kWebsite: http://str.sg/stpodcastsFeedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

  • Money Hacks Ep 71: Be a hassle-free landlord through Reit investments

    11:18 min

    Synopsis: In this fortnightly podcast series on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down actionable financial tips.

    This episode is aimed at those who are interested in investing in property through real estate investment trusts (Reits) and Chris Lim hosts Dhruv Arora, founder and chief executive of robo investment advisory Syfe.

    He explains some basic starter tips:

    1. What is a Reit? How it is a proxy for buying into a property without spending millions of dollars (1:02)

    2. Why investing in Reits makes you virtually a hassle-free landlord (2:20)

    3. Is it prudent to diversify your Reit portfolio? (3:23)

    4. What is the difference between do-it-yourself Reit exchange traded fund (ETF) investing and using Syfe's new Reit+ portfolio, which can closely replicate the performance of the SGX iEdge S-Reit 20 Index? (6:24)

    Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Adam Azlee

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    Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser.

  • Green Pulse Ep 24: Science + Trivia = Covid-19 quarantine fun

    14:32 mins

    Synopsis: Green Pulse is an environmental podcast series at The Straits Times which analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. 

    Hear from two Singapore biologists, Mr Kannan Raja and Mr Marcus Chua  on their initiative to help more people learn more about the world we live in, right from the comfort of home.

    SGStem Talk & Trivia is a series of scientific webinars, held weekly during this circuit breaker period in Singapore, with a unique twist. After the presentation, participants can also take part in a trivia session to help them better engage with the material.

    They are encouraged to donate at least $1 to a trivia pot, although this is not mandatory, and the winner decides which environmental charity the money goes to.

    Tune in to this episode to get a low-down on science communication in Singapore, and what else the scientists have in store. For more information on #SGStem Talk & Trivia, visit https://sites.google.com/view/sgstemtalktrivia . 

    Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg) & David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg) & Ernest Luis

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    Edited by: Adam Azlee

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  • Lifestyle Picks Ep 78 (#StayHome edition): Listen to Spotify Singapore music playlists; get bubble tea delivered home13:26 minsSynopsis: Every Thursday, find out about #StayHome lifestyle, entertainment and food choices during the Covid-19 circuit breaker period in Singapore now.For our #StayHome edition, host Ernest Luis speaks remotely with ST's music correspondent Eddino Abdul Hadi and food correspondent Eunice Quek: 1. Music streaming app Spotify has made it easier for listeners to discover new Singapore-made pop music as well as revisit old favourites with its refreshed and new playlists called Rising 65, Garden Essentials and the intriguing Causeway Trends (0:48)2. Find out about The Purple Symphony Ensemble, an inclusive Singaporean orchestra made up of 15 musicians with and without special needs (4:58)3. Also, what could future concerts look like? Will there be a mix of live venues with crowd restrictions and the rest as paying fans logging on from home? (6:00)4. How can Singaporeans now get their bubble tea fix safely at home during this circuit breaker period? Find out how bubble tea chains have teamed up with eateries to offer the drinks through their delivery services (8:08)5. Why many people are excited about the pairing between Koi bubble tea and online restaurant Grain, as they extend their reach from the east to the west (9:50)More lifestyle #StayHome guides here at The Straits Times: Produced by: Ernest Luis & ST Lifestyle deskEdited by: Adam AzleeFollow more Lifestyle Picks podcasts and rate us:Spotify: http://str.sg/oeGc Apple Podcasts: http://str.sg/oeXg Google podcasts: http://str.sg/o8Gx Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sgThank you for your support! ST and BT Podcasts picked up a silver medal for Best Digital Project to engage younger and/or millennial audiences at 2019 Asian Digital Media Awards by Wan-Ifra: https://str.sg/Jw5T

  • Health Check Ep 36: What might Singapore's new normal look like, post-Covid-19?

    14:19 mins

    Synopsis: This is a fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays by The Straits Times.

    Singapore is now in second month of its Covid-19 circuit breaker period as people stay home in the fight against the coronavirus disease. Attention is being gradually focused on life after this period, as the country looks to ease more restrictions in the coming weeks.

    With cases rising around not just here, but around the world, it is clear that life is not going to be the same for a while, even if restrictions are lifted. What might the new normal look like?

    ST senior correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, the programme leader for infectious diseases at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. 

    Here are the key points:
    Impact of Covid-19 on our work lives and how long this will last (1:19)
    Will kids be able to go to the zoo and playgrounds like before? (3:46)
    What we will be missing out on for a while (8:49)
    Will things change forever? (10:09)
    Future of travel (11:03)

    Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg) and Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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  • Food Picks Ep 13 (#StayHome edition): Get bubble tea fix during Covid-19 circuit breaker

    5:48 mins

    Synopsis: Our podcasters from The Straits Times talk about the best eats and drinks, and what you can bring home or get delivered, during this Covid-19 pandemic. 

    How can Singaporeans now get their bubble tea fix safely at home during this circuit breaker period? Find out how bubble tea chains have teamed up with eateries to offer the drinks through their delivery services.

    Also, why are many people excited about the pairing between Koi bubble tea and online restaurant Grain, as they extend their reach from the east to the west?

    More lifestyle #StayHome guides here at The Straits Times.

    Produced by: Ernest Luis & ST Lifestyle desk

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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  • #GameOfTwoHalves Ep 83: Can Singapore be the best in chess; solving incomplete football leagues12:42 minsSynopsis: #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.Money FM's Rachel Kelly calls up ST sports correspondents Sazali Abdul Aziz and David Lee.They discuss the following topics:1. That unassuming young kid in your neighbourhood could be a chess whiz, as some pre-teens here already have international acclaim. But what separates them from that elusive Grandmaster status?2. Several European football leagues have ended their campaigns with various debatable approaches, including the point-per-game method in the French Ligue. When will Asean leagues resume, if at all, and what are the repercussions on the respective national teams?Produced by: ST Sports DeskEdited by: Aw Yao Feng, Nadiah Koh & Penelope LeeFollow #GameOfTwoHalves podcasts and rate us on:Spotify: https://str.sg/ovjRApple Podcasts: http://str.sg/o8MKGoogle Podcasts: http://str.sg/oXeSPlaylist: https://str.sg/Ji3kWebsite: http://str.sg/stpodcastsFeedback to: podcast@sph.com.sgThank you for your support! ST and BT Podcasts picked up a silver medal for Best Digital Project to engage younger and/or millennial audiences at 2019 Asian Digital Media Awards by Wan-Ifra: https://str.sg/Jw5T

  • Green Pulse Ep 23: Great Barrier Reef still worth visiting despite bleaching?

    8:43 mins

    Synopsis: Green Pulse is an environmental podcast series at The Straits Times which analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. 

    Tune in to this episode for Part Two of the discussion on the ongoing bleaching event at the Great Barrier Reef, with Dr David Wachenfeld, chief scientist at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

    For the first time, severe bleaching has struck all three regions of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef - the northern, central and now large parts of the southern sector.

    In this podcast, find out what this means for tourists when Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted, and what is needed to save the world’s largest living structure

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    Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg) & David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg) & Ernest Luis

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    Edited by: Adam Azlee

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  • #PopVultures Ep 26: Show Lo and Grace Chow's ugly break-up - will the Show be able to go on? 

    31:48 mins

    Synopsis: A podcast by The Straits Times that examines all the ins and outs of pop culture, be it Asian entertainment or Hollywood.

    This week the #PopVultures dive into the hottest topic in Mandarin entertainment right now - the ugly break-up of Taiwanese pop star Show Lo and his Chinese influencer ex-girlfriend Grace Chow.

    The #savage Chow exposed Lo's many infidelities over the course of their nine-year relationship, accusing him of improper relations with several women and even implied Lo regularly held sex parties with his friends. In the fallout, Lo and one of Lo's rumoured sex partners Linda Chien Kai-le have formally apologised to Chow - but is it enough?

    The #PopVultures give a recap of how the saga went down and talk a little bit about Lo's reputation in the industry before this news and dissect how the scandal was handled on both Chow and Lo's part.

    Finally, they give their thoughts on whether Lo can rebound from what looks to be the biggest crisis in his career and reflect on how the public has reacted to Lo's fall from grace (pun intended). 

    Produced by: Jan Lee & Yeo Sam Jo

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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    Thank you for your support! ST and BT Podcasts picked up a silver medal for Best Digital Project to engage younger and/or millennial audiences at 2019 Asian Digital Media Awards by Wan-Ifra: https://str.sg/Jw5T