23 episodes

The culmination of a quest for knowledge and cultural exploration, Cosmic Children seeks to uncover the sublime from the mundane.

Curated and Produced by Tell Your Children Studios, each session seeks to uncover gems of unconventional wisdom from peculiar individuals, through informal long form conversation; an honest introspection into the human experience.

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The culmination of a quest for knowledge and cultural exploration, Cosmic Children seeks to uncover the sublime from the mundane.

Curated and Produced by Tell Your Children Studios, each session seeks to uncover gems of unconventional wisdom from peculiar individuals, through informal long form conversation; an honest introspection into the human experience.

    Quest log - Episode 22 - Annalisa Yeo

    Quest log - Episode 22 - Annalisa Yeo

    A casual sitdown with Annalisa Yeo, a freelance actress.

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    Annalisa's enthusiasm is infectious, and the passion for her craft shows throughout our conversation.

    She speaks candidly on her process, and the steps leading up to her preparation for a role. It was particularly insightful to hear how she uniquely approaches the art of storytelling via acting, and her journey to being a freelance actress in Singapore.

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Quest Log - Episode 021 - Sean Yap

    Quest Log - Episode 021 - Sean Yap

    An exchange of perspective with Sean Yap, a PHD student , teacher, field researcher , insect & passionate Pokemon enthusiast.

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    Sean is a self-proclaimed Pokemon enthusiast: who in the Pokemon World imagines himself to be an early route Generation 1 Bug-catcher ♂ , leading the fight with a level 2 Caterpie, while having a level 100 Heracross in the backline.

    The narrative through Pokemon, and his current work as a PHD student ( studing reproductive evolution in Southeast Asian Dung Beetles ) & field researcher are fascinating, and rather logical, considering the franchise's own history and creator, Satoshi Tajiri, citing bug collecting as a root source of inspiration for the series..

    Sean is kinda living the dream right now: he (sort of) gets paid to collect his own poop to attract beetles, with the end goal of examining their horniness and the size of their balls.

    Peppered between the talk about poop, he sheds light on his own perspective and thoughts on ecology and the vastness of the insect biodiversity in the world.

    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Quest Log - Episode 20- Life Beyond Grades

    Quest Log - Episode 20- Life Beyond Grades

    An illuminating sit down with a group of individuals who kick-started the independent movement, Life Beyond Grades.

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    The folks behind the campaign, Life Beyond Grades, are a passionate bunch.

    Having Charmaine, Derek, as well as Aarika ( three out of the five enthusiastic founders ), was a real treat. The energy they shared amongst each other was honestly, infectious.

    The movement is an interesting product of the current paradigm: something that could've only gathered momentum in recent years, as the focus of education has arguably shifted, and the economy has reshuffled.

    They speak from experience: having gone through the gauntlet of primary, secondary as well as tertiary education systems from both local and overseas institutions, they've developed an acute awareness of their learning habits, and consequentially being parents themselves, being open to adopt new ideas and mental models of teaching , parenting and being fluid in their own learning process.

    Much was talked about and covered during the conversation, however with most things in life, it is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Quest Log - Episode 19 - The Financial Coconut

    Quest Log - Episode 19 - The Financial Coconut

    An invigorating sit-down with fellow podcaster, The Financial Coconut.

    Its clear upon first impressions that fellow podcaster , The Financial Coconut aka Reggie, is enthusiastic about his work.

    Being Singapore's first financial literacy podcast, he believes in the mission of creating a life we love while managing our finances well, through the education of financial literacy via bite sized pieces, believing that personal finance can be chill , clear and sustainable for all.

    Since its inception, his audience has grown into a vibrant community of personal finance enthusiasts

    Our conversation touches on the nature of investment, and Reggie candidly speaks his mind on how one might be touching on the idea of investing in today’s saturated market of self-help gurus, DIY investing and other income scams.

    Having learnt from his horrendous financial experiences : from being part of a financial scam to staying over in his teahouse just to penny-pinch, Reggie ignites a tsunami of personal finance questions waiting to be answered and discussed.

    The birth of The Financial Coconut may have seemed like a random burst of energy, but the community and its collective inquisitiveness is what is him.

    He has a wealth of knowledge on the matter, and I’m certain that we've only grazed the tip of it in this conversation.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Quest Log - Episode 18 - Michael Ng

    Quest Log - Episode 18 - Michael Ng

    A casual sit-down with illustration industry veteran, Mindflyer.

    His passion for the arts show throughout our conversation : Michael Ng aka Mindflyer is a self-taught visual artist based in Singapore, having taken up various professions adjacent to what he’s doing today over the years, of which im sure on hindsight, has rounded out, or even enhanced his abilities as an illustrator today.

    Having been creating art since 1989, his practice is embedded in concepts related to flight and escapism - infusing a mix of aeronautical forms, bright colours and a sprinkle of retro sci-fi and references to Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s "The Little Prince".

    His determination is rivalled only by his curiosity towards life, of which he has kept and nurtured throughout the years.

    He speaks on his own creative journey through the years, as well as the ever shifting landscape of the industry, and of having a profession in the creative arts.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Quest log - Episode 17 - Destin

    Quest log - Episode 17 - Destin

    A casual sit-down with Destin, currently a full time writer with Epicure Asia.

    Destin is quite the character , and a self described foodie.

    He exudes passion when talking about it, and the many nuances and intricacies that go along with the topic , ranging but not limited to - how something its prepared, what actually goes on behind the scenes in a kitchen, the hierarchy of a kitchen and how it functions, where your food comes from etc

    Getting his start in the F&B industry through a part time job in a now defunct cafe, he moved on to The Culinary Institute of America ( Singapore ) and had a short stint in the kitchen of Michelin - starred eatery, Candlenut : his inquisitive nature serving him well, as he writes full-time for Epicure Asia currently through the lens of a former chef, the experience of which has coloured his perspective on food.

    • 1 hr 27 min

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