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The Straits Times audio channel showcases key news analyses, and selected episodes from our niche and sponsored series.

Follow these series on audio apps Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, on your mobile phones or devices:

ASIAN INSIDER (the Asian perspective on global issues)

GREEN PULSE (environmental watch)

HEALTH CHECK (healthier living)

ST SPORTS TALK (big sports issues)

LIFE WEEKEND PICKS (lifestyle and food recommendations)

#POPVULTURES (Asian and Hollywood pop culture)

BOOKMARK THIS! (books podcast)

LUNCH WITH SUMIKO (up close with prominent newsmakers)

BT PODCASTS (Money Hacks, Mark To Market, WealthWise)

Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis, The Straits Times and The Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings.

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The Straits Times audio channel showcases key news analyses, and selected episodes from our niche and sponsored series.

Follow these series on audio apps Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, on your mobile phones or devices:

ASIAN INSIDER (the Asian perspective on global issues)

GREEN PULSE (environmental watch)

HEALTH CHECK (healthier living)

ST SPORTS TALK (big sports issues)

LIFE WEEKEND PICKS (lifestyle and food recommendations)

#POPVULTURES (Asian and Hollywood pop culture)

BOOKMARK THIS! (books podcast)

LUNCH WITH SUMIKO (up close with prominent newsmakers)

BT PODCASTS (Money Hacks, Mark To Market, WealthWise)

Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis, The Straits Times and The Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings.

    The perils of holding on to too much cash: BT Money Hacks Ep 100

    The perils of holding on to too much cash: BT Money Hacks Ep 100

    BT Money Hacks Ep 100: The perils of holding on to too much cash

    18:37 min

    Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

    This week's monumental 100th episode looks at the importance of investing the extra cash you have, instead of saving too much. You could actually lose money if you just allow it to do nothing.

    BT's digital editor Chris Lim and his new co-host - correspondent Howie Lim - speak with David Kuo, co-founder of The Smart Investor. Chris and some listeners also tell us what they learnt from crucial episodes along the way to this 100th episode of Money Hacks.

    Highlights of the conversation:
    Chris talks about his favourite Money Hacks episodes (1:58)
    Start investing now! Lose money if you do nothing and leave your cash idle (4:47)
    The Rule of 100 and the Rule of 72 in relation to risk aversion (7:42)
    Low interest rate environment is another reason you should invest (9:25)
    Your age - more than how much you earn - should dictate how much you invest (11:20)
    Establish your goal in a proper investing plan and not treat it as a hobby (13:37)

    Produced by: Chris Lim, Howie Lim & Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Howie Lim

    Read: Saving too much for rainy day can dampen retirement:  https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/banking-finance/money-playbook/saving-too-much-for-rainy-day-can-dampen-retirement

    Follow BT Money Hacks podcasts every first and third Monday of the month, and rate us on:

    Channel: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks

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    Website: http://bt.sg/moneyhacks

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    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.

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    BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt

    BT WealthWise Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btwealthwise

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    • 18 min
    Recording a podcast and experience inside an EV: Green Pulse Ep 55

    Recording a podcast and experience inside an EV: Green Pulse Ep 55

    Green Pulse Ep 55: Recording a podcast and experience inside an EV

    19:36 mins

    Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change.

    Singapore is accelerating its drive to electrify its vehicles. The Government has committed to rolling out more charging stations and is also dangling incentives such as rebates, to get people to switch from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) early.

    But what is it like driving an EV? How big of an obstacle is the current lack of charging points for motorists today? To find out, environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty hit the roads in an EV with ST’s senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan. 

    They discuss the following points:
    What ST motoring expert Christopher Tan looks out for when test-driving an electric vehicle (EV) (2:10)
    Improvements in EV technology (4:28)
    How have motorists in Singapore been responding to the Government’s push for EVs? (6:33)
    What are the concerns among those who are willing to, but are hesitant about switching to an EV? (11:27) 
    How to use a public EV charging station. (13:55) 

    Also listen to:

    Ep 45 - Can an electric vehicle push and petrol duty hike green Singapore's land transport sector?: https://omny.fm/shows/green-pulse-1/can-an-electric-vehicle-push-and-petrol-duty-hike

    Ep 50 - Are electric vehicles really green?: https://omnystudio.com/p/green-pulse-1/clips/686ca931-dad7-41a6-875f-ad74009d855b

    Read ST's EV supplement of stories here: https://www.straitstimes.com/electrifying-drive-2021

    Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Hadyu Rahim, Adam Azlee & Fa'izah Sani

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB

    Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2

    Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6

    Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu

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    Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf

    Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN

    ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE

    Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2

    #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad

    Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas

    Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ

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    • 19 min
    Athletes' mental health under spotlight: The Big Story Ep 105

    Athletes' mental health under spotlight: The Big Story Ep 105

    The Big Story Ep 105: Athletes' mental health under spotlight

    8:33 mins

    Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay.

    At the Tokyo Olympics, defending champion Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday's individual all-around event, due to ongoing concerns over her mental health.

    Assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath discusses the recent incidents of top athletes who have spoken out about the importance of mental health. 

    Produced by: Hairianto Diman (mdhairi@sph.com.sg) & Olivia Quay (oliviaq@sph.com.sg)

    Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee

    Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc

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    Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR

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    Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt

    Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

    Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en

    Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en

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    Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf

    Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN

    ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE

    Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2

    #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad

    Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas

    Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ

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    • 8 min
    How Singapore can tackle racism meaningfully: ST Connect webinar

    How Singapore can tackle racism meaningfully: ST Connect webinar

    ST Connect webinar: How Singapore can tackle racism meaningfully

    59:29 mins

    Listen to a discussion of racial microaggressions and public confrontations, in a webinar organised by The Straits Times live on July 14 on how best to tackle such issues.

    A recent uptick in race-related disputes and incidents has led to greater discussion of issues surrounding race like discrimination and privilege.

    The discussion explores what individuals and groups can do to improve understanding and strengthen trust among people of different races.

    This special edition of The Big Story presents the ST Connect webinar, moderated by Singapore editor Zakir Hussain.

    Produced by: ST Video team

    Edited by: ST Video team and Aleemah Basirah

    Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc

    Discover ST podcasts:

    Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU

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    Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt

    Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

    Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en

    Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en

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    Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN

    ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE

    Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2

    #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad

    Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas

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    • 59 min
    Walking with Jhumpa Lahiri, Andre Aciman and Natsuko Imamura: Bookmark This! Ep 23

    Walking with Jhumpa Lahiri, Andre Aciman and Natsuko Imamura: Bookmark This! Ep 23

    Bookmark This! Ep 23: Walking with Jhumpa Lahiri, Andre Aciman and Natsuko Imamura

    16:27 mins

    Synopsis: A monthly literary podcast by The Straits Times featuring titles in the headlines and sizzling reads.

    In the latest episode, The Straits Times journalists Olivia Ho and Toh Wen Li look at three meditative new books about walking in cities and the passage of time:
    Homo Irrealis by Andre Aciman (0:48)
    Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri (4:56)
    The Woman In The Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura (11:34)

    Produced by: Olivia Ho, Toh Wen Li and Fa’izah Sani

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Penelope Lee

    Subscribe to Bookmark This! Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps:

    Channel: https://str.sg/JWas

    Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWae

    Spotify: https://str.sg/JWan

    Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4n  

    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    Read Olivia Ho's stories: https://str.sg/JbhW

    Follow Olivia Ho on Instagram: @ohomatopoeia

    Read Toh Wen Li's stories: https://str.sg/Jbhm

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    Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7

    Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf

    Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN

    ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE

    Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2

    #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad

    Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ

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    • 16 min
    Covid-19 markers to look out for before Singapore can emerge from Phase 2: The Big Story Ep 104

    Covid-19 markers to look out for before Singapore can emerge from Phase 2: The Big Story Ep 104

    The Big Story Ep 104: Covid-19 markers to look out for before Singapore can emerge from Phase 2

    8:31 mins

    Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay.

    There were 179 new locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Wednesday (July 21), including 130 cases connected to the growing cluster linked to the Jurong Fishery Port, and markets and food centres. This brings the total number of cases in the Jurong Fishery Port cluster to 451.

    There were also eight new cases linked to the KTV cluster. The cluster has a total of 215 cases.

    Produced by: Hairianto Diman (mdhairi@sph.com.sg) & Olivia Quay (oliviaq@sph.com.sg)

    Edited by: ST Video team and Adam Azlee

    Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc

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    Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt

    Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

    Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en

    Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en

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    Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf

    Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN

    ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE

    Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2

    #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad

    Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas

    Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ

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