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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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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.

    Speaking up about the death penalty in Singapore and the Syed Suhail case, with Subhas Nair

    Speaking up about the death penalty in Singapore and the Syed Suhail case, with Subhas Nair

    This week, our hosts talk to local rapper Subhas Nair about what activism means and how the Internet has rallied together to help save a man accused of drug trafficking from execution.

    Other top stories include: Teen couple in Lombok forced to marry for coming home after dusk | Dinosaur, dairy cow, Thaiborg vie for best provincial beauty pageant costume | Cardboard cutout of Carrie Lam guest stars on Conan O'Brien talk show | Makeup brand removes ad that used same model for different skin color, races | Love drowns out the hate after Singapore hotel features gay couple | Singapore realtors apologize for video deriding Indian culture | iQIYI sorry for embarrassing 'Anal Malaysia' poster | Internet rallies to save Singaporean drug trafficker from execution

    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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    Influencers, accountability, and the Dee Kosh saga, with Joel Lim

    Influencers, accountability, and the Dee Kosh saga, with Joel Lim

    On this week's episode, we discuss influencers and accountability in Singapore with up-and-coming writer, photographer, and podcaster Joel Lim.

    Other top stories include: Malaysian singer Nora Ariffin admits teen daughter made out with a boy on TikTok | Screaming jets a WFH nightmare for northeast Singapore | Hong Kong bus driver arrested for 'dangerous driving' during protest was going at 30km/h | Manila mayor Isko Moreno shuts down cemeteries | Dismay after Thailand bans all alcohol delivery | ThaiGov sneaks French tourists in to test 'Phuket model' | Pinoys rally to #CancelKorea after Fil-Am influencer Bella Poarch called 'short and uneducated' | 3,000 tourists touched down at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport daily last month

    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.

    The Coconuts Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

    • 58 min
    Third Culture Kids and femininity, with Marissa Trew and Hanli Hoefer

    Third Culture Kids and femininity, with Marissa Trew and Hanli Hoefer

    On this week's episode, we chat with Marissa Trew and Hanli Hoefer, hosts of new podcast "Just So We're Clear," which focuses on subjects ranging from from sex to mental health to Third Culture identity.

    Other top stories include: Filipino politician and staff resign after caught having sex during Zoom call | It looked like a taxi from the outside, inside was a sacred forest | Singaporean national claims he was extorted and held captive in Bali hotel, police investigate | Manpower minister tears up over workers in latest emo display | Indonesian TikTok user apologizes for video suggesting unkempt neighborhood is haunted | Sex-positive NUS group cancels 'BDSM workshop' after participants doxxed

    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.

    The Coconuts Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

    • 41 min
    Paranoia and xenophobia as Phuket plans to reopen to tourists

    Paranoia and xenophobia as Phuket plans to reopen to tourists

    Summer Lee and Vim Shanmugam take us through the top stories of the week!

    Including: Paranoia, xenophobia meet plan to reopen Phuket to tourists | YouTuber Daud Kim says sorry to woman who accused him of attempted rape | Video shows Hong Kong domestic helper spitting into baby milk formula | Korean 'oppa' catcalled on Bali street sparks discussion on street harassment among Indonesians | After 90 years, Bangkok's 'Muslim Restaurant' to serve its last mutton biryani | 2 Indonesian men arrested for allegedly forcing a toddler to drink alcohol | A ruff life no more: You can now catch an Uber with your pets in Hong Kong

    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.

    The Coconuts Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

    • 28 min
    Why Thai students are rising up against dictatorship, with John Winyu

    Why Thai students are rising up against dictatorship, with John Winyu

    We speak with John Winyu - one of Thailand's biggest political commentators and a YouTube star veiwed by millions - about the recent youth-led protests that are rocking Thailand. Why does this movement feel different than other Thai political protests in 2010 and 2014? What do the protesters want? What are the risks of speaking out? John answers all of our questions.

    Other top stories include: Dee Kosh offered me $1,000 to go to his home, teen accuser says | Thousands want rude Malaysian judge out of singing contest | Indonesia opening up to foreign digital nomads with working holiday regulation | Hong Kong's typhoon days no longer de facto holiday in work-from-home era | Mayor Isko Moreno allows 24/7 food delivery in Manila | Save these adorable things, public demands after deaths of Irrawaddy dolphins

    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.

    The Coconuts Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

    • 58 min
    TikTok, Trump, Southeast Asia, and the 'splinternet' with James Crabtree

    TikTok, Trump, Southeast Asia, and the 'splinternet' with James Crabtree

    On this week's episode, we chat with James Crabtree about TikTok's precarious position between China and the US and how the possible splintering of the global internet would affect Southeast Asia.

    Crabtree, an Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, is a columnist for Foreign Policy and Nikkei Asian Review, the former Mumbai Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, and the author of "The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age."

    Other top stories include:

    Indomie-flavored ice cream puzzles and revolts upon launch

    Viral Quezon City ostrich that died of stress cooked into adobo

    Revellers pop champagne to toast Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai's arrest, fined for defying social distancing laws

    Egg? Chicken? Truck? Meet 2020's Miss Universe Myanmar costumes

    Fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting says Singaporean bodybuilder was 'defaming' her

    Trumps pronounces Thailand 'Thighland,' world just can't even

    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.

    The Coconuts Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

    • 58 min

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