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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, or Google Home smart speaker 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, WealthBT)

Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis, The Straits Times and The Business Times, SPH Media Trust.

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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, or Google Home smart speaker 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, WealthBT)

Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis, The Straits Times and The Business Times, SPH Media Trust.

    Peter Schmeichel on the art of goalkeeping: ST Sports Talk Ep 144

    Peter Schmeichel on the art of goalkeeping: ST Sports Talk Ep 144

    Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month.

    In this episode, ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz chats with Manchester United and Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel to discuss the evolution of the role of the goalkeeper in football.

    The Great Dane also shares a little bit about his approach to the position which made him one of the greatest of all time in the game.

    Highlights (click/tap above):

    01:38 How has the position evolved in 10-20 years?

    04:05 How would prime Schmeichel fare in today's game?

    07:32 What his role was in son Kasper’s career

    10:34 On making mistakes

    15:24 Can a goalkeeper win the Ballon d’Or?

    Read more: https://str.sg/3fPB

    Produced by: Penelope Lee and Teo Tong Kai

    Edited by: Penelope Lee and Teo Tong Kai

    Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps:

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    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    Follow Sazali Abdul Aziz on Twitter: https://str.sg/JbxS

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

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

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

    #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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    • 17 min
    Idols and their dating life: #PopVultures Ep 59

    Idols and their dating life: #PopVultures Ep 59

    Synopsis: The Straits Times examines the ins and outs of pop culture in the Asian entertainment and Hollywood scene.

    This week, #PopVultures host Jan Lee welcomes podcast producer Penelope Lee to talk and air their feelings about idols dating!

    Did you know that South Korean tabloid Dispatch usually releases a report on the first day of the new year that exposes a celebrity romance? Celebrity couples who confirmed they were dating after the Dispatch New Year report includes Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, Exo's Kai and Blackpink's Jennie and Lee Seung-gi and Girls Generation's Yoona. 

    Using that as a jumping-off point, Penelope and Jan - who are both long-time fangirls of different groups like BTS, Arashi and One Direction - discuss the taboo around dating for idols, how idols are marketed, the consequences that can arise from a dating or marriage scandal and their own thoughts on the issues.

    Highlights (tap/click above):

    02:06 Are there dating bans for idols? Why aren't idols allowed to date? And how do the Hollywood and Asian entertainment industries differ on this front?

    10:45 How pop idols are different from actors or singers

    13:36 Consequences and case studies on idols who have been caught dating with examples from Super Junior's Heechul and Twice's Momo, AKB48's Minami Minegishi and pop singers Hyuna and Dawn

    30:57 Final thoughts

    Produced by Jan Lee (janlee@sph.com.sg) and Penelope Lee

    Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim

    Subscribe to #PopVultures Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps:

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    Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju47 

    Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaP 

    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    Follow Jan Lee on Instagram: https://str.sg/Jbxc

    Read Jan Lee's stories: https://str.sg/Jbxp

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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

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

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    • 36 min
    Analysing outcome of US-China Phase One trade deal: Power Play Ep 9

    Analysing outcome of US-China Phase One trade deal: Power Play Ep 9

    Synopsis: On the third Friday of every month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia. 

    Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong - ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing - as they chat about the following:

    Highlights (click/tap above):

    01:00 A recap on the trade agreement between US and China

    03:21 China not living up to its purchase commitments

    05:34 Overall outcome of US-China's Phase One trade deal

    06:31 Next steps after the expiration of Phase One trade deal 

    09:12 Likelihood of a Phase Two trade agreement

    Produced by: Charissa Yong (charyong@sph.com.sg), Danson Cheong (dansonc@sph.com.sg), Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani

    Follow our Asian Insider Podcast channel Mondays to Fridays and rate us:

    Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7

    Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8

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

    Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX

    SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/

    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    Read Charissa Yong's stories: https://str.sg/3xRa

    Read Danson Cheong's stories: https://str.sg/3xR2

    Follow Danson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dansoncj

    Read ST's Power Play articles: https://str.sg/3xRE

    Register for Asian Insider newsletter: https://str.sg/stnewsletters

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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

    #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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    • 10 min
    How do you trust an AI-powered healthcare machine? - Health Check Ep 75

    How do you trust an AI-powered healthcare machine? - Health Check Ep 75

    Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can revolutionise healthcare but it is hotly debated.

    In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo invites Prof Joseph Sung, dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University. 

    They discuss how AI can help us improve our health and change the future of healthcare, particularly in primary care at home.

    Highlights (click/tap above):

    00:55 What the future of AI in healthcare can look like

    04:11 Trust - a major issue when it comes to technology in healthcare

    07:41 The most exciting AI tool expected to be seen in Singapore

    10:40 AI-related research that might disrupt healthcare

    12:17 Legal aspects and liability issues that may occur when AI and machines are involved

    Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Fa'izah Sani

    Edited by: Fa'izah Sani

    Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps:

    Channel: https://str.sg/JWaN

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

    Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaQ

    Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6Wv 

    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg

    Read Joyce Teo's stories: https://str.sg/JbxN

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

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

    #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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    • 17 min
    New private home sales catch chill from cooling measures with 58% drop in Dec 2021: The Big Story Ep 125

    New private home sales catch chill from cooling measures with 58% drop in Dec 2021: The Big Story Ep 125

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

    According to the latest Urban Redevelopment Authority figures, new private home sales in December 2021 slumped 58 per cent from November.

    Year on year, take-up was down 46.6 per cent, from 1,217 units in December 2020.

    Housing correspondent Michelle Ng shares more on the possible reasons for the slump, including the recent property cooling measures.

    Produced by: ST Video team

    Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee

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

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    Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

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

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    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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    • 3 min
    Climate dictionary: What does adapting to climate change mean? - Green Pulse Ep 69

    Climate dictionary: What does adapting to climate change mean? - Green Pulse Ep 69

    Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change.

    During the COP26 Glasgow climate change conference in 2021, the need to help developing countries adapt to changing weather patterns and extreme events wrought by climate change was a key issue of discussion. But what does adaptation mean in the climate change discourse, and why is it important? 

    In this episode, The Straits Times environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty discuss this with Dr Arjuna Dibley, a researcher at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme and a co-author of a recent UN report on adaptation. 

    Highlights  (click/tap above):

    00:59 What is adaptation, and why is it important? 

    03:19 What are some examples of adaptation? 

    05:11 How much would it cost to adapt to climate change? 

    11:08 What are the key points of contention when it comes to global discussions on adaptation? 

    Climate change discussion at COP26: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/carbon-copy-no-consensus-yet-for-adaptation-loss-and-damage-finance-at-cop26

    UN report on adaptation: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/un-urges-countries-to-finance-and-implement-plans-to-adapt-to-climate-impact

    Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Hadyu Rahim

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

    Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps:

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

    Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag

    Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV 

    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

    Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz

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

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

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

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

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

    Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL

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    • 21 min

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