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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.

    The destructive force of excessive online shopping and plastic consumption, with Dr Intan Suci Nurhati and Paul Foster | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 22, 2021

    The destructive force of excessive online shopping and plastic consumption, with Dr Intan Suci Nurhati and Paul Foster | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 22, 2021

    This week, we got to speak to climatologist and oceanographer Intan Suci Nurhati and actor Paul Foster about online shopping... and how it's destroying the Earth. Our guests are part of the cast of National Geographic Asia's inaugural Planet Possible Day, a virtual gathering of the minds where changemakers from across the world come together to discuss important topics around climate change and sustainability.

    Planet Possible Day airs live on Oct. 24 at 6pm SGT on National Geographic Asia's Facebook page.

    Other stories include:

    In numbers: The casualties and damages from Saturday's 4.8-magnitude quake in Bali's Karangasem regency | Russell Crowe declares giant Bangkok lizard his 'new buddy' | Viral video shows toddler dangling out of apartment window in Lam Tin | Man caught on camera stalking woman and ejaculating on her motorcycle in South Jakarta | COVID-tracing app hacked to Rickroll Malaysians, send spam emails | 6000 bats seized from illegal poachers during raid in Bulacan | Sexploitation, shady dealings among serious new allegations against Night Owl Cinematics' Sylvia Chan | Fugitive punk artist raises US$28K to fight junta with what could be world's most expensive ukulele

    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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    • 49 min
    Fresh Tunes Friday: Behind the Back To The Middle EP, with Bryan Estepa | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 15, 2021

    Fresh Tunes Friday: Behind the Back To The Middle EP, with Bryan Estepa | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 15, 2021

    It's the start of Fresh Tunes Friday, where we showcase a musical guest every third Friday of the month. We kicked things off with Sydney's own Bryan Estepa, a Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter, who just released his Back To The Middle EP. What's it like recording music in lockdown? Listen in to find out!

    Other stories include:

    Indonesia finally confirms 19 eligible countries as Bali reopens to foreign tourism today | Come Saturday, Bangkok can stay out till 11pm | Man who murdered taxi driver was psych patient, once threatened mass shooting | Mounting calls in Indonesia to ban new Superman comic featuring bisexual character | Legoland Malaysia reopens theme park tomorrow | LOOK: Over 100 rescued by Philippine Coast Guard from floods due to 'Maring' | Singapore Telegram channel attracts claims of vaccine magnetism | Let's go to the movies? Junta wants to reopen Myanmar's cinemas

    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.

    • 59 min
    Beauty pageants and queerphobia in the Philippines, with Samantha Beltran | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 8, 2021

    Beauty pageants and queerphobia in the Philippines, with Samantha Beltran | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 8, 2021

    This week, we spoke with Coconuts Manila's own Samatha Beltran about the queerphobic reactions to Beatrice Luigi Gomez being crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021. Gomez identifies as bisexual and she's the first openly queer winner - something that unfortunately didn't sit right with some in the devoutly Catholic and pageant-crazed country.

    Other stories include:

    BREAKING: Bali airport to start welcoming foreign travelers on Oct. 14 | 'We don't care anymore': Bangkok bar reopens to sell newly legalized drug | Hong Kong just saw its hottest September on record | Bras are a 'source of deceit' and should be ditched, Islamic website asserts | Penang dessert cafe lets patrons play 'Squid Game' | PH's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai showcases the best of contemporary art | COVID-19 self-test kits 'moving fast' due to 'elevated' Singapore demand | Trial delays to cost Myanmar heartthrob another 6 months in prison: lawyer

    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dick pics and sexting: The Malaysian celebrity preacher in hot water, with Yeu-Gynn Yeung | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 1, 2021

    Dick pics and sexting: The Malaysian celebrity preacher in hot water, with Yeu-Gynn Yeung | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 1, 2021

    This week, we spoke with Coconuts KL Associate Editor about Ebit Lew, the celebrity preacher in the center of a sexual harassment investigation. Also being investigated is fellow evangelist Firdaus Wong, who leaked the former's lewd images and messages in a Telegram channel. A move, apparently, to encourage more of Lew's sexual harassment accusers to come forward.

    Other stories include:

    Baby primates are still openly sold in Bali market: JAAN | It's official: Bangkok's cinemas, gyms, spas reopen Friday | McDonald's McWings ad accused of satirizing police officer death | Unattended child attempts to open emergency exit on Citilink flight, forcing emergency landing | Thai supporters launch 'Save Nur Sajat' petition to let Malaysian transwoman stay | Bill raising age of sexual consent to 16 years old passed in Senate | US: Avoid unnecessary travel to Singapore | Myanmar rock legend's son accused of aiding bombers

    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.

    • 42 min
    Keepin' it reel, with world-renowned angler Jeremy Wade | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 24, 2021

    Keepin' it reel, with world-renowned angler Jeremy Wade | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 24, 2021

    This week, we got the chance to sit down with avid angler and adventurer Jeremy Wade, whose 40-year-long career proves that good things come to those who bait (okay, that's the last of the fishy puns, we promise). We chat about his new show Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade, in which he explores river systems in Iceland and The Amazon to find some pretty elusive fish.

    Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade premieres Monday, Sep. 27 at 10pm SGT in Singapore on National Geographic and will be available on Disney+ Singapore on Nov. 3.

    Other stories include:

    Indonesian influencer arrested in Bali for masturbating live on social media | Arrest of Thai OnlyFans porn couple sparks online fury | Love napping on the bus? A Hong Kong travel agency has a tour for that | Graft convict smears feces on face of blasphemy suspect in Indonesian jail | Malaysia among 55 countries where authorities investigate social media posts: report | So what was so bad about martial law? | Quit clowning: School sorry for terrorizing Singapore with child-luring clowns | Myanmar actress held by junta wins 'best performance' at German film fest

    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.

    • 55 min
    The Coconuts 10th Anniversary Special | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 17, 2021

    The Coconuts 10th Anniversary Special | The Coconuts Podcast | Sept 17, 2021

    Happy birthday to us! That's right, we're officially ten years old - that's what, like 70 in dog years? That's a pretty long time, and we can't thank you enough for reading, watching and loving our content. We've covered all sorts of weird and wondrous stories from all across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, and we look back at some of the most memorable ones with our editors across the region.

    Other stories include:

    No Backpackers: Top Indonesian minister wants 'clean' Bali when foreign tourism restarts | Thai cops arrest child, 12, who rode bike to see protest: rights group | McDonald's is running out of McWings in Hong Kong due to supply chain disruptions | Indonesian doctor accused of ejaculating onto roommates' meals | Woman orders a RM35K Chanel bag from Dubai. Gets an empty box. | Elder millennials rejoice at the return of Jollibee's Honey Beef Rice | 'He's illiterate': Hot mic picks up parliament trash-talking, internet pretty sure who did it (Video) | Bomb at Ocean Shopping Mall as attacks multiply across Yangon

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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Entertaining!

If you want the most interesting news happening in the region delivered in a funny and entertaining way, here’s your podcast!

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Been waiting for this!

Love it -- reccomend! Been waiting for a an English-language news podcast that covers this region for a long time.

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Awesome

This is great. So I don’t need to read news by myself because I can just listen to you guys while driving.

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