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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.

    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    At the Tokyo Olympics, defending champion Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday's individual all-around event, due to ongoing concerns over her mental health.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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    Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?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

    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

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    Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

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

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

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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:

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

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    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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    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 

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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
    Open conversation can help River Valley school students process tragedy, says expert: The Big Story Ep 103

    Open conversation can help River Valley school students process tragedy, says expert: The Big Story Ep 103

    The Big Story Ep 103: Covid-19: Open conversation can help River Valley school students process tragedy, says expert

    5:13 mins

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

    Students from River Valley High School returned to campus on Wednesday (July 21), two days after the alleged killing of a 13-year-old boy. Many were seen carrying bouquets of flowers into the campus to pay their respects to their schoolmate. The school has also set up a website for the public to leave messages of support and condolences.

    As the student body comes to terms with the July 19 tragedy, founder of the Brahm Centre Angie Chew discusses how family and friends can spot early signs of psychological distress among teenagers.

    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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    Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

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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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    • 5 min
    Understanding the loneliness crisis: Health Check Ep 64

    Understanding the loneliness crisis: Health Check Ep 64

    Health Check Ep 64: Understanding the loneliness crisis

    16:29 mins

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

    Loneliness is toxic. It is associated with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep issues and stress. It can also shorten your life. New research from the Duke-NUS Medical school in Singapore and Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan has found that lonely older adults can expect to live a shorter life than their peers who don’t perceive themselves as lonely. Their health would also be affected. The study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on July 7. 

    In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo asks Assistant Professor Rahul Malhotra, lead author of the study and the head of research at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS, to tell us more about loneliness. 

    They discuss the following points:
    What is loneliness? (1:10)
    The extent of loneliness among the elderly here (2:50)
    How to tell if someone is lonely? (12:48)
    What can be done to help older people who are lonely? (14:15)

    Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Hadyu Rahim

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Penelope Lee

    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:

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    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

    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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