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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, 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, 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, Singapore Press Holdings.

    S'pore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening: The Big Story Ep 120

    S'pore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening: The Big Story Ep 120

    The Big Story Ep 120: S'pore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening

    7:47 mins

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

    Before Singapore can proceed with its endemic Covid-19 strategy and reopening plans, scientists need to answer three major unknowns about the Omicron variant.

    Is it more infectious than the Delta variant?

    Does it increase the risk of severe illness and death in infected patients?

    Does it hamper the protection given by current Covid-19 vaccines?

    Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore, discusses whether it is all doom and gloom as the world braces for another global Covid-19 surge

    Produced by: ST Video team

    Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee

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

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

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    Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt on Man United woes: ST Sports Talk Ep 141

    Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt on Man United woes: ST Sports Talk Ep 141

    ST Sports Talk Ep 141: Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt on Man United woes

    14:32 mins

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

    Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt are on this episode of ST Sports Talk, to discuss the problems that have plagued their former club this season leading to the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The two former Red Devils stars also give their thoughts on new interim manager Ralf Rangnick, and what challenges lie ahead for the German as he attempts to steer the club back up the table in the Premier League.

    Giggs and Butt, who between them made 1,350 appearances for United, were in Singapore at the invitation of businessman and their good friend Peter Lim. While in town, they - alongside other Class of 92 teammates Phil and Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes who joined virtually from remote locations abroad - participated in a series of events organised by digital football platform ZujuGP, founded by Lim and his son Kiat.
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    0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

    01:49 What they think of Rangnick’s appointment

    04:16 How United’s underperforming stars need to buck up

    07:31 The reason behind their poor defence this season

    10:42 Who they feel the club need to sign

    Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (msazali@sph.com.sg) & Penelope Lee

    Edited by: Penelope Lee

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

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    • 14 min
    What to know about antimicrobial resistance: Health Check Ep 73

    What to know about antimicrobial resistance: Health Check Ep 73

    Health Check Ep 73: What to know about antimicrobial resistance

    21:28 mins

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

    The World Health Organisation has declared that antimicrobial resistance or AMR is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity. AMR occurs when some of the germs that cause infections no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them.

    Infections then become harder or impossible to treat.

    In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks to Associate Prof Hsu Li Yang, who has a special interest in antibiotic resistance, about AMR. Prof Hsu is the Vice Dean of Global Health and Programme Leader of Infectious Diseases at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. And, with the worrisome Omicron spreading around the world, she also asked him how worrying the new variant is.

    0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

    01:20 Why should you bother about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in a pandemic?

    03:42 The use of antibiotics in chickens, and what you should know about what you find in supermarkets

    10:59 Lessons from the pandemic that can be applied to the control of AMR

    15:05 Why is it difficult to develop new antibiotics for drug-resistant infections?

    16:35 Will the new variant Omicron break through vaccine protection against severe disease?

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

    Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim

    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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    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts

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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

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    • 21 min
    How to prepare for mandatory ESG disclosures: BT Podcasts

    How to prepare for mandatory ESG disclosures: BT Podcasts

    BT Podcasts: How to prepare for mandatory ESG disclosures

    13:32 min

    Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series.

    This episode focuses on how businesses can prepare for the imminent wave of mandatory ESG disclosures.

    BT correspondent Howie Lim hosts Kelvin Tan, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance & Investments, Asean at HSBC. This episode is brought to you by HSBC: www.business.hsbc.com.sg/sustainability

    Highlights of the conversation (click/tap above):

    1:27 Importance of ESG data to investors

    3:42 Issues with current available ESG data points

    6:20 How a global reporting framework standard would help

    7:38 How and who will standardise this framework to ensure its global interoperability

    9:21 How prepared companies are for mandatory ESG disclosures and how they can be ready

    11:20 The timeframe to get ready and what smaller companies can do

    More about:

    Growth and sustainability: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/campaigns/sustainability

    A personalised action plan: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/campaigns/sustainability#Yourroadmaptosustainablegrowth

    Sustainable Financing and Investing – ASEAN Report: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/insights/sustainability/sfi-survey-asean-report

    Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg) Ernest Luis & Lee Kim Siang

    Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim

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    • 13 min
    The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China: Asian Insider Ep 80

    The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China: Asian Insider Ep 80

    Asian Insider Ep 80: The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China

    30:06 mins

    Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests.

    In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts two guests. Nirupama Rao based in Bangalore, was India's former Foreign Secretary, former Ambassador to Peru and China and former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

    Washington DC-based Jeff Smith is a research fellow at the Asian Studies Center and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

    0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

    2:03 The kind of thinking necessary to overcome the disputes on the India-China border

    6:23 US Pentagon's annual report mentions military security and development involving China's construction activities on this border to press its claim at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) 

    11:18 China has taken some of India's territory over the past nine years - what is India's security and foreign policy establishment on this?

    20:59 No reason not to assume that the LAC in the eastern sector of boundary will not come alive in the months to come, due to lack of trust and mutual sensitivity between the two countries

    25:25 With the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) sharing concerns over China's growing power and gaining some traction, is this destined to be a dangerous bilateral situation for both countries?

    Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani

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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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    • 30 min
    Dive into gripping documentary about 2018 Thai cave rescue: Life Weekend Picks Ep 144

    Dive into gripping documentary about 2018 Thai cave rescue: Life Weekend Picks Ep 144

    Life Weekend Picks Ep 144: Dive into gripping documentary about 2018 Thai cave rescue

    9:46 mins

    Synopsis: Every Thursday, The Straits Times recommends lifestyle and food picks for the coming weekend in Singapore. 

    This week's Life Picks highlights two new releases on the big screen. Film correspondent John Lui talks about The Rescue, a National Geographic documentary on the 2018 mission to rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. (0:56)

    Journalist Jan Lee gives her take on the biopic Anita, which has model-actress Louise Wong portraying the legendary Cantopop singer Anita Mui. (3:54)

    Produced by: ST Life desk & ST Video team

    Edited by: ST Video team & Penelope Lee

    Subscribe to Life Weekend Picks Podcast for new episodes every Thursday and rate us:

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

    Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts 

    Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

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

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