29 episodes

We bring you real-life stories and heartfelt experiences from one of Singapore’s lesser-known and more enigmatic communities. From teens to young adults, representing numerous countries, and from various backgrounds, join Emma for a lively and insightful journey into the unique life of homeschoolers in Singapore.
Catch the all-new all episodes on Spotify every month with highlights from each episode on YouTube every week.


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The Socially Awkward Podcast The Socially Awkward Podcast

    • Society & Culture

We bring you real-life stories and heartfelt experiences from one of Singapore’s lesser-known and more enigmatic communities. From teens to young adults, representing numerous countries, and from various backgrounds, join Emma for a lively and insightful journey into the unique life of homeschoolers in Singapore.
Catch the all-new all episodes on Spotify every month with highlights from each episode on YouTube every week.


Podcast theme by axylumbeatz (instagram.com/axylumbeatz)

    Holding Onto The Hollywood Dream

    Holding Onto The Hollywood Dream

    "I'm not being hired to be a representation of Henry Golding, or whatever actor there is out there. I'm entering this industry because I'm being a representation of myself because I'm not represented in the industry." 

    In this episode, Kevin shares with Emma how his love for acting started, and how his homeschooling experience and accumulation of life experiences led him to pursue acting in Los Angeles. It wasn't a straightforward or easy journey for Kevin, but he was determined to hold on to his dream. Now back in Singapore for a short break, Kevin shares the lessons he's learned in his line of work, how important it is for people to be comfortable in themselves and to define their own success.

    • 36 min
    The Giving Tree Giving Us An Existential Crisis

    The Giving Tree Giving Us An Existential Crisis

    Growing up reading the story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Emma, Rebecca,  and Cayley take a deep dive and relook at the morals of the book. Considered the "most divisive piece of children's literature", the relationship between the Tree and the Boy is heavily debated, with multiple interpretations and understandings of the story. The three of them chat about this story in the context of a parent-child relationship, bring up the point that the emotions of the boy are not written about, and how we may be more similar to the boy than we'd like to think.

    What is your interpretation of this story? How has it changed over time?

    • 45 min
    Chaotic Women's Day

    Chaotic Women's Day

    Have you had a moment in your life when you thought "wow, I'm really becoming like my mom"? With International Women's Day just around the corner, this episode is about all things "women". Cayley, Dani, Emma and Rebecca talk about expectations, harmful stereotypes, and intergenerational communication between women in the family. Regardless of your gender or how you identify, the truth of "being authentically you" remains. Understanding where others are coming from, and being able to have a good relationship despite differing views is not easy, and definitely a work in progress. This International Women's Day we want you to celebrate how far you've come, how much you've grown, and encourage you to press on as you try to be the most authentic you. 

    • 37 min
    The Hype In Hyperconsumerism

    The Hype In Hyperconsumerism

    Dishing out their hot takes, personal experiences and thoughts on hyperconsumerism, Emma, Cayley and Rebecca chat candidly in this episode. In a world where trends come and go so quickly, coupled with the pressure to maintain a certain kind of image, we get caught up in buying things that we don't need. These choices contribute to major problems like an excess of waste, particularly in the fashion and beauty industry. While we hold corporations accountable for their actions, we should also do our part as consumers. How can we change our mindset? Who influences us to make these decisions? What are some changes to our lifestyle that we can make? 

    What IS the hype in hyperconsumerism?

    • 53 min
    The 2021 Team Year Recap

    The 2021 Team Year Recap

    From having to adapt quickly to changing Covid measures, to baking tomato cakes and eating spicy noodles unfazed, 2021 has definitely been an exceptional year for the team at The Socially Awkward Podcast. Go back in time with us as we recap our favorite podcast moments, fun behind-the-scenes moments, and hopes for 2022! To everyone who has been listening and being a part of the podcast, we sincerely appreciate you for sticking around and being the reason why we do what we do here. Happy New Year :)

    • 46 min
    Mapping My Future Study Path

    Mapping My Future Study Path

    How did Titus make the decision to study in Polytechnic, and specifically a Health Service Management course? What even is Health Service Management? In this episode, Titus shares with Cayley why he chose to go to Poly instead of Junior College, and how he got interested in physiotherapy. He addresses the differences and similarities between homeschooling and Poly and what he personally did to adapt to this new environment in this season of his life. 

    • 34 min

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