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The most uncensored conversations and interviews from the much-censored country of Singapore. Hosted by Haresh & Terence from the comedy house Ministry of Funny.

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#252 - President Halimah calls out employers for penalizing workers taking COVID leave & SG crowned “Most Instagrammable Place In The World”

Jan. 19, 2022

President Halimah Yacob posted on Facebook on 8th Jan about the recent case of a pest control technician who was jailed for potentially exposing the public to COVID-19 by refusing a swab test and returning to work. In the sa…

#251 - Should OCBC be held responsible for phishing scams & Razer gets called out for misleading N95 mask claims

Jan. 17, 2022

In December 2021, around 469 OCBC customers were conned of a total of $8.5 million by an SMS phishing scam, leaving many bewildered victims stripped of their life savings overnight. Many customers have since come forward to …

#250 - Another ASK-ME-ANYTHING episode where we answer your BURNING questions

Jan. 14, 2022

It’s our 250th episode, and to commemorate the occasion we’ll answer the deepest and most exciting questions, as chosen by YOU! How we deal with rejection, how to start your own podcast, and the worst disagreements we’ve eve…

#249 - WHO now says boosters are not a viable strategy & Bentley driver tries to run down security officer

Jan. 12, 2022

WHO experts warned that repeating booster shots of the COVID vaccines is not a viable strategy going forward against emerging variants. In Singapore though, Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung recently said that we may need annua…

#248 - Djokovic wins Australian visa battle & Soh Rui Yong is beaten at 2.4km challenge

Jan. 10, 2022

So after a protracted back and forth between Australian authorities and his legal team about his medical exemption from vaccination, tennis superstar and vaccine-hesitant Novak Djokovic has won the court battle to avoid depo…

#247 - Police combing through CCTV footage of Clarke Quay NYE revelers & actress Jacelyn Tay talks sex with her son

Jan. 7, 2022

HELLO 2022! We can’t think of a better way to welcome the new year than by defying COVID restrictions, which is what a few hundred revelers did on NYE when they congregated as a group at Clarke Quay and improvised their own …

About the Hosts

Haresh Tilani

Co-host, Co-creator, Co-Crazy Person

HARESH TILANI is a Singaporean writer, director, actor and co-founder of Ministry of Funny, one of Singapore's top comedy brands. He was talent-scouted for the starring role in HBO's first comedy in Asia, "SeNT", as Lead Actor and Associate Producer. In 2018, Haresh co-created, co-wrote and starred in “She’s a Terrorist and I love Her”, a comedy TV pilot which won HOOQ’s Asia-wide Filmmakers Guild 2018 and has been nominated for "Best Original Program by a Streamer/ OTT" and “Best Comedy Program” at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019. The show was commissioned for a full 8-episode series which was launched Asia-wide in Jan 2020 and quickly became HOOQ's most watched series in Singapore.

Terence Chia

Co-host, Co-creator, Co-Crazy Person

Terence Chia is a Singaporean filmmaker who is known for his work under Ministry of Funny, one of Singapore’s top comedy brands. His series pilot for HOOQ's Filmmakers Guild 2018, "She's A Terrorist And I Love Her", was the winner of the competition, and will be released as a 8-episode TV series in 2020, with Terence as writer-director. He was also Associate Producer on "SeNT", HBO's first comedy TV series in Asia. In the commercial realm, Terence has directed work for clients such as Google, Uber and Kao Corporation.