Episodes

#173 - Is the CMIO model hurting SG, debating Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy & how Chinese people can stop racism (feat. SudhirTV, Part 2)

June 17, 2021

In part 2 of one of our most requested episodes ever, we continue the chat with writer/ commentator Sudhir Thomas Vadekth about CMIO & SAP schools, how LKY’s policies may have influenced the racial landscape of Singapore (for better or worse) and what th...

#172 - Racial tensions in SG, cultural ignorance vs racism & the “PA vs Sarah Bagharib” issue (feat. SudhirTV, Part 1)

June 17, 2021

In part 1 of one of our most requested episodes, we chat with writer/ commentator Sudhir Thomas Vadeketh about recent racial incidents in SG, frameworks for talking about race, the recent drama around People’s Association & ex-MP Amrin Amin, and even Lee...

#171 - Academics sign open letter to Lianhe Zaobao’s article on racism & “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon Chu apologises

June 14, 2021

On 9 Jun, Chinese Daily Lianhe Zaobao published an opinion piece on racism in SG after recent events. However, it got a lot of backlash from the intelligentsia of Singapore, resulting in an open letter. But why were they pissed? Elsewhere, John Chu says ...

#170 - Working with Hollywood’s John Woo, writing & directing our Chinese TV series & filmmaking in China vs SG (feat. Yao Lishan)

June 11, 2021

We talk to Yao Lishan, our writer-director for our Chinese TV series “The Amazing Showman”. We speak about his life as a filmmaker, from leaving Investment Banking in NYC to pursue film in China, to life as Executive Assistant to John Woo for 10 years. W...

#169 - Infections disease expert calls out “fake COVID news” & Circles.Life gets backlash for IG post

June 10, 2021

Prof David Lye is back at it again with a message to S'poreans. On 7 Jun 2021, the researcher at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) said certain messages & open letters are giving him sleepless nights. What is he referring to? Elsewhere, ...

#168 - The viral video with racist remarks towards an interracial couple & why Chinese netizens are mocking Singapore

June 8, 2021

Singapore was set abuzz with the racist video that went viral. People were pissed, including MP Shanmugam, but what happens next? Elsewhere, SG’s policy on China’s Sinovac vaccine has pissed off Chinese nationalists, including a supposed Chinese national...

#167 - Simu Liu’s salty FB post about “Kim’s Convenience” being cancelled & the leaked audio of SG Streamer KiaraaKitty’s "scams"

June 5, 2021

Upcoming Marvel hero Simu Liu bared all on Facebook about the cancellation of the show he stars in. Was it fair or is he being “entitled”? Back home, SG internet is abuzz with a leaked audio of SG Streamer KiaraaKitty detailing how she allegedly scammed ...

#166 - Is Forex trading a SCAM? We talk to a Forex Trader so you don’t have to

June 3, 2021

The pandemic and the GameStop saga made everyone more interested in personal investing and trading. We hear terms like Forex, but does it sound too good to be true? So we spoke to Eden Koh, a forex trader and coach, who answered all the queries we had, a...

#165 - Should Singapore cancel the F1 & backlash against a Hari Raya standee made from a couple’s wedding photo

June 1, 2021

It’s week 3 of PA-TOO-HA (P2HA) and things are looking optimistic, but should the Singapore F1 event still happen this year? What are the pros and cons? Did we miss it in 2020? Elsewhere, the People's Association apologised to the couple who went public ...

#164 - Our first Chinese TV series, why TikTok is “the most toxic” & life as an OG Actor (feat. Noah Yap)

May 29, 2021

The long-form train continues with the release of our first-ever Chinese comedy series: “The Amazing Showman”, hot on the heels of our first audio pilot & Tamil TV pilot. We chat (and laugh a lot) with the star of the show, the great Noah Yap. He’s been ...

Guest: Noah Yap

#163 - Should NS enlist both men AND women & WWE Star John Cena apologises to China

May 27, 2021

At a recent forum, AWARE Chief Corinna Lim said practices that skew views of what it means to be a man should be reviewed, especially in National Service which she said should be “gender neutral”. But is the enlistment of women a good idea? Elsewhere, Jo...

#162 - SMRT Feedback apologises after police report lodged against them & the $300 fine for not clearing your trays

May 25, 2021

The once-famous satirical Facebook page, SMRT Feedback, posted something that questioned the loyalty of Muslims to their country, and pissed off the internet. FB User Syazana Yahya then filed a police report, which caused SMRT Feedback to delete its post...

#161 - Why retailers are calling for a “Circuit Breaker” & the aesthetic doctor in legal tussles with Fann Wong

May 23, 2021

It’s Week 1 of “Phase 2 Heightened Alert” and it feels weird. So weird that some retailers are actually calling for a Circuit Breaker. But why? Elsewhere, an aesthetic doctor who analysed Fann Wong’s face at the Star Awards 2021 incurred the wrath of cel...

#160 - Vivian Balakrishnan squashes rumours of variant “found in “S’pore” & the SG Art Museum wants pics of your butt

May 20, 2021

When the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted a warning about the variant from Singapore and pleaded with Indian officials to stop flights from SG, Vivian B curtly tweeted back that “politicians should stick to facts''. That was badass, but why did the rumour st...

YLB #159 - An NCID Director warns Covid-19 situation in SG is “more dangerous” & the “bold” statement from Miss Singapore Universe

May 17, 2021

In a viral Whatsapp message that was verified by TODAY and the Straits Times, Dr David Lye, an infectious diseases expert, said the situation in SG is “likely more dangerous” than what it was just before Circuit Breaker in 2020. But why did this message ...

YLB #158 - Harsh Dalal's removal from Forbes 30 Under 30 & Tesla's U-turn on Bitcoin

May 14, 2021

The youngest honouree in Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 class, 19-year-old Harsh Dalal from Singapore, was unceremoniously removed from the list after Tech In Asia revealed inconsistencies in his and his company's credentials. However, what's more shocking is t...

YLB #157 - Taking “umbrage” at Khaw BW's role at SPH & the foreigner who didn’t want to wear a mask

May 11, 2021

On 6 May, SPH announced that it was spinning off its media business into a non-profit arm. At the press conference, the SPH CEO lost his cool and created the buzzword of the year in "umbrage". More controversial details have emerged of how the SG governm...

YLB #156 - The new S’porean CEO of TikTok & is Will Smith a SELL OUT?

May 7, 2021

On 1 May 2021, it was announced that Chew Shou Zi, a Singaporean, will be the new CEO of TikTok. But why did his nationality cause so much debate in SG internet about “how Singaporean” he is? Elsewhere, Will Smith shared his dad bod on Instagram and got ...