October 24, 2021

#223 - Alec Baldwin’s prop gun misfires on Hollywood set and kills cinematographer & no guilty plea for man behind livestreamed row with bus driver

On the movie set of “Rust”, in which Alec Baldwin is acting and a producer, a prop gun in the actor’s hands misfired and killed their cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Does Hollywood have a problem with safety? Also, the courts rejected a man’s guilty ple...

October 21, 2021

#222 - SG electricity retailers suddenly shut down & another NOC exposé reveals even worse allegations beyond employee abuse

The liberalisation of the SG energy market that began in 2018 was supposed to herald a bright new future for consumers. However, 3 electricity retailers have suddenly thrown in the towel in the past week, leaving their customers back at square one. Was t...

October 19, 2021

#221 - Comedian Dave Chapelle’s Netflix special ignites “transphobia” controversy & Hooters staff complain that their new uniforms are inappropriate

Recently, streaming platform Netflix came under a firestorm of criticism from the LGBTQ+ community both outside the company and internally, with transgender Netflix staff planning a walkout on 20th October. All this was caused by the launch of Dave Chape...

October 16, 2021

#220 - SGeans itching to travel on VTL crash SIA website & unvaxxed NBA star Kyrie Irving banned from playing

Recently, with the announcement of VTLs with 11 different countries, SGeans have been flocking to travel agents and airline offices to plan their year-end trips. But as Haresh personally discovers, the VTL isn’t as attractive a prospect as it looks on pa...

October 14, 2021

#219 - Viral sensation Jaze Phua reveals how to get 1.5 million TikTok followers in a month and addresses the toxicity on YouTube

Content creator Jaze Phua recently exploded on TikTok, gaining 1.5 million followers in a month, largely based on his Squid Game videos. We discuss how TikTok differs from other platforms he’s been on, and where he sees the future of entertainment and so...

October 12, 2021

#218 - Study discovers what makes Singaporeans happy & NOC claps back at allegations of toxic work environment

A study by a social enterprise, Happiness Initiative, uncovered that several socio-demographic factors such as household income and sexual orientation had a disproportionately large impact on Singapore residents’ happiness. Also, YouTube channel Night Ow...

October 09, 2021

#217 - Marathoner Soh Rui Yong gets real about his “arrogance”, what hate comments rile him up the most, and why 700 packets of chicken rice is the best thing ever

This week, we come face to face with the outspoken and controversial Singapore athlete and SEA Games gold medalist, Soh Rui Yong. Never one to mince words, he reveals what he thinks about comments that he’s arrogant, the origins of his competitive drive,...

October 07, 2021

#216 - Whistleblower claims Facebook puts profits before people & government chatbot “Jamie” doles out safe sex advice

Recently, an ex-employee of Facebook, Frances Haugen, testified at a US Senate hearing about how there is no accountability within Facebook’s leadership with regards to the harm caused to users of the social media platform. Is Facebook really as evil as ...

October 05, 2021

#215 - Police to interview Raeesah Khan over claims in Parliament & wild chickens divide the community at Dover Close

Recently in Parliament, Minister Shanmugam pressed opposition MP Raeesah Khan to divulge more details about a claim she had made about the police’s poor management of a case of sexual assault. Khan refused, reasoning that she needed to maintain confident...

October 02, 2021

#214 - SG panel rejects the idea of bicycle registration & social worker lambasts Mediacorp talk show as “immoral”

The Active Mobility Advisory Panel, tasked by the SG government with reviewing rules for on-road cycling, has concluded that bicycle registration and licensing of cyclists are not recommended. Why was this done in spite of the increasing number of incide...

September 30, 2021

#213 - Singapore population registers record drop & runner Soh Rui Yong crowdfunding $180,000 for legal fees

Singapore’s annual Population in Brief report revealed that total population fell 4.1% to 5.45 million as a result of COVID-19. We discuss the numbers and why it’s alarming for SG’s future. Also, runner Soh Rui Yong is in the news again, but this time fo...

September 27, 2021

#212 - Singapore tightens COVID restrictions & BooksActually co-founder accused of misconduct by ex-employees

As quickly as we embarked on a COVID-endemic strategy, Singapore has tightened restrictions on social gatherings once again. It’s not the first time we’ve clamped down to reduce the spread, but why is there so much more frustration this time? In other ne...

September 25, 2021

#211 - Paul, the Singaporean deminer who cleared landmines in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq

And we thought our jobs were tough! This week, we speak to Paul Laurence, a Singaporean who clears unexploded RPGs, landmines and IEDs in war-torn countries for a living. After a long career in the SAF, Paul has worked as a deminer in places such as Afgh...

September 22, 2021

#210 - Opposition MP Jamus Lim questions masks outdoors & MMA fighter Victoria Lee tells us what motivates her

This week, Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim wades into the argument on whether SG should continue its mask mandate in a FB post, triggering a fierce debate online. We also spoke to MMA fighter Victoria Lee, the teenage sensation who burst onto the scene in 20...

September 20, 2021

#209 - SAF General appointed as CEO of pre-school sector agency & Clown PR stunt gets backlash

At the end of the year, a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) General, Tan Chee Wee, will be appointed chief executive of the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). We debate whether a high-ranking military officer really has the competence and knowledge to...

September 17, 2021

#208 - Yale-NUS student talks honestly about the school‘s closure, Chan Chun Sing‘s explanation & Calvin Cheng

Since the bombshell news about the closure of Yale-NUS, we’ve not heard directly from actual students about how they’re coping with the loss. So we connected with Ethel Pang, a final-year student at Yale-NUS, to find out what she and her peers have been ...

September 17, 2021

#208 - Yale-NUS student talks honestly about the school‘s closure, Chan Chun Sing‘s explanation & Calvin Cheng

Since the bombshell news about the closure of Yale-NUS, we’ve not heard directly from actual students about how they’re coping with the loss. So we connected with Ethel Pang, a final-year student at Yale-NUS, to find out what she and her peers have been ...

September 15, 2021

#207 - Minister Vivian Balakrishnan’s “illiterate” insult goes viral & SGeans worry about how the new Copyright Act will affect their weddings

At the recent livestreamed parliamentary debate, a hot mic caught part of a private conversation between several MPs, in which Minister Vivian Balakrishnan had allegedly labelled opposition politician Leong Mun Wai “illiterate”. The minister has since wr...

September 13, 2021

#206 - Why young, single SGeans are moving out earlier & athlete Soh Rui Yong’s publicity stunt angers commandos

A recent feature by CNA highlights a trend of more young, single Singaporeans moving out from their parents’ homes to live in their own rental spaces. We discuss if this is a good idea, how COVID has changed things, and delve into our own experiences for...

September 11, 2021

#205 - Paralympic gold only worth 20% of Olympic gold & Simu Liu might get cancelled in China

We talk about the recent calls for Singapore’s Paralympians to be awarded the same sweet $1,000,000 reward that Olympians receive for winning gold. Also, Simu Liu and Shang-Chi might get cancelled in China for something he said in an interview 4 years ag...

September 09, 2021

#204 - Ho Ching questions MOH decision & fake F&B reviews exposes smear campaign

From conspiracy theorists group-buying ivermectin, to even PM Lee’s wife Ho Ching herself publicly questioning MOH’s decision to stop announcing the number of unlinked cases, it seems like everyone has differing opinions on Singapore’s COVID strategy. Ar...

September 06, 2021

#203 - Authorities encourage limits on social gatherings & Singapore is the most fatigued country in the world

In response to the recent spike in COVID cases, the Ministry of Health advised that all individuals should limit themselves to one social gathering a day, while social gatherings and interactions at workplaces will not be allowed from 8th September. What...

September 04, 2021

#202 - Joe Rogan, world’s #1 podcaster, gets COVID & mysterious death at SingPost Centre ​​

What a strange week it’s been, with that August rain and chilly weather! Mainstream media had a field day when the world’s #1 podcaster Joe Rogan announced on IG that he contracted COVID-19. What did people have to say about the most prominent proponent ...

September 01, 2021

#201 - OKLETSGO’s Dzar Ismail on Radio DJs vs. podcasters, cancel culture, and how he deals with haters

This week, we had the chance to pick the brain of 1 of the 3 men behind Singapore’s #1 podcast, OKLETSGO, Dzar Ismail! He talks about the difference between being a radio DJ and a podcaster, tips for anyone looking to create their own podcast, and what t...