Episodes

#186 - NDP 2021 is postponed (did we predict that?) & a SG women refuses to share lift with deliver rider

July 25, 2021

After political debate, an online petition, and much chatter online, it was announced that NDP 2021 is postponed to 21 Aug, with the fireworks and fighter jet displays cancelled. But is that fair? Are people still pissed? Elsewhere, a viral video showed ...

#185 - MP Ong Ye Kung explains the slide back to P2HA & the petition to cancel NDP 2021

July 22, 2021

On 22 July 2021, the whole of Singapore reverts back to Phase 2 Heightened Alert (a.k.a PATOOHA) and people are pissed. But Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung explains that it’s not because of the KTV cluster - it’s the cluster at Jurong Port Fishery + 200,0...

#184 - The horrible death at River Valley High School & the SG secret intelligence service launches a recruitment website

July 20, 2021

On 19 July 2021, the whole of Singapore had to confront the gruesome reality that a Sec 4 student attacked and caused the death of a Sec 1 student at River Valley High School. It’s so tragic, and so unfamiliar to Singapore. We try to wrap our heads aroun...

#183 - KTV COVID-19 cluster gets Singapore buzzing & actress Chantalle Ng forgets her car, but why is that on the news??

July 16, 2021

Within a few days, Singapore has gone from “ready to open up” to “wtf is going on?” with the still-developing COVID-19 cluster at KTVs. Aside from the climbing numbers, a lot of questions are being asked about the people involved, the fact that KTVs were...

#182 - Singapore Govt leads the way to stop climate change & local rapper Yung Raja featured on Jimmy Fallon’s show!

July 14, 2021

It’s Climate Action Week here in Singapore (did you even know that?) and the Govt has laid out plans for the civil sector to lead the charge towards reducing carbon emissions. What’s in the plan? Does it sound realistic or too good to be true? Elsewhere,...

#181 - The sudden obsession with tech CEOs buying GCBs & TikToker charged after stunt at SG Zoo’s rhino enclosure

July 12, 2021

Within the span of 2 weeks, there have been numerous articles across mainstream media about purchases of GCBs (Good Class Bungalows) by CEOs of Tech companies (e.g. GRAB, Razer & Secret Lab). But why are these newsworthy? Is it right to disclose their na...

#180 - The Parliamentary showdown about CECA & the proposed Copyright law to protect content creators

July 7, 2021

On 6 Jul 2021, MPs Ong Ye Kung and Tan See Lee spoke in parliament in response to claims about CECA by Leong Mun Wai from the PSP. It got heated, but did people agree with what the PAP said? Or could their approach have been better? Elsewhere, the Minist...

#179 - Why we need to talk about the CECA debate & $50,000 raised for the British expat who refused to wear a mask

July 5, 2021

This week in Parliament, Ministers will be talking about CECA and the “false allegations” that foreigners get a “free hand” to live and work in SG. But why is it important to talk about it? Do people know enough about CECA in the first place? Elsewhere, ...

#178 - Bill Cosby released from prison after court reverses conviction & NDP 2021 to be at Marina Bay

July 1, 2021

So Bill Cosby is free again, after his conviction got overturned. People are pissed, but what are they pissed about? Because it’s not a simple case - does this mean he is innocent? Or is it a legal technicality? What happens next? Back home, it’s been co...

#177 - KF Seetoh slams NEA for increasing hawker rent by 40% & top SG lawyers scammed by alleged investment fraud

June 29, 2021

Amidst increasingly public struggles faced by hawker stall owners, as well as calls to preserve the UNESCO-approved hawker culture, NEA went ahead and increased the rent of some hawker stalls. KF Seetoh went public, but does he have a point? Is NEA to bl...

#176 - MP Lawrence Wong talks RACISM & the man investigated for approaching women for a “bukkake” shoot

June 27, 2021

On Fri, 25 Jun, MP Lawrence Wong delivered a 1-hr speech and 30-min Q&A on the topic of race, and racism. He said stuff that other politicians have never mentioned (like “Chinese Privilege”) but are people happy? What did Opposition Leader Pritam Singh t...

#175 - Fakkah Fuzz on problems of being “superWOKE”, an app to track Singaporean racists & life as a comedian

June 26, 2021

We speak to Fakkah Fuzz, who was the first-ever guest on our first-ever podcast back in 2018. Since then, He’s had multiple comedy specials since then, including one for Netflix back in 2019. We talk to him about recent events in Singapore and his upcomi...

#174 - Should Singapore relax Covid-19 rules to retain foreign talent & seafood restaurant takes crabs for walks

June 21, 2021

As other cities open up Covid-19 travel restrictions, Singapore (and Hong Kong) remain  strict, especially for non-citizens. But strict enough to make expats leave? Should we even be worried if they do? Is it fair for them to be so critical? Elsewhere, a...

#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, ...