YLB x GE2020 #1 - DPM Heng has an “East Coast Plan”

June 30, 2020

We are doing a DAILY ELECTIONS PODCAST! So if you don’t wanna trawl through the articles and FB posts, just listen to US as we try to #BeLessPathetic and understand all that’s happening through comedy. In this first episode,…

YLB #64 - PAP’s Ivan Lim lights the internet (and his career) on fire & white actors leave non-white roles

June 29, 2020

Ivan Lim probably holds the record for the shortest political career in Singapore, but did he have to withdraw? Was the Internet backlash warranted? Elsewhere, actors like Kristen Bell are stepping down from non-white animat…

YLB #63 - WTF is happening with the Elections & another homeowner rejects an Indian tenant

June 25, 2020

It’s finally happening - elections baby! With naivety and a dose of comedy, we wrap our heads around everything that’s happened so far (brotherly feud, anyone?), and brace ourselves for what’s ahead. Elsewhere, a FB post wit…

YLB #62 - Pink Dot vs. the Petition from "Concerned Parents" & Holland Village restaurants get naughty

June 22, 2020

Within 36 hours, a petition by “Singapore parents” regarding the upcoming Pink Dot livestream on 27 June reached their target of 25,000 signatures. What are they petitioning about? Elsewhere, the British Indian Curry Hut at …

YLB #61 - The PAP picks on playwright Alfian Sa’at & an Influencer rants about her helper on Instagram

June 19, 2020

Everyone knows the elections are coming, but did PAP Minister Tan Wu Meng have to resort to a personal attack on Alfian, based solely on his Facebook Posts? Or is that a sign of things to come? Elsewhere, Jessica Loh (@shibe…

YLB #60 - ST survey causes controversy after deeming artists “non-essential” & podcasters OKLETSGO get backlash

June 14, 2020

A Sunday Times article named the top 5 essential and non-essential jobs, based on a survey. And “Artists” were deemed the most non-essential, but is that fair? Elsewhere, after OKLETSGO, Singapore’s top podcast, got backlash…

YLB #59 - Should the statue of Raffles in SG be toppled & is saying “Ni Hao Ma” racist?

June 12, 2020

With so many statues of controversial figures being toppled around the world, what about the one in SG of Sir Stamford Raffles, who’s increasingly seen as “not the nicest guy”. What about brands with “Raffles” in them? Elsew…

YLB #58 - A “blackface” photo taken at RI stirs controversy & the Govt wants to track us all with wearable devices

June 7, 2020

A photo taken in 2016, of RI students wearing “blackface”, sent the Internet into uproar this week. It had a good ending, but how responsible should people be for their actions in the past? Elsewhere, the Govt announced plan…

YLB #57 - What the #BlackLivesMatter protests mean for SG & is the SAF Safety Stoppage Card a good thing?

June 1, 2020

The racial tensions in the US have made COVID19 feel like years ago. What happened to George Floyd was horrible, but how do we wrap our heads around the protests in the US all the way from Singapore? Elsewhere, the SAF annou…

YLB #56 - Is it fair for the “Central Park Karen” to lose her job and why Jade Rasif called out GoodyFeed for their “sexist article”

May 29, 2020

A video of Amy Cooper’s “racist” interaction with Christian Cooper was uploaded online, and within 48hrs she lost her job and her dog. What she did was indefensible, but did she deserve her punishment? Over in SG, Jade Rasif…

YLB #55 (feat. Rishi B) - A NY Times article pisses off S'poreans & do we need NDP funpacks more than we think?

May 24, 2020

NY Times published an op-ed by an American journalist based here, who shared her thoughts on SG amidst COVID19. But people were pissed off. Why? Elsewhere, the Govt announced that 1.2m funpacks will be given out for NDP this…

YLB #54 - The confusion of the CB exit plan & could Netflix’s “Last Dance” be more lies than truth?

May 21, 2020

On 19 May, we finally got some idea of how the CB is going to end. But it’s gonna be a LONG process, and a lot of people are unhappy. Why? Bad policy or bad comms or bad keyboard warriors? Elsewhere, Netflix’s documentary on…

YLB #53 - Influencers call out CNA for misquoting them and should Parliament try live streaming (or TikTok)?

May 17, 2020

This past week, CNA misquoted 4 influencers they interviewed and Lianhe Zaobao fabricated a story about an NTU student who contracted Covid19. Both caused unnecessary confusion and Internet hate. Is it all just because of th…

YLB #52 - Our “AHA!” moments from the Circuit Breaker lockdown

May 11, 2020

Every day seems different, but the news somehow feels the same. Another potential “sovereign” citizen, similar numbers of cases in worker dorms, and ridiculous politics in Malaysia. What’s new? So we decide to look into our …

YLB #51 - Can we all be SOVEREIGN too and should athletes just “suck it up” and help sports reopen?

May 5, 2020

The “sovereign” lady set the internet on fire the past week, but what exactly is the whole sovereign movement about (it’s actually fascinating AF)? We also talk about the reopening of professional sports, and whether athlete…

YLB #50 - Is Ateeqah Mazlan innocent and is the SG Covidiots FB Group a good thing?

April 30, 2020

Celebrity Ateeqah Mazlan incurred the wrath of the Malay community and soon the Internet after she “caused” home-based businesses to be banned from operating. But did she really do anything wrong? In the spirit of online vig…

YLB #49 - “Racist” Straits Times articles get backlash and does singing “HOME” do anything useful?

April 26, 2020

The Straits Times published 2 articles that were accused of racial stereotyping - one about home-based learning and another about domestic workers. But were the accusers just “too sensitive”? And was the govt-initiated singi…

YLB #48 - Circuit Breaker extended by 4 weeks & the Virus Vanguard Superheroes defeated by Netizens

April 22, 2020

We try to wrap our heads around the Circuit Breaker extension. Elsewhere, a collab between Gov.sg and local comic outfit Band of Doodlers (BoD) to create SG superheroes got worldwide backlash. But was it fair? EDIT: News bro…

YLB #47 - Should we boycott GRAB & other food delivery apps and is “strenuous exercise” a reason to NOT wear a mask?

April 16, 2020

Restaurant owners are lobbying the big food delivery apps to lower commission fees, with some netizens pushing for a boycott. But is that fair? Earlier this week, the govt also made wearing masks mandatory, except during “st…

YLB #46 - Are migrant workers to blame for COVID19 spikes & the doctors who had sex with their patients

April 14, 2020

More COVID19 cases are popping up in migrant workers dorms. But some Singaporeans think the workers are to blame for not keeping their living quarters clean. Fair? Elsewhere, 2 doctors tarnished the name of frontline workers…

YLB #45 - 10 SHIOK THINGS for the week, as the world gets crazier

April 10, 2020

We really wanted to talk about the news, but what can we say that hasn’t already been said (by us). So we figured that we’d share some of the things that have kept us sane through the circuit breaker or made us want to punch…

YLB #44 - Why queue up at IKEA, Sports Stores and Bubble Tea shops days before we “Circuit Break”?

April 5, 2020

The weekend before our country went into “circuit breaker” mode to contain Covid19, many Singaporeans decided that it was their last chance to SHOP. The queues were insane, and the internet was pissed. But why would people d…

YLB #43 - What services really are “essential” during Covid19 and M’sian wives are told to “speak like Doraemon”

April 2, 2020

The French think pastry shops are "essential services", while the USA thinks gun shops are. Is there a right answer? In other news, domestic abuse cases increase worldwide as more people stay at home. Fortunately, a M’sian M…

YLB #42 - SG clubbers get slammed for partying amidst Covid-19, but are they wrong? And the upcoming condom shortage the world needs to prep for

March 29, 2020

Clubs and clubbers held 'farewell' parties ahead of stricter Covid-19 measures and got slammed by the public (and a Minister and at least 1 doctor). So should people socialize at all if Singapore isn’t in lockdown? And can b…