August 01, 2021

#189 - Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over “Black Widow” release & dating apps in SG to show vaccination status

Last week, “Black Widow” star actress Scarlett Johansson sued Disney for breaching their contract after it streamed the film at the same time as its cinema release. A big part of it has to do with money and earnings, but with Hollywood big names supporti...

July 30, 2021

#188 - Simone Biles’ Olympic withdrawal divides the Internet & Joseph Schooling bows out of the games

Last week, arguably the greatest ever gymnast, Simone Biles, pulled out of the Olympic games, citing mental health concerns. Following that, the Internet was abuzz with heaps of praise for her and her bravery. But there were the naysayers too, who called...

July 27, 2021

#187 - Anti-vaxxers start petition against easing of restrictions for vaccinated people & Norwegian female athletes fined for not wearing bikinis

During the parliamentary sitting on 26 Jul, MPs Lawrence Wong and Ong Ye Kung spoke of potential easing of restrictions, but only for vaccinated people. Since then, a petition was started against that policy by an anti-vaxxer. Is it really discrimination...

July 25, 2021

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

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 ...

July 22, 2021

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

July 20, 2021

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

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...

July 16, 2021

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

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...

July 14, 2021

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

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,...

July 12, 2021

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

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...

July 07, 2021

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

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...

July 05, 2021

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

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, ...

July 01, 2021

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

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...

June 29, 2021

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

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...

June 27, 2021

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

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...

June 26, 2021

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

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...

June 21, 2021

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

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...

June 17, 2021

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

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...

June 17, 2021

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

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...

June 14, 2021

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

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 ...

June 11, 2021

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

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...

June 10, 2021

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

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, ...

June 08, 2021

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

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...

June 05, 2021

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

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 ...

June 03, 2021

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

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...