#228 - Pro wrestler “The Statement” Andrew Tang on the future of wrestling in Singapore

Nov. 5, 2021

Eeeeeyakkkkk! There was a lot of buzz recently when WWE unveiled their first ever Singaporean wrestler, Dante Chen. But what does it really take to make it to the pinnacle of the wrestling business? We speak to the pioneer o…

#227 - Opposition MP Raeesah Khan admits to lying in Parliament & Elon Musk ends world hunger

Nov. 3, 2021

There was a bombshell revelation in Parliament on Monday, as Workers’ Party MP Raeesah Khan admitted that her past account of accompanying a sexual assault victim to the police station had been fabricated. What’s next for th…

#226 - Local football prodigy offered Premier League contract but unable to skip NS obligations

Oct. 31, 2021

It's a short one today, folks! Singapore-born footballing talent Harry Birtwhistle, 17 years old, has been offered a professional contract to play with the Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League, but has been disallow…

#225 - HDB’s new Prime Location Public Housing & writers slam Wang Lei as choice of speaker

Oct. 28, 2021

National Development Minister Desmond Lee unveiled the new PLH model under HDB, which aims to keep public housing in prime locations “affordable, accessible and inclusive for Singaporeans”. What difference will it make for t…

#224 - Special dine-in rules for Bloomberg Forum & Xiaxue interviews Sylvia from NOC

Oct. 26, 2021

Over the weekend, it was revealed that local and foreign delegates at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum (NEF) to be held from 16th-19th November would be allowed to dine together in groups of up to 5 at pre-designated restaura…

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

Oct. 24, 2021

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 cour…

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

Oct. 21, 2021

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 custo…

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

Oct. 19, 2021

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 caus…

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

Oct. 16, 2021

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 attractiv…

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

Oct. 14, 2021

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 …

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

Oct. 12, 2021

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. …

#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

Oct. 9, 2021

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 ori…

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

Oct. 7, 2021

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. …

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

Oct. 5, 2021

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 sh…

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

Oct. 2, 2021

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 t…

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

Sept. 30, 2021

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 th…

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

Sept. 27, 2021

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 frus…

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

Sept. 25, 2021

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 …

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

Sept. 22, 2021

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 …

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

Sept. 20, 2021

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 t…

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

Sept. 17, 2021

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 wha…

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

Sept. 17, 2021

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 wha…

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

Sept. 15, 2021

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 “illitera…

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

Sept. 13, 2021

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 delv…