Episodes

YLB #137 - The Govt’s project to unite S’poreans through football & is Viswa Sadasivan talking about casual racism?

March 9, 2021

MCCY’s Minister Edwin Tong announced a national FOOTBALL project to encourage youths to train and go professional. It even includes a “football curriculum” for primary school students. But is it aiming too high? Elsewhere, ex-NMP Viswa Sadasivan appeared...

YLB #136 - Singapore’s first ARTS university & SingPass to be used to verify age when buying beer

March 6, 2021

In the same week that the Substation announced their closure, education minister Lawrence Wong announced that the first university of the arts will be formed by an alliance between NAFA and Lasalle. But why are some people pissed? Elsewhere, SingPass wil...

YLB #135 - The Substation closes down amidst outcries & the 2 women hospitalised after a spin class

March 3, 2021

After weeks of buzzing, the Substation finally announced their decision to close permanently after 30 years of being a mainstay in the SG arts scene. Some people are sad, some people are angry and some people are pissed at the National Arts Council. Why?...

YLB #134 - A wild boar gets euthanized in SG & thousands sign a petition against “vaccine passports” in the UK

Feb. 28, 2021

After a couple of attacks on people, a wild boar was captured in Punggol on the afternoon of Fri, 26 Feb. By the evening, it was euthanized due to “aggressive behaviour”. But was that really the best thing to do? Elsewhere, Boris Johnson’s decision to re...

YLB #133 - SG Pastor asks girls to dress more “modestly” & the new app that allow you to “chope” parking lots

Feb. 24, 2021

On Feb 21, Pastor Joanne Chow published a post on the instagram account of @Thir.st, a local Christian publication, asking women not to dress in a revealing or provocative manner, so as not to incite lustful thoughts from men. It caused a huge kerfuffle ...

YLB #132 - NUS drops Viswa Sadasivan & Disney drops Mandalorian star Gina Carano

Feb. 22, 2021

The case of the alleged sexual harrassment by Ex-NMP Viswa Sadasivan continues, with him being dropped by NUS for “all projects”. He also steps down from the NUS Alumni Advisory Board. So why did AWARE just put out a statement responding to...his stateme...

YLB #131 - Australia fights back against Facebook & the Kranji forest clearing screw-up

Feb. 19, 2021

Overnight, Facebook literally turned off their services in Australia and caused a news Australia is still pressing on with their law forcing Facebook to pay news publishers, but what does this mean for the future of internet content? Back home, Singapore...

YLB #130 - The most controversial part of Budget 2021 & David Letterman gets called a “bully”

Feb. 18, 2021

Our DPM a.k.a. Sugardaddy Heng unveiled the budget for 2021 on 16 Feb, and it covers A LOT. It looks good on paper, but is it really that good? Could there be alternatives to the GST hike? Elsewhere, David Letterman is facing backlash for the questions h...

YLB #129 - The consequences of the horrible car crash at Tanjong Pagar & the Malaysian Govt wants to stop sugar daddies

Feb. 15, 2021

On 13 Feb, Singapore woke up to the horrible news of a car crash that killed all 5 passengers. Investigations are ongoing, but is it just the fault of the driver? What about the car or even the road? Elsewhere, the Malaysian government wants to ban Sugar...

YLB #128 - Should Singapore companies withdraw from Myanmar & the man who scammed $1m by impersonating Ho Ching

Feb. 12, 2021

A week after the coup d’etat by Myanmar’s military on 1 Feb 2021, SG businessman and Razer co-founder Lim Kaling cut his minority shareholding of a Burmese tobacco company. But should all Singaporean companies cut ties? Are there even a lot of such compa...

YLB #127 - Sexual harassment, patriarchy in Singapore, & Viswa Sadasivan vs Sharul Channa (Feat. AWARE Singapore)

Feb. 11, 2021

We talk to Margaret Thomas, founder member & current president of AWARE Singapore, and Jasmine Ng, board member of AWARE & producer of their acclaimed podcast, SAGA, which documents the dramatic events of 2009. We talk about the show and dive deep into f...

YLB #126 - Ex-NMP Viswa Sadasivan accused of sexual harassment & SG Condo forbids maids from using facilities

Feb. 9, 2021

On 4 Feb, ex-NMP Viswa Sadasivan after he was accused of sexual harassment by Sharul Channa, a famous local comedienne whom he interviewed for his TV show. Since then, at least one other woman has shared a similar experience and AWARE has made a statemen...

YLB #125 - Backlash against Dover Forest development & does MOE want to track our kids’ web history?

Feb. 2, 2021

A viral video of Clementi forest in 2020 shone light on development plans for the Clementi and Dover forests. But do we always have to choose between nature and development? Elsewhere, a petition was started to lobby against MOE tracking the computer hab...

YLB #124 - US travellers get deported from Bali after tweeting & fake news about CNY safety ambassadors

Feb. 1, 2021

On 17 Jan 2021, Kristen Gray, a US “digital nomad” living in Bali for the past year, posted a Twitter thread proclaiming her “elevated lifestyle” that went viral and pissed off Indonesians. 10 days later, she and her partner were deported. Why? Back home...

YLB #123 - Sec 4 student detained for terrorist attack plans & Redditors take on Wall Street with GameStop stock

Jan. 29, 2021

On Jan 27, the ISD issued a press release with details on a 16-year-old Singaporean boy who was detained in Dec 2020 for planning terrorist attacks on 2 mosques in SG. How worried should we be? Elsewhere, the Redditors vs Wall Street via GamesStop saga c...

YLB #122 - A mother gets pissed at SAF for making her wait & ALL bicycles in SG now need brakes (feat. Rishi Budhrani)

Jan. 26, 2021

On Jan 23, a mother posted on the Complaint Singapore Facebook page about how frustrated she was at having to wait 2 hours for her son to book out of camp. The internet was divided, but does she have a point? Elsewhere, the Ministry of Transport issued a...

YLB Week in History #2 - 18 years after GLADIATOR, Russell Crowe says kids these days have “no focus”

Jan. 25, 2021

In Jan 2003, Russell Crowe became famous for “Gladiator”. 18 years later in Jan 2021, he became infamous for getting pissed at a tweet that called "Master and Commander", his other movie, “sleep-inducing”. He said kids have “no focus”, but does Gen Z act...

YLB #121 - The pride flag controversy at SMOL eatery & tighter COVID rules for CNY?

Jan. 22, 2021

On 18 Jan, the owner of SMOL eatery, a local F&B establishment, uploaded a CCTV video of a random man who ripped off a pride flag on display and hurled abuse at the staff. People pissed and an outpouring of support came, but is there more to it? With CNY...