Episodes

YLB #103 - Was MP Shanmugam’s statement on Parti Liyani fair & Baby Shark Becomes Most-Watched YouTube Video

Nov. 5, 2020

MP Shanmugam divided the Internet with his Ministerial statement on the controversy around Parti Liyani’s case. Why? Elsewhere, Baby Shark dethrones Despacito as the most-watched video on YouTube with 7 billion views and shows why Korean Pop Culture is t...

YLB #102 - Why Mahathir’s Tweet got banned & the ugly reality of Robinson’s liquidation

Nov. 1, 2020

Last week, French’s President Macron pissed off the Muslim world and now Dr Mahathir from Malaysia pisses off Twitter. What exactly did Mahathir say that was considered hate speech? Was the backlash he got fair? Back home, Robinson’s announced their clos...

YLB #101 - France’s President Macron pisses off the Muslim world & how cashless payments may be hurting hawkers

Oct. 29, 2020

President Macron rightly condemned the horrible murder of a French teacher by a terrorist, but in the process, he said some things that angered Muslims around the world. Why? Back home in Singapore, a viral social experiment showed our Hawkers could be g...

YLB #100 - Will Malaysia go into “emergency” rule & our favourite moments from 100 YLB episodes

Oct. 25, 2020

If you’re wondering WTF is going on in Malaysia’s “emergency” discussions, we do a recap so you don’t have to. Heads up that at the time of this upload, Malaysia’s royal rulers were still in discussion. On a happier note, this is our 100th FRIGGIN YLB ep...

YLB #99 - NUS Professor fired for sexual harassment & what is the future of nightlife in Singapore?

Oct. 22, 2020

Another week, another case of sexual harassment from NUS/ NTU. But this time it’s a Prof. What happened and what impact does the case have? Elsewhere, news of Phase 3 is bubbling. But nightlife venues are gonna remain close. So how? Check out our #YLB S...

YLB #98 - Amos Yee is charged with child porn in the US & are sneaker resellers unethical?

Oct. 18, 2020

Amos Yee has gone from being a YouTube star to international free-speech hero to an asylum-seeker in the US. But last week, he was charged with solicitation of child porn. What happened? Elsewhere, a recent CNA video glorified a 16-year-old who makes SGD...

YLB #97 - SIA’s onboard meals are world-famous after selling out in 30 mins & SG home cam footage sold on porn sites

Oct. 14, 2020

SIA recently launched an A380 “plane restaurant” and home-delivered premium meals, and it’s sold out faster than hotcakes. Some people think it’s great, some think it’s dumb. Why? Elsewhere in SG, hackers have stolen homecam footage from SG flats and are...

YLB #96 - Spotify employees “offended” by Joe Rogan’s podcast & XiaXue complains to the Workers Party

Oct. 11, 2020

Spotify employees are demanding censorship of Joe Rogan’s unfiltered podcasts but should he listen? Back home in Singapore, XiaXue’s rants on Instastories about the state of her HDB estate pisses a whole bunch of people off. Why?  30% OFF! This episode w...

YLB #95 - Did Trump really get COVID19 & a STOMPer is shocked by “large private parts” on RWS statues

Oct. 3, 2020

Days after his "shitshow" of a debate with Joe Biden, Trump tests positive for COVID19. But could it be just an election tactic? Elsewhere, naked statues by artist Fernando Botero at RWS are deemed inappropriate for children by a forum letter to STOMP. F...

YLB #94 - The Bellagraph Nova Group saga & hanging the SG Flag could get you fined $1,000

Sept. 29, 2020

We finally talk about the BN group controversy, and ended up questioning our own sanity. Elsewhere, we found out that hanging the SG flag outside your house past 30 Sep is actually an offence. Why?? Check out our #YLB Subreddit and our one SHIOK things b...

YLB #93 - SG Otters eat James Dyson’s fishes and is N.O.C.’s Ryan Tan’s dating another influencer?

Sept. 23, 2020

In an interview with the Times, billionaire James Dyson revealed that his fish were eaten by otters in Singapore. And a local influencer was called out for feeding bread to wild boars. So who’s wilder - animals or people? Elsewhere, N.O.C’s Ryan Tan seem...

YLB #92 - Elderly cleaner “coerced” into spending $13,180 on beauty products and SIA considers “flights to nowhere”

Sept. 14, 2020

In another “David vs Goliath” story, news broke of a 63-year old cleaner allegedly coerced by employees of OPATRA’s beauty salon. But is it fair to accuse them? Elsewhere, SIA tries to rally up customers by considering “flights to nowhere”, where people ...

YLB #91 - Changi Airport Group's Liew Mun Leong vs Parti & our thoughts on Tenet

Sept. 8, 2020

We go deep into the case that has taken the Singaporean internet by storm. It’s still developing, but dang it’s interesting. Then we talk about something else that is as confusing - the movie, Tenet. This episode is proudly brought to you by ShopBack! T...

YLB #90 - PM Lee’s “Free Riders” vs Pritam Singh & the Chinese words that got a USC prof banned

Sept. 5, 2020

Why are people pissed with PM Lee’s use of the phrase “Free Rider”? Elsewhere, a USC Prof was suspended for saying a Chinese word that sounds like a racial slur. Fair?  This episode is proudly brought to you by ShopBack! They've got a big sale coming up ...

YLB #89 - Things that CB has made us realize go #BetterTogether (or not!)

Sept. 2, 2020

These past few months have been weird. But it’s also made us realize some things that we never thought of before. This episode was done in collaboration with ShopBack (who love Yah Lah But too). So show them some love! This episode is proudly brought to ...

YLB #88 - A gay pastor shares his thoughts on Christianity, TrueLove.Is & LGBTQ issue

Aug. 30, 2020

We speak to Pastor Miak Siew from Free Community Church, i.e. the only church in Singapore that “affirms same-sex and transgender relationships” as being “consistent with Christian faith and teachings”. And of course, he shares his thoughts on TrueLove.I...

YLB #87 - Was the Tangs’ hijab case really “discrimination” & Circles.Life ad gets backlash

Aug. 23, 2020

On 18 Aug 2020, news broke of Tangs Dept Store being investigated for a case where their staff allegedly requested a part-time promoter to remove her hijab. Things blew up and even President Halimah got involved. But was it really a case of discriminatio...

YLB #86 - The Dee Kosh saga & should restaurants or customers be blamed for not social distancing?

Aug. 19, 2020

Yesterday, local YouTuber/ Radio DJ Dee Kosh admitted that there is “some truth” to the avalanche of sexual harassment allegations. Police investigations are ongoing, but how did all this happen? Elsewhere, a FB post by a restaurant owner about customers...