12 Local Podcasts You Should Subscribe To Right Now

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12 Local Podcasts You Should Subscribe To Right Now

STORY: Farhan Shafie
24 June 2020
PHOTO: Farhan Shafie

Local podcasts are having their moment in the sun right now. Whether you're into pop culture, niche genres or just random people spewing their thoughts, there's an audio gem out there specifically catered to your tastes. We've curated some of the most underrated local podcasts that's being produced and where you can listen to them.

1. Yah Lah But...

Why you should subscribe: From the same team that brought you the YouTube channel, Ministry of Funny, the series discusses topical Singapore headlines through an unfiltered lens. Witty banter aside, the duo of Haresh and Terence are great at bringing levity to any situation.

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean

2. Supernatural Confessions

Why you should subscribe: Let's face it, Asian ghosts are the scariest of them all. The podcast is an offshoot of an online community that discusses Asian myths, hauntings, superstitions and true life paranormal encounters that mainstream audiences are just not ready to believe... or accept.

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Radio Public, Breaker

3. Sex & Singapore City

Why you should subscribe: If you have a happening love life and need something to relate. Alternatively, if you have a nonexistent one and need some entertainment.

Nixalina is a Londoner who moved to our sunny island a few years ago and goes all Gossip Girl on the Singapore dating scene. Expect hilarious tales of modern love from a female perspective.

Available on: Spotify

4. Randomly Relatable SG

Why you should subscribe: 3 friends come together to shoot the breeze and discuss taboo topics. Previous episodes feature a transgender who talks about being labelled a ‘bapok’, a gangster who smashes stereotypes and an ex-convict on life behind bars.

The youthful trio also balances out the dark subject matter with lighter, more relatable topics such as tips on nailing an interview, throwback cartoons and social media trends.

Available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts

5. Misfits: Wisdom From Unconventional Individuals

Why you should subscribe: There's no one way to succeed in life. This podcast is a fascinating series of interviews that delve into unconventional individuals who have walked a road less travelled.

Guests have included an internet millionaire, a Nominated Member of Parliament and author who consults for the Kingdom of Bhutan plus a Time Magazine social entrepreneur of the year. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio

6. Malam Seram (Horror Nights)

Why you should subscribe: Who doesn't love a good spooky ghost story? Former Malay radio DJ KC is best known for his popular show Misteri Jam 12 (Midnight Mysteries).

Now, he has moved into the podcasting sphere to reach wider audiences around the world. It is currently the 2nd most downloaded podcast in Singapore and the most downloaded in Malaysia and Indonesia with a legion of fans from all three countries regularly sharing their horror stories and encounters. 

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube

7. Kick To The Gut!

Why you should subscribe: Radio DJ Mister Young and rapper-writer FRGN are your guides to the wacky world of pro wrestling.

Whether it's reminiscing on their childhood heroes Hulk Hogan and The Rock or reviewing current events in the WWE, the duo's undeniable chemistry and over the top fanboy-ness make for an entertaining listen.They also welcome guests on the show such as local pro wrestlers and even overseas wrestling YouTubers.

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio

8. Hidden Among Us

Why you should subscribe: If you're into true crime stories sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal, this is the podcast for you. Think Crime Watch meets Incredible Tales.

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

9. Do Not Clique

Why you should subscribe: If you love some good old celebrity gossip. Host Fariqqin dive into deep conversations with numerous Singaporean actors, musicians, radio DJs and even athletes including Gurmit Singh, Adrian Pang and Jean Danker, just to name a few.

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Soundcloud

10. ADOSSIER

Why you should subscribe: Shida Osman is one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking female podcasters around. Her sharp insights and hot takes on topical issues are always spot on and informed by her own unique brand of comedy. Case in point: One of her recent episodes is entitled I Would Rather Be A Ghost Than A Superhero. Definitely, Pontianak & The People I Would Haunt.

Available on: Spotify, Anchor FM

11. City Music Singapore

Why you should subscribe: Music tastemakers who love discovering new artistes should make this series essential listening. Not only do the team interview local bands and singers starting out in the scene, they also offer tutorials on how to streamline your own recording setup, choose affordable equipment and even compose your own music.

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

12. The Financial Coconut

Why you should subscribe: Financial literacy is an important part of adulting. If you need tips on how to manage or maximise your finances, this podcast is for you. 

Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

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TAGS: Local talent , Culture , PEOPLE , We Are Singapore
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