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The Straits Times

The Straits Times audio channel showcases key news analyses, and selected episodes from our niche and sponsored series. Follow these series on audio apps Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, or Google Home smart speaker devices: ASIAN INSIDER (the Asian perspective on global issues) GREEN PULSE (environmental watch) HEALTH CHECK (healthier living) ST SPORTS TALK (big sports issues) LIFE WEEKEND PICKS (lifestyle and food recommendations) #POPVULTURES (Asian and Hollywood pop culture) BOOKMARK THIS! (books podcast) LUNCH WITH SUMIKO (up close with prominent newsmakers) BT PODCASTS (Money Hacks, Mark To Market, WealthBT) Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis, The Straits Times and The Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings.

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BT Podcasts: Make your SME more profitable with simpler low-cost digital solutions 16:49 min The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series. In this episode, how to make your SME more profitable with low cost digital solutions, including standard website building, payment integration, analytics and mentorship. Correspondent Howie Lim speaks to Wong Wenbin, Head of GrabPay at Grab Singapor​e. This episode is brought to you by Grab: https://www.grab.com/sg/ Highlights of the conversation (click/tap above):  01:44 Gaps in digitalisation adoption and the 3 challenges impeding digitalisation 05:11 Access to credit for SMEs still the most crucial 07:15 Alliances for action the next crucial step 09:22 Digital solutions need to stand the test of time 12:14 Cashless transactions/payments are the next frontier for growth 13:42 Case study of an SME which grew sales 3x after digitalisation More about: GrabPay for businesses: https://www.grab.com/sg/merchant/pay/online-payments/ PayLater by Grab: https://www.grab.com/sg/merchant/finance/pay-later/ GrabAcademy for merchants: https://www.grab.com/sg/merchant-grabacademy/ Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim and Hadyu Rahim --- Follow BT podcasts: Channel: https://bt.sg/pcOM Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcAP Spotify: https://bt.sg/pcSP Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcGO Website: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/podcasts BT Money Hacks Podcast on: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt WealthBT Podcast at: http://bt.sg/wealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg --- Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties. #BTPodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 5

16 min 49 sec

Green Pulse Ep 66: Article 6 - Rise of the carbon markets? 18:59 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. At the recent COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, negotiators from nearly 200 nations concluded discussions on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This relates to carbon markets, and whether countries can trade carbon credits to meet their climate pledges — known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The discussions, six years in the making, also established rules on who emissions savings accrue to, if one nation pays to set up a green initiative - say a wind farm instead of a coal plant - in another country. But what exactly are these new rules and markets and what are some of the concerns that still remain?  To help explain what it all means for governments and investors, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty speak with Mr Richard Saines, who is partner at Pollination, a specialist climate change investment and advisory firm. Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 1:13 What is the difference between existing voluntary and compliance carbon markets, and how will the outcome at COP26 change them?  4:15 What are the two market mechanisms under Article 6 through which carbon credits can cross international borders? 5:56 What is the key provision under Article 6 that ensures carbon credits are not double counted? 6:45 How does Article 6 help countries cooperate to find cheaper ways to cut their emissions, while ensuring an overall reduction in concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere? 8:50 What is the potential of nature in yielding new emissions-reductions projects? 10:27 Methane-reduction projects and their potential in drawing new investments. 13:33 Will Article 6 rules help to improve standards of carbon credits? 15:46 With the rules for international carbon trading agreed on at COP26, how soon can countries start buying credits to meet their climate goals? Carbon credits explained: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/carbon-copy-tricky-carbon-market-rules-struggle-to-get-off-the-ground Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Fa'izah Sani and Hadyu Rahim Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 5

18 min 59 sec

The Big Story Ep 120: Singapore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening 7:47 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Before Singapore can proceed with its endemic Covid-19 strategy and reopening plans, scientists need to answer three major unknowns about the Omicron variant. Is it more infectious than the Delta variant? Does it increase the risk of severe illness and death in infected patients? Does it hamper the protection given by current Covid-19 vaccines? Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore, discusses whether it is all doom and gloom as the world braces for another global Covid-19 surge. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2

7 min 47 sec

ST Sports Talk Ep 141: Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt on Man United woes 14:32 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month. Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt are on this episode of ST Sports Talk, to discuss the problems that have plagued their former club this season leading to the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The two former Red Devils stars also give their thoughts on new interim manager Ralf Rangnick, and what challenges lie ahead for the German as he attempts to steer the club back up the table in the Premier League. Giggs and Butt, who between them made 1,350 appearances for United, were in Singapore at the invitation of businessman and their good friend Peter Lim. While in town, they - alongside other Class of 92 teammates Phil and Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes who joined virtually from remote locations abroad - participated in a series of events organised by digital football platform ZujuGP, founded by Lim and his son Kiat. . 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 01:49 What they think of Rangnick’s appointment 04:16 How United’s underperforming stars need to buck up 07:31 The reason behind their poor defence this season 10:42 Who they feel the club need to sign Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (msazali@sph.com.sg) & Penelope Lee Edited by: Penelope Lee Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWRE Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRa Spotify: https://str.sg/JW6N Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JX88  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Sazali Abdul Aziz on Twitter: https://str.sg/JbxS Read his stories: https://str.sg/Jbxq --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2

14 min 32 sec

Health Check Ep 73: What to know about antimicrobial resistance 21:28 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you. The World Health Organisation has declared that antimicrobial resistance or AMR is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity. AMR occurs when some of the germs that cause infections no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Infections then become harder or impossible to treat. In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks to Associate Prof Hsu Li Yang, who has a special interest in antibiotic resistance, about AMR. Prof Hsu is the Vice Dean of Global Health and Programme Leader of Infectious Diseases at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. And, with the worrisome Omicron spreading around the world, she also asked him how worrying the new variant is. 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 01:20 Why should you bother about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in a pandemic? 03:42 The use of antibiotics in chickens, and what you should know about what you find in supermarkets 10:59 Lessons from the pandemic that can be applied to the control of AMR 15:05 Why is it difficult to develop new antibiotics for drug-resistant infections? 16:35 Will the new variant Omicron break through vaccine protection against severe disease? Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaN Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRX Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaQ Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6Wv  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Joyce Teo's stories: https://str.sg/JbxN --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 1

21 min 28 sec

BT Podcasts: How to prepare for mandatory ESG disclosures 13:32 min Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series. This episode focuses on how businesses can prepare for the imminent wave of mandatory ESG disclosures. BT correspondent Howie Lim hosts Kelvin Tan, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance & Investments, Asean at HSBC. This episode is brought to you by HSBC: www.business.hsbc.com.sg/sustainability Highlights of the conversation (click/tap above): 1:27 Importance of ESG data to investors 3:42 Issues with current available ESG data points 6:20 How a global reporting framework standard would help 7:38 How and who will standardise this framework to ensure its global interoperability 9:21 How prepared companies are for mandatory ESG disclosures and how they can be ready 11:20 The timeframe to get ready and what smaller companies can do More about: Growth and sustainability: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/campaigns/sustainability A personalised action plan: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/campaigns/sustainability#Yourroadmaptosustainablegrowth Sustainable Financing and Investing – ASEAN Report: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/insights/sustainability/sfi-survey-asean-report Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg) Ernest Luis & Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim --- Follow BT podcasts: Channel: https://bt.sg/pcOM Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcAP Spotify: https://bt.sg/pcSP Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcGO Website: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/podcasts BT Money Hacks Podcast on: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt WealthBT Podcast at: http://bt.sg/wealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg --- Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties.  #BTPodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 28

13 min 32 sec

Asian Insider Ep 80: The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China 30:06 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts two guests. Nirupama Rao based in Bangalore, was India's former Foreign Secretary, former Ambassador to Peru and China and former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Washington DC-based Jeff Smith is a research fellow at the Asian Studies Center and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 2:03 The kind of thinking necessary to overcome the disputes on the India-China border 6:23 US Pentagon's annual report mentions military security and development involving China's construction activities on this border to press its claim at the Line of Actual Control (LAC)  11:18 China has taken some of India's territory over the past nine years - what is India's security and foreign policy establishment on this? 20:59 No reason not to assume that the LAC in the eastern sector of boundary will not come alive in the months to come, due to lack of trust and mutual sensitivity between the two countries 25:25 With the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) sharing concerns over China's growing power and gaining some traction, is this destined to be a dangerous bilateral situation for both countries? Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 25

30 min 6 sec

Life Weekend Picks Ep 144: Dive into gripping documentary about 2018 Thai cave rescue 9:46 mins Synopsis: Every Thursday, The Straits Times recommends lifestyle and food picks for the coming weekend in Singapore.  This week's Life Picks highlights two new releases on the big screen. Film correspondent John Lui talks about The Rescue, a National Geographic documentary on the 2018 mission to rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. (0:56) Journalist Jan Lee gives her take on the biopic Anita, which has model-actress Louise Wong portraying the legendary Cantopop singer Anita Mui. (3:54) Produced by: ST Life desk & ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team & Penelope Lee Subscribe to Life Weekend Picks Podcast for new episodes every Thursday and rate us: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa2  Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa6  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWau  Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JuYZ  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts  Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc  --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 25

9 min

BT Podcasts: Renting vs owning private property: An in-depth look 18:45 min Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series. In this episode, BT digital editor Chris Lim hosts senior correspondent Leslie Yee to discuss his article Renting can be a viable alternative to owning a private home in Singapore. It also features property analysts’ take on it.  Highlights of the conversation: 00:56 Why explore the financial viability of renting vs owning private property and not HDB flats (includes comments from Nicholas Mak, head of research and consultancy, ERA Realty) 03:15 Leslie’s thought process behind his article, the simulation he adopted and response to analysts’ critique of it 05:02 The prevailing argument of personal preference vs just numbers (including comments from Leonard Tay, head of research, Knight Frank Singapore) 13:30 As demographic trends change, might renting vs owning a private property become one as well? (includes comments from Wong Xian Yang, head of research Singapore, Cushman & Wakefield) Read Leslie’s article: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/opinion/renting-can-be-a-viable-alternative-to-owning-a-private-home-in-singapore Produced by: Chris Lim, Ernest Luis, Lee Kim Siang & Howie Lim Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim --- Follow BT podcasts: Channel: https://bt.sg/pcOM Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcAP Spotify: https://bt.sg/pcSP Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcGO Website: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/podcasts BT Money Hacks Podcast on: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt WealthBT Podcast at: http://bt.sg/wealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg --- Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties.  #BTPodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 24

18 min 44 sec

The Big Story Ep 119: Contact tracing not necessary as Singapore moves to endemic state  4:34 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Infectious diseases experts have questioned the need for continued widespread enforcement of TraceTogether and SafeEntry rules as Singapore moves towards more targeted contact tracing and living with endemic Covid-19 Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 23

4 min 34 sec

WealthBT Ep 8: Approaches to sustainable investing: A primer 15:11 min Synopsis: Learn to protect and grow your wealth in this monthly Business Times podcast series for affluent individuals, hosted by BT wealth editor Genevieve Cua.  In this eighth episode of WealthBT, wealth editor Genevieve Cua talks about the various investing approaches or strategies that today, fall under the sustainable label. This episode is brought to you by Prudential: https://www.prudential.com.sg/ Highlights of the conversation (click/tap above): 0:55 Reasons to invest sustainably: helping the climate crisis; mitigating risk; and aligning with personal values 3:06 Approaches as listed by the OECD and GSIA; Genevieve Cua breaks the approaches down one by one 7:06 Fourth approach - understanding thematic ESG that invests in trends or themes expected to drive markets and returns  9:16 Sixth - ESG integration, which is a systematic inclusion of ESG in portfolio construction 9:57 Seventh - engagement and shareholder action which harness shareholder power to drive companies towards sustainability 12:42 Prudential's head of ESG - El Lynn Yeoh - on how investors may evaluate ESG factors alongside their values; and setting risk and return expectations Listen to the previous episode from Oct 25 - brought to you by Prudential - where Genevieve Cua looked at how your investment can make a positive difference to climate change. More about: Prudential's sustainability efforts - https://www.prudential.com.sg/sustainability-report Wealth and protection needs - www.prudential.com.sg/pruvantageassure Produced by: Genevieve Cua (gen@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim Follow Wealth BT podcasts on the 4th Monday of every month and rate us at: Channel: http://bt.sg/btwealthbt Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/wbAP Spotify: http://bt.sg/wbSP Google: http://bt.sg/wbGO Website:http://bt.sg/btwealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties.  Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks Podcast at: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast at: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt BT Podcasts at: http://bt.sg/podcasts #WealthBT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 21

15 min 11 sec

#PopVultures Ep 55: Rebecca Lim gets engaged, Britney Spears is free and Taylor Swift revisits Red (and Jake Gyllenhaal) 28:37 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times examines the ins and outs of pop culture in the Asian entertainment and Hollywood scene. This week, #PopVultures host Jan Lee runs down note-worthy entertainment news for listeners. In local news, Mediacorp actress Rebecca Lim gets engaged to her mystery fiance. She announced the happy news on her Instagram and while she received congratulations and blessings from celebrities and fans alike, fellow actor Ian Fang did not seem as thrilled. Fang and Lim were linked for years but Fang and fellow Mediacorp actress Carrie Wong were caught exchanging sexually suggestive messages to each other in 2019. Meanwhile in Hollywood, pop star Britney Spears is finally freed from her conservatorship after 13 years. She was previously placed under the conservatorship, which stripped her of her ability to make financial, medical and other personal decisions for herself, in 2008 after she suffered a highly publicised mental breakdown. Jan discusses how there's still more to the case, including Spears' allegations that her father, who was in charge of her conservatorship for years, exploited and surveilled her. Finally, Jan goes into Taylor Swift's re-recording and releasing Red - an album first released in 2012. Swift added previously unpublished songs into the re-recorded album, including an extended ten-minute version of one of the album's most popular songs All Too Well. This album has reignited interest in Swift's brief relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Many of the album's breakup songs are said to be about Gyllenhaal. Jan also provides a primer on why Swift is re-recording her own music.  Here's what she talked about: Rebecca Lim's engagement and how Ian Fang's response has shifted the focus away from her happy news (0:49) Britney is finally free and how the conservatorship system is ripe for abuse (12:15) Taylor Swift's re-recording and releasing her album Red (19:05) Produced by Jan Lee (janlee@sph.com.sg) and Penelope Lee Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to #PopVultures Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWad Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaA Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju47  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaP  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Jan Lee on Instagram: https://str.sg/Jbxc Read Jan Lee's stories: https://str.sg/Jbxp --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 19

28 min 37 sec

Life Weekend Picks Ep 143: Impossible Pork pulls into Singapore restaurants, Korean series Hellbound on Netflix  5:54 mins Synopsis: Every Thursday, The Straits Times recommends lifestyle and food picks for the coming weekend in Singapore.  In this week's episode, food correspondent Eunice Quek shares more about plant-based brand Impossible Pork. It is making its debut on the menus of more than 120 restaurant outlets in Singapore on Nov 18 (0:43) Journalist Jan Lee reviews Korean series Hellbound, which premieres on Netflix on Nov 19 (2:33). Produced by: ST Life desk & ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Life Weekend Picks Podcast for new episodes every Thursday and rate us: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa2  Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa6  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWau  Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JuYZ  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts  Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc  --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 19

5 min 54 sec

Power Play Ep 7: Xi-Biden meeting and communication key to future relations 7:50 mins Synopsis: On the third Friday of every month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.  Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong - ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing - as they chat about the following: 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 1:16 Virtual summit expected to improve US-China relations 3:20 Value of communication between Xi and Biden important to avoid misunderstandings 5:19 How will the virtual summit shine light on the issue of Taiwan? 6:12 Climate cooperation is one of the silver linings of the summit Follow ST's Power Play articles: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/st-power-play Produced by: Charissa Yong (charyong@sph.com.sg), Danson Cheong (dansonc@sph.com.sg), Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Dan Koh Follow our Asian Insider Podcast channel Mondays to Fridays and rate us: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Charissa Yong's stories. Read Danson Cheong's stories. Follow Danson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dansoncj Discover the Asian Insider newsletter. Discover Asian Insider Videos. --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 18

7 min 50 sec

The Big Story Ep 118: Restaurants call for year-end increase to 8-pax dine-in capacity 6:22 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. At the opening ceremony of Restaurant Asia 2021 (Nov 18-20), a three-day food and beverage symposium and trade show expected to attract 3,000 participants, Mr Andrew Kwan, president of Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS), called for an increase of dining capacity to eight people to help the battered food and beverage industry get back on its feet. In an interview with The Big Story, event co-chairman and RAS management committee member Diana Teo joins the call for capacity limits and the 1-metre social distancing rule to be re-examined, and discusses the new normal for the F&B industry. Read more: https://str.sg/3N4C Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Hadyu Rahim Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 18

6 min 22 sec

Green Pulse Ep 65: Grace Fu says clear communication with citizens key in Singapore's COP26 climate pledges 9:47 mins Synopsis: At the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty were with the Singapore media delegation at COP26, as Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu gave her take on the outcome of the United Nations climate talks. 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 0:45 While there was no total happiness all round, COP26 was a good foundation to "operationalise" the Paris Agreement 1:08 More still needs to be done for small island states; adaptation and loss and damage remain hurdles 2:10 Overall reaction of AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) to COP26 outcome; Singapore is also a member of AOSIS 3:00 Climate crisis effects in Singapore include more intense rainfall; must convince and encourage Singaporeans to take collective action 4:33 Ms Fu on the pledges Singapore made, in reference to the Singapore Green Plan 2030 that charts the country's pathways to cut emissions, and how the Government intends to communicate plans clearly with citizens 6:00 Ms Fu reveals COP presidency's direction to make this process as inclusive and transparent as possible Revisit our COP26 coverage here: https://omny.fm/shows/green-pulse-1/playlists/green-pulse-at-cop26-glasgow Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Fa'izah Sani and ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 17

9 min 47 sec

Health Check Ep 72: Don't let diabetes sneak up on you 17:10 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you. In this pandemic, many people may be eating more and exercising less. It's not a good combination. The prevalence of obesity in Singapore across all ages has risen from 8.6 per cent in 2017 to 10.5 per cent last year. Not only is obesity a leading risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, it is also one of the factors that can cause one to have more serious complications when infected with Covid-19. In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Dr Asim Shabbir, a senior consultant and the Head of General Surgery at Alexandra Hospital, who has a special interest in bariatric and metabolic surgery. 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 1:03 Singapore's diabetes situation outlook in 2021, challenge of obesity and more Asians getting diabetes at a younger age 3:40 Early diagnosis as more people put on weight during this pandemic: Key interventions include being able to manage glucose levels, reducing weight to prolong normal abilities of pancreas, avoiding loss of limbs later in life 6:40 Dr Asim's dietary suggestions and advice on consuming supplements 7:39 Whether it's a good idea for people with diabetes to pop a supplement to boost their immunity or if they should get a flu jab? 10:30 Why exercising is more profound for our bodies than just seeing it as a way to burn calories; how medical interventions such as bariatric surgery can add as much as 10 years to a patient's life expectancy Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaN Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRX Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaQ Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6Wv  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Joyce Teo's stories: https://str.sg/JbxN --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 17

17 min 10 sec

Bookmark This! Ep 26: The worlds of Sally Rooney and Anne Carson 18:48 mins Synopsis: A monthly literary podcast by The Straits Times featuring titles in the headlines and sizzling reads. In the latest episode of this literary podcast, The Straits Times journalists Olivia Ho and Toh Wen Li talk about new and old in the latest works by Sally Rooney and Anne Carson, from the millennial crisis of Beautiful World, Where Are You to the reworking of Greek myth in H Of H Playbook. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney (0:54) H Of H Playbook by Anne Carson (12:25) Produced by: Olivia Ho (oliviaho@sph.com.sg), Toh Wen Li (tohwenli@sph.com.sg) and Penelope Lee Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Penelope Lee Subscribe to Bookmark This! Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWas Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWae Spotify: https://str.sg/JWan Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4n   Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Olivia Ho's stories: https://str.sg/JbhW Follow Olivia Ho on Instagram: @ohomatopoeia Read Toh Wen Li's stories: https://str.sg/Jbhm --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 12

18 min 48 sec

Speaking of Asia Ep 7: Will immigrants really define our destiny? 37:57 mins Synopsis: Join The Straits Times's associate editor Ravi Velloor, in this series of podcasts as he distils his experience from four decades of covering the continent. In this seventh episode, he hosts Dr Parag Khanna, a scholar, global thinker and the author of several books. His experience varies from working at the World Economic Forum to advising the US Special Operations in the Middle East. Now living in Singapore as a citizen, Dr Khanna has launched his latest book called MOVE-The Forces Uprooting Us. He separates demographic facts from the usual emotions stirred by debates over migration. The book’s central point is that human mobility is destiny. They discuss the following timestamped points: The global potential of Asian youth and Asian migrant trends: Who will be the winners and losers in the 21st century? (6:17) Dr Khanna breaks down the Asian diaspora: Why the Indian diaspora will be far larger than the Chinese diaspora in the next few decades (8:50) Assess countries' historical actions and just the demographic facts, as no attempts to boost fertility have worked (15:00) Lessons for Singapore as it practises a complex but rather constructive tinkering approach mixed with Singaporean-first policies? (17:35) Why Singapore's constructive tinkering can be advertised and branded better to the world; why "collecting" people is "collecting power" (20:00) Dr Khanna says there are 35 million global companies that are location-independent: Why Dubai wants a slice of that action, and can Singapore learn from it? (25:53) Only two countries offering digital nomad visas pre-Covid; now there are 75 countries (29:40) Can societies not be affected when the immigrant is physically present but has loyalties elsewhere? (34:34) Produced by: Ravi Velloor (velloor@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Dan Koh & Fa'izah Sani Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Ravi Velloor's columns: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/ravi-velloor Follow Ravi Velloor on Twitter. Discover the Asian Insider newsletter.  Discover Asian Insider Videos --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts:  http://bt.sg/podcasts Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 11

37 min 57 sec

The Big Story Ep 117: MIS-C is a 'new disease, new phenomenon', says expert  5:25 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Four children infected with Covid-19 in Singapore have been diagnosed with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C. They are among the 8,000 paediatric Covid-19 patients, since the start of the pandemic. Dr Liew Woei Kang, from the Paediatric Allergy Immunology Rheumatology Centre, tells The Big Story why parents should be aware of this new phenomenon.  Read more on MIS-C: https://str.sg/3GkA Produced by: ST Video team & Ernest Luis Edited by: ST Video team and Hadyu Rahim Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 10

5 min 25 sec

Asian Insider Ep 79: Drive carbon emissions down, says UNDP chief during COP26 2nd week 17:57 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who is now at the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow till Nov 12. They discuss the following points: Small islands and small island states facing a climate injustice issue: Failure to deliver climate promises? (3:00) Why they do not qualify for international development finance and have suffered from slow climate financing (4:25) On potential economic disruption, competition for resources, the next generation feeling disengagement (5:40) Steiner's view on the role and future of teenage Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg, and why more 'Gretas' in various continents will start emerging (9:30) We are not a laboratory: There are more lower cost alternatives existing now to tackle climate crisis instead of relying on so-called "breakthrough" carbon capture and geoengineering (11:32) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg) and Ernest Luis Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 9

17 min 57 sec

Green Pulse Ep 64: Climate advocate Xuan Zihan on youth in global climate policy-making 3:15 min Synopsis: At the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty speak with climate advocate Mr Xuan Zihan, a University College of London student union representative and its co-chair of Conference of the Youth at COP26 in Glasgow. They discuss the following points: Why youths should be involved in national and global policy-making starting at COP26 (1:10) Calling for more ambitious climate governance proposals (1:42) Using climate finance to hold countries more accountable (2:15) Read also: Singapore youth give 18 recommendations for tackling environmental crisis: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/singapore-youth-give-18-recommendations-for-tackling-environmental-crisis Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Fa'izah Sani and ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 9

3 min 15 sec

BT Podcasts: How SME businesses can grow with ESG 16:03 min Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series. This episode focuses on how sustainability can open up new business growth opportunities for SMEs. BT correspondent Howie Lim hosts William Longhurst, head of propositions and business development at HSBC, to discuss concrete steps SMEs can take now. This episode is brought to you by HSBC: www.business.hsbc.com.sg/sustainability  Highlights of the conversation: Top 3 challenges SMEs face when integrating ESG into their business model (1.20) Reframing sustainability as a growth driver, not just a risk (2.58) 3 reasons ESG is important to a company’s long-term survival (4.00) SMEs will find it hard to raise investments or financing if they don’t show clear ESG targets and metrics (5:45) Sustainability = long-term profitability: 4 steps to turn your SME around (9.32) Why the entire organisation needs to be involved in a business’ sustainability journey (11.58)  Addressing greenwashing; how SMEs can ensure collaborators are legitimate, and how to get your business 'green' certified (12.55)  In the next episode coming Nov 29 - brought to you by HSBC - Howie Lim finds out how mandatory ESG disclosures will affect your business and how you can prepare. More about: Singapore’s EFS Green scheme: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/campaigns/sustainability/enterprise-financing-scheme-green Personalised action plans: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/campaigns/sustainability Sustainability insights from home-grown Singapore companies: https://www.business.hsbc.com.sg/en-sg/insights Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg) Ernest Luis & Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim --- Follow BT podcasts: Channel: https://bt.sg/pcOM Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcAP Spotify: https://bt.sg/pcSP Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcGO Website: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/podcasts BT Money Hacks Podcast on: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt WealthBT Podcast at: http://bt.sg/wealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg --- Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties.  #BTPodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 7

16 min 2 sec

Green Pulse Ep 63: Palau President on why climate justice is needed for countries that continue to use more carbon 17:14 min Synopsis: At the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty speak with the President of the Pacific island state of Palau, Surangel Whipps Jr. He is representing AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), which, since 1990, has represented the interests of the 39 small island and low-lying coastal developing states in international climate change, sustainable development negotiations and processes. Singapore is also a member of AOSIS. This alliance closely resembles the countries it represents on the global stage, but often punches far above its weight, negotiating historic global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, among other achievements. They discuss the following points: Why a number of islands, whole cultures, will disappear like the dinosaurs if the world does not achieve the COP26 aim to cap global warming at 1.5 deg C above pre-industrial levels (2:13) Why it's critical for countries not to operate in silos, but share green technologies (3:40) Why the world is suffering a slow death now, with ports and farms overrun with water, crops destroyed, corals dying, more frequent storms seen in Palau and Singapore (4:58) Helping small islands go with renewable energy and with infrastructure to cope with rising sea levels (8:23) Supporting the climate justice issue: Why countries should be held accountable and pay compensation for using more carbon and for damage they're causing (10:27) Climate finance issue: Are developed countries willing to cough up the US$100 billion needed for the climate adaptation costs of developing countries (12:08) Is AOSIS' voice finally being heard at the COP climate conference? (13:25) Mr Whipps Jr recounts the story of the Palau legend and why there is hope for the world to change its ways now (14:24) 6 key issues at COP26: https://str.sg/3pT7 Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Fa'izah Sani and Hadyu Rahim Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 7

17 min 15 sec

Letter From The Bureau Ep 7: How badminton united Indonesia during Covid-19   16:41 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times' foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar chats with ST’s correspondents in the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe every month. They talk about life as it goes on, amid the screaming headlines and bubbling crises. In this episode, she chats with ST's Indonesia correspondent Linda Yulisman about the following: How did the badminton craze come about in Indonesia? (1:04) Some badminton players who won medals came from struggling families (3:51) Famous former badminton players in Indonesia like Susi Susanti, Alan Budikusuma, Taufik Hidayat and what they are up to now (8:14) Reasons behind badminton's popularity in Indonesia (11:09) Enduring benefits from Indonesia's badminton craze (15:11) Trailer for 2019 movie biopic of Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKPD8Obehq4 Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar (bhagya@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Dan Koh Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Linda Yulisman’s stories: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/linda-yulisman Read more of ST's Letters From The Bureau: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/letter-from-the-bureau Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 5

16 min 41 sec

The Big Story Ep 116: World leaders pledge to cut methane emissions, end deforestation at COP26 5:29 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. More than 100 world leaders made two big commitments on Tuesday (Nov 2) to halt and even reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030. In a separate pledge, they agreed to slash emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane by 30 per cent from 2020 levels by 2030. From Glasgow, science and environment correspondent Audrey Tan speaks to The Big Story about the deals, and also what it's like to cover a global conference amid the pandemic. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 5

5 min 29 sec

Health Check Ep 71: Why lifelong immunity from Covid-19 is unlikely 15:54 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you. Singapore is gradually opening its borders to allow for quarantine-free travel as it moves towards a new normal of living with Covid-19. However, at home, restrictions remain in place to protect the unvaccinated seniors and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The country is seeing very high numbers of daily Covid-19 cases, with a considerable number of people in the hospitals and about 10 or more dying from complications linked to Covid-19. Unvaccinated older adults account for most of these deaths, though some vaccinated people have also succumbed to the complications of the disease. ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, an expert on infectious diseases at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health to find out more. Are daily deaths expected in the year ahead, and will this number ever be reduced? (0:35) Endemics always see infections come and go in waves, and Covid-19 is no different (4:40) What is known about vaccinated elderly succumbing to Covid-19? (5:22) Moderation is key to maintaining the balance between staying at home and going out for social benefits (7:00) Likelihood of lifelong immunity from the first two standard Covid-19 jabs and a booster is unlikely, so yearly boosters should be expected (10:35) Views on vaccinating children with only one dose of MRNA vaccines, based on medical opinions in Europe and US (13:47) Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Penelope Lee and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Penelope Lee and Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaN Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRX Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaQ Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6Wv  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Joyce Teo's stories: https://str.sg/JbxN --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 3

15 min 54 sec

Green Pulse Ep 62: Much ado over carbon markets, credits and COP26 negotiations 14:13 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. One of the key issues negotiators will discuss at the UN climate conference COP26 (from Oct 31 to Nov 12) is on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This relates to carbon markets, and whether countries can trade carbon credits to meet their climate pledges — known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs). It will also establish rules on who emissions savings accrue to, if one nation pays to set up a green initiative - say a wind farm instead of a coal plant - in another country. In this second of a two-part series on what COP26 means for the Asean region, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty speak with Ms Melissa Low, a research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Energy Studies Institute, about this contentious issue.  They discuss the following points: What is Article 6 of the Paris Agreement? (0:48) Singapore has also announced plans to build a carbon credit exchange: what is the issue of the double counting of carbon credits (4:04) Use of units generated before 2020 to meet nationally determined contribution targets, also known as the Clean Development Mechanism transition (7:30) Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu has been invited to co-facilitate discussions on this contentious topic: What this means and why choose Singapore? (10:18) What if countries fail to sort out Article 6 negotiations at COP26? (11:40) Listen to Part 1 - What COP26 means for Asean: https://omny.fm/shows/green-pulse-1/implications-for-asean-at-cop26-green-pulse-ep-61 6 key issues at COP26: https://str.sg/3pT7 Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Fa'izah Sani and Hadyu Rahim Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2

14 min 13 sec

The Big Story Ep 115: What's ahead for WP MP Raesaah Khan after lying to Parliament about sexual assault case 8:26 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Workers’ Party (WP) MP Raeesah Khan has admitted to lying in Parliament about details of a sexual assault case that she alleged was mishandled by the police. On Monday (Nov 1), she apologised in Parliament to the Singapore Police Force and retracted an anecdote she had shared of the alleged incident. Leader of the House Indranee Rajah said Ms Raeesah had lied to Parliament on three occasions, after clarifying details of the matter with the WP MP when she finished her statement. She raised an official complaint against Ms Raeesah for breaching her Parliamentary privilege, and asked for the matter to be referred to the Committee of Privileges, which looks into any complaint alleging breaches of parliamentary privilege. ST journalist Rei Kurohi shares more about the role of the committee and the possible outcomes from the investigation.  Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Hadyu Rahim  Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 1

8 min 26 sec

BT Podcasts: Clear skies ahead for cloud stocks in 2022 and beyond 15:16 mins Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series. This episode focuses on investment opportunities in cloud computing, and how you should educate yourself on the risks and challenges of cloud stocks. Correspondent Howie Lim hosts Andy Budden, investment director, Capital Group. This episode is brought to you by Capital Group: www.capitalgroup.com Highlights of the conversation: Why investors should look into investing in cloud stocks now (1.13) Cloud stocks’ track record so far (3.17) Ways investors can invest in cloud computing (4.15) Other trends to look out for in cloud stocks; sectors such as vaccine technology making huge inroads (9.06) Know the key risks and challenges when considering cloud stocks (11.01) Outlook for cloud stocks in 2022 and beyond (13.28) More about: Investing in a cloud-powered world: https://www.capitalgroup.com/individual-investors/sg/en/insights/articles/investing-cloud-powered-world.html Capital Group's long-term approach to investing : https://www.capitalgroup.com/individual-investors/sg/en/about/our-beliefs/long-term-view.html Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg) Ernest Luis & Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim --- Follow BT podcasts: Channel: https://bt.sg/pcOM Apple Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcAP Spotify: https://bt.sg/pcSP Google Podcasts: http://bt.sg/pcGO Website: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/podcasts BT Money Hacks Podcast on: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt WealthBT Podcast at: http://bt.sg/wealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg --- Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties. #BTPodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 31

15 min 16 sec

Green Pulse Ep 61: Implications for Asean at COP26 16:27 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. Nations are gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, for two weeks from Oct 31 to hammer out key details of how the 2015 Paris Agreement can be implemented. The meeting, called COP26, is touted as a key one in helping to set the world on the right track in reducing the impacts of climate change. Key issues to hammer out include those related to climate finance and urging countries to set more ambitious climate pledges, called nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to do more to reduce emissions.  In this first of a two-part series on what COP26 means for Asean, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty talk to Ms Melissa Low, a research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Energy Studies Institute, on key issues for the region that will be discussed at the climate conference.  They discuss the following points: What does the call for more ambitious climate targets mean for the region? (1:28)  What kinds of help do countries in Asean need to build greener economies? (3:40)  Which countries in the region are most impacted by the loss and damage wreaked by climate change? (7:25)  Beyond climate targets and net-zero pledges, what else matters in the effort to reduce emissions to avert climate change? (11:43)  How high are the stakes for South-east Asia at COP26? (13:25)  Listen to Pt 2 - Much ado over carbon markets, credits and COP26 negotiations: https://omny.fm/shows/green-pulse-1/much-ado-over-carbon-markets-credits-and-cop26-neg 6 key issues at UN climate conference COP26: https://str.sg/3pT7 Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Fa’izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 31

16 min 27 sec

#PopVultures Ep 54: Dissecting Singapore's Night Owl Cinematics influencer scandal 38:52 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times examines the ins and outs of pop culture in the Asian entertainment and Hollywood scene. This week, #PopVulture Jan Lee talks about the biggest influencer scandal in Singapore now - the expose related to media outfit Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) and its co-founder Sylvia Chan. All, complete with leaked audio and video recordings. Be aware that this podcast episode contains discussions of mental health troubles and suicide. The saga initially began as anonymous allegations of Chan, 33, being verbally abusive to her employees. It later evolved into more serious accusations of Chan misappropriating company funds and delaying payment to talents, among other allegations. After influencer Xiaxue sat down with Chan for a nearly two-hour long interview, the issue has since grown to encompass private details of Chan's personal life, including the breakdown of her marriage with Ryan Tan - her ex-husband and fellow co-founder of NOC.  Jan Lee briefly recaps the unfolding saga and examines what missteps were made in Chan's crisis management, why Xiaxue's interview with Chan left much to be desired and who truly emerged a winner from the scandal. Here's what she covers: 'Condensed' recap of the complicated saga - everything from @sgcickenrice to that Xiaxue interview (3:12) Jan's views of the counter-productive first statements from NOC and Chan (16:40) Brief recap and review of Xiaxue's interview with Chan (24:54) Ryan Tan's response to the saga and the initial overwhelming public support for him (33:00) The real winners of the NOC fallout (36:53) See new developments since the recording of this podcast: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVhSYwCJGZG/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CVmeGV8vYIm/ Produced by Jan Lee (janlee@sph.com.sg) and Penelope Lee Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to #PopVultures Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWad Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaA Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju47  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaP  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Jan Lee on Instagram: https://str.sg/Jbxc Read Jan Lee's stories: https://str.sg/Jbxp --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 30

38 min 52 sec

WealthBT Ep 7: How your investment can make a positive difference to climate change 13:51 min Synopsis: Learn to protect and grow your wealth in this monthly Business Times podcast series for affluent individuals, hosted by BT wealth editor Genevieve Cua.  In this seventh episode of WealthBT, wealth editor Genevieve Cua talks about how your investment can make a positive difference to climate change. This episode is brought to you by Prudential: https://www.prudential.com.sg/ Highlights include: Implications of climate change for Singapore and why the call to action is urgent (1.11) COP26 and why countries’ net-zero targets have to be more aggressive (3.16) Prudential plc’s commitment and Prudential customer survey: Customers want to play a part (5.01) The need for private capital to help the net-zero transition (6.23) Role and benefits of ESG in investments (7.52) ESG is not an investment bubble but an investment discipline (11.00) Impact investments: a way to channel your funds into causes that matter to you (11.31) In the next episode on Nov 22 - brought to you by Prudential - Genevieve Cua will look at various ESG approaches. More about: Prudential's sustainability efforts: https://www.prudential.com.sg/sustainability-report Wealth and protection needs: www.prudential.com.sg/pruvantageassure Produced by: Genevieve Cua (gen@sph.com.sg), Howie Lim & Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim & Hadyu Rahim Follow Wealth BT podcasts and rate us at: Channel: http://bt.sg/btwealthbt Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/wbAP Spotify: http://bt.sg/wbSP Google: http://bt.sg/wbGO Website:http://bt.sg/btwealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties.  Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks Podcast at: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast at: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt BT Podcasts at: http://bt.sg/podcasts #WealthBT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 24

13 min 50 sec

The Big Story Ep 114: Are there enough ICU beds as Covid-19 cases strain Singapore hospitals? 6:51 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. On Wednesday (Oct 20), the Health Ministry said that the surge in Covid-19 cases has placed significant pressure on public hospitals here with 89 per cent of isolation beds and 67 per cent of intensive care unit beds occupied. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 22

6 min 51 sec

Bookmark This! Ep 25: Hooked on the Booker Prize? Not quite 25:13 mins Synopsis: A monthly literary podcast by The Straits Times featuring titles in the headlines and sizzling reads. In the latest episode of this literary podcast, The Straits Times journalists Olivia Ho and Toh Wen Li lay down what they loved (and didn’t) about the six books on this year’s Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, from heavyweights such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Powers and three-time Booker nominee Damon Galgut to shortlist debuts like Patricia Lockwood's social media-inflected No One Is Talking About This. Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (2:40) The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed (9:14) A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam (10:34) Bewilderment by Richard Powers (14:28) The Promise by Damon Galgut (16:54) No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (18:45) Produced by: Olivia Ho, Toh Wen Li and Muhammad Hadyu Abd Rahim Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Penelope Lee Subscribe to Bookmark This! Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWas Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWae Spotify: https://str.sg/JWan Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4n   Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Olivia Ho's stories: https://str.sg/JbhW Follow Olivia Ho on Instagram: @ohomatopoeia Contact Olivia Ho: oliviaho@sph.com.sg Read Toh Wen Li's stories: https://str.sg/Jbhm Contact Toh Wen Li: tohwenli@sph.com.sg --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 22

25 min 13 sec

Health Check Ep 70: Unlock your ADHD 21:49 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you. It’s October, the ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) Awareness month, and ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo is going to find out more about what you can do if you have this disorder. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. However, the condition can be treated and the key symptoms have been described by some people as superpowers. Her guest is Moonlake Lee, the founder of Unlocking ADHD, the first site in Singapore that aims to unravel the mysteries of this condition and help everyone appreciate the strengths of individuals with ADHD. More about Unlocking ADHD: https://www.unlockingadhd.com/ Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Penelope Lee and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Penelope Lee and Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaN Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRX Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaQ Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6Wv  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Joyce Teo's stories: https://str.sg/JbxN --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 20

21 min 49 sec

Asian Insider Ep 78: An insider's view of the magnitude of the Myanmar crisis 17:34 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. Myanmar's military, also known as the Tatmadaw, overthrew Myanmar's elected government in a coup on Feb 1. It was met with widespread mass protests. Since then, the country's economy has crashed. Myanmar's currency - the kyat - has plunged badly driving up food and fuel prices. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts Andrew Kirkwood, acting interim UN resident coordinator/humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar in Naypyidaw, on the current humanitarian situation inside Myanmar.  They discuss the following points: Why nearly half the population is now living below the poverty line, an estimate not seen in over 20 years (3:57) Which regions need critical emergency assistance (5:07) Why more humanitarian funding assistance can still be put to good use and what the international and donor community should know about the situation (8:11) Has there been no real addressing of Myanmar's economic growth and underlying structural issues, even before this year's coup? (10:00) In a largely agrarian economy, this translates to farmers squeezed by a doubling in transportation costs, thousands of female garment workers losing jobs, with construction at a standstill, and restaurants mostly closed (11:46) Mr Kirkwood's instincts about the future direction of Myanmar, after having lived there for the past 20 years (15:09) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg) and Ernest Luis Edited by: Fa'izah Sani and Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 19

17 min 34 sec

Green Pulse Ep 60: Saving biodiversity: It should be in our nature 17:36 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. The world is full of amazing plant and animal life, without which humans could not survive. Nature, from forests to coral reefs, to soils and grasslands, provides humanity with food and materials to live. Yet nature is under great threat from our rush for resources to grow our economies and cities. About one million species are now threatened with extinction, the United Nations’ biodiversity panel says, with three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66 per cent of the marine environment significantly altered by human actions. This week, delegates from around the world met virtually to discuss a new global deal for nature to limit the damage caused by environmental destruction, pollution and climate change.  In this episode, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty talk to Dr David Cooper, who is deputy executive secretary, for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Dr Cooper is speaking to us from Kunming in China, which has been hosting this week’s talks, the first round of discussions before a major in-person meeting in Kunming from April 25 to May 8, 2022. They discuss the following points: What is the aim of the in-person COP15 biodiversity talks next year, and how will this month’s virtual meet help in establishing a global deal for nature? (1:22)  What are the threats confronting biodiversity on land and in the sea today? (3:30) How bad is the situation now? (4:48)  Why biodiversity conservation needs to involve more than just environment ministers (7:20) What are the links between biodiversity and climate? (9:45) A carbon price is one policy tool to dealing with the climate crisis. What about putting a price on nature to help with biodiversity conservation? (13:07) What can individuals do to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crises? (15:28)  Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Fa’izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 17

17 min 36 sec

BT Money Hacks Ep 105: Make money while doing good with ESG investing 14:24 Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. In this 105th episode of Money Hacks, BT correspondent Howie Lim speaks to Koh Hwee Joo, senior director, Sustainability Office at UOB Asset Management, about how doing good doesn’t mean sacrificing returns these days with ESG investing. This episode is brought to you by UOBAM - https://www.uobam.com.sg/index.page Highlights of the conversation:  Why investors should consider ‘profit with purpose’ portfolios (1:10) What makes it sustainable investing and how to get started (3:09) Combating naysayers’ claims that financial concerns are a secondary consideration after investors’ moral values (5:43) Singapore's ESG fund scene and how accessible it is to investors now (7:42) Call for greater transparent measurement and disclosure of sustainability performance (9:34) Recognising greenwashing and metrics used to assess ESG factors (10:42) Getting the sceptical and unaware to be more involved in ‘profit with purpose’ investing: the proof in the pudding (11:58) More about:  United Smart Sustainable Singapore Bond Fund - https://www.uobam.com.sg/sustainability/solutions/united-smart-sustainable-singapore-bond-fund.page Sustainability Insights - https://www.uobam.com.sg/insights/thinking-sustainably.page UOBAM's sustainability commitment - https://www.uobam.com.sg/sustainability/index.page Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim and Hadyu Rahim Follow BT Money Hacks podcasts every first and third Monday of the month, and rate us on: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeXe Spotify: http://bt.sg/oeGN Google podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeGP Website: http://bt.sg/moneyhacks Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: All analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast are for your general information only. You should not rely on them in making any decision. Please consult a fully qualified financial adviser or professional expert for independent advice and verification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPH Media shall not be liable for any loss arising from the use of or reliance on any analyses, opinions, recommendations and other information in this podcast. SPH Media accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever that may result or arise from the products, services or information of any third parties.  For more on personal finance, go to: bt.sg/moneyplaybook #BTMoneyHacks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 17

14 min 24 sec

ST Sports Talk Ep 140: Hariss Harun on his first SPL title; eyeing 2nd Suzuki Cup 20:52 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month. In our 140th episode, national football team captain Hariss Harun added another accolade to his trophy-laden career when he lifted the Singapore Premier League (SPL) title on October 10 with the Lion City Sailors. The Sailors, Singapore’s first privatised club, have stated their ambition to establish themselves as one of the continent’s best outfits, and Hariss shares why he believes they can go on to achieve that target, and what role he can play. He also talks about Singapore’s chances at the Suzuki Cup, which kicks off on Dec 5 with Singapore looking for their first Asean title since 2012. They cover the following points: Why winning the SPL is sweet even with all his other achievements (3:28) Similarities between the Sailors and Malaysian giants Johor Darul Takzim (7:20) His mixed history in the Suzuki Cup and how it motivates him now (10:53) How he rates the Lions’ chances (16:42) Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (msazali@sph.com.sg) & Penelope Lee Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Penelope Lee Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWRE Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRa Spotify: https://str.sg/JW6N Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JX88  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Sazali Abdul Aziz on Twitter: https://str.sg/JbxS Read his stories: https://str.sg/Jbxq --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 17

20 min 52 sec

Power Play Ep 6: Dissecting impact of Huawei CFO's release on US-China relations 10:47 mins Synopsis: On the third Friday of every month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.  Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong - ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing - as they chat about the following: Huawei chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, received a hero's welcome upon returning to Shenzhen while America saw the release of Meng Wanzhou and the 'two Michaels' as a prisoner swap (1:45) How will this politically affect US President Biden? (4:11) US-China relations have improved since Meng's release (6:27) Possibility of US conceding to Beijing's requests on China's grievances (7:58) US concerns and policy towards China not changed (8:55) Follow ST's Power Play articles: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/st-power-play Produced by: Charissa Yong (charyong@sph.com.sg), Danson Cheong (dansonc@sph.com.sg), Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Dan Koh Follow our Asian Insider Podcast channel Mondays to Fridays and rate us: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Charissa Yong's stories. Read Danson Cheong's stories. Follow Danson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dansoncj Discover the Asian Insider newsletter. Discover Asian Insider Videos. --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 14

10 min 47 sec

The Big Story Ep 113: New Singapore Covid-19 protocols should help 'very stressed' hospitals 5:12 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. A simpler set of rules for Covid-19 patients and their close contacts rolled out from Monday (Oct 11), bringing an end to quarantine orders and leave of absence notices. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 12

5 min 12 sec

The Big Story Ep 112: Iswaran discusses minimising risks from S'pore opening up quarantine-free travel 13:17 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. In an interview with The Big Story on Monday (Oct 11), Transport Minister S. Iswaran shares more about the expansion of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme to include more countries, and the need to minimise risks. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 11

13 min 17 sec

Speaking of Asia Ep 6: Europe will not be torpedo-ed from Asia  47:54 mins Synopsis: Join The Straits Times's associate editor Ravi Velloor, in this series of podcasts as he distils his experience from four decades of covering the continent. In this sixth episode, he has two special guests - the French ambassador to Singapore Marc Abensour and the newly arrived European Union ambassador, Iwona Piorko. They discuss the recent Australian decision to drop a contract with France to build diesel electric submarines in Adelaide. Australia chose to go for nuclear powered submarines from either the United States or the United Kingdom and the three nations also announced a new security formation, called Aukus which is described as an Enhanced Trilateral Security Partnership. The cancellation of the submarine contract greatly upset France, which withdrew its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra to show its displeasure. France's fellow European Union members in the European Union were taken aback, after they had released a major policy paper on the IndoPacific that deserves much more attention. Ambassador Abensour on why the breakdown of the deal with Australia is a breach of trust and consistency in this region? (3:25) Steps being taken to fix this breach of trust while maintaining important relationships with allies (5:27) Ambassador Abensour on the long-term French approach to the Indo-Pacific? (8:08) The EU's approach paper titled the EU Strategy For Cooperation In The Indo-Pacific: Ambassador Piorko on the EU’s approach, and how different it is from the US and Japanese approaches (13:15)  Can France pursue an Indo-Pacific strategy without close cooperation with the Aukus and Quad powers? (21:19) How Europe views Asean's efforts to cut a deal with China on a code of conduct for the South China Sea (34:50) Produced by: Ravi Velloor (velloor@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Ravi Velloor's columns: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/ravi-velloor Follow Ravi Velloor on Twitter. Discover the Asian Insider newsletter.  Discover Asian Insider Videos --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts:  http://bt.sg/podcasts Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 8

47 min 54 sec

#PopVultures Ep 53: Let's talk Shane Pow, Chantalle Ng, Britney Spears and Squid Game!  18:48 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times examines the ins and outs of pop culture in the Asian entertainment and Hollywood scene. This week #PopVultures host Jan Lee runs down note-worthy entertainment news for listeners. In local news, she talks about former Mediacorp Shane Pow's comeback after his second drink driving conviction landed him in jail and goes through local actress Chantalle Ng's allegations that her father, retired actor Huang Yiliang, physically abused her when she was 11. Ng is the daughter of Huang and veteran actress Lin Meijiao - the pair divorced before Ng turned one. Huang has responded to the allegations, claiming that he hit Ng because Lin had told him to play the bad cop parent.  Next, she goes into overseas news - she celebrates Britney Spears' father being officially suspended from her conservatorship and Netflix's original K-drama Squid Game becoming a viral hit and taking over the world. Here's what she talked about: 1. Shane Pow's comeback and how it was like covering his interview (0:38) 2. The sad story of Chantalle Ng and Lin Meijiao versus Huang Yiliang (2:16) 3. We're on track to #FreeBritney! (8:46) 4. Squid Game on track to becoming Netflix's biggest drama ever (14:22) Produced by: Jan Lee (janlee@sph.com.sg), Fa'izah Sani & Penelope Lee Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to #PopVultures Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWad Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaA Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju47  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaP  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Jan Lee on Instagram: https://str.sg/Jbxc Read Jan Lee's stories: https://str.sg/Jbxp --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 4

18 min 48 sec

Green Pulse Ep 59: COP26 @ Glasgow, the last chance climate saloon? 18:04 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. In less than two months, delegates from around the world will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for one of the most important climate conferences ever held. Called COP26, the meeting aims to agree an ambitious global deal to step up the fight against climate change -- from deeper emissions cuts to more climate cash for poorer nations.  A deal in Glasgow is urgent. Recent extreme weather events have shown no nation can escape nature’s wrath, but poorer nations remain the most vulnerable because they have the least defences and cash to rebuild. So what are the chances COP26 will be a success? And will poorer nations finally get the resources they need?  In this episode, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty talk to Dr Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), who is a leading climate scientist from Bangladesh and has many years experience with the UN climate talks process. He is also an expert on the impacts of climate change on poorer nations and the urgent needs they face to adapt, and build resilience, to more extreme weather and rising sea levels. They discuss the following points: Key issues to be discussed at this year’s COP26 in November (2:30) What bearing will recent extreme weather events have on the international negotiations? (5:30) The evolution of climate talks and the key issues that came up at each stage. (7:21) The concept of loss and damage has gained prominence recently. What does this mean exactly? (8:48)  What is the controversy surrounding climate finance, and why is this important? (11:07)  What are the concerns from climate activists about the participation of developing countries at COP26? (15:18) Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Fa’izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to Green Pulse Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaf Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWaY Spotify: https://str.sg/JWag Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6EV  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Audrey Tan on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLMB Read her stories: https://str.sg/JLM2 Follow David Fogarty on Twitter: https://str.sg/JLM6 Read his stories: https://str.sg/JLMu Read ST's Climate Code Red site: https://str.sg/3pSz --- Discover more ST podcast series: Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 3

18 min 4 sec

Letter From The Bureau Ep 6: Celebrating Chuseok and observing gender inequality in South Korea 20:34 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times' foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar chats with ST’s correspondents in the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe every month. They talk about life as it goes on, amid the screaming headlines and bubbling crises. In this episode, she chats with ST's South Korea correspondent Chang May Choon about the following: What is Chuseok; difference between Chuseok celebrations, pre and post-Covid-19 (1:04) South Korea - a still-patriarchal society or a modern, technologically-driven nation? (6:18) Blatant gender inequality in everyday life, even in schools and the workforce (9:40) May Choon's personal experience of Chuseok and gender divide in South Korea (13:46) Newer Chuseok traditions being created by modern Korean mothers-in-law (17:06) Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar (bhagya@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Dan Koh Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Chang May Choon’s stories: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/chang-may-choon Read more of ST's Letters From The Bureau: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/letter-from-the-bureau Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 30

20 min 34 sec

Asian Insider Ep 77: Citizens should push politicians and companies on climate crisis and vaccine inequity, says UNDP head 17:12 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. The climate crisis and the Covid pandemic's global vaccine inequity were the two main issues on the agenda at the just-concluded United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by the United States and China. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts the head of United Nations Development Programme - Achim Steiner - who's based in New York City. The Human Development Index was created to emphasise that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. They discuss the following points: Did events at the recent United Nations General Assembly by the United States and China show there is concrete progress towards solving the climate crisis (1:04) How Steiner assesses the state of the world in terms of vaccine equity globally (3:45) Why there is a drop in the UNDP's Human Development Index for the first time in 30 years (5:45) Why citizens must make their voices heard by politicians and companies that depend on them (7:42) Why in 2021 - across most of the world - renewable energy today is cheaper per kilowatt hour than any other fossil fuel-based energy generation (12:27) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg) and Ernest Luis Edited by: Hadyu Rahim Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Asian Insider videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 29

17 min 12 sec

Health Check Ep 69: Can plant stanols lower my cholesterol? 15:35 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you. In this episode, we look at whether plant stanols and a more natural diet can help reduce cholesterol. Plant stanol ester is a natural compound which is used as a cholesterol-lowering ingredient in functional foods and food supplements. ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Helena Gylling, Professor Emerita of Clinical Nutrition and senior lecturer in Internal Medicine at the University of Helsinki in Finland. This episode is brought to you by VITAPLUS Benecol: www.benecol.com.sg They cover the following points: What are plant stanols, that are present in plant-based foods? Do they get absorbed by the body? (1:15) How studies in plant stanols as dietary means to lower LDL cholesterol began in 1989 in Helsinki, and their safety profile (2:22) Why 2-3g of plant stanols consumed daily can lower LDL cholesterol by 9-12% (3:57) How a dietary approach with plant stanols can lower cholesterol by an additional 35%, before factoring in other lifestyle controlling measures (7:11) How to avoid being prescribed statin drugs early on in your life (10:35) Do food products fortified with plant stanols work in the same way as plant stanol supplements? (12:34) Why plant stanol products should be taken with meals for effectiveness (13:11) More about VITAPLUS Benecol: www.benecol.com.sg Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Penelope Lee Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWaN Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRX Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaQ Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6Wv  Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Joyce Teo's stories: https://str.sg/JbxN --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 29

15 min 35 sec

WealthBT Ep 6: How do you juggle multiple financial goals? 12:08 min Synopsis: Learn to protect and grow your wealth in this monthly Business Times podcast series for affluent individuals.  How do you balance multiple financial goals? BT Wealth editor Genevieve Cua speaks with Angeline Alexander, Prudential’s head of high net worth and affluent segments, in  this sixth episode of WealthBT, brought to you by Ascend by Prudential: https://www.prudential.com.sg/ascend Highlights of the conversation: The top three financial goals (1.27) It helps to clearly define your goals; and take into consideration your budget, current commitments and the time horizon for your goals (2.46) The impact of Covid on financial objectives: It’s a good time to step back and re-look at expenses and priorities (3.25) Review plans regularly to cover contingencies (4.02) Take a look at your budget and discretionary spending (5.00) Investing for multiple goals: Similar goals and strategies may be grouped into a single portfolio (6.41) How relevant are endowment plans in today’s low-rate environment (7.35) Wealth transfer planning: Pandemic makes clear we should be prepared for the unexpected (9.45) Listen to Pt 1: Longevity + financial planning = win-win plan for you - https://omny.fm/shows/wealthbt/how-longevity-is-a-gift-in-holistic-financial-plan Find out more about Ascend by Prudential at www.prudential.com.sg/ascend Get in touch with Ascend at www.prudential.com.sg/AscendBusinessTimes Produced by: Genevieve Cua (gen@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, Lee Kim Siang Edited by: Howie Lim Follow Wealth BT podcasts and rate us at: Channel: http://bt.sg/btwealthbt Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/wbAP Spotify: http://bt.sg/wbSP Google: http://bt.sg/wbGO Website:http://bt.sg/btwealthbt Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. This podcast is for your information only and does not consider your specific investment objectives, financial situation or needs. Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks Podcast at: https://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market Podcast at: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt BT Podcasts at: http://bt.sg/podcasts #WealthBT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 26

12 min 8 sec