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Five educational local podcasts that you can learn something new from

These educational podcasts are available on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Stacey Tay

When she’s not writing articles, you’ll find her at home using her sewing machine.


Published: 28 May 2021, 12:44 PM

As most of us are working and studying from home, we may find ourselves with a bit more time to expand our knowledge or learn something new. 

Whether you’re interested in Hollywood films or Singapore’s politics and culture, there’s a podcast for everyone. 

If you’re not sure on where to start, here’s a list of five local podcasts to learn new things.

1. Something Private

Something Private is an authentic podcast that sheds light on women’s sexual health. The topics mentioned in the episodes include dating from a disabled woman’s perspective, using  birth control pills, and how to handle menstruation cramps. 

Host Nicole Lim invites friends, family, influencers and experts to share their experiences on various issues, including difficult ones like domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Since the podcast first aired, it has been downloaded over 10,000 times. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@SOMETHINGPRIVATEPOD

 

Something Private empowers Singaporean women by raising awareness about sensitive topics in a conservative society. 

This series has over 40 episodes that are each around 30 minutes long, and is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

2. SG Explained

SG Explained follows hosts Rovik Robert and Elliot Tan as they explore Singapore’s culture and history in detail.

Not only do the hosts cover historical incidents such as the Maria Hertogh riot and the Laju incident, they also cover the origins of local food like prata and laksa.

 

SGExplained not only explores Singapore’s culture but explains how some of Singapore’s laws, such as Section 377A, came about. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/SGEXPLAINED

 

The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

3. #TryEverything

Feeling stuck in your career? Get inspired with stories from host Lauren Ong and her guests on her podcast, #TryEverything

The podcast aims to encourage people to try out different jobs to build their skillset instead of limiting themselves to a specific career. 

The episodes also touch on the process of changing jobs, how to find balance in a hectic schedule, and the importance of making your own life choices.

 

In the pilot episode, Lauren opens up about how she learnt to spend more time with her family after her sister’s death. PHOTO CREDIT: SPOTIFY

 

Listeners can connect with Lauren and her guests as they share their personal journeys and give advice on what to do when you feel lost in your career path.

The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

4. The Silverfox Hustle

Started in April last year, The Silverfox Hustle aims to inspire listeners by showcasing stories about hard work and determination, and how to overcome the feeling of failure.

The host Shasi Kumar sits down to talk with special guests, such as actor Gurmit Singh who talked about his rise to fame with his iconic role as Phua Chu Kang.

 

The podcast is an effective platform for guests to share their stories and inspire listeners. PHOTO CREDIT: SPOTIFY

 

Another prominent guest is KF Seetoh, the owner of Makansutra. In the episode titled “KF Seetoh – Mr Makansutra”, he shared how Makansutra came about as well as his personal thoughts about Singapore’s hawker culture.

If you’re in need of a pep talk, this podcast is just for you. 

The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

5. Know or Not?

Know or Not? is a podcast series that looks at Singapore’s contemporary art scene. 

Listeners can get to know the lives of musicians, sculptors, woodcrafters and many more. 

The host, Kenn Delbridge, is an award-winning sound designer and audio editor for television and other platforms. As such, the show incorporates upbeat background music to keep you engaged during the course of the episode.

 

The series explores a different theme every season. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/KNOW OR NOT

 

Each episode runs for 25 minutes, making it easy to binge-listen to an entire season in one go. The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

 

With the podcasts in this list, you can learn new things while on the go or cure some boredom when spending more time at home. 

Happy listening!

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