Five educational local podcasts that you can learn something new from
These educational podcasts are available on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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.
Something Private empowers Singaporean women by raising awareness about sensitive topics in a conservative society.
2. SG Explained
SG Explained follows hosts Rovik Robert and Elliot Tan as they explore Singapore’s culture and history in detail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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