Five local podcasts you should listen to

From comedy to financing tips, these local podcasts will be worth your time.

Ardini Insyirah

All smiles and giggles especially when there’s music.

Published: 17 November 2020, 12:46 PM

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular. More people are turning to it as an alternative to music as they can tune in to something informative while performing other tasks. You get to listen to conversation between speakers in the podcast that will give you different perspectives on the topic they’re discussing.

Some people may believe that podcasts are boring, but that can’t be further from the truth. There are entertaining ones which will definitely engage you and leave you wanting more.

If you are one of those people who think of podcasts as boring, here’s a list of five podcasts that will surely change your mind:

1. Misfits: Wisdom From Unconventional Individuals

Since the podcast first started in 2016, the show has had a variety of guest speakers so there will definitely be one you can relate to. PHOTO CREDIT: SPOTIFY


From a young age, most of us have been told to “dream big”. These dreams, however, may not always be easy to achieve and sometimes, you may need to take big risks to get to where you want to go. 

Bryan Victor dedicates a whole podcast to the rebels who create their own path to their career journeys. In every episode, he converses with these mavericks who see the world differently to share an uncut look into their world. 

The podcast acts as Bryan’s pursuit in redefining success, breaking social norms and bending culture.

Be prepared to feel inspired by the stories told by the trailblazers in the different professions from startup partners to head writers at a magazine. From there, maybe you could get some ideas in building your own path to achieve your dreams.

2. The Final Whistle

Look out for a new episode on The Final Whistle every Friday. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/ The Final Whistle


Is your head still in the game even after the last whistle? This could be the podcast for you.

Football journalist Deepanraj Ganesan invites special guests such as Fandi Ahmad and Aleksandar Duric to discuss important issues within the Singapore football scene and the world of football.

Run by three football fanatics, listeners can connect with the speakers through the passion they share. The podcast allows us to listen in on an authentic perspective on the Singaporean football scene from the voices you’d recognise. 

3. Ghost Maps: True SEA Horror Stories

The show ranks eighth in Spotify’s podcast charts to date. PHOTO CREDIT: SPOTIFY


Narrated by a mysterious voice, this podcast tells supernatural stories in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The tales you hear were inspired by real-life events that will only leave you in goosebumps.

Who doesn’t love a good thrill? From stories about a haunted office in Shenton Way to someone’s grandmother becoming a ‘pocong’, the stories will keep you captivated from the start to the end.

Each episode is about 10 minutes long. The show also incorporates background sound effects to set the tone, which gives it a spooky vibe.

4. Yah Lah BUT..

Listen to their discussions on everything under the sun (even LGBTQ issues and religion). PHOTO CREDIT: SPOTIFY


Hosted by Haresh and Terence from the Ministry of Funny, the podcast claims to have the most uncensored conversations to air in the “much-censored country of Singapore”. It discusses everything you can find on the headlines in Singapore. 

Expect witty banter and chemistry between the two hosts that will make you feel engaged throughout the episodes. Their episodes last at least 50 minutes long so this could be something you play in the background while you do your chores. 

At least, you’ll have a good laugh or two to keep it less mundane.

5. Financially Literate Singapore

The podcast has over 120,000 podcast downloads since it first aired. PHOTO CREDIT: SPOTIFY


Produced by The Financial Coconut, the podcast debunks financial myths and discovers the best financial practices by discussing strategic ways to plan your finances around each individual’s unique lifestyle. 

Let’s admit it, we could all use a little help with managing our finances. These things can get a little confusing and that’s where Financially Literate Singapore comes in. From healthy early retirement tips to smart saving strategies, you can learn a little something about finances when it’s broken down into simpler terms on the series.

Whether you’re looking to pick up some tips or listen to what someone else’s life is like, these local podcasts can give you just that. Take a listen and share your thoughts!

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