Let's hear it for the scripted podcast

The more polished podcast format catches on in Singapore, with crime thrillers and raunchy comedies being produced

SPH Radio's Kiss92 FM deejay Joshua Simon (right) taking part in the making of Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders, set in a fantasy world. Members of the team behind Life Exchange, a scripted thriller podcast, include (from left) Rishi Budhrani, Hare
Members of the team behind Life Exchange, a scripted thriller podcast, include (from left) Rishi Budhrani, Haresh Tilani, Terence Chia and Sue Yin Goh.PHOTO: LIFE EXCHANGE
SPH Radio's Kiss92 FM deejay Joshua Simon (right) taking part in the making of Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders, set in a fantasy world. Members of the team behind Life Exchange, a scripted thriller podcast, include (from left) Rishi Budhrani, Hare
SPH Radio's Kiss92 FM deejay Joshua Simon taking part in the making of Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders, set in a fantasy world. PHOTO: KC GLOBAL MEDIA ASIA

In recent years, the made-in-Singapore podcast scene has grown. One format has dominated - chat shows.

These vary from the rough-and-ready variety made by bedroom producers to the slicker products from companies with a radio arm, such as Singapore Press Holdings or Mediacorp.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2021, with the headline 'Let's hear it for the scripted podcast '. Subscribe