Local podcasts, from OKLETSGO to #NoTapis, gaining popularity here

(From left) The voices behind independent podcast OKLETSGO Dzar Ismail, Raja RaZie and Dyn Norahim. Each of their nine-a-week episodes pulls in 30,000 listeners, most of whom are in the 25 to 35 age group. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - They used to be DJs on local mainstream Malay radio but with OKLETSGO, their own independent podcast, Dzar Ismail, Dyn Norahim and Raja Razie have beat out global media heavyweights BBC, The New York Times and Ted Talks.

Their Malay-language podcast - in which the three offer humorous, talk show-style takes on topics affecting the local Malay community - is the No. 1 podcast on audio streaming service Spotify's Singapore charts and the only local podcast that has made it to the top 10 of that list at the moment.

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