Local podcasts on the rise

OKLETSGO and #NoTapis are topping the charts with growing listenership

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 global media heavyweights BBC, The New York Times and Ted Talks.

Their Malay-language podcast - in which the three offer humorous, talkshow-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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2019, with the headline 'Local podcasts on the rise'. Print Edition | Subscribe