Top 10 podcasts by The Straits Times and The Business Times in 2019
#PopVultures, Money Hacks and Health Check emerged as our top three consistent series from our total of 12 current podcast series.
#PopVultures is a fortnightly podcast by The Straits Times that examines all the ins and outs of pop culture, be it Asian entertainment or Hollywood. Our spin on the Asian entertainment scene has proven a hit with our millennial audience and younger listeners, exploring K-pop's dark side and celebrity scandals.
Financial tips that work for millennials and Generation Z were greatly listened to. Money Hacks is a fortnightly podcast series on Mondays by The Business Times, that breaks down actionable financial tips.
For our more mature audiences, Health Check by The Straits Times appeals greatly. A fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays, Health Check guides you to healthier living and clears up common misconceptions on health with medical experts.
Below - our top 10 ST & BT podcasts for 2019:
Synopsis: #PopVultures' hosts Jan Lee and Yeo Sam Jo tackle both celebrity scandals - giving a brief rundown of what has transpired, whether stars or their enduring legacies can bounce back and be restored to fame following such scandals and whether it is possible for fans to separate the work of an artist from their personal lives.
Synopsis: Join #PopVultures Jan Lee and Yeo Sam Jo as they spill the tea on famous extramarital affairs and even the occasional love child. They also analyse the tactics celebrities use to ride through scandals of their own making and muse on who the real victims are.
Synopsis: The #PopVultures get into the steamy topic of sex. Sex on screen can be hot, hilarious and horrifying but what goes into the work behind the scenes? How are they handled in Hollywood, Asia and Singapore?
Synopsis: The #PopVultures give their take on what fans of K-pop can do moving forward and how to reconcile the ugliness of K-pop with the talent and joy it provides.
Synopsis: Dr Wong Seng Weng - medical director and consultant medical oncologist at The Cancer Centre - answers questions about alternative therapies to treat cancer.
Synopsis: Join the #PopVultures as they discuss how celebrities navigate social media, using the Ian Fang-Carrie Wong and the Tosh Zhang sagas, as case studies.
Synopsis: Join the #PopVultures as they discuss if outrage culture on such topics goes too far, They discuss past examples of celebrities caught in political arguments (A-mei, Twice's Tzuyu).
Synopsis: Dr Michael Lim, the medical director of MWH Heart, Stroke & Cancer Centre, who's also the honorary president of the Asian Society of Cardiology, shares tips on how to change lifestyles to prevent cardiovascular disease, like heart attacks or strokes.
Synopsis: OCBC Bank senior investment strategist Vasu Menon gives practical tips to those in their late 20s, on how to move beyond just insurance and good bank accounts.
Synopsis: Dr Michael Lim, the medical director of MWH Heart, Stroke & Cancer Centre, who's also the honorary president of the Asian Society of Cardiology, tells us how to get our hawker food fix without increasing the risk of a heart attack.
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