5 Singapore arts and culture podcasts to check out
If you are looking to expand your podcast library and explore new offerings, check out this list of arts and culture podcasts. The podcasts feature local arts talent and promise immersive journeys into Singapore’s arts, culture, and heritage scene.
A Story Of Food, Art And Singapore
In this humour-filled podcast by National Gallery Singapore, Singapore-based writer Shamini Flint explores art through works depicting food. The 20-minute podcast features guests such as the museum’s senior curator Adele Tan and Singapore writer Gwee Li Sui. Listen to A Story of Food, Art and Singapore here.
City Music Singapore
Music aficionados shouldn’t miss this weekly podcast, which focuses on local music and offers everything from exclusive interviews with local artists to live original performances. Previous guests on the podcast include Singaporean jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro and singer-songwriter Charlie Lim. The podcast also offers listeners tips for finding affordable music equipment and tutorials on composing music. Learn more about City Music Singapore here.
For a glimpse into the lives of others during this COVID-19 pandemic, don’t miss this witty and compelling eight-part podcast series. It sheds light on the struggles and challenges faced by a young arts practitioner during the pandemic. The show is written and performed by writer and poet Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips, and directed and dramaturged by Huzir Sulaiman, co-founder and joint artistic director of the homegrown Checkpoint Theatre. Listen to Vulnerable here.
Step into a world of mystery and suspense with this immersive crime thriller podcast inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales. The eight-episode series follows two detectives as they try to track down a sadistic serial killer. The podcast, presented by AXN Asia, features Singapore talent including Lim Kay Tong, Naomi Yeo, and Joshua Simon. Listen to Fey Hollow here.
The Singapore Noodles Podcast
Grow your appreciation of local and regional foods through this podcast hosted by Singapore chef Pamelia Chia. Each week, she speaks with food-loving enthusiasts who fight to keep Singapore’s food heritage alive. Previous guests on the podcast include Masterchef Singapore finalist Shamsydar Ani and Mr Ken Koh, the third-generation owner of an artisan soya sauce brewery in Singapore. Check out The Singapore Noodles Podcast here.
(Photos: National Gallery Singapore, City Music Singapore, Checkpoint Theatre, AXN Asia, The Singapore Noodles Podcast)