Scuba in HK
Podcast: Hong Kong is a world-class place to dive, according to special guest scuba instructor Alun Harford from Splash HK. Find out what it's like, where to go, how not to freak out and where Hong Kong's incredible underwater shipwreck diving is.
Having kids in HK
Podcast: Find out if Hong Kong's a good city for kids, what it's like for children healthcare, pollution, the schools and where's a good place to live.
Worklife for women
Podcast: Belinda Esterhammer is a force of nature with some big projects rocking along. She co-hosts the #Impact podcast, hosts the Belinda Esterhammer show, created Fem Founded a community for females to get the nudge to get started on everything they’re passionate about, and co-founded Women in Tech HK. We talked about the challenges female entrepreneurs face, what it's like for women in HK workplaces, the cultural impacts on gender and about her projects.
Hong Kong’s Healthcare System
Podcast: Should we believe Hong Kong's covid numbers? We give the lowdown on the city's healthcare system, compared public with private, shared a few hospital horror stories and talked about the various terrible things a doctor an do to you. Find out if this city's a good place to get sick.
What is HK's best 'hood?
Podcast: We decide what is the coolest part of town, where do you wanna live, the best islands, the racism through different places, and the area that represents the true heart of Hong Kong.
Catfishing & Creating w/ Jules Hannaford
Podcast: Jules Hannaford joins the pod to talk about a terrifying online-dating catfishing ordeal she went through. Jules wrote the Webby-nominated book Fool Me Twice, stars in the eponymous podcast, and hosts the awesome interview podcast Hong Kong Confidential. And Vivek makes a hilariously inappropriate joke...
Should you learn Cantonese?
Podcast: The question of learning Canto used to only apply to expats, but these days the future of the dialect is under threat. We talked about its origins, who's speaking it, how to learn it, what it means politically, and about Hong Kong's minority languages.
The reopening of Hong Kong
Podcast: The city is reopening again after almost no covid cases in 3 weeks. Find out how the situation compares to SARs, what has the 'non-lockdown' looked like and what are the crazy measures taken by businesses to stay safe, which may soon be taken on around the world.
The Storytelling Community
Podcast: The city has a killer storytelling scene, and at the heart of it is the group Hong Kong Stories. The group head honcho Rachel Smith joins us this week, who also hosts a huge podcast of the same name, and organises both the Spoken Word and HK Podcast festivals. We talked about how the scene started, what makes a good story, when people are lying, why they don't want any morals on stage and they handle people sneaking in their politics.
Helpers: The Backbone of Hong Kong
Podcast: Who are the city's domestic workers? Why are they almost all women? We take a dive into the history of the city's helping hands, their relationship with their employers, the abuse and their fight for recognition.
Working out in HK
Podcast: How do you stay fit in Hong Kong? We talk about the best at home, indoors and outdoors exercises, different types of meditation, yoga, the statistics on exercising, and the most popular regime in Hong Kong.
Canto Comedy: How did it start?
Podcast: Cantonese standup is big and it's going to be huge. Find out how where its roots lie, how it came to be, where it's going around the world, what lays in store and where can you see it. Vivek is the best-known comic in Hong Kong and tells the story how it all began from the inside.