5 Hong Kong Podcasts To Listen To In 2020
Hosted by Austrian native Regina Larko, #impact is a homegrown podcast that sheds light on organisations and individuals who are making a social impact with the work they do. From volunteering to female empowerment, #impact portrays stories of the social impact sector in a light, refreshing and inspiring way. Regina’s passion for purpose-driven work is infectious in every episode and she has an interview style that makes listeners feel the urge to engage in the causes discussed on the show.
Hong Kong Confidential
Headlined by Jules Hannaford, a talented host with a conversational interview style, Hong Kong Confidential discusses a diverse range of topics with a Hong Kong twist. From travel to health to human rights, each episode delves into a topic that not only Hong Kong residents but also anyone from around the world can appreciate. Jules lets her guests shine and her questions are always on point—never intrusive but always just enough to guide the guest to go a little deeper.
Hong Kong Heritage
If you’re a history buff who is interested in learning all about Hong Kong’s cultural, artistic and architectural heritage, tune in to Hong Kong Heritage hosted by former SCMP journalist Annemarie Evans. Ranging from the disappearing artisan trades of Yau Ma Tei, to the transformation of Tai O Police Station, each episode interviews historians, authors and individuals who have witnessed
Better in Bed
Even in a cosmopolitan city like Hong Kong, talking about sex is taboo in the Asian culture. Better In Bed is about knocking down walls of curiosity and misconceptions about sex, discussing topics from sextech to sexual wellness to online dating through honest, informative and lighthearted conversations. In each episode, sex coach and educator Sara Tang is joined by guests who are experts in their respective fields, from sexologists to burlesque dancers, to tackle taboos around sex in a safe, intimate space.
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Hong Kong Stories
All about storytelling, this podcast inevitably reminds us of Humans of New York, with each episode featuring a live audience sharing their own tales of family, work and relationships. Each story teller may come from all walks of life, but in the end you’ll find a commonality between them and eventually, something that you can relate to as a listener who lives in the same city.
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