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We're back! This time we discuss an issue we can all relate to... Male Body Image. We talk about the dark side of going to the gym and body dysmorphia. How in school we competed not to be the shortest in class, growing up skinny to being a risk case in T.A.F club. Listen now!
How did Coco go from a Fine Arts graduate, writing in the lifestyle space, working in the fintech industry to now helping bootstrapped start-ups? Find out more about her experiences, struggles and win in this episode is Skillz Pay Billz.
The Singapore job market is abysmal but so are attitudes of younger jobseekers, according to one SME owner in a scathing Facebook post about his interview process with 7 applicants. We examined, considered, and debated on his extensive review of the potential hires, and also threw hypothetical situations into the mix, to assess if the applicants' demands were too over-the-top. Are young talented workers in Singapore not hungry enough for jobs, especially in this bleak climate? Must we work harder or work smarter; is this even a zero-sum game?
How did Laura start and grow her French breakfast and brunch delivery business, @lepetitecroissant in only 3 years? We talked about how she is whipping up a storm here in Singapore and Hong Kong and how she made her recent crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter a big success. Listen to how she started off her baking business in foreign lands, her journey from France to Asia and how to pronounce croissant. 
A cold-blooded killer in the ring and a man with brutally honest answers off it. Singapore’s first-ever Sambo fighting gold medallist holds no punches back. Nazri describes his journey from a national youth fencing to the MMA octagon and the Sambo mat. He also shared the secrets behind the mental aspects of the fight game, his fight preparations, the dreaded weight cut, and much more.
The Puckish boys talk about the one thing everyone wants to, but cannot do during the global pandemic. Travel! We have travelled quite a fair bit together so we talk about our escapades including shitting in the infamous toilets of China to hurrying past the borders to escape from the virus Down Under. We ask ourselves if travelling really broadens our perspectives on different aspects of life, or if it’s just a simple distraction from the mundaneness of our daily routines. Not all who wander are lost. #wanderlust
We had a great conversation with Lynette, a Marine Ecologist about sustainability in our waters. She studies the habitats of our sea life and how they live which was both eye-opening and informational. We learnt about the sea walls/ breakwaters which you often see on the beaches and the sea life that calls it their home. We also learn about what a researcher does, the challenges faced and how Lynette is helping our waters with her work through Our Singapore Reefs. 
We love Singapore, yes we do. In celebrating our Nation’s 55th birthday, we discussed To Singapore With Love, a documentary about a group of people who claimed they were either imprisoned or forced into exile for their political beliefs. Besides chest-thumping, singing the National Day songs and waving our flags, these were people who loved their home as we did, only they expressed it in different ways. And they paid a heavy price for it.
Looking at Rachel’s filmography, it’s safe to say they would’ve seen a fair bit of the world through her lens. With her passion in cinematography, Rachel has captured images and stories across Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. She has also stood with Academy Award winners in 2016 when she received the top prize for student cinematographers at the distinguished Cameraimage festival. We had a great conversation and are certainly looking to her to blaze the way forward for the next generation of Singapore image makers (she insisted on the descriptor).
Let's face it. We've each consumed more dance videos during the lockdown than we care to admit, and so we're here to find out why this viral video sharing app has garnered so much popularity and controversy. We look at what has made Tik Tok so popular with creators and consumers, the concerns with its interpretation of user privacy and its potential to be a breeding ground for sexual grooming. YJ's attempt at the Renegade dance also makes a brief, special, appearance at the beginning (you can catch it on our Youtube page).
On this episode, we have Clarence @clarencewx! He's an event planner who specialises in fashion and lifestyle events. He has planned multiple events such as Singapore Fashion Week and Audi Fashion Festival. We talk about how he got into the industry, what it takes to plan a successful event and his encounter with a certain Asgardian god of thunder. We also explore what it means to be a social media influencer, the roles and responsibility of someone with a large audience and how we can all contribute to activism.
Mediacorp is at it (again). A Channel 8 drama, My Guardian Angel, had caused quite a stir recently with it’s depictions of LGBTQ themes in some of its episodes. We discuss this incident along with the efforts of some Singaporeans to repeal 377a, a long-standing colonial era law criminalising sex between two consenting male adults. We also give our take on how we can possibly move forward to fight the stigma of homosexuality in Singapore (Hint: It involves money).
Pravind Paul (@pravindpaul on IG) is a creative strategist. In this episode, we discuss the concept of the Skill Stack, which was first popularised by Dilbert creator Scott Adams. He talks about how he has applied it to his life, helped him in his work and how you can benefit from it.
Interviewing Augustine and listening to his story is one of the highlights of our podcast so far! His short career in the insurance industry has already seen him garner a string of accolades, make multiple trips to the hospital and manage his own agency. He candidly shares with us his experiences as a boisterous youth and the mistakes that shaped his life and career. Along the way, he learnt that honesty and hard work would guide his journey to success. Listen to find out how he is changing commonly-held perceptions of the industry one call at a time, and how he is helping his peers step up to the challenges of being an insurance agent.
In this episode, we took stock mid-election to focus on the issues that matter to us this election. We give our opinions on what the different parties bring to the table, their take on policy recommendations and how it resonates with us. We also touch on the pressing issues in politics.
Its election time! Due to Covid-19, a large part of the elections will be held online. We discuss how the internet will affect the election, the memes that have arisen as well as the role of social media in determining a candidate's popularity. We also give a quick update on how our #jialatjune challenges went.  
Right after graduating, YJ ventured into the road less travelled and started several businesses in Myanmar. Armed with a basic knowledge of the business environment, a handy grasp of the language, and a whole lotta heart, he grabbed the opportunities that came his way, and returned home with lifelong stories to share. He discussed teething problems with managing the local team early on, the horror stories of business administration, and the lessons that he learnt in a rapidly developing market.
To the father figures who were present, those that tried to be and those that took on these roles unexpectedly. This is our undelivered love letter of sorts. We dug into our childhood memories to reflect on how our father figures brought us up. Using these lessons, we shaped how we would approach fatherhood in the future.
This episode dissects the slow decline of relationships with the people around us. Be it a friend from school, work or even family, it happens. We share our experiences in making friends, losing friends, and find out how social optionality could have played its part in it.  
Skillz Pay Billz is our attempt at understanding the different career paths that people have forged for themselves.In this interview, Amiril shares his experiences in the field of Digital Marketing and the media industry. He recounts the different roles he undertook during his career, how he overcame the different obstacles he encountered and mentors he met along the way. In addition, he shares some tips on how to up your digital marketing game as well as advice for people who are looking to start a career in the media industry. 
The Premier League is back! Although the we know who the champion will be this season, there's still plenty of drama regarding the relegation battle, the coveted Champions League spots and how the league will play out with the restrictions in place. In addition, we got nostalgic about the good 'old' days of football, getting up close with the players and how it compares to football today.
Skillz Pay Billz is our attempt at understanding the different career paths that people have forged for themselves. We get intimate with professionals who touch on memorable experiences of their careers, overcoming self-doubt, and the importance of failures in their journeys. In the first interview, one of our hosts, Nigel, provides an honest look into his fledgling PR career thus far. He recounts why entering the communications world made sense for him, and two incidences that reminded him to trudge on despite uncertainties about his abilities. He also shares how he is working on shortcomings to build bigger successes down the road.
No one asked for it but we're giving it to you anyway! This episode unpacks one of the more eventful weeks that happened in Singapore since the Circuit Breaker (Stay Home Period). We discuss how essential artists actually are, the 'cheapness' of Instagram, the role of influencers in our community and the responsibility consumers have in consuming content. Lastly we touch on what we're looking forward to in the reopening of Singapore. 
Editor or Bear Grylls? You decide. In Part 2, Vin gives us the details on his travels around the remote regions of the world on the job (hint: it involves sandstorms and rainforests). We also discuss the other aspects of a job as an editor and what you can expect from a career in production. 
Ever wondered what the secret sauce is to good content? In this episode of Skillz Pay Billz, we have our host Vin on the other side of the screen sharing with us his experience as a full-time video editor in a production company. He shares his insights with us on what editing is and how it is an integral part of the story telling and production of a piece of content.
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Puckish Media
Podcast Status
Jun 5th, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 27th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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