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[A Singapore podcast in which a neurotic with high social anxiety tries to figure people out.] Life can be extremely overwhelming in fast-paced cosmopolitan Singapore, particularly for someone with high social anxiety. But it is also full of hope and joy waiting to be discovered. In this podcast series, writer Davelle Lee explores the psychological underpinnings of the fears, insecurities, dreams and desires we share in this beautiful city to figure out how we can lead happier and freer lives.

[A Singapore podcast in which a neurotic with high social anxiety tries to figure people out.] Life can be extremely overwhelming in fast-paced cosmopolitan Singapore, particularly for someone with high social anxiety. But it is also full of hope and joy waiting to be discovered. In this podcast series, writer Davelle Lee explores the psychological underpinnings of the fears, insecurities, dreams and desires we share in this beautiful city to figure out how we can lead happier and freer lives.

Location:

Singapore

Description:

[A Singapore podcast in which a neurotic with high social anxiety tries to figure people out.] Life can be extremely overwhelming in fast-paced cosmopolitan Singapore, particularly for someone with high social anxiety. But it is also full of hope and joy waiting to be discovered. In this podcast series, writer Davelle Lee explores the psychological underpinnings of the fears, insecurities, dreams and desires we share in this beautiful city to figure out how we can lead happier and freer lives.

Language:

English


Episodes

In celebration of background noise

8/9/2019
What do the sounds we love say about us? This episode is brought to you by Sudio. Get 15% off your next pair of Sudio earphones when you use the promo code "somescuffs" at www.sudio.com Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:23:53

What stay-at-home fathers want you to know

6/2/2019
Bill Poorman and Nikolaj Groeneweg are expatriate husbands. Meaning they followed their wives' jobs to Singapore, and play the role of primary caregiver to their kids. And in an era that celebrates gender equality that shouldn't be weird, but we still act like it is. Why? Find the We Don't Mean to Dwell podcast: www.dontmeantodwell.com/ Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:33:08

The podcasting paradox

5/3/2019
Producing a podcast is as much of an art as it is a science. Our goal on this show is to put out high quality content, while at the same time being true to who we are. So what goes into making a great, authentic show? Danny Christnanto Koordi, host of the Economical Rice Podcast, spills all. Find the Economical Rice podcast: www.economicalricepodcast.com/ Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:33:01

Jon Wang cares about underwater hamsters

4/10/2019
Nobody Cares is back. In this episode, Jon Wang of the LongKangKitties podcast talks about creating an underwater utopia for hamsters, and Ethan and I rank acts of animal cruelty. Learn more about Hampture: http://hampture.blogspot.com/ Find the LongKangKitties podcast: https://longkangkitties.com/ Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:54:27

How do we make Singapore feel more like home?

3/13/2019
Why do some people think Singapore is a boring, soulless city? Lorenzo Petrillo, director of the Urban Design Festival, shares how redesigning our public spaces can help change that perception. Find out about the Urban Design Festival: https://www.urbandesignfestival.com/ Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:38:26

How should we be talking about mental illness?

2/27/2019
Nicholas Patrick went public with his depression in a huge way: he became the face of a national campaign to remove the stigma of mental health conditions. In this episode, he shares about his 12-year struggle with the disease, and how to have a conversation around mental illness. Find the NCSS Beyond the Label video here: https://youtu.be/VQoiz4wfV_c Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:26:18

Here's a funny story

2/13/2019
"What if Harry Potter was a Malay Muslim boy?" said no one ever... until Suffian Hakim came along and wrote his bestselling parody novel, Harris bin Potter and the Stoned Philosopher. We talk to him about his latest book, The Minorities, and how we explore big ideas like identity, science, religion and death through fiction and humour. For more about Suffian, go to www.suffianhakim.com Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:35:57

Embracing vulnerability at work

1/29/2019
The benefits of being real and being vulnerable in the workplace range from better emotional health to breakthrough innovation. Entrepreneur and vulnerability advocate Olivia Coleon shares how transparency and trust can transform the likes of large corporations right down to startups with just one or two founders. Find out more about Olivia's event series, Naked Nights at www.facebook.com/nakednights Theme music: Party Song by Sobs. Find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com More at...

Duration:00:27:44

Magic Hands Pt. 4: Let's get on with it

12/19/2018
In the finale of our mini-series Magic Hands, we find out if the Moody Nail crowdfunding campaign reaches its target, and where it goes from here. Magic Hands tells the story of yoga entrepreneur Sinnead Ali. Sinnead wrote a guidebook on special hand poses called mudras that are used to enhance your meditation, and started a crowdfunding campaign to get it published. The series follows her through the intense process and questions what it means to sell wellness. More at www.somescuffs.com...

Duration:00:23:07

Magic Hands Pt. 3: How to sell a book in 30 days

12/12/2018
Passion can't pay the bills... or can it? In part 3 of our mini-series Magic Hands, we find out. Magic Hands tells the story of yoga entrepreneur Sinnead Ali. Sinnead wrote a guidebook on special hand poses called mudras that are used to enhance your meditation, and started a crowdfunding campaign to get it published. The series follows her through the intense process and questions what it means to sell wellness. More at www.somescuffs.com Theme music by Malika Avani, Derrick Siu and Kei...

Duration:00:35:20

Magic Hands Pt. 2: The girl with magic in her fingertips

12/5/2018
The story you tell yourself about your life can determine where you end up, for better or for worse. In part 2 of our mini-series Magic Hands, we explore the concept of the narrative identity, with the help of a young yogi who travels halfway across the world to find herself. Magic Hands tells the story of yoga entrepreneur Sinnead Ali. Sinnead wrote a guidebook on special hand poses called mudras that are used to enhance your meditation, and started a crowdfunding campaign to get it...

Duration:00:26:55

Magic Hands Pt. 1: What the heck is a yoga mudra?

11/28/2018
Magic Hands is a mini-series that tells the story of yoga entrepreneur Sinnead Ali. Sinnead wrote a guidebook on special hand poses called mudras that are used to enhance your meditation, and started a crowdfunding campaign to get it published. The series follows her through the intense process and questions what it means to sell wellness. In part 1, we learn the basics of yoga mudras. More at www.somescuffs.com Theme music by Malika Avani, Derrick Siu and Kei Franklin. Follow Sinnead on...

Duration:00:24:40

Season 2 Trailer: Who am I?

11/22/2018
We're back with a simple question: who am I? And how do we show people who we truly are in the hope of being received bu them without reservation? In season 2 of Some Scuffs, we hear stories of people who are trying to find their authentic voices, and we look for our own, too. Theme music by Sobs, find them at www.sobs.bandcamp.com Sound design by Lee Zhe Ren More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:04:45

Great (parental) expectations

10/24/2018
All parents have high hopes for their kids, right? Sometimes it feels like we can never live up to those expectations, especially if what we want in life deviates from the traditional route to success. What do parents really want from us and how can we truly make them proud? We talk to Lee Wai Hoong, an expert in family, who also happens to be my dad. - This is the last episode of season one, thanks so much for sticking around till the end. <3 We'll be back soon! More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:50:52

Nobody cares about combat juggling and competitive thumb-wrestling

10/10/2018
[Nobody Cares is a recurring segment on the podcast in which we talk about stuff that nobody else cares about.] Today, we bring you some of the strangest sports out there - some of which aren't as dangerous as we hoped. We're talking a mix of martial arts and juggling, thumb-wrestling plus many other obscure world championship competitions you've never heard of. - Have you read or come across something that you think is super cool but that probably nobody else cares about? Leave us a comment...

Duration:00:40:15

Put on your best face

9/26/2018
Makeup quite literally shapes how others see us and how we see ourselves, so which is it - an unhealthy crutch or a tool of empowerment? We pose this question to makeup artist and hairstylist Christian Maranion, who shares about the transformative power of makeup, how our relationship with makeup has evolved thanks to social media, and his own journey growing up with physical insecurities. Chris can be found on instagram at www.instagram.com/_xtiano_ More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:27:54

What if we can't save the polar bears?

9/12/2018
Yes, we recycle, carry reusable bags, and avoid plastic straws. But it doesn't seem to make a difference to climate change. Global temperatures continue to rise. Polar bears continue to starve. The feeling of dread and hopelessness that overwhelms someone who thinks that way is called ecoanxiety. This week, Paula Miquelis, co-founder of conscious festival Green is the New Black Asia, tells us how she comes to terms with her own eco-failures and why she carries on down the path towards...

Duration:00:22:55

BONUS: ASMR - PM Lee's Facebook posts

8/29/2018
Disclaimer: This is not a weird sex thing. No idea what's going on here? Check out our previous episode on ASMR and incurable insomnia for answers: https://somescuffs.com/2018/08/16/09-asmr-insomnia/

Duration:00:09:41

Nobody cares about my ASMR career and sexy soap-cutting

8/15/2018
[Nobody Cares is a recurring segment on the podcast in which we talk about stuff that nobody else cares about.] Do you occasionally indulge in those oddly satisfying ASMR videos of people carving bars of soap or whispering into a microphone? Ethan and I do. We aren't freaks, we promise. More at www.somescuffs.com

Duration:00:42:50

BONUS: What to do when everything scares you

8/8/2018
Dr Oberdan Marianetti, clinical psychologist and sexologist, talks about getting over your irrational fears. If you missed his insights on the hook-up culture on last week's podcast, you can catch up here: https://soundcloud.com/somescuffs/hook-up-culture The Guest House by Jalaluddin Rumi: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/guest-house More at somescuffs.com

Duration:00:05:34