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Catch up with Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley, Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan each fortnight as they take a bite into hot topics, cast their votes on the latest fashions, respond to reader questions, and keep you informed (and entertained) through candid chats with a bevy of local and regional guests. Pour yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair, and have a good ol' yarn.

Catch up with Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley, Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan each fortnight as they take a bite into hot topics, cast their votes on the latest fashions, respond to reader questions, and keep you informed (and entertained) through candid chats with a bevy of local and regional guests. Pour yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair, and have a good ol' yarn.

Location:

Singapore

Description:

Catch up with Anita Kapoor, Debra Langley, Ben Hopkins and Norman Tan each fortnight as they take a bite into hot topics, cast their votes on the latest fashions, respond to reader questions, and keep you informed (and entertained) through candid chats with a bevy of local and regional guests. Pour yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair, and have a good ol' yarn.

Twitter:

@esquiresg

Language:

English

Contact:

62254045


Episodes

31: Episode 31: Understanding COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

3/11/2020
Take a bite: In the first episode of 2020, Esquire Singapore’s The Bite podcast makes a comeback with a topic that has gone viral. Our hosts, Norman Tan (editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore), Anita Kapoor (speaker and TV personality) and Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant), reconvene after a few months to find an infectious disease on their hands (https://www.esquiresg.com/a-list-of-new-greetings-to-lower-exposure-to-the-coronavirus/) —the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The...

Duration:00:59:10

30: Episode 30: The cast of Singapore Social

11/25/2019
Take a bite: On this episode, our hosts Norman Tan, editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore and Anita Kapoor, speaker, host and TV personality, are joined by three cast member of Netflix’s first Singapore-focused docu-series, Singapore Social (https://www.netflix.com/sg/title/80245262) —Mae Tan, Sukki Singapora, and Vinny Sharp. 00:00—Introduction Our hosts Anita Kapoor (speaker, host and TV personality) and Norman Tan (editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore) share what they’ve been up to since...

Duration:00:53:40

29: Episode 29: The state of film in Singapore

11/20/2019
Episode 29: The state of film in Singapore Take a bite: For episode 29 of The Bite podcast, Esquire Singapore’s features editor Wayne Cheong joins as a special co-host alongside main hosts Anita Kapoor and Esquire’s editor-in-chief Norman Tan. Together with Singaporean director, screenwriter and film producer Anthony Chen of Ilo Ilo (2013) fame, and Yuni Hadi, executive director at Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) (http://sgiff.com) , the group held a riveting discussion on all...

Duration:01:09:48

28: Episode 28: Buying and selling pre-owned watches online

11/2/2019
Take a bite: Want to buy a pre-owned watch but don't know where to start? For episode 28 of The Bite podcast, we speak to Glenn Meijer, Customer Experience Manager of leading online timepiece reseller Watchbox (https://www.thewatchbox.com/sg/en/home) , about the ins and outs of buying and selling luxury watches online. Editor-in-Chief of Esquire Singapore Norman Tan is joined by two new guest co-hosts—Celine Yap, Esquire's watch editor, and Matt Benfell, personal trainer and host of an...

Duration:01:04:18

27: Episode 27: Male suicide, depression and mental health

9/23/2019
Trigger warning: Mental illness, suicide Take a bite: With World Mental Health Day coming up on 10 October, episode 27 of The Bite podcast focuses on the issue of male suicide and the taboo topic of men talking about mental health. Editor-in-Chief of Esquire Singapore Norman Tan and podcast host Debra Langley sit down with counsellor and psychotherapist from The Lighthouse Counselling Belinda Lau (https://www.tlhcounselling.com/) , and best-selling author and long-time advocate of mental...

Duration:01:17:23

26: Episode 26: The rise of the zero-waste supermarket

9/7/2019
Take a bite: For episode 26, Editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore Norman Tan and podcast host Anita Kapoor come together with Emily Kirk, Store Operation Manager of Scoop Wholefoods (https://sg.scoopwholefoods.com/) in Singapore, to find out more about this Australian zero-waste bulk food grocery chain. Scoop Wholefoods, which was founded in 2012 by Emily's parents Jeremy and Bettina Kirk, operates on two defined missions—to improve people's health and well-being, and to safeguard our planet...

Duration:01:01:51

25: Episode 25: New tech advancements changing media and e-commerce

7/29/2019
Take a bite: With the success of Esquire Singapore's Digital Big Black Book (https://www.esquiresg.com/big-black-book-2019/#page/3) , The Bite hosts, Norman Tan and Benjamin Hopkins, discuss how technology is changing the art and experience of storytelling for consumers and readers. For this episode, the hosts are joined by Janosch Amstutz (https://www.esquiresg.com/janosch-amstutz-of-holome-hologram-technology-mobile-augmented-reality-interview-nikolaj-coster-waldau/) , CEO of HoloMe (who...

Duration:01:05:45

24: Episode 24: Coming home

6/27/2019
Take a bite: For episode 24, Editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore, Norman Tan, and podcast hosts Debra Langley and Anita Kapoor come together to discuss the topic of the day, 'Coming Home'—why Singaporeans leave and their motives to return to their home country—with dynamic father and son duo, Calvin Soh, Founder of One Kind House, and Dylan Soh, Calvin's son, who was the opening speaker at a recent TED X Singapore Talks. Dylan is also an active member of One Kind House and is currently...

Duration:01:09:06

23: Episode 23: How to create an app (live from Apple's WWDC in San Jose)

6/8/2019
Take a bite: For episode 23, The Bite podcast by Esquire Singapore has been recorded live from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. Editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore, Norman Tan, is joined by three guests—John Ivers, Musical Content and Creation Lead at BandLab; Lareina Ting, iOS Engineer from global video platform Viki; and Michael Del Borello, VP of Engineering from Moleskine Digital Studios—to discuss the announcements at WWDC 2019, as well as the...

Duration:00:39:38

22: Episode 22: Hip-hop in Southeast Asia

4/30/2019
**Take a bite:** For episode 22, regular host and editor-in-chief of _Esquire Singapore_, Norman Tan, is joined by a guest co-host Adam Choong—former artist manager of [Tabitha Nauser](https://esquiresg.com/dawn-to-dusk-music-playlist-38-singaporean-r-and-b-singer-musician-tabitha-nauser-dont-let-me-drown/) and editor of culture convention, [_Culture Cartel_](https://esquiresg.com/culture-cartel-a-street-culture-convention-celebrating-toys-streetwear-art-and-tattoos/). Unfortunately (or...

Duration:00:53:21

21: Episode 21: AI and the future of storytelling

4/24/2019
**Take a bite:** In line with Esquire Singapore's April 'Artificial Intelligence' issue—an industry-first that enlisted the help of an AI bot to help write and curate stories for the magazine—we discuss the influence and impact of AI on the future of storytelling with GS Jackson, head project lead for creating AI Editor Squire. With the return of Ben Hopkins (after a super long hiatus) we start the podcast with the hosts discussing Ben's nutri-ceuticals company,...

Duration:01:09:57

20: Episode 20: How will AI change the workforce?

3/30/2019
**Take a bite:** In line with _Esquire Singapore_'s April 'Artificial Intelligence' issue—an industry-first that enlisted the help of an AI bot to help write and curate stories for the magazine—we discuss the influence and impact of AI on the future of work with Jason Sosa, founder of Blackbox Foundation; a consortium that helps distribute work powered by AI and trust on the blockchain. We start the podcast with the hosts discussing Warner Music's recent move to sign a record contract with...

Duration:00:58:49

19: Episode 19: The F&B game

3/13/2019
**Take a bite:** We discuss setting up an F&B business with Michelin-star restaurateur Alan Yau OBE, and 'maestro' of members club 1880, Gibran Baydoun. We start the podcast with the hosts discussing their end-of-year breaks—before closing the show by reviewing a set of new fragrances for men and women by Bottega Veneta Parfum. **00:00—Introduction** Our regular hosts Anita Kapoor (speaker and TV personality), and Norman Tan (editor-in-chief of _Esquire Singapore_) share what they've been up...

Duration:01:01:33

18: Episode 18: Robo-investing

2/27/2019
**Take a bite:** We discuss the pros and cons of using a digital wealth manager versus traditional human financial advisors with CEO of robo-investing platform Stashaway, Michele Ferrario. We start the podcast with the hosts discussing the Academy Awards 2019—before closing the show by reviewing two sets of new fragrances for men and women. **00:00—Introduction** Our regular hosts Anita Kapoor (speaker and TV personality), Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant), and Norman Tan...

Duration:01:02:33

17: Episode 17: The Future is Asian

12/17/2018
**Take a bite: **We discuss if the 'future is Asian' with Parag Khanna—leading global strategy advisor, world traveller, and best-selling author. The podcast starts with the hosts talking about three recent high-profile Indian weddings before ending with a Secret Santa gift exchange between the hosts. **00:00—Introduction** Our regular hosts Anita Kapoor (speaker and TV personality), Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant), Benjamin Hopkins (health entrepreneur) and Norman Tan...

Duration:01:10:29

16: Episode 16: Should you start a business with your partner?

12/5/2018
**Take a bite:** We discuss the pros and cons of starting a business with your partner. We dive straight into our topic of the day with our guests Nina and Dmitry Minkov of Hello Chocolate, followed by Nejla Matam-Finn and Michael Finn of The Fifth Collection, to find out if work-life balance is a fact or myth. We then close the show by reviewing three Christmas desserts from local hotels—Andaz Hotel's Mint Pandan Cake, Park Hotel Pickering's Mini Logcakes, and Grand Hyatt Hotel's...

Duration:01:06:24

15: Episode 15: Is life coaching for you?

11/26/2018
**Take a bite:** We discuss life coaching, goal achieving and resilience with Andrew Stead—speaker, executive coach and resilience teacher. We start the podcast with the hosts sharing what life advice they would share with their 12-year-old self, before closing the show by reviewing a trio of chocolate bars from Hello Chocolate. **00:00—Introduction** Our regular hosts Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant), and Norman Tan (editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore) share what they've been...

Duration:00:52:04

14: Episode 14: Creating a hotel for trendy millennials and creatives

11/14/2018
**Take a bite:** We discuss the elements needed to create a trendy destination hotel for digital millennials with Jason Schlabach, Brand Director of [Ryse Hotel](https://esquiresg.com/galleries/ryse-of-marriott-internationals-autograph-collection-is-the-coolest-hotel-in-seoul-to-hit-hongdae/). We start the podcast with the hosts sharing their memorable holidays—before closing the show by reviewing a trio of men's fragrances. **00:00—Introduction** Our regular hosts Benjamin Hopkins (health...

Duration:01:03:52

13: Episode 13: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)

10/23/2018
**Take a bite:** This week we discuss the Internet phenomenon Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) with Melinda Lauw, a Singaporean artist, curator and performance creator based in San Francisco who also runs a live ASMR theatrical experience. We start the podcast with a discussion on what stimulates our hosts. The hosts also try ASMR for the first time with guidance from Melinda Lauw. Finally, we close the show by answering questions from Pillow Tok—a conversational card game....

Duration:01:06:26

12: Episode 12: Diet and nutrition tips from fitness experts

10/10/2018
**Take a bite:** This week we discuss diet and fitness for the everyday working man and woman with Dan Dubois (personal trainer from [Ultimate Performance](https://upfitness.com.sg/)), [Natalie Dau](https://www.nataliedau.com) (fitness entrepreneur from [Rockstar.fit](http://www.rockstar.fit/)) and [James Yeo](https://sportsnutritionistjames.com) (sports nutritionist from [Core Collective](https://corecollective.sg/)). We start the podcast with a discussion of the latest movies–_A Star Is...

Duration:01:01:26