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The most uncensored conversations and interviews to ever come out of the much-censored country of Singapore. Hosted by Haresh & Terence from the comedy house, Ministry of Funny. For biz enquiries, hit us up at contact@ministryoffunny.com

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Welcome to our first ever LIVE podcast recording, which was recorded as part of Funny Fridays at the National Gallery! And for this momentous occasion, we decided to pay tribute to all the awesome listeners who have supported YLB all this while by looking back at the Top 5 episodes of 2021, based on YOUR listens! Was it Raeesah Khan, NOC or Xiaxue that lived rent-free in our brains this year? What hot topics were YOU dying to discuss? And what other shenanigans did we get up to during this live podcast?

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  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

Thanks to the awesome team behind the Light to Night Festival 2022 for making this happen! Funny Fridays was just one part of the festival, and there are a ton of other exhibits and activities you can check out at and around the National Gallery. Find out more at this link!

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President Halimah Yacob posted on Facebook on 8th Jan about the recent case of a pest control technician who was jailed for potentially exposing the public to COVID-19 by refusing a swab test and returning to work. In the same post, she called out employers who have incentive policies that penalize workers when they take sick leave due to COVID-19. What can we expect to arise from the attention on this topic? Elsewhere, a global travel website listed SG as the “Most Instagrammable Place In The World” , ahead of other popular tourist destination like New York and Tokyo, Really meh???

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  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

President Halimah calls out employers for penalizing workers taking COVID leave

SG crowned “Most Instagrammable Place In The World”

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In December 2021, around 469 OCBC customers were conned of a total of $8.5 million by an SMS phishing scam, leaving many bewildered victims stripped of their life savings overnight. Many customers have since come forward to question the bank’s response to the scam, asking if more could have been done to prevent this. Elsewhere, YouTuber Naomi Wu called out Razer for false advertising on the purported N95 certification of the Razer Zephyr mask product, which led to Razer amending their marketing materials. Is it an overreaction from the YouTuber?

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  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

Should OCBC be held responsible for phishing scams?

Razer gets called out for misleading N95 mask claims

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It’s our 250th episode, and to commemorate the occasion we’ll answer the deepest and most exciting questions, as chosen by YOU! How we deal with rejection, how to start your own podcast, and the worst disagreements we’ve ever had - we answer these questions and many more in this loooooooong episode!

Our upcoming National Gallery event at the Light To Night Festival: ARTSPLAINING FT. MINISTRY OF FUNNY & ASSISTANT CURATOR JENNIFER K.Y. LAM - register here

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  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

The thread of questions for our AMA

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WHO experts warned that repeating booster shots of the COVID vaccines is not a viable strategy going forward against emerging variants. In Singapore though, Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung recently said that we may need annual booster shots in the future. What should we make of this difference in messaging? Elsewhere, a Bentley driver draws the ire of the internet and even Minister Chan Chun Sing himself, by threatening to run over a security officer in order to force his way into Red Swastika School. Could he have done it any other way without going viral?

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  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

WHO now says boosters are not a viable strategy

Bentley driver tries to run down security officer

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So after a protracted back and forth between Australian authorities and his legal team about his medical exemption from vaccination, tennis superstar and vaccine-hesitant Novak Djokovic has won the court battle to avoid deportation and to compete in the Australian Open.  Why has this story divided opinion around the world? Elsewhere, Soh Rui Yong’s 2.4km challenge finally happened, and he actually didn’t win this time! Who were the winners and who gives a hoot about this event anyway?

Reminder: Help us know who's coming for our SOLD OUT live show on 21st Jan 2022 by sharing this IG link!

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  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

Djokovic wins Australian visa battle

Soh Rui Yong is beaten at 2.4km challenge

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HELLO 2022! We can’t think of a better way to welcome the new year than by defying COVID restrictions, which is what a few hundred revelers did on NYE when they congregated as a group at Clarke Quay and improvised their own countdown party. The authorities have promised to comb CCTV footage to identify the culprits, but what exactly are they looking for? Elsewhere, actress Jacelyn Tay was ridiculed by Xiaxue and other online commentators after she publicly shared a conversation with her 10-year-old son about sex. We debate whether there was any harm done by her post.

Reminder: Help us know who's coming for our SOLD OUT live show on 21st Jan 2022 by sharing this IG link!

Find us here!

  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

Police combing through CCTV footage of Clarke Quay NYE revelers

Actress Jacelyn Tay talks sex with her son

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So this is 2021! In a look back at this crazy year, we deep dive into the Top 10 Trending News as collated by Google Trends. Some of these topics might be familiar as we covered them on our podcast, while others might surprise you, in a “WTF?” kind of way. We’re also doing a festive season giveaway of a Google Nest Hub courtesy of our friends at Google, so listen up to find out how to participate! And one last thing: for the first time ever, catch us at a YLB live show in 2022!

 

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Google Search Trends 2021

 

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Today we discuss tennis and badminton, and how SG has made waves in both racquet sports in the last couple of days. First, the mysterious case of Peng Shuai that has captivated global media in the past month sees another major twist; this time, it’s SG’s very own Lianhe Zaobao which publishes the first video interview with the tennis star since her explosive posts alleging sexual assault first surfaced on Chinese social media. Why is everyone watching and dissecting this interview? Second, SG shuttler Loh Kean Yew made sporting history by winning the BWF World Championships 2021. We discuss the significance of his achievement, and whether this is as proud a moment as Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Gold.

BTW, it's our 250th ep coming up so... ASK-ME-ANYTHING #3! It's time for YOUR QUESTIONS so please fire away!

 

Find us here!

  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

 

Tennis player Peng Shuai retracts sexual assault allegations in Zaobao interview

 

Loh Kean Yew is SG’s first badminton world champion

 

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2 lions broke free of their enclosures at Changi Airport this week and had to be tranquilized by a team from Mandai Wildlife Group. While they are currently safe and stable, photos surfaced of their less-than-ideal transit conditions, which raised questions about the lions’ origins and destination. Elsewhere, host Steve Harvey gets flak for asking Miss India to do an animal impersonation onstage during the Miss Universe 2021 contest, rather than asking her about her background in advocacy. Did Steve screw up again?

BTW, it's our 250th ep coming up so... ASK-ME-ANYTHING #3! It's time for YOUR QUESTIONS so please fire away!

 

Find us here!

  • Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions
  • YLB's TikTok featuring us dancing uwu
  • Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews
  • Our YLB IG account where we post exclusive BTS of the podcast
  • FOLKLORY - Record a personalized podcast as an audio gift for your loved ones! We've launched the new edition of FOLKLORY.com, and can't wait to help you create a one-of-a-kind present that will be shared and cherished forever! #folklory

 

Photos of escaped Changi lions’ treatment provokes discussion

 

Ms Universe 2021 made to meow by host Steve Harvey

 

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