From people to culture to sex and beyond, these are the best Hong Kong podcasts in the game right now.
If you’re a fan of Hong Kong bands and local artists, then chances are that you’ll love to listen to these podcasts – #SupportLocal, Honeys! From interviews with local people to tales of international love and lots of sex, we’ve found the best Hong Kong podcasts for your listening pleasure. Hit that follow button right now.
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1. Awkward Turtle At Work
Are you passionate about what you do for work? Emery Fung would like to know your story. Each episode of Awkward Turtle At Work focuses on an individual and their job, tackling exactly what makes them tick – whether they’re a singer-songwriter or a CEO. Through this podcast, Fung tackles what the modern workforce and the modern worker look like right now, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
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With the aim to empower organisations and individuals to take action by living consciously and giving back, #impact was created by Regina Larko. The episodes put things into perspective of how contributions, big or small, can make the world a better place. The episodes discuss everything from mental health during the pandemic and connecting with nature, to ending modern slavery and other important topics.
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3. Catching Worms
Catching Worms brings true crime straight to your neighbourhood (safely) and tells some of the most gripping cases that happened right here in Hong Kong. By interviewing detectives and individuals with intimate knowledge of the cases and delving deep into all the gruesome details, this podcast takes you to the heart of each story. Though not for the faint of heart, Catching Worms is sure to satisfy that true crime itch a lot of us have.
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4. Talking Mental
Hosted by Aaron Stadlin-Robbie, who has suffered from panic attacks for a number of years, this Hong Kong podcast is all about mental health. Each episode, a different guest is interviewed to discuss their expert field in a non judgmental, educational, and informative way. Topics such as sleep, taking medication, and keeping organised are all covered and Stadlin-Robbie keeps the vibe interesting.
Read our full interview with Aaron Stadlin-Robbie.
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5. Better in Bed
This Hong Kong podcast is all about talking openly about sex. Hosted by Sarah Tang, a sex educator and the founder of Sarasense, each episode features different guests, discussing a range of topics from masturbation to sex-tech, to porn and body positivity. If you want to learn how to have better sex, then you need to be listening to Better in Bed.
Need more sex and relationship advice? Take a look at our Pillowtalk series.
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6. Fool Me Twice
A wonderful series that you’ll likely speed through, Fool Me Twice tells the real story of a woman who was scammed by an online lover. Hosted by Zara Hannaford and told by the victim, who is also Zara’s mother, Jules Hannaford, this nine-episode podcast will have you hooked. Throughout the story-telling, they speak to experts in the fields of relationships, others who have been scammed, and even a real-life scammer in hopes of trying to get to the bottom of why and how people trick others online.
Find out more about Fool Me Twice.
7. Ho Ho Hong Kong
With local comedian Vivek Mahbubani and Egyptian comic Mohammed Magdi as hosts, you know Ho Ho Hong Kong is an addictive podcast you’ll want on repeat! The hosts go behind the scenes of local events, dish with local chefs, discuss social issues like homelessness in Hong Kong, and more. Ho Ho Hong Kong explores the hidden and exposed fragrant harbour in all its glory.
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8. Hong Kong Confidential
Another podcast from Jules Hannaford (see Fool Me Twice above), this time, the Aussie expat tackles the lives of people in Hong Kong. We love how varied the guests and topics are here, as they discuss everything from dealing with grief to sustainability to adoption. It’s a real mixed bag, and shines a light on lots of wonderful people doing great things in Hong Kong.
Listen to Hong Kong Confidential.
9. Hong Kong Stories
On Hong Kong Stories, you’ll hear a bunch of interesting and inspirational tales told by people in the 852. Hosted in front of a live audience, the topics can be funny or sad, but what ties them all together is the unique perspective on humanity. Best of all, if you want to tell your own story, Hong Kong Stories gives you the opportunity with their regular story nights.
Find out more about Hong Kong Stories.
10. Spin Sum
An entertainment group based in Hong Kong, Spin Sum organises events and creates musical content. Its podcast features interviews with fellow musicians, during which they discuss new singles, musical influences, and social issues like how COVID-19 has impacted the music industry.
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11. The Conscious Collective
This is a podcast by women, for women. Heanney has been a women’s wellness coach, helping women build a long-lasting, healthy relationship with food, as well as finding love and confidence again with their bodies. In her podcast, The Conscious Collective, Heanney sits down with special guests in hopes to inspire women to raise above the tide and live a life full of intent.
Find out more about The Conscious Collective.
12. Hong Kong Heritage
This segment from RTHK follows Annemarie Evans as she explores Hong Kong’s many heritage sites and digs up many forgotten aspects of our social, cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage. You can catch the episodes live every Saturday at 7.30am, or the repeat broadcast on Sundays 6.15pm.
Listen to Hong Kong Heritage on RTHK.
In the first season of HomeGrown, hosts Louisa and The Fantastic Fo share their experiences of living and working abroad as black expats in Hong Kong. These personal stories are aimed to inform, inspire, and entertain, with guest speakers in each episode. Topics they discuss include (but are not limited to) mental health, entrepreneurship, plus everyday life and struggles they face living abroad including racism.
Find out more about HomeGrown.