More reasons to flaunt your AirPods in the MRT

Press pause on your usual morning playlist. As you ease (or squeeze) your way past hoards to get into the MRT cabins during peak hour, immerse in the following podcasts that will not only liven up your travels, but teach you a thing or two, so you can be the au courant one the moment you reach the office. Fair warning though, you might miss a meet-cute moment when you're engrossed in these 20-30 min episodes. 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Get familiar with Trevor Noah’s sense of humour before catching him live in Singapore. A podcast version of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning news satire programme, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition is bound to perk up your morning commute, while keeping you up-to-date on significant world issues. Expect to chuckle every five minutes, as other passengers pass you glares in the public bus or MRT. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

One FM 91.3’s Glenn and The Flying Dutchman 

Longtime followers of local radio shows will recognise One FM’s morning programme Glenn and The Flying Dutchman in this line-up. Unlike its radio counterpart, this podcast skips the music plays, retains the jokes and cuts straight to the headline and entertainment news. While the hosts do discuss top stories locally and globally, it is the inside jokes and sometimes crass remarks that produces the most laughs within, and outside the studio. Listen to One FM 91.3's Glenn and The Flying Dutchman podcast on onefm.sg or the SPH Radio app for your daily dose of Singaporean news and humour.

Philosophize This!

Philosophy is a considerably daunting subject to approach, but this podcast by Stephen West aims to simplify the field of study and educate listeners, allowing them to enjoy the heavy topics at hand. Add more to your dinner conversations with philosophical concepts discussed; fans of Crash Course Philosophy on Youtube will also enjoy this particular podcast. Philosophize This! is available on most major streaming sites and apps, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube.

Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham

Celebrity, model, body positivity advocate and general public figure Ashley Graham delivers her popular Pretty Big Deal podcast in a soothing voice, which makes the show pleasing to the ear. In each episode, Graham invites and interviews iconic guests, much like herself. Guests who have shared their experiences with the model include reality star and make-up mogul Kim Kardashian West, YouTuber and comedian Lilly Singh, as well as star athlete and business woman Serena Williams. Find episodes of Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Anchor.

Vox’s Today, Explained 

The general impression of Vox may differ from one person to the next, but their show Today, Explained is relatively simple. It tackles polarising issues chiefly regarding politics, feeding listeners with a breakdown of information in understandable, digestable ways. Now you no longer have to scour the internet only to read lengthy, complicated articles or ask embarrassing questions about current affairs such as Brexit or Trump’s trade war with China. Catch Today, Explained on Spotify or vox.com.