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Best BFM Media podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best BFM Media podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Dovish or hawkish? Over or underweight? We speak to analysts to understand how decisions and events affect key markets across the world.
 
Climate change, ferocious weather and ‘the haze’ are now part our everyday lives. How are our lifestyles connected to them, and what can we do about it? What does the economy have to do with it? Earth Matters engages with activists and experts to explore our changing relationship with the planet that we only borrow from our children.
 
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BFM :: Front Row
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Don’t be afraid of the arts. You too can enjoy it! Don't believe us? Tune in to Front Row to find out about the best shows and exhibitions that will recharge your brain and restore your spirit, as told by the producers, performers and artists themselves.
 
As the saying goes, something new every day. Listen to thought-provoking conversations with people who have something to share about their lives, about what connects heart, mind and soul, and values, culture and traditions.
 
You might be a genius at managing other people’s money, but personal finance is quite another kettle of fish. Ringgit & Sense puts a clear mirror in front of you so you understand personal risk profiles, realistic investment horizons, retirement planning and the all-important education loan and health insurance plan, and the explosion of myriad personal finance products.
 
Wander and be enlightened by the endlessly fascinating inner universe that is the human body. We speak with experts, Nobel laureates, cancer survivors and healthcare workers who share their unique perspectives on wellness and living and the latest medical research.
 
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BFM :: Tech Talk
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How can technology can help boost the enterprise on all levels? Tech Talk is the only tech show on Malaysian airwaves brings you up to speed on current trends. Interviews with experts and analysts provide insights into what's been tried and could be, coupled with a no-holds barred real-life review of the latest consumer products in plain English that strip away the marketing gimmicks.
 
Featuring a roll-call of guests, the marquee show of BFM, The Breakfast Grille is no-holds barred to get to the truth and into the minds of business leaders, policymakers and changemakers.
 
Featuring personal business stories of entrepreneurs, from early stage start-ups, all the way to billionaire octogenarians in Malaysia and abroad, Open for Business is a valuable resource of shared experiences for the SME industry. The occasional business coach makes an appearance for a different perspective on business concerns.
 
Current Affairs goes behind the headlines in Malaysia to what is moving the news and why, with top academics, politicians, businesspeople and activists in the know. These socio-economic issues run the gamut, including press freedom, affirmative action policies, Islamisation, corruption, election reform, and political unrests. Past guests of Current Affairs include Khairy Jamaluddin, Shad Saleem Faruqi, Farish Noor, Uma Sambanthan and PG Lim. Any enquiries should be directed to morningrun@bfm.my.
 
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Dr George Lee returns to discuss the latest medical news. Expect deep insights delivered with generous humour. In conjunction with World Diabetes Day on 14 November, we look at one of the major complications of diabetes: diabetic retinopathy. This is a leading cause of blindness in Malaysia. Consultant ophthalmologist Dr Mohanarasan Ratanam joi ...…
 
Law & Behold is an ongoing series aimed at improving constitutional literacy among Malaysians, done in collaboration with The Malaysian Bar and the University of Malaya's Faculty of Law. On this episode, we explore whether the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, or SOSMA as it's better known, undermines the protections and fundamenta ...…
 
While we celebrate MSP’s 100th episode, perhaps it’s also time to reevaluate Matt’s and Jeff’s friendship over the last 10 years. Thankfully, there’s a bunch of startups with just the right tools for a low monthly fee. And James Dean will be back on the big screens thanks to… CGI of course.
 
As MSP celebrates its 100th episode, we look back and we look forwards to ask what the future holds.
 
Unlike most products, travelling requires upfront payment weeks, or even months, before the actual trip. Credit card users have the option to turn their bills into installments, but a significant portion of the travel market is underserved. Dylan Tan's Split hopes to bridge that gap. We speak to Dylan about handling a (very) capital-intensive s ...…
 
H.S. Chung, the Cluster Lead for Hill+Knowlton Strategies Asia, talks about the changing face of communications and her firm’s ASEAN expansion as China-based firms forge into the region for growth.
 
The two biggest economies in Asia, China and Japan missed market expectations in terms of industrial production and growth respectively. For some more thoughts on the impact of this set of negative news, we speak to Tim Mulholland, President, TJM Limited in Chicago .
 
A 73-year-old woman from Colombia had managed to stave of Alzheimer’s disease for decades, despite that she carried a genetic mutation that caused many in her family to develop dementia in middle age. But it was recently reported that she may carry another genetic mutation that may have protected her from early onset dementia. To find out more ...…
 
Odawa Wiingushk is a trio of dancers from Canada who tell the stories of three Indigenous Nations from North America through their performances. Ahead of a showcase of their dances in Kuala Lumpur, we speak with group members Lindy Kinoshameg, Leslie McCue, and Jillian Sutherland about the significance of these indigenous dances and the importa ...…
 
In today’s electricity-dependent world, renewables are taking centre stage as nations grapple with balancing the increasing demand for electricity with the need to decarbonise the economy. With this shift, the deployment of batteries is also expected to grow. From niche applications such as grid balancing to everyday future tech like electric v ...…
 
Short form mobile video has really found its way into our daily habits and some would say it's an addiction. And it’s hard to argue as it will only continue to grow with the rise of new technologies like 5G. We speak to Donny Eryastha, TikTok’s Head of Public Policy for Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines on why short form mobile video rose so ...…
 
Podcasting is officially here to stay. According to Edison Research, 40 percent of Americans over the age of 12 say they have listened to a podcast and that number continues to grow every year. But what about Podcasting here in Malaysia? Is it a viable business? How do you market it and create content - and more to the point, are people actuall ...…
 
Roshan speaks to Joyce about the practicality of the FIRE movement as well as calculating and re-thinking retirement.
 
Hernan Corporation, one of the country's biggest names in durian exporting, has just been acquired by private equity firm Navis Capital. What lies in store for them now, in the face of climate change, new labour legislation, and rising demand from China?
 
American stocks are on a tear this year, after the Fed cut rates by 75 basis points. Tony Nash, CEO of Complete Intelligence Inc, gets granular on what this means for the rest of the year, while sharing his thoughts about what the upcoming US elections might have in store for the ongoing US-China trae spat.…
 
In 1997, the Government launched the Telemedicine Blueprint for Malaysia and Hospital Selayang went paperless in 1999. Twenty years later, digital technologies and social media have broken down physical barriers among people, but are we anywhere closer to the ideal digital health landscape? Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO of Galen Centre for Health & So ...…
 
It’s hard enough running a restaurant, but when the usual model is tweaked to encompass a social cause, that then becomes a whole different kettle of fish. We speak to Munirah Hamid, Pertiwi Soup Kitchen and Sharon Lee of Tender Hearts Cafe about the specific challenges of running F&B based enterprises that are tied to social good and have Bria ...…
 
Billplz is a payment services platform for merchants to pay and get paid at the fastest, and most cost-effective possible rate. Founded by Nazroof Hakim, Billplz today serves some of the biggest merchants in the country, including Axiata, TM, Digi and thousands more. Merchants love them, but are speed and cost the only things working for Billpl ...…
 
We speak with Efosa Ojomo, Global Prosperity Lead at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, and co-author of "The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out Of Poverty" to understand how instead of giving handouts, market-creating innovation can uplift societies and produce global champions.…
 
In light of Trump's address at the Economic Club of New York, Dodge Dorland, Chief Investment Officer at Landor Wealth Management, thinks that there is hope for a trade deal to be sealed with China. We also discussed the outlook ahead of Alibaba's IPO bet in protests-stricken Hong Kong and KKR's buyout proposal of Walgreens Boots Alliance, whic ...…
 
When it comes to chronic kidney disease, the numbers are staggering. More than 40,000 people in Malaysia on dialysis for kidney disease, and more than 100,000 Malaysians are expected to suffer kidney failure over the next two decades. How do we fare in terms of managing chronic kidney disease, and are we paying enough attention to our diet? We ...…
 
Marika Sardar holds the distinction of being the first Asian curator to be appointed by the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, one of the world’s leading museums for Islamic art. Ahead of her appearance at Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur 2019, we speak with Marika about her interest in Islamic art, her work with the Aga Khan Museum, and how art curation ...…
 
Usually when you travel, you tend to look forward to the food you’ll try when you get to your destination; it’s not often that you look forward to the food during your journey on the airplane itself. But for AirAsia’s Santan and T&CO, the inflight food has found such a demand that Catherine Goh is now spearheading the opening of ASEAN’s first f ...…
 
MARA's assets have been or are in the process of being transferred to MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd with hopes of higher performance and even dividends to the government. The continued political-business nexus hopefully doesn't get in the way of achieving MARA's challenging mission of truly uplifting poor Bumiputeras. Apart from the focus on what is ...…
 
With a decent result season, strong job creation and an expected good 4th quarter retail sales, Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist at US Trust-BOA Private Wealth Management, tells us that markets should do better despite a roll back in trade talks.
 
Whenever you visit a clinic, see a doctor, or anytime you talk about anything to do with your health, you’re actually coming into contact with the health system. Our health system is what we depend on to ensure that we get the services and care we need to stay healthy. But there’s more to it than just hospitals and doctors. On this short series ...…
 
MyForest Watch was launched back in 2017, and looks at Malaysia’s natural heritage, our forests, and how non-state actors - non-governmental organisations, civil societies, local communities, the private sector and the public – can inform and change policies towards better forest governance. We find out more about this five-year project from Dr ...…
 
Zeehan and her Michelin Star trained chef husband Chai had on paper, all the right ingredients for a successful restaurant. However, the perennial issue of Location, Location, Location was a thorn that needed to be overcome. What do you do to acquire customers when you are not visible to ground traffic? We discuss this and Customer Retention on ...…
 
The International Baccalaureate Organisation is a Swiss non-profit, best known for its IB programme offered in over 150 countries worldwide. Today on the Breakfast Grille, we speak to IBO Director General Dr. Siva Kumari about the organisation's direction, mental health concerns, and how the organisation has fared under her leadership.…
 
With the Fed rate cut and better than expected corporate earnings, we ask Stephen Innes, Asia-Pacific Market Strategist for AxiTrader if its really risk on for investors with a permanent tilt towards riskier assets. We also asked why the pound seems to be unaffected by Moody's downgrade of outlook on UK from stable to negative.…
 
Dr George Lee returns to discuss the latest medical news. Expect deep insights delivered with generous humour. Lung cancer is one of the most fatal cancers in Malaysia – not because it cannot be treated but because 90% of cases in Malaysia are only detected at the advanced stages. What can we do to diagnose lung cancer earlier, so that patients ...…
 
With the voting age in Malaysia now lowered to 18 years old, the spotlight is firmly on the role that youth can play in governance. Are our youth aware of the impact that they have on policy making, or is there still a disinterest in politics. We speak to Mistika Idris and Faizul bin Zuraimi who are part of the upcoming Youth Economic Forum (YE ...…
 
Facebook rebrands to FACEBOOK and Google reinvents the paper with the Paper Phone. We are scratching our heads as well.
 
In a world where constant change is the new normal, today’s show looks at the science behind the epidemic of uncertainty and wonders: is there any way to cope?
 
Travel isn’t what it used to be. With so much data at a marketer’s disposal, the travel industry has now become a highly-customizable one. We speak to Koddi’s Alexander Steenbakkers-Noffke about using data the right way, common misconceptions, as well as how tech has changed the way we travel.
 
As the world gears for Industrial Revolution 4.0, an estimated 47% of workers stand to lose their jobs to automation. Scholar, Carl Benedikt Frey argues in his latest book, The Technology Trap, that policy-makers should draw lessons from history in strategizing and adapting to the tide of technology. We discuss how technology, economics and pol ...…
 
We speak to Tim about the possible tariff rollbacks, reconciling Wall Street earnings with market performance and the rally in oil prices. We also check in on his thoughts around glamour tech stocks as the NYSE’s Fang+ index underperforms the wider US stock market.
 
Injuries can be tough for those who just love to play. Whether you're a professional athlete or a gymrat, all you would want to do after recovering from an injury is to hit the ground running. We’re continuing a conversation we had last month with Dr Harjeet Singh, and we’ll be taking a deep dive into the recovery process at the return of play.…
 
There are few stories as iconic as that of Dr Frankenstein and his monster - from Mary Shelley’s classic novel to numerous onscreen portrayals. A local musical theatre production called Frankenstein 2039, seeks to reimagine the story of a man trying to play God, by updating and setting the story in a futuristic dystopian setting. We speak to th ...…
 
Freaky Clown (not his real name, obviously) or FC as he is mostly known, breaks into banks and public institutions - and actually relishes being caught. As an ethical hacker and social engineer, he invades organisations, not with hostile intentions, but to demonstrate weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls; which in turn he help ...…
 
WeChat mini-programs are “sub-applications” within the WeChat ecosystem. They enable to provide advanced features to users such as e-commerce, task management, coupons etc. Cathering to 1.4 billion people in China can be a lucrative idea but new ecommerce decree implemented by the Chinese government has stopped many local businesses who want to ...…
 
Many of us office bound folks may have, over the years, developed lower back pain thanks to the length of time that we’re sat down at our desks. Some companies have made it their mission to eliminate this problem through innovation. Standing desks and ergonomic chairs, to name a couple - and this is where EVIS have position themselves. EVIS (Ev ...…
 
Roshan explores houses, renting & car loans with Robert and also talks about the upcoming Ringgit And Sense Live happening in 2 weeks.
 
Khazanah-backed education service provider LeapEd aims to develop holistic students with 21st century competencies via sustainable practices in schools. We speak to its managing director about its goals and how LeapEd's vision can be incorporated with the current education system.
 
How are markets reacting to the rising tide of uncertainty over the US-China trade deal and a slower global economy? We speak to Vishnu Varathan, Head of Economics and Strategy at Mizuho Bank, about the PBOC's latest easing move, Thailand's interest rate cut, and a decline in Japan's services sector activity.…
 
When it comes to coping with autism, it is not easy to decide which intervention will best suit you or your child. There is a wide range of interventions and approaches available for both children and adults with autism. One of these interventions is the Son-Rise programme. We find out more about the programme from Raun Kaufman, director of glo ...…
 
Just mentioning the word hemp is enough to induce titters in polite company, as the immediate association is with a particular psychoactive drug. But how many people are aware that hemp is actually one of the world’s oldest domesticated crops in the world, with uses ranging from food source to textile fibres and even biofuel. We speak to Mohama ...…
 
Eats, Shoots & Roots has been growing communities through growing food for the last 7 years. They design edible gardens on balconies and backyards for people in the city and run educational programmes for kids to help grow green thumbs at an early age. We speak to the social enterprise about their growth, how they’ve dealt with the influx of co ...…
 
With Bank Negara expected to launch a digital banking framework, we speak to Chan Jit Hoong, analyst with Hong Leong Investment Bank, to find out how this will impact the existing Malaysian Banks and who is ready for this disruption. He also weighs in on the overall banking sector and his top stock picks.…
 
Private equity investments have grown a lot in the past few years, and is no longer the quiet cousin of the investment world. Tan Chow Yin of Dymon Asia Private Equity tells us about the Malaysian private equity landscape, the recent deal flows, and the all important exit while he faces competition from the big boys of PE funds.…
 
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