Esquire Singapore pledges to end ‘silent conformity’ with new ‘critical thinking’ podcast

Esquire Singapore has pledged to generate robust discussion and move away from the country’s “silent conformity” in a series of new fortnightly podcasts launched by the publication.

Editor-in-chief Norman Tan said the podcasts, called The Bite, will aim to foster “critical thinking and productive dialogues”.

The podcasts will be fronted by Tan along with TV host Anita Kapoor, fashion and teach consultant Debra Langley and entrepreneur and founder of BioOnics Ben Hopkins.

“The vision and the heart of this podcast is to really spark conversations,”  Tan said. “I feel like Singapore does have a culture of silent conformity; we tend to toe the line and we don’t like to disagree with people.

“We really want this podcast to be a platform to discuss hot topics, what’s going around in current affairs, as well as just things that make us think, and look at life differently.”

Esquire Singapore launched locally in 2012 under publisher Mongoose Media but the licence was transferred to Indochine Media Ventures late last year.


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