Season 2 – Crafted By II

In Season 2 of Crafted By, we talk to more of Singapore’s artists and artisans.

Episode 1 – Aquascaping
Episode 2 – BeSpoke: Spoken Word Poets in Singapore
Episode 3 – Singapore English & Singlish
Episode 4 – The Three Waves of Singapore Coffee
Episode 5 – The Greatest Artist of Singapore & The Singapore Sling
Episode 6 – The Body Language of Dance
Episode 7 – Writer’s Block – Part I
Episode 8 – Writer’s Block – Part II

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All Episodes

Crafted By – Writer’s Block Part 2 | S2E8

The second season of the Know or Not Podcast ends with a two-episode look at the local writer’s scene in Singapore. We hear from 7 writers and 1 publisher as we learn what paths exist for writers once they’ve published their first book. In this episode, we feature  Books Actually / Kenny Leck Charmaine Leung...

Crafted By – Writer’s Block Part 1 | S2E7

The second season of Crafted By on the Know or Not Podcast ends with a two-episode look at the local literary scene in Singapore. We follow 7 writers and 1 publisher as we learn how a book goes from being an idea in an author’s head to a book for sale on a shelf in...

Crafted By – The Body Language of Dance | S2E6

We explore the idea of dancers as body language artists, using their bodies for the 55% of interpersonal communication that is non-verbal. We hang out with Bernice Lee, a contemporary dance artist, Stephy, an instructor from SLAP Dance Studio and then get down with the awesome street dance power couple, SgRach MarcS and talk waacking,...

Crafted By – The Greatest Singapore Sling | S2E5

We visit the Raffles Hotel Singapore and learn about their two-years restoration and the refreshed recipe for the Singapore Sling, their iconic gin-based cocktail that still draws in the big crowds a century on from its creation by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915.  We talk with local microdistillery Compendium about their amazing gins, Rojak...

Crafted By – The Three Waves of Coffee in Singapore | S2E4

The Rule of Three Exists in Everything: think of comedy, photography, showbusiness. It also applies in the world of coffee, which has experienced what is accepted as The Three Waves. In Singapore, the Three Rules come with a twist: Kopi.  We talk with 5 artisanal coffee cafes – Nylon Coffee Roasters, PPP Coffee / Chye...

Crafted By – Singapore Accent English | S2E3

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram, a sentence with all 26 letters of the alphabet. Font sellers love this sentence since it showcases all 26 letters in one go. This is a podcast, so how things look don’t matter as much as how things sound, and we became curious...

Crafted By – Be Spoke | S2E2

Give this episode’s guests a mic and an audience and they’ll fuse the wonder of words with the power of performance. The Spoken Word Poetry scene in Singapore is alive and well, with multiple events happening throughout each month across the island. I talk to 9 poets here about (a) how a layperson can know...

Crafted By – Aquascaping | S2E1

We kick off our 2nd season with a literal deep dive in the world of aquascaping and the huge influence of Takashi Amano and his company Aqua Design Amano. The hot trend in home aquariums is to focus on plants and hardscape (rocks, driftwood, etc.) to create a serene submerged world. We talk with the...