AFT Podcasts

An audio sojourn produced for your listening pleasure, AFT Podcasts by is a series of public health & lifestyle podcasts surrounding the themes of sport, health, fitness and wellness, produced out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Sydney, Australia. AFT Recommendations (quick jump) – a selection of podcasts from around the globe curated by team AFT to bring you the latest conversations in sporting, health & fitness. Do you have a podcast that you think our listeners would like? Submit your podcast.

AUSTRALIA: Move8 Fitness Podcast

Move8 • Move It • MoveAID is a fitness movement that advocates wellness education and action, making fitness accessible to all layers of society. Co-founders and co-hosts Nikki Yeo & Jasmine Low of bring listeners up close with everyday heroes who use their own fitness for good. What’s their secret to happiness?

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MALAYSIA: The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast

Help! I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast goes in search of ways to avoid diabetes. co-founders Nikki Yeo & Jasmine Low interview health & fitness personalities from Asia and the Pacific; athletes, medical doctors, allied health professionals, fitness & wellness experts and people living with diabetes. Bring your cuppa tea! In Malaysia, it’s the Teh Tarik, made frothy by swift hand movements of a tea-pulling expert but 8tsp of condensed milk?! Kurang manis, boss! Sugar, less…

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AFT Recommendations

Each month, team AFT scours internet radio stations in search of podcasts that are uniquely interesting, covering issues of interest to the Asia Pacific region. What’s interesting is that podcasts are growing in numbers and to date, Latest update: 8 Nov 2021

ASIA: Talking with Tony

In his first-ever podcast, airasia CEO Tony Fernandes shares unique ideas and thought-provoking questions on what the future holds in the ever-changing business landscape. Join him on Talks With Tony as he dives deep into various issues with some very special guests that include, David Forster, UFC President Dana White and more! Website | Apple Podcasts | Spotify


Indonesia at Melbourne is a joint initiative of the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) in the Melbourne Law School, and the University of Melbourne’s Indonesia Forum. It is also generously supported by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Simon Evans. We discovered great insight in these interviews by their podcast division, Talking Indonesia.

AUSTRALIA: ABC Radio’s The History Listen

The History Listen with Kirsti Melville

A tribute to Salleh Ben Joned (1941-2020): A Most Unlikely Malay (in two parts) with daughter Anna Salleh

Salleh Ben Joned is a witty, fearless and charismatic poet and writer that some have called the ‘bad boy of Malaysian literature’. He is a satirist, critic and libertarian, known for challenging taboos about race, religion, sexuality and a whole lot more. In this two-part documentary series, his eldest daughter Anna takes us on a wild ride through the life and times of her infuriating yet utterly loveable father. Learn more about Salleh in his blog.

This documentary is dedicated to Halimaton Attan, the late wife of Salleh Ben Joned and mother to Adam and Hawa Salleh.

Part One: Salleh Ben Joned
Part Two: Salleh Ben Joned

McKinsey Future of Asia: Asia is primed for rapid healthcare change, driven by shifting demographics, rising consumer expectations, technological innovations, and limited legacy health infrastructure. Today, digital health impacts more than a billion lives, and estimates show that digital health in Asia could collectively create up to $100 billion in value by 2025. In this episode, we discuss the fundamental forces driving healthcare transformation in Asia, what kind of consumer-centric digital ecosystems are emerging across the world, and what business leaders must consider when building and scaling these ecosystems. Join the conversation with McKinsey leaders – Axel Baur, Senior Partner, Hong Kong; Senthu Arumugam, Partner, Kuala Lumpur; Hann Yew, Associate Partner, Singapore; and Mengwei Xin, Associate Partner, Shanghai.

FIJI: Everyday Fijians

Talking to Everyday Fijians who live the normal life in a foreign land.

JAPAN: Abroad in Japan

They say it’s the No.1 Podcast about life in Japan by Chris Broad and co-host Pete Donaldson. From insider travel tips, and language learning secrets, to hilariously awkward travel stories sent in by listeners and a weekly Q&A answering your questions. With over 100 episodes and broadcast every Wednesday, there’s no better place to learn about life in Japan while you’re on the go.

INDONESIA: Podkesmas (Podcast Kesehatan Masyarakat)

Podkesmas Asia Network: Empat pria dengan banyak perbedaan dalam diri mereka, dari perbedaan waktu lahir, perbedaan pasangan hidup, perbedaan saldo rekening, dan juga perbedaan popularitas. Hanya satu yang sama dari mereka, mereka yakin Podcast ini PASTI LUCU DAN BERGELIMANG TAWA!


A podcast on mental health. Ang podcast about heartbreak 💔para sa lahat.

MALAYSIA: Do More – Take Charge of Your Life

Successful People talk about becoming their own BOSS, retiring RICH early and fulfilling their FULLEST POTENTIAL.

MALAYSIA: Health & Living

It’s normal to feel sore and tired after a good workout, but at what point is it not normal to continuously feel tired? If not properly addressed, fatigue can affect an athlete’s performance. To find out how to spot the signs of fatigue, what you can do about it, and if supplements help, is Dr Harjeet Singh, consultant orthopaedic surgeon.

SINGAPORE: Healthzone with Gilbert Cheah (Health)

Join health journalist Gilbert Cheah as he shares his top tips on how Singaporeans can improve their health and wellness.

SINGAPORE: ST Sports Talk (Sports)

#GameOfTwoHalves is a weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday hosted by Lee Yulin, Sazali Abdul Aziz, Rohit Brijnath and David Lee. Produced by The Straits Times.


Regular Drum&Bass mixes coming from DJs from Tokyo, Vladivostok, Hong Kong, Singapore and other cities of Asia-Pacific. Your DJ: Adam

THAILAND: On Fighting in Thailand

Premier Muay Thai show covering the economics and infrastructure of the sport. Hosted by Muay Thai journalist, Matt Lucas, this shows covers topics such as purse sizes, fight management, sponsorship, and career growth.

UK: ATP’s Tennis Updates

The official ATP Tennis Radio Podcast features interviews with players and coaches plus discussion based around the tour’s weekly events. Enjoy!

UK: Fight Night Boxing Podcast

The big names, the big fights, the big stories… it’s the podcast that packs a punch. Find more from

USA: Asia Pacific Forum

Although this podcast has only 12 episodes recorded during 2019-2020, we felt that topics covered were relevant and current. Asia Pacific Forum is the progressive pan-Asian radio show broadcast every Monday night from 9-10pm on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City and live on the web.  They cover underreported stories from Asia, as well as Asian American politics and culture. They talk to authors like Arundhati Roy, Jessica Hagedorn, and Jeff Chang; activists and politicos like Yuri Kochiyama, Mike Honda, and Monami Maulik; intellectuals like Tariq Ali, Vandana Shiva, and Vijay Prashad; artists like DJ Rekha, David Henry Hwang, and Asian Dub Foundation–and many more!

USA: Sustainable Dish Podcast (Nutrition)

Sustainable Dish Podcast is a show hosted by nutritionist, author and sustainability advocate Diana Rodgers. Learn about healthy living, eco-eating, and regenerative food production from leading experts in their fields. Diana Rodgers is also a filmmaker behind The Sacred Cow.

USA: ESPN’s 30 for 30

Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, featuring stories from the world of sports and beyond. 30 for 30 offers captivating storytelling for sports fans and general interest listeners alike, going beyond the field to explore how sports, competition, athleticism and adventure affect our lives and our world. Sports stories like you’ve never heard before.

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