This week, our culture vultures mourn the loss of the man behind our favorite superheroes, Stan Lee, and discuss the sheer influence Marvel has had on pop culture. Another great celebrated in this episode is Queen's initial frontman Freddie Mercury, as Zan Azlee weighs in on a heated debate surrounding the latest biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', and gives his take on whether it was an appropriate tribute. We end by delving into our often unnoticed tendency to alter our accents depending on who we're speaking to.
As a developing country, Malaysia has slowly taken many initiatives in working towards a greener, more sustainable world. One of these initiatives include Upcycling, the process of turning used, unwanted products into brand new ones. Our guest, Harith, who calls himself 'The Green Carpenter' has found ways to incorporate upcycling into carpentry, as his family business rapidly globalizes and finds ways to sell eco-friendly furniture in foreign markets. He joins us on the show to tell us about his work, and the importance of being more sustainable.
The YWCA's Vocational Training Opportunity Centre (VTOC) was initiated to provide skills training for underprivileged young women and girls from economically disadvantaged families. Among others, the aim of the programme was to enable the participants to achieve self-determination and self-reliance in all areas of life. Set the celebrate it's 20th anniversary this November, we find out what the programme has achieved over the past two decades, and plans moving forward, from Joanne Yeoh, the President of the YWCA KL.
Does gambling have a place in our wealth accumulation strategy? Are there physiological factors that drive such behavior? Rajen shares his insights.
We discuss whether some crimes are too terrible to argue for the abolition of the death sentence.
Highlights from Parliament today included the flash floods in KL, finger-pointing on broken promises, and child protection.