Episodes

July 06, 2021

Alina Amir — What the Future of Learning Could Look Like

After quitting her job as a management consultant, Alina signed up for a teaching fellowship that would change the course of her life. As a teacher and educator, she is one of the co-founders of Arus Academy: a social enterprise that focuses on imparting skills to create physical and digital solutions to existing problems.

Learning & Education Leadership | Management

May 19, 2021

We Talk About Aliens! feat. Khoo Hsu Chuang and Julian Ng | Cincai² Bocai

When a trio of ex-colleagues haven't caught up in a while, all bets are off! They explore the big questions: are aliens among us? UFOs are just a matter of fact now? What about cryptocurrency? And how would you sort out the c...

Society & Culture

May 07, 2021

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Mother and Son Story

When Madam Kim falls into a depression following her divorce, her young son Kee Whay decides he should become a doctor. His wish: to mend his mother's broken heart. But as his own struggles with schizophrenia begin to emerge,...

Relationships Society & Culture

April 22, 2021

Hidayah Hisham — When Grief and Incarceration Meet in Film

When Hidayah Hisham was nine, she was unable to make sense of her Dad’s disappearance. 17 years later, she confronts her own past when she films the story of Siti — a daughter fighting for her father’s freedom — in her docume...

Relationships Society & Culture

March 24, 2021

Life's Most Important Resource (Not Money) feat. Aaron Tang | EZ On The Money #2

Financial writer Aaron Tang, explains why we never seem to have enough time - and why your time, and not wealth, is your most precious resource. If you’re someone who has money (and less time), Aaron reveals the formula of ho...

Entrepreneurship | Business Self-Improvement

February 23, 2021

How Much Money Is Enough? feat. Julian Ng | EZ On The Money #1

Determined to transform his relationship with money, Ezra begins the conversation about personal finance. With Julian Ng, co-founder of robo-advisor Akru , they discuss how much money is enough for you to have a life you love...

Entrepreneurship | Business Self-Improvement

January 18, 2021

Pasi Sahlberg — What We Learn When We Let Kids Play

Pasi Sahlberg puts forth the case as to why play is an essential part of every child’s life. We discover the benefits of children and young people when they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own way, and for thei...

Learning & Education Relationships

December 30, 2020

hey Christmas, bye 2020.

In this final episode of 2020, Ezra calls up a friend and finds out how the coronavirus affected his Christmas plans. Bio Johanan Sen has worked across the fields of strategic consulting, data-driven marketing, creative adver...

Relationships Society & Culture

December 14, 2020

Takahara Suiko — Processing The Rage is Tiring

Takahara Suiko is the brainchild behind The Venopian Solitude, the genre-defying experimental electro-pop-nusantara indie band. In this episode, she reflects on the concept of “Hō-ren-sō” (報・連・相) from her time in Japan; how s...

Relationships Self-Improvement Society & Culture

December 14, 2020

Project Notes: How To Lead a Band and the Virtues of Being Lazy

Project Notes: where tips, thoughts and takeaways come together. This episode features Takahara Suiko (ep 003), bandleader of the Venopian Solitude, singer-songwriter, actor, writer (and now podcaster). She explores the natur...

Relationships Leadership | Management

November 26, 2020

Damian Hughes — Sit Down When You Punch

Best-selling author (and now podcaster) Damian Hughes shares what it's like to be in the corner of a world boxing title fight. Also, what does it take to deliver a message that has maximum impact? How does storytelling help p...

Entrepreneurship | Business Self-Improvement

November 26, 2020

Project Notes: Behind High Performance and Guided Discovery

On this bonus episode, Damian Hughes (ep 002) explains the common feature of high performers and explains the significance of the Dunning–Kruger effect. Notable mentions in the chat include: José Mourinho and the principle of...

Entrepreneurship | Business Self-Improvement Leadership | Management

November 12, 2020

John Hendry — On Why Relationships Matter

Ezra reconnects with his ex-house master from school, John Hendry. In this episode, John discusses how the loss of a loved one can alter one's perspective on relationships. Committing his life as an educator for more than 50 ...

Relationships Self-Improvement

November 12, 2020

Project Notes: The 5 Key Elements of a Quality Relationship

On this bonus episode, John Hendry (ep 001) shares the 5 key elements of a quality relationship. The basic elements of a quality relationship are trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope (optimism), and compassion. And while they ...

Relationships Self-Improvement Learning & Education

November 04, 2020

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This is hardly a trailer. At best, it's a friendly reminder. Every fortnight, join Ezra Zaid on a narrative journey as he trails the footprints of individuals navigating the prospect of discovery and adversity. The podcast ho...