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THE BIGGER PICTURE

  • Your afternoon pick-me-up.

  • The Bigger Picture relishes its role as the heart and soul of the station. Juliet Jacobs, Tee Shiao Eek, Sharmilla Ganesan, Lim Sue Ann and Dashran Yohan delve into the human condition to find out what makes us tick. They speak with artists, activists, environmentalists, medical experts, policy-makers, educators and more, about the issues close to us, from education to refugee rights. Eclectic, energetic and a little eccentric, The Bigger Picture team brings you the latest thinking and research on that most fascinating subject: People.

    Tune in from 2 - 5PM weekdays for your daily dose of eclectic conversations.


Current Shows

  • Front Row (view podcasts)

    Don’t be afraid of the arts. You too can enjoy it! Don't believe us? Tune in to Front Row to find out about the best shows and exhibitions that will recharge your brain and restore your spirit, as told by the producers, performers and artists themselves. 

  • Earth Matters (view podcasts)

    Climate change, ferocious weather and ‘the haze’ are now part our everyday lives. How are our lifestyles connected to them, and what can we do about it? What does the economy have to do with it? Earth Matters engages with activists and experts to explore our changing relationship with the planet that we only borrow from our children.

  • Live & Learn (view podcasts)

    As the saying goes, something new every day. Listen to thought-provoking conversations with people who have something to share about their lives, about what connects heart, mind and soul, and values, culture and traditions.

  • Health & Living (view podcasts)

    Wander and be enlightened by the endlessly fascinating inner universe that is the human body. We speak with experts, Nobel laureates, cancer survivors and healthcare workers who share their unique perspectives on wellness and living and the latest medical research.

  • The Daily Digest (view podcasts)

    The Daily Digest discusses a mix of local and international news, through The Bigger Picture lens – including the environment, arts and culture, health, science and social issues.


Past Shows

  • Bookmark (view podcasts)

    Our resident literary critic Umapagan Ampikaipakan not only blows dust off books by dead white men, he also roams among more current writers of all hues, often finding links between the written word and the word made film. After all, he's also a courter of the cinema.

  • Feminist Fridays (view podcasts)

    Every Friday, we celebrate unapologetic women who are shaping a future that guarantees gender equality, as they deal with everyday sexism. Our conversations are a mix of perspectives that intersect with pop culture, identity politics, economics and more.

  • Digital Desires (view podcasts)

    Digital Desires is a show exploring the intersection of technology and intimacy. Each episode, university lecturer Ahmad Fuad Rahmat and clinical psychologist Vizla Kumaresan look at how identity, trust, love, sex, friendships, relationships and belonging are being challenged and redefined in the age of screens and social media. Aired fortnightly on Wednesdays.

  • Too Long;Should Read (view podcasts)

    The Internet generation is constantly accused of collective ADHD and a correspondingly brief attention span. TL;SR challenges that notion by picking a long (or long-ish!) piece from the buffet of the world wide web and examining its themes and providing context, with weekly guests.

Regular Guests

  • Dr. Rajesh Singh

    Dr. Rajesh Singh

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Dr. George Lee

    Dr. George Lee

    Consultant urologist

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  • Dr. Azlina Annuar

    Dr. Azlina Annuar

    Neurogeneticist

  • YB Rajiv Rishyakaran

    YB Rajiv Rishyakaran

    Bukit Gasing State Assemblyman

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  • Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan

    Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan

    Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

  • Ahmad Fuad Rahmat

    Ahmad Fuad Rahmat

    Lecturer

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  • Vizla Kumaresan

    Vizla Kumaresan

    Clinical Psychologist

    view website
  • Elaine Foster

    Elaine Foster

    Performance Poet and Poetry Educator

    view website

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Today’s Shows



10:00 AM

Pick of the Pops (REPEAT)

12:00 PM

Bar None (REPEAT)

1:00 PM

Ringgit and Sense (Repeat)

Bankruptcy - Basics, Impacts, And Way Out; Nirmala Subramaniam, Manager at the Financial Education Department, Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK)

1:30 PM

The Property Show (Repeat)

Watch Out For Property Scams; Chan Ai Cheng, President Elect, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents

2:00 PM

Cruise Control (REPEAT)

BMW Malaysia's Last Manual Car On Sale Was An MPV; Daniel Fernandez, dsf.my

3:00 PM

By the Book (REPEAT)

International Friendship Day; Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

4:00 PM

The Bigger Picture (REPEAT)

Doctor in the House - Will We See a Third COVID-19 Wave?; Prof Dr Sanjay Rampal, Epidemiologist | Dr Eugene Tee, Associate Professor in Psychology

5:00 PM

TED Radio Hour

6:00 PM

Night School (REPEAT)

Striking A New Musical Tradition of Togetherness; Adam Farhan

7:00 PM

Take Five (REPEAT)

8:00 PM

The Flow (REPEAT)

9:00 PM

British Council’s The Selector