Episodes

Bonus Episode – TFAL talks Crazy Rich Asians

On this bonus episode the TFAL crew talks about the recent phenomenon that is Crazy Rich Asians. The popular novel by Kevin Kwan...

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Episode 26.5 – Filipino American Weddings

(Photo Credit: In The Clouds Events) The union of two people is a very momentous occasion and the catalyst for much celebration throughout...

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Episode 26 – TFAL Meats Kris Wolf

Growing up in the 1980s there was WWF and WCW on the airwaves. Depending on where you grew up, you idolized wrestlers from...

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Episode 25.5 – The Bakit List 2.0

Why do Filipinos put raisins in everything?  Why are there so many Fil Am Justins?  Why is every current Philippine movie released in...

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Episode 25 – Filipino Americans and Panethnic Identity

As a Filipino, do you identify as an Asian American?  Do you feel more affinity towards Mexican Americans and other Latinos?  Do you...

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Episode 24.5 – TFAL Goes to Las Vegas: Michael and Lynn Arage; Carl Araneta

Although Las Vegas is more than just America’s playground, we could not do a Vegas show without talking about the gaming industry and...

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Episode 24 – TFAL Goes to Las Vegas: Gloria Caoile and Rozita Lee; Tessa Winkelmann

Think Vegas is only about gambling, partying, and buffets?  Think again.  Las Vegas is also home to a fierce bunch of activists trying...

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Bonus Episode – TFAL meets ULAM

    On this bonus episode of TFAL podcast we talk to Filipino American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo and producer Rey Cuerdo about their...

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Episode 23 – Filipino Healing Traditions w/ Herbalaria

If you grew up in a Filipino household, it’s possible that you’ve had experiences with natural medicines or remedies —  from your parents...

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Episode 22.5 – Filipino and Filipino American Slang

Naks naman, pre! Everyday, we hear a new term or phrase or acronym that we totes have to google. With the ever evolving...

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Episode 21.5 – Filipinos and Black Panther

A recently article circulated social media after the release of the movie, Black Panther, detailing the connection between some of the costumes worn...

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Episode 21 – Filipino Caregivers

  Tens of thousands of Filipinos work as caregivers in the United States, and more are recruited to Western nations to feed, bathe,...

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Episode 20.5 – Walang Hiya

“Ay nako…walang hiya ka!” or “Walang hiya si ________.”  Many of us have heard these phrases before.  It may be the ultimate insult,...

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Buy us a cup of Ko-Fi!

Hi TPals!!  There’s a new way for folks to support your favorite Filipino American podcast: Kofi!  If you don’t feel like donating on...

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Episode 20 – Pop Culture and Cultural Appropriation

On this episode of This Filipino American Life, the crew talks about their experiences with pop culture before hashing things out with pop...

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Episode 19.5 – 2017 in Review

For many of us (POCs specifically), 2017 was a challenging year.  Trump’s reign as president and his attacks on the American people has...

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Episode 19 – Filipino Martial Arts

Kali, Arnis, and Eskrima, or sometimes known as “Filipino Martial Arts (FMA),” has been practiced both in the Philippines and in the United...

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Episode 18.5 – Tuli or Supot?: Filipino American Circumcision

Some call it a rite of passage.  Some consider it a ritual obligation.  Some believe it’s a controversial matter, and some still consider...

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